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Army Tanks for Sale

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Before knowing where to buy military tanks for sale, it is important to unserstand, the history of the emergence of military tanks in the modern world. The earliest military tank was called the FT-17. These had turrets. Even in the present day world, many military tanks are built on the same French technology. Legend has it, that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the first tentative tank, but it was not built, for some reason. The tanks used in World War I were far more bigger than the ones used in World War II. During the First World War, there were cannons that measured upto 37 mm. Also unlike World War I, the II war had more efficient communications. The invention of the radio took up the communication to a higher level.

Looking for military tanks is pretty easy to buy,. Fortunately, military tanks for sale is not a limited options. There are many types of military tanks, and they differ from each other based on their models and the country in which they were produced. There are different models and designs like Germany has the “Panzerkampfwagen” and America has tanks such as “Sherman tank” or “M4” tanks or M1 Abrams and so on. Then there are British tanks such as Mk V and some antique models right from the time of the First World War such as the “Chieftain” and the “Cromwell”.

The tanks are designed to offer armored protection for the infantry and they should also be able to make their way through different types of terrain and be able to shoot a huge amount of firepower against the adversary in a military conflict. The trench warfare used by countries, back in World War I was used to create a stalemate, so that neither enemy (or country) could gain an unfair upper hand.

Coming back to the present, there are few aspects to be kept in mind when looking for a military truck for sale? For instance, why would one want to buy a military truck to begin with? Well, for most people it may partly be because of some deep forgotten childhood fascination. Also used military trucks come very cheap. Most people may wonder what one purpose there may be behing buying a tank. It may be amusing to play mock war games on a holiday or during one’s free time.

Like there are certain rules to owning equipments that are “off-limits” to citizens, there are some for buying a military truck too. One need to go through several types of legal protocols. These protocols are applicable even if one is buying a replica and not the actual vehicle.

For civilans, who think, they are the only ones spending huge amounts on military vehicles, there are many people who actually do invest in not only buying military equipment but also setting clubs related to military tanks for sale. Of course, one needs to buy proper authorized parts while buying a tank or decent alternatives.

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January 19th, 2011 at 12:25 am

Protect Your Territories By Joining an Airsoft War

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Many people like purchasing firearms (real or toys) for a hobby or their own peronal amusement. There are many useful games fashioned out of guns and which are really safe to indulge in. Airsoft war is an endeavor that is basically used in military training and it bears a strong resemblance to the game of paintball. Airsoft War is compared to popular strategy videogames such as Call of Duty or Counter Strike and so on, where there are numerous scenarios such as the bombing settings and the “Capture the Flag”. Airsoft is said to be a realistic game and the weapons used in it are almost the same as the lifelike weapons. Paintball, is a game that is mostly played by the civilans, whereas the airsoft war is mostly preferred by the police and the military personnel.

Although the activity is not restricted to the military, and civilan people are capable of enjoying it, there are still some dissimilarities between the military version and the civilan version. For instance, in the military version of the game, there are maneuvers, actual or restricted ammunition, military attire and so on, the term used is MilSim which is an acronym for Military Simulation. Another instance, where terms such as “open day” or “skirmish” is used where use of realism borders on non-existence. There are some other modifications, for instance, Live Action Role Playing where rules are manipulated as per the hits one makes or takes and so on.

Unlike paintball, since airsoft war does not have any paint pellets, the players depend on an honor system where once the player is hit, he/she needs to announce that they have been hit and move from the “war zone” into the “safe zone”. To prevent being shot at, the player needs to hold a flag over his head to signal his exit or walk out with his weapons in the air signalling defeat. The best part about this game is the pellets are made of bio-degradable material, so environment is not affected in an adverse way. Apart from these, there are some other benefits of playing airsoft war. Some of them are listed as follows:

1)Economic point of view: Unlike other mock rifle games such as paintball, airsoft rifles are relatively easy on the pocket. There are also numerous options for airsoft guns, such as, electric guns which are run off batteries, gas powered guns, spring loaded gun and so on. They can cost anywhere between ten dollars to hundred dollars.
2)Anywhere and Everywhere- The only flaw, if one really wants to find one, is that it is an outdoor game. The game can be played in backyards or empty lots, or streets with lot of blind turns. Even when the pellets hit targets such as trees or windows, there is no lasting damage, since the pellets are small and plastic.
3)Repercussions of getting hit- The real fun in a game is getting hit and anybody who has been a part of the airsoft war admits that it can be painful and may also be capable of damaging the skin. So, proper precautions must be taken when playing this game.

