Underwire Bra Stops Boar Hunter’s Bullet

There’s a huge market out there for personal body armor. A big (and heavy) part of the load-out our boys in the sandbox schlep around every day is a plate carrier. Most of our local boys in blue who patrol a beat wear body armor for obvious reasons. And our friends at Fighter Design have come up with a lightweight vest that stops AK rounds from five feet…and floats. But maybe they’re all over-thinking the whole thing . . .

As upi.com reports, a cyclist in Germany may have come across a cheaper, easier way:

(A) 41-year-old tourist was riding across a field with her husband when she unknowingly rolled into a boar hunt, German newspaper Gadebusch-Rehnaer reported Friday. During a break, the woman felt a sudden sharp pain in her chest, soon realizing the underwire from her bra deflected a bullet.

The careless boar hunter’s being investigated for his Rule 4 violation. But as the story notes, the incident isn’t just a one-off.

This isn’t the first report of the undergarment blocking a potentially deadly bullet. In Feb., a Brazilian woman’s life was saved when her black underwire bra stopped a stray round from hitting her in the heart.

So maybe the answer to comfy (and uplifting) personal protection for those who put themselves in harm’s way is something from Playtex or Bali. Maybe if the Dutch army moved that way, they’d save enough euros to buy their soldiers some ammo to train with. The possibilities are endless.

[h/t Pantera V.]


  1. avatar JWM says:

    I wondered where those pictures of my first wife got to. *sigh* It’s a shame she was bat sh*t crazy.

    1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      What is it with first wives and that BSC problem?

      1. avatar BLAMMO says:

        Maybe it’s just the story you hear from first husbands.

        Some people who get divorced just married the wrong person. And some people are the wrong person.

      2. avatar JWM says:

        Can,t speak for others. I was a young man, thinking with my little head instead of my big head.

  2. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Pics of the incidents pls.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      Black bras matter.

  3. avatar Accur81 says:

    I’ve done some up close and personal inspection of a number of 34 DD and 32D bras and haven’t come across anything that would stop a boar hunting round. Deflection is another story, but probably just a tall tale. Then again, I don’t shoot women’s underwear. Well, not with lead, anyways.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Then again, I don’t shoot women’s underwear. Well, not with lead, anyways.”


    2. avatar DJ says:

      Considering the calibers some of those drillings are chambered for, I agree. 9×57 is popular, and your underwire is not stopping that.

    3. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Well plaid sir. Well plaid.

  4. avatar John S. says:

    I am thinking it grazed her or the hunters are morons; I am proud to say I have seen and squeezed many underwire bras and I wouldn’t see one stopping a full powered rifle cartridge that you would typically use for Boar hunting. Either it was a grazing shot or the hunters were using some stupid small caliber or PERHAPS it was a fragment.

    1. avatar OneOfTheGoodGuys says:

      Maybe in Germany there are gun control laws that limit citizens to .22 caliber for hog hunts. That would suck! That would also explain the healthy hog population!

      1. avatar Xanthro says:

        The minimum legal size for hunting boar in Germany is 6.5mm.

      2. avatar JustYourRandomEuropean says:

        Well.. also don’t forget minimum 6.5mm and delivering at least 2000Joule at 100 meters.

        At the moment everyone suspects it to have been a fragment of a bullet that hit the ground or a tree and then went off.

        German Hunters almost always use fragmentation or hollow point rounds so it wouldnt be that strange.

  5. avatar Sgt Frank says:

    thirty eight D ……she looks like she has some some long legs……Oh God there goes my brain again…..if done correctly this could be and add on to the site.

  6. avatar Paul53 says:

    I don’t understand. Can I get all that in Braille?

  7. avatar GayGunOwner says:

    Made me think of the cautionary public safety film about implants, Titty Titty Bang Bang. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ac9_1396834309 and this classic ad from 1960 https://www.etsy.com/listing/210209372/maidenform-wanted-poster-bedroom-wall

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    Man, if you can’t tell the difference between a pig and a woman, that’s gotta be a real ugly woman, or you just got out of prison.

    1. avatar Virginia Gunner says:

      Let’s not be too quick to judge, Ralph. If you encountered Rosie O’Donnell in dense backwoods brush, you might make the same mistake.

      1. avatar Model 31 says:

        Case in point, her new role in the series of “Messin with Sasquatch Jack Link Beef Jerky” ads…cause “messin with Rosie” didn’t do so well in the focus groups.

  9. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    The Gebirgsjager mistook her for a boar?

  10. avatar mark s. says:

    I was going to say , and then I realized that I am a happily married Christian man . …………..great article .

  11. avatar Removed_californian says:

    She must have been a ways away. Wonder the caliber.

  12. avatar Phil LA says:

    Still impossible to take off.

  13. avatar Henry says:

    But… but… it’s a Man’s Life in the Dutch Army.

  14. avatar Vee says:

    This is a completely fabricated story made up as an excuse to post that photo.

    1. avatar Ben says:

      Got proof?

    2. avatar Joe R. says:

      Fabrication is the better part of Valor?

  15. avatar Kalroy says:

    I call BS on them. Any woman whose breasts were small enough to expose the underwire to a downward angled trajectory doesn’t need an underwire. Any richochet off the ground that was close enough to go up and hit from below would have enough energy to punch into her flesh (whether it punches through the underwire, or slides off it into her).

  16. avatar Bradley says:

    You speak of these plates on fighter design but they are absent from their website.

  17. avatar slow joe crow says:

    I think what’s in the bra may be more useful than the bra. The Register (an IT site) has lots of articles about women saved from car crashes, and even a stabbing by implants, which El Reg refers to as Bulgarian Airbags after the first reported incident.

  18. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    ah…the new ex Mrs. ready,fire,aim….

  19. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    I’m not sure I buy this either-but it got my attention. I confess to not examining the missus underwire…

  20. avatar Gunr says:

    Jeez, I’m in love again, third time today!

  21. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    go on…

  22. avatar bob says:

    Maybe not the wire so much as the Bulgarian air bags.

  23. avatar KissMyWookiee says:

    It probably has a lot to do with the actual breast tissue as much as the wire in the bra.

    The wire likely distributed the impact to a larger area, while the breast tissue absorbed the force.

  24. avatar jsj says:

    Excellent. I’m forwarding this to the county SWAT team with a suggestion on how they can save taxpayer money.

    1. avatar GayGunOwner says:

      And for men there’s NutShellz -cringeworthy video: http://www.barcroft.tv/businessman-is-shot-in-groin-testing-bullet-proof-groin-protector-st-louis-missouri

      Dan, looks like it’s near you. Product review?

  25. avatar Tominator says:

    Forget it! I ain’t wearing a bra!

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      What about a ‘bro’

      1. avatar Timmy! says:

        I thought it was a Manssiere.

  26. avatar Anonymous says:

    Maybe Sara can show us a tactical armored bra?

  27. avatar Twisted Swifter says:

    Are you guys still in 8th grade?

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      When it comes to bras… ALL men act like we are in the eighth grade

  28. avatar tsbhoA.P.jr says:

    first boar hunt ive heard of involving a nice rack…

  29. avatar Martin B says:

    Are those dollar signs I can see in her eyes?

  30. That is good one under armor for women.
    Safety is first priority.

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