Sled HAHAHAHA spot on with the bloodhound comment. My wife can smell a mouse fart in a tornado and apparently my kids inherited that gene from her. I have found decoys work well and find things I like but the family can’t stand.
Free, on the side plate question. If a bullet enters your gut from the front or from the side it doesn’t matter. It sucks either way. It really is more about personal preference. I mean body armor doesn’t protect well from a head shot. It does however present a smaller lethal area to target. That being said, if you are going to go so far as to wear body armor you might as well get full coverage of your vitals.