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14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Abid2020(m): 8:30am On Jan 06
14 things you didn’t know about a bulletproof vest

A bulletproof vest is not “just” a bulletproof vest. That is why we have made a small article with "14 things you didn’t know" about a bulletproof vest.
1. A bulletproof vest is in principle not bulletproof
A bulletproof vest is not bullet "proof", but bullet resistant. A bulletproof vest will not with 100% certainty stop all kinds of bullets, fired against a vest. Also, there will be a blunt force trauma from the bullet, and a back face signature that can kill you. There is nothing that is 100% bulletproof which also applies to a stab-proof vest.

Based on an NIJ 3a bulletproof vest, which is made to stop almost all bullets from small arms, will in extreme cases be penetrated by the bullet if you’re unlucky. You will not be the new Ironman by wearing a bulletproof vest. 9 mm AP rounds will be able to penetrate most soft armor vests as they’re made to penetrate the material.

2. How does a bulletproof vest stop a bullet?
Bullet-proof vests are made of a lot of small layers of bulletproof fibers.
The bulletproof vest acts a bit like a football net when a ball is shot into a soccer goal, the energy from the ball is being distributed out in the soccer goal.

The velocity of the bullet also plays a role, the less speed; the less blunt trauma the shot will give him/her who wears the vest. Therefore, a quick bullet will be able to penetrate the bulletproof vest. For example, 7.62x51 NATO, SS109, or similar high-speed rifles will be able to penetrate a bulletproof vest without hard armor plates.
3. Every bullet is lethal
As said before, every bullet is lethal; no bulletproof vest will be able to stop a bullet 100% every time. The force of the shot, also called blunt force trauma can knock you unconscious, or at worst kill you.

According to NIJ standard 0101.06, a bulletproof vest requires a back face signature that is below 44 mm, which is to secure that you survive the impact of the bullet.

4. Lifespan of a bulletproof vest
Most bulletproof vests have a lifespan of 5 years. This is due to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards which require that vests have to work for a minimum of 5 years. When a bulletproof vest is being used everyday/weekend it will lose its durability faster than a vest that is not being used.

You have to look closely for scratches on the bulletproof panels and especially for moisture and if the sealing of the panel has been broken. If one maintains his vest properly, there should not be any problems in a lifespan of 5 years.

5. Keep your bulletproof vest away from moisture
After a long day/night it is always recommended that you take your bulletproof inserts out of the bulletproof vest. This is partly to take care of the bulletproof inserts, but also to check if the bulletproof inserts have taken any damage and to avoid moisture. Whether your ballistic vest is made in Kevlar, Dyneema, Twaron, or any other ballistic material, there is no need to expose the bulletproof vest to moisture.

Remember that the carrier and ballistic inserts should be washed separately, and NEVER wash the bulletproof inserts in a washing machine. Do not iron the inserts as well, as it will burn/melt the bulletproof fibers inside the vest. To maintain and take care of the inserts please use a wet cloth over them.
6. Keep your vest in a closet or flat place
The inserts in a bulletproof vest cannot be stretched or bent in any way over a long period. This will cause the bulletproof fibers to be pulled apart and thereby they will lose their durability and eventually not stop any bullets.

Place your vest in a closet or a flat place where it is out of the sun. Please be aware when you get home from work, that you don’t put your sweaty vest on the floor in the corner. The sweat can seep into the fibers and reduce durability.
7. Never test your bulletproof vest against water
As with moisture and sweat, it goes the same with water. A bulletproof vest can be damaged by water and ultimately it will destroy the bulletproof vest.

According to NIJ standard 0101.06, a bulletproof vest needs to be put into water for 30 minutes before testing it.

Most manufacturers make vests with waterproof materials to keep the water out. But for your ty, do not test it.
8. If you’re shot. Don’t give up!
You watch many movies where the hero gets shot and then 5 minutes later he wakes up because he is wearing a bulletproof vest. This case. The force of the shot will feel like being shot by a splatter gun with 3 times as much power. It makes a mark on the body which causes a lot of beautiful colors and hurts a lot.

