A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ballistic Resistance


"Youths on Britain's increasingly dangerous streets will soon be able to equip themselves with bulletproof hoodies - fuelling fears of a further increase in lawlessness.

The hoodie can allegedly stop a bullet from a 9mm Magnum handgun and protects the entire upper body."
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Yeah, OK, I want one. I think I will wait for the version that can stop a .45 magnum though......

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19 Comments:

Anonymous TJH said...

I guess L.A.R. sells a lot of their Grizzly pistols over in the UK?

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a tool for thugs.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

If they banned the 9mm magnbum, then they wouldn't need this.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Rebel with a Cause said...

But--but I thought all guns were outlawed from the UK! (Rolling eyes)

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and it's "fueling fears of more lawlessness" to wit.

tell me, is there anything in the UK what doesn't increase lawlessness or the fear of same any longer? they got rid of their weapons, so can no longer go on the offense; now they're having to wear armor for their defense, and that's no good either apparently. it seems they've become a whinging lot, over there.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Beth,

Please acquaint yourself with British firearms laws before posting. It will save us all a lot of forehead slapping.

Your pal,

Zane

9:08 AM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Mayhapse they meant ".357" and got concerned that their slack-jaw'd readers might not understand "Imperial Measurments"

Still a great example of "You're doing it wrong!"

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's what Prince Charles wears when he goes out for the evening.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Sounds like a good way to increase casualties. Darwin in action!

I want one of them 9mm magnums, sounds neat.

1:49 PM  
Blogger GreatBeefalo said...

9mm magnum, eh? That reminds me of an article I read a few weeks back that was talking about the lethal usage of the .357 Luger....

Maybe its a European cartridge :P

4:49 PM  
Blogger mike's spot said...

too bad stabbings are so prevalent there. . . and no 'ballistic hoodie' will stop them.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

If it wasn't a bloody felony for a private citizen to own body armour, I'd be interested in getting one. Might not stop everything out there, but better a chance of stopping a round than none.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Sterno said...

"It's an 88 Magnum. It shoots through schools."

8:36 PM  
Blogger Regolith said...

IIRC, .357 is fairly close to 9mm. Maybe they were just changing the measurements from standard to metric? Sort of how the .30-30 is called the 7.62x51R in Europe...

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Zane said...

I presumed that 9mm magnum was referring to the 9x23mm cartridge.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait wait wait...

Shouldn't the hoodie itself be illegal?

6:42 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Illegal, no. The article about banning hoodies was related to an earlier article about a big mall (the Bluewater shopping center) that banned them.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

I could be wrong, but I think 9mm penetrates much more than a .45, so if this stops a 9mm magnum then it will stop a .45.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Mark@C said...

Yep, one a' them eurapeein' calibers...

12:31 PM  

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