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December 14th, 2010 at 7:49 am

An Introduction About Sniper Scope

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Telescopic sight is often called a scope. Usually this technology is applicable in sniper rifles resulting in the name sniper scope. It is an optical device used to give elevated levels of accuracy using a point of aim for firearms, airguns and crossbows. Other sighting systems include iron sights, reflex sights, and laser sights.

Up until the 1990s, military use of telescopic sights was limited to snipers because the optical components were expensive and extremely fragile. They had been used as early as the American Civil War on rifles, and even at earlier periods throughout history. The glass lenses are susceptible to breakage, and environmental conditions including condensation, precipitation, dirt, and mud which can affect the external lenses. The scope tube also causes the rifle to feel more bulky. Snipers chiefly used moderate to high magnification scopes with specific reticles that allow them to estimate the distance from the shooting point to the target.

Telescopic sights are sometimes not advantageous to the user because of its tactical limitations. Snipers require stealth and concealment to get near enough to their target. A telescopic sight can prevent this because sunlight may inevitably reflect from the lens and a sniper raising his head to utilize a telescopic sight might actually expose his position. The famous Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä relied heavily on iron sights rather than telescopic sights to eliminate some of these concerns. Harsh climate can also be a great problem for telescopic sights as they are less weather resistant than iron sights. Many Finnish snipers in WWII prefered to use iron sights mainly because telescopic sights did not handle the very cold Finnish winters well enough.

The market for military telescopic sights made for military long-range shooting is extremely competitive. Many high end optics manufacturers are perpetually adapting and enhancing their telescopic sights to meet the demands of military organizations. Two leading European companies in this field are Schmidt & Bender and Zeiss/Hensoldt. American companies that have made their mark in this area are Nightforce, U.S. Optics Inc. and Premier Reticles. These more costly sighting parts usually cost € 1500 / $ 2000 and above. Chief options for military telescopic sights are reticule illumination that may be utilized in less than adequate lighting conditions and those that are inclusive of scope settings or ballistic relevant environmental measurements data that largely benefit the operator.

Nowadays numerous militaries issue telescopic sights to their infantry, typically compact, low-magnification sights appropriate for snap-shooting, like reflex sights. The US military issues ACOG, Aimpoint CompM2 and EOTech 553 combat optics. American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan generally purchase their own combat optics. The British army uses the SA80 rifle with the SUSAT 4× optical sight as standard issue. The Canadian Forces standard C7 rifle has a 3.4 Elcan C79 optical sight. Both Austria and Australia use different forms of the Austrian Steyr AUG which has built an integral 1.5x optical sight since its issue in the late 1970s.

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September 29th, 2010 at 1:11 am

An Introduction to Laser Sights

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There are numerous scientific, military, medical and commercial laser applications which have been created since the invention of the laser in 1958. It has a variety of properties that make it greatly applicable in many industries these include its coherency, high monochromaticity, and ability to reach extremely high powers.

Military uses of lasers include target designation and ranging, defensive countermeasures, communications and directed energy weapons. Directed energy weapons like Boeing’s Airborne Laser which can be constructed inside a 747 jet can quite convincingly burn the skin off enemy missiles.

Northrop Grumman declare  that its engineers in Redondo Beach had successfully built and tested an electric laser able to produce a 100-kilowatt ray of light, powerful enough to annihilate cruise missiles, artillery, rockets and mortar rounds. An electric laser is in theory able to be mounted in an aircraft, ship, or vehicle because it has a much smaller space requirement for its supporting equipment than a chemical laser according to Brian Strickland, manager for the United States Army’s Joint High Power Solid State Laser program.

