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Ballistic ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. David

    David Member

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    I saw on one of the TV shopping channels a presentation for some luggage. The salesperson said it was made of "ballistic nylon".

    I always thought the word "ballistic" related to ammo and to the trajectory of ammo (or someone who goes into a sudden rage -- i.e. going ballistic).

    My question: Why would any type of nylon be called "ballistic"?

    :neener: :confused: :neener:
     
  2. Delmar

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    Originally developed by DuPont for bullet-resistant vests and military flak jackets, ballistic provides a smooth, bright, high-quality look and feel for luggage, packs and bags.

    From Dupont
     
  3. joe sixpack

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    Was hoping to buy a ballistic nylon windbreaker recently. At least I know now not to ridicule the local g's while donning such with the idea of
    being swathed in pure nylon ballistic protection.

    cheers, ab
     
  4. Jim K

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    "Ballistic" is the latest "cool" buzzword. Look for "ball-istic" jock straps (pun very much intended).

    Jim
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    Many years ago, I was experimenting with my .22 Hornet, and wanted to try WW 296. I took my lunch hour to get a can, and coming back to work, realized that I couldn't leave it locked in my pickup in 95-degree weather. And I didn't want to take it into the office.

    We had a small gym in that building, so I took it into the gym and put it into my locker.

    Now picture this -- in those days, the powder was in a tin can, with a paste-on paper wrapper that said very prominently "BALL POWDER" with the number stamped underneath in tiny numerals.

    As I was putting it in my locker, a guy came out of the shower, scratching himself. He looked over my shoulder, "Hmmm. <scratch, scratch> Ball Powder. <scratch, scratch> Does that stuff work?":D
     
  6. Jim K

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    This is way OT, but no, ball powder doesn't work for that. But Vicks Vaporub kills athlete's foot fungus and jock itch. The foot treatment requires only a couple of applications, the other area needs more time.

    Jim
     
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