The Real Bulletproof Suit as Seen in John Wick 2

While not quite as effective as the movie version, bulletproof suits are a real thing.

John Wick and John Wick 2 have become quite popular movies amongst the firearms community after seeing the dedication Keanu Reeves put into training for the movie. While far from perfect, the two John Wick movies definitely got a lot more things right about gunfights than most movies.

If you haven’t seen the movie, there’s a scene where John Wick gets into a lengthy gun battle while wearing a bulletproof suit. Even though he was shot many times, the suit stopped the bullets and kept him in the fight.

Turns out, bulletproof suits are a real thing! Garrison Bespoke makes a stylish bulletproof suit that certainly doesn’t look bulky like kevlar. While the real bulletproof suit won’t stop rifle rounds and can’t be held out like a shield, it still looks stylish and it still will stop handgun rounds. Unfortunately, no expensive suit can bend the laws of physics, so if someone gets shot while wearing this suit, bruises and broken bones are to be expected – which is no different than any body armor. But hey, a bruise and cracked rib is better than an extra hole through your stomach!

This past year, Garrison Bespoke worked alongside suppliers for the US 19th Special Forces in developing the custom bullet-proof suit. Using nanotechnology, it’s comprised of the same carbon nanotubes designed for the US troops’ uniforms in Iraq. Yet, the patented suit material is a lot thinner and flexible; fifty percent lighter than Kevlar (the material commonly used in bullet-proof gear). The entire suit acts like a shield, with nanotubes in the fabric hardening to block force from penetrating through.

The Garrison Bespoke bullet proof suit was made to fulfill three important expectations: First, to be modern and stylish. Second, to be light and comfortable. And, third, to be reliable and safe. After putting the suit to test, we can proudly say that all expectations have been met.

The Garrison bullet proof suit is a testament to the level of care we place into building relationships and trust with our clients—we’re eager to respond to each of our clients’ individual needs, whenever and however we can.

Official page for the Garrison Bespoke bulletproof suit

The custom tailored suit costs $20,000 – so don’t put on weight and need a new one!

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Brian Purkiss is a firearms instructor, competitive shooter, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He enjoys competing in and organizing Run and Gun Competitions, as well as shooting in USPSA, Outlaw matches, and 3 Gun.