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Is this a good deal on issue plate carrier and helmet?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by ZombiesAhead, Jun 29, 2010.

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  1. ZombiesAhead

    ZombiesAhead Member

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    A friend is offering to sell some issue military gear from deployments in Iraq as an Army infantry medic in 2004-2006. He is asking $250 for the following:

    1. Digital desert camo helmet with attachment point for NVG, etc.

    2. Digital desert camo vest/plate carrier (with no plates), with neck protection, without groin protection, (the one with quick release to take it off quickly). I think it is the "outer tactical vest" for the interceptor armor system.

    Is this a good deal? Does the vest offer any ballistic protection without plates?
     
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  2. highorder

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    If I needed ballistic protection (security work, executive protection, etc.) My employer would be furnishing armor on their dime.

    If I didn't "need" armor and just wanted some, the protection would be secondary to the price.

    What factors are most important to you?
     
  3. Madcap_Magician

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    I also wonder what your friend is doing selling issued equipment.
     
  4. ZombiesAhead

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    I don't "need" this stuff at all. I can't find prices on the net and for all I know it could be worth $10 or $10,000.

    The question is whether this is a fair market price for this gear. If it's way low, I'll jump at it. If it's average or high, I probably will pass.
     
  5. armoredman

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    Vest cover without inserts is worthless. Also, if this is issued equipment that he failed to return, bad juju, IIRC.
     
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