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  • Military Changing Body Armor to Accommodate Women’s Hairstyles

    03/23/2018 11:41:39 AM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    https://taskandpurpose.com/ ^ | 3/22/18 | HOPE HODGE SECK
    As women enter ground combat fields in larger numbers, the military services are working harder to make gender-specific accommodations for their gear — even down to tweaking protective equipment to fit around longer hair. According to presentations prepared by the Army and the Marine Corps for the Pentagon’s Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, both services are making independent changes to ensure gear fits correctly for women with hair buns. A presentation prepared by Army Lt. Col. Ginger L. Whitehead, product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, shows a recently introduced version of the Female Improved Outer Tactical Vest,...
  • Sheriff Rejects Body Armor For Deputies To Avoid Cooperating With ICE

    03/04/2018 7:49:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 2/18/2018 | Holly Matkin
    A Texas sheriff refused to sign a letter agreeing to hold arrested illegal immigrants for ICE. ​Austin, TX – Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies lost the opportunity to receive lifesaving ballistic vests, after the department’s sheriff decided it was more important to shield illegal immigrants from federal agents. The vests were made available through a unanimously approved state Senate bill in 2017, which allocated $25 million to help Texas law enforcement agencies to purchase the gear for their officers in the wake of the July 7, 2016 police ambush in Dallas that left five officers dead, KXAN reported. In...
  • Podesta Threatens Jared Kushner on Twitter

    02/27/2018 7:09:03 PM PST · by katnip · 188 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/27/2018 | John Podesta
    I took this as a threat, as did many others on Twitter. Reported to Secret Service, FBI, DOJ etc. Not sure how to post properly (after all these years) but here goes "Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back."
  • Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet

    12/27/2017 7:36:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Futurism ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Kyree Leary
    IAMOND-HARD ARMOR The media tends to depict bullet-proof armor as something that’s thick and heavier than regular clothes. Despite being for bodily protection, the added bulk of that armor might restrict a person’s movements. But scientists at the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) have found that diamond-hard armor doesn’t need to be thick. The key to less-bulky protection is graphene, a tightly-packed layer of bonded carbon atoms one million times thinner than a piece of paper. The researchers discovered that two layers of graphene stacked on top of one another can temporarily become as hard...
  • 'Wonder material'flexible as tin foil becomes harder than a diamond when it's hit by a bullet

    12/24/2017 3:02:16 PM PST · by mairdie · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 December 2017 | Catherine Chapman
    A wonder material as flexible as tinfoil but hard enough to stop a speeding bullet has been created in the lab. Diamene is made using two layers of graphene, the world's first two-dimensional material which is just one atom thick, a million times thinner than human hair. Such a substance could be used for anything from water-resistant protective coatings to ultra-light bulletproof armour.
  • Homemade Armor that Actually Works

    09/27/2017 6:49:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2017 | D Smola
    This homemade armor actually works! Demolition Ranch has tested all sorts of stuff to see how well it would hold up as makeshift body armor with mixed results in the past. But now, a viewer (Andy) has sent him a simple piece of homemade armor, (1/4 inch un-harden steel glued to a horstall mat) and surprisingly enough, it holds up really well. And that’s saying something considering the damage Matt is known for dishing out! Matt of Demolition Ranch uses these calibers: .229mm.45ACP.50AE12 Gauge Who would have thought something as simple as a horse stall mat, flex seal and a...
  • This foam stops bullets, cosmic rays, x rays and gamma rays.

    02/24/2017 1:35:52 PM PST · by ckilmer · 47 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. It also stops x-ray, gamma rays, cosmic rays--thereby protecting astronauts
  • .30 Cal vs Body Armor

    10/04/2016 5:58:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2016 | J Hines
    Will the military grade ballistic plate stop these rounds? Watch as Jerry Miculek pits an AR-10 .30 cal against body armor with some high-volume rapid fire. Jerry is trying to duplicate what Richard Ryan of Full Mag did, and that is he fired a .30 cal machine gun at a piece of armor. Jerry will be using the same cal with an AR-10 with the standard NATO 7.62 ball 147 grain rounds. There it is, the plates were able to absorb the hits against it, round after round. There is a reason modern light infantry and combat soldiers wear integrated...
  • The Weighty Issue of Body Armor and Women in Combat

    09/02/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/16 | Michael Fumento
    Putting females into those positions may give some a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it's a recipe for mission failure and the needless deaths of good men and women. And that's far too high a price to pay to make anyone feel good The highly emotional debate over whether women should be allowed in combat positions in the U.S. military is back. The latest firefight was prompted when the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes, according to Corps’ Training and Education Command. As a result, “There...
  • Civilian Access to Body Armor Stirs Debate

