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– Hey guys, it’s Jeremy
with Shooters Source.

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I wanted to talk about the plate carrier

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I am using for The Tactical Games.

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This is the Blue Force Gear PLATEminus.

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Now, if you notice how thin it is,

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even with the plates in there,

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that is about an inch thick.

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One of the reasons I chose this one

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is I don’t wear body armor for a living

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on a daily basis so
when I started competing

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in Tactical Games,

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I wanted something that was very slim,

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very low profile.

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I think honestly these
are made for covert work.

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But I didn’t want the extra
bulk of trying to maneuver

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around obstacles and
having a big bulky vest.

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It’s very lightweight,

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it’s the 15 pounds that
Tactical Games require.

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Just a simple bungee on each side,

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and it is locked in.

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So as you can see, it’s tight to the body,

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but I can still easily breathe.

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The elastic here, very thin.

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The one thing it doesn’t come
with are the shoulder pads,

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and I know I’m gonna get
some grief for this but

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you go on a 3 mile run and
it starts rubbing on you,

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so I added shoulder pads to it

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so that’s something to consider.

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Getting into it,

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kinda going back to when I was searching

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and researching for what to
wear in The Tactical Games,

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I’m not used to the bulk,

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so I wanted to keep everything
as low profile as I could.

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Let me throw this out there,

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I am in no way affiliated
with Blue Force Gear.

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I paid for this just
straight up off their website

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so there’s no bias in here.

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But I did go with their ten-speed pouches,

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elastic-y,

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I can hold two rifle and two pistol on it.

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But when they’re not needed,

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they’re not mag pouches
that are sticking out

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a couple of inches creating
bulk when I’m prone

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or anything like that.

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It keeps it very slim.

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I just use a simple carabiner,

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threw some gloves on there.

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Sometimes you’re crawling through some

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less than desirable places or you may find

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you need them for a rope
climb or moving stuff.

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It’s good just to have them hanging there,

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just kinda dangling,

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they’re there if I need them.

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You’re normally gonna know before battle

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if you’re gonna want them or not.

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I just threw some of those on there.

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And then an admin pouch.

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Not totally necessary.

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The only reason I even have this up here,

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on some events or some battles

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you gotta take off running
and you’re gonna be running,

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usually it’s an unknown distance
but lets say it’s 2 miles.

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I don’t like silence, so for me,

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I keep my phone right
there with my earbuds.

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As soon as I’m done shooting

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I’ll pull out my hearing protection,

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pull my earbuds out,

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stick ’em in,

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I’ve got music while I’m running.

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I got something drowning out the sound

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of me dying while I’m running
’cause anybody that knows me,

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running is not my specialty.

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But that’s what that’s for.

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Like I said, you don’t have to have it,

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you don’t have to have any of this.

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When it comes to plate
carriers and Tactical Games,

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the men must meet a 15 pounds or more.

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There’s a lot of good ones out there.

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5.11 makes a good one,

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JP, the Crye Precision,

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that’s another good one.

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These are probably the top 3
I see at the Tactical Games.

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Kinda keep in mind what
you’re getting it for,

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what its purpose is.

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For me, strictly for Tactical Games.

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I am not saving the world in this thing.

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I do have regular body
armor plates in there,

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you don’t have to have that,

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you just gotta have something to acquire

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the weight of 15 pounds.

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Or 12 pounds for ladies.

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And this is what I chose to go with,

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just regular armor plates,

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but you can do,

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I think Rogue makes
some just insert plates

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that are just nothing more
but to get your weight

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to where it needs to be.

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So check ’em out,

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if you got any questions
on them shoot me an email.

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It’s shoot@shooterssource.com.

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I’ll do my best to
respond to all of those.

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Try to help you,

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guide you in the right directions.

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If you’re local,

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wanna come check ’em out,

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feel free to do that.

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Thanks guys, appreciate you watching.

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