Body armor...Do you need it?

Discussion in 'Self Defense' started by shawn.nky, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

  2. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

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    RTS & AR500 are running pretty good Black Friday deals right now. I’m sure the rest of the competition is as well. LAPoliceGear has 15% off Cyber Monday and they have Shellback Tactical vests at a pretty good price already.
     
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  3. j102

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    Thinking about it... a civilian won’t wear body amor on a regular basis. So, for a SHTF situation, although weight is a consideration, might as well buy and wear the one that offers better protection.
     
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  4. Greywood

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    Spartan armor is having some good deals.
     
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  5. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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    Overseas my armor with everything on it was around 45-50lbs. That didn't include my pack. Currently my setup is 2 level III+ triple curve plates...2 6×8 side plates level III+....2 Soft armor level IIIA behind the steel plates. Im debating on what gear will go on my duty belt and what will go on my carrier currently .
     
  6. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

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    Over 15 years ago we were issued vests. I thought they were level III but they may have been IIIA. Full side coverage “concealable”. We wore them under the uniform shirt. It wasn’t the weight that was the issue as much as the heat and feeling like wearing a barrel.
    I wonder after all these years if the bulk is less on a comparable vest.
     
  7. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    How tall are you Greywood? I had to switch from 6x8 sides to 6x6.
     
  8. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I kinda like the example in pic that put taser & radio on carrier. Imho.
     
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  9. Greywood

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    5'10. As of right now there fine. I may switch to 6×6 like you did if they become an issue. So far so good though.
     
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  10. Lucian_253

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    With the condor mopc they were not an issue. My new carrier put them in my arm pits. So I switched to 6x6. I’m only 5’8” also.
     
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