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How Bulletproof Glass Curtails an Attack (Its Not Just by Stopping Bullets)

If you’ve been following Taofledermaus, you may know that he’s been having some fun with bulletproof glass lately.

The thing is, every time he learns something new about it, he ends up with more questions!

This latest video systematically examines the capabilities of bulletproof glass and debunks some myths to give us a realistic picture of how effective it actually is.

For this experiment, Taofledermaus chose a piece of laminated glass (made of alternating layers of glass and a softer, synthetic material) about 30mm thick. This glass is designed to have an “attack side” and a “witness side,” meaning that on one side (which faces potential victims) there is a polycarbonate anti-spall layer meant to prevent glass from shattering in the direction of the individuals behind it.

So, Taufledermaus first shoots the glass the opposite way, through the witness side, to see if it would shatter in the direction of the attacker. It did. When he then shoots it the “correct” way (from the attack side), he finds that the glass doesn’t shatter in the witness’ direction.

In other words, the anti-spall coating is placed only on the witness side in hope that an attacker will be prevented from firing any more rounds once glass starts showering toward the attack direction.

Watch the whole video to find out even more.


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How Bulletproof Glass Curtails an Attack (Its Not Just by Stopping Bullets)