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stoeger
17-03-2011, 01:06 PM
Dear members i would like to draw u ppl attention that as we all take guns for sd\hd so we should also know the availability of bullet proof jacket for civilian cause. Im sorry if this has already beed discussed in an other thread.

Fayaz
17-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Good idea to discuss about the availability of different options for civilian use..
sometime back i have seen a thread but could not find it now on this forum

sayyedain
17-03-2011, 04:16 PM
it was available in peshawar area. and 1 of my friend told me that it was for 10000 ruppees some 9 years before.dont know about recent availablity and price

Survivalist
17-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Available from LYRA Karachi.

sayyedain
17-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Available from LYRA Karachi.

at what price and made in ?

Nisar
17-03-2011, 09:56 PM
Available from LYRA Karachi.

What is LYRA?

Zaheer
18-03-2011, 01:02 AM
What is LYRA ?

croblade
18-03-2011, 01:24 AM
Lyra is company in Karachi, Pakistan that produce bullet proof jackets, vests, bags...

Dragunov-svd
18-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Be very carefull when choosing a vest, as your affectively purchasing a safeguard to stop a projectile if it makes its way to you.
You want it to be affective first time as you may not get another chance.
The ballistic materials they use, such as kevlar etc is very important and as their is no official ratings in pakistan (I presume) for manufacturers to design to you won't know exactly what your getting. Its a very grey area imo, and you could be sold anything. I know a 'proper' ballistic vest will set you back serious cash as opposed to 10k as suggested.

Enigmatic Desires
18-03-2011, 08:09 AM
I saw a few at karkhano Bazaar in peshawar w/o the inserts. Prices were as flexible as your bargaining skills

stoeger
18-03-2011, 08:21 AM
where is LYRA situated in karachi and can u please share some more information abt this ? thanks

stoeger
18-03-2011, 08:27 AM
what r they look like ? i mean r they made of metal or iron like the security personnal wearing or anything else like original vest as VIP officials wear?

Dragunov-svd
18-03-2011, 08:54 AM
You need to find one that can conform to these class types below to be certain of its performance, or other international levels. Otherwise you may aswell get a tac vest and insert tin metal...... :eyebrows:


Armor Level Protection
Type I
(.22 LR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Long_Rifle); .380 ACP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.380_ACP)) This armor would protect against 2.6 g (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram) (40 gr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_%28mass%29)) .22 Long Rifle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Long_Rifle) Lead Round Nose (LR LRN) bullets at a velocity of 329 m/s (1080 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 6.2 g (95 gr) .380 ACP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.380_ACP) Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets at a velocity of 322 m/s (1055 ft/s 30 ft/s). It is no longer part of the standard.

Type IIA
(9 mm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9x19mm_Parabellum); .40 S&W (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.40_S%26W)) New armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9x19mm Parabellum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9x19mm_Parabellum) Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets at a velocity of 373 m/s 9.1 m/s (1225 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 11.7 g (180 gr) .40 S&W (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.40_S%26W) Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets at a velocity of 352 m/s 9.1 m/s (1155 ft/s 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 355 m/s 9.1 m/s (1165 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 11.7 g (180 gr) .40 S&W FMJ bullets at a velocity of 325 m/s 9.1 m/s (1065 ft/s 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Type I].

Type II
(9 mm; .357 Magnum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.357_Magnum)) New armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 398 m/s 9.1 m/s (1305 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 10.2 g (158 gr) .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point bullets at a velocity of 436 m/s 9.1 m/s (1430 ft/s 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 379 m/s 9.1 m/s (1245 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 10.2 g (158 gr) .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point bullets at a velocity of 408 m/s 9.1 m/s (1340 ft/s 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I and IIA].

Type IIIA
(.357 SIG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.357_SIG); .44 Magnum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44_Magnum)) New armor protects against 8.1 g (125 gr) .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets at a velocity of 448 m/s 9.1 m/s (1470 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 15.6 g (240 gr) .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow-point_bullet) (SJHP) bullets at a velocity of 436 m/s (1430 ft/s 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8.1 g (125 gr) .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets at a velocity of 430 m/s 9.1 m/s (1410 ft/s 30 ft/s) and 15.6 g (240 gr) .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow-point_bullet) (SJHP) bullets at a velocity of 408 m/s 9.1 m/s (1340 ft/s 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against most handgun threats, as well as the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, and II].

Type III
(Rifles) Conditioned armor protects against 9.6 g (148 gr) 7.62x51mm NATO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62x51mm_NATO) M80 ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62x51mm_NATO#Military_cartridge_types) bullets at a velocity of 847 m/s 9.1 m/s (2780 ft/s 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, II, and IIIA].

Type IV
(Armor Piercing Rifle) Conditioned armor protects against 10.8 g (166 gr) .30-06 Springfield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-06_Springfield) M2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-06_Springfield#U.S._military_cartridge_types) armor piercing (AP) bullets at a velocity of 878 m/s 9.1 m/s (2880 ft/s 30 ft/s). It also provides at least single hit protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, II, IIIA, and III].

Dragunov-svd
18-03-2011, 08:59 AM
what r they look like ? i mean r they made of metal or iron like the security personnal wearing or anything else like original vest as VIP officials wear?


Bro they are armour vests with inserts you put in there made of steel and other composite metals and fibres to help absorb bullet projectile or shrapnel to protect vital body organs.

The key word here is ' to help absorb'

mbkhan
18-03-2011, 09:12 AM
team,

just for info i have no idea on this but
Isnt it Illegal to wear a bullet proof jacket without proper permission for Home department?

Please comment as this will be a nightmare for LEA if all BG start wearing these???

Nisar
18-03-2011, 11:31 AM
yes, please post some legal issue about bullet proof jackets if anybody knows

zarak khan
18-03-2011, 11:50 AM
can we purchase B.P jacket from open market .? give your sugessions about this .

mbkhan
18-03-2011, 12:45 PM
where is LYRA situated in karachi and can u please share some more information abt this ? thanks

http://www.lyra.com.pk
its near shafiq mor near Sohrab Gooth

stoeger
18-03-2011, 12:51 PM
very nice information dragnov bro.
dear nisar if bullet proof car is legally available than y not bullet proof jacket is not legal afterall it is the matter of life security. i guess if governament can allow u to keep a gun for safety than it is illogical not to allow bullet proof vest or jacket for security too.

Nisar
18-03-2011, 04:40 PM
very nice information dragnov bro.
dear nisar if bullet proof car is legally available than y not bullet proof jacket is not legal afterall it is the matter of life security. i guess if governament can allow u to keep a gun for safety than it is illogical not to allow bullet proof vest or jacket for security too.

I am not asking this is legal or illegal, i am asking legal issues, like it require licence? who is eligible? etc :smile:

stoeger
18-03-2011, 05:26 PM
thanks mbkhan

Starfish
18-03-2011, 11:23 PM
Guys! As per my info, bullet proof vests, armored vehicles are not for public use without special permission. Manufacturing and supply of these products is also illegal!
Thread Closed till confirmation.