Today many manufacturers have become good at making bulletproof vests with a low blunt force trauma, which means the force of the bullet is hurting a lot less.
9. Have multiple carriers if the bulletproof vest is used a lot
If you work as a guard, bouncer, or police officer you’re probably using your vest every day. It is recommended that you get more carriers to switch between because of the moisture and the durability of the carrier. As soon as a bulletproof vest is losing its durability, the vest will fit worse and worse, and in situations bulletproof moving fast, the vest will not cover the right areas.
10. If you lose or gain weight, you need a new bulletproof vest
This is an easy rule to remember, + - 10% is the maximum you can lose or gain in weight. A too large or small vest will not hold in the long run and make your work less convenient with a vest that is too large or small. A bulletproof vest should fit closely to the body, neither too small nor large.
11. Your carrier does not protect you without the bulletproof panels!
This point is simple. The carrier will not protect you without your bulletproof panels, or against sweat. Read point 5.

12. If you are in a traffic accident Your bulletproof vest can save you.
The fibers in the vest can withstand more than shots, and if one were to get out of a traffic accident, the vest can be a lifesaver. There are some cases where American officers have been saved by their bulletproof vest in a traffic accident.

13. Duct tape should never be used to replace a damaged carrier
You may never try to repair your damaged bulletproof vest with duct tape or to make it fit differently. Here are two reasons: You will not be able to move properly in the vest as duct tape will tighten the vest in, and make it less flexible.

This can be critical during situations where it requires you to respond quickly. If your vest is damaged, buy a new carrier, which may be obtained for relatively little money.

14. Never let your bullet- and stab proof vest lie at home
After purchasing a bulletproof vest there is no reason for you to leave it at home in the closet. Use it; you never know what you might be exposed to!
Source:https://protectiongroup.dk/en/14-things-you-didn-t-know-about-a-bullet-proof-vest-a-3

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by NeoWanZaeed(m): 8:33am On Jan 06
Who needs buletproof when bulletproof suit dey. Be like say u neva watch j0hn wick

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by paulolee(m): 9:05am On Jan 06
nice post...this foreign movies do make us believe dt the vest is very potent..

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by elpochas: 9:47am On Jan 06
All these you advice no concearn Nigeria police men,if you see some of them bulletproof vest you fit die from laugh.

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by sunshineV(f): 10:44am On Jan 06
9ja police go kukuma shoot u for head

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by hstar: 10:52am On Jan 06
Ok
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by centilad(m): 10:57am On Jan 06
Security cool n Safety shocked
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by rowland545(m): 11:07am On Jan 06
So all those ones way naija police day wear...way b like dust prove vest e fit Don expire oooh...


No wonder

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Sirmwill: 11:16am On Jan 06
This is Easy

Create GDFs Granulated Diamond Fibres by breaking down small pieces of diamond and firing with trinitite.Then,the solid obtained is pulverized and then arranged in a fine mesh-like fashion...

The arrangement should score at least 89% probability of bullet hit rate.
That's all.A more advanced Bulletproof vest has been created.It can be Coated with Cobalt to easily highlight scratches.

Don't bother browsing the internet for all of these,they don't exist there cos I just created it...



Another way

Create Bipolar helmets and shoes for the wearer.The polarity should be powerfully created using Induced Fusion Electrodes IFE and should be adjustable autonomously using Simple Electromagnetic Induction.When a bullet is fired at the person,the bullet deflects as it touches the G3 Magnetic line of force radiating from the bipolar Electrodes.
Who needs a vest?When we can have this.

