Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

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Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by jor-el » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:36 am

https://safelifedefense.com/FRAS/?fbcli ... K_WPxMIViw

Have not done an in depth study of this; reminds me of Dragon Skin. Comparable to a plate carrier with IIIA base armor with main plates, side plates. No gaps.
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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by RonnyRonin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44 pm

I've been curious about this as well; I'm always dubious when its an upstart company with flashy marketing rather then an industry giant trying new things like this, but I'll certainly be curious how it shakes out.

If I recall, dragonskin wasn't so much a flawed idea as a flawed execution, correct?
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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:17 pm

Didn't the Army use dragonskin?

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Post by boskone » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:28 pm

I think individual soldiers used it, until the Army banned privately-purchased armor, but the Army as a whole never did.

It seems there's some debate about the value and protection of Safe Lite armor. I gave up reading after a few comments, because frankly if I get into a situation where I need to get all tactical I'm pretty much boned already.

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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:03 am

I'm boned as well. I think others would agree w/being in that position. I really, really want some armor, but I have so many more things to do before getting armor.

Oh well. Prepper problems. :|

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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by EBuff75 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:09 am

I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much energy transfer that the impact shattered a cinder block behind a piece of 2" wood that he was using as a backer. Not sure that the vest would really have done you much good against a .50...

If you want to watch his test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyJRGxWN0k

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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by NT2C » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:25 pm

EBuff75 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:09 am
I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much energy transfer that the impact shattered a cinder block behind a piece of 2" wood that he was using as a backer. Not sure that the vest would really have done you much good against a .50...

If you want to watch his test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyJRGxWN0k
You're kidding, right? Of course, it would do some good! No .50 hole in the body means it's not gonna leak all over the carpeting. :crazy:
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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by EBuff75 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm

NT2C wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:25 pm
EBuff75 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:09 am
I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much energy transfer that the impact shattered a cinder block behind a piece of 2" wood that he was using as a backer. Not sure that the vest would really have done you much good against a .50...

If you want to watch his test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyJRGxWN0k
You're kidding, right? Of course, it would do some good! No .50 hole in the body means it's not gonna leak all over the carpeting. :crazy:
That, and it would make for a corpse with fewer perforations! You'd still probably end up with your bellybutton hanging out of your back though... :D

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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by RonnyRonin » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:02 pm

My memory of dragon skin was that it never really made it past some marketing videos and early field testing; I think the ballistic protection was fine but the individual scales would delaminate and not stay in place. Hot environments are not kind to glue, wet environments usually aren't either.
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Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

Post by Stercutus » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:33 pm

Don't know anything about it but it sure is pricey. You could buy 7 sets of Level III for one of those.
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