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Posted: 10/7/2002 1:50:02 PM EDT
Washington DC suburbanites should start wearing class III body armor, eh?
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 1:56:59 PM EDT
Unless you wear the plates too, it might not do the trick. Besides, he/she/they have already demonstrated proficiency at head shots. Who ever this monster is, I hope they gut shoot him and let him bleed out slow.....
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 2:41:14 PM EDT
We only have 1 head shot victim, right? The rest have been body shots, I believe.
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 2:42:43 PM EDT
Class III alone won't stop rifle rounds...
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 2:48:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: Washington DC suburbanites should start wearing class III body armor, eh?
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That's prolly banned too... but only for the proletariat.
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 2:54:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By IamtheNRA: Class III alone won't stop rifle rounds...
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SURE WILL.
Level III is tested to stop 6 rounds of .308 Winchester FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) (NATO 7.62 X 51 mm), and can handle lesser threats, such as AK-47 / Kalashnikov 7.62 X 39 mm Full Metal Jacket (FMJ).
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Maryland tried to ban body armor, but it didn't go through.
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 3:04:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2002 3:05:00 PM EDT by DarkHelmet]
Class IIa, II, and IIIa are what are considered "soft armor" designed to stop handgun and some subgun rounds ranging from 9mm to .44mag. Class III armor is the beginning of rifle armor and almost always uses some type of steel, or composite plate that is rated for multiple hits from .223, .308, and 7.62x39. Class IV Armor is rated for at least single-hit protection from 30-06 AP (M2). These plates are generally made of some type of ceramic and the dispersal of energy in stopping the AP round will shatter the ballistic plate hence the reason for only single hit protection. This is a very brief overview and may contain slight errors in the info. It is what I remember from memory out of the [url=http://www.ammo-oracle.com]Ammo FAQ[/url] which also has a link to the official NIJ ratings on the net. I've got my USMC Interceptor and my SAPI plates.... do you? But unless I have some way to conceal it I imagine a sniper would then aim for a head shot if he/she saw the armor. Glad I'm on the West Coast... until it starts happening here God forbid. Stay safe over there you guys. [edited cuz I'z dumm]
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 3:22:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Originally Posted By IamtheNRA: Class III alone won't stop rifle rounds...
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SURE WILL.
Level III is tested to stop 6 rounds of .308 Winchester FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) (NATO 7.62 X 51 mm), and can handle lesser threats, such as AK-47 / Kalashnikov 7.62 X 39 mm Full Metal Jacket (FMJ).
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Maryland tried to ban body armor, but it didn't go through.
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Ah, yes...you are correct...I was thinking of IIIa...but isn't that Class III kind of bulky and obvious???
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 3:29:14 PM EDT
Not if you just duct-tape the protective plates to your skin
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 3:33:12 PM EDT
2 out of 7 are known to be head shots, others have not been divulged. One head shot known to be seated, stationary target other was moving from descriptions reported.
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