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Thread: Proper Wear of Armor (with anatomical diagrams)

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    Panzerr, thanks. Great post!

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    Thanks for posting this.

    I have several armor setups, but my grab and go light carrier is a simple Paraclete carrier with a tear-away IFAK, a mag shingle, and a few pistol mags. I just put it on and it appears by this I had it a couple of inches too low for summer wear (less clothing.) Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iraq Ninja View Post
    Doc, let me clarify.

    The trend towards smaller plates is with the civilians who have little or no experience with such things, like many folks here. They want plates for what ever personal reason, and think smaller will be better.
    In that case I have not seen anything like that... My bad, I thought we were talking about MIL use.
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    Thanks for the diagrams. I have heard this discussed, but never seen it illustrated. I wear my plates high like shown. I have had people ask "Why are your plates so high?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by docsherm View Post
    In that case I have not seen anything like that... My bad, I thought we were talking about MIL use.
    Yeah, it's the opposite. You'll get some 5'5" 120lbs PFC being swallowed by an XL IOTV

    On a serious note, take a look at the stateside "tactical circuit" and people are sporting smaller and smaller plates under the guise of weight savings, comfort, and mobility. You'll easily see 25-30% of the torso unprotected in some cases due to inadequate protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by variablebinary View Post
    Yeah, it's the opposite. You'll get some 5'5" 120lbs PFC being swallowed by an XL IOTV

    On a serious note, take a look at the stateside "tactical circuit" and people are sporting smaller and smaller plates under the guise of weight savings, comfort, and mobility. You'll easily see 25-30% of the torso unprotected in some cases due to inadequate protection.
    part of it is that nobody makes 24"x30" plates.

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    Your post just reminded me that I need to readjust my soft armor (kevlar). It sits a bit low below the juglur notch. Shame on me for letting it slide.
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    Okay, so let me see if I understand this. The down and dirty way to determine whether a front plate is the proper fit is if it protects approximately nipple to nipple on the horizontal plane and jugular notch to just above the navel on the vertical plane? And for the back you could arguably go one size larger?
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