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Do you own Body Armor? by James Sackleway - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:03:48 EST ID:aOIJba9L No.39591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Do any of you guys own one? How much did you pay for yours?>
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Frederick Goodshaw - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:11:49 EST ID:wIZVYbf0 No.39593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've never seen the need to buy that shit, you can pay anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to almost a grand depending on the level of protection and style for something you'd wear like once.

Anything decent kevlar that will stop a knife, shot, or small caliber bullets will run at least $200 - $300, while more durable steel plating is heavier and costs more for protection against rifle calibers/shrapnel/etc.

In all though, I think they're handy if get one at a good price, but not worth the money if you don't have any to spend. I think a more economic option would be to buy the small AR200 steel target plates and slip them into the chest and back of an empty vest. Now you have rifle caliber FMJ protection for under $200. Heavy but cheap and superior.
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Jack Sapperwater - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:36:10 EST ID:CyZrb3AO No.39594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A good vest made by a professional vest maker will run you in the neighborhood of $600.

But there's a gun show I go to every year where you can get "gently used" vests for as low as $100. But just be aware that kevlar degrades and becomes less effective the older that it gets.
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Barnaby Nocklefield - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:45:45 EST ID:a//OBFgq No.39595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>39591

Get the AR500 armor plate, a plate carrier and you are good to go for chest protection.

I don't own body armor though. It's heavy and impractical for most situations. Spider silk cloth thickly wrapped could function better than Kevlar armor. It is ridiculously expensive though.
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CallsignMalice - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:27:33 EST ID:Q053oM0X No.40049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I own 6 bulletproof vests(5Interceptor OTVs, a Condor gunner plate carrier, onlhy one ceramic plate though)
Right now theirs someone on ebay(Thebodyarmorstore) who is selling sevond chance plates for DIRT cheap
Dont trust your life on this, but just one of the stab threat level2s will stop a 12 gauge that was firing some form of birdshot, or my freinds .357 full jacketed
Both were at about 15 feet
A couple of my interceptor vests just have these cheap plates(35$each from aforementioned ebay guy) just doubled up, 4 inserts each
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CallsignMalice - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:28:52 EST ID:Q053oM0X No.40050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I own 6 bulletproof vests(5Interceptor OTVs, a Condor gunner plate carrier, onlhy one ceramic plate though)
Right now theirs someone on ebay(Thebodyarmorstore) who is selling second chance plates for DIRT cheap
Dont trust your life on this, but just one of the stab threat level2s will stop a 12 gauge that was firing some form of birdshot, or my freinds .357 full jacketed
Both were at about 15 feet
A couple of my interceptor vests just have these cheap plates(35$each from aforementioned ebay guy) just doubled up, 4 inserts each
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CallsignMalice - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:31:57 EST ID:Q053oM0X No.40051 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, rocket city rednecks did an episode about homemade body armor(farmer-armor) that had some theoretically good ideas, probably find it on youtube
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John Faddlefuck - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:38:29 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40052 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40051

This interests me.
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George Clottingdale - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:07:25 EST ID:G6NKcLVT No.40155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40052
yeah if there is one thing to skimp on its definitely body armor
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PONY !zomGDeAgLE - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:45:51 EST ID:JW6A/1ow No.40156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>40155
>implying nigrigged armor can't be effective.
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Esther Dallydale - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:39:05 EST ID:yYPz5Nnd No.40159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anti-bear armor = best armor
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CallsignMalice - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:13:27 EST ID:3ZqruFME No.40199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>40155
According to my tests, discount armor beats the shit out of no armor
Especially when u and 5 friends are wearing it, backing you up
Just my theory
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Fuck Niggerstock - Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:05:50 EST ID:wvKMqNkc No.40201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40199
depends, if im weighed down by 30 lbs of plates that cant even stop a .22 ima be a slower moving target.

sounds useful.
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CallsignMalice - Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:04:07 EST ID:jTuot4CW No.40202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well dont make your armor out of phonebooks and the earth's core and that wont happen
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CallsignMalice - Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:07:35 EST ID:jTuot4CW No.40203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just a couple layers of those second chance plates will stop most common things(including .22) and only weigh about 8lb
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Martin Drembledock - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 01:23:50 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40203

>including .22

I should hope so.

