I keep a set of active ear protectors near my home defense long guns. I know it’s seems a bit ridiculous. Why would I take the time to put on the cans before communing with my higher firepower? Self-preservation. The sound of a shotgun or modern home defense sporting rifle discharging inside a dwelling is instantly, mind-blowingly deafening. According to freehearingtest.com, firing a 12-gauge with an 18″ barrel generates a blast that clocks in at 161 db. An .223 AR is only slightly less sonically lethal at 152 db. Physical pain begins at 125 db. A jet engine a full throttle 100′ away racks up 140 db. Better permanently deaf than dead? How about neither? And if I’m taking the time to put on cans, why not take five seconds and slip on a bullet resistant vest? A vest that already has [another] pistol, spare ammo, cell phone and flashlight in situ? Or, as the US PALM ad copy says . . .
No longer are you scrambling to find all the essentials to defend yourself and your family in the middle of the night. In under 5 seconds you have your firearm, spare magazines, flashlight, cell phone, etc. AND front ballistic protection from handgun threats! This product provides level IIIA soft armor protection in the front panel with pouches and pockets designed for your specific firearm.
Five different models are available to suit your personal needs [c. $200]. A second soft armor panel for the rear panel is available as an accessory for additional protection.
The Defender also functions as a plate carrier designed to hold rifle protection plates in both the front and rear if desired by the end user. The Defender provides exceptional utility in an all day comfortable package at an incredibly economic price. Defenders are made in the USA!