[00:00:00.01] – Hey guys, it’s Jeremy
with Shooters Source.

[00:00:01.05] I wanted to talk about the plate carrier

[00:00:03.08] I am using for The Tactical Games.

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[00:00:14.08] This is the Blue Force Gear PLATEminus.

[00:00:18.07] Now, if you notice how thin it is,

[00:00:21.00] even with the plates in there,

[00:00:23.02] that is about an inch thick.

[00:00:26.08] One of the reasons I chose this one

[00:00:28.08] is I don’t wear body armor for a living

[00:00:31.01] on a daily basis so
when I started competing

[00:00:32.09] in Tactical Games,

[00:00:33.07] I wanted something that was very slim,

[00:00:36.00] very low profile.

[00:00:37.06] I think honestly these
are made for covert work.

[00:00:39.07] But I didn’t want the extra
bulk of trying to maneuver

[00:00:44.04] around obstacles and
having a big bulky vest.

[00:00:48.07] It’s very lightweight,

[00:00:49.08] it’s the 15 pounds that
Tactical Games require.

[00:00:54.01] Just a simple bungee on each side,

[00:00:57.04] and it is locked in.

[00:01:03.00] So as you can see, it’s tight to the body,

[00:01:05.01] but I can still easily breathe.

[00:01:06.06] The elastic here, very thin.

[00:01:10.05] The one thing it doesn’t come
with are the shoulder pads,

[00:01:12.07] and I know I’m gonna get
some grief for this but

[00:01:14.07] you go on a 3 mile run and
it starts rubbing on you,

[00:01:18.03] so I added shoulder pads to it

[00:01:19.06] so that’s something to consider.

[00:01:21.04] Getting into it,

[00:01:24.04] kinda going back to when I was searching

[00:01:27.01] and researching for what to
wear in The Tactical Games,

[00:01:30.01] I’m not used to the bulk,

[00:01:31.09] so I wanted to keep everything
as low profile as I could.

[00:01:35.08] Let me throw this out there,

[00:01:37.05] I am in no way affiliated
with Blue Force Gear.

[00:01:41.07] I paid for this just
straight up off their website

[00:01:44.08] so there’s no bias in here.

[00:01:48.09] But I did go with their ten-speed pouches,

[00:01:51.06] elastic-y,

[00:01:53.06] I can hold two rifle and two pistol on it.

[00:01:58.06] But when they’re not needed,

[00:01:59.05] they’re not mag pouches
that are sticking out

[00:02:02.03] a couple of inches creating
bulk when I’m prone

[00:02:04.06] or anything like that.

[00:02:05.09] It keeps it very slim.

[00:02:08.03] I just use a simple carabiner,

[00:02:09.08] threw some gloves on there.

[00:02:11.03] Sometimes you’re crawling through some

[00:02:13.00] less than desirable places or you may find

[00:02:17.02] you need them for a rope
climb or moving stuff.

[00:02:19.05] It’s good just to have them hanging there,

[00:02:21.05] just kinda dangling,

[00:02:22.05] they’re there if I need them.

[00:02:23.06] You’re normally gonna know before battle

[00:02:25.05] if you’re gonna want them or not.

[00:02:26.08] I just threw some of those on there.

[00:02:29.06] And then an admin pouch.

[00:02:32.03] Not totally necessary.

[00:02:35.02] The only reason I even have this up here,

[00:02:37.08] on some events or some battles

[00:02:40.00] you gotta take off running
and you’re gonna be running,

[00:02:42.07] usually it’s an unknown distance
but lets say it’s 2 miles.

[00:02:46.03] I don’t like silence, so for me,

[00:02:49.05] I keep my phone right
there with my earbuds.

[00:02:52.00] As soon as I’m done shooting

[00:02:53.01] I’ll pull out my hearing protection,

[00:02:54.06] pull my earbuds out,

[00:02:56.02] stick ’em in,

[00:02:57.01] I’ve got music while I’m running.

[00:02:58.03] I got something drowning out the sound

[00:03:00.06] of me dying while I’m running
’cause anybody that knows me,

[00:03:03.04] running is not my specialty.

[00:03:05.03] But that’s what that’s for.

[00:03:07.03] Like I said, you don’t have to have it,

[00:03:08.04] you don’t have to have any of this.

[00:03:09.04] When it comes to plate
carriers and Tactical Games,

[00:03:12.01] the men must meet a 15 pounds or more.

[00:03:16.08] There’s a lot of good ones out there.

[00:03:18.03] 5.11 makes a good one,

[00:03:19.08] JP, the Crye Precision,

[00:03:21.07] that’s another good one.

[00:03:22.06] These are probably the top 3
I see at the Tactical Games.

[00:03:26.07] Kinda keep in mind what
you’re getting it for,

[00:03:28.06] what its purpose is.

[00:03:31.03] For me, strictly for Tactical Games.

[00:03:33.04] I am not saving the world in this thing.

[00:03:38.00] I do have regular body
armor plates in there,

[00:03:40.09] you don’t have to have that,

[00:03:41.09] you just gotta have something to acquire

[00:03:43.08] the weight of 15 pounds.

[00:03:45.09] Or 12 pounds for ladies.

[00:03:49.00] And this is what I chose to go with,

[00:03:51.01] just regular armor plates,

[00:03:52.02] but you can do,

[00:03:53.02] I think Rogue makes
some just insert plates

[00:03:56.07] that are just nothing more
but to get your weight

[00:03:59.08] to where it needs to be.

[00:04:01.03] So check ’em out,

[00:04:02.07] if you got any questions
on them shoot me an email.

[00:04:04.02] It’s

[00:04:05.08] I’ll do my best to
respond to all of those.

[00:04:07.09] Try to help you,

[00:04:08.07] guide you in the right directions.

[00:04:09.07] If you’re local,

[00:04:10.07] wanna come check ’em out,

[00:04:11.05] feel free to do that.

[00:04:13.00] Thanks guys, appreciate you watching.

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