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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Police said Arcilla pulled out a gun and shot Natividad, but hit the policeman on his bullet-proof vest.
Graffiti artist Banksy has revealed he designed the Union Jack bullet-proof vest worn by the star on stage.
A bullet-proof vest. The man was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he reached the stop after the situation had been resolved.
"Maswerte po 'yong policeman natin na poseur-buyer dahil nakasuot siya ng bullet-proof vest na nakatago sa T-shirt kaya 'yon lang ang nabutas ng barilin siya ng suspect (Our policeman who acted as poseur-buyer was fortunate because he wore a bullet-proof vest concealed under his shirt when he was shot by the suspect), "Zafra said
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.
The Ratnik outfit provides soldiers with about 40 pieces of equipment for survival and combat, including a bullet-proof vest, water filter, night vision devices and the latest navigation hardware.
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.
Better to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bullet-proof vest!"
Violent thug Michael Devoy, 42, was blasted in the head and neck - despite wearing a bullet-proof vest - after being lured to a meeting.
He has been described as having a shaved head and wearing a long green coat and bullet-proof vest.
He wore what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in the cinema with apparently three weapons.
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.