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A question for Doormen

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2007/06/10 14:36:12 (permalink)

A question for Doormen

Do you wear a stap proof vest underneath.

I personally dont but have been looking at how lightweight they look nowerdays. Anyone got any experience of these?

There £400 approx but thats worth it if I ever need to be stabbed :]

http://www.stabproofvest.co.uk/html/security_covert.html


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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 14:58:10 (permalink)
    The company i work for also does taxi marshalling and they have to wear them personally i owuldnt work in an environment where i was going to get stabbed or there was a chance dont get paid enough for that .
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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 15:11:35 (permalink)
    Don't really need them where I work unless your unlucky with a few pikeys, even then its unlikely. I reckon there are a lot of doors in England where you would need them though, given by some of the scum I always see when I go on holidays.
    I wouldn't work on a door like that either. Its bad enough you have no rights being a doorman without getting stabbed for a few quid.

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 15:17:51 (permalink)
    if i could afford one i would wear one. also its the ego thing not wearing them. usaullyif we see someone wearing a vest we take the piss. which is stupid really
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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 15:17:57 (permalink)
    Thing is m8 im so lazy my skin wouldnt graft. Its easy standing there on a door and you get paid. Beats working in a factory like my mate for the same money. Factory work would kill me.

    I was in the Army before this game so used to threat of injury like in Bosnia and NI and Iraq etc.

    Hey Im not saying I like the thought of being injured here. Normally by taking to people you can avoid the conflict.

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 15:21:13 (permalink)
    Some of the guys wear them, but many don't. I choose not to.

    Even with a decent one i don't like the slight feeling of restriction of movement with one on. Although we have had a few stabbings, being able to have a full range of movement is a much more frequent need.

    £300-£400 is about normal for a brand new one via a mail order company/shop. Although around £80-£100 is often the going rate via 'contacts'. Through the people/company you work with you will often find people that can get hold of them.


    From that website i do like the look of the gloves though: www.stabproofvest.co.uk/html/gloves.html
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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 15:27:39 (permalink)
    Didnt take much notice of them fella. They look great!

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 22:47:31 (permalink)
    no because im a dick

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 22:53:03 (permalink)
    used to wear a stab vest on my old door, dont anymore tho as work a less high risk place now

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 22:55:15 (permalink)
    mickey 123, if you want a vestm get it from www.stoppa.co.uk

    then depending on how radge your place is can get the vest rated up to NIJ IIIA, will take a shotgun hit no bother.

    http://www.stoppa.co.uk/acatalog/Combo_V_3D_vests.html best money can buy

    as aposed to ordering off the site tho i would give the guy a call and have a chat about your needs. takes about 4 weeks to get them as they are made in sweeden i think. you dont want a kevlar vest, there ****. dyneema or goldflex is far supperioir, and will also stop needles. as i said the NIJ IIIA will take a shot gun hit, and has equivilant stab resistance of about 3 yellow pages iirc. its actually easier for a vest to stop a bullet than it is a knife
    post edited by Genics - 2007/06/10 22:58:55

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 22:55:41 (permalink)
    Its like not wearing shinpads for 5-a-side, many don't, but you risk getting injured. Many do, and get injured regardless. Yes IMO, you can't put a price on some d1ckhead taking a disliking to you. I knew of a doorman in Wigan who was stabbed to death on the doors by a woman. Its a scary world, don't chance it.

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 23:06:28 (permalink)
    Its not so much that Im going to buy one, more just wondering what the general attitude was away from the area where I work. They seem to be getting a lot more compact these days. Especially the covert ones. If I was to wear one it would have to be covert. The overt stuff seems far too cumbersome and as already said far too restrictive.


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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 23:10:03 (permalink)
    i always have one in my boot but only wear it on dodgy doors

    ive recently changed firms though so im not sure whichj ones are dodgy till i get there

    im going to start wearing it again this weekend, or buy a bigger one - i got mine from www.mpscompany.com via ebay

    we had 15 lads kicking off last night, there was 3 of us working there and it would have been a BATTLE, we were saved by the fact that i think the police turned up tonight to sort the lads out which was handy 24 hours late
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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 23:14:38 (permalink)
    Definately under the clothes or you are asking for comments/trouble

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/10 23:25:40 (permalink)
    If your serious about stopping heavy gauge firearms you will need ceramic plates, this includes point blank shotgun rounds.

    The downside off all firearms protective jackets is that the sheer energy absorbed in to the material will probably cause such internal shock and trauma that you will suffer badly or even die anyway.

    Covert jackets that stop light arms fire/stab are top stuff. Lightweight and easy to wear.
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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/11 09:50:07 (permalink)
    I'd only interested in a stab proof vest m8. I think if someone pulled a gun Im fcuked anyhow. To interest me it would have to be harldy noticable to myself and esspecially others that I was wearing it. If anyone has a suggestion that fits the above Id probs look into it.

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    RE: A question for Doormen 2007/06/11 10:47:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Trident

    The downside off all firearms protective jackets is that the sheer energy absorbed in to the material will probably cause such internal shock and trauma that you will suffer badly or even die anyway.


    I know quite a few blokes who have taken high velocity rounds in ceramic chest plates without any ill effects whatsoever. Not even any bruising.
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