Box O' Truth #29 - The Helmets O' Truth
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people have asked me to shoot a new Kevlar
helmet. My old buddy Ponyboy finally found
a couple and sent them to me to test.
Before we start, let me explain that we
are not conducting "scientifically
valid" tests on these brain buckets.
It is my understanding that the military
requires these helmets to withstand a round
of 5.56 Ball at 200 yards. I am not certain
of all the parameters, but it doesn't really
matter, because I will not be repeating
their tests. They already do that one and
the helmets passed. We'll do something different.
Helmets are mostly designed to protect against
shrapnel. I don't have any hand grenades,
but I do have some handguns. Today, we're
going to shoot the helmets with some common
handgun calibers and see if they will be
First, the set-up. We will be shooting from
about 25 feet.
I've placed the helmet on a gallon of water,
just to catch anything that penetrates the
First a round of .22 Long Rifle.
made an exterior hole in the helmet...
didn't punch through.
a round of 9mm Ball from my Browning Hi