Some background, I am a uniformed officer in Baton Rouge and have been doing a lot of research since the attacks we suffered over the summer. I am wanting to upgrade my issued level 2 point blank soft armor that came with a special pistol threat trauma plate and a carrier. I also want to get rifle plates.
After lots of reading here and other places I think I have narrowed my choice down to the Velocity Systems LPAC and soft armor. I will have to wear this carrier under my uniform and this appears to be the best option. I do have a few questions that maybe the experts here can answer.
1. The LPAC armor cuts are proprietary to the LPAC, so does this cut provide better maneuverability, comfort? What I want to know is what are the difference/advantages in the LPAC cut from my current armor (it appears BALCS but I am not sure), other than because it is designed for the LPAC.
2. Due to current nature of officer attacks, the idea of "I will just throw on my plates if something happens" seems to have gone out the window. And I may be overthinking things, but I was thinking of using the LPAC and adding a thin, lightweight plate (possibly one of these http://www.tyrtactical.com/pro...r-level-3-i-c-plate/) to the front to wear under my uniform. If this sounds like a bad idea or too bulky just let me know, I can always just buy a stand alone plate carrier.
I appreciate any opinions offered and any help with my search.