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Old February 22, 2010, 09:51 AM   #13
jgcoastie
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Join Date: February 15, 2009
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
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I know from experience that our vests (Point Blank IIIA) will stop the following:

5 - 5.56x45mm
1- 12ga slug
2- 12ga 00Buck
10- .40S&W 180gr

We had a vest that was past its expiration date, so we took it to the range for a bit of "testing". Vest was hung on a rail at the end of the range, not placed over a semi-solid object. All shots were fired at a distance of 5 feet. Shots were fired, in that order, into a single vest, no trauma plates.

Now, all that being said, that's a heckuva lot of kinetic energy. Your insides would likely be turned to jelly. Regardless, I would not want to be shot with anything, vest or not.
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