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Body Armor - Rifle Protection

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by thriftyjoe, Apr 12, 2013.

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  1. Sentryau2

    Sentryau2 Member

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    If your worrying about body armor think of a way to protect your legs, they are just as important as anything else, after all you need them for running away :p upper leg shots are very nasty, lots of big veins to hit and bleed out from. I have very little experience with body armor (except from shooting an old police surplus vest on a synthetic torso)
     
  2. paintballdude902

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    mehhh...... i got a great deal on an eagle armor carrier and was paid back for it... so ill stick with that.

    i dont have much faith in what u buy on the internetz so id just stick with a well known company. you might be worried about cost but remember.. a good vest is way less than the value of your life.



    i dont wear a vest except when im required
     
  3. ObsceneJesster

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    What do you mean you have no faith in what you but on the Internet? Have you never purchased something online. Are companies like BCM just crap since you buy their products from the internetz?

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. MudMarine

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    Ceramic ESAPI plates issued 04-05 timeframe to the infantry battallions were rated for all 30 cal AP threats. Saw three damaged plates from seperate attacks where the Marine survived each time.

    1st plate took a four round burst from AK at contact distance. The ceramic matrix was crushed and had no strength left. All fragments were captured by matrix or the level III backing. Busted ribs. Still in the fight.

    2nd plate took a large 7 inch by 2 inch shard from a 155 arty IED edge on. The vest stopped it mid way, capturing it. Basically half in the Marine's chest, half out. Medivac, docs split him stem to stern to fix. He is good to go. Now has a killer scar to tell his grandkids about.

    3rd plate attack happened in my presence. Watching rear during patrol as Marine opposite me and behind made the 90 degree turn down a new street to follow the patrol. He took a 7.62x54R round to the center of his rear plate. I was looking right past him when it went down, and saw him drop like a sack of potatoes. After catching a glimpse of the muzzle flash, and directing my team onto a specific taxi, to deal with the shooter. Came back to learn that my buddy wasn't dead, just had a bruise on his upper back between his shoulder blades about the size of a volleyball.

    His plate was busted, bullet defeated the plate but was trapped by the level III layer. Rifle was moisin 91/30.
     
  5. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    Looks like a bad ass vest. I know everyone is asking "why" and what not, more power to you. I had quite a few people ask me "why" when I bought my 50BMG. I'll be honest your reason for buying isnt important to me, I just wanted to say the body armor looks like it is pretty damn tough. Hope you never have to test it out.
     
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