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I just purchased a level 2 kevlar vest

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    If you can afford one it's a good idea to wear one trekking through heavily wooded and brush areas also where there is a chance that you could be confused for Bambi and catch a misguided thumper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Being the sweat-bucket I am I doubt I could tolerate wearing one, tho just occasionally would like the option.

    Any pic of this one? How was cost - steep?
    Yah; ^^ What he said..! ^^

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    Vests can and do break down over time, heat, moisture and flexing of the panels will wear em out. So just be aware some may not stop all they are suposed to or not at all with a used vest. That said , I tested a IIA vest that was an 80's issue. it stopped .40 S&W just fine.
    You might wan to read up on what is recommended for storage and care. Also consider underarmor or similar shirt to help cool you and possibly protect the vest from sweat.
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    Sunlight & UV can also deteriorate KEVLAR.

    And also remember that Second Chance Body Armor had issues with a defective formulation of Kevlar.
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    12 hr. shift only.
    Cant get it off quick enough.

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    Here's the pics I said I would post.

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    testing to see if pics work
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    Ok, at first they were huge on screen, these should work.

    Here is everything I normally carry with the new vest. The cell phone and pepper spray are carried in my jacket. Notice how slim the vest is in the side profile pics. I do admit though, it did get pretty warm, but no sweat. I don't know if I could wear it in the summer regularly unless I had AC going constantly. Anyway, here's the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    Sunlight & UV can also deteriorate KEVLAR.

    And also remember that Second Chance Body Armor had issues with a defective formulation of Kevlar.
    Incorrect, nothing to do with the Kevlar.

    The product was Zylon made by a Japanese company by the name of Toyobo.

    Product did not meet specifications required by the manufacturers, tho it claimed to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    Vests can and do break down over time, heat, moisture and flexing of the panels will wear em out. So just be aware some may not stop all they are suposed to or not at all with a used vest. That said , I tested a IIA vest that was an 80's issue. it stopped .40 S&W just fine.
    You might wan to read up on what is recommended for storage and care. Also consider underarmor or similar shirt to help cool you and possibly protect the vest from sweat.

    I have a set of coldgear underarmour that is designed to wick away moisture, however, wouldn't that then just go strait to the vest? I know they had another line-up called hotgear for keeping cool in hot weather and wicking moisture. Maybe that would work better. I guess I'll give the one I've got a try before I go and buy another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erich
    Be sure to wear rubber shoes with it - a licensed, carrying citizen is more likely to be struck by lightning than shot.

    So why didn't you get Threat Level III?
    Dude that's awesome news.

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    I feel that the people that will buy and wear a vest need to be commended.(But it's not for me.) Some of the people that would berate them are the same people that carry 2(or 3) firearms and 50rds. of ammo.

    You wanna wear.... go for it. Your family will thank you for it. -------

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggz01
    I have a set of coldgear underarmour that is designed to wick away moisture, however, wouldn't that then just go strait to the vest? I know they had another line-up called hotgear for keeping cool in hot weather and wicking moisture. Maybe that would work better. I guess I'll give the one I've got a try before I go and buy another.
    Either 1 would wick the sweat away from your body, but might help to keep you from retaining moisture and it building up on the vest. A cotton shirt will retain more moisture. The heat gear is a thinner material , for warmer temps.
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    Wear it while driving in the city imho vests have saved a hell of a lot more folks from vehicles than bulletts
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    Ok, Jiggz I will eat a little humble pie and say your pics show a man with a nice set up. However, the vest is not for me, but you know it is a shame that we as civilians have to even go such extremes to be safe. Nice set up bro....
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