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Posted: 3/17/2006 9:44:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 9:47:00 AM EDT by Neo1]
There is some really great information on this site for offensive weapons. I have found little information in regards to protection in self-defense or home-defense. If LE or the military are facing fire they do pay attention to protection. I found this an interesting place to start:

science.howstuffworks.com/body-armor.htm

This is one company's product that might be useful:

www.interamer.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=26


Detailed Description

A10A: Execuvest IIIA --MUST SELECT SIZE--
Price: $675.00 S&H: $15.00
In today's troubled times, we are seeing an increase in attacks upon executives around the world. Execuvest - a lightweight, custom-made vest that combines full front, back, and side ballistic protection with stylish good looks. Used by major corporation executives and government officials, this comfortable and virtually undetectable garment is ideal for travel in troubled areas. False button front, two watch pockets; available in smart looking fabrics. Removable ballistic panels allow you to order extra outer shells to keep your wardrobe coordinated.





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Anyone have experience or other sites that would be useful in this discussion?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:33:24 AM EDT
Here is one test:

www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot16.htm


Lessons learned:

1. Level IIIA armor stopped the handgun bullets tested, just as designed. Either JHPs or Ball.

2. Once again, "Rifles are rifles and pistols are pistols". Rifles went right through, just as expected.

3. The armor stopped 00 Buck and Rifled Slugs.

4. If your adversery is wearing armor, don't depend on pistols or shotguns. Go for a rifle. As Clint Smith says, "The only purpose for a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down".

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