Will Bullet Proof Glass Really Stop A .50 Caliber Round…Let’s See For Ourselves
So, will bullet proof glass really stop a round from a .50 caliber rifle ? I’m not sure I’d be willing to bet my life on it, but since the question was asked, the only fair thing to do, is put this thing to the test. Since we know what a .50 caliber round is, let’s learn a little about just what bullet proof glass is and how it’s made, shall we ?
According to Wikipedia :
Bulletproof glass (also known as ballistic glass, transparent armor, or bullet-resistant glass) is a type of strong but optically transparent material that is particularly resistant to being penetrated when struck. Like any material, however, it is not completely impenetrable. It is usually made from a combination of two or more types of glass, one hard and one soft[citation needed.
The softer layer makes the glass more elastic, so it can flex instead of shatter. The index of refraction for both of the glasses used in the bulletproof layers must be almost the same to keep the glass transparent and allow a clear, undistorted view through the glass. Bulletproof glass varies in thickness from 3⁄4 to 3 1⁄2 inches. Bulletproof glass is used in windows of buildings that require security, such as jewelry stores and embassies, as well as military and private vehicles.
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I can’t be 100 percent certain, but the weapon this guy is using looks like the Barrett . 50 Cal. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so go ahead and watch the video and see the outcome for yourselves.