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Old 07-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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I heard about armored backpacks for kids after the last school shooting. Anybody seen these? What is the material? How much are they?

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You can get started in the import business. Here ya go-
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/736970272/Bulletproof_Schoolbag.html

BTW- does not do a thing for the front or side of your body, nor head, legs, arms.

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Thank you for checking. The price is not so bad though for a set. I wonder if youtube has some testing video. Very curious....

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Only handgun rounds. No on the .223.



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Try wearing your armor to the airport

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #16
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Why do you need/want armor?
I wear it because it's better than getting shot. It won't work in all situations and it doesn't offer invulnerability, but most people who are shot are shot with handguns and most of those who die from being shot with a handgun simply bleed to death. I'm not sure why other people might wear it, but that's why I do it. Even if you choose never to carry a weapon of any kind, it makes sense in a nation with more guns than people and the highest rate of incarceration in the western world.
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Posts like these make me LOL.

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You gotta find a better strip club to hang at.

As always, bear testing is suggested; hang it around the bear's balls.

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First off, in non-combat situations, armor has limited value unless it's concealed. (you just shoot for the head or abdomen.)

Plate carriers are good for military and SWAT team use only.

I've worn level 3 and 3A, without plates) for an entire watch, and it's miserable. Heavy, hard to conceal, and hotter than hell.

Level 3 will stop handgun bullets including .44 magnum. Level 2 will stop 95 percent of handgun rounds, and is the choice of many older, experienced officers. These are Kevlar.

Plate vests, that will defeat .223 and .308 are Kevlar with steel or ceramic plates, in pockets . They can weigh 25 lbs of more, and are impossible to conceal.

Good "tests" of body armor. if it costs less than about $750 (or more) new, pass on it. The good stuff isn't cheap. If you can't conceal it under a loose fitting shirt, pass on it.

If you're not military or LE, stay out of areas where you might need it.

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UPDATE: my bad the armor IS NIJ TESTED LEVEL THREE. NOT LEVEL THREE A

Like I said, the buyer had 99.6% feedback and all they do is sell armor.

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