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Which plate carrier for me??

Feardo37 ·
Hey man I need a plate carrier and I need some recommendations. My budget is around 300 but I could go up if the upgrade is worth it. I shoot real steal and also play Airsoft When playing Airsoft I do milsim events as well as regular skirmishes. Milsim events are at least a day long. I need something comfortable enough to Wear for day(s) but also slim enough to play in only 30-40 minute games as well. I need MOLLE on the admin area for tactical universal clip. Modularity would also be very...
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Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Diabollous ·
Hi everyone, I've been reading for a couple of weeks now on plate carriers and armor. I've decided to go with the CRYE JPC 2.0 in size XL, I'm a big guy. I'll be purchasing a SAPI cut plate in size 11"x14". I've looked at so many different rifle plates my head was spinning, but I've narrowed it down to a couple different options. It's very confusing trying to determine the various threat levels and the information in this forum has been incredible. The post from Doug Deaton was especially...
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The Crye Precision Jumpable Plate Carrier (Origional 1.0)

tugboat12 ·
Having worn this Plate Carrier since 2011 I couldn't be happier with the investment. Here is the story... *If you hate reading, I did a video review as well: https://kitbadger.com/crye-precision-jpc/ * My time in the Service as well as with San Jose Police Department, didn’t leave room for much personal choice with respect to body armor. As I transitioned into the private sector, my choice for body armor and most any other personal equipment was wide open. While they did issue kit if you...
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Crye Nightcap alternative

SoTex ·
We use the PVS14 and I am looking for an alternative to the skull crusher that is issued with it. I know the crye nightcap is out there, are their any other options? Looking for recommendations. Use would be for ops not suited to wearing my lid. Preference given to comfort and adjustability.
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Side Armor for Crye JPC

MedicAJ ·
Anyone have experience running the Crye Long Side Armor Pouches for soft armor on the JPC? Does it have any effect on pouch placement on the outside of the cummerbund? Any pics would be helpful. Thanks! Andy
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

Melon_Killer ·
I will have a tubes cummberbund conversion kit out for the JPC and AVS in a month or so. It's currently being tested but so far, the feedback has been good.
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Post Car ·
I love the tubes on my Strandhogg but I'm hoping for a more cost effective solution then the current Raine Bridger to make up for the lost space the tubes take up. It's very minimal, but based on my role (LEO) I could certainly put some small items there (like my OC spray, a TQ, etc) that are currently elsewhere on my vest.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Erick ·
It's been suggested before, but buy plates first then choose a carrier. As for determining your probable threats - what calibers is your department seizing in the field or not? If a specific caliber &/or load isn't listed, identified then it probably was not officially tested. Now that doesn't mean no one has shot that round at that plate just that it wasn't done officially. Have you reached out to a competent Hesco dealer, run your situation & needs past them, and gotten their...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Diabollous ·
I have reached out to a dealer and they have been very helpful. They recommend the 3810 if 7.62x51 is a threat in my area, but I've never really come across it nor have others I work with. I'm very new to purchasing rifle plates so I don't want my ignorance steering me in the wrong direction. I like the idea of having 7.62x51 protection; however, maybe it's not a significant threat and I should be looking at the U210 for the weight savings and how thin it is. I'm hoping someone with some...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

LightScout ·
About a year ago, I bought a set of Hesco L210's. I went through the guys at AT Armor and they were very helpful in talking though my needs and desires vs. pros and cons of some of their products. I do not wear the plates daily so others can chime in there. When deployed, I wore the plates/vest I was issued and eventually you get used to what you have. In a way, that's less hassle then having a choice in the matter In the end, you'll need to rank your priorities (protection, weight, cost,...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

shadow93 ·
Honestly, shoot Mike at AT Armor a call or an email. He has no problem walking you through your best choice and correct sizing for the plate. He doesn't try to upsell you, he legit is trying to get you the correct armor for your needs.
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One speed ·
Thanks for the input. Has anybody utilized DFNDR plates before?
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SFF ·
I, too, recommend you talk to Mike at AT Armor. He will help you make an intelligent buying decision.
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Melon_Killer ·
In response to your debate of thickness vs protection: I've found that an overwhelming majority of the LE purchasing personal plates from me decide to go with at least one U210 on the back due to the thinness of the plates and the ergonomic benefits of a slimmer plate when sitting in their vehicles.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

cd228 ·
Another happy AT armor customer. What will you be doing while wearing the plates? Is this for a low vis rig in a high risk area or for a class rig/civil unrest rig? Your choice of a JPC seems to be towards the overt. If you are going "loud" , I'd look towards the 3810 as the slight reduction in thickness provided by the U210 (which makes it easier to hide, among other things) is offset by the fact that you have it in a visible military style carrier.
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Diabollous ·
My Crye JPC 2.0 just arrived. Great quality. Now it's time to get some pouches and other stuff.
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

