Bullet proof SUREFIRE?

Gandalf

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brightnorm:
I did a double take when I saw this in the Streicher's catalog

BULLETPROOF SUREFIRE

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Somebody in Marketing got *really* carried away calling something in a Police Supply catalog 'bulletproof'!

As I'm sure you are aware, former Warsaw Pact military surplus 7.62 x 39mm (AK-47 ammo) is often steel jacketed, and no plastic flashlight with 2 low density, thin-walled lithium 123's is going stand up to a round from one of these, or virtually any rifle, as well as most handguns, when it comes to that.

I expect there will be a change on the website very shortly.....
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Stainless

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Don't hold your breath waiting for the change to the advertising... A while back I saw Gargolye brand sunglasses (which I love) being advertised as "bulletproof". Two letters to the manufacturer warning them that they had a lawsuit waiting to happen produced............ no changes.

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Owen

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I've never tested any of my flashlights or sunglasses by shooting them
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Knew I was forgetting something...
 

Graham

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Well, you won't catch me trying to put a bullet through my E2.. even if I had a gun to do it with.

Although, I can do it with an Airsoft BB gun.

I hereby volunteer to test my lights Airsoft BBproofness..
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Somehow I don't think anyone will be surprised by the results...

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tygger

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if you're getting shot at i think the last thing that'll cross your mind would be: "Gee, with all these bullets whizzing by it sure is a good thing my surefire's bulletproof. I'd sure hate to get a nasty scratch on it."
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robo

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I have a sweatshirt from "Homeboy" which has
"BULLETPROOF" printed on the front. Never thought that this could be a lie!!!
 

Unicorn

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I don't think that the term "bulletproof" is meant to be taken literally. It just means that it's tough as hell. Look at some car mags and you'll see the term used for rearends and transmissions.
BTW Gargoyles have been tested against 12 guage shotguns and birdshot, and I think even 00 buckshot at 15 or 25 yards, as well as .22 caliber bellets. Just about any lexan/polycarbonate sun/shooting/safety glass can do the same. WylieX (sp?), Silencio, etc.
 
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