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Re: Plate carriers

Post by cams » June 22nd, 2013, 10:29 pm

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.

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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.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by rangertough » June 22nd, 2013, 11:00 pm

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/platecarriermodular.aspx

$125.00 but thier top end releasable (it's got a "rip-cord" that will drop the carrier) is $307 which is ridiculous. I bought mine when it was under $200. I think Logan's brother is getting greedy.

I never thought I'd say this. Crye is the much better deal.

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Re: Plate carriers

Post by cams » June 23rd, 2013, 6:10 am

rangertough wrote:http://www.tacticaltailor.com/platecarriermodular.aspx

$125.00 but thier top end releasable (it's got a "rip-cord" that will drop the carrier) is $307 which is ridiculous. I bought mine when it was under $200. I think Logan's brother is getting greedy.

I never thought I'd say this. Crye is the much better deal.

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Wow. Ya that's crazy. Crye is great gear and I too never thought I'd see TT charging that kind of money. Shit we used to walk in there and get gear mod'ed for a few bucks. Times have changed.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by DEC » December 12th, 2013, 10:35 am

Rangers,

In the market for a plate carrier too. Dept issue got tore up and probably wont get reissued another for awhile. I purchased the Crye JPC and loved it but cant use Dept issued side plates with it. Crye has side pouches for plates but only for 6x6 and I was issued 6x8. Any of yall know a similar light weight carrier that can take 6x8 side plates? Thanks for yalls responses.

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Re: Plate carriers

Post by KW Driver » December 12th, 2013, 1:25 pm

cams wrote:
rangertough wrote:http://www.tacticaltailor.com/platecarriermodular.aspx

$125.00 but thier top end releasable (it's got a "rip-cord" that will drop the carrier) is $307 which is ridiculous. I bought mine when it was under $200. I think Logan's brother is getting greedy.

I never thought I'd say this. Crye is the much better deal.

Tough
Wow. Ya that's crazy. Crye is great gear and I too never thought I'd see TT charging that kind of money. Shit we used to walk in there and get gear mod'ed for a few bucks. Times have changed.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by Grim666 » November 13th, 2016, 7:18 pm

Ok bringing this one back up. Anyone have any good suggestions? I looked through these but the posts are a few years old looking to see if anyone found anything new?
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by fatboy » November 13th, 2016, 7:42 pm

What's the intended use? Law enforcement, medical, military, zombies, bump in the night?
And are you wanting front and rear plates only, sides, all 4 side plates with backers,etc?

If you're looking for a soft armor external vest with plate capability, I've heard Mayflower gear/ Velocity systems LPAAC is the new standard. I have no experience with it though.

My current carrier for work is just a simple bare bones front and rear plate, with rifle mags and medical supplies for things going pear shaped. It fits over my duty gear with no issues and is a quick grab and go if it's needed.
I've only had it out a few times, but I was happy to be wearing it.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by Grim666 » November 13th, 2016, 7:45 pm

Military / medical (I play a medic anyway)........ Need to have front, back, and side plates. Looking for something kind of comfortable since I could be spending some time with it on. Secondary use would be zombies......
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by fatboy » November 13th, 2016, 7:49 pm

That being the case, then I would look into either Eagle or London Bridge.
I saw a nice write up for the Eagle Aero model, if I ever went back overseas I think I would go that route for coverage.

Otherwise, the LBT 6094 would be second on the list for me.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by cams » November 14th, 2016, 9:22 am

I've been using the TT Fight Lite plate carrier for a few years now, courtesy of my man NDOG. Great carrier, tough and comfortable, until you try wearing it sitting in a vehicle. The back padding is a sort of eggs carton shaped, conical pointed pads that dig into your back like a pile of sharp rocks anytime you try to lean back against the seat with it on. Thought over time it would soften up but no luck. Standing, walking, running, it's great, sitting down in a vehicle is a bitch after the first half hour.

I have been looking at Blue Force Gear Plate Minus V2 lately. Pricey but very light and has great reviews all around.

I have some other BFG and it's really well made and extremely lightweight stuff.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by Grim666 » November 22nd, 2016, 5:24 am

Thank you for all the suggestions. Looking at the Blue Force. Will have to see what the budget can be.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by cams » November 22nd, 2016, 7:32 am

If you do get the BFG let us know what you think about it. It may push me to spend some money on one next year.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by Grim666 » February 23rd, 2017, 7:49 pm

OK so I ordered the BFG PlateMinus V2. They had awesome customer service and once you set up an account and choose mil or LE you get 15%. With another coupon code you can get another 15% off. I used the 2 day shipping so that I could get it before range day. I did not fully set it up for range day as I was just trying it out. I put 6 mag holder on the front and 2 9mm mag holders. Still have a few other things to add to it but nothing that should change it a whole lot. First it is super light. That alone was a HUGE improvement. After looking at it I was afraid the shoulder straps would cut in over time but I wore it for about 8-9 hours only taking it off for a quick lunch break and it was super comfortable. They may be a bit wider than the others which is why it is so comfortable. But with no pads on the shoulder straps it was no problem all day. There is a coating on the inside that makes it wick sweat and kept me pretty cool over all, for everything considered and that was front, back, and both side plates all day. It rides level with a full combat load and doesn't ride up. The MOLLE system looked flimsy at first and I have only used it one day but everything I have read and talked to others about say it holds up really well. Overall for about $250 I think it was great deal. So far the customer service has been great. And if the department is looking to buy some contact them they may be able to help you out. Any questions let me know.
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Re: Plate carriers

Post by cams » February 24th, 2017, 9:10 pm

Great update thank you. Everything I've read or heard about them as a company and their gear has been very positive, I'm glad that rings true still.

Have been using some of their pouches for a couple yrs now and I thought they were flimsy/cheap looking when I saw them too, they've held up really well though and still going strong.

I gave up trying to get the dept any equipment. New administration, zero military experience and they could care less about training or equip. It's all about politics again and keeping their fat paychecks as usual. My retirement can't come fast enough.
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