Ballistic shields anyone?

Ballistic shields anyone?

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    Ballistic shields anyone?

    Well, unable to sleep my mind has been wandering. I got to thinking about during some high level arrest warrants when a home is forcibly entered, sometimes the first officer/agent has a ballistic shield.

    In a home defense scenario, it seems that having a shield would be quite a good idea during a bump in the night situation. Other than cost and decreased mobility, I can’t seem to think of any downsides.

    Has anyone else ever considered this use for a shield?

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    - maybe turn your bedroom into a ballistic bedroom
    - that way it's fortified



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    I'd rather throw on a plate carrier. Put a holster, spare mags, knife, flashlight, tourniquet etc on it. You'll have what you need easily accessible and you'll have both hands free.
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    I keep my shield right next to my tinfoil hat.
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    For an individual, I don't think a shield would be beneficial, and may be detrimental. It will leave you with only one hand and is probably unwieldy around walls or furniture. It is probably a great idea if you've got a dozen guys stacked up behind you with AR's

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    In the middle of the night you will barely have enough time to grab you weapon.
    Nice idea but not practical in my opinion.

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    The plan ought to be to make the intruder wish he had a ballistic shield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    For an individual, I don't think a shield would be beneficial, and may be detrimental. It will leave you with only one hand and is probably unwieldy around walls or furniture. It is probably a great idea if you've got a dozen guys stacked up behind you with AR's

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    Not a bad idea to have some in case of complete societal breakdown. I doubt I would use one for a bump in the night. I have motion detector HD night-vision cameras, motion detector lights, alarms, dogs, and an armed redhead wife for bump in the night scenarios.
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    Were I that worried, there are low tech solutions that render everything up to an armored vehicle untenable. I won't even go into that.
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    I believe that we can worry a little too much about somethings. Why not have a AR 500 bedroom door or Kevlar sheets on the bed. The chances of anyone of us having a home invasion break in is so small. I believe in being ready and I carry when at home and when working in the yard , basically all the time. I don't wear a bullet proof vest when I am watching TV, pulling weeds, or sleep with a ballistic shield.
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    Howdy!

    The biggest advantage I see to someone breaking into my house is that I have the home field advantage. They have to come to me and that’s not going to be in their favor, especially in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    For an individual, I don't think a shield would be beneficial, and may be detrimental. It will leave you with only one hand and is probably unwieldy around walls or furniture. It is probably a great idea if you've got a dozen guys stacked up behind you with AR's

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