I wonder how this ever seemed like a good idea?
Yup back in the day people were willing to put their lives on the line to sell their product. I guess everyone here forgot about the humans that tested things out before they invented the crash test dummies.These videos of body armor self-testing with live ammo are an example of the parachute test: it either works or it does not.
There was a time that body armor makers demonstrated these things live. Put their life on the reputation of their product.
I personally see nothing wrong with doing a demo video of somebody shooting themselves (or trying to) thru ballistic armor. It serves as a good demo of (A)how well the vest works, and (B)that although the bullet penetration is stopped, the impact energy is not, and that it actually hurts when it stops a bullet.
That being said, discharging a firearm in your living room is a bigger no-no.
Couldn't view the second video posted....
Anyway, my $0.02....
I think he is showing the spent casing, not the bullet.Tape said:BS on the first vid, he removed the slug and then shot himself, it is funny the slug just happened to land on the computer desk in which it bounced backwards, all vests I have dealt with always embed into the vest itself.