Goon Squad ·
For some reason, I feel obligated to warn you: This site is generally not the place to post you airsoft questions, although there are members here who participate and they may reach out to you. Generally speaking, it is best to spend your first few months (or years) here reading through the various topics and enlightening yourself on not only the format, but the content before posting; unless the topic is very specific and you can provide the relevant parameters. "Plate carriers and armor"...
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

treehopr ·
Thanks for being up front about what your intended use is. If you’re not planning on running with actual armor (hard plates and/or Kevlar backers) then any of your choices will be plenty comfortable for your needs. Be aware that PC’s without armor lack some rigidity and support, you’ll find out quickly how unbalanced the weight distribution is. If you’re dead set on the FS tubes, check out the SKD/First Spear STT collaboration for a PC.
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

Ns0mniac ·
Not hating on airsoft, I played a lot of both airsoft and paintball before I enlisted and I use airsoft as a training aid for my guys but as previously mentioned understand that it's not really the target audience of this forum so you might catch some flak from time to time. Some people look down on it but I've gotten some really good training from it so rock on. That being said I vote for the JPC 2.0 or even a JPC 1.0. You can't beat their simplicity, quality and value and after wearing one...
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

com cam guy ·
If you are not going to use real plates, get a couple sheets of thick kydex, cut to fit and back with a good couple of layers of foam sleeping mat for bulk to make the thickness. This will provide the support normally provided by a real plate
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

Longeye ·
The topic of air soft has been covered by others so I will not dwell on it. You will find that what you are doing with your games is not 180 degrees different from what we do for real; from a gear comfort and utilization standpoint. The recommendations on LF for PC and related equipment will reflect a balance of value, comfort, design execution, usability, modularity, and task suitability, but maybe not in that order. There are numerous reviews of each of PCs you mentioned tucked away around...
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Re: Which plate carrier for me??

Diz ·
That pretty much covers it. I would only add that a Tubes mod is usually possible for just about any PC, especially if you use the Crye skeletonized CB. If Runningwolf cares to chime in, I did his mod and he really likes it. I roll with a JPC 2.0 w/ Tubes mod and really like it.
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runningwolf ·
Yea so my carrier started out as a Mayflower APC but after some mad scientist (Dr Diz) got ahold of it it’s some kinda APC/JPC/FS franken carrier and I’m loving this thing. Tubes on the cummerbund and left should strap makes this thing a breeze to get on and off and the tubes don’t get caked up with sand like the buckles on the IOTV and require a whole squad to get off. Tubes are definitely the way to go.
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Diz ·
Ha, yeah man and I forgot about those zip panels we added last time so that thing is a JPC in everything but name only. Runningwolf has the most shit-hot set up I've seen. Including DAR-C drag handle (which he has posted on, check out archives).
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runningwolf ·
The DARC strap is fairly basic, they got some dudes I’ve trained with that had loops with cobra buckles sew up and put on there belts along with the other end of the buckle sewn into the strap on the plate carrier, that was pretty neat to see, then Spiritus Systems is making a DARC strap now.
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Diz ·
No shit. Bam. On the list.
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quadrail ·
If you're 100% dead set on the tubes, just buy an STT or Strandhogg. With the cost of the retrofit cummerbund added to the base cost of a normal carrier you might as well have just bought the Strandhogg to begin with. The LBT and Mayflower rigs are pretty similar, with a few pros and cons to each. Mayflower APC PROS: slightly lighter iirc, slightly slimmer shoulder pads, integrated admin pouch, spacer mesh when ordering from optactical, rear plate bag is SAPI cut, takes swift clips if that...
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crazypaulie ·
I’d like to see pics if you can
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Diz ·
Well, here's a couple of pics to show you one way of doing it. Here you can see the "water knot" up top, just peaking out enough to grab. The 'biner is usually rigged on the PC until needed. Here you can see how the line is threaded down through the back (it's actually woven into the molle webbing) and handle "S" folded up top. When fully deployed, the handle is long enough to support the head/neck, and allow two guys to drag. The 'biner attaches to the riggers belt, so you are pulling from...
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Re: The Crye Precision Jumpable Plate Carrier (Origional 1.0)

SonOfLiberty ·
For the record the velcro dots are not for your magazine, but for the internal mag pouches to aid with stowing a magazine. Place the black dot in the center of the velcro on the mag pouch and it allows you to stick a corner of a mag into it by giving you a small open space. They are not for extra retention for "airborne ops" as most believe.
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Re: The Crye Precision Jumpable Plate Carrier (Origional 1.0)

tugboat12 ·
Good to know. Although I think I promptly lost them and never used them.
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MG in TX ·
I realize you get tagged when folks post here but whatever the reason keep coming back to LF Ivan.
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dont_tread_on_me ·
Ironically I just watched the video review yesterday. Good stuff!
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

mws4359 ·
I don't have any experience with the Crye product, but I've used the VAS from FirstSpear and it works very well. http://www.first-spear.com/pro....php?productid=17936
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

