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  1. Hesitation over.

    Purchased the package yesterday.  Better to have and not use than to need and not have.


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    2. Headhunter


      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?

    3. GolfFoxtrotSierra_98


      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.

      God Bless.

    4. Headhunter


      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.

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