1. The Topic of the Month for October is "Make this the Perfect Bugout Location". Please join the discussion in the TOTM forum.

Body Armor?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. No

    16 vote(s)
  2. Stab protection

    1 vote(s)
  3. Fragment Vest

    2 vote(s)
  4. Kevlar Brain Bucket ;)

    7 vote(s)
  5. Type I

    1 vote(s)
  6. Type IIA

    3 vote(s)
  7. Type II

    1 vote(s)
  8. Type IIIA

    6 vote(s)
  9. Type III

    6 vote(s)
  10. Type IV

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Multiple answers are allowed.
    for the type I through IV select only the highest level you have if you have more than one.

    Just curious if this is a monkey prep or not.
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not really an "issue" when you live where I do.... having a substantial WoodPile, and renewable Energy Sources, come way before Body Armor......
    VisuTrac likes this.
  3. alaskachick

    alaskachick A normally quiet snow monkey

    I dont plan on letting anyone get close enough that I will need body armor. *alaskachick still trying to combat cabin fever by remembering all the good parts of living here*
    STANGF150 and VisuTrac like this.
  4. whynot

    whynot Monkey++

    Might be nice to have but if it gets to the point where I need it; things are already in the toilet. Not much you can wear and move in that is rifle rated.
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    The drawback to body armor is how much it weighs. Great for combat; not so good for nature walkers.

    I know, how much is your life worth?

    How much can your butt carry is the next question. ;)
  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I was thinking that there was another poll out there about vast majority of preppers are bugging in. And not looking for a fight necessitating a lot of walking.
  8. scrapman21009

    scrapman21009 Chupacabra Hunter

    I didn't get mine as a prep, I got mine when I picked up a side job bouncing at the local watering hole, lotsa "Modified Gansta Grip" after dark. Haven't needed it yet, but it is on if I ever do. Also sewed trauma plates into the kids book bags, long before CT shootings. Better safe then dead
    Brokor, Mountainman and VisuTrac like this.
  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Many out there :

    Seen a full length Mafia type leather coat , like a quick cloak
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I wear mine for some security events and it also slows down the impact of fist shot to the body.
    scrapman21009 likes this.
  11. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    When buggin' in just a plate carrier and set of plate armor is better than nothing.

    Throw that over a used vest and you're pretty much GTG.

    I'm not connected to these guys but have had good experiences with them:
  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Hmm, seems that a little less than half of us monkeys (well those that responded) got something.

    I'm thinking deadeye can wear steel plate when we send him outside the wire to test resolve of OPFOR with a 'Fistful of FRN's
  13. Akheloce

    Akheloce Monkey++

    I have some, but no comment on what kind.
    gunbunny and BTPost like this.
  14. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  15. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    Ok so those of you with experience ..Im a big guy. 6'0" and about 250-260 ( haven't weighed myself in awhile) have a little bit of a gut but chest is bigger any recommendations on a comfortable plate carrier for $250 or less minus the plates?
  16. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Im 5'10" and 190 , gut & im overweight !!(all in imperial )

    Your going to be good eating ,

    Just kidding Sir,,
    If you can't walk 5 miles as you are , forget adding weight.
    For free , WALK IT OFF
  17. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    lol Sloth i said big not Obese. Could still carry a fully loaded ruck with no problem .
  18. Pyrrhus

    Pyrrhus Monkey++

    None of them are comfortable. I've thought about this issue for a long time, and I'm still thinking about it. I think that I ultimately come down on the side of maneuverability. Body armor slows you down. A lot. If you are normally fast, you become slow. If you are normally slow, you essentially become a stationary target, and I can hit those all day long.

    I am very much in favor of armoring vehicles and domiciles.
    Cruisin Sloth and VisuTrac like this.
  19. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    chelloveck likes this.
  20. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Mine from Shellback Tactical fits a 52"chest. Train with it and after a while you'll be (almost) back to regular speed. Ceramic plates are MUCH lighter than steel. Personally I plan on buggin' in so I keep the molle gear to a minimum; rifle / pistol mags and comm carrier. Sidearm goes on a drop leg rig (SHTF only) normally my 1911 rides OWB.
    chelloveck likes this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary