Mission Spec (KS) has released the Gibborim Plate Carrier™. A lightweight, high mobility carrier that is ready to accept industry standard chest rigs such as Mission Spec’s own MagRack5™ or others.
The name of the game with the Gibborim Plate Carrier is “less”. “This has been a multi-year development and each new prototype became more and more simple. If you need 14 magazines, then this is not the carrier for you,” says Brent Keltner of Mission Spec. The design is meant to be as simple as possible but keep the rugged toughness and abrasion resistance of a high denier material. 1000D or 500D depending on your chosen pattern/color.
The carrier is excellent for mounted or vehicle operations. There are no plastic buckles up top to get caught or hung up on vehicle interiors. Shoulder strap adjustment is done on the internal areas of the rear plate bag. This gives the user an infinite adjustment for length and angle of the shoulder straps making it possible to fit an individual with broad or sloped shoulders.
Vertical PALS on the front along with loop Velcro sets the Gibborim Plate Carrier up to work with just about any industry standard chest rig that follows the standard buckle pattern.
The ‘wings’ or cummerbund does have traditional PALS webbing for attaching iFAK-like items but is located much higher than other carriers. This was done for two reasons; 1) to keep side mounted pouches from interfering with a user’s pistol draw or other first line gear, 2) in the even a teammate must drag the user by his/her carrier the cummerbund will help pull from under the arms instead of shoving the front plate into their throat or chin.
The front (male) side buckles can be moved to any one of two positions (heights) via the elastic retention anchors. This position impacts the ride height of the rear plate bag just like Mission Spec’s EC2™ and AC2™ plate carriers. With this feature the user can adjust the height of the rear plate by 2”.
100% design, tested, and manufactured in the United States, the Gibborim Plate Carrier is shipping now from MissionSpec.com (free shipping to a US address or APO) or other Mission Spec Authorized Dealers. As with most Mission Spec items, this carrier is capable of being custom modified to your unit or department needs.