How Body Armour Functions

You must have landed on this page in search for truth. Yes, body armour may be a common term but somewhere between the lines you really are not sure what it is, where to find them and how it functions. There may be more questions lingering in your mind but as you browse through the net, the information you have gathered may have even made your understanding more perplexing than it was before.

If this is your first time, it can be quite confusing since ballistic vest is varied. They come in different styles, types, kinds and levels of resistance capacity. In short, you still have a lot of learning to do. First, let us understand what it is.

Bullet proof vest is a protective clothing a person wears in order to repel ballistic impact. Once the bullet is released from the rifle and hits the vest, the bullet will then be caught between the fibers of the fabric, gradually minimizing its velocity until it reaches to a full stop before penetrating through the skin of the wearer. Although it is not a guarantee that the ballistic vest will prevent a person from experiencing blunt force trauma cause by the strong impact of the bullet, at least he is assured of evading gun wounds and other serious injury.

Next, you need to know that resistant vest comes in various designs. Some are made for tactical purposes and others are designed to be concealable which can be worn daily without getting noticed. This is recommended for businessmen, politicians, secret agents and the like. This can be worn underneath your daily wear. It’s very thin and light and can be availed in black or white color. Military or tactical vest on the other hand are much bulkier and heavier and are more conspicuous when worn.

Apart from its size and weight, these ballistic vests are also capable of resisting variety of ammunitions. Lighter or lower levels of resistant vest can also repel lower types of handguns like 9mm while higher levels of resistance capacity can withstand the ballistic impact coming from AK-47.

Another thing is, the higher the level of resistance the more costly it can be as well. However, unlike before these vests can now be bought in a much affordable prices. Manufacturers have discovered lighter materials that costs lesser than the materials used before.

So when buying for one, make sure that you already know not only the functions of bullet proof vests but also why you need to wear one. It is vital to figure out where to use it, why you need to don resistant vest, which reliable supplier to procure your gear and the size among the many pertinent factors to be considered.

Lastly, bear in mind that wearing one is not a 100% guarantee. You also need to equip yourself with proper training on self-defense. Alertness is also important so as to evade danger and possible threat that is coming your way.

New Father and Son Cop Book Reveals the Hearts Beneath the Uniforms

At a time when television and movies are full of police stories, a father and son have come forth to present a real-life personal look into the lives of police officers. Far more than any episode of Cops can do in thirty minutes, Jim and Jay Padar’s new book On Being a Cop brings us into the heart of a police family, showing not only the job that these brave men (and women) daily perform on the streets of Chicago, but also the relationships that police officers have with their families and their coworkers.

We expect action, drama, grisly murders, and high-speed chases from a cop book, but we might not expect the tales of officers struggling with their personal lives, the hardships that the job brings to their families, the interrupted Christmases and missed birthday parties, the need not to think about your own children while investigating the murder of a child, or what it is like to lose a fellow officer in the line of duty or to suicide. Walking a fine line between the sensational and the sentimental, On Being a Cop provides a balanced look at all aspects of a cop’s career and life.

Author Jim Padar had a long career as a police officer beginning in the 1960s. He writes about such incidents as the riots in Chicago following Martin Luther King’s assassination as well numerous homicide investigations he was involved with and his relationships with his partners and coworkers. His son Jay shares his own stories of both humorous and dangerous incidents, including emails to family and friends and their responses. In fact, the book began as a series of emails exchanged between father and son in which they started telling their stories of working Chicago’s streets, and in time those stories were compiled into this book.

A wide range of stories fill this book, from a shooting at a commuter train to corpses found in barrels in a restaurant, and from rescuing people and parakeets from burning buildings to investigations that lead from Chicago to New York and Puerto Rico. In fact, there is so much variety among these stories that the interest and pace never lags. As Jay writes at the beginning of his story, “7 a.m.?”: “Senators, Naked Gays, Schizophrenic Homeless, and a Polish Sausage. How do you tie that together in a short story? It’s easy… for a cop.” And with the exception of a couple of two-part longer stories, most of the stories are short and can be read individually and in any order.

It is hard for me to decide whether I have a favorite story in this book. It might be the story of Uncle Rocco, a small-time criminal who turns out to be the authors’ relative, or perhaps it’s the story of how Jim found his second wife with a little help from Jay, when he was only four years old. I loved the police humor, the jokes between officers to keep the stress and horror of their jobs at a distance, and I loved when I was so caught up in the story that I had to keep reading to see how an investigation would turn out and who would be revealed to be the true criminal. But perhaps most of all, I loved when a member of the public took the time to tell an officer to be careful or simply to say, “Thank you.”

While there is plenty of sadness over the tragedies that these men have witnessed, there is also a lot of humor, and a great deal of their hearts and souls is revealed as they talk about their feelings for their families, their fellow officers, and why they continue to do a job for which they often get little thanks or appreciation. On Being a Cop makes you realize that police officers are human beings; that they have chosen a dangerous but rewarding job, and that they deserve respect, understanding, and most of all, admiration for the jobs they do every day.