Originally Posted by OfficerSurvival
Finally, a question for everyone. Would you be willing to carry less trauma gear if it fit in your soft armor's plate pocket?
The only issue I can see here is compromising the vest warranty. Our particular vest company will void the warranty if the vest or carrier is altered in any way, including putting extra stuff in the pockets.
I don't honestly believe that a trauma kit would impact the performance of the panels... but I could see my department NOT allowing us to carry a kit in our vests like that.
I (or other officers) may choose to do it on our own anyway, but it's a gamble of losing admin or vest manufacturer support if there was an incident.