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SAPI Plates

  • 20-04-2014 9:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ Weemassey65


    Well lads, What's the story with plastic SAPI plates, is there any advantage to using them or does it make any difference? Also were is the best place to get them?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 428 ✭✭ Nuke1973


    In my opinion they serve no purpose in airsoft and are just pointless weight and bulk


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭ Leftyflip


    Make the vest more rigid, that's about it!
    I use them because I'm a skinny bastard and it's nice to have the vest fitting perfectly!

    Otherwise no advantages really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,913 T4RGET


    Nuke1973 wrote: »
    In my opinion they serve no purpose in airsoft and are just pointless weight and bulk
    Leftyflip wrote: »
    Make the vest more rigid, that's about it!
    I use them because I'm a skinny bastard and it's nice to have the vest fitting perfectly!

    Otherwise no advantages really.

    Don't listen to these two. They provide excellent BB ballistic ratings and allow you to take multiple BB's to the chest before needing to call hit. You see a lot of people using them lately :p

    Seriously though. Like the two above said :) I'm only messing :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ ShRT


    The foamy ones can add some insulation too for a bit of warmth in winter :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,483 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    ShRT wrote: »
    The foamy ones can add some insulation too for a bit of warmth in winter :-)

    Then cause you to over heat in the warmer weather

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,913 ✭✭✭ S.E.A.L.s


    T4RGET wrote: »
    They provide excellent BB ballistic ratings and allow you to take multiple BB's to the chest before needing to call hit.

    Bless Airsoft Kevlar :rolleyes:

    ShRT wrote: »
    The foamy ones can add some insulation too for a bit of warmth in winter :-)
    Gatling wrote: »
    Then cause you to over heat in the warmer weather


    I've experienced both situations, neither are comfortable when tactically operating :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 759 ✭✭✭ otmmyboy2


    Well lads, What's the story with plastic SAPI plates, is there any advantage to using them or does it make any difference? Also were is the best place to get them?

    Plastic SAPI plates are great for bulking up a plate carrier, since most are designed around needing SAPI plates to retain their shape.
    Apart from that not much advantage unless you get ones that have hydro pouches inside them which then doubles as your hydro pack.
    In addition to that there are some fake SAPI plates that you can unzip and put your valuables in while your playing.
    If you want a more realistic feel you can fill them with dry sand and they will weigh basically the same as the real thing, if thats your fancy.
    With regards to disadvantages, much more uncomfortable to run and gun with and can restrict your movement.

    If your looking to pick up a set try ebay:
    http://www.ebay.ie/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=sapi+plate&_sop=2

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    Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 - Firearms banned & grandfathered

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  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ FizzyCola


    They could make a handy seat when you are tactically positioned.

    My vest came with really cheap foamy ones but I whipped them out straight away.


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