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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:01 pm 
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These people shouldn't be playing with firearms.... :o

http://www.break.com/index/bulletproof-vest-test-goes-wrong.html


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good lord!

what a moron!


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good lord!

what a moron!


They all are IMO.

Perhaps anti-gun zealots promoting their cause?
Who knows....


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But notice how he could've continued fighting if he had to. Dumb, but still a good lesson.

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I had one id10t on the base in Germany who bought an eastern block flak jacket thinking it was armour. He came to the range wanting to test it, after refusing the on body test we hung it over a chair and I proceeded to perforate it front and back with 9mm, 38sp, 38 sup & 45. The dude did look a bit sick when I reminded him of how he wanted to test it.

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Could be a crappy frame rate on the camera, but I see no slide movement, flash, or ejected casing.

Chances are that had he been shot at that range with a standard vest on, at best he'd be dealing with bruised ribs, in this case likely cracked.

No matter what the purpose of that video, the participants don't have IQs larger than their shoe sizes.

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mrokern wrote:
No matter what the purpose of that video, the participants don't have IQs larger than their shoe sizes.

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Talking baby feet to boot. :wink:


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mrokern wrote:
Could be a crappy frame rate on the camera, but I see no slide movement, flash, or ejected casing.

Chances are that had he been shot at that range with a standard vest on, at best he'd be dealing with bruised ribs, in this case likely cracked.

No matter what the purpose of that video, the participants don't have IQs larger than their shoe sizes.

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I watched the video again. More than once. Other than feeling like my IQ is lower than before I started, I don't think he was shot with that pistol.

I hate being punk'd like that.

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Man Gets Shot, Puts Video Online

Last Edited: Wednesday, 08 Apr 2009, 12:22 PM CDT
Created On: Wednesday, 08 Apr 2009, 12:21 PM CDT

* From MyFoxAustin Reports

- A Leander, Texas, man says he wanted to know what it felt like to be shot while wearing a bullet-resistant vest.
So he asked his best friend to shoot him. Another friend captured the entire incident with a cell phone camera.

The 25-year-old Benjamin Williams says it happened on a friend's ranch in Travis County in early March. Only wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Williams stands only a few feet away from his friend who is holding the 9mm.

His friend fires the gun and hits Williams.

A scream is heard on the video but it isn't Williams, it's the friend holding the camera phone.

Williams says he's always wanted to be in law enforcement and this was his way to experience it.

The 25-year-old says,"I wanted to know if I got shot in the chest with a bullet-proof vest on, hopefully with the trauma plate, that I can still pull out my pistol and still serve and protect."

Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office says Williams made a bad call and that he shouldn't be in law enforcement because of that.

Wade says, "there's no such thing as a bullet proof vest."

"It's akin to being hit with a ballpeen hammer in the head without any protection. You have a small projectile hitting you hard several hundred feet per second and as close as he was, he could have caused a lot greater damage," Wade says.

Williams says he has gone through a police academy.
The Capital Area Council of Governments confirms Williams is a graduate of it's law enforcement academy. But he is not a commissioned peace officer.

Wade says he hopes others won't copy cat what Williams did.

Williams hopes not either.

He says, "I hope they don't because they may not be as lucky as I was."

But Williams says he doesn't regret the act.

"It gave me a new found respect for law enforcement for all the stuff they go through and all the stuff that could happen."

But the incident has cost Williams thousands of dollars in medical bills, which is why he posted the video on the internet.

Williams says, "it wasn't to make law enforcement look ridiculous, it was just to pay back my medical bills. I could be dead but there is reason I stayed alive and I'm thankful for that."

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Update:

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Man Gets Shot, Puts Video Online

Last Edited: Wednesday, 08 Apr 2009, 12:22 PM CDT
Created On: Wednesday, 08 Apr 2009, 12:21 PM CDT

* From MyFoxAustin Reports

- A Leander, Texas, man says he wanted to know what it felt like to be shot while wearing a bullet-resistant vest.
So he asked his best friend to shoot him. Another friend captured the entire incident with a cell phone camera.

The 25-year-old Benjamin Williams says it happened on a friend's ranch in Travis County in early March. Only wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Williams stands only a few feet away from his friend who is holding the 9mm.

His friend fires the gun and hits Williams.

A scream is heard on the video but it isn't Williams, it's the friend holding the camera phone.

Williams says he's always wanted to be in law enforcement and this was his way to experience it.

The 25-year-old says,"I wanted to know if I got shot in the chest with a bullet-proof vest on, hopefully with the trauma plate, that I can still pull out my pistol and still serve and protect."

Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office says Williams made a bad call and that he shouldn't be in law enforcement because of that.

Wade says, "there's no such thing as a bullet proof vest."

"It's akin to being hit with a ballpeen hammer in the head without any protection. You have a small projectile hitting you hard several hundred feet per second and as close as he was, he could have caused a lot greater damage," Wade says.

Williams says he has gone through a police academy.
The Capital Area Council of Governments confirms Williams is a graduate of it's law enforcement academy. But he is not a commissioned peace officer.

Wade says he hopes others won't copy cat what Williams did.

Williams hopes not either.

He says, "I hope they don't because they may not be as lucky as I was."

But Williams says he doesn't regret the act.

"It gave me a new found respect for law enforcement for all the stuff they go through and all the stuff that could happen."

But the incident has cost Williams thousands of dollars in medical bills, which is why he posted the video on the internet.

Williams says, "it wasn't to make law enforcement look ridiculous, it was just to pay back my medical bills. I could be dead but there is reason I stayed alive and I'm thankful for that."


This HAS to be a Darwin Award Honorable Mention. He can't get the award, but it's not for lack of trying. Idiot.

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What not to do...
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These people shouldn't be playing with firearms.... :o

http://www.break.com/index/bulletproof-vest-test-goes-wrong.html


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No eye or ear protection! :shock:


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No eye or ear protection! :shock:


:lol: :lol:


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I'd love to see the gene pool this kid came from. I can only imagine.


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I'd love to see the gene pool this kid came from. I can only imagine.


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