Bullet Proof Your Head

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by Nemo, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Yeah the hat stops the projectile but it still like getting hit with a well swung bat. Author did not really mention that part in the article.

    Nemo

    https://www.thearmorylife.com/can-you-bulletproof-your-head/


     
  2. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    I didn't read the full article, but I don't think you would survive the backface deformation (or backface signature) when struck in your forehead.
    Having an inch-and-a-half dent in your chest when shot in your soft body armor is one thing, but a 1.5" inch dent in your head, with a shattered skull, is a totally different matter.

    Edited to add: The Federal standard for backface deformation allows up to 1.73 inches of cratering into your body by the bulge on the back side of your ballistic panel.
     
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  3. Harhib

    Harhib Active Member

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    Exactly
     
  4. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    But can it do this?



    Regardless, how does it stop me from just shooting you in the face? Oh! It doesn't? :lol: