I’m one of the guys who doesn’t have any armour, nor do I really foresee myself getting any soon. I’m of the mindset of “high speed, low drag” for lack of a better term. Basically my rigs are set up to be as light as possible while carrying the essentials, being ammo, water, and IFAK.
But honestly, this is exactly what works for me. I’m currently living in a very rural area, and my best defence of my community is patrols out in the space who are quick, quiet and camo’d. Were I in a more urban area, however, where I wouldn’t be performing longer, on-foot recce’s of my communities perimeter, I would armour up.
It’s basically just a whole mobility versus firepower, or in this case, defensive equipment. I just choose mobility.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.