Archive for the Armor Category

AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun

Posted in Armor, shotguns, Survival with tags , , , , , , on February 16, 2008 by jamesshrugged

A fully automatic shotgun with Armor Piercing and High Explosive rounds.

12 GA. “Armor Piercing” Shotgun Shell

Posted in Armor, Combat with tags , , , on January 22, 2008 by jamesshrugged

http://www.firequest.com/catalog/12gaarmorpcing.html

“This awesome round houses enough power to penetrate the thickest car doors, commercial steel doors and most objects up to 1/4″ steel plate. This slug has a steel penetrator button, boosted by a very hot charge, has an unbelievable velocity to slice through metal like a hot knife slices through butter.”

These rounds are very expensive at 20 bucks for 3, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a few around just in case. Also note that these may or may not be rate to penetrate actual body armor. I would hesitate to call it “armor piercing” but may still be useful.

Dragon Skin Body Armor

Posted in Armor, Survival with tags , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

 

SOV™ Flexible Body Armor

“Moves when you Move”

Developments in body armor over the last thirty years are numerous, but very few actually have revolutionized the industry. The last two major developments were the introduction of Kevlar and Spectra products which significantly lowered weights compared to ballistic nylon. Now, Pinnacle Armor presents a revolutionary technology called DRAGON SKIN®, the first practical, FLEXIBLE BODY ARMOR that defeats rifle rounds.

Pinnacle Armor was founded by a noted inventor and author in the field of ballistic armor, Murray Neal. Mr. Neal has relied on his combined expertise of ballistic sciences and field experience to jointly achieve a quantum leap in technology-the first flexible body armor that defeats rifle fire. Now you can wear armor that flexes and molds to the contours of your body and allows for greater coverage than a rigid 10″ x 12″ plate which is the typical coverage offered in current technology.

SOV™ flexible armor is completely fabricated in the USA for American Special Forces, Police Tactical Teams and approved foreign militaries.

Unmatched in its capabilities, the SOV™ flexible body armor system offers the following features in Level III, IV & V body armor:

  • Ballistic Capability
    MIL-STD SOV-2000™

    The MIL-STD SOV-2000™ Level III flexible body armor system will defeat the following rifle rounds that normally fall into the Level IV category and all lesser threats.

    • 7.62 x 39 mm 122 GR, steel case mild steel core: 2300 – 2400 fps.
    • 5.56 x 45 mm 65 GR, M855 (SS109 Green tip): 3200 – 3300 fps.

    Additionally, the SOV™ – D.O.D. 2000 flexible Level III system exceeds the MIL-P-46593A fragmentation requirements around the high power rifle defeating areas.

    MIL-STD SOV-3000™

    The MIL-STD SOV-3000™ Level IV & V flexible body armor system will defeat the rifle rounds listed on our ballistic chart in those threat categories.

    Additionally, the SOV-3000™ flexible Level IV & V systems exceed the MIL-P-46593A fragmentation requirements around the high power rifle defeating areas.

  • Flexibility
    SOV™ - Flex PanelThe only Level III ballistic vests that are flexible enough to wrap around the whole torso area that “move when you move”. No more restricted movements when rappelling, fast roping, diving, entry work, sky diving or other rigorous activities. These vests wear like level III-A soft body armor.
  • Lightweight
    The lightest overt tactical and only covert concealable vests offering this type of protection and coverage.
  • Coverage Options
    The only Level III ballistic vests that offer a minimum of 44% more coverage from our standard combined front and rear rifle protection than two standard 10″ X 12″ tactical plates. Full torso wrap coverage is available.
  • Nominal thickness
    The SOV-2000™ is the thinnest multiple repeat hit vest on the market and is from .796″ to .858″ in total nominal thickness.
  • Diving Capable
    The only Level III ballistic vests that are offered in a positive, negative or neutrally buoyant configuration. Two waterproofing configurations are utilized: an extremely durable and highly wear resistant sealing for the overt tactical vest, and a lighter durable, wear resistant sealing for the covert concealed vest.

The SOV-2000™ Level III, with our large standard tactical front and back panel configuration weighs 16.5 lbs. and varies depending on the level of coverage needed. The SOV-2000™ is manufactured with a ceramic composite.

The SOV-3000™ Level IV, with our large standard tactical front and back panel configuration weighs approximately 17.2 lbs. and varies depending on the level of coverage needed. The SOV-3000™ is manufactured with a ceramic composite.

Rifle Plate

Posted in Armor with tags , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

http://www.securityprousa.com/timuakhaarpl.html

These plates are designed to go into a carrier vest. They give the vest the additional ability to stop rifle rounds, in this case, up to the 7.62 of an AK-47

Armored Vehicle

Posted in Armor, Survival, Vehicles with tags , , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

Up Armored SUV

I think that this is a great armored vehicle for several reasons

1) It doesn’t look like an armored vehicle. That means that the enemy is less likely to use heavy weapons against you that could defeat your armor. With this you would be able to catch them off guard.

2) Its an older model. That means that you could do any maintenance to it yourself.

3) It is large enough to carry a lot of supplies, and several people.

4) It still has enough armor to defeat common rounds: ..44 Magnum,.357 Magnum, 9mm 7.62 X 39mm, 223 Caliber.7.62 x 51mm M80, 5.56 x 45 M193

5) Its fairly cheap for this level of protection.

Armor Piercing Ammunition

Posted in Armor, Combat, Handguns, Rifles with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

The question most people ask about armor piercing (ap) ammo is “Why would anyone want it?” There are several reasons why it may be useful to have AP rounds.

One reason is that military grade body armor is commercially available and relatively cheap. Criminals can, and have, used such armor to help pull off their crimes, while police, armed only with 9mm bullets where unable to stop them.

The second reason is that it is safe to assume that in the case of an invasion by a foreign nation, their troops will be wearing body armor. If we are to have any chance at fighting back, we will need AP rounds.

Lastly, and most ominously, is the fact that event that a dictator takes control of our own government, our military and police forces will be used against us. In this sad situation, we would need AP rounds to defend us against the body armor and protection that we have supplied to what should have been out defenders.

Here is a resource on buying AP rounds:

http://www.hi-vel.com/Catalog__18/Armor_Piercing_Ammunition/armor_piercing_ammunition.html

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