was that I had underestimated the weight, volume AND thus the mobility disabling
effects of these two vests combined. As a result it simply became too bulky to apply and
equipping the armour would have required the assistance of a helper. My primary vest
weighs 4,5 kg (no plates, only soft armour) and my plate carrier vest weighs 13,5 kg (2
XL ESAPI plates level IV, 2 ESBI side plates level IV + plate carrier and various
molle/modular attatchments (pouches for 6 grenades – splint/smoke/flash, 1 back pouch
for 1,5 litre camelback, 1 medic pouch, 1 gas mask pouch, 3 other pouches).
Miscalculation 2: I miscalculated the weight that is practically possible to wear for combat
readiness. As a result, I had to discard two extra neck protector pieces and a groin
protector piece, in addition to materials gathered for a hip piece (padded war belt with
level IIIA ballistic armour.
Miscalculation 3: I underestimated the cutting power of my electric jig saw which resulted
in me having to have the ballistic panel pieces for my leg armour and shield
professionally cut at a work shop. You can prevent this by borrowing or buying a more
professional jig saw.
Mistake 4: not really a mistake, but I ordered a lot of material and 4 armour pieces (two
side plate carriers with soft armour and two neck protectors. In addition, the Kevlar
inserts in the deltoid and axillary protectors in addition to the groin protector were pretty
rotten and had to be replaced with new Kevlar fabric (30 layers). Total price of the
surplus/discarded goods were around 800 Euro.
Moving around in heavy armour – specific training required – marching/fitness
You will quickly get an idea which of your muscles you will stress when moving with so
much armour. You should immediately begin specific strength training for the purpose of
moving for 1-2 hours in heavy armour (depending on your mission). I originally though;
“hey, why not fill all the molle/modular pouches with iron bolts and just wear it under a
poncho while taking a walk”... While the idea isn’t bad, you should consider the fact that
exercising outside with anything resembling military related items may cause suspicion
and a subsequent call to your national intelligence agency. I ended up on a slightly
different path with my exercise schedule. After my first test cycle of danabol I had gained
9 kg of muscles in only 6 weeks. The results where phenomenal to say the least. And this
was only with 3-4 days of bodybuilding per week. I then chose to start armour training or
so called march walk/fitness walk. I basically just bought two backpacks (40-80 litre
packs), one in front and one in the back. I had already weighed my armour which
totalled 18 kg frontal weight and 9 kg back weight. I then basically just went to the
nearest beach and gathered 50 kg of rocks and placed 18 kg in the front pack and 9 kg in
the back. It looks a bit silly but shouldn’t cause any suspicion for the most part. I may
add extra rocks as I progress with my armour training programme. At the day of the
operation I should have acquired an approximate feel on how to move around in heavy
armour due to my simulation exercises.
Armour weight calculation and administration:
Myself: 91 kg (75 kg standard weight, + 3 kg of surplus fat (hey, chocolate is good for
morale!:P), + 5 kg of pre-steroid muscle mass + 9 kg of muscle mass acquired from test
steroid cycle last 4 weeks using danabol alone. And yes I know: I would have managed to
gain +5 kg of lean muscle mass if I had added test prop to the DBOL… I may use it on the
Vest 1: 4,5 kg
Vest 2: 13,5 (with molle pouches and 2 ESAPI plates and 2 ESBI plates)
Helmet with visor: 3 kg
Deltoid protectors: 1 kg
Axillary protectors: 1 kg
Groin Protector: 0,5 kg
Leg armor: 2 kg (including upper leg, knees, shins, boot armour)
Total weight of armour: 25,5 kg
(Tip: just use your household weight when weighing your equipment, for low calibration
weights just wear the specified armour/gear and subtract your body weight)
Primary weapon with holographic sight + 3x flip-up magnifier + green laser: 4,5 kg
Secondary weapon with green laser: 0,7 kg
1,5 litre of water (in a camelbak water pouch): 1,5 kg
Mobile Ballistic Shield: 4-5 kg
6 x Banana clips 30 rounds - 5.56 or 7.65: 6 kg
4 x small clips 30 rounds – 9 mm for side arm: 2 kg
10 x Grenades (splint, smoke, flash), gas mask, medic supply etc: 4-5 kg
Base layers: boots, “skins” compression suit (leggings + long sleeve), boxer, tactical
gloves, socks: 1,2 kg
Total weight of additional items: 23,4-25,9 kg
Total weight of all items: 48,9-51,4 kg
Obviously, this is simply too much for me or for any one person to carry on most tactical
missions even if you are well trained and on steroids and ECA stack. Some people are of
course more fit than others and have the ability to carry more without it impairing
mobility too much. But as a general rule, you should never carry more than 30 kg of
equipment on you when combat ready and initiating your operation. The optimal combat
ready weight would be no more than 15 kg of equipment.
