extra protection?

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  1. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    whats the word on kevlar-wear and trauma plates?
    i dont have 'real' need for them, but it sure would be cool to have a couple sets....
    cant seem to find this stuff anywhere, and cant think of any reasonable reason they would be illegal...
     


  2. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    I don't think there is anything illegal about having and wearing bullet resistant gear. Like Bullet resistant vest, shirt, or that under shirt with a sappy plate in it.
     
  3. MuddyWaterMan

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    I could see it being more for stopping a knife down here in my neck of the woods. LMAO
    I would still like to get ahold of some.
     
  4. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Yeah I can see how you would need that down there. LOL!
     
  5. Geronimo45

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    Some states, it's illegal to have armor if you're a felon. In some states, it's illegal to have armor on whilst committing a felony. Those are the only regs I've ever heard of. And there may be regulations against exporting some of the armor.
    Anyway, it's perfectly legal - and from what I've heard, perfectly miserable to wear. I don't figure it would be useful for anything but riots or babysitting.
    You could probably find the stuff on the internet.
     
  6. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    I see it at gun shows almost all the time.
     
  7. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    hmmm. i will ahve to look around harder i suppose.
    i really want some of those ceramic rifle plates though... tasty!
     
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    If you don't know: They're expensive, and there are two kinds.

    One is the "in conjunction" plate, meant to be worn with Kevlar armor (usually IIIA rated). The thinking is that the plate will stop the bullet, but the Kevlar armor is needed to stop the spalling from the plate. These plates are cheaper and lighter, but the need to buy a carrier that's also bullet-resistant kills the savings on those fronts.

    The other is the "stand-alone" where the plate is all you need.... besides a way to carry it.

    There are also a few different sizes and a couple of profiles. I saw a plate meant for side protection at the last gun show I was at, it was really small. Front plates typically are rectangles with the top corners "clipped off" so that the plate won't interfere with shouldering a rifle or whatever. Back plates typically are rectangular. Plates can be curved for comfort or flat to save $$.

    BulletProofME.com Body Armor - RIFLE Protection Plates
     

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