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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

tankersteve ·
As some may have figured out, I meant battery pouch, not radio...
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

LEEWALL ·
I figured that’s what you meant. Crye also sells an add on battery pack pouch for those that need it. I’m going to give this a try without the pouch/counterweight since I’m just running a 14. The biggest drawback IMO is having to buy and mount a shroud to the nightcap but that’s not stopping me.
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Re: Side Armor for Crye JPC

PlasticMag ·
Yep, done it. No impact to pouches other than to make weaving them in tighter due to the cummerbund construction style. I ended up modifying some Eagle cummerbunds for myself and others for better soft armor integration.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

jw917 ·
Mission requirements, weight requirements, and likey threats should usually dictate armor choice. Hesco 4400 is a NIJ rated LV 4 plate. It is thick (0.9 in) and heavy (7.8lbs), but will stop one 7.62x63/.30-06 AP round. (very unlikely threat). The U210 is an STR plate. A SAPI M is 4.2 lbs and .56 in thick. It is optimized for 5.56 and 7.62x39 including AP/BZ. It isn't tested for 7.62x51/.308 or 7.62x63/.30-06. Personally, I believe the U210 would probably stop a .308 rd, but maybe not within...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

jw917 ·
U210 would be a good option. Also LTC Stealth (28720) or Tencate CR2000SA or CR6400SA are good options. LTC, Hesco, and Tencate are probably the "big 3" mfgs. Several vendors sell plates that are rebranded version of them. The STOP BZ, Velocity BZ and Tencate 6400SA are essentially the same plate. The spec is almost the same as the U210. The biggest difference is in the testing. Even the Paraclete Speed Plate Plus is really a CR2000SA. AT Armor would be a good vendor. I'd also recommend...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Viper39C ·
What is the "real-world" difference between the U210 vs Hesco 4400? I know it's lighter and doesn't protect against certain threats, but CONUS is the U210 all you'd really need?
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Viper39C ·
Thanks! I find the triple curve much more comfortable than the single curve. Does 3A soft armor turn the U210 to Lvl IV ICW? That's what the SAPI's rated for with the backer, right?
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

jw917 ·
The U210 is a Stand Alone rated plate. You don't need a backer to meet the tested protection levels. Adding a backer won't make it a Lvl 4 ICW because it hasn't been tested that way. I don't know if (but highly doubt) it would stop a black tip (AP) round within standards. Would need to be tested that way which costs a lot of money for official NIJ std testing. However, a backer is a good idea as long as it doesn't add to much bulk or weight. Will provide additional blunt protection. I think...
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