Numerous firearms applications use the power of the laser as a tool to improve the targeting of other weapon systems. For example, a laser sight is a tiny typically visible-light laser erected on a handgun or a rifle and aligned to send out a beam that runs parallel to the barrel. Essentially the laser sight is visible lasers light that permits the shooter to see where the bullet is directed. It is generally found above the body of the small arm at a specific angle facing down, so that the laser will point directly at the spot where the bullet will enter. However, the laser is not entirely accurate and may be off by a slight amount, yet this is normally inconsequential to the overall ability to ensure a near perfect hit.

The laser beam has low divergence meaning the laser light will appear as a small spot even at extended distances. The user will place the spot on the exact target and the barrel of the gun is aligned to shoot that target. However, the laser cannot account for bullet drop, windage and target movement while the bullet travels.

Most laser sights come equipped with a red laser diode. Others sometimes use an infrared diode to generate a dot that is invisible to the naked human eye but discernible with night vision devices. The firearms adaptive target acquisition module LLM01 laser light module incorporates visible and infrared laser diodes. Later in the 1990s, green diode pumped solid state laser (DPSS) laser sights (532 nm) were put on the market. More Current laser sights are minuscule and light enough for attachment to the firearms. Read here for more information on Night Sights.

In 2007, LaserMax, a company that specializes in manufacturing lasers for military and police firearms, implemented the first mass-production green laser available for use in smaller weapons. This laser is mounted on the underside of a handgun or long arm on the accessory rail. The green laser is generally agreed to be more visible than the red laser under bright lighting conditions because at the same wattage green light appears brighter than red light.

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September 29th, 2010 at 12:30 am

What is an Army Jacket?

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Army Jacket

What is an army jacket?

Considering the vast assortment of situations that persons in the military go through daily; it is not hard to understand why military gear needs to be specially designed to handle various situations, and why military clothes have to have extra features not included in the clothes regularly available for normal people.

For one thing, military clothes are all a specific array of colors for camouflage causes. Clothes meant for wear in snow will be mostly white, jungle gear will be mostly green, desert gear will be primarily sand colored, etc. This is to make sure that soldiers melt into their surroundings as much as doable and are not easily noticed by enemy groups.

Besides each uniform used in the military comes a military jacket intended to be worn over the uniforms for additional security in the various conditions a soldier can go through. All army shirts are fire-resistant and moisture-wicking to evaporate sweat more quickly thus the jackets worn do not often require any of these features, instead they possess padded places to prevent bruises and injury, and are light-weight and resistant to dirt to match the shirts.

Different sections of the military like the Navy and Air Force have their specific jacket to handle the various conditions each may go through. In the army there are combat uniforms besides various jackets covered in permethrin, that functions as an insect repellant to keep insects away, and mandarin collars which may be turned up to shelter the neck.

In the Combat set there is also a flame-resistant jacket that is self extinguishing in the event of fire, is lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking. There is furthermore a Gore-Tex parka with 3 layers which are waterproof, windproof and breathable. The Gore-Tex parka has moisture wicking cuffs, and hems, a hidden hood, pockets with hand warmers in them and elbow reinforcements.

There are also fleece jackets used in the army which are designed to be breathable, very fast-drying if they get wet, provides exceptional insulation while being lightweight, and with reinforced shoulders, elbows and collars.

Field jackets which are another sort of military jackets have a concealed hood, a snap-up storm flap, drawstrings around the waist, hood and bottom of the jacket; detachable liners, a Velcro neck closure that allows the collar to be worn up or down, and Velcro cuffs in the sleeves for attaching gloves in colder weather.

Inside the Advanced Protective Combat Uniform System there are 5 jackets; the Level III Pullover, the Level IV Windshirt, the Level V Soft Shell Jacket, the Level VI Rain Jacket and the Level VII Insulated Parka.

The Pullover is made of Powerstretch fabric and is remarkably warm in view of its light weight; it is incredibly breathable and moisture wicking and may be worn in a vast range of temperatures. There are moreover touch points on the inside surface to maximize moisture management.

The Windshirt is greatly water repellant and is also very lightweight, of course it is greatly resistant to high winds and keeps warmth in. The Windshirt may be worn underneath other tiers for extra warmth.

