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Purchased the package yesterday. Better to have and not use than to need and not have.
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Buying the CATI armor, next month. QUESTION:
The only body armor I've ever worn was in Vietnam, and that was the "Flak Jacket". Most didn't wear it, because of the heat, there, and because of its weight. I wore the old-fashioned belt suspenders, to place my tactical gear.
The last couple of years, I've use a non-ballistic tactical vest. Here comes the question:
With the CATI armor I intend to purchase, I'm going to assume that putting a tactical vest over it would not be practical. Should I go back to belt/suspenders?
You have the advantage over me. I was never issued armor being Field Artillery.
The system I ordered comes with a MOLLE carrier vest (consider it an advanced tactical vest). I believe CATI uses the Condor models of carrier vest.
Yes, this will be heavy (steel ballistic plates) and I plan to start wearing around when I take the dogs out for their walks. I will have to set up a new system once it arrives (hydration pouch and medical pouch).
Years ago I purchased a Condor Tactical Vest but I have never really used it. I used camo paint on it to help match the terrain of Indiana better. The increased activity of the past few months has led me to believe having level 3 protection is worth the investment. Not something I wanted to purchase but felt that when SHTF, which I believe at the center of my core is coming, I wanted some added protection.
Take a look around at plate carriers on the web and see what might work for you.
I appreciate your response, and what you've said.
The role I had in Vietnam was 11b, serving as a sniper. In my militia, I will serving as interior security. I'm in great shape for a guy who is 71, and have recently made a 20-mile hike. In full gear, I believe I could make it about ten miles, in a day. But I'd prefer to pick out a good, well-concealed firing position, and stand overwatch. The armor is if the enemy gets too close!
I liked the video. It shows how someone with limited mobility might be able to survive a "close encounter". You know about those aliens!
Thanks. And God bless you, too.