What is a good plate carrier?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by hq357, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    What color plate carrier should i get? Black, od green, or coyote brown? I am going to be working as a security guard, maybe a police officer later on. i want a vest that dosen't draw attention to the public. I dont want to look like im going to war. what color is best for civilian use?
     
  2. JonM

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    Vest make you look fat. Ive never seen one that didnt look awkward. I always hated wearing one. Had a hard time moving and getting in and out of the patrol car. Was hard to fight in but it did help with getting punched a little.

    Ive always been of the opinion if its your time its your time and a vest isnt going to stop that. Most depts where i live use black
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012

  3. Zodiac131911

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    A inner vest would be your best bet for being concealed. Or research outer vest, they make them in all styles and colors to match most uniforms.
     
  4. racer_x

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    A plate carier as dailey use hmmmmm makes me wonder what war your walking into?
     
  5. hoovco

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  6. hoovco

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    I think they come in OD Green.
     
  7. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Id be looking more towards kevlar or somthing not a plate
     
  8. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    I assume you mean like a molle PC
    Condor mopc. (Modular operator plate carrier) if your on a budget
    they go from $60-$80

    If Money ain't a thing go BLACKHAWK! Just the carrier is like $250.... add $800 or so and it will stop a .308

    Im an unarmed S/O. I plan on getting my G license (armed )
    In January.
    I the boss asked after seeing one of our armed S/Os with a non load bearing ballistic vest over his uniform if an armed officer could wear a molle plate carrier and convert all duty gear to it.
    He said no.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  9. Zodiac131911

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    I am currently a licensed armed guard, I wear a safariland lvl 3 concealable vest. I don't see the need of anything more in the area I work at, at this moment.