February 19, 2013

Quote of the Day

Of course they do: They sell ammo for deer rifles, and deer rifles can pierce police body armor. I know this because I have personally shot through police body armor with a deer rifle -- my father was a police officer for many years, and we used to test his old vests when he got new ones. Police vests protect against basic handgun rounds, up to .40-caliber or so. Anything bigger will go through, whether it's been called "armor-piercing" in the New York Times or not. -- Robert VerBruggen, schooling David Frum on guns
Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at February 19, 2013 3:18 PM

I once, naively, shot at three eighths inch thick steel targets with a deer rifle from about a hundred yards. When I heard no characteristic "clang" I thought I missed. Upon inspection, the round passed through the steel cleanly, without so much as a burr on the exit side of the target. Kevlar doesn't stand a chance.

Posted by: johngalt at February 19, 2013 3:59 PM

That explains why you never see deer wearing them.

Posted by: jk at February 19, 2013 4:42 PM

EX-actly right. Until this article I thought EVERYBODY knew that!

Posted by: johngalt at February 19, 2013 5:04 PM | What do you think? [3]