Thursday, December 18, 2014
Breaking News
<!--:en-->Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!--:-->

Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!)

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
or copy the link
pf button both <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com

All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and some video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). Some video clips were shot with a Toshiba Camileo S30 HD Camcorder (pocket camcorder).

March 21, 2011
Last updated on 8/22/11.

P2 Systems P2Sys Underarm Double Under Integra Sling and Integra Belt with Integral Armor Waist Supports Plastic Stays at SHOT Show 2011 3 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >In our August 2010 article on Hardpoint Equipment (also written “Hard Point Equipment” and formerly known as Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems) Centurion Armour Maniple-I and Cohort-I Tactical Armor Carriers (TACs) (tactical body armor carrier/tactical vest systems), we wrote that it was “to date, the best-designed, most ergonomic, and most comfortable tactical body armor carrier/tactical vest system Defense Review has ever used for a tactical shooting course.” That’s still the case, and we were pleasantly surprised to see several new and very cool additions to the Hard Point Centurion Armor tactical body armor line at SHOT Show 2011, including the Integra-Belt Battle Belt, Underarm Double-Under Integra-Sling, Ventilation Channels/Removable Pads (modular internal padding system) and Integra-Pack MOLLE-attachable modular backpack system, and the modular dump pouch. We also got to view and handle the Hastati-I and Velites-I Tactical Armor Carrier systems, which are very cool, and probably the best-designed hard armor plate carriers in the world, at present. Everything we viewed and handled at the P2 Systems/Centurion Armor booth really impressed us.

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Amour Integra Belt Battle Belt with Integral Armor Waist Supports Plastic Stays at SHOT Show 2011 3 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  > The HardPoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carrier system designs’ high level of sophistication and ergonomics, combined with the development and release of the their new modular components, puts it into a class by itself. Until now, the tactical armor design bar/measuring stick has arguably been set by Crye Precision CAGE Armor Chassis, the “CAGE” standing for “Crye Assault GEar”. DefenseReview (DR) likes the Crye CAGE Armor Chassis, but DR actually prefers the Hard Point Tactical Armor Carriers (body armor carrier/tactical vest system) over it for a number of reasons:

1) The Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carrier system’s proprietary velcro velcro-sandwich/large-pull-handle attachment quck-attach/quick-detach system does away with buckles and the traditional cumberbund system. This attachment system makes Centurion Armour the fastest and easiest body armor in the world to put on and take off the body, without resorting to a problematic and expensive quick-release system. While you can get a quick-release vest off your body by pulling the cord, the design of most systems make it very difficult and time-consuming to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Integra Belt Battle Belt with Integral Armor Waist Supports Plastic Stays at SHOT Show 2011 6 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >2) Hard Point Centurion Armor’s unique Integra-Sling and Double-Under Sling bungee-type ambidextrous integral single-point sling systems that feature a sliding weapon attachment point. These integral sling systems are very well designed, and once you get used to using one of them, you don’t want to go back to a non-integral sling.

3) The Hard Point Integra-Belt Battle Belt integrates wide polymer body armor waist supports (plastic stays) that automatically catch the vest and support its weight without resorting to attaching the supports/stays to the vest. Hard Point’s solution, in DR’s opinion, is superior to Crye’s solution. It’s pretty clever, and keeps the body armor carrier/vest and battle belt as completely separate/disconnected components. Quite an elegant solution, actually.

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Modular Internal Pads for Body Armor Carrier Tactical Vests and Plate Carriers at SHOT Show 2011 2 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >4) Hardpoint Armor’s new Ventilation Channels/Removable Pads internal padding system is modular and customizable. You can attach the modular pads wherever you want and need them (via velcro) for increased standoff, passive ventilation, and comfort.

5) The Hard Point Centurion Armor tactical body armor system offers the user/operator significantly more MOLLE real estate than any other armor system we’ve ever seen or used.

6) Hardpoint Tactical Armor Carrier components are simpler and less complex than Crye CAGE Armor Chassis components.

7) Hard Point Centurion Armour tactical plate carriers are more compact/less bulky than the Crye CAGE Armor Chassis.

8.) Hardpoint Centurion Armor tactical body armor carrier components are less expensive than Crye CAGE Armor Chassis components.

