At some point, suspension of disbelief is important, because no game with any sort of UI will ever be 100% free of Ludo narrative dissonance. Otherwise, if Ryker got shot twice, we would have to delete him permanently from your roster and hold a funeral, and your game would be over with no chance of starting over.
If you want to get technical: you’re building a second gold armor as a base for the new one because we can’t use your current one, as it would leave you unprotected if you suddenly got deployed. Consider, also, that all gear items are made of salvaged items and scrap fragments of other items, and everything has to be custom fit.
I’m sorry this weighs on you psychologically. I can’t begin to imagine what that must feel like, but know that we never seek to cause mental duress with our games. They’re supposed to be fun! If you’re not having fun, and things are weighing on you, remember to take breaks and re-center yourself. A game isn’t worth risking your mental health over.