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Old January 27th, 2020, 06:25 AM #1
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Plate carriers?

Anyone have any experience running a Slickster plate carrier?

Looks like the ideal setup for a civilian based vest - low profile enough to fit under a jacket or oversized shirt, yet flexible enough to scale up to bigger needs.

Re-evaluating some things with a "fire extinguisher" mentality - better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it.

Last Monday in Richmond got me to thinking on some things.

https://ferroconcepts.com/products/the-slickster
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Old January 27th, 2020, 06:38 AM #2
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I have a carrier that uses a similar idea, and it works very well
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Old January 27th, 2020, 06:47 AM #3
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I watched the first of several videos this guy has up. He's former military (maybe Marine since he keeps ragging the Army), but he seems to have a pretty sensible approach to things.



I like the low profile aspect of it, while still being able to build it up if the need arises.
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Old January 27th, 2020, 08:20 AM #4
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I was looking into a LVAC that holds soft armor and ares if desired. I like soft armor for most things.
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I've used one. They are nice. I like the Spiritus systems 119 system slightly better because I like the ITW nexus buckle attachment system. The Slickster attachment points are lower profile, but not as prevalent. I think you can add in nexus buckles if you want to, though.

My favorite basic setup is the OP Tactical Velocity exclusive:

https://www.optactical.com/vesyliweplca.html

It lacks molle at the top so it doesn't work so well with ATAK, but is perfect otherwise. Very comfortable, relatively low cost.
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I have the condor sentry, not much chance of concealing that under anything but a big winter coat. I have seen this pop up on my feeds lately: https://safelifedefense.com/product/...e-rifle-armor/ Wondering if it will have the same issues as the failed Dragon Skin armor. I haven't researched this too much as of yet, not a top $ priority item since I have plates. Price is high too. But, it looks interesting.
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I like the low profile look with the ability to add on if needed.
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I've used one. They are nice. I like the Spiritus systems 119 system slightly better because I like the ITW nexus buckle attachment system. The Slickster attachment points are lower profile, but not as prevalent. I think you can add in nexus buckles if you want to, though.

My favorite basic setup is the OP Tactical Velocity exclusive:

https://www.optactical.com/vesyliweplca.html

It lacks molle at the top so it doesn't work so well with ATAK, but is perfect otherwise. Very comfortable, relatively low cost.
Watch the video above - are those what he's talking about with being able to snap on the chest rig component?
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Anyone have any experience running a Slickster plate carrier?

Looks like the ideal setup for a civilian based vest - low profile enough to fit under a jacket or oversized shirt, yet flexible enough to scale up to bigger needs.

Re-evaluating some things with a "fire extinguisher" mentality - better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it.

Last Monday in Richmond got me to thinking on some things.

https://ferroconcepts.com/products/the-slickster
I noticed lots of the accessories are out of stock for this rig.
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Swiftclip is the system where you buckle in a panel to provide your chest rig component, yes. People like it because it's easy to change configs, and you can run the panels as chest rigs without the PC.

The Slickster is generally considered one of the better discrete carriers out there, but you also need to configure it to be discrete. People hang way too much crap off their PCs.
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