Did you ever wonder how bulletproof regular objects are? Most people know that a bulletproof vest will stop a bullet and that a paper target will not stop a bullet, but what is in between? For instance, how many sacks of flour would you have to layer to get the same protection as a bulletproof vest? How many watermelons?
The folks at BulletSafe wanted to find out. They know something about stopping bullets and how much strength it requires. "I think people forget how powerful handguns really are and how much energy a bulletproof vest must stop. There aren't many objects out there that will stop a bullet," says Tom Nardone, the President of BulletSafe.
New videos showing just how strong the BulletSafe Vest is are being released each week on the BulletSafe Facebook and YouTube channels. We'll post the videos here as well. After watching a few of these videos, two things are clear.
Episode 10 - Ribs - What will a bullet do to your ribs if you aren't wearing a bulletproof vest?
Episode 9 - How many layers of cardboard are required to stop the same bullet a bulletproof vest does? Version 2.0.
Episode 8 - Will a non-newtonian fluid stop a bullet?
Episode 7 - How much sand is required to stop a bullet?
Episode 6 - If a bullet cannot penetrate a bulletproof vest what can that bullet do to 100 layers of cardboard?
Episode 5 - If a bullet cannot penetrate a bulletproof vest what can that bullet do to ten 1-gallon jugs of water?
Episode 4 - How Many Sacks of Flour Are As Bulletproof As A BulletSafe Vest?
Episode 3 - How Many Watermelons Are As Bulletproof As A BulletSafe Vest?
Episode 2 - How Many Layers of Drywall Are As Bulletproof As A BulletSafe Vest?
Episode 1 - How Many Layers of Plywood Are As Bulletproof As A BulletSafe Vest?
Stop by next week. We will continue to add more episodes of How Bulletproof until summer runs out.