Fitting Plates Correctly

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    • #108034
      First Sergeant
      Moderator

        How many of you have plates? How do you know they are the right size for you? Do you know how to set up your plates and plate carrier correctly?

        This video explains it.

        FILO
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      • #108035
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          Good video! :good:

        • #108036
          wheelsee
          Participant

            Yep, seen so many wear them low, some REAL low…..I’ve quit commenting as I get really strange looks and comments…..

          • #108037
            First Sergeant
            Moderator

              Yep, seen so many wear them low, some REAL low…..I’ve quit commenting as I get really strange looks and comments…..

              “My face is up here.”
              “Why are you staring at my chest?”
              “Do these plates make me look fat?”

              FILO
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            • #108038
              wheelsee
              Participant

                Yep, seen so many wear them low, some REAL low…..I’ve quit commenting as I get really strange looks and comments…..

                “My face is up here.”
                “Why are you staring at my chest?”
                “Do these plates make me look fat?”

                Lower…..like their primary concern is the belly :wacko:

              • #108039
                D Close
                Moderator

                  “Bootom line: don’t get shot.” LOL

                  Good advice. Helpful vid. I usually don’t wear side plates. I would probably put them back in if I were doing extensive vehicle ops.

                • #108040
                  First Sergeant
                  Moderator

                    Lower…..like their primary concern is the belly :wacko:

                    I have seen a lot of that. For some reason people think that the plates should be covering their gut and not the more inportant stuf higher up.

                    “Bootom line: don’t get shot.” LOL

                    Good advice. Helpful vid. I usually don’t wear side plates. I would probably put them back in if I were doing extensive vehicle ops.

                    Same here.

                    FILO
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                  • #108041
                    wigeon
                    Participant

                      Great minds think alike. I was thinking about this over the past couple of days. Doing a little research and coming up with how I would write something up. It took me a month to purchase my first set of plates. With all the styles and shapes out there, it can be a little overwhelming. During my hunt for the “perfect plates”, I came across a lot of articles on how to properly size, how to wear them, and what level of protection you need. I was going to combine all these and make a post, but it seems this video pretty much covers what you need to know. Thanks First Sergeant. Great video. :yes: See you in August.

                    • #108042
                      Submariner
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                      • #108043
                        First Sergeant
                        Moderator

                          Also good: http://sixty-six.org/x_drive/proper_wear_of_armor.pdf

                          Good article.

                          FILO
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                        • #108044
                          zeerf
                          Participant

                            Also good: http://sixty-six.org/x_drive/proper_wear_of_armor.pdf

                            agreed good stuff, thanks for posting!

                          • #108045
                            tango
                            Participant
                            • #149106
                              Dark Knight
                              Participant

                                The video was very helpful and informative.

                                I am making a comment to bring this back up since I am probably not the only person who is ramping up their gear with the current events.

                                I am glad the wife is fully on board and we are getting to a financial place to afford the stuff I (we) need!

                                My Norton malware protection recommended I not go to the site with the .pdf, so I haven’t checked that out.

                                Scott G

                              • #149169
                                First Sergeant
                                Moderator

                                  Try this one. The previous link is dead for me.

                                  http://sixty-six.org/files/GUNFIGHTER_ANATOMY_proper_wear_of_armor.pdf

                                  FILO
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                                  Je ne regrette rien
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                                • #149181
                                  Dark Knight
                                  Participant

                                    Thanks First Sergeant. Norton still said not to go to the site but I did anyway and downloaded the .pdf.

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