<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>74 wrote:</div>Leopard,<br>
If you think you might be in a firefight it only makes sense to wear one.
It also makes sense to avoid that gunfight.
Call in sick, take the day off, whatever.
Post SHTF, while bugging out, those 4-8 pounds are better served with other supplies.
I wore armor for 10 years straight. At the end of the day your chest smells like your feet, you feel 25 pounds lighter just by pulling a couple velcro straps off.
It seems to take on a life of its own, taunting you, weighing you down. From the moment you put it on, it is a factor in everything you do.
And because you’re “bulletproof”, you’re more likely to make stupid mistakes and take chances.
And here’s a thought.
From Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch in his Urban Rifle course,
“Rifles eat armor the way Pac Man eats dots”.
Standard armor, against a rifle? You’re still in trouble.