October 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm #27703
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Hope this helps.October 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm #27712
Thanks Freedom!October 25, 2014 at 12:52 am #27722
Not to be a negative , and in some situations , body armor does make sense . I watched a few vids on some plate carriers and body armor , of the level 3 type ? ( sorry , dont know the correct terms ) but anyhow , several vids showed the same thing , the body armor stopped a 9mm , it stopped a 357 mag , it stopped a 40 S&W ………………….now here comes the big BUT …………the 7.62 x 25 Tokarev punched a hole right through them . Something about that hot round , seems to punch right through them . Fortunately , there is not a lot of that out there , but its a penetrator . It was a favorite of the Russian mafia during the collapse , because on several occasions , it would go through one person into another . Just sayin ,October 25, 2014 at 1:06 am #27724
Maybe you were looking at 3A. Level 3 is designed to protect you from a 762×51 (308).October 25, 2014 at 1:40 am #27725
The .30 Tok, is an interesting package.
The often steel jacketed bulets, moving at a fair velocity.
The combination of these tend to chew up things nicely.
Much like a .30 Carbine, it has a place.
What it chews up is soft armor, hard plates stop it nicely.
And there is a major difference between soft concealable armor and external armor/tac vests, levels of each are rated differently.
What it also does is punch, punch right through things, especially if bones are not hit. The .30 Mauser had this same penchant and it continued in the Tok.
History has shown the .30 Mauser and Tok to be grand wounders, multiple hits were generally required from handgun or subgun.
The lack of effect has been noted by many in different war zones.October 25, 2014 at 2:03 am #27727
It was the soft stuff , because it had a trail of kevlar spiderweb out the backside .
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