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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:02 pm

    So I've noticed this style of body armor is common with Iraqi soldiers, of course I'm having a hard time finding photos now Neutral
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    but while searching ebay I found one that looks similar.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/IIIA-Concealable-Body-Armor-Carrier-Bullet-Proof-Vest-Kevlar-Inserts-Inc-/172400684492?hash=item2823e1adcc:g:sLEAAOSwnbZYH6rs
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    The seller says the carrier is made by First Choice armor, and the inserts by Second Chance.

    What do you guys think?
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:23 am

    I realised last night that what I typed might not have been clear. Let me clarify, I don't mean that the seller on ebay might be a source of Iraqi body armor for collectors, I mean First Choice Armor might be a supplier of body armor to the iraqi army.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:03 pm

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    Post by Nkomo on Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:36 pm

    In answer to your question, the maker in question did provide armor to the Iraqi Armed Forces or at least that is what I have been told.
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    Post by Nkomo on Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 pm

     Also seen in use with Iraqi Police and Iraqi National Police.


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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:07 am

    http://www.tactical-life.com/news/first-choice-armor-provides-armored-suvs-to-iraq/
    "First Choice has been a part of the Iraqi reconstruction effort since 2005 supplying, among other things, tactical body armor for the Iraqi Defense Forces."
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    Post by Nkomo on Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:27 pm

    Cap,
     I think there are only a handful of us who care about Iraqi gear here. Very Happy How many versions of the First Choice armor have you seen?  

     I have have personally seen the whitish version like the one in this thread, a 6 color version, and a blue version.  Thoughts?


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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:37 pm

    Fine by me, more gear for us! Very Happy  

    The blue one is new to me!

    A black version can be seen in use by Iraqi Police:

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    An Iraqi police officer searches a car in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo: AFP - Getty - Spencer Platt)

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    Iraqi Police officers participate in a US led marksmanship training mission


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    First Choice makes it in woodland, but I haven't seen it used by Iraqis.


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    Here's a similar vest, the top half is the same, but the bottom doesn't have the MOLLE cummerbund and seems to have pouches sewn on and instead has an elastic cummerbund like other Iraqi vests, maybe a different model made by First Choice or an Iraqi copy?
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:39 am

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    Iraqi army scouts listen to U.S. Navy SEALS after weapons training July 26, 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq

    Looks like it may have a groin protector.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:50 pm

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