I've been seeing all sorts of body armor advertised lately. My opinion is body armor isn't much help unless you happen to have a squad medic within close proximity.
I hated it. Like you I ditched mine. When asked why by a buddy I told him it was hot, heavy, and really made one less agile. He thought about it for a minute and tossed his too.The only body armor I've ever worn was early VN era, and I ditched it after a couple days. Too hot, too heavy, and all it did was slow you down.
It's advertised because the manufacturers want to sell it to you -- not because you need it. I really can't think of a bigger waste of money for the typical private citizen wanting to defend himself.
I've been seeing all sorts of body armor advertised lately.
I've been seeing all sorts of body armor advertised lately...
We had some we sat on in the Husky. Probably wouldn’t have made a difference but the placebo effect was in full force at the time.The only body armor I've ever worn was early VN era, and I ditched it after a couple days. Too hot, too heavy, and all it did was slow you down.
The problem I've always felt about body armor is .... first it is assumed your assailant is going to shoot for center mass... and on top of that when in a stressful situation it is often stated that the average shooter's accuracy goes down 50%.....
The course I've taken a number of times... trains two shots to center mass and if that does not stop / drop the threat then a head shot is next.
Just to be honest-body armor on a civilian shouts MALL NINJA in my book.
Another "MN" indicator is the dude that shows up at the range with a full 'load out' of magazines, pouches, special gloves, 'delta team' helmet, and knee/elbow pads. The instant I see this garb, I lose all interest in whatever that dude might say or do.
Fortunately, I have my own range and therefore don't get involved with such folks.