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Tactical Rifleman did a video several months ago on how to setup your Body Armor. In that video we covered just the basics, because that is all you really need. Keep your kit simple, carrying only what you need.
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While many viewers liked the first video, there were several that bitched that I had too much shit on my armor. When you look at my kit in that video, it’s going to look like I’ve got shit slung everywhere randomly. That is because I was required to carry a lot of extra “special Equipment.” There were shotgun shells for when carrying a shorty breaching shotgun, and pouches for flashbangs and door charges. Trust me, there is a method to the madness.
That said, I guess for the local guy at home (which needs body armor?) they just wanted to see how to set up a basic set of armor. So, that brings us to this video. We cover… again, just the basics, as that is all you really need.
Once you have your kit setup the way you want it; immediately go out and do PT wearing it. Go climb a wall, or better yet, go run an obstacle course. Go climb behind the steering wheel of a HUMMER. Go to the shooting range and try some transition drills. You may find that one of your pouches, while perfect standing in front of a mirror, actually interferes with you climbing or drawing your pistol. Find what works and what doesn’t. Then, fix and adjust those pouches, and try it again. Can you shoot, move, and communicate with your current gear setup? If not, fix it now; before your life depends on it.
We can talk fine details all day long; what-if it to death, and never get all operators to agree. Bottom-line is 35 pounds of lightweight kit is still 35 pounds. So, keep it light, keep it simple, and only carry what you need. Strength & Honor, TR.
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