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Pics' of bullets fired into body armor.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by spin180, May 31, 2004.

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  1. spin180

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    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.

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  2. spin180

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    Bullets...

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    The rounds that did not deform.

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    The rounds that did deform.

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    Closeup of two of the deformed FMJ rounds.

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    Closeup of two more of the FMJ's.

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    Closeup of the two Gold Dots.

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    Another view of the Gold Dots.

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    FMJ & HP rounds, side-by-side.

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    Finally, some 00 buckshot pellets fired into the vest.

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    What camera did you use? Those are EXCELLENT photos.
     
  12. spin180

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    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.

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    Cool, I did that a while ago with some .45 +P:

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    Did any of the rounds penetrate the 15yr old vest?
     
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    Any pictures of the vest itself? I've never seen how the vest material deforms from the impact.
     
  16. Jim March

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    Was there a brand/type difference between the FMJ slugs that didn't compress/fatten up versus what did?
     
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    How is the guy that was wearing the vest?
     
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    Those pics look great. Too bad you don't have any pics of the vest.
     
  19. spin180

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    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.

    A bit sore, but none the worse for wear. :D
     
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    I shot at armor for my research

    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?
     

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    this shows .40 and .45 cal bullets

    see attached photo


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    kevlar fabric

    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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