Pics' of bullets fired into body armor.


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spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:06 PM
A co-worker was at the range today and fired some rounds into an old vest. The vest was a threat level II and approximately 15 years old. I can't recall the make, and unfortunately don't have pictures of it. The gun was a Glock 22 and the ammunition was a mix of .40 S&W Speer Lawman FMJ 180 gr. & Gold Dot HP 180 gr. Actually all of the rounds he brought to show me were FMJ, save for two that were HP.

With that, here are the pictures.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034607

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spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:08 PM
Bullets...

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034609

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:09 PM
The rounds that did not deform.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034613

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:11 PM
The rounds that did deform.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034617

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:13 PM
Closeup of two of the deformed FMJ rounds.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034621

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:14 PM
Closeup of two more of the FMJ's.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034622

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:16 PM
Closeup of the two Gold Dots.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034624

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:18 PM
Another view of the Gold Dots.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034629

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:20 PM
FMJ & HP rounds, side-by-side.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034632

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:22 PM
Finally, some 00 buckshot pellets fired into the vest.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1034634

R.H. Lee
May 31, 2004, 11:34 PM
What camera did you use? Those are EXCELLENT photos.

spin180
May 31, 2004, 11:51 PM
It's a Fuji FinePix S5000. Does pretty good job for me. Though, the pictures lost a bit of clarity in the resizing process.

BTW RileyMc, just realized you sent me the PM. Responded to it too, a bit more in detail.

;)

Kevlarman
June 1, 2004, 01:10 AM
Cool, I did that a while ago with some .45 +P:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=405283

kannonfyre
June 1, 2004, 01:23 AM
Did any of the rounds penetrate the 15yr old vest?

Telperion
June 1, 2004, 02:25 AM
Any pictures of the vest itself? I've never seen how the vest material deforms from the impact.

Jim March
June 1, 2004, 03:31 AM
Was there a brand/type difference between the FMJ slugs that didn't compress/fatten up versus what did?

Gump
June 1, 2004, 11:40 AM
How is the guy that was wearing the vest?

sturmruger
June 1, 2004, 11:45 AM
Those pics look great. Too bad you don't have any pics of the vest.

spin180
June 1, 2004, 04:22 PM
Was there a brand/type difference between the FMJ slugs that didn't compress/fatten up versus what did?

No, the rounds were all the same. Again I wasn't there, but I suspect it might have something to do with how the vest was mounted and if the bullet made a good square impact or if the vest might have deflected some.

I'm trying to track down the vest to get pictures. Hopefully I can get more info too.

How is the guy that was wearing the vest?

A bit sore, but none the worse for wear. :D

yy
June 1, 2004, 10:49 PM
I'll provide a pdf of my conference paper if anyone's interested. It's got an armor panel that was shot up. The resulting bulge in the armor did not show up too well because the outer cover did not stick and conform to the bulge.

[how do I upload a picture btw] The attached is a picture of fresh bullet and armor-deformed bullet for .22 and .38

Say, what was the backing behind your friend's armor?

yy
June 1, 2004, 10:52 PM
see attached photo


[how do I include photos inline anyways]

yy
June 1, 2004, 10:53 PM
I wrapped kevlar fabric around a gelatin block. This photo shows the deformation in the fabric. looks like a big dent on a pillow...

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