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About vests

This is a discussion on About vests within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL Well, keep in mind with that that vests have a rather limited shelf life, which can be shortened depending on how ...

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    Distinguished Member Array Bob The Great's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Well, keep in mind with that that vests have a rather limited shelf life, which can be shortened depending on how well they are stored.
    So does emergency food and most medical supplies, but the "better to have and not need" rule takes precedence (within reason).

    The vest will just be another expiration date to track in my equipment spreadsheet. And when it's expired, and I have to replace it, I can take it to the range and see how good it really is.
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    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Vests really don't expire. They have been shown to still have ballistic properties after 10-20 years as long as they were treated within reason. Maybe you just need panels and a good external carrier that fits well.
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    My Threat Level III vest with Trauma Plate now serves as a safe backstop at which I point my weapon for loading and un-loading at home.

    Once you wear one, you'll understand why it's hard to get some officers to use theirs. It gets old real fast!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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