Why don’t all gun owners do this?

Why don’t all gun owners do this?

Every time you carry your firearm you’re accepting the responsibility to use deadly force – which is something I believe most gun owners take seriously. But what’s hard to believe is that most of them don’t take this simple precaution and it doesn’t make any sense.

If you’re prepared to use justified deadly force against a threat who you presume is armed and dangerous then…Why don’t you wear ballistic protection? 

When you carry, you’re accepting the fact that someone may be trying to kill you or others around you. Many of those scenarios involve the threat of using a firearm.

So if they’re shooting at you and you’re prepared to shoot back, shouldn’t you wear some sort of protection? 

A gun doesn’t make you bulletproof. 

Yet out of all the 15 million or so CCW people in the US very, very few wear ballistic protection.

I firmly believe the reason for this is simple: most protection available is a bulletproof vest and putting on a vest is EXTREMELY inconvenient.

Law enforcement and security wear a ballistic vest is part of their PPE (personal protection equipment) to perform their job, but if you’re an accountant commuting to work, you don’t need it to sit in front of a computer all day. 

You just need it to get back and forth to work.

This is why a bulletproof vest doesn’t work for a civilian. 

In reality, you want to throw it on when you’re commuting to work, going to the mall or other places of exposure. Then when you get there, you want to take it off and forget about it. 

This is why a vest doesn’t work.

You can either put a vest over or under your clothes, either way, it will draw attention to you…

Do you want to look like this going into work?

Or look like this going into work?

It takes about 5 seconds to put on the jacket and about 60 seconds or more to put on a bulletproof vest.

Add to the fact that if you don’t want people to see it, you’re going to put the vest under your clothes…which now means you need to get undressed to take it off and that is not happening for most people. 

I know many conceal carry owners who own ballistic vests but never wear it because of this fact.

This is why we developed the Bodyguard Jacket line because you’re ten times more likely to put this on than strap on a vest. Plus with the ability to carry more weapons as well as extra magazines, this is a complete personal protection system.

At the end of the day if you ignore the need for ballistic protection you’re almost ignoring the need for your firearm. Because if you’re prepared to use deadly force and face someone who is armed, then logic demands you have some type of protection.

Look, there are no guarantees, but the least you can do is stack the odds in your favor a little more. And for a few hundred bucks, it’s a no brainer.

To learn more about the bodyguard go here > https://www.myselfdefensetraining.com

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Founder, The Self Defense Company

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    1. Yep – now it’s just something I wear. Feel kind of naked w/o it. Just got one for my buddy who’s a hogh school principal.

  1. LOL – In my state & surrounding ones, temps in the summer hang in the upper 80s & 90s, incidental days can hit triple digits. U walk into some place here, wearing a coat, let alone one zipped up, u are likely to be shot on sight as a terrorist! ;) A “sweat hog” like me, they’d be calling the EMS.

    1. I’m in Florida, I’d have the same problem. Very few days a jacket is required. It would be unbearable in the summer.

    2. You can’t expect to wear bp and not have discomfort. After all, you’re wearing body armor.

      That being said this set up is good to 80 degrees.

      We’re also coming out with a vest to put over this.

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