actually i work for a video lottery/coin-op amusement operator, so im in bars, nightclubs etc on a regular basis. which means i have to put up with these people ALOT. the majority of mall ninjas also drink alot. but mostly chick drinks like fuzzy navels, and those godawful fruit flavored wine coolers. they go out and play thier little "tactical" games and tehn go drink the rest of the night and brag about how great they are at "operations".Yup Silicon Wolverine is our leading authority on these here critters [makes me wonder just WHAT he does for a living now} :devilsidesmile:
One poster responded, 'If Plan A is to take multiple .338 shots to the back, you really need to come up with a Plan B."
"Am I being careful enough?" from GlockTalk
Last year I made the decision to trust my life on the street to Second Chance body armor. I got the level IIa because it stops the most rounds. plus I got the Trauma Plate for the front.
What scares me is that, although I can fit an extra trauma plate in the front, I cannot fit a second one in back. As of late I have taken to duct-taping a second trauma plate to the area of my back where the heart and vital organs are located. Then I put my vest on.
Here is the questions. The ducttape solution, although tactically sound, is hot and painful to remove. I would like to go to the single-plate solution in back. What I am worried about is repeated hits to that area with .308 ammunition. I have a high-risk security job and I fear that I would be the target for repeated long-distance shots to my back.
Are any of you aware of a thicker plate that could stop, say, .338 Lapua or something like that? Is there a better way to do the second plate?
BTW, I am, of course, usually carrying a pair of ceramic plates in my briefcase so that I can shield my head. My SO (we work as a team when necessary) has a similar accessory containing a breakdown NEF single-shot 300 WinMag with an 18" bbl. The plan is that I shield us with my body and "catch the rounds" while she assembles the NEF. I lay down covering fire with my 23 (Bar-Sto .357 Sig barrel) and she makes the long shots. I will then throw smoke grenades to obscure the area while continuing to lay covering fire. The problem, of course, is when I have to turn my back to run, and then the problem crops up.