Discussion in 'On Topic' started by DrewDown, Nov 21, 2009.
Kinda interested in one. With mag pouches and removable plates. Any experience?
most plate carriers will be slick or just have pals webbing
any plate carrier that has built in pouches sucks
get an Eagle Plate Carrier and pouches if you want to go cheap, if not a Mayflower RC plate carrier would be OK too or a Diamondback Tactical FAPC
an Eclipse RBAV or Eagle CIRAS would be my main choice but those are armor carriers
I guess it depends on what you want it for
I have a Diamondback Tactical Predator II with Dyneema IIIA armor and Ceradyne LvIV triple curve plates
that's like, loaded to bear though and wading into certain death loadout
I would normally just have about six mags and then a GP or something
I also have a Diamondback Tactical FAPC I can put a triple-double M4 on, or I also have a Paraclete SOHPC I can do a little bit more on, or I have a slick DBT PC I can wear in conjunction with a Mayflower RC UW 3 chest rig
add to that a first-line belt like the Blue Force Gear SOC-C rig I have and you have high mobile load carriage
if you don't have armor I would do this
but that's what I would do
Dude, your set up is badass! I'll have to research the things you suggested. I'm fighting the urge to buy cheap shit just to say I have it.
My uncle owns this website and recommended me this:
obviously the armor itself is where the money is.
I don't know what that is and I don't know who makes it but let's be fucking honest, it looks like a Chinese CIRAS. I'm not trying to saddle my $1200 armor plates in something with worse stitching than the tire cover on my Jeep.
Releaseable armor is stupid for you - unless you plan on falling out of boats or something, you don't need that shit (and unless you have the manual handy, you probably won't get it back together if you release it).
Get an Eagle PC or one of the other plate carriers I recommend and you'll come in around that same price and be way happier.
I guess that looks okay but I dunno about the webbing. It looks like 300D material doubled over.
get that support American ingenuity and craftsmanship and be happy
you cannot beat this price
I have one. no complaints. though I'm not as elite as raz
So Raz, this one includes integrated soft armor correct? Level IIIA.
PS, sorry it's taking me so long to reply. Busy day at work.
no, fuck no
that one does, note price difference
good IIIA soft armor is really expensive
just the inserts for say, a belt, are about $300
Damn, I was about to get really excited. I clicked the Data PDF on that first link and it said "
Low-profile cut soft armor is NIJ Level IIIA (tested in-conjunction with the DEA Protocol) and made to meet the USASOC frag protection requirements. "
Since the plates are the expensive part of your plan, I'd figure out which plates you're going to get first, and then select a carrier that will fit them.
(I spy a gangsta grip. )
that's not just any gangsta grip homey
and I hate the -satch line of carriers
internal mag pockets suck
I had a Weesatch and a Woosatch in that order way back in the day, like 4-5 years ago, and I dunno
It's hard to insert and remove mags and I feel that the design was showing it's age back then even, so now, it's just especially dated
I'd rather have an Eagle plate carrier with cummerbund for less money.
man my $25 5.11 carrier got no love at all
I need something that can sustain repeated long range shots to the back.
Preferably something that can at least stop .338 Lapua.
Ditto that. HSGI is solid gear but the Wasatch and variants are the most primitive carriers I've used.