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Posted: 10/24/2009 2:37:10 AM
Can someone please tell me who makes the best plate carrier on the market. Some im looking at are Eagle, Blackhawk and blackwater. Any info and pics would be great.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 3:02:52 AM
I have a Tactical Tailor releasable that I like. Probably most will say Eagle is the best. I have Eagle stuff that is very nice, just not their plate carrier.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 6:23:03 AM
Definitely Eagle out of the three choices you listed.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 7:29:37 AM
That's like asking who makes the best car!

There are lots of mom and pop shops out there....but I haven't seen anyone that beats Eagle in anything.

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Posted: 10/24/2009 12:57:38 PM
As far as stand alone carriers go, the Eagle PC is nice. Paraclete, Tactical Tailor, and DBT also have nice stand alone carriers.
If you want to run a PC over soft armor though there are gonna be different options.

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Posted: 10/24/2009 3:52:58 PM
I prefer the paraclete, with eagle being a close second
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Posted: 10/24/2009 6:52:47 PM
There is no such thing as "best" when it comes to plate carriers. As already mentioned everyone likes somethign different. I started with a Blackhawk STRIKE carrier, then went to a HSGI Wastach, then a Weestach, then an Eagle PC w/ cummerbund, and have finally setteled on a Paraclete HPC. LIke everythign else, your gear will like evolve the more you use it and discover what you actually need and dont need.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 7:10:08 PM
Get a Blackwater, they are discontinued but still have some on Ebay
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Posted: 10/24/2009 8:13:32 PM

Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
Get a Blackwater, they are discontinued but still have some on Ebay


I have one and I'll be honest....I kinda wished I had just put the money towards something else. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad piece of kit but it just doesn't fit me right. The cummerbund on it helps greatly but it does eat up a good bit of MOLLE space, and becasue of my torso length the MOLLE by my sides is virtually unusable because it's practically up to my armpit.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 8:34:13 PM
Can anyone tell me of the Eagle PC with cummerbund L/XL size will take medium sapi plates? I am 5'10'' 200lbs I would like to get the medium but im scared it will be to small with winter gear on.

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Posted: 10/24/2009 8:41:29 PM
This post is like the question "What handgun should I buy?" It all depends on your needs, plate size, budget, etc. Some will fit your body different, some have different methods of release. There is no "Best".There are several good brands and models within those brands. You get what you pay for.
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Posted: 10/24/2009 9:26:19 PM
Originally Posted By rlp511:
Can anyone tell me of the Eagle PC with cummerbund L/XL size will take medium sapi plates? I am 5'10'' 200lbs I would like to get the medium but im scared it will be to small with winter gear on.




The carrier is based on the size of the plate you use. If you are running 10x12 plates get the medium carrier.
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Posted: 10/26/2009 10:55:57 PM
Originally Posted By Custom-X_Sponjah:

If you want to run a PC over soft armor though there are gonna be different options.

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what might those be?
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Posted: 10/26/2009 11:37:54 PM

Originally Posted By Russkie:
Originally Posted By Custom-X_Sponjah:

If you want to run a PC over soft armor though there are gonna be different options.

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what might those be?
Simple Plate Carriers Like the TT MPC, the HSGI Woosatch which was designed to wear over soft armor....
This is just my personal opinion..
If I'm wearing Concealed Armor already, I don't want to don a PC with Cummerbund..

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Posted: 10/27/2009 1:34:05 AM
I have been running a HSGI Weesatch for 4 years with no complaints. The Woosatch is also a very good buy.
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Posted: 10/27/2009 7:36:04 PM
Originally Posted By rlp511:
Can someone please tell me who makes the best plate carrier on the market. Some im looking at are Eagle, Blackhawk and blackwater. Any info and pics would be great.


The Blackwater is discontinued. Eagle is nice, but I found that the Cummerbund on them isn't useful at holding "essential" items, as I had to bend my hand at awkward angles to access the stuff on it. If you are thinking Eagle, you should look into these: http://www.skdtac.com/PIG_Plate_Carrier_p/pig.501.htm They're made by Eagle for SKD, but they're basically just an evolution of the Eagle PC. Blackhawk's is ok as well.

DBT stuff is pretty amazing for that they charge.
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Posted: 10/28/2009 3:42:58 AM
After many hours and reviews I think I am going to go with the DBT Gen 2 fast attack plate carrier. Its not to big and bulky and I can keep it in the front seat of the squad. I will just don it over my regular soft armor for active shooter scenerios. I work in a town where the shootings seem to be occuring on a weekly basis and I need something thats fast. I hope im making the right decesion.
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Posted: 10/28/2009 3:48:01 AM
Originally Posted By shrapmagnet:
I prefer the paraclete, with eagle being a close second



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Posted: 10/28/2009 12:54:32 PM
We just got the Scalable Plate Carriers issued when we got over here. Made by Eagle of course. Great piece of kit. I'll post pics when my dang camera arrives.

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Posted: 10/29/2009 6:55:23 AM
What about for Low Vis PC or just a PC with no molle attatchments? My tactical Tailor PC works fine by itself, but i dont like how my MAV or Riflemans Rig fits over it.
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Posted: 10/29/2009 12:26:04 PM

Originally Posted By MajorAR:
We just got the Scalable Plate Carriers issued when we got over here. Made by Eagle of course. Great piece of kit. I'll post pics when my dang camera arrives.

Maj

What about a blurry pic of a SPC using the MTV Cummerbund????



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Posted: 10/30/2009 1:25:58 AM
CS....

That is in fact how I'm running my SPC. I took my MTV c-bund and attached it to my carrier. The advantage is the fact that the side plates are now "internal" to the C-bund vice hangin on the outside like "wings" so to speak. Again, I'll work some pics....maybe send them direct to you since my connectivity is so limited? What is your email?
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Posted: 10/30/2009 10:22:34 AM
Originally Posted By Custom-X_Sponjah:

Originally Posted By MajorAR:
We just got the Scalable Plate Carriers issued when we got over here. Made by Eagle of course. Great piece of kit. I'll post pics when my dang camera arrives.

Maj

What about a blurry pic of a SPC using the MTV Cummerbund????

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k160/topher63/IMG00401-20091028-1326.jpg

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Posted: 10/30/2009 2:51:49 PM
I like it 2,wonder how it would be with the Spartan c/bun since the s-sapi pouches in that are a little lower profile.
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Posted: 10/30/2009 6:05:06 PM
The very best is probably Mayflower Research and Consulting.

Best one you can (maybe) find is the Paraclete SOHPC, but wait a bit. Grey Group Training is about to field an improved cummerbund for it.
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Posted: 10/30/2009 9:39:20 PM
Originally Posted By WiseguyThreeOne:
The very best is probably Mayflower Research and Consulting.

Best one you can (maybe) find is the Paraclete SOHPC, but wait a bit. Grey Group Training is about to field an improved cummerbund for it.


Will this be cummerbund 2.0 or 3.0 for the SOHPC?
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