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Vest Request

Discussion in 'Police Duty Gear For Sale / Wanted' started by Code 3, May 17, 2013.

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  1. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Hey guys, I am looking for a vest. I have been working without one and would like to have one (we aren't issued them.) I put in a request from the vestforlife.com website, but it's been months with no luck. Some friends on the job have older ones, but they don't fit. So if anyone has one around the Department or has one they'll never put on again, get in touch. I know it's tough to size over the internet, but I am 5'9 average build. 42" chest 32'' waist. Just figured I would post, I had some luck getting gear this way in the past. Would like something to hold me over until I can afford a new vest. I can make decent donation to the person/dept, but cannot drop as much as new. Thanks.
     
  2. SgtAndySipowicz

    SgtAndySipowicz Supporting Member

    Get a NEW vest.....they have a shelf life. Isn't your life worth it?
     
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  3. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

  4. Truck

    Truck MassCops Member

    isn't your department getting the BVP grant? What cheap ass town ain't providing vest?
     
  5. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Part time guys aren't issued them at my dept Truck. Sucks. Hush I will take a look through that link thank you.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    The last department I was part time with used the grant to pay for half the cost of the vest with the officer paying the other half. There is no reason not to do this, other than admin simply not giving a crap.
     
  7. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    My city.

    My vest is 10+ years old, the Velcro straps no longer hold, so it basically drapes on my torso, and it stinks to high heaven because I can't remove the carrier to wash it.

    I've told my wife to sue the city and the chief personally if I'm shot and killed, and my outdated vest failed to stop a round for which it's rated.
     
  8. TopCop24

    TopCop24 Working in the land of misfit toys

    Bruce maybe the media should run a story about your vest being "expired" instead of the BS story about the LTC expired. MSP had an issue with old vests a few years ago that the media caught wind of...next thing you know pretty much the entire 78th and 79th were fitted for new vests.
     
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  9. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Michele Mcphee
     
  10. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    THIS. Tell them your a Conservative and then let us know how THAT goes...
     
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  11. Truck

    Truck MassCops Member

    Unreal, our town gets us new vest every three years for all officers. Some guys never even take theirs out of the box and they get a new one and never take it out of the box and get an new one and never...
     
  12. uspresident1

    uspresident1 MassCops Member

    The state dishes out welfare money for two terrorists but cities and towns can't get money for vests. What a sick sick place this is.
     
  13. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Try Guardian Uniform and Supply Springfield, MA

    We got a discount on Point Blank Body Armor

    It's a factory program for part-time officers.
     
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  14. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Bump... Vest i was offered was far too large for me. If anyone has anything to offer get in touch. Thank you.
     
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  15. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    That sucks but some companies are so bad now that even if you ordered new, you might not get what you were measured for.:rolleyes:
    I don't know who my last vest was made for and the same thing just happened to my husband. He's expired and awaiting proper replacement.
    Are you looking for an expired vest?
     
  16. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Griffin even if its expired it's better than just the shirt I'm wearing. That's how i look at it.
     
  17. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Gain weight, and try to get taller.
    Army Barracks in Saugus has old Point Blank level II vests for under $200...but they're all XXXL. You CAN trim panels to size as long as you melt the edges and heat seal the seams. Then you just need a smaller carrier.
     
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  18. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Code 3...
    PM me dude, I think I can help you out;)
     
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  19. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Check your MDT :D
     
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  20. GMass

    GMass Guest

    Code3 txt me tmro. I'm drunk now, but I have a line of at-cost brand new vests.
     
  21. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    Found what i needed. Sending a sincere thank you to all who tried to help me out. Thanks again to the great member who hooked me up!
     
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  22. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Glad you found what you needed, Code 3. Locking it down since the end result was achieved. :)
     
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