rangertough wrote:cams wrote:Jim those were our team tac-vests. Heavy vests/plates all around. Not for regular patrolman use.
Difference being those vests you saw have ballistic capabilities all around for pistol protection and also heavy plates for rifle protection, whereas the plate carriers in the subject are simply nylon "carriers" to support the use of a front and back rifle plate.
Side SAPI plates are a worthy addition iMHO.
Oh I concure my brother. With the amount of over time $$ they spent during the bombings every dept of the state and local Gov is cutting every corner they can to make it up. Final say is out of my hands but it is something I will push for.
Ranger Dreadnought, thanks for the link, great products and customer service at Crye. I wish i could say 250.00 for a carrier would fly though I'm sure they'll pick something that's about 200.00 less than since they're allegedly looking at purchasing a couple hundred of them, then add on the cost of good lightweight plates for each. Not an easy sell to the man with the purse strings right now.