'Bullet proof vests' - beware!

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there are several companies/persons selling 'bulletproof' vests on ebay. When buying a vest, please beware of buying them. even if the seller has a high rating, the product may not be up to scratch. Having recently purchased a vest from a seller on ebay, i had discovered the kevlar in the vest was from the 1980's period, and also the seller had reassured me that it had the ability to protect me from ballistic objects. However, if you see any seller saying the vest is similar to NRJ 2A or similar, this is WRONG. the correct classification is NIJ II A (national institute of justice).

Unless the seller can provide ballistic testing certification for the vests, i would advise against buying it. this is YOUR LIFE, regardless of price, you should have complete confidence in the fact that the company can provide information regarding the vest material being ACTUALLY TESTED.

There are known sellers on Ebay selling their own made up vests containing ex-military shrapnel vests, NOT certified bullet proof.

So if you happen to look at an auction saying what the vest can stop/protect against, unless there is certification or information from the manufacturer available, i would advise against it. DO NOT get sucked in by Ebay fraudsters looking to make a quick buck

REMEMBER, YOU CANNOT TAKE RISKS WHEN CONCERNING YOUR LIFE. DO THE RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING A VEST
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