bummer. my local Second Chance body armor dealer won't sell to non-LEO/security


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30 cal slob
July 30, 2007, 01:23 PM
well, this kinda stinks.

my local authorized Second Chance body armor dealer will only sell to credentialed LEO's and security folk with purchase request made on company letterhead.

i guess i understand why they might not want to run the risk of selling to bad guys ... but ya think they wouldn't have a problem selling to a person with a valid CCW?

yeesh.

my understanding is that this ain't company (Armor Holdings) policy - the decision is left to the discretion of the retailer.

guess i'll keep shopping.

:rolleyes:

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Eightball
July 30, 2007, 01:24 PM
Well, it's not your fault he doesn't want your business. Reward the person who does.

Nomad, 2nd
July 30, 2007, 01:52 PM
www.bulletproofme.com

Correia
July 30, 2007, 01:58 PM
I'm a body armor dealer. It depends on a lot of things. Local law, local politics, and company rules from your dealer. Some dealers will sell body armor to regular folks provided they have a CCW or something of that nature. Those who do, don't usually blab about it a lot.

Shoot me a PM if you want something.

Templar223
July 30, 2007, 02:51 PM
I know the feeling.

I avoid patronizing companies with elitist policies like this one.

Trust me, 2nd Chance isn't the only game in town!

John

Kimber1911_06238
July 30, 2007, 02:54 PM
look online

kd7nqb
July 30, 2007, 02:59 PM
I am dont know your locale but here in Portland at the gunshows SOMEBODY is always selling PD surplus vests. The show this weekend had 3a vest for 275

30 cal slob
July 30, 2007, 03:07 PM
www.bulletproofme.com


I'm a body armor dealer. It depends on a lot of things. Local law, local politics, and company rules from your dealer. Some dealers will sell body armor to regular folks provided they have a CCW or something of that nature. Those who do, don't usually blab about it a lot.

Shoot me a PM if you want something.

This is why I LOVE THR. :evil:

Greell
July 30, 2007, 03:15 PM
Ebay!...

no seriously, I'm kidding, as I can't actually validate the worth or quality of their like,...level 2 armor protection lol.

but that does suck that they wouldn't sell to you, I would have thought your CCW would have been enough to prove you worthy.

TallPine
July 30, 2007, 03:50 PM
And yet they sell PFD's without even a background check :rolleyes:

Correia
July 30, 2007, 04:01 PM
Guys, beware of gunshow special used vests.

Vests wear out over time. Heat and sweat destroy vests.

Those PD vests are usually traded in for a good reason. You've got about a 5 year recommended life. Less if that vest has been abused.

$250 seems like an awesome deal, until the first time a bullet zips through it. :)

Soybomb
July 30, 2007, 04:47 PM
Do some research too before you buy something like a laminate piece. The US armor brand enforcer classic seems to be a popular choice for a 100% woven kevlar vest.

damien
July 30, 2007, 05:28 PM
They sure have a good selection. Always wanted a tactical ballistic shield :evil:

Also,

Some dealers will sell body armor to regular folks provided they have a CCW or something of that nature.

Will they sell to abortion doctors? They seem to own body armor every time the national news does a piece on the danger of being an abortion doctor.

turtlehitman
July 30, 2007, 05:57 PM
they should let you, dimond carriers were them all the time, they're not LEO

damien
July 30, 2007, 06:08 PM
they should let you, dimond carriers were them all the time, they're not LEO

:confused::confused::confused::confused:

Nomad, 2nd
July 30, 2007, 08:16 PM
He was saying that people who carry high value items (Like Diamonds) wear BP vests.


As to old vests, go to the website I mentioned and read up on used vests.

unspellable
July 31, 2007, 09:31 AM
The wife has suggested that I wear bullet resistanmt under wear when I go deer hunting. That has nothing to do with LEO, CCWs, carrying valubles, etc.

230RN
July 31, 2007, 10:20 AM
unspellable quipped:

The wife has suggested that I wear bullet resistanmt under wear when I go deer hunting. That has nothing to do with LEO, CCWs, carrying valubles, etc.

She's got a sensa yuma, heh. Aren't your naughty bits "valuables?"

Anybody know about using expired armor as a bullet stop for manipulating (loading/unloading) guns indoors?

(As opposed to a bucket of sand etc..)

Correia
July 31, 2007, 10:40 AM
230, I have a bunch of them for that reason. Not the carriers, just a stack of the old expired vest panels.

Unspellable, there's one problem with the deer hunting thing. A regular concealable vest will stop handgun bullets. Rifle cartridges zip right through.

You would need a Level 4 vest (with plates). And those are very heavy and hot. And the only place that actually stops the rifle bullet is the plates over your front and back torso.

unspellable
July 31, 2007, 02:49 PM
Where I am, there's no center fire rifle season for deer, it's all handgun, shotgun, or front stuffer. That makes the bullet resistant under wear idea a little more practical.

Correia
July 31, 2007, 02:53 PM
Gotcha. I was thinking Utah, where everyone feels the need to use at least a 7mm mag on any deer over 125 pounds. :)

30 cal slob
July 31, 2007, 02:54 PM
Second Chance's loss is FBMG's gain.

Thanks again for the info Correia. I lobbed a call in to the person you mentioned. :evil:

Correia
July 31, 2007, 03:13 PM
Cool. He'll take care of you.

Colt46
July 31, 2007, 03:36 PM
It stilll chaps my hide to think that only the ruling aristocracy can purchase safety gear.
Glad there are other options.

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