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Posted: 7/1/2003 3:17:54 PM EDT
There is a huge controversy brewing about Second Chance vests, and the fact that the bulletproof material they're using (Zylon- NOT Kevlar) is supposed to degrade significantly over a brief period of time (measured in months!). The protection offered by such vests is reported to be drastically less then when new. Anybody know anything about this? Scary! Links: First, read this: [url]http://64.177.53.248/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001190.html[/url] Then, this: [url]http://64.177.53.248/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001193.html[/url] Then, this one: [url]http://64.177.53.248/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000309.html[/url] Is Kevin McClung just crazy, or is there a REAL problem here for the users of these vests?
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 3:22:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2003 3:37:07 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
All you wanted to know about ballistc armor, but was to boring to read: [url]http://www.nlectc.org/txtfiles/BodyArmorStd/NIJSTD010103.html[/url] Edited to add: FOUND IT! scroll down to the part about initial indications of a possible problem. [url]http://www.aasias.com/PDFA/Zylon_DSM.pdf[/url]
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 3:30:22 PM EDT
There is no such thing as a bullet-proof vest.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 3:48:23 PM EDT
It's funny, every time I think about getting the Ultima Vest, something like this pops up and I thank goodness I still have my Monarch vest. This time I actually got to try on an Ultima vest. It is soooo much lighter than the Monarch, and was only 900+ bucks. Guess I'll just stick it out with my issued Monarch.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 4:53:29 PM EDT
This is not amusing. I have a Second Chance Ultima vest that I wear daily at work. Mike
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 6:46:49 PM EDT
Great.....Just completed a big ol, oh shit email to the dept bosses.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 7:00:35 PM EDT
hmmm
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 6:19:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: There is no such thing as a bullet-proof vest.
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OK, "bullet-resistant" then...
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