No in all fairness I guess you have a point mentioning .22, most people think a thick jean jacket will stop one.
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Fanny Craddleman - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:08:55 EST ID:Ilp8hv2o No.40253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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In what crazy scenario do you guys see yourself #1 having the body armor handy #2 having time to suit up #3 and also being shot at after the former two? Are these like post apocolyptic scenarios, or SHTF scenarios? Or do you have real life applications?
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Eugene Nickledock - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:19:10 EST ID:QPpPlnUx No.40254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40253

Body armor is like having airbags in your car. You don't need it, until you do.
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Thomas Mizzledock - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:01:43 EST ID:EA2e2vqe No.40255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>40254
maybe instead of buying body armor you should try not living in a place where you're at risk of being shot on a daily basis.
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Polly Dommlewater - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:30:45 EST ID:SjIp9rvd No.40264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40255

What about security guards and private bodyguards? Don't you think they have a legitimate need for body armor?
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CallsignMalice - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:46:32 EST ID:qWfTSGwu No.40266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Like i said
>Dont trust your life on this
>>40155
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Caroline Worthingworth - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:40:08 EST ID:f8Pqi1bl No.40267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>40254
lets just be honest, some people actually want the government to fail (not me) so that they can justify the military grade equipment they own.


for some reason i feel like walking around with a boolet proof vest on would raise way more red flags then open carrying.


this really isnt ment to start a shit storm, if you want an ar-15 and ago right aheads its your god damn right to own one, but it really aint the most necessary thing in the world. cool as fuck and again your fucking right. pissed that ny took mine away from me.
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Emma Worthingbury - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:49:41 EST ID:QPpPlnUx No.40268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40264

These are the people that truly need body armor. Anti-government yahoos and other irrational nutjobs are a very small fraction of all the body armor sold privately. Almost all security companies don't provide you with body armor so a lot of the guards out there have to buy their armor themselves and its expensive as fuck. (But you can write it off as a deductible business expense on your taxes) So if you can get a milsurp one at a fraction of a price of contracting an armorer to make it for you, then why the fuck not? Which is why any sort of ban on private selling of body armor is fucking stupid.

So if you need body armor, its usually not because you're irrational or a nut or you live in a bad neighborhood. Its usually because you have a job where there is a very legitimate concern that you're gonna get shot at, like if you do almost any job that requires you to handle lots and lots of money or valuables that make you a robbery target.
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Basil Drovingford - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:24:21 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40267

>for some reason i feel like walking around with a boolet proof vest on would raise way more red flags then open carrying.

A lot of people working in private security actually do this though. A lot of civilians wear a vest and you won't even notice.
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Clara Bluckleladge - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:06:02 EST ID:VvidRB4B No.40283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40267
>for some reason i feel like walking around with a boolet proof vest on would raise way more red flags then open carrying.

If you're wearing a full Type III or IV rig, then ya, it'd be easy to see. Vests made to only deal with handgun rounds or shotgun shells are thin enough to keep under jackets and clothing.
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Basil Broffingpat - Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:53:52 EST ID:qi8DYELU No.40299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been stabbed in the chest right above my lung... wish i had a vest on that day
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Beatrice Bardson - Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:16:41 EST ID:ZKlgipxN No.40301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40267

>pissed that ny took mine away from me

I just didn't register. Fuck Cuomo in his stupid overreaching face.
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David Dartson - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:48:40 EST ID:ap/h7Ffa No.40311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bulletproof vests are for plebeians.
A real man gets designer bulletproof garments made for everyday life in South America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQM6zLiSn1E
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Emma Panningbury - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:22:22 EST ID:o52tRI20 No.40317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>39591
Or just don't wear armor that might not work, save yourself the weight, and give yourself the ability to move faster and just not get shot
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Ebenezer Fidgefod - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:47:53 EST ID:9WjvlJRP No.40328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40317

>don't wear armor
>just move faster then bullets
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Lillian Gondlenane - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:31:50 EST ID:VvidRB4B No.40338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40317
This is not Payday 2 buddy. You don't "Dodge" Bullets. It's the reason why we have tanks and not F1 cars with GLs and MGs in a warzone.
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Frederick Chattinghall - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:00:57 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40340 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40328
>>40338

