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    Sharpshooter burt gummer's Avatar

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    Body armor

    So yesterday I made a I'll say big purchase I got a level IV plate from ar500 they are having a sale and I decided to jump on it, yes it's just the one plate but it's a start I'm very excited, of course I'll need another plate, trauma pads and a vest but in time, and I'm sure I'll get good or bad comments
    dont break my balls please,
    Si vis pacem, para bellum, "If you wish for peace, prepare for war"

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    Plinker

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    Good score! I own a couple soft versions of Armor from former LEO jobs. The carriers were getting ripe with use, but the kevlar was dry and not even discolored.New outside carriers got ordered, and now own 2 "ready to go" hanging up in closet.

    While surfing net, found a pair of class 4 plates, and lightweight cover for sale. New and unused, so put in a bid, and won the deal for $80, shipped. Received, very nice shape, although heavy and carrier sent seemed pretty light duty.

    Saw an unissued military carrier, in ACU camo, and an unissued water carrier included, for a whole $25 plus $6 shipping so bid it out, and won it too. Its enroute now, so hope to see it soon.

    My plan is to keep one in each car trunk, and spare mags attached for my Glock 19, maybe a can of OC, and a tactical flashlight. On an extreme call to work, a cased rifle with spare 30 rounds mag can be added.

    Im looking for a PASGT helmet now to add, although i do have a fiberglass model which isnt kevlar. Ordered the ACU camo cover for helmet, and it installed in 5 minutes. Perfect fit. The ACU gear is $ cheap right now. so if you desire keep looking on FleaBay. Good luck.

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    Grandmaster

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    I think it's a decision to be proud of. I know a lot of nit whits out there that think they're ready for WWIII or CWII because they own hundreds of guns and thousands of rounds of ammo, but not a single piece of body armor. I think it's good personal protective equipment.

    My first set was an XL package from AR500 and that's stops a lot of lead, but I eventually got tired of the weight and went with the ballistic armor III+ 855 rated ceramic plates at Botach after reading lots of reviews.

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    Tetsu ōkami Ruger_Ronin's Avatar

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    Best advice: don't get caught in the "this is garbage, this brand only" mantra. I'm not advocating buying ANYTHING from wish.com, but it doesn't have to be lvl7 heliumplate either.

    Bottom line is, something is better than nothing. Before you watch all the yewTube videos about what goes where, the key is practical. KISS.

    Lastly, if you are going to go down this rabbit hole there is another matter to consider: medical training. To a previous point, you can be all gung-ho, but if you're being shot at (which I gather is the catalyst for your purchase) you can bet you may be shot. You now have a better chance of survival, but there are still dangers. Stop The Bleed classes are free, and good tourniquets aren't expensive.

    Pics!
    "You only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent"-Fundamentals of chess 1883

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    Yeah, I have heard that you need to be able to create holes, stop holes, and patch holes..
    “We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.” -Archilochus

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    PATRIOT indyjohn's Avatar

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    I think you made a wise move. I've been watching that same sale and want badly to pick up one of their kits. Alas, other responsibilities prevent me from doing so.

    On a related note, earlier this year I did pick up a Desert Storm era US GI helmet.

    In these strange and uncertain times, one never knows...
    "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Sharpshooter burt gummer's Avatar

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    Thanks for all the positive words, yes I have bills but I made the jump, yes I need to order another plate, trauma pads and a vest but that will be later, and yes I agree with the medical training just need to find a class and time, my next purchase will be a sight for my AR15 so I can get good at shooting lol
    Si vis pacem, para bellum, "If you wish for peace, prepare for war"

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    Tetsu ōkami Ruger_Ronin's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by burt gummer View Post
    Thanks for all the positive words, yes I have bills but I made the jump, yes I need to order another plate, trauma pads and a vest but that will be later, and yes I agree with the medical training just need to find a class and time, my next purchase will be a sight for my AR15 so I can get good at shooting lol
    Give me a pm if you need/are interested in some mag pouches. I have some gently used (classes) stuff I'd be willing to part with for cheap.
    "You only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent"-Fundamentals of chess 1883

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    Shooter

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    It's surely getting time to start thinking about armor. Always figured my days or wearing body armor was over, but it's looking more and more like the fight could come to just about any corner of the country...


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