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    Last words of an idiot.........."Hey y'all look at me!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis1209 View Post
    That's why brothers and sisters getting married should not have children




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    But it makes for a smaller shotgun weddin' Maww.
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    The obvious has already been repeated ad nauseum.

    But this begs the question. Was that vest supposedly rated for that caliber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    The obvious has already been repeated ad nauseum.

    But this begs the question. Was that vest supposedly rated for that caliber?
    You guys should watch the followup video "The Man Behind the Bulletproof Vest test." He explains that his buddy was drinking and, while he was supposedly a good shot, missed the trauma plate. Then he mentions that the vest was expired and they'd already done "extensive testing on the back of the vest." Without the trauma plate, it's probably not rated for that caliber, so the man's lucky he isn't dead.
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    This has already been posted. The guy pulling the trigger is named Clay, He used to work for me and came in bragging about this video. (guess who doesn't have a job anymore)
    The person who got shot did it to "show he was tough enough" for the police academy. He has since been banned from ever applying. Stupid Stupid

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    Just wondering, what vests are only bullet resistant? I took one of our old vests from work, put it on a mannequin and shot it with my .40 Glock using 165 grain FMJ and also .22LR from 10 feet away. None of the bullets penetrated the vest anywhere. The mannequin was made of dense foam and the impacts made some deep dents in the stiff foam. Unless the vest they used was not bullet proof, I don't believe the bullet penetrated the vest. Still, a dumb idea. If you want to shoot a vest, get a mannequin.

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    I'll keep my fingers still on this one because anything I say will get me banned from the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron1100us View Post
    Just wondering, what vests are only bullet resistant? I took one of our old vests from work, put it on a mannequin and shot it with my .40 Glock using 165 grain FMJ and also .22LR from 10 feet away. None of the bullets penetrated the vest anywhere. The mannequin was made of dense foam and the impacts made some deep dents in the stiff foam. Unless the vest they used was not bullet proof, I don't believe the bullet penetrated the vest. Still, a dumb idea. If you want to shoot a vest, get a mannequin.
    bullet proof vests have different ratings for type of ammunition they stop,over time Kevlar deteriorates and after the expiration date are not guaranteed to stop the bullet they are rated for.IIRC Second Chance had a bunch of vests that had defective Kevlar and instead of the company eating the loss they put them on the market anyway
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    Ok, thanks. The vest I shot was 5 years past the expiration date. Can't remember what it was rated for. No one at work thought it would be able to stop a .40 FMJ from 10 feet but it sure did. Whats the point of wearing a vest if it can' stop a bullet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianator View Post
    This has already been posted. The guy pulling the trigger is named Clay, He used to work for me and came in bragging about this video. (guess who doesn't have a job anymore)
    The person who got shot did it to "show he was tough enough" for the police academy. He has since been banned from ever applying. Stupid Stupid
    It looks like this video at least produced two excellent decisions..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    bullet proof vests have different ratings for type of ammunition they stop,over time Kevlar deteriorates and after the expiration date are not guaranteed to stop the bullet they are rated for.IIRC Second Chance had a bunch of vests that had defective Kevlar and instead of the company eating the loss they put them on the market anyway
    I was going to ask that. It seems odd to me (non-LEO) that there would be an expiration date. Sounded sort of gimmicky to me. Like something companies make up to so you'll buy a new one every so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis128 View Post
    I was going to ask that. It seems odd to me (non-LEO) that there would be an expiration date. Sounded sort of gimmicky to me. Like something companies make up to so you'll buy a new one every so often.
    Well, Kevlar is a material like any piece of clothing, and materials wear out after use. Jeans get holes, even leather wears out after a while. A five-year expiration date on a vest doesn't mean it won't be effective 6 years after purchase, it just means they won't guarantee it will be. I just looked at a website that tested an 11-year-old vest that stopped everything they tested on it, which was up to .357 mag.

    Then there's the fact that it's a lifesaving device. I'm pretty sure lifesaving devices have to have an expiration date. When I go to D-Day for paintball instead of smoke grenades we use the floating canisters of Coast Guard orange rescue smoke. That stuff is usually years past the expiration date and still makes a huge, thick, long-lasting plume of orange smoke. It almost makes me feel like the expiration dates are there as a matter of policy. So It's hard to say if an expiration date actually makes a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    Nature has a way of weeding out the weak, infirm, and stupid, hopefully before they can breed and make more.:
    I respectfully disagree. Where is the evidence that the weak, infirm, and stupid have done anything but proliferate?
    It seems to me that the halls of Congress, the pages of the newspaper, and much of the internet prove just the opposite. If anything, stupid seems to be multiplying like the clotheshangers in my closet. OMO. YMV.
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    I'm not convinced it was a real test.

    Maybe if they tried with a 7.62x39mm rifle I'd believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    I respectfully disagree. Where is the evidence that the weak, infirm, and stupid have done anything but proliferate?
    It seems to me that the halls of Congress, the pages of the newspaper, and much of the internet prove just the opposite. If anything, stupid seems to be multiplying like the clotheshangers in my closet. OMO. YMV.
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