Homemade Ceramic Body Armor Plates

Royal Nonesuch back at it with the DIY… this time in the protection field:

As expected, one hit was pretty much the threshold for ceramic.

dragon-skin-armorPeople were making some good suggestions in the comments to line-x truck bedliner some plates together with an AR500 steel outer plate.  I don’t see why that wouldn’t work.  We know damn well that those nice looking “armor inserts” companies are selling for plate carriers are just cosmetically beautified easily obtainable materials like mentioned above.

That metal he used (plywood sheathing) was definitely as good as nothing.   Dude isn’t making dragon skin (hehe pictured left) yet… but Id give him some time and he’ll come up with a nice homebrew option like he always does.

Thoughts?

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ensitue January 22, 2015 at 09:23 am

The ATF must love this kid, waiting for him to turn 21 no doubt

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TheBear January 22, 2015 at 11:06 am

I wish he still did build videos.

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blehtastic January 22, 2015 at 05:45 pm

I like the new club kid wardrobe update. Gotta love that Google money.

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Brian January 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

I’ll bet money that virtually none of these folks would be willing to also cut corners on seat belts/air bags/car seats for their wife + kids and try to DIY it themselves.

I’m all about fixing and building things myself; but safety/life-critical items aren’t something to just cobble together in a garage. It’s a lot more than ‘does it work right after I build it’; it’s ‘does it work after it’s been worn and bent and sweated on for a year’

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