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Body Armor

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by tigerfan00, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    What kind of armor do ya'll rock?
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    k9cop

    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    ABA..w/ safariland outer carrier or LBV molle vest.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    How do you like the ABA/safariland deal?

    I just picked up my new vest and i'm not thrilled with it yet

    My old Point Blank was super comfy and flexed well with movement etc...and i dunno if it just needs breaking in or what...but the ABA Xtreme is just super stiff compared to the old one
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    TS1980

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    American Body Armor Xtreme. Level III. Took forever to break in though.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    Just outta curiousity, how much does body armor run? And how much can they withstand?
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 at 3:34 AM
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    Rellik01

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    Had the same point blank vest that I got in 1991 for my entire career. Just as I was leaving they started a replacement program. Boy did that thing stink.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 at 4:09 AM
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    Wow!! My point blank carrier had to be replaced once during its 5 year service life and had kept it longer it would've needed another carrier soon
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    I'm suppose to have a Safari Land but Galls has been screwing up our order BADLY!!! I haven't gotten anything in - the other guys vests didn't fit - they had to try each others on. Now they all have vests but I don't. Not sure when Galls will decide to ship mine. (we drove 2 hours out there to get fitted for everything BTW.. and they promised all of our stuff to us like 2 weeks ago.. haven't gotten much in at all)

    Now i'm wearing a guys vest that fits HORRIBLY! But does make me I have a large chest so... :D

    But I'm just a passenger for a while. :(

    The one i'm wearing now is ABA which is light weight and all. Just sucks that it doesn't fit. NO chest plate though..
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:42 AM
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    I like it. we replace ours every 5 years. the dept. pays for our with trauma plates and all. We have always had safariland ABA since I have started so I have never worn anything else to be able to compare it too. The LBV vest took some getting used too, but I don't carry much on it. kept most of my stuff on my web gear where I was used to wearing it. galls sucks I never order from them. depending what i need I usually go to cheaper than dirt or better yet I get it from supply w/ a requisition.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    Point Blank w/ front trauma plate.

    Mods: cut off all the extra loose fabric off the bottom, Fabreeze.

    Good for 5 years.:)
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    I use birthday suit armour
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    Point Blank GAII, Threat Level II with a Soft Trauma Insert with a Vision carrier. Had it about a month now, still needs to be broken in more. The old Point Blank I had fit nicely and moved with my body but didn't have a trauma plate.

    We get ours replaced every 5 years. From being measured to getting them it took about 2 1/2 months.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    I just strap a phone book on my chest and back.

    When that fails, I wear a point blank
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    $200-1500 and enough that millions of LEO's, military personal, private military contractors, etc trust their lives to it everyday. Do a quick youtube search and you'll find plenty here's a vid of a .40 Short and Weak point blank. My uncle still has his vest from where he got hit in the middle of center mass with a .38 special point blank, driver shot him through the window while he was conducting the stop. Driver was a felon that had drugs, warrants, and on probation for drugs. He's still in jail and will remain there for at least another 30 years before having a chance at probation I'll be there to make sure he doesn't get out.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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    Get you a couple of bottles of Vest Guard. I haven't washed a vest carrier in forever. It works wonders.
     
  16. May 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    +1 on the Vest Guard, it works great! I wear ABA Level IIIA model XHP-IIIA.0 with front soft trauma plate. It was a little stiff for the first 1-2 months, but feels great now. Took about 2 month to get through Galls from fitment to pick-up. They take forever but I think its Safariland's fault for their lag in production time, not Galls. Overall Pretty happy with it. It very light compared to older vests I've seen. Mine was manufactured 10/2011 just before the new NIJ standards came out, but oh well. Another month or 2 and I could have had the newer one, but Im still happy with my vest. Retailed for about $900 but thats without dept. discounts.
     
  17. May 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    Our dept issues the level II but will get us the III if we want to pay the difference in cost. I have learned to go easy on the Vest Guard though, too much and it itches like crazy. Overall I'm happy with the ABA Xtreme. Now I have to keep pushing for the exterior carrier, then I'll be happy.
     
  18. May 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    last one was point blank, fit good. Now we use vision w/trauma plate, fits good but is a pita when changing carriers it's velcro hell.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    U.S. Armor. Just looking at it, I need to get another one soon. Manufactured October 2005.
     
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