Alright, hopefully this is the right section for this...Anways, I'm interested in purchasing a plate carrier and there are many options that I have come across. To help you help me I will tell you what I am looking for. I would like a PC that is lightweight and comfortable, without sacrificing structural quality. I will be carrying M4 mags and maybe a couple other GP pouches. I will not need room for pistol mags as I prefer to keep those on my waist. Also Multicam and back protection are a must. I do not need tons of pouches, again I am trying to preserve comfort and mobility and limit bulk. The intended purpose for this PC at the moment is general preparedness (defense against general small arms fire) but I am currently in the Army ROTC program and will be contracting as a 2LT within the next year so this PC might have the possibility of seeing combat. If it helps at all I am 5'10 165lbs. The PC's I have been looking at: http://www.lapolicegear.com/tact-fl-platecarrier.html Tactical Tailor Fight Light PC http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/USP00400066.aspx US Palm ASP-C http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Plate-Carrier-p/pig.502.htm PIG Plate Carrier http://www.skdtac.com/Mayflower-Assa...-p/mfr.512.htm Mayflower Assault PC http://www.cryeprecision.com/P-CPCD0...™-(cpc) Crye Cage PC http://www.cryeprecision.com/P-BLC04...™-(jpc) Crye Jumpable PC What are the main differences of these PC's? Which will suit me best? I am also a bit confused on which of these do and do not come with armor already? For the ones that do not, where can I buy the armor? Also what is the main difference between level III and level IV and what would be better for me? I would like to stay under $700 all said and done (PC, Armor, Pouches) But if there are recommendations for something significantly better for more money I would obviously consider. Thank you in advance for the help. __________________ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!