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Dragon Skin Truth or Media convenience ?

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    I talked to our Sheriff's rangemaster today, after he tested the DragonSkin yesterday. He is also a member of this forum, and said he would try to come on tonight and post a report. It was actually covered in the Fresno Bee today. The armor was not penetrated at 10 yards by .308 AP, AK AP rounds and .223 greentips. I mentioned the additional weight, and he said it is actually pretty close to the same, but an extra-large Dragon Skin was compared to a medium sized vest of the other armor. Of course, Dragon Skin is a Fresno product, so there is some pride involved, and I know nothing about armor, but the tests were considered to be VERY impessive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftyjuan View Post
    I talked to our Sheriff's rangemaster today, after he tested the DragonSkin yesterday. He is also a member of this forum, and said he would try to come on tonight and post a report. It was actually covered in the Fresno Bee today. The armor was not penetrated at 10 yards by .308 AP, AK AP rounds and .223 greentips. I mentioned the additional weight, and he said it is actually pretty close to the same, but an extra-large Dragon Skin was compared to a medium sized vest of the other armor. Of course, Dragon Skin is a Fresno product, so there is some pride involved, and I know nothing about armor, but the tests were considered to be VERY impessive.
    Do you mean FMJ's or actual designated AP's? Eitherway if it stops .308 it can't be that bad...Was that with plates or just the vest by itself?
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    IMHO and from what i have seen only , it seems to be as adaquate as what we have today in other forms , not superior ( with a slight nod to it that it should be a bit tho not a lot more flexable ) . Unless and untill they can halve the weight, or double the circulation with the same weight , with the same ballistic protection , i for one dont see a need to change anything .
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    The article says AP rounds were fired from an M-14, M-16, and AK 47.

    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Do you mean FMJ's or actual designated AP's? Eitherway if it stops .308 it can't be that bad...Was that with plates or just the vest by itself?
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    Update on body armor

    Here is an update from the MSNBC website: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19078640/

    The House armed services committee website can be found at http://armedservices.house.gov/

    I am amazed at the amount of angry rhetoric and emotion concerning this and repeat what I said in an earlier post, "truth never fears a challenge." The equipment that our troops depend upon for their safety and the successsful completion of their mission cannot be vetted too thoroughly.
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    "Pinnacle has competed for Army contracts on body armor but lost out five times because its product did not meet specifications."

    Watched the Army Project Manager for body armor on TV. Would rather believe him than a bunch of political hype.

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