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    Miguel Caballero is walking around his company's showroom in Bogotá, Colombia, holding a .38-caliber revolver. "You!" he says, pointing to German Gonzalez, a 20-something salesman who's been on the job for just two weeks. "You're next." Read more
    http://www.bodyguardcareers.com/2006...thing/#more-94

  • #2
    Interesting.

    I wonder what the backface defacement is for this armor, and if his salesman has broken bones or blunt trauma from the incoming round.
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    • #3
      this was discussed fairly extensivly on another forum I frequent with a lot of people raising the BS flag. I admit I'm skeptical but anything is possible.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
        Interesting.

        I wonder what the backface defacement is for this armor, and if his salesman has broken bones or blunt trauma from the incoming round.
        I wonder the same thing. SOMETHING has to absorb the energy be it padding or the body. Now if it were fairly stiff, loose clothing yeah but Armimi style fashions?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ACP01
          I wonder the same thing. SOMETHING has to absorb the energy be it padding or the body. Now if it were fairly stiff, loose clothing yeah but Armimi style fashions?
          ACP01:
          Blunt force trauma will always be the Ace High card.
          Enjoy the day,
          Bill

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          • #6
            My BS flag is flying high on this one too

            Either it's BS or Columbia has some lousy workers health and safety laws!
            I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
            Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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            • #7
              I remember hearing about this a while back, along with that new material they're starting to make into clothing that's taser-proof.. (supposedly re-directs the current back into the weapon, shorting it out)

              I remain skeptical on all of it, but then again, technology HAS been making huge advancements lately... Who knows how long it'll be before we're all wearing bulletproof, fireproof, taserproof uniforms?
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              Originally posted by ValleyOne
              BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
              Shoulda called in sick.
              Be safe!

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              • #8
                I've also read that if you put rolled up alumimun foil in your hat it deflects the cosmic rays sent by Martians
                I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
                Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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                • #9
                  From my understanding, Caballero has some groundbreaking substance. Instead of heavier Kevlar materials for armored lining, Caballero developed and patented a weave of nylon and polyester that can stand up to gunfire without sacrificing convenience or comfort.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bridgegate
                    I remember hearing about this a while back, along with that new material they're starting to make into clothing that's taser-proof.. (supposedly re-directs the current back into the weapon, shorting it out)
                    I know from personal testing that a level IIIA kevlar vest will not conduct any current from a 100KV stick taser to the body, however this didn't short it out, as the taser is designed to make a circuit, otherwise how would it shock people?

                    Seems to me as if by taser proof, they might mean that the prongs of an X26 taser pistol will not penetrate to the skin. On a normal subject, they are designed to penetrate up to 2 inches of clothing, but as always pentration differs with materials. Theoretically, conductive fibers in the "taser proof" garment could conduct the current within the garmet, if the prongs are not allowed to reach the skin, or the material is the path of least resistance to the electricity compared to flesh.

                    And as for the clothing story, who knows how much powder or what kind of bullet was actually fired from the gun? Could have easily been a simunitions round, or a near squib load.
                    Last edited by cnick001; 08-30-2006, 01:18 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Were you hit with the X26 or a "contact stun-gun" not of Taser manufacturer? Most body armor is not elecrtically shielded, the arc will jump to the skin (the skin being the path of least resistance) through the armor.
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                      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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