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JTT: Setting Up Outer Carriers 
Fifty Shades of FDE

Today’s tip is geared more for LEOs and those who wear body armor daily as a part of their job.

Soft body armor technology has come a long way since it was first introduced decades ago. It’s lighter and stronger than ever before, but it’s still plenty hot to wear, even on the night shift. Most of us have worn, or are currently wearing soft armor, in a concealment carrier that goes under the uniform shirt and it is uncomfortable, even with today’s armor.

A current trend in many agencies is the use of outer carriers. We are seeing more and more LEOs wearing them nowadays, myself included. Some outer carriers fit more like traditional military LBE, others look like their part of the uniform shirt until you get up close.

I’ll go over the Pros and Cons of each system, based on my personal experience with my department-issued ABA (Safariland) Body Armor System:

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