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    Backpacks, meh. There's too much of me to hide behind any backpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAS1 View Post
    My friend Tyler at AR500 Armor just released their new level IIIA backpack for $119.
    This was one of the packs I'm interested in. The packs don't scream "look at me" which is one of the things I'm looking for. I was thinking about preordering the larger panel pack since I've never been called petite. I also like the idea mentioned about just ordering a panel that can be moved from pack to pack.

    I'm still looking at options. Also trying to decide if I want to go with a level IIIa or III or both.
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    Found the two 45Colt bullets that I fired. They are 200grn Winchester Silvertip.
    The picture isn't real good, but if you look close you can see the thread pattern from the ballistic panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSKnight View Post
    Found the two 45Colt bullets that I fired. They are 200grn Winchester Silvertip.
    The picture isn't real good, but if you look close you can see the thread pattern from the ballistic panel.

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    I've been wondering about a trauma pad behind the armor in a backpack. The old engineer in me says it might not be as effective as a trauma pad next to the torso...but I have nothing to confirm or deny that assumption. Have you ever done any testing to see what happens to a trauma pad without a human torso behind it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I've been wondering about a trauma pad behind the armor in a backpack. The old engineer in me says it might not be as effective as a trauma pad next to the torso...but I have nothing to confirm or deny that assumption. Have you ever done any testing to see what happens to a trauma pad without a human torso behind it?
    Hmm, good question.
    I didn't have a trauma pad to use.
    From what I remember, there was a 3-4 inch depression in the bale from these.
    The 30-30 round was driven into the bale 6-8 inches with the panel wrapped around the bullet. Thought I kept that bullet too, but it wasn't with the others.

    That is one reason I changed the location of the ballistic panel so all the stuff that is normally in the backpack is behind the panel rather than the panel being next to the body.
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    @TSKnight Now I'm curious. I guess next time I talk to the guys at AR-500 I'll see if they have any advice.

    My bag could be slipped over my neck in an emergency, so maybe a trauma pad would be a good idea. Thanks for the good information.

    BTW...I guess I would be more concerned about the trauma pad issue with the IIIA rather than the III+ LW.
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    Stop's pistol rounds, but the nutcases are using Mil-Spec 5.56X45. In AR15s. They will go right through.

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