Water – The Ultimate Resistance to Penetration
If you watch my videos on youtube you will notice one thing in particular. I do a lot of range tests. Everything from windshields to heavy duty safes. I have told my viewers that if I can get my hands on it and transport it to my range, I will shoot it. The suggestions and ideas came flowing in and I loved everyone of them. I have the best viewers and comments on the web.
I am not loaded down with a great knowledge of ammunition ballistics. Never was good at math or physics. I do “real life” tests like car doors, entry doors, phone books and even a big can of cheese. Anything that is interesting and different, I will shoot it. So, what have I, and my viewers, learned? Most things can be penetrated.
So what structure or substance offers the strongest resistance to penetration – water. Most bullets shot in water losses energy in the first 12 inches and by 36 inches of water the bullets are virtually useless. Of course, much would depend on the load shot however the resistance that water offers is substantial.
What does this mean to you? Well, not much unless you are being shot at in a pool, lake or the ocean however, it is interesting that life’s greatest survival substance also provides protection against shots being fired. The moral of the story is, if things are getting crazy and dangerous, build an aquarium around your house for the ultimate protection. Or you can just use this information however you find it useful. You guys be safe.