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Old November 15th, 2019, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by whartung View Post
Have folks seen the episode of "Savage Builds" where he builds an Iron Man suit out of 3D printed titanium? They tested it to be bullet proof to at least a .45 pistol (with some caveats).

Pretty fascinating, the entire suit weighed only 25 lbs.
That does require a 3D printer capable of handling Titanium, which is not likely to be in the average person's computer set-up, and a supply of Titanium, which is not cheap. Then there is the fact that the .45 ACP round has never been noted for armor-piercing qualities, as Japanese WW2 body armor would also stop it. The body armor would not stop a round from the much maligned M-1 Carbine, and definitely would not stop a .30-06 Ball round, much less an armor-piercing load. Stopping a .45 is just not that hard.
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