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"I stand behind my product Literally" Bulletproof Vest Test

Original description: The President of Discreet Body Armor LLC is shot at point blank range
while wearing the DBA Computer Case to demonstrate the ability of this
product to repel a ballistic threat successfully.



Added: Jun-4-2012 
By: SplitAtomsSoul
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WTF, Science and Technology
Tags: Shot Point Blank, Body Armor Test, NIJ, Level 3A, Ballistics, Faith in Product
Location: United States (load item map)
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  • Don't you just hate it when you get zero penetration?

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  • I think the 50 or so Twinkies in his stomach helped stop the bullet as well.

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  • Now show me your bruise.

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  • Sheesh, I thought you guys in the US were supposed to know something about guns? Point blank does not mean very close.

    Watch the old but classic 1985 Deadly Weapons: Firearms & Firepower video to see a guy shot with a 7.62 ball from a FN FAL whilst standing on one leg.

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    • @Argh
      Right it is a term meaning: the distance with which a marksman can reasonably shoot the center of the target without adjusting the sights.

      However, the term has been bastardized to mean really close. Mostly by media people who don't know shit about weapons.

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  • I guess the lesson here should be: people do not fly backwards when shot with a gun.

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  • Gotta respect a bloke who'd stand behind his product like that

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  • This guy has balls of steel. Very brave. You'd have to pay me a lot to do that. Even though the vest works, it's still a very bad idea. There's something called "blunt trauma" from getting hit by a bullet, even when it hits the vest and does not penetrate. The results are sometimes fatal.

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    • @Gristle I'd rather I draw my carry gun and shoot the fucker in the head.

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    • @Gristle I'm not saying the VEST is a bad idea, getting shot just for a demo IS a bad idea. Ask silent Bob what he thinks about that.

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    • @Hitler_Is_Amazing

      I believe that is the reason why they shot him into gut and not to the chest. Heart and lungs are vulnerable, other bits less so apparently.

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  • looks like dude was aiming for the "path of least resistance" just in case!

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  • Not like in the movies where a guy gets shot and blown through a window . Same result if he got nailed with a load of buckshot and if he had a ceramic plate in his vest the result would be the same if he got hit with a high power rifle . For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction so if the guy that gets shot gets blown backward through a window , the recoil of the firearm would blow the shooter back through the opposite window . In fact , with a ceramic plate in the vest a guy coul More..

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    • @atr While you are correct about the equal and opposite reaction and the fact that a gunshot will not send you flying like in the movies I do disagree a little bit. The shooter does have an advantage regarding how the force is distributed to him. The shooter is prepared for the force, is leaning into it etc. The action of the gun can also help distribute the recoil over time depending on the gun.

      I think the person being shot will always feel the force over a shorter period of time. A high More..

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    • @atr Bit of a fallacy mixed in there buddy. They repeat it on myhbusters a lot. What you're saying is true, except for the forces being equal between the bullet impact and the opposite direction force in to the shooter's shoulder.

      For several reasons. The bullet accelerates through the length of the barrel. And, the gases expanding in the barrel don't just push back, they also push outwardly on the sides of the barrel itself.

      A person firing a .50 cal sniper rifle, is not taking the same impac More..

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    • @Epic_Beard_Man Yep.

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  • aim a little lower next time

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  • They must have test fired at a dummy a hundred times to insure there would be "zero penetration". Only thenm wpi;d this guy have agreed to wear his product.

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