Bullet-Testing Body Armour Made From T-Shirts, Paper, and Tape

By Casey Chan on at

This test of homemade body armour by Demolition Ranch reads like the old fable of the Three Little Pigs. This little piggy made body armour out of T-Shirts. This little piggy used gaffer tape. And this one used a stack of printer paper. Which homemade body armour can withstand the big bad wolf bullet?

The T-shirt body armour fared the worst, with a pistol easily penetrating the thickness. The gaffer tape holds up admirably: its threads kind of caught a bullet but let another pierce right through. And the printer paper can take a lot of beating but eventually fails too. Watch Demo Ranch test below.

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