Rifle Plates...Expiration Date?
Do rifle plates "expire" like soft armor is supposed to do? I am looking at different sets of plates and they all have dates on them are these manufactured dates or expiration dates?
I am going to say they are manufacture dates. Most hard plates will not expire if i i recall correctly. However if they are made of ceramic they will need x-rayed periodically to check for cracks. I am sure someone with much mor knowledge than myself will be along to correct anything wrong i may have said as well as add any other information needed.
Yes, but the conditions they where stored in / used in are more important factors to determine their pratical life span than actual preoduction dates.
Everything has a experation date.
The dates shown are the manufaturing dates. The experation date is subjective based on how used or abused.
So new old stock from early 2000 is GTG then?
Thanks for the help guys. These paticular plates I was looking at are from first choice armor with a manuf date of 06/09.