Mobility and the element of surprise is the Justiciar Knights most important asset so we
must ensure that we are not impaired too much when it comes to mobility.
Always remember that it will take the SWAT team 10-40 minutes to reach you. Until
then, you only have to face poorly equipped system protectors. So if possible, try to
divide your operation into several phases where you start out with an acceptable amount
of equipment and pick up some additional items from another location (Starting point to
pickup point 1, 2 and 3). Calculate so that you know when to expect the SWAT team
(probably not before pickup point 1 or perhaps pickup point 2.
A good idea might be to start with limited equipment (3-4 banana clips, 1-3 grenades, no
shield, no gas mask, and perhaps even no plates (Vest 2 -13,5 kg) at all. As you progress
(depending on the nature of your operation) you may pickup this equipment later as you
expect to encounter the SWAT operators at the end of your course.
Important sites for body armour leads acquirement:
Alibaba.com is a great site for finding Chinese, Indian suppliers and other suppliers from
especially the second world countries. There are literally hundreds of Chinese companies
who has copied European body armour technology and is selling them at a lower cost.
Often, you will have to pose as a wholesale importer which then orders “samples”. This is
often the only choice as many Chinese companies only offer wholesale (larger orders)
and not retail (single orders).
Ebay for bits and pieces.
Individual retail sites (Israeli sites are great) for other equipment. If you have problems
ordering online or want to take extra precaution simply visit a country where mil spec
body armour is readily available (US, Israel) and simply find a proxy buyer. A guy you
pay a fee to in order to purchase for you.
Miscalculation 1: After testing; I have concluded that DBOL can be counterproductive to
use for battle. The reason is that up to 50% of your weight gain is water/liquid retention
which does little for your strength and agility and only adds more weight for you to
“carry”. This can be countered by switching DBOL as the primary steroid with f example
testosterone propionate (test prop) as you will only get a fraction of the water retention
with the latter. Alternatively, you may use Aromasin in combination with DBOL to
suppress the “bloat” (water retention). This will ensure that 80%+ of your gains are
muscles with minimal water retention. You can further reduce the “water-gain” by
limiting sodium (salt) and carb intake. Another option is to use DBOL for the first 3 weeks
and Winstrol for the last 3 weeks in order to get rid of the water while still keeping your
muscle gains. There are tens of various combinations out there with multiple brands and
types of steroids. Just find an option that suits you. The important thing, after all, is to
biologically enhance your physique in order to ensure that you have the optimal chances
to succeed in the operation.
Deltoid Outer Shell (One of two DAPS parts – Deltoid & Axillary Protector System,
brand: Point Blank): size: 34 cm wide x 33 cm length, one wide nylon strap with velcro
on top, and one similar for strapping on the inside of arm
Groin Protector Outer Shell (Interceptor): size: 24 cm wide x 33 cm length
Throat Protector Outer Shell (Interceptor): size: 25 cm wide x 9 cm length, one nylon
strap at both ends of width, one nylon strap on middle low.
See this list of modern body armour components (modular tactical vest):
A complete body armour system (often referred to as MTV – Modular Tactical Vest or
IOTV – Improved Outer Tactical Vest consists of some of the following parts (listed after
When establishing a paramilitary organization later on in phase 1 or phase 2 with a
conventional command hierarchy it is advised that 1-2 “armourers” are appointed and
trained (by studying this guide) as it generally requires some level of competence and
experience to create/sew multiple sets of armour within a reasonable time limit. I spent 4
months in my armour acquirement phase due to the fact that I basically had to “re-
invent” the wheel as I was unable to find any proper step-by-step guides. With my
current knowledge I could to the same in just a few weeks and at a significantly lower
cost. These trained armourers (armour-tailorers) will be very valuable for any
conservative revolutionary movements.
