Testing fiberglass paneling as body armor (VIDEO)

Taofledermaus obtained a donated sheet of Level I (UL) fiberglass ballistic paneling, the type of stuff used in making safe rooms and banks, then gave it a try as improvised body armor.

Bullet-resistant fiberglass panels are made by numerous suppliers in their own proprietary methods but they are all pretty much just a sandwich of multiple layers of fiberglass cloth or roving bonded together with a resin under heat and pressure to form a sheet that can be cut as needed.

While a sheet is kinda pricy on its own they are still cheaper per square foot than most soft body armors like kevlar.

But just try wearing a sheet of fiberglass under your muscle shirt.

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