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 Post subject: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:19 am 
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I'm surprised I haven't seen this exact topic come up before, maybe it has - I did search for it but came up empty.

I'm after a 'full-size' plate carrier, for service use. Nothing particularly high-speed. I want maximum comfort in high temperatures, ease of getting in and out of vehicles and the best quality I can reasonably get my hands on. Crye Precision is almost undoubtedly over the top for my needs but I'm always willing to pay a bit more to get something proven that will last.

It seems like an AVS in the 'assault configuration' would be a good solution and would allow the option of basically running it as a JPC 2.0 if the need/urge arose.

I keep coming back to the CPC though - I'm highly unlikely to get to handle either of them before making a purchase, it's hard to really see the difference outside of the configurability of the AVS (I would probably just use the MOLLE front panel and three band cummerbund anyway) and the harness (I do like the idea of the harness offering a bit of 'give').

I know the CPC is an older design but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I guess I don't really see what the point of both of them existing is? Am I missing something?

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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:44 am 
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LBT 6094?


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:06 pm 
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flikflak wrote:
LBT 6094?


Funny you say that, I'd never really considered the 6094 until recently when a mate bought one and I got to have a good look at it. I would definitely consider one. I guess I got the feeling that Crye was 'better' and felt like treating myself... definitely not going to rule the LBT out.


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:23 pm 
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Many people including me thought that they would need the AVS features. By features I mean that you can nowadays scale it from a chestrig to a full size plate carrier and at the same time use multiple calibers.

I dare to think that you don't need those features. If you have the will and the money, go for the CPC, it's still number one in terms of comfort and features. The AVS doesn't work as well as the CPC one. However I didn't hate my AVS harness like many do.

I personally own a First Spear Strandhögg at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:29 pm 
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Buy the CPC if you want a very good plate carrier.
Buy the AVS if you want a decent plate carrier that takes longer to set up exactly like a quasi-CPC and then never take advantage of it's modularity.
Buy the LBT 6094 if it fits your budget better than the CPC - though not quite as good, it's still a very solid piece of kit.

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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:40 pm 
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How confortable is the CPC with a backpack?

asking out of curiosity because there seem to be a lot of bulk in the shoulder/back area. My apologies for derailing the thread


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:41 am 
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Thank you very much, this is exactly the sort of info I was after. If I can grab a CPC for a reasonable price I'll go down that path, keep an eye out for the 6094 at the same time.

Feel free to derail the thread with further CPC-related questions, I want to know it all..


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:20 am 
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CPC isn't much comfortable with backpack. The only pack that works with CPC is ALICE, even Mystery Ranch won't fit properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:28 am 
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I thought so, there is too much bulk in the shoulder and back area to be confortable with a backpack (unless it's attached to the CPC)


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:46 am 
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Mate, don't want to rain on your parade but unless you are in SOCOMD save your money, the reason I say this is you won't be able to run it unless you are.
If your in the Command then you will have plenty of input from the guys there and also a list of in service and approved carriers.
If your not the new TBAS is light years ahead of anything that was available previously and is essentially only a little larger than the LBT 6094 but releasable, so your best option.


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 Post subject: Re: Crye AVS or CPC?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:12 am 
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Ditto with Ronins point. The issue TBAS will do just fine if you're not in SOCOMD, otherwise if you are, check the approved list. And if your just some collector looking for a sweet plate carrier, I reccomend the TYR aussie pico


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