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Got to see some bullet resistant glass yesterday. Around 20 lb/sq ft. 1 7/8 thick. Withstands 5 rounds from a .223 rifle. Dangerously heavy to lift. Rated level 7/10. Costs around $800/sq ft at this protection level.

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Got to see some bullet resistant glass yesterday. Around 20 lb/sq ft. 1 7/8 thick. Withstands 5 rounds from a .223 rifle. Dangerously heavy to lift. Rated level 7/10. Costs around $800/sq ft at this protection level.

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Cool. Interesting. FYI: I know nothing about 'bullet-resistant glass', but during a recent long stint I did working for an aluminum company, I recall a good bit of chatter about so-called 'aluminum glass', and that one of its uses was in the production of superior armor. I was too busy to pay much attention, but a quick search would indicate they were probably referring to material(s) like this stuff. 3X% aluminum, light weight, and apparently pretty effective. I still know nothing, but what I read here sounds pretty cool!

 

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Client was going to trash it... then I told him he has (2) $12k slabs of glass on his hands. Was part of a building he bought... check cashing place.
 

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At work I have glass with a "bulletproof" film on top of the preexisting glass.
Downside is it doesn't stop the bullet holes from the roof.
Good news is you don't have to worry about them coming from below.
Stay ready at all times
 

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At work I have glass with a "bulletproof" film on top of the preexisting glass.
Downside is it doesn't stop the bullet holes from the roof.
Good news is you don't have to worry about them coming from below.
Stay ready at all times
I know I'm going to be sorry asking.. but, just who are "them" and why are they wanting to take you out from roof tops?
 

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I know I'm going to be sorry asking.. but, just who are "them" and why are they wanting to take you out from roof tops?

them = bullets
They don't want to take me out...they just shoot in the air and the bullets punch a hole through the roof and land on the floor.
Or the ceiling tile will show signs of leaking and we'll trace it back to a bullet hole.
 

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them = bullets
They don't want to take me out...they just shoot in the air and the bullets punch a hole through the roof and land on the floor.
Or the ceiling tile will show signs of leaking and we'll trace it back to a bullet hole.
Really bad neighborhood?
Or war zone? You in Ukraine or the Bronx from a decade ago? Or a middle eastern capital where shooting in the air is a thing?
 

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Really bad neighborhood?
Or war zone? You in Ukraine or the Bronx from a decade ago? Or a middle eastern capital where shooting in the air is a thing?
Kernels real name: Ethan Hunt, he works for IMF

Actually I thought kernel might work for a Bail bondsman

Whatever he does, I would wear armor and a helmet
 
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Bad part of town. The probations office across the street got shot up last month.
I live in the dirty south...everyone has guns.
If you aren't shooting an AK in the air then you have no cred.
 

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Client was going to trash it... then I told him he has (2) $12k slabs of glass on his hands. Was part of a building he bought... check cashing place.
That depends on several facts...
What I see in the pic is flat glass for construction which in most cases is laminated glass using various products to make it bullet proof (polyvinyl butyral, resins and others) on a NIJ Level 3of protection, the problem is that those materials have a specific lifespan, and after some years, elements, and others this will compromise the ballistic resistance that is not eternal. So maybe it's only heavy trash.
Same on cars bullet proof glass that is made with glass and polycarbonate, after certain years it's expires...
 

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Bad part of town. The probations office across the street got shot up last month.
I live in the dirty south...everyone has guns.
If you aren't shooting an AK in the air then you have no cred.
I wouldn't mind too much the flying bullets from local red necks..
When you hear someone screaming "allahu akbar" along with gun fire, then it's time to lock 'n load
 
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That depends on several facts...
What I see in the pic is flat glass for construction which in most cases is laminated glass using various products to make it bullet proof (polyvinyl butyral, resins and others) on a NIJ Level 3of protection, the problem is that those materials have a specific lifespan, and after some years, elements, and others this will compromise the ballistic resistance that is not eternal. So maybe it's only heavy trash.
Same on cars bullet proof glass that is made with glass and polycarbonate, after certain years it's expires...

don't know
it looks nice and clear
has a mfg logo in the corner
says 'bullet resistant'

my limited research says the 1.875 thickness is a made-to-order item, not stock
 

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Cool. Interesting. FYI: I know nothing about 'bullet-resistant glass', but during a recent long stint I did working for an aluminum company, I recall a good bit of chatter about so-called 'aluminum glass', and that one of its uses was in the production of superior armor. I was too busy to pay much attention, but a quick search would indicate they were probably referring to material(s) like this stuff. 3X% aluminum, light weight, and apparently pretty effective. I still know nothing, but what I read here sounds pretty cool!

Just need to manufacture manmade transparent corundum/ aluminum oxide(rubies, sapphires). How hard can that be? They make man made diamonds for use in saw blades, drill bits, and knife sharpeners.
 

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Cool. Interesting. FYI: I know nothing about 'bullet-resistant glass', but during a recent long stint I did working for an aluminum company, I recall a good bit of chatter about so-called 'aluminum glass', and that one of its uses was in the production of superior armor. I was too busy to pay much attention, but a quick search would indicate they were probably referring to material(s) like this stuff. 3X% aluminum, light weight, and apparently pretty effective. I still know nothing, but what I read here sounds pretty cool!

I think you are referring to ALON, a type of transparent aluminum. It's not limited to something out of Star Trek anymore.

 

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them = bullets
They don't want to take me out...they just shoot in the air and the bullets punch a hole through the roof and land on the floor.
Or the ceiling tile will show signs of leaking and we'll trace it back to a bullet hole.
Idiots and low-lifes. They're (almost) everywhere:-(
 
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