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Wearing body armor outside of your job

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by qkarl, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. JustinJ
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    if any sort of anime/scifi convention was in town, you could call it Kill La Kill cosplay.
     
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    Dude, I'm just foolin around. I know you weren't serious. You presented a ridiculous hypothetical as humor, and I hyper analyzed your hypo in a further extension of said humor.
     
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    I stand by my response. I appreciate your side of it though.
     
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    Honestly, any vaguely psuedo-military sci-fi cosplay would be a disgustingly easy way for people to sneak huge amounts of armor and weaponry into otherwise restricted areas. Hmmm...the next time I get to play Shadowrun, I'm so using this in a plan somehow.
     
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    I've seen things on the internet about cosplayers getting shot by cops who thought they were carrying real weapons, so take proper precautions (actual armor decorated to be cosplay armor, at the very least).
     
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    Sorry, I meant as a gimmick *in the game* - not as an excuse to dress up like someone from the Matrix and walk around downtown.

    I'm not willing to tempt Darwin, or the local PD, by walking around looking like I'm about to wage war on (insert evil alien.race here). That's like walking around with a replica airsoft gun and wondering why folks are freaking out.
     
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    No no, haha. Thank you for the 20 years in the coast guard. Your service is greatly appreciated! That wasn't my units motto lol. It just sounded cool.
     
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    I wear body armor 40 hrs a week in the FL heat. Even in winter time I sweat with level 3A soft armor on. I smell horrible by the end of a shift.

    Why anyone would want to wear it casually is beyond me. I have never worn it off-duty, except in an over time / personal protection capacity.
     
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    I wouldn't WEAR body armor but I have thought of putting an armor plate in the hydration pocket of my RUSH 24.
     
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    Amen
     
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    I wear my plate carrier, with side plates, at work when I play ping pong. 28lb handicap, works up a good sweat.
     
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    Not sure if all anime/sci-fi conventions do it, but the local ones here require weapons inspections prior to entry for cosplayers. But then at least one guy showed up with a sten gun and bayonet
     
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    I have a PC with some ceramics in it. It's only used for shooting classes where the instructor recommends it due to the subject matter of the class. I rarely use it outside of said classes. Don't be that guy wandering around the range wearing all your cool guy kit. If I needed it in my day to day activities I'd also be looking moving. I have a better chance of getting bit by a dog or hit by a car than receiving a GSW in my area.