It's Friday... and you know what that means in Gunfighterland: It's time to do some shootin'!
Cue the music!!! (click the play button!)
Our demonstration pieces today will be:
A fairly standard concrete block...
...an old satellite receiver and a Public Address system amplifier.
I used a 12 gauge shotgun...
...and a submachine gun.
Once again, the purpose of the demonstration is to show what will and won't protect an officer from gunfire.
The concrete block will stand up to a couple of well-placed shots, with the bullets of the subgun only penetrating through one side of the block, but as you can see here...
...when the weapon is fired on full automatic, the block is completely destroyed after only three 3-round bursts.
The block easily deflected the buckshot, but the slug rounds easily penetrated both side of the block.
So. There you have it. Concrete will protect you from small arms fire, but only momentarily. If you are taking cover behind a concrete block wall, you'd best be planning your next move (or better yet, you'd better hurry up and kill your opponent), becuse your protection may not last as long as you think.
The satellite receiver and the PA amplifier are next, and as you can see below, they fared no better...
...especially against slug rounds. Please note the through-and-through nature of this particular hole:
Once again, please believe me when I tell you that I didn't have ANY fun while doing this.
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