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Old 07-31-2020, 08:32 AM   #1
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What chest body armour would you recommend? Any military surplus?
And Helmuts that can take a pistol round, for the most part.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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What level of ballistic protection do you want pistol or rifle?
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What level of ballistic protection do you want pistol or rifle?
Pistol.
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BulletProofME.com Body Armor / Bullet proof Vests

Lots of options
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Another source I haven't personally used because they gave me my body armor when I retired, said it couldn't be re-issued.

https://www.ar500armor.com/
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Pistol.
For pistol you're going to be looking at Level II or Level IIIA soft armor. Either will be pretty light compared to hard armor rifle plates.
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In My opinion, the 2nd chance vests being offered by Bulletproof

Most situations where you need greater then pistol protection you can avoid. (And I suggest you do).

The big thing to remember is that helmets cause shooters to pick you as a target first.
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Thnx. I am looking at options.We live in the burbs, and my house will be the one the kids/grandkids come too.. This is if we have hurricance to violence, I am the hub as I have some preps and protections.
Kids would be protected by as much metal and stuff I can put around them. Garage, in the car, bathroom etc.
Just looking for quick action items and ideas, prices etc.
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Probably be good to have both I think, but light armor (pistol) makes more sense on a day to day basis and can be concealed. Heavy plates can come in handy if things really start to unravel.
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If you're going all in on light armor or plates, then don't forget some kind of protection for your head. It's probably the most neglected personal protection option among preppers.
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If you do go with a ballistic helmet I recommend getting one that has an accessory rail system on it so you that you can direct mount your ear pro.





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