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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 30 cal slob, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Member

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    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:
     
  2. Eightball

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    Well, it's not your fault he doesn't want your business. Reward the person who does.
     
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  4. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    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.
     
  5. Templar223

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    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
     
  6. Kimber1911_06238

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    look online
     
  7. kd7nqb

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    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
     
  8. 30 cal slob

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    This is why I LOVE THR. :evil:
     
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  9. Greell

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    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.
     
  10. TallPine

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    And yet they sell PFD's without even a background check :rolleyes:
     
  11. Correia

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    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. :)
     
  12. Soybomb

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    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.
     
  13. damien

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    Anyone do business with www.bulletproofme.com?

    They sure have a good selection. Always wanted a tactical ballistic shield :evil:

    Also,

    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.
     
  14. turtlehitman

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    they should let you, dimond carriers were them all the time, they're not LEO
     
  15. damien

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    Please try again, this time in English...

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    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.
     
  17. unspellable

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    armor

    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.
     
  18. 230RN
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    unspellable quipped:

    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..)
     
  19. Correia

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    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.
     
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    Deer hunting

    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.
     
  21. Correia

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    Gotcha. I was thinking Utah, where everyone feels the need to use at least a 7mm mag on any deer over 125 pounds. :)
     
  22. 30 cal slob

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    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:
     
  23. Correia

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    Cool. He'll take care of you.
     
  24. Colt46

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    I can guess how they need to justify this policy

    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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