So I’ve been moving at a slow pace in the “tactical” world. Always because I got stuck at a point where I thought it was a bit “crazy” to spend the money for something I would so likely never need.
I used to think my $8 Galco and Uncle Mikes holsters were just fine for concealed carry… now I have my G-Code INCOG (one of many options) and love it.
I used to think 2 magazines for a pistol was plenty…. I think I have 12 or 15 Glock 17 mags at the moment…. let’s not talk about AR mags.
I used to think I was a “good shooter” just from going to the range every few months…and I most certainly could shoot well from a standing stall at a immobile target. Then I worked through a defensive scenario and realized how much training matters.
Recently, the focus has been chest-rigs and plate carriers.
I used to watch folks on Youtube reviewing rigs and thought, “that’s cool, but kinda over the top.”
I predict I’ll purchase a carrier by Spring. Specifically, for a couple of reasons.
- Training — I want to take carbine courses to get some instruction and sharpen my skills. These skills require a rig of some sort to carry rifle/pistol mags.
- By the time you setup a low quality rig w/ necessary pouches, you can just about buy one of these
- Lunatics are shooting up offices, bars, schools, malls, soccer matches, and concerts around the world.
I’m not planning on running to the grocery store with a plate carrier on, but if things go crazy and I have it available, I’m sure I’ll appreciate the investment.
Bottom line, there are terrorists throwing on body armor walking into a Christmas party shooting it up. I’ve got a life insurance policy not because I plan on dying in the next 30 years, but just incase. So, why not have a Rifle rig/carrier ready to go w/ my rifle? Not because I plan to need it, but because I never want to need it and not have it. And I have to have one to take carbine courses, and I do want to get some training — just for fun if nothing else.