Research still needed for prototypical efficiency though.No money


#ScientistOfTheFuture

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by The5DME(m): 11:50am On Jan 06
A bullet proof won't save you from a . 50 calibre anti material rifle though.
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by kyuniii(m): 12:00pm On Jan 06
rowland545:
So all those ones way naija police day wear...way b like dust prove vest e fit Don expire oooh...


No wonder
wetin don expire befor dey even join the force, it is more of jacket than vest.
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by officialfestus(m): 12:16pm On Jan 06
who go die go die, vest or no vest.

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by MJBOLT: 12:55pm On Jan 06
according to our Nigerian brothers,bulletproof vests are not as powerful as odeshi grin
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by TANID(m): 1:50pm On Jan 06
Very Very Educative
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by RemoveKebab: 2:50pm On Jan 06
Since insecurity is high in our country.

How can I start a bulletproof vest factory in Nigeria.

I want to save lives and not for the profit.

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by KnowledgeVault: 2:59pm On Jan 06
Ok.. This is an Interesting read

Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Yuceeluv(f): 3:16pm On Jan 06
Good post.

Front page worthy.
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by richiemcgold: 4:56pm On Jan 06
This article says bulletproof vests have expiry date which is 5 years, but a typical Nigerian police can wear the same bulletproof vest for as many years as possible until it eventually fades and wears out like tattered rags. If a police could take his service rifle to a welder for repair, I won't be surprise if such a tattered bullet proof vest is also taken to a roadside tailor to be mended.

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by talk2hb1(m): 6:23pm On Jan 06
Bullet mini?
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by SOSPITAS(m): 6:27pm On Jan 06
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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Enceladus(m): 6:32pm On Jan 06
Sirmwill:

This is Easy
Create Bipolar helmets and shoes for the wearer.The polarity should be powerfully created using Induced Fusion Electrodes IFE and should be adjustable autonomously using Simple Electromagnetic Induction.When a bullet is fired at the person,the bullet deflects as it touches the G3 Magnetic line of force radiating from the bipolar Electrodes.
Who needs a vest?When we can have this.

Research still needed for prototypical efficiency though.No money


#ScientistOfTheFuture

Won't this be vulnerable to let's say an emp bullet.
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by KingMack(m): 6:43pm On Jan 06
What did I jus read that Bullet proof dey last five years shocked and our police go dey wear the wan wey don do twenty years angry grin right Fromm when him be recruit to the rank of ASP e go still dey rock am undecided

Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by tobechi74: 6:50pm On Jan 06
5 years expiring date.

Who knows when a native doctor ODESHI DEY EXPIRE
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by gungab(m): 7:10pm On Jan 06
Hmmmm
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by CandyOps(m): 8:47pm On Jan 06
Na so my guy go do odeshi finish. them cook am for pot. rub am herbs for body. put incisions for him body. do incantations finish. give am hot drink.

now time to test the charm. the baba pull out shaka-bulla point am for him body my guy begin beg say "no need to test. I believe your work baba" na hear say oh cheesy
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by milky3(f): 10:15pm On Jan 06
I'm here to learn, no one is an island of knowledge
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Dayoebe(m): 10:25pm On Jan 06
Like for Ayeta share for Bulletproof

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Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by davillian(m): 11:54pm On Jan 06
Vest pass vest
All the best you see in Nigeria are rubbish
Even pistol can kill Nigerian military personnel with such trash as vest.......
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by icybeth(m): 12:55am On Jan 07
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by Angelacruz: 7:07am On Jan 07
Informative
Re: 14 Things You Didn’t Know About A Bulletproof Vest by SporaD8: 7:31am On Jan 07
paulolee:
nice post...this foreign movies do make us believe dt the vest is very potent..
Odeshi bullet proof is far more potent than this. But African's don't know how to value what they have!
Odeshi against stabbing won't stop a bullet neither will the one against bullet stop a grenade!
See all the limits of their seemingly infallible bullet-proof against stopping a bullet, yet they will be quick to point out how someone on Odeshi was run down by a Car!

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