So, in our opinion, Hardpoint Equipment/P2 Systems (P2Sys) Tactical Armor Plate Carriers (hard armor plate carrier sytems) are BTC, which stands for “Better Than Crye” (just a little joke–funny but true–acronym the author came up with last year). Don’t get us wrong, the Crye CAGE Armor Chassis is excellent and we like it. We just like Hard Point’s TACs more. It should also be noted that the Crye system looks good visually. However, its design is also very complex/involved and very expensive (in our opinion, a bit too complex/involved and expensive), and it doesn’t offer the aforementioned Centurion integral sling systems, attachment/detachment system, etc. However, if we couldn’t get our hands on a Hardpoint TAC system, the Crye CAGE system would probably be our second choice, at present. By the way, you can order your Centurion Armor Tactical Armor Carrier in Crye MultiCam multi-environment camouflage pattern, so you can still have a little Crye with your coffee. On the subject of visuals, the Centurion tactical vests and plate carriers also look pretty cool, in DR’s opinion, and their form follows their function.

Editor’s note: In the first video clip, below (top video clip), the Hard Point Centurion Armor Double-Under Sling wasn’t adjusted properly, since we were shooting the video off the cuff and the demonstrator wasn’t prepared to show that particular feature of the armor carrier package. In the second video clip, directly underneath the first video, the Double-Under Sling is properly adjusted, so you can see it demo’d properly.

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Hastati I Plate Carrier with Integra Sling at SHOT Show 2011 3 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Hastati I Plate Carrier with Integra Sling at SHOT Show 2011 2 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Modular Internal Pads for Body Armor Carrier Tactical Vests and Plate Carriers at SHOT Show 2011 4 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

P2 Systems P2Sys Underarm Double Under Integra Sling and Integra Belt with Integral Armor Waist Supports Plastic Stays at SHOT Show 2011 1 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Maniple I Body Armor Carrier Tactical Vest with Integra Pack at SHOT Show 2011 2 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

P2 Systems P2Sys Centurion Armour Maniple I Body Armor Carrier Tactical Vest with Integra Pack at SHOT Show 2011 3 <!  :en  >Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) <!  :  >

Company Contact Info:

Hardpoint Equipment (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems)
315 W Dalton Ave. #123
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-4571-2010
Fax: 509-463-5578
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hrdpnt.com/

CRYE Precision LLC (FEDEX and UPS Shipping Address)
Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave.
Building 3, Suite 807
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718.246.3838
Fax: 718.246.3833
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cryeprecision.com/

Crye Precision LLC (USPS Shipping Address)
Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave., Unit 252
Brooklyn, NY 11205

© Copyright 2011 DefenseReview.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without receiving permission and providing proper credit and appropriate links.

Related Articles:

Hard Point (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems) Centurion Armor Maniple-I and Cohort-I Tactical Body Armor Carrier Systems: Advanced Tactical Vest Systems for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS), LE SWAT, and PSD Ops (Photos & Video)

Kel-Tec KSG Shotgun: 15-Round (14+1) Bullpup Pump-Action 12-Gauge Combat Shotgun for Urban Tactical Operations and Applications (Photos and Video!)

Salient Arms International (SAI) Custom Pistols, Rifles, and Shotguns for Competition and Carry Displayed at SHOT Show 2011

Is Numa Tactical Protective Eyewear the Baddest Ballistic Eyepro on the Planet?: DR’s SHOT Show 2011 Video Report Shows just how Tough these Sunglasses are. (Photos and Video!)

Leader 50 BMG Revolutionary Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Semi-Auto Bullpup .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters: Coming Soon to a Theater of Operations and Shooting Range Near You?

KRISS K10 Super V Vector XSMG Multi-Caliber Submachine Gun (SMG) and DEFIANCE Silencers/Sound Suppressors: Redesigned and Improved .45 ACP/9mm/.40 S&W Subgun for Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Applications (SHOT Show 2011 Photos!)

AXTS A-DAC Ambidextrous Dual Action Catch AR (AR-15/AR-10) Lower Receiver Series for Improved Speed and Handling/Ergonomics: Meet the AX556 and AX762 Ambi AR Lowers

Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!) by
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
or copy the link

About David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

One comment

  1. this will be a good new addition to the developments that is taking place in the realm of the body armor. i think this is very good.
    http://militarybodyarmorforsale.blogspot.com/

Leave a Reply