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    Level IIIA body armor - $300

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    Looks very good and a good price. I'm currently running BALCS cut Jack Ellis NIJIII soft armour with Global armour NIJIII+ dyneema hard plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismetallica1 View Post
    Looks very good and a good price. I'm currently running BALCS cut Jack Ellis NIJIII soft armour with Global armour NIJIII+ dyneema hard plates.
    Do you wear that every day? Are knife crimes THAT bad over there?

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    It still allowed a handgun round through. I'm not excited.
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    No I don't wear it every day. i just had the opportunity to pick a set up. Knife crime is pretty bad though in the UK.
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    Be nice if it stopped everything but it seems like a very reasonable alternative to nothing and looks good for home defense. I think I like it. Until something else comes along near the same price point this will do. How many BG are carrying 7.62x25's?
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    The 7.62x25 is almost impossible to stop at that level. So are M1 carbine FMJ rounds. I'd also like wrap around protection as using a Weaver stance or any of those exposes the person's side.

    The 7.62x25 rounds have gone through bullet resistant vests and killed gendarmes and others. It is a step above 3A standards and has always been a threat along with 9x19 armor piercing rounds.
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    7.62x25 rounds I have along with 2 Zasatva 57s. No CZ52 as it would be bulky for carry. So I would want level III armor at least for around here. A neighbor who shall not be mentioned owns a CZ52 and is mentally unstable.

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    The 7.62x25 is a HOT round, penetrated a Kevlar helmet in one video I saw where as other rounds did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphdmansoc View Post
    Be nice if it stopped everything but it seems like a very reasonable alternative to nothing and for home defense I think it I like it until something else comes along near the same price point. How many BG are carrying 7.62x25's?
    Don't give them ideas. Seriously and not. I've met a few people around here who "want to know how it feels to have killed someone".

    With all the gangbangers around here some bright boyo will latch onto that as the police here have had open warfare declared on them by the gangs.

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    I agree that for the money it's an excellent option. Though, in my tiny apartment I would have to sleep with the thing on for it to offer me any sort of protection. There's no way I'd have time to get up, put it on, grab my gun and engage the target.
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