Premier Armor Shows Out at SHOT Show 2023

Premier Armor is one of my favorite body armor companies. They make some of the most innovative armor systems out there. While plate carriers and ceramic armor are great, they do a ton of more practical products for everyday use by the average person. They famously produce the Everyday Armor T-Shirt. This year they have a number of new products that have caught my attention.

Fieldcraft Survival and Premier Armor Kit Up

Fieldcraft Survival has put together a Survival Mobility Duffel Bag that offers a low-profile but high-quality option to carry a ton of goodies. These bags come in various sizes, are modular, and are easy to store. Premier Armor teamed up with Fieldcraft Survival to produce an IIIA armored panel that attaches to the top of your Survival Mobility Duffel Bag and provides you protection from most common pistol calibers and even up to 12 gauge.

This panel attaches directly to the duffle bag and blends in seamlessly. If you have one, you might as well have the other.

Premier Armor and Viktos Team Up

Viktos released two new chest rigs last year, the Low Key and Taculus. These were stock standard, low profile, affordable, and easy-to-use chest rigs.

They are also quite affordable, and as the owner of both, I can’t help but think they are fantastic options for a chest rig. This year Premier Armor and Viktos produce an armor solution for these low-profile chest rigs. The design is very compact.

One panel sits on another via velcro. When they need to be deployed, you pull one panel apart from the other and let it hang. These two panels overhang a bit and allow you to have total protection from top to bottom. It’s IIIA soft armor, so you’re protected from most pistol calibers and shotguns.

The Shield

Premier Armor also introduced a shield designed for home defense. It’s a mini ballistic shield that is rated up to most intermediate rifle rounds. It’s huge but also fairly light at around 15 pounds. It straps to the arm and provides you a torso’s worth of protection. I really want one just to paint a Captain America theme across it.

Armored Up

SHOT is mostly about the guns, but armor, knives, and more are all on the table as well. Premier Armor seems to be bringing a number of new products to meet its already large catalog of practical, tactical armor options.

Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.