Whether you are a gun collector, enthusiast, practical or professional shooter or simply carry a gun for self defense, you may have thought about getting a bulletproof vest. That is if you do not already own one. If you are familiar with the deadly power of guns, you should also be thinking about how important it is to protect yourself in case a dangerous situation comes up.
Body Armor Can Save your Life
Wearing body armor can save your life; it’s that simple. Gone are the days of bulky and heavy armor. Advances in technology and innovation along with research and development have produced lighter and more effective body armor. Take a look at the video and see how helpful a good quality vest can be in protecting you from life-threatening shots. If you don’t have body armor yet, maybe it’s time you got yourself one. You never know when it might come handy.
Let’s take a look at how the armor works and how it can help you make it out alive after a compromising situation:
The armor takes the brunt of 6 different types of rounds, namely standard 5.7x28mm centerfire, Hornady V-Max and lead-free cartridges. Two rounds each were fired at the vest and not a single bullet could pass through.
A close inspection would reveal the bullet holes but the ballistic gel torso did not get any bullet. This proves that the AR500 Body Armor is really effective and this is true with other personal armor products.
The ballistics test is pushed even further by using a 12-gauge lever action shotgun:
Here is a photo of the armor plate which has been cut open showing the spent slug and the wad, both of which are deformed but still intact. The plate carrier may have been ripped apart but there is no penetration.
The sheer blow of the slug hitting the chest cavity is observed as the plate flies off the holder upon impact, which could result in broken ribs and sternum. However there is still a great chance for you to survive.
Check out the full video below: