The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

View Poll Results: Do you have a "bullet proof vest"
Yes, For work protection (LE, Military - Past or Present) 48 32.43%
Yes, For Home Protection 10 6.76%
Yes, For Novelty Purposes 2 1.35%
Yes, From Opportunity (Friend/Store sold them cheap, Given one) 4 2.70%
Yes, Other (please explain) 10 6.76%
No, I don't feel i'll ever need one 40 27.03%
No, Other (Please explain) 34 22.97%
Voters: 148. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 9, 2009, 12:29 PM   #51
Brit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 29, 2005
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 805
Security

Do one armed patrol a week, not a "Dangerous location?" so I now use it when it's cold.

Worked 6 months in a Diamond Store... Every day there!

Joe549

He lives in Canada! Sheep country!

One of my ATM Drivers went off the road, into a field (the Cops said he was real lucky he had on his vest!) buried the nose of his vehicle in a field, real thick fog. He still got a real good bruise from the steering column.
Brit is offline  
Old February 9, 2009, 09:38 PM   #52
Joe549
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 27, 2009
Posts: 8
Sheep country.....???
Joe549 is offline  
Old February 10, 2009, 05:19 AM   #53
Brit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 29, 2005
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 805
Sheep

Quote:
If you're not in a job that is "high risk" then you should not be allowed to own it.... But thats just my 2 cents and I'm certain many people will be flaming me for it.
not allowed to own it?

Not a flame, just the way Canada has the "We" don't think you need, ban it, all now say, after me "OK"

So much so that the sheep like attitude goes right through the Country.

Ban ownership of... Short barreled hand guns, hi cap magazines, converted from full to semi auto weapons (sorry they can not be called weapons)

They have had registration since 1936! It has never solved one crime!

Plus Snow sounds cold to me!
Brit is offline  
Old February 10, 2009, 06:23 AM   #54
Double Naught Spy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague County, Texas
Posts: 10,226
Quote:
If you're not in a job that is "high risk" then you should not be allowed to own it.... But thats just my 2 cents and I'm certain many people will be flaming me for it.
Won't flame you, but the comment itself is pretty naive. Ballistic vests do no harm in and of themselves. They pose no dangers. However, they offer protection. Why would you want to disallow safety gear?

While not in a high risk profession, the only place I have seen loaded guns pointed at me is at gun ranges, usually by careless, naive, and/or newbie shooters. A ballistic vest is just plain good safety gear like safety glasses.
__________________
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011
Double Naught Spy is offline  
Old February 10, 2009, 12:56 PM   #55
David Armstrong
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 24, 2005
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 2,289
Got one from the LEO days, still put it on if I go out on patrol or warrant service. Other than that it sits in the closet.
David Armstrong is offline  
Old February 10, 2009, 03:58 PM   #56
protectedbyglock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 27, 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 470
Don't have one.
Couldn't justify it.
I'd like to have one, but I'd like to have a lot of things. Maybe one day.
__________________
"Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. If your cup be full, let it be again.
Let it be known, there is a fountain, that was not made by the hands of men"
protectedbyglock is offline  
Old February 10, 2009, 09:39 PM   #57
BillCA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 28, 2004
Location: Silicon Valley, Ca
Posts: 7,083
I wore one of the early models made from Kevlar 29 fabric, made by Safariland. It was about 1.5" thick, heavy and hot. But it let me concentrate on the job instead of worrying about a surprise knife or pistol every second.

Just make sure your vest does not contain Zylon which deteriorates up to 20% in 2 years. Those should have been recalled, regardless of manufacturer.

I don't currently have one. Nor do I think they are likely to be useful during a home intruder situation. Not unless you're sure you'll have the minute or so to put it on and set the straps in place.

It would be an advantage in terms of a civil unrest, if you live in or near gang turf or high crime zones or you've been targeted by someone.

A vest purchase hasn't been in my budget, but if a good deal comes along I'd certainly give it serious thought.
__________________
BillCA in CA (Unfortunately)
BillCA is offline  
Old February 18, 2009, 11:56 PM   #58
armsmaster270
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 25, 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,924
I wore one as an officer when Second Chance first started up before they were a dept issue item. I still wear one when I go on Ride-Alongs with various agencies all over the country. Other than that not normally.
__________________
http://www.armsmaster.net-a.googlepages.com
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/f...aster270/Guns/
Retired LE, M.P., Sr. M.P. Investigator F.B.I. Trained Rangemaster/Firearms Instructor & Armorer, Presently Forensic Document Examiner for D.H.S.
armsmaster270 is offline  
Old February 20, 2009, 07:02 AM   #59
ATW525
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 14, 2005
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 2,688
Range use. Whenever you're in a place where people are actively handling loaded firearms, there's a chance for unforeseen flying lead. Quite frankly I've seen people at public ranges that I wouldn't trust with an unloaded squirt gun.
ATW525 is offline  
Old February 20, 2009, 09:01 AM   #60
scottycoyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2005
Location: southwestern va
Posts: 651
i picked one up last year because i got such a good deal on it, but im seriously thinking of letting it go. Anybody interested in a pointblank vest that will defeat 7.62x54 and 7.62x39 let me know....i think these things sell for about 1200 on their website, 400 would get it from me
scottycoyote is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10372 seconds with 10 queries