After the Vietnam War, military planners developed a concept of â€œCasualty Reductionâ€. The large body of casualty data made clear that in a combat situation, fragments, not bullets, were the most important threat to solders. After WWII vests were being developed and fragment testing was in its early stages. Artillery shells, mortar shells, aerial bombs, [...]
A bullet-proof vest (also called “bulletproof vest“, “body armor” or “body armour“) is a protective piece of clothing that covers the torso (chest, abdomen, and back) of a person. It protects the wearer from most pistol and revolver bullets and from fragments of explosive devices such as grenades. Bullet-proof vests are worn by police officers, [...]
While the extensive coverage, and turtle-shell feeling of bulletproof vest is reassuring,convenience and concealability is often more critical because dangerous situations donâ€™t alwaysannounce themselves ahead of time.
Your protection needs to be on BEFORE itâ€™s really needed, because the best bulletproof vest foryou is the one youâ€™re actually wearing when shot!
If an armed criminal [...]
IMPORTANT:Â Testing of any new design is recommended for those companies or individuals trying to manufacturer bullet resistant items using Kevlar or Spectra / Dyneema Fabrics. Â It can take many plies of ballistic fabric such as Kevlar to stop a bullet or sharp objects, so testing of any new design is highly encouraged. Â Note: We [...]
A ballistic helmet is a helmet designed specifically for use during combat. Helmets are among the oldest forms of personal protective equipment, and are known to have been worn by the Assyrians around 900BC, followed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, throughout the Middle Ages, and up to the end of the 1600s by many [...]
Braided line is one of the strongest types of fishing line in relation to its diameter. Braids are made by braiding or weaving fibers of a man-made material like Spectra or micro-dyneema into a strand of line. Braided fishing lines are resistant to abrasion. This line is so strong that you have trouble breaking it [...]
Modern fishing lines intended for spinning, spin cast, or bait casting reels are almost entirely made from artificial substances, including nylon, polyethylene, Dacron andÂ UHMWPE. The most common type is monofilament, made of a single strand. Fishermen often use monofilament because of its buoyant characteristics and its ability to stretch under load. Recently, other alternatives [...]
Polyethylene is the most widely used polymer plastic.Â It is used for grocery bags, trash bags, drop cloths for painters, the plastic harness for beverage cans in a 6-pack, and many more products.Â How this “everyday” polymer is transformed into the “top-of-the-line” of high-performance [...]
According to the Russian “link” on September 1 reported that Israel ApNano has developed a machine-gun bullets fired against a new type of bullet-proof nano-materials. Compared with the traditional bullet-proof materials, such use of nanotechnology to develop new products more effectively to spread the impact of bullets. Researchers presented, said the new “nano-armor” [...]
President George W. Bushâ€™s $87 billion package that Congress has recently approved for ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, $300 million has been earmarked for body armor, including the ceramic plates, which currently cost about $500 each. A complete Interceptor system costs $1,585. On May 4, 2005 the United States Marine Corps recalled 5,277 Interceptor [...]