MemberDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Owner of Hoplite Armor allegedly threatened by cops for criticizing handling of UPS Hostage case
frothfaceGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
What is scary is they can get an IP for the purpose of petty revenge. Not surprising, just scary.
discoborgGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
So the police threatened you and harassed you and you are still not anti-cop? Dude what exactly do they need to do to show you exactly what a gang of thugs they are?
That is like saying, “well, it is the law after all” while the Gestapo drags off Jews.
Wake up for goodness sakes. Cops are coward thugs with a badge and they prove it every day.
sandmanbmGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Didn’t some moron police chief say that criticizing cops should be prosecutes as a hate crime or domestic terrorism or something?
AssaultStyleMusketGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Good for them, I hope all US companies embargo LEO’s
BrashHarborGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
The original post is honestly horrifying to read through and see this be defended. Or [things like this](http://imgur.com/a/I5zzph4). You would think this would be an incident that everyone could agree was just shitty, but instead you have cops and “muh thin blue line”-ers defending and apllouding this.
MkVIaccountGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
I hate Hoplite armor…
…they design custom solutions to protect my shoulders, but not my tum tum or my flappy meat
h0bb1tm1ndtr1xGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
If cops are offended by cops in another area showing a total lack of tactics and proper firearm usage, then perhaps they should all be fired. That image is all you need to know they didn’t give two shits about civilian casualties and wanted to light something up.
Going to need a whole lotta shame bells.
TheStatusPoeGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Bought a set of Lv3+ Large SAPI plates from this guy during Black Friday. Really happy that I supported someone like this.
For those interested, the plates are made by LTC composites, which is one of the top tier plate manufacturers. The Lv3+ plates that I got are really nice! They took about 2 weeks to be delivered after order which is in line with most places that I was looking at plates. Went with Lv3+ over the L3++ or Lv4 due to price, weight, and size. Lv3+ are 3.5 lbs per plate I believe, compared to my Hesco 4401 at 7.5 lbs per plate. It makes a huge difference. Also having a Large SAPI fits my body better at 6’3″. The Lv3++ just get a little too pricey for what I was willing to pay.
Why did I get any interest in buying plates initially anyways? Because some politicians wanted to ban them and I thought fuck that, I’m buying some plates
Reciprocity2209GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
And just like that, I know who I’m buying my plates from.
ilove60sstuffGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Well fuck……if I ever get armor bro has my order 👍🏻
bassboydGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
We will always outnumber and outgun them.
awonderwolfGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
HugeEdgelordGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Not exactly looking for any armor right now but they’ll get my business when that day arrives
beaut52GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
How many innocent people were killed in the event? I don’t know much about what happened.
CamannyGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
For those who dont know, the vendor in question was banned from r/gundeals for being a dick. Not bashing them but just so you know, they also perpetually run a 20% off sale, so their products are basically marked up 20% to make it appear as if you are getting a deal.
SoggyTanksGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
I’ve been wanting to invest in some armor. How good are theirs?
EqualityPoliceGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
I suddenly think I need some armor plates
TooEZ_OL56GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Is hoplite armor good? Need to put some plates in my PC
Fedor-GavnyukovGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
“something something stacking bodies” – george washington
thebrandedmanGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Well, now I’ll have to buy something to support them.
Rex_LeeGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
I am buying something from them.
Beaux1012GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
realitybites365GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Yet they have a discount for police and military…lol
MustachefleasGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
I hope we all can agree that the speak to cops in a language they can understand was a little much
Jakeola1GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Cops are scum. All of them.
SwornHeresyGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Based. I’m definitely doing business with them now.
DingledorfTheDentistGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Do the retards at “drug enforcement cops” seriously not understand that the term “police state” is supposed to be a BAD thing?
realrocketman23GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Here is a facebook post he wrote in response:
“My name is Lyman Bishop. I’m the Founder and CEO of Hoplite Armor, as well as the engineer responsible for the design and development of all our custom armor solutions. I’m also the man responsible for posting various things online that have recently offended a lot of police officers.
First let me say I am not anti police as many would have you believe, but rather I put the the American people first in every circumstance. I believe in the United States Constitution and as such I recognize that it is We the People who are, or should be, in full control of this nation. If We the People take issue with our government or law enforcement, it is our right, even our sacred duty, to speak out boldly and without concern for the consequences brought on by would be tyrants.
Over the last few days I have been slandered, lied about, conspired against and even threatened with physical harm, by police officers, for speaking out against the events in Florida where police opened fire on 2 criminals in stand still traffic using civilian vehicles as human shields, resulting in the Deaths of 2 innocent people; UPS driver Frank Ordonez and Family Man Richard Cutshaw.
