Defeating personal body armor


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superpunchy
July 4, 2009, 07:06 PM
What current cartridges/rounds are capable of defeating personal body armor without special armor piercing bullets?
What current cartridges/rounds can be bought by civilians that are designed to defeat personal body armor?

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Bad Penny 03
July 4, 2009, 07:08 PM
wonder how long it takes before this thread is locked

Fetus
July 4, 2009, 07:10 PM
yeah , this is going to be locked --- but this is a interesting question

jimmyraythomason
July 4, 2009, 07:11 PM
I don't know of any civilian ammo specifically designed to defeat body armor. Since my son-in law relies on his body armor to be able to come home to his family(he's a cop) I hope none of the BGs in his precinct have any.

Deus Machina
July 4, 2009, 07:16 PM
What current cartridges/rounds can be bought by civilians that are designed to defeat personal body armor?

Nothing currently made (aside from originally meant for the military) and available is designed to go through body armor.

Just about any rifle round can, but no current-production handgun rounds will defeat decent current armor. There's just no reason to design anything to defeat body armor--it would be useless for hunting (wouldn't expand) and for the range (too expensive.) Anything else cheap enough to shoot can be blasted with FMJ.

Purely for information's sake, of course, on the loose assumption this wasn't trolling.

Mags
July 4, 2009, 07:21 PM
What about the 5.7? My old man claimed a 22LR could becaues it can make its way between the weaves in the kevlar. I think my old man's staement was probably an old hunting club strory,

hso
July 4, 2009, 07:22 PM
As has been said, there's nothing available to civilians that was designed to defeat body armor.

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