Is it bulletproof?


Spencer R.

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We thought we would try making some videos of everday objects being shot to see if they are "Bulletproof" or can at least stop a bullet. So for the fisrt episode we thought we would start with a bowling ball. Check it out and see if a bowling ball could save your life when bullets and bowling balls start to fly.


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Tell me what you think or tell us what we should try next. Hope you enjoy!
 

We thought we would try making some videos of everday objects being shot to see if they are "Bulletproof" or can at least stop a bullet. So for the fisrt episode we thought we would start with a bowling ball. Check it out and see if a bowling ball could save your life when bullets and bowling balls start to fly.


Armed Self Defense Institute - Videos



Tell me what you think or tell us what we should try next. Hope you enjoy!


I think if you put a little more effort into this you could get a viral thing going... like these guys... Link Removed

I would like to see the following...
Side of Beef - like the ones Rocky works out with
Bed Mattress - maybe a regular one and one of those memory foam ones
Sobokawa pillow
Shamwow
Softball/Baseball
A toilet bowl


Good luck!
 
This may be on the practical side, but how about items that one would try to hide behind if one were shot at?
Maybe how many layers of wood or brick (like a house) that various caliber rounds would, or would not go through.
How about a car tire?
I was going to say a kevlar vest, but I understand that would be a pricey target!
 
I was given a piece of polycarbonate that the DOD uses in a couple of vehicle. It's an inch and a quarter thick. It stopped 38s, 357s, 9mm, 45s, a 44 Mag cracked it. 7.62 x 39 and 5.56 NATO went right thru it.

If you want to really shoot at some thing that will take the impact, Boron Carbide.

Jerry
 
The rifle was a .308 and the first two shot that did very little were 44 magnums. But the 44 mag was just lead ball ammo not jacketed
 
Next time you are scrounging around the scrap yard pick up a few pieces of steel plating. Take it home, clean it up, prime, and paint it or wall paper it then prop it up against the wall for ascetic value. It will look like a Japanese room divider if attached to another and no one will suspect that you have a deflector shield you can sit next to your door. Lean it a bit and it will take many hits without ANY penetration. If you have a display adjacent to the door simply slide it between it and the wall. Out of sight but still functional. Just a thought--I would never do such a paranoid thing--someone might think I was a nut job.
Being a housemover I have lots of Oak timbers stacked on the lot that could easily be used for all kinds of duties--just in case the zombies get loose--LOL.
 
I would prefer the Oak to the steel plate. I have several steel plates like the highways departments use when the roads get opened up for utility work.

The problem I see with steel plates is the unpredictability of ricochets, diferent calibers and different loads can go just about any where. Or have a frangible hit the plate at close range, then you get splattered.

The oak will take hits and not always deflect them off. General they end up in the wood.

Jerry
 
Have done penetration tests on 4" Oak, Sweetgum, and Pine. Even a 223 goes through 6" of Pine and 1" of Oak behind it. 7.62X39s easily go through Oak/Gum 4X6s. 308s/'06s slice through 6" effortlessly. Wood is fine for 45s/9s/38s but rifle fire does it in easily. If you caught the "leaning it forward" hint about the steel plating it would have made more sense. That deflects incoming easily--especially if it has already been slowed by timbers/building components. Even AP rounds can be deflected. That is why tanks have rounded surfaces or angled places all over.
 
I have a practical question, who is going to help me move my steel plates into the house. I can lift the plates out of storage with my tractor and boom arm. But getting them into the house is another story.

Most of the plates I have weigh in at 1,400 pound each. I do have one plate that is around 700 pounds, not sue how good these would be, and what I would have to do to re-enforce the house.

Maybe Rail Road Ties would be better. I haven't seen any exit holds from any caliber I have shot at them. The core of my backstop is rail road ties. The heaviest caliber I have hit the backstop with is a 375 Ruger rifle, the bullets didn't go thru.

Jerry
 
Morning Jerry, you do not need a 4X8 foot sheet. Two by six will do just as well. If you decorate it then it will become an asset to your decor. Do not forget to reinforce your floor under any static load.
 
If I cut the 4 x 8 sheets down to 2 x 6 that will be a big job with my plasma cutter. It's rated for 3/4 inch, but the cutter slows way down at 1/2 inch and thicker. Still this is heavy piece of steel. The fllors will need daughter joist and probably a couple of jackstand in the basement to hold either sizes of these pieces of stell.

How about I shot them out side and drag them and say see I am such a good shot I did make a mess on the walls.

Jerry
 

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