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Did a youtube video to debunk a myth about "cardboard kevlar" - what some beleive to be as using several layers of thick cardboard to stop bullet penetration. Thought you guys might like to see where my mighty springfield XDm 4.5 .45acp did on this test:

Yeah. I thought it was crazy too... but you should take a watch... kind of interesting what we came up with.

here's the overview:

In this video, we put 2ft of flattened desktop cardboard boxes to the ultimate test... to see if it can substitute for the mighty body armor that is Kevlar. Will cardboard holds its own? Or would you better off hiding behind a wall poster? Watch to find out! If your looking for shooting videos and pics of the shootout, skip to 20 minutes in the video. First 20 minutes is myself covering the topic at hand, outcome, ballistics, ammo, and weapons used.

Calibers tested:

.380 hp, .380 standard
.500 s&w
5.56 nato / .223
7.62x51mm / .308 winchester

Weapons used:

Bersa .22
Bersa thunder .380
Walther 9mm
S&W M&P .40
Springfield XDm .45acp
FN Five-seveN
Yugo 7.62x25mm pistol - Tokarev model
Smith & Wesson .500 revolver
Bushmaster ACR enhanced
Robinson Arms XCR-L with 5.56 and 7.62 kits
Arma-lite AR-15
FN SCAR 17s (.308, or SCAR-H[eavy])
Yugo SKS
Mosin Nagant Rifle

Note: this was tested with corrugated cardboard (the usual type for packing and shipping stuff). There is non-corrugated, and some of the folks over at xcrforum.com have tested only a foot of it - stating alot more caliberzs actually failed to penetrate as well (awaiting video/photo confirmation of this though)

hopy you enjoy!
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