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LEO's Protective Gear

Chain & Niner, I've asked other LEO's I've met. Your protective wear, is it Kevlar or Spectra??

Any other officers chime in here too.
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Re: LEO's Protective Gear

Both are in used in various garments and pieces of protective gear in the policing industry. Spectra is the newer kid on the block, however.

My personal vest is Kevlar. So too is the lining of the gloves I normally wear while on patrol.

Spectra has higher cut resistance than Kevlar but poor heat/flame resistance, however.

FWIW

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Re: LEO's Protective Gear

Thanks Chain.

The reason I was asking is the company I work for makes Spectra. I see more black sails in some races than I do beige, so Spectra is making it's way to the sailing world pretty good too.
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Re: LEO's Protective Gear

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Both are in used in various garments and pieces of protective gear in the policing industry. Spectra is the newer kid on the block, however.

My personal vest is Kevlar. So too is the lining of the gloves I normally wear while on patrol.

Spectra has higher cut resistance than Kevlar but poor heat/flame resistance, however.

FWIW

Then I would guess you will stay away from the fires...
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Re: LEO's Protective Gear

I use an ABA Extreme X which is Spectra I believe... I too have Kevlar lined gloves.
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Re: LEO's Protective Gear

Mine is kevlar and due for replacement. No gloves for me unless they are latex.
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Mine is kevlar and due for replacement. No gloves for me unless they are latex.

You mean you touch people?????
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Then I would guess you will stay away from the fires...
Yeah, I leave that to you boys.
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You mean you touch people?????
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We touch 'em alright, but only with a plunger like they do in NYC.
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We touch 'em alright, but only with a plunger like they do in NYC.
Watch it flatfoot there is a plunger with you name on it
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Watch it flatfoot there is a plunger with you name on it
Quit bumping your gums at me boy. Everyone knows that dude tripped and fell on that plunger!
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Quit bumping your gums at me boy. Everyone knows that dude tripped and fell on that plunger!
Several time no less.... after that whole mess my cousin actually got assigned to that location.... said it was nuts for a while

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You mean you touch people?????
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When they need it, yes.
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