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Wall armor

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by The Heretic, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I was reading yesterday that they wanted to make all class three armor illegal for civilians. Law hasn't passed yet.
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thankfully I have a buddy that works at a steel mill and can get me armor plating scraps for dirt cheap.

    I'm not really looking forward to the install on that stuff though...
     
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  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    clever
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Looks like they FINALLY found another use for Mentos other than blowing up 2-liter bottles of soda.
     
  6. wickedgoodoutdoors

    wickedgoodoutdoors Saco,Maine Member

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    Nice Idea. So all you need to do is build a regular old Plywood 2"x6" rough sawn Pine wall in your house and fill it with crushed pea stone. An advantage is the Thermal Mass and Radioactive protection that it would provide. ( May raise Radon levels a tad?) Add a second interior wall with Fiberglass insulation, wiring, plumbing and layer of drywall.

    Make your windows with 1/2 clear Polycarbonate

    OK, Now who wants to go into the Terrorist Proof Cabin ?

    and every knows that an Egg is the strongest shape.

    Make it float with a electric engine even Jams Bond would be happy to have.



    self-sustaining.jpe
     
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  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    So the 2x4's with plywood across them will handily stop many rounds, we used to use those for moving backstops at the range, and would stop nearly all pistol and many rifle rounds, moving up to railroad ties and plywood, and it would handily stop nearly everything. I think once we were able to get a close up shot with .50BMG AP to go through, but it didn't penetrate the plywood of the next wall.

    Some years ago I remember some friends telling me that's what they used to stop RPG's from hitting the house when they lived in Rhodesia (later moved to South Africa).
     
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  8. wickedgoodoutdoors

    wickedgoodoutdoors Saco,Maine Member

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    An excellent RPG catcher is some metal pipes with wire Goat Fence & chicken wire about 12 to 16 feet high all around the perimeter about 10 feet out. It will set off the charge before it hits the house.

    I used to have a house made with 2x4's and had my newer one built with 2x6's Much Better
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You could hide out in this little cabin in plain sight.

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  10. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    The idea is not to detonate the RPG in free space, but to absorb the energy into something sacrificial, like a big box of rocks and sand. I keep looking for a deal on hesco bastions, best I've seen is about $300 for a 1x8 unit, but you need to buy 100 of them. Gotta admit, would make one hell of a cool fort.

    What's the deal with that perfectly square pile of lumber over there. I've never seen anything like it in my life. I honestly think the mirrored treehouse was better.
     
  11. Sam Kinard

    Sam Kinard Active Member

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    The ceramic balls are a neat concept, but sand is free or very close to free and stops .50BMG surprisingly fast, especially when poured loosely between railroad ties as a wall.

    Concrete forms are being used by military and private security teams.

    Sand turns rifle rounds into little tiny fragments within a few inches. It's actually pretty incredible.