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Old February 20, 2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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bullet proof for cheap

is there any vests out there that will stop a shot gun slug at close range? like within 6 feet? and if so how much would they cost, and is it possible to make my own. any comments are welcome. if you think im crazy your not the only one.
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Old February 20, 2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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Old February 20, 2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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Old February 20, 2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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id wager youd suffer some serious internal injuries, seperated sternum and busted ribs, even if the slug didnt go through. So I really doubt youd be in any shape to double fist your 2 desert eagles to get out of the mess

This sounds like a SShootemindahead question

Why?
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Old February 20, 2010, 04:49 PM   #5
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idk y, i was just curious. whats the most powerful gun a standard vest can stop without causing serious injury to the wearer? if a shot gun is too powerful
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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consult the manufactures of body armor, vests and trauma plates.
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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Farberware came out with a new product.
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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While in the Army they showed us a video of someone from Second Chance wearing one of their vests,while another gentleman with a FAL in .308 shoot him from almost muzzle contact away.Took a step back but that was about it,had a red mark(probably soon to turn purple)about the size of a tea cup.I can only guess that he had two trauma plates in front.
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:25 PM   #9
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i saw a buddy of mines vest after he was shot in the chest at about one foot with a load of bird shot. the vest stopped every thing but it lost it's new look. he did not have any broken bones but got a lot of bruising out of the deal.
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:13 PM   #10
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Call 1 800 USA Army,

Tell them your calling about a 19 Kilo job. (M1A1/M1A2 Tanker)

This is about as bullet proof as it gets.
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Old February 21, 2010, 10:52 AM   #11
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Even if you stop the slug you are still absorbing the energy and will probably go down. That's a LOT of energy.
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Old February 21, 2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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http://www.bulletproofme.com/Body_Ar...ml#Stand-Alone



Multi hit, stand alone ceramic plates are about the toughest thing commonly available. Rated to stop .308 and .30-06 armor piercing at about 2,850 fps.

A one ounce lead slug is a heck of a lot of mass to try to walk away from though, not sure how level IV plates are rated against slugs.
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Old February 22, 2010, 09:51 AM   #13
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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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Old February 22, 2010, 10:04 AM   #14
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Plates were developed to spread the blow from higher power rounds across a large enough area to avoid blunt force trauma.

Enough layers of Kevlar would stop just about anything.

The blunt force trauma that results is likely to stop the person.
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Old February 22, 2010, 10:23 AM   #15
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Ceramic plates are designed to stop large caliber rifle rounds (7.62x54r, .3006, .308). I've seen videos of Soldiers/Marines shot by snipers and the Soldiers were mildy wounded. They should handle a 12 gauge slug.
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Old February 24, 2010, 01:51 PM   #16
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thganks guys, i know you probly think im a nutjob. i just like to know my options incase the world turns into a police state, or its bak to looting and mob mentality. so uh how much is a decent vest? can i get one for around 300?
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Old February 24, 2010, 01:55 PM   #17
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so uh how much is a decent vest? can i get one for around 300?
You missed a zero there.....

$3000.00 would be reasonable.

Actually, it depends on the level of the vest.... anywhere from $400 to $3000+

eBay would probably be your best bet. Frankly, as a civilian you're wasting your money, but it's your money.
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Old February 24, 2010, 02:01 PM   #18
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dang thats expensive, well protecting your life is worth it. ive seen some on ebay for cheaper, but idk how well of a protective vest they are cas u cant try them on b4 u buy.
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