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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 2/21/2006 8:54:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 8:55:11 AM EDT by txgp17]
My brother works for the NCSHP. They issue Second Chance brand body armor. I've heard him comment on the type of body armor he wishes he had, but I don't recall the brand/model. My Mother and I are looking into getting him exactly what he would like to have for his birthday. I'm going to speak to his buddies at work and get a feel for what they know, but I'd like imput from you guys as well.

#1 - if someone were going to buy you any type of concealable body armor of use on patrol, what would you want and why? Remeber, in the summer Temperatures frequently rise above 95º and it is very humid here in this part of the South.

#2 - What has the best long term properties? I don't want to buy him a vest with a 18 month service life.

Thanx in advance
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:02:24 AM EDT
You are not going to be able to keep that a secret anyway since the armor needs to be fitted to him. You don't just buy one off the rack like a shirt. Why not just give him the money and tell him what it is far or maybe let him pick it out and you pay the bill. If you do not get exactly what he wants and if it is not fitted correctly, he will not likely wear it.

It would be much like my wife going out to buy me a gun (and she has). She doesn't have a clue so she just asks how much it costs and pays the bill.

By the way, that is a great gift for someone, IMO.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:19:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:52:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:

#1 - if someone were going to buy you any type of concealable body armor of use on patrol, what would you want and why? Remeber, in the summer Temperatures frequently rise above 95º and it is very humid here in this part of the South.

#2 - What has the best long term properties? I don't want to buy him a vest with a 18 month service life.

Thanx in advance



1. US Armor Enforcer Classic with the Titanium Trauma Plate. Cost= $510

2. All woven Kevlar. If you use anything with laminates, try to minimize it.
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