It's by a company called Nexus I had it imported from the USA via some US Service personnel I know who are stationed in the UK at present. (it was cheaper than buying it directly in this country and gave me a good excuse for a night out to go and collect it!sniper 55 wrote:What level 3A soft armour are you using?, I don't know of any rated to 5.56. Back on the ranges in my day a 5.56 would go right through front and back of any soft armour.
Whilst 3A will stop 5.56 it will still cause considerable bruising and if unlucky a cracked rib or two but will not penetrate the body. MP5 9mm and similar will stop with very little bruising.
7.62 rounds you had best check your life insurance is up to date!
Chatting with a tame firearms officer who was having a brew at the hospital I work at (they always come to my office as we are all Veterans & one is recently ex firearms herself), with regards to my multitool it's considered fine to carry so long as I am wearing my work uniform (can justify carrying it) He said that if I was found with it on a night out in the city centre a different view would be taken.
He basically said that for the North West they take a commonsense approach to things. If you can justify having it they are happy. (EG an agency chef going home or to work, a carpet installer buying some shopping in his work clothes etc.) But if you were to carry it with the blade exposed and in any way that could be seen as threatening you'll find out what it's like to be tasered really fast!