Bullet Resistant Laminated Polycarb

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by ConnRadd, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    The joys of running a plastics company... :banger:

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to test out some our BR Sheet, 3/4" (Level 1) Hygard Laminated Polycarbonate.

    Oh yeah, we had some fun...:fighting0010:

    We built a protective shield out of 3/8" Polycarbonate at an angle to help deflect any ricochets that may had happened, as well, with 6" hole to shoot out of. We set the targets approx. 20 feet away; not the distance that this product was designed for, but as always safety first...

    1st Pic:
    The only ricochet we experienced was from a .38 sp hollowpoint. Luckily, it was about 10 feet to the right of us and very slow moving.
    br38HPRichochet.jpg

    2nd Pic:
    Top, 9mm FMJ / Bottom 9mm HydraShock
    br9mmFMJ_Hydra.jpg

    3rd Pic:
    Top .40 cal Pow R Ball / Bottom .40 cal FMJ
    br40calFMJ_PRB.jpg

    4th Pic:
    .40 cal FMJ, 4 shots
    br40calfmj4shots.jpg

    5th Pic:
    Top .223 Hornady TAP / Bottom .223 Hollow Point
    223HTAP_HP.jpg

    6th Pic:
    Back of the .223
    223HTAP_HPBack.jpg

    7th Pic:
    Profile of the .223
    223HTAP_HPProfile.jpg


    As everyone can see, Level 1 Hygard is no match to a rifle round. But it wasn't designed for rifles. Since my gun collection is limited, I was not able to test a .357, 10mm, .44, or .45. (One day).
    Overall, I'm impressed with the product and now feel more confident when talking to my customers...

    Mark
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    What grain weight was the .40?

    I'd be interested in how it does with a 230 gr. FMJ .45 round due to the inertia.
     
  3. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I'm sure enough people on here could show up with missing calibers from the lot and help for further testing... how much is that stuff?
     
  4. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    Shoot, I live and work in your neck of the woods and would gladly volunteer my services to shoot misc. objects!
     
  5. hkusp1

    hkusp1 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    i used to make that stuff its fun to mess with when testing
     
  6. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    The FMJs were 165gr, Hydra Shock were 155gr... Yeah, I would have liked to test other size calibers...
     
  7. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    The level 1 is around $50 to $60 / sqft... Not cheap stuff...
    I can get more test sheets, but it's hard to find a location that will allow me to shoot at it. I was fortunate to use someone's property last weekend..
     
  8. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    hehe, I hear ya... That would be nice to test out...
     
  9. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Your company wouldn't happen to be looking for an official product tester would they?
    Have gun will travel.
     
  10. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    Would be nice, just don't have a place to go shoot.
     

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