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Body armor?

Discussion in 'Escape & Evasion' started by Dylan griffith, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. Dylan griffith

    Dylan griffith Active Member

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    So body armor I need pros cons and opinions do you really need side plates on your armor or should you have all 4 plates (front,back,side) or just front/back
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Whirlibird

    Whirlibird Well-Known Member

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    Armor sucks.
    Only slightly less than getting shot.

    Since it appears that you are talking about plate carriers and hard plates,
    I would recommend really looking at your needs.

    Are you in Mogadishu? All the way around.
    Homeowners concerned about home invasion? I may go front only.

    But the real question is, do you have everything else taken care of? Food, water, medical, etc.
    Things like armor and night vision are not required.
    Sure they look cool, but you can't eat AR500.
     
  3. livingsurvival

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    I've settled with soft armor which is highly mobile. I have a go bag which is a plate carrier rigged with first aid, flashlight, knife and ammo. That's it. Then I have a secondary bag which can ride over the top. If I had to briefly leave the house in a chaotic situation or defend the house is when I would use it. I think for civilian/prepper type use I agree with @Whirlibird heavy armor is out.
     
  4. Hammer

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    Hard armor is not cheap, it is heavy, and you may not need it, but IF you have Everything else covered
    ( with back-ups ), I think it would be a wise investment - like car insurance - better to have it and not
    need it, that to need it and not have it. And it is cheaper than getting shot. Twenty year shelf life according
    to manufacturer - no sure what would degrade? - so best case 20+ years.
     
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