Will be very cool if it really works as advertised. I’m a little cautious if only they’re getting a little ahead of themselves by starting the press release publicity *before* there are any definitive test results by a 3rd party. Remember “Dragonskin”? IIRC it turned out that after testing by somebody other than the manufacturer, it didn’t quite live up to it’s publicity.
Being “made in America” isn’t what makes the difference, though. Stopping bullets makes the difference.
We’ll see, though. Technology will march on and one of these days somebody will do it. Maybe it’s these guys.
I’m a Sheriff’s Deputy and would appreciate having a magic plate for my standard vest. However a 2 inch thick plate weighing three pounds in not going to be user friendly at all. I currently have a ceramic plate this size and slightly heavier that goes into my SWAT vest that I wear on entries. In a situation like that an extra pound doesn’t hurt. What we need to improve upon is an item we can wear daily that will increase our protection without adding to the bulk / weight we already have with current styles of vest.
I work 12 hour shifts in a patrol car and believe me I know we need extra protection and was in an officer involved fatal shooting last year in which my training prevailed.
We need something user friendly to be able to be utilized with all of our current equipment we have. To an average person a 3 lb plate doesn’t sound like much and not enough to complain about but add up what all I have to carry now and that is the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back.
I currently have 30 pounds of gear added to my standard weight ( 6’-1” / 230 lb) with my Level III vest, heavy duty Danner boots and leather gun belt carrying a Motorola radio & mic, Glock 21 with 14 rounds in a Safariland holster, Asp Baton and holder, S&W cuffs and holder, OC spray and holder, double magazine case with two Glock mags with 26 rounds of 45 cal ammo and a 9mm compact Kel-tec back-up gun behind my cuff case. Brother I can’t carry anymore.