Armor Carrier 2 – AC2

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Armor Carrier 2

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This video was produced for the Mission Spec EC2 plate carrier which is the PALS compatible version of the AC2. Features are the same between the two except for the absence of PALS (MOLLE) webbing on the AC2.

Compatible with


  • 1000D CORDURA® (MultiCam; Arid, Tropic, Black 500D).
  • 22.8 ounces.
  • Fits Medium or Large (e,x)SAPI armor plates.
  • Berry Compliant (see: Berry Amendment USC, Title 10, Section 2533a).
  • 100% U.S.A Designed, Tested and Manufactured.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty



  • Ultra-light weight.
  • Concealable
  • Ready for integration of industry standard chest rigs (QASM buckels needed).
  • Rear plate bag can be independently raised to properly fit user (see video).
  • Spacer mesh for moisture wicking, improved airflow, and heat dissipation.
  • Removable/adjustable MOLLE compatible side straps (see video).
  • Dual front Tourniquet holders.
  • Dual front pen or chemlight pockets.
  • Rear ‘Pack Hangers’ on the rear plate bag for integration of future Mission Spec products.
  • ITW Nexus IR Signature Reduction buckles (excluding black).

Need QASM Buckles?
QASM Buckles are needed for chest rig integration (shown with EC2 Plate Carrier. Click here to purchase.

Intent of the Armor Carrier 2 (AC2)

Just as the original EOC and the improved EC2, the AC2 was designed to accept up to level IV body armor, offer native support for the integration of industry standard chest rigs, and with three individuals in mind: Law Enforcement for either low-viz use or active shooter response where level III or IV armor is needed. Military Special Operations where weight savings here can allow for other equipment. The Civilian who understands he or she is ultimately responsible for their own safety and wants every advantage possible.

Rear Plate Bag Height Adjustment

The Mission Spec AC2 has the ability to raise the rear plate bag in order to properly fit more individual users. This is accomplished by changing where the (included) four side straps anchor to the front and rear plate bag (see video, still image shows EC2). Your AC2 should arrive with the side straps attached to the top two available positions on the front plate bag and the bottom two available positions on the rear plate bag. This causes the rear plate bag to ride about 1.5-2″ higher than most other plate carriers. If you would like to configure your AC2 to have both plates ride at the same height you will need to manipulate the connection points of the four side straps. All four of the side squeeze (female) buckles are of the split-bar design (see picture or video). That is to say they can be removed and reattached to different anchor points on the plate bags. The ladderloc attachment on the rear plate bag are also of the split-bar design and can also be moved.


Armor is not included with this product.
Designed to fit a Medium (9.5″ x 12.5″) or Large (10.125″x13.25) Shooters Cut (e,x)SAPI plate.
Will fit the DKX M3 10×12″ Shooters Cut plates.


Q: Will the AC2 fit AR500 brand armor?
A: Yes, as long as it is not rectangular and is ~10×12″. AR500 armor is usually much thinner than a SAPI plate so there will be some extra space in the plate bag. However, with the AC2 plate suspension your armor should still always stay in the highest most position in the platebag and should not move around when being worn.

Q: What armor do you recommend for the AC2?
Mision Spec carries the DKX line of armor. The 10×12″ Shooters Cut M3 (ultra-light weight and buoyant) armor plates are ideal for the AC2.

Q: Will the AC2 accept a chest rig attachment?
A: Yes, most industry standard chest rigs such as the Mission Spec MagRack5, and HSP D3CR are nativly compatible with the AC2. You will need to purchase two QASM buckles to vertically attach your chest rig.

Q: Is the AC2 a fully US produced product with US sourced components?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Can I use my mk2 ShoulderSavers™ with the AC2?
A: Yes, they are fully compatible if you don’t want to purchase the newer mk3 ShoulderSavers™.

Q: Why does the AC2 have two side straps on each side?
Two side straps offers extra security (redundancy). Two side straps interface better with more chest rigs and chest panels. Two side straps will better stabalize any side mounted MOLLE pouches. If you need none of this, feel free to remove 2 of the side straps.

Available Patterns

Don’t see the pattern you want? Ask us. We build custom patterned units.
Patterns available now:

Crye MultiCam

MultiCam Arid

MultiCam Tropic

MultiCam Black

Kryptek Highlander

Kryptek Typhon


Coyote Brown

Kryptek Mandrake

M81 Woodland

Custom patterns below. Please contact us for details. Don’t see the pattern or color that you need? Let us know. We like a challenge.

M81 Woodland

Desert Digital


Olive Drab


Kryptek Mandrake




Crye MultiCam, MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic, MultiCam Arid, ATACS LE, ATACS AU, ATACS FG, Grey, Olive Drab (OD), AOR2, Black, Coyote Brown, M81 Woodland, Desert Digital (comparable to AOR1 pattern), Ranger Green, Red, Kryptek; Highlander, Typhon, Mandrake.

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