Being able to transfer to cover faster is an advantage.
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Rebecca Cleshson - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:58:27 EST ID:9swB/Q6+ No.40343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40311
That guy has got to be one of the safest people in South America. The gangs aren't gonna kill him, the cops aren't gonna extort him, political leaders love him, he's got it made.
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Nell Haffingsot - Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:52:48 EST ID:kLa8Gg8e No.40367 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Phyllis Berringfuck - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:22:36 EST ID:8lMSQvYA No.40373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
being into freelance photography and having an interest in covering conflict its probably good to know where to buy my own vest from.
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CallsignMalice - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:13:41 EST ID:a0XcIdqV No.40382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40317
You ever felt a vest? If 5 pounds is to heavy for you, you need to work out
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CallsignMalice - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:18:29 EST ID:a0XcIdqV No.40383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just saying
If you dont have $500 to spend on a decent one, and youre not one of those people(which, judging by ur posted picture, youre not) that can outrun a bullet, $60 will save youre life
You wont be able to hold R3 and sprint for as long, but you will survive low caliber ammunition
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Barnaby Billinghood - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:55:03 EST ID:QBzO9uHg No.40484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40267
NY represent! I hope you didn't register that shit man.

Anyway, I heard in Africa they hollow out lifejackets and put sand in them as ghetto armor, I wonder if it works.
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Eugene Senderhood - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:29:13 EST ID:TjCTyUpA No.40527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40484

>african lifejacket armour

umm, no. that won't work. bear in mind that most intermediate rounds can bust through thick ass stacks of wood, and some can tear through cinder block and auto bodies like they aren't shit.

all sand is going to do is make you weigh more.
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Beatrice Clissleham - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:54:51 EST ID:gtCPc8hP No.40530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>39591

i got one i stole from my [ex]stepdad like 10 years ago. he was a cop and had a few of them. it been my only halloween custom for awhile now.
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Sophie Pubberwill - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:05:14 EST ID:FbsvCiB3 No.40538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>39591
you look silly
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George Dribbersteg - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:21:06 EST ID:DFaUub85 No.40557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40527
Ever wonder why soldiers dig into position and place sandbags for cover?
Derp
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Oliver Grimstone - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:33:49 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40558 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40527

Actually they make a shitty flak jacket. It won't stop a bullet but it can stop shrapnel that'd otherwise go inside your chest cavity and have a party.
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Nigger Crablingpeck - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:29:23 EST ID:SjIp9rvd No.40559 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40557

Nigguh those sandbag walls are several feet thick.

Six inches of sand stuffed into a lifejacket isn't gonna do a damn thing.
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Molly Dibberman - Fri, 01 May 2015 22:26:43 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40559

IT WILL FOR SOME SHRAPNEL HOLY FUCK DO I NEED TO SAY IT AGAIN
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Frederick Bruttingworth - Mon, 04 May 2015 18:50:33 EST ID:d1okrweb No.40574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>39593
>while more durable steel plating is heavier and costs more for protection against rifle calibers/shrapnel/etc.

Steel's actually some of the cheapest armor out there. Sure, it's durable and good against rifles, but it's so heavy that it can become counter productive if you're not used to it.
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Frederick Bruttingworth - Mon, 04 May 2015 19:11:46 EST ID:d1okrweb No.40575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40253
I really do feel you on this.

>Are these like post apocolyptic scenarios, or SHTF scenarios?

More and more I'm starting to see this whole notion of "SHTF" for what it is: camping and tactical gear retailer's driving a marketing angle.

>Or do you have real life applications?
I do have a real-world application for it, but it's highly situational.

I work in the security industry, and armed work pays more. If I get assigned work in a bad neighbourhood, I'm going to be wearing armor.
This satisfies your conditions, as

>#1 having the body armor handy
I'd have it handy just like I have the rest of my work uniform handy.
>#2 having time to suit up
Well, if I don't have time to suit up, I'm late to work...
>#3 and also being shot at after the former two?
Criminals carry guns nowdays, I hear, and the uniform tends to catch the first bullets in an active shooter scenario due to the perceived notion of taking out the first armed responders.