    06/18/2016 3:01:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kesling
    Civilian Access to Body Armor Stirs Debate Officials worry about bulletproof equipment ending up in criminals’ hands; shooting in Orlando highlights issue By Ben Kesling June 17, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET Weeks before Omar Mateen went on an Orlando shooting spree, he stopped at a gun shop trying to buy body armor capable of stopping police handgun rounds. The store didn’t carry such armor. Had Mateen just gone online, he could have easily gotten armor capable of stopping not only handgun fire, but bullets from SWAT team snipers or even armor-piercing rifle ammunition—shipped right to his door with few questions...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • Richard Davis, Inventor of Soft Body Armor, at the Shot Show

    01/27/2015 5:32:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Richard Davis, in short sleeves, at the Shot Show, Las Vegas, 2015 At the Shot Show this year, I was working away in the media room.  Media are given a room and special access at the Shot Show, as they are most places.   A guard at the door insures that only the privileged are allowed inside.  (The management also provides free food.)  I was chatting with Destinee of FateofDestinee fame when I got the call.   Richard Davis was at the shot Show and willing to talk!  Richard Davis is legendary to gun culture people born before 1960.   He has...
  • California Dem moves to outlaw some civilian body armor

    08/30/2014 2:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Bob Owens at Bearing Arms talks about a new piece of Democrat legislation which, rather than trying to ban various types of weapons, seeks to restrict civilians from using certain classes of body armor. These anti-gun Democrats keep failing to stop us from having guns… and so they seem intent on making sure that we cannot defend ourselves against theirs. HR 5344, the laughably titled “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,” is nothing more or less than attempt ban Level III and higher body armor that can defeat most common rifle ammunition, such as the steel plate armor sold by AR500...
  • Union Workers Making Body Armor Caught On Camera Smoking Weed (Insane Video)

    11/28/2011 8:24:36 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | November 28, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Several employees at a plant in Detroit called Tower Defense and Aerospace were caught drinking booze and smoking marijuana during their afternoon break for lunch.</p> <p>Tower Defense and Aerospace makes armored parts for U.S. military trucks and planes. According to the WJBK-TV report the plant makes "parts for Humvees and Stryker combat vehicles destined for Afgahnistan and Iraq.</p>
  • Obama’s Non-Lethal Aid to Syrian Muslim Brotherhood is a Deceptive Euphemism

    04/21/2013 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There used to be a basic distinction between military and humanitarian aid. Military aid meant weapons. Humanitarian aid meant medical and food supplies. Nonlethal aid blends the two together by combining medical supplies with military gear into something that is military aid, but pretends not to be. Nonlethal aid is not humanitarian aid. It’s military aid that you give to enemy forces that you want to see win, but whom you don’t trust. It’s military aid that bypasses international blocks on military aid. Nonlethal aid is dishonest. It tries to make military aid sound humanitarian by emphasizing defense rather...
  • Sales soar for kid-themed body armor backpacks

    12/19/2012 12:57:20 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    yahoo! news ^ | Dec. 19, 2012 | Claudine Zap
    sales of the backpacks designed to protect kids during a school shooting, have “gone through the roof.” Derek Williams, president of Amendment II, the Utah-based company that makes the packs along with lightweight body armor for military and police use, told the magazine, "I can't go into exact sales numbers, but basically we tripled our sales volume of backpacks that we typically do in a month—in one week."
  • Allen West launches emotional TV ad 'Body Armor'

    07/25/2012 6:48:13 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 18 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    "Allen West Saved My Life" is the emotional message in the third TV ad "Body Armor," released today by the West for Congress campaign. The following quotes come from the campaign press release introducing the ad.(VIDEO following) "There are few greater examples of service and sacrifice than putting your own life at risk to protect that of another. That is what Lieutenant Colonel Allen West did in 2003 when he gave his body armor to Sergeant Robert Delgado shortly before their unit moved into Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom," said Tim Edson, Campaign Manager for Allen West.
  • Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas

    07/22/2011 12:10:58 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 107 replies
    Pajamas ^ | 7/22/11 | Bob Owens
    Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons: Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso. Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot, told the Times he supported Jordan’s allegations, adding that the Zetas have reportedly bought property in the Columbus,...
  • On Buying Gold & Silver for Survival Preparedness

    12/09/2011 4:32:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 123 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF School ^ | 12/8/11 | Selco
    No, gold and silver was not like second money, or second value during SHTF, it was not even worth like in normal times, and in most of the cases it was dangerous to have it a lot (actually it was too dangerous to have anything in great amounts and let other people to know that) If you had for example 1000 gold coins, and let s say that one coin worth 150 USD in normal times, you could think that you are rich in shtf. But in reality it was hard to find someone who give you some food or...
  • Bourque Industries Makes Body Armor History with Exceptional NIJ Testing Results

    11/02/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 37 replies
    Business Wire ^ | 2 November 2011 | Bourque Industries
    "Bourque's Level III stand-alone Kryron Terminator Armor System became the first armor in the history of NIJ testing to defeat all six 7.62x51 FMJ NATO rounds within the 44mm back face deformation standards. And Bourque didn't reach this unheard of milestone only once, but repeated the performance on all four Level III armor plates tested, establishing a level of protection unmatched worldwide."