Chest Rig, Plate Carrier Optimization: 6 Essential Considerations

Another helpful Youtube video GunsAmerica put together with Funker Tactical and Daniel Shaw. More to come!

USMC Infantry Unit Leader, Daniel Shaw delivers 6 key considerations when setting up your Chest Rig or Plate Carrier. Optimizing your load out so ease of access following your natural path of movements is key in staying in the fight. Daniel shares anecdotal evidence of the importance of how loadout optimization may have saved some of his buddies lives during the Battle of Nasiriyah in 2003.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Rashed November 29, 2017, 2:48 pm

    Wow..!!! Such an awesome Plate carrier vest & Chest RigPost You put here.
    Keep up the good posting, Mate…

  • m October 19, 2015, 3:11 pm

    handguns are tools of very worst situation…the two more terrible situations ? knife desperation fighting or no weapon to use for fight for survival…small group/ single person situation ? be more silent than your shadow…feel as unarmed as a newly born baby….be as scared as a child facing a charging lion…be a determined to survive as a other carrying a child from a burning home…

    Survive ? the silent slow motion creeping crawl of the sniper is better than the machinegun kelly gun -them-down attitude…fighting is an extreme result…are you pushed into fighting because you failed all other options/plans ? Wear the Weapon that Works….your brain !!!

  • kyle February 17, 2015, 8:51 am

    Plate carriers set up for combat are a waste at best in an EOD situation. People get too caught up in the war fantasy of modern sof communities. Those guys dont carry the stuff they do because its all theyll ever need, its all they’ll need til support can show up and either resupply them or take over the operation for them. In a SHTF situation of almost any type your highest chance of survival is escape and evade tactics avoiding conflict.

    • mtman2 February 17, 2015, 5:48 pm

      Ducking behind cover works well too!
      Remember the GREAT Ronald Reagan was shot(get choked up every time I think about it +won’t watch it). Remember the bullet was less than an inch from his heart, but to alleviate Nancy’s fears when she got to the hospital he said to her
      – “Honey I forgot to duck” Then to the surgeons- “I hope your all Republicans” whereupon they all said “WE are today sir”.
      Just imagine if he’d have died- WHAT WOULD HAVE BECOME OF THIS WHOLE WORLD??? Terrifying to think of the horror.

      I remember just where I was that day hearing it on the radio, and a single tear ran down my face as I thought hope is gone after having finally getting him into office, as the Commies were ready to move already with that idiot Carter ~!

  • Albert Pollard February 16, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Love the videos! Keep em coming.

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