bullet-proof vest

bullet-proof vest

A term that seems to promise more than it can fulfil. No wearable vest is completely bullet-proof. The ‘proofing’ is relative but is often life-saving. Modern protective vests are made of a nylon-like polymer called Kevlar in which aromatic rings replace the nylon hydrocarbon structure. The difference increases the stiffness 16 times over that of earlier nylon protective vests, and a garment made from 20 fine layers of this material can prevent a 9 mm bullet moving at 1200 feet per second from depressing the skin more than 1.7 inches.
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Villarino was wearing a bullet-proof vest that protected him.
The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was wearing a bullet-proof vest when his would-be assassins struck in Riddrie, Glasgow, last month.
Besides supplying Mercedes Benz armoured vehicles with ballistic protection panels and managing to equip more than 22,000 VIP vehicles with their product, BCA also manufactures light-weight bullet-proof vest plates that can be worn for extended hours.
Standing before Judge Mia Joy Cawed of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 4 in this city, Philip Tolentino Avino entered his plea while clad in a bullet-proof vest and helmet and flanked by heavily-armed guards.
He has been described as having a shaved head and wearing a long green coat and bullet-proof vest.
The off-duty officer was shot with his own gun in Bangor, Co Down, but he was saved by a bullet-proof vest.
A gunman in a gas mask and bullet-proof vest killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie on Friday morning.
Not only is she wearing a bullet-proof vest, but also a 'VIP Storage Kit', in which a bodyguard can store their boss' suit and belongings, without getting them riddled with bullets.
So with her new bullet-proof vest on, and the continuance of humankind that bit surer, we can fast forward - I'm now thinking prohibition period USA - and Mr Bigbrain's spawn, Junior, who's an architect, is inventing too.
Gardai in Limerick arrested a 14-year-old boy who was driving a car and wearing a bullet-proof vest last year.
Wade sustained four gunshot wounds to his upper chest and neck area above his bullet-proof vest, Batts said.
The man, who died of a bullet wound, was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but the bullet that killed him missed the vest.