GUN god the VPC is so stupid

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The 2004 Violence Policy Center report Vest Buster: The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum-The Gun Industry's Latest Challenge to Law Enforcement Body Armor, which warned of the threat posed to law enforcement officers by the .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum handgun round, has resulted in the development by a Camarillo, California, company of a new bullet-resistant vest capable of defeating the .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum round.

    The vest has been certified by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as meeting its Level IIIA soft body armor standards. NIJ standards do not currently cover the .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum round, but the vest successfully defeated the round in tests conducted by an independent firm whose certifications are accepted by the government agency.

    According to Ari L. Markow, president of Pride Business Development Holdings, Inc., "After reading an article prepared by the Violence Policy Center entitled, Vest Buster: The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum-The Gun Industry's Latest Challenge to Law Enforcement Body Armor, I became focused on the development of a new ballistic system that would help keep law enforcement safe from this possible threat. We emerged with a product to answer this call and others for protection against many of the hot rounds law enforcement is equally concerned about."

    so the S&W 500 was made to counter LEO body armor? :hsugh: I didn't realize the streets were being flooded with 500's :rolleyes:

    Any WMD LEO's ever encounter a s&w 500 or fn fiveseven on the street? NYPD officers I've talked to have never seen one.
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    It doesnt say that the S&W 500 was made to counter body armor, they said they are using it as a challenge to see if they can stop it with a body armor
     
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    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    well with the way they phrased it they made it sound like S&W made the gun with the intention of defeating body armor.

    I doubt the common street thug could afford a 500 anyway. let alone know what it was.
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    If a dude can afford the ammo for it, he's probably not going to be shooting cops with it.
     
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    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Well, at least they made a vest that can stop it instead of just trying to get everyoen to pass a ban on it.
     
  6. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I've never seen one on the street. Come to think of it, I haven't seen them in gun stores either.
     
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    I want an FN 57 but the are so ugly
     
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    I have seen ONE 500 in stores. the wierd thing is, I have seen a bunch of 460s
     
  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've seenem in gun shops I dont know anyone personally who's ever bought one though, I've thought about the FiveSeven..
     
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    Ive seen 2 fivesevens and a shitload of 500's in stores. But why would a criminal buy a gun that expensive?

    But I think its great that the armor company took it as a challenge to build a better vest. We can only hope they continue on with that attitude, instead of just complaining that is an impossible task and that everything over 32 should be banned.
     
  12. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I've seen a bunch of .500s in gun stores and at shows. I've just never seen anyone shoot one. I've never even known anyone that owns one now that I think about it...
     
  13. NEWSFLASH, YOU STUPID FUCKING ANTI-GUN COCKMONGERS: CRIMINALS ARENT GOING TO USE AN S&W 500

    that is all
     
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    its all about the glock fouh-tay
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    You dont need an expensive gun if you want to pentrate body armor, most rifles will do and so will a $150 cz in 7.62x25
     
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    or a yugo sks for 100. or an 80 mosin.
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    "After reading an article prepared by the Violence Policy Center entitled, Vest Buster: The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum-The Gun Industry's Latest Challenge to Law Enforcement Body Armor, I became focused on the development of a new ballistic system that would help keep law enforcement safe from this possible threat. We emerged with a product to answer this call and others for protection against many of the hot rounds law enforcement is equally concerned about."

    There is a call from LEOs about a 'possible threat' from the S&W .500 and 'many other hot rounds'.

    I don't think they are using the 500 as a top baseline. It is a 'possible threat'.
     

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