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Ballistic Clipboard
The Idea was that you approached the car from the rear, held clipboard in front of you at the window and it reduced the available visible target if the occupant was the one you were looking for.

The mark1 bullet proof tunic would sort the rest.

the morale boosting words of wisdom “ of course if there is a shot into the clipboard you will get away with a broken wrist” , had an effect counter to what the instructor optimistically hoped.

even as a young sprog I thought it sounded like a really shit plan
We've actually got one of them in our Force museum.
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We've actually got one of them in our Force museum.
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That reminds me of the "Dog Shield" we were supposed to use.

It was a bit

iu


Much preferred the fire extinguisher method (and no, never killed the dog either).
 
Ballistic Clipboard
The Idea was that you approached the car from the rear, held clipboard in front of you at the window and it reduced the available visible target if the occupant was the one you were looking for.

The mark1 bullet proof tunic would sort the rest.

the morale boosting words of wisdom “ of course if there is a shot into the clipboard you will get away with a broken wrist” , had an effect counter to what the instructor optimistically hoped.

even as a young sprog I thought it sounded like a really shit plan

One of the driest remarks I ever heard was the advice to seek cover during a spontaneous firearms incident.

When someone suggested that might be hard, the old school PC simply said "Son, if someone's shooting at you, you'll be able to hide behind the white line down the middle of the road".

He had the air of someone who'd had to try that plan.
 

Crazy_Chester

Old-Salt
The ballistic clipboard. Issued to Met area car crews in the 80s a clipboard of some super bulletproof material with a massive wooden handle on the back. The theory being if you approached a motorist who then produced a gun you could place the clipboards between yourself and the gun thus making you bulletproof.

West Mids issued the same to me up until 2009 - I still don't understand / believe the ballistic protection it could offer. However it has served me well in its primary capacity
 
Football fans of a certain age may remember the old Chelsea Club or Millwall Brick.

Get a broadsheet newspaper, roll it up and bend it in half.

The bit at the bend becomes rock solid. I mean properly rock hard and can be used as an impromptu cosh.

Always worth grabbing a copy of the Times or Telegraph when you get on a plane. You never know.

Magazine, or a newspaper can do some serious damage if used well. In many places you can also carry a bonafide walking stick with no questions allowed to be asked. My lads Tae Kwon Do instructor and his Mrs always carried them when flying, or visiting unknown places - mind he was a 6th, or 7th Dan and his Mrs was a 4th Dan anyway.

One carry item that is known about by the cognoscenti who receive speshul training over here is to carry a pen. Not a Bic, or one of those mega-huge-obviously-tactical pieces of shite sold to mongs and wannabees. The pen in question is the simple, subtle, Zebra F-701 sold in Staples (other office stores are available) for the princely sum of around $7.00.

iu
 
That reminds me of the "Dog Shield" we were supposed to use.

It was a bit

iu


Much preferred the fire extinguisher method (and no, never killed the dog either).

I once CO2'ed a pissed up punchy pikey with his own caravan extinguisher................it went off accidentally sarge, when I banged into it. Him and his mate had been buying thousands of pounds worth of hay from farmers with rubber cheques.
 
Magazine, or a newspaper can do some serious damage if used well. In many places you can also carry a bonafide walking stick with no questions allowed to be asked. My lads Tae Kwon Do instructor and his Mrs always carried them when flying, or visiting unknown places - mind he was a 6th, or 7th Dan and his Mrs was a 4th Dan anyway.

One carry item that is known about by the cognoscenti who receive speshul training over here is to carry a pen. Not a Bic, or one of those mega-huge-obviously-tactical pieces of shite sold to mongs and wannabees. The pen in question is the simple, subtle, Zebra F-701 sold in Staples (other office stores are available) for the princely sum of around $7.00.

iu

Would Sir be trying to get around the need to carry a Kubaton?

I think Sir might be

;)
 

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