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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46   #21
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Cool! Waiting for the new results.
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Old 03-01-2013, 17:59   #22
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So when I pulled it off the grocery bag I had it sitting on to dry, the bed liner peeled right off the cutting board. I roughed it up with a wire wheel and reapplied the bed liner.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:23   #23
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I have also heard that one of the best bullet resistant objects is...National Geographic! That high quality, thick paper, bound tightly together resists object penetration well.

Would like to try this outside sometime with various (pistol) calibers. If you have the notion, and the Geo's, please give it a try - not on any live animals, please - and post results. Cheers.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:27   #24
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That's pretty darn impressive. I wonder how it would do with a thin (not sheet-metal thin, but thin plate) layer of steel between two ceramic tiles.
Would probably cause some unwanted projectiles to go up into your throat.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:07   #25
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I wear my Second Chance every time I am on duty because you just never do know.

but what if he shot you in the face (in my best dumb and dumber impression...)
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:54   #26
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Tire tread on its own would probably be sufficient to stop pistol rounds but I don't think it would help much for rifle rounds. Do you know what sort of benefit it would offer over bed liner?
A steel belted truck tire is not a reliable stopper of 22LR. Most shots from my 10/22 go right through. Any angle tends to deflect them. I learned this from when I thought I could use them for a backstop. Fail. I now have a 4' x 6' 1/2 steel plate at an angle behind landscape timbers. Timbers catch most rounds. steel plate traps the rest.

Landscape timbers would not make a very good hillbilly vest though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:05   #27
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Could be a little heavy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:13   #28
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Old 03-05-2013, 14:58   #29
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I modeled a triple tile one after your first one and will be testing it soon with some close up video. Im curious to see how the two tile one works
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Old 03-05-2013, 16:32   #30
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You could always make body armor out of a pot belly stove like Clint Eastwood did!
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Old 03-05-2013, 18:51   #31
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Believe it or not the M! tank has ceramic as part of it's armor.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/m1-tank4.htm
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Old 03-06-2013, 00:19   #32
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One thing law enforcement administrators need to keep up with is that body armor DOES have an expiration date, and needless to say this is of the up most importance. My departments (which I won't name) had SWAT TEAM members wearing body armor that was 5 years out of date, until a lone member discovered it. At that time new armor was issued ASAP. So LEAO's check your armor, and stay safe.
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Old 03-06-2013, 13:36   #33
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That would be a much less serious issue for the SWAT officers than it would have been for a beat cop because they typically wear that armor less. Although there is an expiration date, armor doesn't exactly spoil so much as wear out. Soft armor that is stored lying flat in a cool, dark place like under your bed will last indefinitely while armor that is worn every day, exposed to temperature extremes, flexed, sweated on, etc. will wear out after only a couple years.
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:54   #34
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Any more test's /videos from you guys on this? I love this redneck stuff...
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Old 03-11-2013, 18:01   #35
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The cool thing is the OP is using commodity items--cheap!

The question I want to know is the second shot--the first shoot has good results--a second shot anywhere near the first punches right thru--right??
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Believe it or not the M! tank has ceramic as part of it's armor.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/m1-tank4.htm
for a different reason--- the ceramic won't melt and enter the tank (killing the crew) like steel will... great for HEAT rounds.
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Old 03-11-2013, 20:38   #37
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Bump for update.
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Old 03-11-2013, 20:41   #38
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The cool thing is the OP is using commodity items--cheap!

The question I want to know is the second shot--the first shoot has good results--a second shot anywhere near the first punches right thru--right??
Not exactly. On the test with three tiles, I hit fairly close (about 3" apart) with the 7.62 hits and it worked. I also hit really close with the .40 S&W. I think that you're right, though, that a rifle hit within one inch of the previous hit would have a high probability of failure.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:14   #39
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Hillbilly body armor Mk IV:

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Three tiles, with a layer of bed liner and woven fiberglass fabric on the back side of each layer. I also made one with the same configuration but only two tiles, which I think will be good for multiple pistol hits or maybe one .223/5.56mm. I was very conservative with the bed liner.
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Why am I suddenly thinking about a tornado room?

Line the walls and install a good steel door.....master closet upgrade ahead.
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