Armor Carrier 2 – AC2

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By purchasing the purchaser attests that they possess the necessary training and authorization to properly use this product. The purchaser assumes all liability for events arising from the use of this product and will not hold Mission Spec civilly or criminally liable.

The promo 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.


  • 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).

Intent of the 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.


  • 500D CORDURA®.
  • 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


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 or (e,x)SAPI cut.


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 plate bag and should not move around when being worn.

Q: Will the AC2 accept a chest rig attachment?
A: Yes, industry chest rigs that follow the standard “micro buckle pattern” should integrate with the AC2’s front facing loop Velcro field and the vertical PALS channels.

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?
A: Two side straps offers extra security (redundancy). Two side straps interface better with more chest rigs and chest panels. Two side straps will better stabilize any side mounted MOLLE pouches. If you need none of this, feel free to remove 2 of the side straps.

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