The idea that such a thing could happen on US soil is almost beyond belief, but what’s worse is the position of many of those in law enforcement who show no remorse and target those of us who speak out.
Whenever the people stand up against police misconduct we are told to mind our own business, to stay in our lane or that we are Monday Morning Quarterbacks. We are told that unless we have done the job ourselves we have no right to speak out. This is heresy! We the People have every right to speak up against anything that takes place in this country, or for that matter, anything on the planet. Make no mistake, this event will prove to be the defining moment where people take sides. Youre either a free citizen of the United States or a slave to the tyranny closing in around us.
We the People are the single most powerful and influential group of people in human history. We are better educated, and better armed than any group of people that has ever existed and the world would be wise not to stand in our way. That includes our so called authorities here at home.
For too long we have sat idly by and allowed our nation to be picked apart by vultures. Now is the time to stand up and be counted. For years I have felt called by God to run for Governor of Montana, in order to safeguard the rights of the people but I had to wait for the right time. That time has finally come, and I would encourage all of you who are like minded to do the same in your states. What office you seek is unimportant. Only that you get involved and fight for the people. Its time we take back our country and our rightful place in the world.
My position is simple, the rights of the people shall not be infringed. If I am elected we will have constitutional carry for every law abiding citizen on day one. I will also nullify the National Firearms Act. The very thought that our rights should be held hostage, subject to bureaucratic paperwork and fees is an abomination to our traditions and our culture of freedom and individual liberties.
Where we go from here is not up to me. I will leave it to you, the People, to decide our fate, but I can promise you one thing. There are NO other candidates, in Montana or anywhere else, that are willing to draw a line in the sand and put themselves in between you and tyranny like I will.
God bless America
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KRB52GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
His diagram of placement seems to indicate that the cops had “tunnel vision” and were focused on the bad guy(s), to the exclusion of everything around the truck. It makes me wonder who the supervisor was or who was in charge of this. I’ve heard the shift supervisor in the city I work in call off cars chasing stolen vehicles, speeders, reckless drivers, etc. because it was wet and raining, had gone on too long, had left the city, etc. If he had been on foot and was caught in a crowd, would they have still opened fire? I hope not.
J3RICHO_GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Not “allegedly” they literally doxxed him and two other people for posting memes, fuck them
gaelorianGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Lol that discount code
thehousethatcumbuiltGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Cops are the biggest fucking self sucking crybabies I’ve ever seen.
TacTurtleGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Well fuck, I guess I am buying armor for Christmas instead of ammo…
texasscotsmanGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
It’s shit like this that makes me glad I own guns. And wonder why some people are so gung ho to get them banned.
“GuNs ArE dAnGeRoUs!!@@!@@#@!! MaKe SuRe OnLy ThE cOpS hAvE tHeM!#11!! ALsO, fUcK tHe PoLiCe!!&@&^! ThEy’Re AlL mUrDeReRs!@@*#* LoL!!!!!!!!5
akok1GuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
This thread will probably drive interest in his business, so I’ll say that his carrier isn’t great. It’s uncomfortable, and unnecessarily expensive for what it is. It’s also overbuilt in the wrong place i.e. it has cobra buckles on the shoulder straps which are functionally unnecessary (so far as I can tell) and probably add a lot to the cost of the package.
It’s basically a $200 exceedingly low profile concerned citizen plate carrier (that is to say you can carry plates in it, nothing more, and it’s so minimalist that it is uncomfortable to wear or move in for long periods of time.). I regret getting it. Ultimately, the sacrifices that went into making such a low profile carrier don’t net you a whole lot of gain.
I got the Ferro Concepts Slickster and am much happier with that. I’m not an oper8tor, but I have spent a lot of time moving in both the carriers, practiced shooting in the carriers, and jogged a 5k in each of the carriers (not in a race, by myself for science, I’m not a dork) so I feel like I can weigh in with more than an internet bullshit opinion. The Slickster isn’t any more noticeable under a jacket than the hoplite carrier, is waaay more comfortable, and has more options. Ultimately, I think the sacrifices that went into making the hoplite carrier didn’t net the user very much in terms of function. And did I mention it’s like $200? Indeed, if you really want to try it, I bet I know where you can get lightly used multicam one for a really good deal.
edit: good on Lyman for being public. His customer service was great. His plates were well priced. And good on Lyman for trying to innovate with his carrier, even though I personally think it’s a bit of a flop.
CrepeandBakeGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
WhY dO pEoPlE hAtE tHe PoLiCe?!
adviqxGuestDecember 14, 2019 at 10:39 am
Well, looks like I know where I’ll be buying my first vest.