Bullet proof vests: do you own one and do you actually wear it?

Bullet proof vests: do you own one and do you actually wear it?

This is a discussion on Bullet proof vests: do you own one and do you actually wear it? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I see Kevlar vests online on eBay all the time and I have to admit I was toying with the thought of getting one. ...

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    Bullet proof vests: do you own one and do you actually wear it?

    So I see Kevlar vests online on eBay all the time and I have to admit I was toying with the thought of getting one. Just because. Heck, it's probably more work than it's worth.

    So who has one and do you put it on along with your carry piece everyday?


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    I don't have one, but I've often considered purchasing one. I wouldn't just get the vest though, I'd make sure I had the ballistic plates as well. I seriously doubt that I would ever wear it out and about, but rather I'd like to own one to wear while training with my carbine. Vest and plates, combat load, etc.
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    A properly fitted, well made vest is comfortable to wear....as long as its always 65 degrees out and slightly cloudy with a mild breeze. They are hot, will make you sweat, can be tiresome to wear after 8 hours...and they start to smell funny after a while..... and i have never seen one that didnt stand out when worn under a shirt. One plus side to a vest...its a handy place to stick a BUG. I carried a 357 snubbie in a velcro on holster under my arm when i was on the force....worked very well.
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    Being a police officer I was issued body armor. The one I was issued is so poorly made I do not wear it. It hangs over my duty belt. If you use a 2 hand hold for shooting the front bunches up to a pyramid about 3 inches of your chest. Arm movement is severly restricted. It is just about time to trade them in one new ones but I doubt that will happen. If you want a vest go buy it from the shop, have them measure you for it while you move so it will be made properly.
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    Maids are far more deadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Maids are far more deadly.
    I was thinking watch out for them assault nannies.
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    Buying a bullet proof vest will be right after I buy snow boots for my dog!

    I don't go to places I think I need a bullet proof vest to go!

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    The 'bump in the night' scenario is a really good reason to have one, imo.
    I really wonder how light they're gonna get?
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    There are some interesting, new ballistic daypacks catching some traction in the CCW world. But, to answer your question, I have an older vest...and I NEVER wear it. I'd personally rather have the mobility & comfort without it, than the false sense of security of something that only covers 30% of my body & won't stop a rifle round.
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    Yes. I have a Safariland level 11A. I wear it every day, but it comes off when I'm off duty. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear one that wasn't in a high risk job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Yes. I have a Safariland level 11A. I wear it every day, but it comes off when I'm off duty. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear one that wasn't in a high risk job.
    Do you mean IIIA? IIA is really minimally rated, like 9mm at best.

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    Whatever vest I wear the butler won't leave me be. I get no respect.

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    Cheaper to fire the butler than buy the vest. If I can ever afford to hire a butler
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