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Do you own Body Armor?

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- Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:03:48 EST aOIJba9L No.39591
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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 wIZVYbf0 No.39593 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 CyZrb3AO No.39594 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 a//OBFgq No.39595 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 Q053oM0X No.40049 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$each from aforementioned ebay guy) just doubled up, 4 inserts each
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CallsignMalice - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:28:52 EST Q053oM0X No.40050 Reply
I own 6 bulletproof vests(5Interceptor OTVs, a Condor gunner plate carrier, onlhy one ceramic plate though)
Right now theirs someone on ebay(Thebodyarmorstore) who is selling second chance plates for DIRT cheap
Dont trust your life on this, but just one of the stab threat level2s will stop a 12 gauge that was firing some form of birdshot, or my freinds .357 full jacketed
Both were at about 15 feet
A couple of my interceptor vests just have these cheap plates(35$each from aforementioned ebay guy) just doubled up, 4 inserts each
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CallsignMalice - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:31:57 EST Q053oM0X No.40051 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 P9ddhs4G No.40052 Reply
>>40051

This interests me.
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George Clottingdale - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:07:25 EST G6NKcLVT No.40155 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 JW6A/1ow No.40156 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 yYPz5Nnd No.40159 Reply
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Anti-bear armor = best armor
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CallsignMalice - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:13:27 EST 3ZqruFME No.40199 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 wvKMqNkc No.40201 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 jTuot4CW No.40202 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 jTuot4CW No.40203 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 P9ddhs4G No.40220 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 Ilp8hv2o No.40253 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 QPpPlnUx No.40254 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 EA2e2vqe No.40255 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 SjIp9rvd No.40264 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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Caroline Worthingworth - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:40:08 EST f8Pqi1bl No.40267 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 QPpPlnUx No.40268 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 P9ddhs4G No.40273 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 VvidRB4B No.40283 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 qi8DYELU No.40299 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 ZKlgipxN No.40301 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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Emma Panningbury - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:22:22 EST o52tRI20 No.40317 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 9WjvlJRP No.40328 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 VvidRB4B No.40338 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 P9ddhs4G No.40340 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 9swB/Q6+ No.40343 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 kLa8Gg8e No.40367 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Phyllis Berringfuck - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:22:36 EST 8lMSQvYA No.40373 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 a0XcIdqV No.40382 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 a0XcIdqV No.40383 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 QBzO9uHg No.40484 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 TjCTyUpA No.40527 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 gtCPc8hP No.40530 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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George Dribbersteg - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:21:06 EST DFaUub85 No.40557 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 P9ddhs4G No.40558 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 SjIp9rvd No.40559 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 P9ddhs4G No.40566 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 d1okrweb No.40574 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 d1okrweb No.40575 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 en8ancFd No.40614 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 P9ddhs4G No.40617 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 bdshBhvp No.40632 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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Phyllis Breddlepuck - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:40:31 EST BTceH415 No.40974 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 7Hwk0nrL No.40978 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 ya/0Bzaa No.43303 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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Cyril Tootshit - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:38:53 EST FHK6rvYy No.43351 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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dr. m !gWLn19/oKs - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:42:48 EST rSYlbyNq No.43383 Reply
>>39591

If I wore level II, or god forbid level IIA, NO PLATES (you'll understand why), would It even be worth it if I'm being fired upon by an AR/AK etc platform?

You know, .223 and larger. 7.62x39, maybe even .308

As we've seen recently (and I've owned a slide fire for fucking YEARS; It shouldn't have been legal in the spirit of the law, but technically it should have been because the law was written horribly).

I'm especially wondering if I'm being shot at from distances equal to say the Las Vegas shooting.

>I've concluded if I were at the concert, a .380 6+1 or even say a 9/40, even staggered mags, wouldn't have done shit at that range. With bullet trajectory not figured out for me (but it has been figured out for him), I'd be just as likely to hit nothing or somebody else.

I'm considering buying that expensive ass shit level II armor that's actually concealedable a comfy. The plates just increase the weight and make the heat bunbearable, and this is assume I have no evidence of previous threat.

When not worn obviously the plates would be inserted for emergencies.

>.223/7.62x39 against level II no plates, but at crazy ranges like 400m?

Thoughts?
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Ebenezer Bongerfodge - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:58:45 EST 28sWOXeP No.43384 Reply
>>43383

youre going to wear body armor at a concert?
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dr. m !gWLn19/oKs - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:24:23 EST rSYlbyNq No.43385 Reply
>>43384

yeah i need to be able to keep my CNS/Spine protected so that I can continue engage ground targets, or lay on top of my wife and cover up for elevated targets if evacuation is impossible/less safe than sheltering in place.

My dad was a cop so I've worn level II literally hundreds of times. It's very hot.
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Lillian Gerryhudge - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:51:19 EST czHnnTIe No.43392 Reply
>>43383
It’d do you better then nothing, I always have a 357 sig with 100 rounds of ammo, being a Vegas local seeing that distance, I’d of definitely returned fire on the muzzle flash the Mandalay Bay has thick windows, if I hit him I’d save people if I hit the hotel windows I doubt itd be fatal to anybody
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Hedda Blatherdale - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:58:37 EST 28sWOXeP No.43396 Reply
>>43385

you would wear body armor to a concert but not armor your wife?
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dr. m !gWLn19/oKs - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:47:29 EST yGUrL21s No.43398 Reply
>>43396

>armor my wife

>like she's a WoW character

Good luck trying to get your wife to wear body armor in public when there's no statistical risk.

It's either me or nobody dude. I'm only even considering it because I've worn Level II no plates & steel plates police body armor for years before I moved. I would usually put it on before target shooting, especially with more than 1 shooter.
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dr. m !gWLn19/oKs - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:26:06 EST yGUrL21s No.43400 Reply
>>43399

it's a safety thing man, I've got a grandpa without a thumb due to a similar accident.

I hear gunshots almost every day. If I take a walk in the woods and go the wrong way I can easily walk across another person's backstop or some drunk guys shooting into the woods. Getting shot while shooting, especially when you're not shooting alone (like I said), it's totally a risk, especially when everyone isn't 100% sober.

Not sure how that makes me a goober. I don't currently own body armor if you're paying attention. I simply had access to an extra set for a while, so I'd wear it to the range and stuff. People who make fun of it are just being dicks against safety. It's one thing to wear this shit every day, but if it's specific instances of increased risk, it's the logical choice.

I'm totally wearing body armor for clay shooting with my kids as they age. Lord knows you can only trust your own aim.
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Nell Cruddlemen - Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:22:29 EST CU0hBX/y No.43409 Reply
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>>43398
>implying she doesn't want raid epics for the aesthetic AND the stats
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Emma Clummerdock - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:59:22 EST ZKxGFNL5 No.43410 Reply
I used to work as a paramedic when I was in college, and my union issued me a bulletproof vest which of course I had to give back when I quit. I think it cost around $550
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Caroline Guzzlehall - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:26:27 EST f2m9eQPq No.43489 Reply
>>43385
be a hero: 420chan /nra/ edition

I wish I had adequate photoshop skills to make image macros about this guy in the gentle internet prodding sense.
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Beatrice Pittway - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:13:23 EST ve1GR79n No.43491 Reply
>>43400
You have to have the longest neckbeard anyone has ever seen.
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Doris Semmlestone - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:30:53 EST eUBbDnM0 No.43492 Reply
>>39591i don’t know about that beard looks like something a hillBilly would pull to make sure you deep throat him...maybe that’s why he’s got the armor lol

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