The Soft Shell is designed for stretching too and is especially treated to guard against dirt, grime and water; it is greatly repellant to wind and water and is furthermore breathable and moisture wicking.

The Rain Jacket is extremely light weight, weighing in at under 1 lb while at the same time affording excellent water defense. It possesses a hidden hood inside the collar and plastic covered pockets.

Last but not least is the Insulated parka which is the most effective in cold weather safety. It dissipates static charge, eliminates odors, is water repellant and has hand warmers in the pockets.

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June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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What is Air Soft War?

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Air Soft War

Air soft is an activity that is done for amusement or military training and is similar to paintball. Paintball as you may be familiar with fires pellets from a special paintball gun which paints or stains a color on the clothing of the person who is hit while air soft pellets do not color the garments of the person who is smacked.

Air soft war may be thought of as being really similar to tactical videogames like the renowned Counter-Strike or Call of Duty where teams compete against each other in an assortment of locations including Capture the Flag and bombing situations. As air soft is created to be realistic the weapons used are almost identical to real weapons in overall sizes and even in the amount of bullets per clip if you so desire. Although you may be able to find some paintball guns which are fairly realistic in dimensions usually the weight and number of bullets that are available for paintball is what made it more likable and realistic for persons. Whereas air soft, though done by persons is additionally the choice of police and military personnel for simulations and training.

Due to the fact that air soft is an activity not restricted to military personnel the lone variation between military and civilian air soft is that different words have been used for the various kinds of activities carried out in the game.

For real-life simulated events where tactical maneuvers, military attire, real or limited ammunition are used and military or police personnel train, the term used is MilSim which stands for Military Simulation. Another term used is “skirmish” or “open day” where realism is typically negated and allowances are made for things such as high-capacity magazines and the use of any kind of camouflage attire is allowed. Another modification to air soft war is called Live Action Role Playing or LARP for short where extra rules are added to make the setting somewhat similar to the videogames where rules about the number of hits to kill an opponent, armor and even more unrealistic improvements like supernatural abilities are placed upon players.

As air soft pellets do not paint the target, players have to depend on an honor-based system where the person who is shot will say that he or she has been hit and then move from the battlefield back to the safe zone. In order to prevent being shot by other players, the person that is moving back to the safe zone will typically hold a flag, flashlight or beacon to show that he or she is no longer a member of the game or hold his/her weapon up over their head.

Air soft pellets unlike other pellets additionally have bio-degradable variations that can be used if players wish. These bio-degradable rounds are designed to have little impact on the environment as opposed to the traditional plastic rounds that may be troublesome to retrieve after a few rounds are played.

Since air soft war is close to tactical first-person shooter videogames it is frequented played by players of these games who desire to test their skills in reality, and because a similar environment to the ones in the videogames is what they want to take part in these players and their teams may opt to play with Live Action Role Playing rules.

First Person Shooter or FPS videogames usually have a melee weapon which can be used to stealthily eliminate an opponent from behind or whenever your opponent’s life points may be low; air soft has a similar melee rule with knifing where rubber or toy knives are used.

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June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

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Bump Fire During Gun Practice

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Firearms are very lethal weapons that have caused critical injury to its victim and in most instances results in death. Gun holders should always exercise responsible safety techniques which involves using their instinct, alertness and acquaintance with their environment to ensure that no civilian is hurt unintentionally. The act of bump firing is done when a person uses the recoil of a gun to fire multipled bullets one after the other. This is mostly achieved from a semi-automatic weapon. A gun holder can either bump fire from a gun at the hip or at the shoulder however, the shoulder is the most correct alternative.

The hip-shot technique is similar to the way how you fire light-guns at an arcade. This method involves holding the fore grip of the firearm with the non-trigger hand, and releasing the grip on the firing hand so the trigger finger is left in its normal position. Afterward you would force the weapon forward so you can apply force onto the trigger finger from the trigger, while keeping the trigger finger at a still position. The gun will withdraw and then return to its initial position after the round being fired first resetting and then pushing forward against the trigger thereby firing rapid shots. The rapid release from a semi automatic replicates the discharge of an automatic weapon, even though a huge number of rounds are fired quickly one after the other, the trigger finger initiates each discharge so that the full automatic fire does not actually happen. Applying a laser sight to your weapon will greatly improve your aim If using the hip-shot method. If you are using an AK-47 be sure to hold the weapon as close to the end of the barrel, so you can counter-act the barrel when it tries to wave around.

