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IT'S NOT BULLETPROOF!!!,
My friend ordered one of those so we could play LARPG, and while it's nice looking (and a bit heavy) it shouldn't be used to protect yourself from bullets!! The first thing we did when it arrived was to test it. Stupidiest idea ever. If I knew that this body armor wasn't exactly bullet proof I wouldn't have allowed him to shoot me with a .22 ruger rifle. I had to go to the hospital to have the bullet removed from my intestines. Do not buy it unless you're into wearing medieval costumes and that kinda stuff.
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Initial post: Apr 15, 2008 7:39:28 PM PDT
R. D. Eldridge says:
Chain mail is designed to stop cutting and stabbing attacks. Even in the medieval area, you would not launch any projectile at it. In ancient battlefields, when they needed to resist blunt weapons, they would add layers of woven fabrics and leather to resist a blunt object. I don't think your rating of the product is really fair, since it judges not the product, but chain mail in general. And no chain mail product will stop a even a bee bee, let alone a bullet. And even Bullet Proof vests won't avoid complete injury. There is usually damage from the impact. On the flip side, Bullet Proof vests won't stop a sword or knife and so are useless in close range combat conditions. There are products which are made to do both, such as "Liquid Armor" but I have yet to see any such item for sale in civilian use... while your experience is certainly a good word of caution for others who don't really know what it was made for, overall I don't think it fairly reflects the condition of the product.
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Posted on Jun 25, 2008 12:17:47 PM PDT
K. Bisher says:
In the late Medieval era, when early firearms were starting to come into existence, chainmail armor was considered inadequate for protection from bullets. For protection from those primitive firearms, it was necessary to use plate armor. Modern firearms are rifled, greatly increasing both power and accuracy of the bullets and will easily penetrate plate armor, even a relatively weak .22 ruger. That's why modern armor is made from Kevlar - it's designed to absorb the force of the bullet rather than deflect it, because deflection is ineffective. Even with Kevlar body armor, the force of a gunshot is significant and staggering, and can cause injury including broken bones. It's rather laughable that you would attempt to protect yourself from a bullet with chain armor, but then I doubt this review is real.
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R. C. Ray says:
Should have used the WELL MB03 Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle.
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Jack (NMI) Stecker says:
I think what he's saying it that this item is listed in the BULLET PROOF BODY ARMOR section on Amazon. That and the fact that he is an idiot and this kind of ON PURPOSE Acciedent-NOT is natures way of cleaning out the gene pool. Hopefully there will be a reaction to the bullet and it will render him sterile.