GUN Am I being careful enough?

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  1. PromptCritical

    PromptCritical Agent of Entropy

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    hello friends,

    Last year I made the decision to trust my life on the street to Second Chance body armor. I got the level IIa because it stops the most rounds. plus I got the Trauma Plate for the front.


    What scares me is that, although I can fit an extra trauma plate in the front, I cannot fit a second one in back. As of late I have taken to duct-taping a second trauma plate to the area of my back where the heart and vital organs are located. Then I put my vest on.


    Here is the questions. The ducttape solution, although tactically sound, is hot and painful to remove. I would like to go to the single-plate solution in back. What I am worried about is repeated hits to that area with .308 ammunition. I have a high-risk security job and I fear that I would be the target for repeated long-distance shots to my back.


    Are any of you aware of a thicker plate that could stop, say, .338 Lapua or something like that? Is there a better way to do the second plate?


    BTW, I am, of course, usually carrying a pair of ceramic plates in my briefcase so that I can shield my head. My SO (we work as a team when necessary) has a similar accessory containing a breakdown NEF single-shot 300 WinMag with an 18" bbl. The plan is that I shield us with my body and "catch the rounds" while she assembles the NEF. I lay down covering fire with my 23 (Bar-Sto .357 Sig barrel) and she makes the long shots. I will then throw smoke grenades to obscure the area while continuing to lay covering fire. The problem, of course, is when I have to turn my back to run, and then the problem crops up.


    Thanks!
     
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    why dont you throw the smoke grenades first?
     
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    or use your kevlar briefcase to catch the .338 lapua rounds as you're rushing to save the mayor's nephew from anal destruction.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Thanks to everybody for the help. I am now thinking that the best thing to do is to have my wife make an “undervest” with pouches front and rear for the additional plates. This would let me have three plates in front (probably too hot and two in back. What I’m also asking her to do is to sew in a sleeve for an ASP collapsible baton. Right now I’m taping the ASP to my right calf (the left calf is where I have my G27).It’s okay for me to talk about my job, as long as I’m not specific. I am the Sergeant of a three-man Rapid Tactical Force at one of America’s largest indoor retail shopping areas. Although there are typically between fifteen and twenty normal security officers working the beat there, we decided a while ago that it would be best to have a specilized force for violent individuals. We use modified electric vehicles and can be anywhere on a given floor within eight and a half minutes.Naturally, the regular security people are unarmed. We “RTFers”, by arrangement with the local police, carry high-strength OC spray and batons. If we have a full tactical alert and permission from the local LEOs we also have a Mossberg 500 with less-lethal rounds and two K-frame Smith .38s loaded with 158gr. LRN.Basically, the situation is that we get the call, we lock up the situation, put everything five by five, and cordon the area until the local authorities arrive. We’re cops, we just don’t get the glory. I am not permitted to carry Glocks on duty; however, when my wife picks me up from work I strap on the “Deadly Duo” of a 27 and 23, each with Bar-Sto .357 bbl.I am writing a proposal to replace our current Mossberg-Smith armament with the following:
    • 3) MP5K-PDW with red-dot sights;
    • 2) G36 rifles using SS109 rounds;
    • 3) Glock practical tacticles in .357 Sig
    • 1) PSG-1 using Fed Gold Medal .308
    • 1) Starlight scope for the PSG-1 in case we lose power in the building.
    • 3) Glock 27 backup guns
    • 3) Kahr P-9 holdouts
    I think this would make us capable of facing nearly any situation. I’ll let you know what the management says!!!
     
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    Who the fuck was it that posted this originally, and was the moron actually serious and truthful?
     
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    Except that about 5 or 6 of us know him personally.
     
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    You'll need to be more specific than that.
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    rofl ... i was rofling at the idiotic movie like situations where her "catches the bullets" while his wife returns fire .... rofl ...
     
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    Oh.my.god. I just spent the last half hour reading this are crying because I was laughing so hard.

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