So some folks think that if we are all armed it will/may prevent mass shootings or however their argument goes, that is not the point here. But people are not going around with a gun in hand, bullet in the chamber and finger on the trigger. The gun is holstered or in a bag or wherever. By the time you reach for it you may be dead. So if I am one of the first people on some lunatic's list, I want to have a bit of a chance to get my gun. What about bulletproof vests? Anybody has any experience with them? Are they any effective? What kinds are in existence? Are the bulletproof vest makers cashing in on the mass shootings? Are they regulated, meaning can buy one and wear it anywhere and anytime I want? Thanks...
I don't own, but I was curious because I kept seeing advertisements for them on ammobot. I suspect each state/city may have different laws. From what I could tell, I could own one. but if you committed a crime in one then it was an added felonhy charge.
Plates are heavy, like really heavy. ATF agent patient brought his in for me to understand the loads on him during training. 30 lbs for a chest and back plate in a fairly minimal vest. Then they start adding the gear and ammo to that. And they're huge/bulky. Stopping a rifle round requires big heavy plates. Stopping a pistol round, I believe, can be done with much, much less.
If I were you I'd just wait for the Death Blossom to become commercially available. Last Starfighter came out in 1984..only a matter of time right?
Seems like you might want to lead with that tech next time right? I mean it's over 30 years later and I still can't get over the fact they almost let the Kodan Armada get us by waiting to the last second. Dumb asses.
I inherited one in my (prosecutor) office years ago. As I recall, they are available in various levels of protection i.e. what round they will stop. As you go up in levels they get heavier and more cumbersome.The one I had was pretty bulky and I never wore it. I think they also have an expiration date. Not practical for everyday wear, unless you are in a combat zone.
On the off chance you are being serious - your proposition is nuts. Seriously, it is akin to wearing a life vest on any airplane that travels over water. You cannot live your life that way. Add the fact that vests only cover vital organs and offer only some defense. I have spent periods of time wearing full Army body armor, over-the-clothes vests, and concealed vests. They suck. They are thick, hot, bulky, uncomfortable. They cut into your underarms and your middle when you sit. It is not a viable option for daily wear. If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers