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Modern Advancements Deliver Ultra-Thin Body Armor

April 15, 2014 //

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Advancement in body armor technology is being made every day.  Scientists are constantly trying to develop armor that is lighter in weight and stronger to offer more protection for a wearer. It is important to note that at the moment, scientists have developed an ultrathin material that provides maximum protection with less bulkiness. For years, polyethylene was used to create products ranging from lunch boxes to garbage bags. It has proven itself to be a very durable material, however not until recently have scientists used it in making body armor.

Today, polyethylene fibers are used to create a dense material capable of stopping a bullet. The material allowed the scientists to create an ultrathin vest, allowing greater concealability and maneuverability than other protective gear. The body armor that is made using the polyethylene actually absorbs the impact of the projectile to stop it from penetrating the material. This type of body armor offers protection from handguns, larger weapons, and even from shrapnel that comes from grenades and other explosives. The material is designed to be 15 times as strong as steel and 40% stronger than any other material used to make body armor, offering the wearer better protection and greater comfort than non-polyethylene based body armor products.

The new ultra-thin body armor opens up a world of possibilities to both law enforcement agencies and civilians alike. Being able to wear the lightweight, ultra-thin body armor, such as the products offered by SafeGuard Body Armor, offers a discrete threat protection solution. In a WROL situation, for example, the ability to blend in and for your superior protection to go undetected would be invaluable.  Also, polyethylene body armor products are more breathable than the other products on the market. Good air circulation results in greater comfort.

Modern polyethylene body armor is a bit more expensive than the other forms of body armor on the market. However, considering the level of protection offered paired with the superior concealability and comfort, investing in a piece of kit like this can easily be justified.

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Contact Your Senators and Ask Them To OPPOSE Confirmation of Anti-Gun Obama Nominee for U.S. Surgeon General

March 7, 2014 | NRA-ILA //

As we reported last week, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently voted to confirm President Obama’s anti-gun nominee–36-year-old Dr. Vivek Murthy–as United States Surgeon General, clearing the way for Murthy’s consideration by the full Senate.

NRA strongly opposes Murthy’s confirmation.  In a letter to Senate leaders, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox noted that the U.S. Surgeon General is charged with the important tasks of providing the American public with information to better inform decisions related to their health, and with directing much of the federal government’s public health efforts.  In order for these roles to be carried out effectively, the public must trust that the Surgeon General’s actions and recommendations are based on empirical and scientific evidence, rather than political or ideological motives.  Unfortunately, Murthy’s record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about the likelihood he would use the office of Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against lawful gun ownership.

The American people deserve a Surgeon General who will carry out the mission of the office unmotivated by political or ideological goals.  Given Dr. Murthy’s lengthy history of hostility towards the right to keep and bear arms, along with his calls for the full weight of the federal government’s health apparatus to be used to target lawful gun ownership, there is strong reason to believe that he would use the influence of the Surgeon General’s office to promote gun control.  Simply put, confirmation of Dr. Murthy is a prescription for disaster for America’s gun owners.

We now await Dr. Murthy’s confirmation vote in the full Senate.  It is critically important that you contact your Senators and ask them to OPPOSE confirmation of President Obama’s radically anti-gun nominee–Dr. Vivek Murthy–for U.S. Surgeon General.

You can contact your U.S. Senators by using the “Write Your Lawmakers” tool at www.NRAILA.org.  You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121.

Again, please take action and contact your U.S. Senators today.

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Preparing for Off-Grid Survival: Two Guns for $200

December 14, 2013 // Jill Sawyer, GunThink.com //

If you only had $200 to spend on firearms, how should you spend it?  For this hypothetical, we’ll assume you don’t yet own any firearms – a circumstance that many of our readers will not find themselves in, but nonetheless… Here are the two guns I suggest you buy first.

Gun Number One

The first purchase I suggest you make is a single-shot 12 ga. shotgun.  You can often find these for right around $100, and they’re everywhere!  If you get one that needs a little TLC, you should be able to acquire one for less than $100, easy.  The 12 ga. is a very common round that can be used to hunt a wide variety of game, from large to small.  While the single shot doesn’t make for the most tactical option for self-defense, it is a tool that you can use to defend yourself from scantily armed aggressors, such as the lone knife wielding thug.  If you stock up on primers and powder, you can reload brass shells.  You can shoot just about anything out of your reloaded shells: rocks; broken glass; marbles; small bolts, etc.  N.E.F., formerly H&R (I believe), makes an excellent break action, single-shot 12 ga. that you can find, used, in this price range.

Gun Number Two

The next gun I recommend you buy is a .22lr rifle.  Again, you can find a very sturdy used .22 rifle for right around $100.  One of the great things about the .22 is that you can stock thousands of rounds for not a lot of money (about $15 for a brick of 500 rds. if you can find it).  And the ammunition is small and lightweight, making it relatively easy to travel with a lot of ammo on your person.  The .22 is great for hunting, both large and small game.  Yes, I said it.  It’s not an ideal option, but I have heard from numerous sources that a .22, delivered to just the right spot, can take out fairly large game such as deer (Full disclosure: I have not tried this myself).  As with the single shot 12 ga., you can also use this as a light tool for self-defense.  It beats using your fists, rocks or a stick.  Marlin is just one of many companies that have been making great .22 rifles for years, and you can find one used on the cheap.

For $200, you can add two tools to your preps that I think you’ll find invaluable in a time of WROL, or in any instance where you’re trying to survive off the grid.  These guns can be used to hunt game, and even for self-defense.  They will certainly be better than nothing in serving these purposes.  If I only had $200 to spend on my first firearms, these would be the guns I would buy.  This is just my opinion, and I realize there are a number of other firearms that can be equally, if not more valuable, in the eyes of others.  Your own situation and needs will dictate what you think will be the best tools to add to your preps.

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