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Old February 14, 2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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How Many Not Leo Members Own A Bulletproof Vest??

Just curious to see how many of my fellow TFL membere own a bulletproof vest that ARE NOT LEO's
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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And what is your reasoning for owning one i.e. everyday wear, personal/home defense just whatever
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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I own one by Second Chance. I bought it in 1990 to supplement my load out for a PST assignment in Berlin. I still have it. Thanks to my doc and my wife, it fits again!
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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intresting, Thanks for the reply.

Any others???
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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I bought a level IIA American Body Armor and Equipment vest few years ago because I was bored. I have never worn it other than to **** off my wife.
I think I paid about $100 for it. It's probably about 50 years old

I'm thinking about shooting it to see if it works
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Are you going to be in it when you shoot it???



If that's the case all i have to say is be careful
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:52 PM   #7
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Are you going to be in it when you shoot it???
Oh hell no.

When I first got it I had my son punch me in the chest.
With the trauma plate smacking into my chest it hurt worse than if he had hit me with no vest.

There was a story posted either here or THR about a father and son Darwin Award team .
The father had his son forcefully stab him with a knife to see if the vest would stop a blade.
They don't
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Old February 14, 2006, 04:55 PM   #8
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All i have to say to that one is WOW!!!
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Old February 14, 2006, 05:08 PM   #9
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Come on guys don't be skurred.



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Old February 14, 2006, 05:10 PM   #10
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OOOOHHH! Lookie there i'm a senior member now!


How about that!!
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Old February 14, 2006, 05:34 PM   #11
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Yes, I have one.
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Old February 14, 2006, 05:42 PM   #12
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why for??
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Old February 14, 2006, 06:01 PM   #13
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me too

Bought it at a gun show, and I bought it cuz it matched my shoes!! Heck if I could buy, or afford, an m198 howitzer I would!!
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Old February 14, 2006, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have Army-issued Interceptor body armor with the ceramic plates, and I'm not a LEO. Does that count?
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Old February 14, 2006, 06:30 PM   #15
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Former LEO with one checking in. I just hold on to it for SHTF purposes. It's about 10 years old, but wasn't worn much. It should still be OK, since it's hanging in a climate-controlled closet and never sees the outside world. It may not be perfect, but it would be better than nothing.
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Old February 14, 2006, 07:05 PM   #16
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Why for? Well, SHTF is one reason I suppose. Another is because I'd rather be better prepared than the next guy. Oh, here's a good one - they are supposedly trying to ban sales to civilians, so get one while you can - and I did.
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Old February 14, 2006, 08:01 PM   #17
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I have a ProMax Level II. It also has a rifle plate in it rated to stop a .308.

I have been doing armed security type jobs and have worn it now and then especially when I was guarding ATM techs.

I just wish I had spent a couple more hundred dollars and bought the lighter weight model as the one I have now is a bit uncomfortable and really restricts your movement.
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Old February 14, 2006, 08:05 PM   #18
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I have one.
It is a point blank level 2.
It has a 1in cut on the back.
I paid $40 for it.
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Old February 14, 2006, 09:45 PM   #19
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Dang now i want one!
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Old February 14, 2006, 10:13 PM   #20
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I live in NYS and i'm pretty sure it's illegal for non LEO/military to have any of that here. So no, i dont have one
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Old February 14, 2006, 11:02 PM   #21
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What I'm seeing here is that not many people have them. I think they are an invaluable asset for home defense and I plan on getting one ASAP.
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Old February 14, 2006, 11:21 PM   #22
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Wouldn't be a bad idea for people that spend a lot of time at the range; RSOs and whatnot. Just one more thing to make you a little more "stupid-resistant".
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Old February 14, 2006, 11:27 PM   #23
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Yep my buddy kinda got me one from his coast guard days
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Old February 14, 2006, 11:41 PM   #24
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In some jurisdictions posession of body armor is a major serious felony. So, in effect you may be asking some of the members here to admit to a criminal act.

Shame, shame, shame on you.

For the record, NO I DO NOT have any sort of body armor.
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Old February 15, 2006, 12:12 AM   #25
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I'm an LEO, but either way I have a spare vest in my trunk for SHTF scenarios... Also I feel like there MAY be a situation where someone other than me may need one...
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