Buying ballistic Kevlar fabric
There are several distributors across the world offering ballistic Kevlar fabric. There are
several types of fabric, thick and thin. The fabric used in the Interceptor system (US
military, Afghanistan/Iraq forces) consists of 30-34 layers of a very thin type of Kevlar
fabric. I have been unable to confirm this but I believe 12 layers of the “thicker” Kevlar is
equivalent to level IIIA. I was unable to acquire that specific fabric (thin version) but
managed to find a Chinese, a European and a US distributor of other brands. Other
variations of Kevlar fabric are considerably thicker than the Interceptor Kevlar and thus
require fewer layers to create level IIIA protection. Ill describe the fabric I ended up
purchasing (sold directly from the distributor or via the distributors ebay account):
Seller: Infinity, site: www.armorco.com
Kevlar® 29 Style 745 Bullet Resistant Fabric. It is made from DuPont(TM) Aramid Yarn and woven into
a fabric on weaving looms. It is used primarily in the Safety & Personal Protection Markets. It can be
found and used in a number of personal protection applications including but not limited to: Bullet
Resistant Vests, Car Armor, Cockpit Door Armor, Bullet Resistant Panels and many non-ballistic
SPECIFICATION: Fabric Specs: Weight: 14oz. Sq.yd... Width: 50 inch width... Denier: 3000... Weave:
Plain... Thickness: 24.1 (mils) 0.61 (mm)... Breaking Strength: Length & Width Directions( Length}:
1600 (lbf/in) (Width): 1800 (lbf/in)... Thread Count: 17 x 17
Kevlar can be sewn into multiple plies and is not needle resistant, it can be glued using a polyurethane
based glue, it can also be used with Epoxy resins and vacuum bagged in laminating applications.
KEVLAR FABRIC - It is perfectly legal to own, possess, transport or ship Bullet Resistant Kevlar fabric
in all 50 U.S. States and the EU. As such; anyone can legally buy ballistic Kevlar fabric and create/sew
their own level IIIA armour.
End note: Obviously, it takes multiple plies/layers of this fabric to make something bullet resistant. I
strongly suggest buying Kevlar Scissors from the same site as normal scissors will not do the job
I bought the following ballistic material from one supplier: infinityfrp.com or their
subsidiary: armorco.com (10 yards/9 meters of Kevlar fabric) and infinitycomposites.com
or their subsidiary: armorco.com (flexible level IIIA Kevlar composite plate)
I bought 1 flexible composite plate with black rubber lamination measuring aprox: 1,4 x
1,4 meters. I told them to cut it into 4 pieces in order to reduce shipping cost from 600
to 150 USD. Price of the composite plate: aprox 700 USD.
I also bought 10 yards (35 USD per yard) of ballistic Kevlar fabric. You actually get a lot
more fabric than a square yard as the width of the fabric is 1,27 meters and is delivered
on a roll. 8 yards was enough for 4 layers of DAPS (deltoid protector + axillary protector)
fortification/enhancement, ballistic girdle/belt (protecting hips and butt - 12 layers), 2
knee protectors (14 layers) and 2 boot protectors (12 layers)
Dying nylon fabric (for dying camo colored ballistic outer pouches)
You will often find that you are only able to acquire camo colored items, in which case
you will have to dye the items black. I did the mistake of importing “black spray-on dye”
from the UK, which proved to be worthless. Keep in mind that all body armour Kevlar
hard shells/pouches are made of nylon, which do not absorb normal water based fabric
dye intended for cotton based fabric. You will need to choose one of the two following
options in order to dye nylon fabric:
1. Buy specialized nylon die which is applied through hand wash or machine was process.
This process can be quite messy.
2. Simply buy large permanent markers (spirit based) and order additional refill.
I chose option 2. And due to the fact that I failed to plan the dye phase properly I ended
up buying 12 large black permanent markers (spirit based). 12 markers was enough to
dye 6 items (1 vest, 4 DAPS pieces, 2 axillary + 2 deltoid protection outer pouches and a
couple of other smaller pieces. 12 permanent markers retail for 112 Euro. If you plan
accordingly you only need to order 1 large black permanent marker + refill which will
cost you 20 Euro.
Keep in mind that the items that are dyed will cause the items to smear ink on your skin
and other surfaces. This is quite annoying and a clear drawback when using permanent
markers for dying vs. more complex nylon dying techniques. The result will be that you
will have to wash of your skin and ruin a few t-shirts/boxers each time you try on your
armour system. If I knew the ink would smear so much I would have spent more time
researching the conventional nylon dying technique.
European body armour stores
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