Devices from complex, especially manufactured triggers to the low-tech rubber band are used in order to facilitate the bump firing, but, not all such mechanisms or modifications are permissible. A famous case in the United States is the case of the Akins Accelerator for the Ruger 10/22. Though the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) originally allowed mechanical devices for producing rapid fire. This legislation governing firearms has since revoked the terms and conditions and presently the mechanism is illegal.

The usual gun shot is considered to be very loud in the region of 140 to 170 decibels while the normal brink for pain is 130 db. The volume intensity of the discharge can be lowered to about 115 db by using a suppressor often called a ‘silencer’ and/or subsonic cartridges. Some cartridges are inherently subsonic, while most others can be downloaded to a volume level below the speed of sound. Some integral suppressors use ported barrels to bleed off propellant gas which minimizes the volume of the gunfire. Some survival training practices permit the use of three gunshots with a break period of one or two seconds as a distress signal. Gunshots can cause serious ballistic trauma from gunfire wounds. It is projected that well over 500,000 injuries are sustained per annum from firearms; 300,000 or relating to those taking place in situations such as armed conflicts, with the remainding 200,000 or more being encountered from non-conflict occurrences. Buying night sights for your gun, will help you in getting a good view at night or low light conditions.

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April 27th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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Military Back Pack

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Backpacks used by soldiers are known as load carrying systems.  The different systems have developed from countless researches, after plenty changes have been made to them and after years of experience with load carrying systems.  There are three major load carrying systems that are used in the United States military.
ALICE – All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
The meaning of the acronym ALICE is All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment.  It first came into existence in January 1973 and has been around for a long period of time.  The ALICE pack was a necessity for the soldiers in the Vietnam War.  After many alterations to previous backpack versions, the ALICE was reduced to three lbs when bare.  The ultimate reason behind the creation of the ALICE was to lessen| the overall weight carried by soldiers.  The ALICE was invented for easy carrying as it had wide shoulder straps which lessened the pressure on the shoulders.  Military packs are used to carry items for the assignment and usually consisted of    firearm and ammunition, first aid kit, a change of clothes, a canteen and any other item that is thought of as being appropriate to accomplish the mission.  The ALICE has been replaced by the MOLLE but you can still find ALICE packs in many army stores.  They are great for camping and hiking.
MOLLE – Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
After the ALICE packs, then came the MOLLE which means Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. The MOLLE system is a substitute to the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system.  It was introduced in 1997 but its use was not prevalent until after the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  The MOLLE system is a fully integrated system which consists of a load bearing vest along with butt pack, main ruck that has sustainable pouches and also a compartment to carry a sleeping bag.  The load bearing vest is constantly worn and contains pockets to carry hand grenade or magazine.
The MOLLE backpack is designed to be worn and not carried.  The vest is designed to carry a soldier’s combat gear within easy reach. The load can be dropped by using a quick release leaving just the vest which is very helpful in combat when a soldier needs to move fast.

ILBE – Improved Load Bearing Equipment
Experience has verified that both the ALICE and the MOLLE systems needed improvements and so they combined their best structures and created the ILBE.  It consists of a main pack, an assault pack that can be removed, a 100-ounce hydration system and various pouches that are relevant for mission accomplishment.  It has a smaller capacity than the MOLLE but still big enough to carry the necessities as it can accommodate up to 120 pounds.  The ILBE is perfect for the soldier in combat as it holds more weaponry and ammunition and is used when less food and water are needed.  At present it is the most advanced carrying system in employed by the military.

