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Body Armored Baddies - Where Does this Leave Concealed Carriers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    I never would have expected to face a body armor equipped foe in a Concealed Carry scenario... until now. In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, I have begun to consider body armor, and the ability of various handguns to defeat it, when selecting my next concealed sidearm. My thoughts immediately turned to the FN Five-seveN, but, as another thread on this forum mentioned, the AP loads are not available to the general public (in light of this tragedy, I really think they should be). What calibers, in their civilian form, pose a serious threat to body armor? 10mm? .357 Sig? .38 Super? Can the 5.7x28mm be legally hand loaded to armor defeating velocities?
     
  2. dogtown tom

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    Contrary to the media reports, few "baddies" actually wear body armor. The Aurora nutjob was not wearing body armor.

    I don't know if its very High Road to discuss how to defeat body armor given that 99% of those who wear it are police officers.
     
  3. Sam1911

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    Several threads touching on this already.
     
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