bullet proof

Meh… company owners taking safety risks to test their stuff used to shock me.  Now I just think it’s dumb:

Nutshellz-Ballistic-TestI hope those weren’t just biking shorts he had on underneath, and rather some sort of bulletproof underwear just incase the shooter missed or the bullet deflected.

Yea sure it was only .22 LR in the video, but it stops much more as shown in other videos on their YouTube channel if you click through.

We all know the main reason for this video is to have websites pick it up and blow it out of proportion, good or bad.  I think doing something kind of stupid on camera isn’t worth as much as it used to be.  Now if you want a big payoff you need to do something exceptionally retarded, for maximum butthurt and viral potential.

The other reason for the video is when people talk about it they will mention and link to the the company Nutshellz, where you can go pick one up if you’re interested.  Haha damn I fell hook, line, and sinker on all points didn’t I?

Is a cup that stops bullets needed for sports?  Probably not, as energy dissipation from something large hitting it I’d assume is the main concern *he postulated as he shoveled more Cheetos into his Mountain Dew hole*.   The Level 2 version for “police and military” I’m sure provides a very real benefit to those guys considering you could actually get shot in that area.  I still don’t know how good of shape you’d be in though if it deflected the bullet in to your femoral artery.  Oh well at least you’d still have your dick if you lived.

Thoughts?

Gat tip: Torin, Eagle

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Rapper 2 Chainz For GQ’s “Most Expensivest Shit”:

Shit’s expensive, I’ll give them that.  I thought 2 Chainz would be more entertaining considering his lyrics are hilarious; he seemed kinda sedated in the vid.  Make sure you check out the GQ’s Most Expensivest Shit webpage to see all the ignorant stuff he takes a look at.  $1000 ice cream sundaes, $5000 toothbrushes etc…

2-ChainzI talked about the bullet proof suit maker Garrison Bespoke (out of Toronto, Canada) in the past. It’s a shame that kevlar is still what needs to be used. You just can’t get the drape and movement of a suit the same when the material is that thick and heavy.

Thoughts? Favorite 2 Chainz verse?

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$150,000?  Yea maybe back in the 90s:

Those rims though.  That’s some Master P shit right there UHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  If someone gave that car to me, I’d push it so hard necks would be breaking as I rolled down the street.

Testing bulletproof glass and panels with a live person is so useless, but companies and people who appear to have nothing to lose insist on doing it.

Mercedes-s600-Bulletproof-TestI had a bunch of other posts I was going to link to here where people did stupid stuff with body armor and bullet proof glass, but big surprise all the videos disappeared off YouTube.

The guys in the video are from the car website The Smoking Tire.

Thoughts?  Do you think the claim of “bullet proof” physically needs to be backed up by a person?

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Richard Ryan (iPhone shooter extraordinaire) gives it a shot:

¥52,500 ($672 USD) for the super practical bulletproof case.  I’m not surprised the bullet didn’t penetrate the case, nor am I surprised the phone wouldn’t power up.  That is a heck of a lot of energy transferred to the phone which it obviously wasn’t designed to take.

A bit of a flawed test though considering it’s unknown whether the round caused the phone not to function or it it was from when it flew and hit the rocks.   Fun though, either way.

Thoughts?

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Because getting shot in the bare face would suck:

Redneck Science (my favorite) – Testing the mask:

Check out the full process over at The Poct Apoc blog.

Actually the force behind most of the rounds would likely severely injure or kill you anyway.  That said, if I was on a deadly (presumably Japanese) gameshow or something and someone had to shoot me in the face, i’d take my chances with the mask.

I love how the base of the ballistic mask is an ebay purchased vintage street hockey Jason style mask. haha

I’ve never heard what the author said about Aluminum doing a good job of slowing bullets down.  It’s an awfully soft metal… could be true though, what do I know?

LOL the end of the article where he goes to the grocery store at the end to weigh the mask and buy a watermelon.  Priceless…

Hat tip: Matt S.

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Tight shorts, spray on shirt, and dry humor included as a bonus:

I guess it’s not a new trend, that bulletproof _________ manufacturers no matter what the product, feel compelled they need to show a real person getting shot.  Frankly I can’t see if there is internal damage anyway, so scientific data would interest me more.

I know I wouldn’t be lining up to get hit by 7.62×51 NATO ball, or .44 Magnum.  I don’t care how many people lived through it before me.

Was it just me, or with the angle he was firing the revolver at were you half expecting him to take the deflection to the crotch?

Second Chance body armor is still around, so that’s a good sign their products work. I wonder if they could hook me up with one of those vintage shirts? I’d like a Large though, not a XXS like in the video.

Would you stand in front of a gun to prove something the company that you work for makes, actually works?

Hat tip: Andrew H.

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