Gara ·
I wasn't impressed with my nightcap initially, but it has proven to be useful. Why there isn't a baseball cap with a mount plate on the back I don't know.. I still pack a bump helmet if I'm going to use NVGs for any extended period (hog hunting, for example). The NC will pack down very small and fits nicely in the USGI PVS-14 carry bag. Since you asked for alternatives: Opscore has one for $270: http://www.ops-core.com/skull-mounting-system/ As MW mentioned, FS has one for $350:...
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Consigliere ·
Because I have no need for a helmet, I have the Nightcap. I love it. I have the SOE ballast pouch on the back and the whole thing works fine. Very comfortable.
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Malpaso ·
Not sure if this fits your needs, but I have two of these - https://www.pthelmets.com/products.asp?cat=14 - both in full and half shell. Disclaimer: I am only med, and don't use them for NV, although that is one of their many options.
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Moustache_6 ·
Another option that's dirt cheap ; Step 1: Cut the bill off of a patrol cap or boonie cap Step 2: Wear skull crusher over modified hat Step 3: Winning Total cost: Free -to- $20
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shoobe01 ·
Nightcap is miraculous to me, and the several others I have let borrow it. I don't even run a counterweight or remote battery pack. Not sure why you'd want something else. I love it so much, it's my default NOD base now, and I only use a helmet if I am likely to run into branches, get shot at (yeah, only FOF but still) or it is raining constantly. Helmets are great hats. You MUST read the manual and understand all adjustments on the Nightcap or it will not work, probably same for others. I...
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SoTex ·
@shoobe01 , maybe I should have phrased my OP better. Currently the only way I run my PVS is on my lid or in my hand. However I have need to run it without a helmet, as well as in a lower profile capacity. I haven't used or even seen first hand any other option other than our issued skull crusher. I have hard of the Crye night cap but nothing else. The purpose of my post was more to find out what is out there and what people's experiences have been. My demand for it is not high enough to...
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geronimo ·
I have a couple of nightcaps. They are the business if you want to wear nods without a helmet. I have yet to find another viable option. They pack very small too, so you can throw them in a bag or cargo pocket.
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Gara ·
Nightcap is definitely not shitty. It may look flimsy but it is a solid product. Can't beat that $100 tag either.
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SoTex ·
Stalking HESM to see if anybody is ditching one.
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shoobe01 ·
Well, $100 plus the cost of the interface. If on a budget, plan accordingly. And building it is more tedious than it should be, so plan, have a good workspace and do not rush it. At least they tend to be in stock now. I waited like 4 months for mine to be actually made and put in an envelope.
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shoobe01 ·
Ah, how low profile? Because I can even wear a boonie over the nightcap. If really sneakytastic, I bet (in low light or a distance) you could have it on under an oversized baseball hat so you are ready to pop on the NOD+Rhino (or whatever cool Wilcox thing you have) and rock out. Shitty skullcrushers are shitty. Discomfort reduces your ability to think and do other things, you fidget and do things that give away your position, etc. Some discourage good behaviors like flipping the NODs up,...
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

LEEWALL ·
For those of you using the nightcap, which shroud do you use? My PVS 14 should arrive in two weeks and I’m looking into a nightcap as an alternative to my helmet if I’m hiking. I’ve got a Wilcox 3 hole on my helmet. Should I just purchase another Wilcox? Mainly wondering about how the shroud translates into comfort. Thanks
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tankersteve ·
Nightcaps are $66 on Crye's website. No radio pouch or interface, but that is a really good deal. Tankersteve
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Longeye ·
Yes on the Wilcox. If it is an option, it is the answer. Keep in mind that this is a system, even more than most systems. The weak link in NVG systems makes a bigger difference than one would expect. The Wilcox equipment minimzes the mount movement significantly more than the ubiquitous Notoros USGI components. I have both and the Nortoros is in the deep spare category for me- only because I cannot afford to have much redundant Wilcox stuff laying around, and the USGI stuff is nearly free.
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shoobe01 ·
The Nightcap can take 3 or 4 hole shrouds. Not sure there's any value to the 4 hole there, as it goes through a plate of sorts inside the nightcap, so the 3 hole seems rigid enough. Do certainly get something countoured. The old school Norotos plates are no good here. I say, spend the extra for something as light as you can afford also. The Nightcap is small and light, so we're to the every-ounce-counts territory I say. There's not much else on the nightcap itself, so make sure you have all...
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LEEWALL ·
Thanks for the responses. Looks like I’ll go with a Wilcox L4 WLS three hole shroud. I appreciate your input. Shoobe01, your home brew overviews have been helpful in deciding how I want to setup and support/secure the 14. Thanks for posting your experiences!
 
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