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.]