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Posted: 9/1/2010 2:51:22 PM EDT
Does this vest require soft armor as well as plates (do all of them)? If so, what kind? I don't have much experience with plate carriers.
Thanks,
Dustin
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 2:55:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pezboytate:
Does this vest require soft armor as well as plates (do all of them)? If so, what kind? I don't have much experience with plate carriers.
Thanks,
Dustin


You should be backing any plates with soft armor.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 3:04:22 PM EDT
Is there a certain cut that this vest needs, or do I just get the plate shaped panels?
Dustin
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 3:19:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 3:23:38 PM EDT by Justin-Kase]
Some plates require backers to achieve their full NIJ rating, some (called stand alone) don't. You should be able to wedge a backer behind your rifle plate in most carriers. Or you can get full coverage soft armor to wear under the carrier.
A wrap around concealable vest gives you a lot more coverage than backers and can be worn discreetly should the need or desire occur.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 3:31:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Some plates require backers to achieve their full NIJ rating, some (called stand alone) don't. You should be able to wedge a backer behind your rifle plate in most carriers. Or you can get full coverage soft armor to wear under the carrier.
A wrap around concealable vest gives you a lot more coverage than backers and can be worn discreetly should the need or desire occur.


These are IBA plates so they probably need the soft armor. I will look into vests and backer panels.
Dustin
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 9:58:59 PM EDT
A set of backer panels your looking at around 300 ish.

Also police cut IIIA concealable armor will fit fine as well.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 2:02:40 PM EDT
Check out Triad Tactical, he carries Level 3A soft armor inserts specifically designed for the Eagle PC. He's also got them for the CBs as well.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:01:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TakeDown:
Check out Triad Tactical, he carries Level 3A soft armor inserts specifically designed for the Eagle PC. He's also got them for the CBs as well.


Thanks. That looks like what I need, hopefully they go back in stock soon.
Dustin
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:31:23 PM EDT
If it is the CIRAS you are asking about it takes BALCS cut soft armor.
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