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Enemy Tactics in the Land of Gucci *

hueyville

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Asians used to be the ones that everyone left alone. It was an unwritten rule that you didn't bother them.
By the same token, they never really bothered anyone else (unless provoked, such as the Rodney King riots) and just kept to themselves.
Times change, I guess. A target of opportunity is a target of opportunity.
Around here it was the Vietnamese in 1970s and 1980s. 99% were refuges recruited to work in poultry plants plus a percentage opened businesses to cater to Vietnamese population. They were super violent and not uncommon for them to go off with guns over anything. Have seen guns pulled outside of bars or other places but only been witness to someone actually shooting one time.

Back when Friday/Saturday night "cruising" was huge had loop where everyone went around the mall but security guards routed cruisers out after one turn then would go up divided four lane, take turn around Burger King and back to the mall. Basically every person sixteen to early twenties was in the loop including Vietnamese kids. Parking lot of Burger King blew up with at least two AR 15s and one or two AKs all select fire swapping rounds. I was in turn lane to enter the parking lot. Pulled back out into four lane and left town for the night.

We had huge Vietnamese population that kept the poultry industry running but turned out living in war zone for generations had low regard for life and extreme violence became regular thing. The poultry association began renting billboards in Mexico offering jobs to Hispanics to come the the "Chicken City", took about five years for the Vietnamese part of town to become "Little Mexico" and the Vietnamese mostly left. Crime went up but was petty theives and drugs instead of regular shootings so locals seemed more content. Even I put three Hispanics on my crew to do the basic manual labor. Those first ones were willing to work, had one stay 13 years, another eleven and other nine but all saved enough money and have their own businesses now with half dozen or more kids as labor force.
 

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BTW, SWMBO got me one of those OCP Trunk Monkey patches at vendor, probably next door to AAFES. It reminded me of just how lucky I am (to have a spousal unit who went to charm school).

Meanwhile, I am living the dream by finding creative ways to get patients taken care of.

Might even slap the Trunk Monkey patch on while delivering glucose test strips.
 

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Asians used to be the ones that everyone left alone. It was an unwritten rule that you didn't bother them.
By the same token, they never really bothered anyone else (unless provoked, such as the Rodney King riots) and just kept to themselves.
Times change, I guess. A target of opportunity is a target of opportunity.
 

hueyville

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Company been in communication with has some cool product and we cut a deal, wouldn't give away for review but sold them to me for under wholesale. Good enough could buy two 10"x12" shooters cut and two 11"x14" shooters cut. Good combination of materials using ceramic, UHMWPE and Kevlar to build a super tough and lightweight plate. All are NIJ 3+/ICW4 with the 10"x12" plates weighing 5.2 pounds each and the 11"x14" weighing 6.4 pounds which is spot on for weight to threat ratio. NIJ 3+ stand alone and are NIJ 4 in conjunction with NIJ 3a soft armor.

Most of my rifle kits run soft armor and have a pile of NIJ 3a plate backers in various sizes if want to run them in a plate carrier and get full NIJ 4 threat rating. Sent me some data and photos showing a 10"x12" plate with standard NIJ3a soft armor backer stop six rounds of 30-06 black tip. Backface signature is within safe specs but the bunt force trauma would suck to take but bets bullet holes. Also stops about as many rounds of 5.56 M855 can put on them (test showed a dozen stops) and stopped ten rounds of 5.56 M855a1 EPR so wearing the 11"x14" up front and will take a huge amount of abuse.

Aso bought four 6"x6" side plates at silly cheap price with promise I would shoot them and review on my website. Going to be fall (want cooler weather and time to build good test fixtures) as want to measure backface signature and should be able to test four of the more significant threat milspec rounds using the side plates. Also got to figure out my video and then look at editing and finally doing videos on my testing as its what most want. Have a 240 frame per second camera to slow motion down some but far from a high speed along with two GoPros. Have entire pile of military and LEO plates to test as well so looking forward to cooler weather.
 
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