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Carhart: Body armor on the cheap????

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by AD1, May 21, 2016.

  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    The NYPD is currently evaluating their 9mm ammunition after a knife wielding suspect’s Carthart work jacket stopped four of the nine rounds officers fired at home on Wednesday.

    Armed Suspect's Carthartt Jacket Stops FOUR NYPD Bullets
    Meat, monkeyananda, Motomom34 and 3 others like this.
  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    That makes my favorite work pants Tactical Bib Overalls
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Cartharts stock just goes through the roof...... :)
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  4. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    And people wonder why I carry a .45....
  5. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    The 9mm probably wasn't Carhart piercing ammo...
    And if you dip each round in bacon fat it will not only pierce Carhart it will instantly kill a Muslim.

  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just using the WRONG Bullet Lube.... No trick to fixing that.... and the NYPD is one of the most UnderGunned, Under Trained in Weapons Use, of ALL the Big City Departments.....
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  7. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Wait... there is Detroit and Chicago...

    I this a contest?

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  8. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    Funny I have heard stories from guys who fought in Korea that the 30 carbine rounds would not go thru the winter cloths the Chinese's had. Vests use a tight weave and strong fibers to slow and stop the bullet, so as weaving and fiber improve we may want to pay attention.
  9. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey++

    Any word on the size of the jacket? Popular style nowadays is a jacket 5x too large on a 120 pound, six foot tall suspect. This leaves a lot of material and plenty of space to catch a bullet without anything solid underneath.

    "Work Jacket" Ha!
  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I don't know about Chicago, but in Michigan, we don't go after active gang shootings. Wait until the parties have stopped shooting and then get out the chalk and the report forms.

    Now if someone barricaded in a house .. yeah we'll send out swat, APCs, and open up the armory and wait em out .. ok wait until they either kill themselves or come out the front door then we get 'em.

    Other than that .. stepping into hailstorm of bullets? Not going to do it. Call the union rep.
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