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      Who wants to see what bullets do to BP vests?

      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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