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    Duty Gear Question

    How much extra weigh are you carrying around when in full uniform?
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    I asked this very question several years back & found out the difference from "out of the shower" to "ready for work" was 32 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    How much extra weigh are you carrying around when in full uniform?
    Weighed my gun belt the other day. Just about 15 lbs. Civies to uniform, I gain about 30 to 35 lbs.

    And I wonder why I have back problems...
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    ^^ sounds about right.
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    Right around 30 lbs with everything we wear at work (not counting Tac gear)
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    About 22 lbs.
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    32 pounds.
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    I never weighed it but with the belt, gear and vest, it must be at least 25 pounds.
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    I'm right in the 30-35 range depending on which belt I wear.
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    30-35lbs with boots and all.

    I've developed a drag racer mentality when it comes to duty gear. When you start saving ounces you will lower the lbs.

    For example:
    Switched to ASP handcuffs. Only carry one pair on my belt. If I go to something where more are needed I put them in my cargo pocket.
    Not for weight savings, but swapping to a 9mm Glock help with the ammo. Hmm, more ammo and less weight with equal if not better performance [can O worms opened]
    If I could ever get into a PR-24 class I would drop my extendable baton for one of those that I could put on the belt as I get out of the car. You can do more with them anyway.
    Went from real leather to fake. No one has noticed, but it saved about 1.5lbs.
    It all adds up.
    I keep telling myself to take Xiphos's advice and get the back defender too.

    Last but not least, dropped 20lbs of my own fat a$$.

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    30 or so lbs.

    I used to wear suspenders and they were awesome. But once I got an external vest carrier I stopped wearing the suspenders and I haven't really had any back problems flare back up.
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