Now then, I could see most anyone wearing concealable soft armor daily, just like most anyone could be wearing a CCW. I don't know how most people'd feel actually wearing hot ass armor all day, but hey, to each his own.

Thirdly, I can see one final IRL scenario where it'd make sense to have armor:
if you're an RO or firearms instructor. That's kinda a given: accidents happen, so you want to protect yourself there, and there's always the chance of crazy people showing up to a class or to your range, so, it's always good to have armor.
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Matilda Brannerdug - Sat, 16 May 2015 14:36:04 EST ID:en8ancFd No.40614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40614
I don't need armor. All I need is the power of checking.
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Matilda Claybury - Sat, 16 May 2015 20:19:34 EST ID:P9ddhs4G No.40617 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My opinion on body armor is it used to be really impractical and stupid but plates are getting lighter and stronger. The AR100 or whatever can stop a .50BMG. Of course, if you get hit by one you will still die because the force of impact will crush your ribcage completely but it shows progress and lighter rounds you can survive.

If you're a prepper or whatever, invest in some body armor. It's really not a bad idea. Plus shrapnel is the bigger problem and protecting against getting stray bits of things flying into your soft abdomen at 500mph is a good idea.

I seriously don't know where all these trolling faggots come in with "WHEN R U EVER GONA B SHOT LOL AMIRITE SO PEACEFUL" though. That's not an argument. This is a weapons board. Go masturbate your dead ego on /psy/.
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Frederick Gossleson - Mon, 18 May 2015 03:00:32 EST ID:bdshBhvp No.40632 Report Quick Reply
I used to work for a security company and got mine for free through them along with some other stuff like a gas mask, Hazmat suit, etc. The only time I ever had to wear body armor was when I had to work security for a quinceanera. I still have it but obviously I wouldn't wear it unless I was going somewhere where I absolutely felt I needed to wear one.
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Ebenezer Cripperfield - Thu, 21 May 2015 20:30:58 EST ID:H/itjQhz No.40646 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40617
You leave psy out of this
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Phyllis Breddlepuck - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:40:31 EST ID:BTceH415 No.40974 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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im inclined to think that body armor, beyond a good helmet and maybe a center-of-mass small plate/platelet (front/back), is counterproductive because of 4 reasons


1 their loadout is formatted as mounted/mechanized infantry, and they are fully ready and able to operate from a truck, tank, or motorcycle platform.

2 most civilians are either already carrying way more than they would need in their loadouts, even at the optimum maximum gear spread.

3 most are merely collecting gear, and not intent on getting used to their gear until after shit has already hit the fan, and they have to depend on whatever meager stash they jammed into 'the closet bag'.

4 most (americans/) civilians are fat cowfucks whom are packing twice the weight of their bug out gear, in body fat (or conversely, are skinny stick fucks, and/or not getting used to the rigors of walking the talk of 'im so fuckin operator', beyond merely looking the part).
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Cornelius Gebblelock - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:43:45 EST ID:7Hwk0nrL No.40978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>40974

In the Army, we trained with helmets and an IBA w/ front and back SAPI plates. No other body armor was issued or trained with. Groin protectors, thigh protectors, etc. exist but are rarely issued or worn (I've personally never seen any soldier wearing these in my lifetime).

If you've been in the military and keep in good physical condition through weight training, cardio, and hiking, you should be fine to wear body armor in addition to a pack with good weight distribution with all the gear you'll need.
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Archie Hallybury - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:29:47 EST ID:ya/0Bzaa No.43303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>39591
When i was little i made a bulletproof vest for a gi joe. It had metal sapi plates in a platd carrier and a layer of kevlar under that. Today i shot it with a 9mm.
Bumping cause bored
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Archie Hallybury - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:30:45 EST ID:ya/0Bzaa No.43304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43303
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Archie Hallybury - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:32:06 EST ID:ya/0Bzaa No.43305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43303
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Archie Hallybury - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:36:24 EST ID:ya/0Bzaa No.43306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43303
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Cyril Tootshit - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:38:53 EST ID:FHK6rvYy No.43351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have Level 4 composite body armor. Front, back, sides, trauma pads for all, multi curve, and plate carrier ran me $750. Well worth it to be able to stop everything from a .22or to .30-06 AP. Shit weighs a ton but its awesome for exercise.


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