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March 10th, 2010 at 1:38 am

Posted in Military

How to Knit a Scarf

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Knitting is a pastime for many people as they do it for fun, taking it wherever they go. It can be really soothing and also provides persons with something to do when bored. As long as you take your knitting bag with you, it can be done at any place. There are countless things that can be knitted. These range from house accessories to easy pieces of clothing. However, one of the easiest projects to knit is a simple scarf. A scarf is a piece of fabric that is worn to beautify any outfit or for warmth during winter seasons. The scarf is one of the simplest items of clothing to knit. Here are the directions to make one on your own.

Materials:

Three balls of bulky yarn (preferably three different colours).

Tools:

A pair of scissors

A pair of straight knitting needles specifically size 17.5

Instructions:

1. The first thing to do is to cast on. Here’s how:

To cast:

Make a slip knot in order to join the yarn to the knitting needle. To do this, unwind about 8 inches of yarn from the ball. grasp it in your left hand between the thumb and forefinger.

Use you right hand to wrap the ball end of the yarn around the forefinger and middle finger in a clockwise way. Fingers should be about 1 inch apart.

Next, pull a loop of the ball end of the yarn through the loop around your fingers.

Drop the yarn off your fingers of your left hand but still hold the loop with your right hand.

You are now ready to start knitting.

To Knit:

Wrap the yarn under and then over the right needle. Use your index finger to direct the yarn.

Slide the yarn through the stitch on the left needle.

Pull that new stitch onto the right needle.

Each time you add a new stitch to the right needle, get rid of the old stitch from the left needle.

Repeat the process until all the stitches on the left have been moved to the right.

Switch hands to build new rows.

4. Knit 12 rows, and then cut the yarn with the scissors, leaving 6 inches.

5. Add the second yarn.

6. Hold the end of the old yarn along with the new yarn together.

7. Knit five stitches then tie the ends in a small knot.

8. Knit 12 rows with the new yarn.

9. Cut off the old yarn leaving 6 inches.

10. Add the new yarn and duplicate the same process you went through when you added the previous yarn.

11. Knit the first 2 stitches to finish off the scarf. Pull the first stitch over the second one and then pull off the needle.

12. Knit the next stitch and do the same thing on the left.

13. Repeat this process until the edge is securely fastened. Your scarf is now ready to wear!

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March 9th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Posted in Clothing

Military Tactical Vests

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In the event of combat or other life threatening situations, tactical clothing is necessary for protecting the body of a person who needs to be safeguarded while in action. In this article we will discuss a particular tactical clothing; the vest. A tactical vest is utilized as a basic way of protection for the torso of the body in almost any situation. It is used by persons who need to move quickly without being seen while still being protected from external elements. These personnel’s include all tiers in the various law enforcement agencies.

Outside of the head, the chest cavity is probably the area of the body that gets the most exposure. In the event of a fight, persons need to guard these vulnerable areas from unseen objects or ammunition from going towards your upper body which otherwise cannot be blocked outside of putting on a protective vest. A vest can be considered as any covering like a bullet proof vest or just a vest filled with padded insulation. It is normally best though to wear a vest which shields you from bullets, this is good for both practical training and real life confrontations.

The type of vest is determined by what organization the vest will be worn. In most cases a army personnel would wear a more heavy duty vest in comparison to a police officer in some cases, depending on the intensity of the situation each entity has to face. Tactical vest can either be thin and lightweight or thick and insulated but always with many pockets. Lightweight vest are ideal for hot and humid environments so persons can be shielded from the harmful rays of the sun but in the same instance be able to keep you cool while moving through the landscape at a fast. Thicker and insulated vest are more appropriate for cooler regions.

Tactical vest are normally worn over a shirt, however it can also be worn underneath. Tactical vest are usually created from high quality fabrics such as nylon, ballistic materials and aramid fibers which are formed together to create tactical clothing that provides the wearer the highest level of protection, with a minimum amount of trauma effect. These fabrics also make the vest very comfortable to wear, so it fits on whoever wears it.

Vests are built in various sizes that can fit anyone of any size so it isn’t too big or too small for the person. While it offers you maximum protection, tactical vest also provide you with the convenience of being able to move freely. Using a vest that makes a person feel discomfort and would create problems while moving. It always suggested that a vest is made waterproof so it is able to stand up to any type of weather conditions.

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March 9th, 2010 at 7:01 am

Posted in Clothing,Military