- Can I shoot my rifle while wearing a gas mask?
- Do the NBC SOF-77 filters really work for radioactive particles AND industrial gases like chlorine, ammonia and CS gas?
- How long will the body armour plates last?
- Will you travel outside of BC to train clients and facilitate PAL/RPAL courses?
- What license do I need to have to buy body armour? I thought it was illegal to own as a civilian.
- What’s the best bang for my buck armour setup to cover most situations?
Can I shoot my rifle while wearing a gas mask?Certainly – MIRA Safety products are produced with military and tactical applications in mind. The CM-7M allows for the lowest cheek weld; That along with some shifting from a conventional cheek position will allow shooting of low to high mounted optics and iron sights
Do the NBC SOF-77 filters really work for radioactive particles AND industrial gases like chlorine, ammonia and CS gas?Yes! The NBC SOF-77 filters have a wide range of capabilities, a long shelf life and a low colour signature. They provide excellent broad spectrum emergency preparedness and nuclear disaster protection.
How long will the body armour plates last?Good question! Body armour, like everything, degrades over time and has an expiration date. That date is often determined by the end user storage and use conditions. The armour we sell carries a 5-year use warranty (although the armour is almost always good beyond that), and the manufacturer’s warranty allows for them to re-inspect and re-issue their plates for additional 5-year periods if there is no degradation found.
Will you travel outside of BC to train clients and facilitate PAL/RPAL courses?Yes, and No. We are happy to travel inside and outside of BC to provide CBRN, Radiation Protection and Firearms Training courses for groups or agency departments, however the RCMP PAL/RPAL (aka. CFSC/CRFSC) instructor designation is conferred by the Chief Firearms Officer of the province and or territory that issues it. That means that without some outside influence intervening on our behalf on a case-by-case basis, we are restricted to BC and the Yukon territory for those courses.
What license do I need to have to buy body armour? I thought it was illegal to own as a civilian.You are not alone – that’s a common belief. In most parts of Canada, it is quite legal to own, but each province has its own hoops to jump through. In most cases (certainly BC and Alberta as of 2021), your PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) grants you the ability to own any level of ballistic protection (body armour). In other provinces that seems to be the case, but please check with your specific provincial government.
What’s the best bang for my buck armour setup to cover most situations?
Best performance for money invested? More preference given to functionality over “gucci” gear?
Look at the MMD 121 UHMWPE level 3 plates. They are hard plates made of a lightweight ultra-dense polymer that is positively buoyant. That means they are light (2.9lbs each), will stop everything up to rifle calibres (.308 Win @2870fps), won’t crack or separate overtime, and will actually help you float if you fall into water while wearing them. After that, get an MMD Sierra LTE or equivalent plate carrier, and a double rifle/double pistol magazine pouch. Get a CAT or Recon tourniquet and strap it onto the carrier next to the mag pouch. Best. Bang. For. Buck.