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Plate Carriers

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by RedneckRampage, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for a plate carrier. I would like one to keep some mags and ammo on, ready to go, just in case. I like quality, and I've looked at Eagle, Tactical Tailor, and a couple others, but hate ordering without good feedback or trying it on. I don't have plates now, but am looking for a set to put in it. My plan is 3-AR mags, 2-pistol mags, 2-shotgun shell pouches, a good knife, and a Surefire on it.

    I want OD or Black, preferably.

    What do you recommend? It doesn't need to be a "cut away" design, just a solid piece at around $200 max, I hope.

    Let me know if you have one for sale, too!
     
  2. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Checkout bulletproof-it.com in Vancouver, WA. I just got a, vest and two level 4 plate s from them for $399. The level 3 plates are much lighter and a little more expensive but "how much your life worth!"

    BTW: I should have 2 level iii plates and 2 side plates next Monday. I will take one of my level 4 plate and test it with my m1a 308 at 50 yards to see if it stop the bullet :-(
     
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  3. LtDan

    LtDan Portland New Member

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    Look into bdstacticalgear.com out of Oceanside Calif.. Ex Marine.. Good Quality an a vast array of options/set ups.. Custom..
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    You just looking for a carrier to hold mags (basically a tac vest), or do you want body armor that can also have attachments?
     
  5. c130lm

    c130lm Little Rock, Arkansas Member

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    check out grunt style, made in usa and the warranty is amazing on all of their products
     
  6. theRedSkull

    theRedSkull Willamette Valley New Member

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    it really depends on if you want soft armor or just a straight up plate carrier. the banshee plate carrier is great for the money. i used to be BIG on tactical tailor until they stole a few custom concepts we had them produce while i was in the army (gotta read them contracts as they own anything they may make for you), but their build quality is solid and i cant say anything bad in regards to that. the PIG plate carrier is a little more than the banshee, but in my opinion worth the extra money if you intend on wearing it a lot. my next plate carrier is set to be from blueforce, they have a neat ultra-light carrier i wanna play with and try out...
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Don't get solid black kit... you'll stand out EVERYWHERE.
     
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  8. theRedSkull

    theRedSkull Willamette Valley New Member

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    well I currently work as security, so they prefer all black, but thankfully I have convinced them to bend on that, but no camo patterns allowed, so chances are I will go with OD...
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    OD worked well enough for decades before camies were all the rage. ;)