GUN Body Armor = Expensive as hell :hs:

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  1. Silent

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    I'm looking at PACA ZGS Zylon Level II for $475 (department price) All the other stuff I've found is over 700 bucks. Then I have to get a cover which is approx. another $100 :eek3:
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    How much is your life worth???
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Very cheap insurance. The ABA Xtreme stuff is easily worth the $1000+ when you actually wear it and see how comfortable it is compared with even just II stuff from a few years ago.
     
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    I have a new second chance, I belive, vest. It's thing, durable and doesn't smell nearly as bad after a full shift as the old one did. I think $1k is worth it. If you happen to get shot, I think they usually replace yours free of charge :big grin:

    Kelly, do you wear one at work?
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    No, but in the past few monthes, i've been considering it. Combo of the new thinner vests and an increase in attacks at work. However, i feel, and the statistics here show, that i'm at a greater risk of being stabbed than shot, and the stab resistant vests are still to bulky to consider.

    i guess it's a mix of the type of people who have a gun vs knife, type of person who will use it, plus the time we make contact with them, distance of contact, etc, etc. i've found that even scumbags who hide guns will volunteer that info and surrender them to me once the cops are gone. It's the guys with knives that give us trouble. :hs:

    If i got on the job though, my first buy would definitely be dropping a grand or so on a comfortable vest.
     
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    I ended up purchasing the zylon leve II. Its extremely comfortable to wear and I'd be surprised if it weighed more than 3lbs. Next thing on the list is to get a cover for it and buy my Walther P99 QA .40 :cool: I'll call around tomorrow for pricing info.
     
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    oh man, my friend came back from daytona earlier this month with an alice vest rig. $200 with the IIIA USGI vest. some army/navy store had it near his hotel. he said that if he'd had the money, he would've bought something else they had: a MOLLE vest rig, no armor, $200. i think he's got some level 4 steel plates around somewhere, so he's set to go once the whole thing is set up to work with the rest of his gear.
     
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    What jobs do you guys have that require hardcore armor :eek:
     
  9. GlocksRock

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    I bet they work mall security.

    aka Mall Ninja
     
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    :nono: I work at a Quickie Mart :fawk:
     
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    I'd have body armor if I worked there too. The stop 'n rob isn't the best place to be if you are unarmed, are you able to pack heat @ work?
     
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    :rofl: I was just messing with you. I work at one of the local PD's in my area. :fawk:
     
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    oh, then I guess you are able to pack heat at work. lol.
     
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    i wouldn't work at a gas station that didn't allow me to carry concealed-wise.
     
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    :squint: Don't make me use this... ::whips out Maglite::
     
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    Today I went to the place to get a cover made for it. Should look pretty nice :cool: I'll post pics of all of it when its ready next wednesday.
     
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    at this point, though, with the thicknesses and weights reduced so much over the past few years, money is the only excuse to NOT use IIIA instead of II or IIA. i can understand the money issue, but other than that, there's no reason, because the size and weight difference these days is negligible enough that it's not going to make a difference under a uniform.
     
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    You know, I'm just kidding right. I guess I forgot to add this smiley. :fawk:

    All my gun toting OT'ers are cool with me. Even if they don't like Glocks.
     
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    This was my deciding factor :hs: maybe in the future, I can afford to get a better one. For now, I can just buy some plates and get myself a little more added security for cheap.
     
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    now that i think about it, it cost him $300, not $200. the MOLLE rig was $200, his armor and alice rig was $300. still, that's a steal.
     
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    K9 & SWAT :)
     
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    The heaviest part of my daily use vest are the 2 titanium plates I bought and put in the front, and 1 one I put in the back. My mom :)hs: ) sewed a pocket on the back for it, and sewed another pocket ontop of the pocket in front for extra supplies :)
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :rofl: My mother is my stitch too. :o

    Once she saw that thigh rig in the other thread, she started coming up with all sorts of ideas for pouches she could make for me and hunting for a stock of Cordura. :rofl:

    MOMhawk Industries Tactical Gear. :x:
     
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    ha. she'll make sure your ruck has a spot for your thermos of milk.
     
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