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Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« on: September 17, 2023, 07:24:20 PM »
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2023, 10:53:37 PM »
Impressive video.
It shows that, for a straight-on shot, neither side windows nor windshield glass do much for deflecting a bullet.  I would be very curious however, to see what happens when shooting into the windshield at about a 45 degree angle (like shooting at a driver from the passenger side).
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 07:45:16 AM »
Not sure why they were so surprised that they didn't find the .223 bullet. It's well know that they fragment like crazy.
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 09:22:11 AM »
Not sure why they were so surprised that they didn't find the .223 bullet. It's well know that they fragment like crazy.

Well that and it went flying through the back glass!
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2023, 10:06:14 AM »
Well that and it went flying through the back glass!

No, that was the 7.62x51 bullet.
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2023, 01:31:31 PM »
Impressive video.
It shows that, for a straight-on shot, neither side windows nor windshield glass do much for deflecting a bullet.  I would be very curious however, to see what happens when shooting into the windshield at about a 45 degree angle (like shooting at a driver from the passenger side).


I recall experiments where straight on shots from a .38 (presumably a "regular" one) to the windshield just glanced off upward. FBI? Fact-checkers can Gargle that one.  Makes sense that there's an angle of incidence where this wouldn't happen.
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2023, 02:31:01 PM »
I have seen that before with windshield shots.  The lesson learned that I recall is to always aim at the base of the windshield if you expect to hit the driver.  But the upward angle isn't always that harsh.  Maybe 10 or 15 degrees. 

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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2023, 02:41:55 PM »
Regarding the windshield shot with .38. My anecdotal observations...

Watched an old boss of mine put 6 through the windshield with a tight group at the driver's face.

All six missed the driver and the passenger caught one center of mass.... and survived.
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2023, 02:52:04 PM »
Not surprising since 38S is a relatively slow round
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Re: Shooting through car glass - High Speed Video
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2023, 03:02:18 PM »
BTW: The 308 was a Tavor 7
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