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    Who wants to see what bullets do to BP vests?

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    Ok I got ahold of some old "sefariland" and "point blank" body armor. These vests are about 12 years old. I shot one of the vests with a glock 22 .40 and a Springfield 1911 .45 pistol, and then used a metal sheet backed with two armor inserts to test .308 and .223 rifle rounds. There is also one shot by a 12ga slug. You should be able to see what is going on by the pictures.

    [IMG:560:420:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07496.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    -The next is what happened to the .45 JHP+P that was shot into the vest above.


    [IMG:528:396:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07494.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    -Here is the result of the metal and two layers

    [IMG:560:420:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07504.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    -Here is what a 12ga slug does...no penetration

    [IMG:480:360:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07502.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    00 BUck

    [IMG:592:444:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07503.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    Now a level 3a vest shot by a .44 Mag

    [IMG:480:360:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07509.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    Got few a few layers and stopped.
    Here are the slugs

    [IMG:480:360:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07508.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    Here the the end result of the rounds.
    I again shot the metal plate with 9mm, .40 and the .45+p and the .45 was the only one to penitrate. AND IT WAS A HOLLOW POINT!


    [IMG:480:360:86d126b12e]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07506.jpg[/img:86d126b12e]

    Hope you all enjoyed the pics!

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    That was interesting :-D

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    Id say that pretty much explains why the US military are dumping the 9mm and going back to old reliable :-D :-D

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    Cool!! My big brother owns two class IIIa vests like that and i'm glad to see that he is well protected.

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    Interesting test!!! Thanks

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    Re: Who wants to see what bullets do to BP vests?

    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-


    [IMG:480:360:dfd3c73ecd]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07508.jpg[/img:dfd3c73ecd]

    Thanks for the interesting test. I think the mushroomed bullets would make cool buttons.

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    Re: Who wants to see what bullets do to BP vests?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-


    [IMG:480:360:1b3ab4f7c2]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/-GuNuT-/DSC07508.jpg[/img:1b3ab4f7c2]

    Thanks for the interesting test. I think the mushroomed bullets would make cool buttons.


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    OUCH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    Cool!! My big brother owns two class IIIa vests like that and i'm glad to see that he is well protected.
    Is your brother a cop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-
    Is your brother a cop?
    No, he's just one of them crazy guys with a huge wallet who loves to buy things he most likely will never use. For awhile he had this cool minigun that shot BBs. He's got a few demilled belt fed machine guns. Also has some 30mm dummy rounds that he uses as paper weights. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-
    Is your brother a cop?
    No, he's just one of them crazy guys with a huge wallet who loves to buy things he most likely will never use. For awhile he had this cool minigun that shot BBs. He's got a few demilled belt fed machine guns. Also has some 30mm dummy rounds that he uses as paper weights. :P


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