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A fashion range includes raincoats, blazers, vests and a polo shirt capable of stopping a bullet from an Uzi submachine gun.

This article titled “Bulletproof couture: ‘I didn’t feel a thing'” was written by Martin Hodgson, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 26th April 2013 14.47 UTC

Twenty minutes after meeting Miguel Caballero, I found myself backed against the wall of his office, with a .38 calibre revolver trained on my stomach.

“These are lead hollow points, so when they hit the target they cause a lot more damage,” he said. “I’m going to start counting, and when I get to three I’ll shoot you. But don’t worry, you won’t feel anything.”

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