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Body Armor reality and limitations

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by whm1974, May 31, 2020.

  1. whm1974

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    I'm not certain where to put this, but the reason I'm this subject up is I just watched Alien Nation(The Move 1988) where the Human detective place a police vest on a paper police target and blew it apart with a .454 Casull. This Big Gun is claimed to have twice the power of the .44 Magnum...

    Granted that Super Magnums will likely knock wearers off their feet and leave nasty bruises, but blow right through the armor?

    Another incorrect Myth of body armor in movie is that they will stop knives, arrows, spears and other cutting/stabbing weapons. Not unless they have extra protection...

    High Power Rifles? Nope sorry, no unless the wears again have plates added to the vest...

    Sorry if this has been done before, but the aim of this is to help the beginning wearer.
     
  2. whm1974

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    Nevermind, didn't know that there is already a Body Armor thread...
     
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