Somewhere on social media, I responded to a post discussing the increased threats to my friends and neighbors who identify in the LGBTQ+ community.
I wasn't able to relocate that thread easily, and it may have been deleted.
But it got me to thinking about chest rigs.
I have some body armor, and recognize that THAT is a different topic. My current body armor is Level III (maybe IIIA), designed to be worn discreetly. I'm not totally averse to considering more overt armor, but I think of that as a somewhat-separate topic.
Of course, I would have to decide what I want to carry on a chest rig vs. what I want to carry on a belt, and in what likely scenario I would need any of that gear. I've spent some time in protest space (Summer of 2020, Louisville KY, over the LMPD murder of Breonna Taylor) and participated in a couple marches. I experienced some concern over the "security" at more than one march being Boogaloo Bois, and I have very low trust level for them. The idea of walking around during a march wearing a chest rig with six 30-round magazines and no trauma kit seems ludicrous to me, as does the Boog hangers-on wearing drop-leg holsters that flapped and rattled incessantly.
If I'm going to be "out there" with my rig helping my LGBTQ+ friends, I'd rather not look quite that much like "tactical Timmy," but I want to have necessary stuff close at hand.
So, ideas encouraged, and welcome.
Chest Rig queries1
Eventually I'll figure out this signature thing and decide what I want to put here.