Day by Day

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Want some Dragon Skin body armor?

Granted, the person selling it doesn't think that anyone should ever wear it in combat. And the seller happens to be Micheal Yon.

Dragon Skin for sale: I paid approximately $4,000 for this body armor but would not recommend it to any buyer who plans to use it in combat. I do not like Dragon Skin for various reasons. The Dragon Skin is too heavy and also relatively difficult to wear. If you fall in the water with this body armor, I think you will drown before you can shed the Dragon Skin, or if you are trapped in tangled wreckage after an IED, you will have an extremely difficult time shedding the Dragon Skin. There is no quick release and it’s plain hard to get in and out of. I talked with a Special Forces soldier some months ago about body armor. His humvee was hit with an EFP and was burning. He said that if not for the quick release on his armor, he said he would have burned up.

Again, please do not buy this for combat. There are cheaper body armors that are better. I’m starting the bid at $1 and will use the proceeds to return to Iraq at the end of January.

You can only wear so much body armor before it begins to affect you in rather detrimental ways. To wit, I don't care how much armor you're wearing; if you can't move out of the way of the incoming bullets fast enough, you're going to get hit somewhere the armor doesn't cover.


Anonymous said...

I got $2 on it

Jake said... i will bid 25 on it

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

take it for 120 smokeeatertk28@yahoo .com

Ragin' Dave said...

Ah, folks - you do know that this isn't an auction site, and that this post is years old, right?

Just sayin'