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No... No unless that is rated "AR" (abrasion resistant). And even then you would desire a minimum 3/8 customs thickness. 1/4 AR can not it is in penetrated, however it will certainly dent.1/4" soft steel would certainly be fine for .22.
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I would certainly think .25 inch plate steel would stop standard handgun calipers or calibers. Sorry ns couldn"t resist...d2
Actually thinking about incorporating some steel key in the walls of a closet because that a safe room to protect against handgun CALIBERS.:up:
This is why i don"t teach my wife to shoot. I"d hate to have actually to construct a cartridge proof closet for once I made her mad
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Sorry, possibly I shouldn"t have been so completely negative.... Of food it relies on the distance, the caliber, and the cartridge construction.I in reality was thinking you were asking about making a steel target, or going.... For "gongs", a lot relies on the steel... Typical 1/4" mild steel will not organize up lengthy to repetitive shooting indigenous anything much bigger than .22 at 15 yds. Hardened steel will execute better.... Abrasion resistant steel will execute the best.Due come the chance of ricochet and also bullet splatter - you don"t want to shoot steel any type of closer than that....But because that a for sure room 1/4 gentle sandwiched in a regular wall would probably be a quite safe obstacle :up:
Sorry, maybe I shouldn"t have actually been so totally negative.... Of food it relies on the distance, the caliber, and the bullet construction.I in reality was thinking you were asking about making a steel target, or going.... Because that "gongs", a lot relies on the steel... Common 1/4" gentle steel will certainly not organize up long to repeated shooting indigenous anything much larger than .22 at 15 yds. Hardened stole will execute better.... Abrasion resistant stole will carry out the best.Due to the possibility of ricochet and bullet splatter - friend don"t desire to shoot steel any closer 보다 that....But because that a for sure room 1/4 mild sandwiched in a regular wall would more than likely be a quite safe obstacle :up:
Not really worried around the bullet splatter. Just wondered what thickness it would take to line the corner of a closet to do it wherein a conventional pistol bullet would not pass through from nearby range. It would certainly be ~ above the within of 3/4" pine tongue and also groove walls
I have the right to sell friend the yes, really walls. We market safe rooms added onto her house, constructed underground, added to the inside of your house or completely separate indigenous the house. Call my salesman. Mike Johnson at 870-425-5182. Tell him I claimed to call.
we have actually 1/4 steel behind 2 sheets 7/16 osb then outside 29 guage tin ..on ours cabin wall surfaces below and also beside all windows and has to be tested and also will protect against a 9 mm ring fired in ~ 25 ft also stopped a 270 fired at 100 ft
I have the right to sell you the yes, really walls. We offer safe rooms included onto your house, built underground, included to the within of your residence or totally separate indigenous the house. Speak to my salesman. Mike Johnson at 870-425-5182. Tell him I claimed to call.
I have actually a 12x12 concrete for sure room/storm sanctuary with stole door in mine basement. I have to leave my bedroom to gain down in the basement. Ns am finishing the end a brand-new addition to mine house and thought I might make the corner of my closet a for sure room only.
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we have actually 1/4 stole behind 2 sheets 7/16 osb then exterior 29 guage believe ..on our cabin wall surfaces below and also beside all windows and has been tested and will protect against a 9 mm ring fired in ~ 25 ft likewise stopped a 270 fired at 100 ft
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Me and also my old guy hung 2 sheets that 1/4" off two tree limbs under at the pasture to have 400 and also 500 yard targets come shoot at. The bullets pretty much blow through at 400. Blended results at 500. Not certain it any type of of this applies to handguns at much less than 10 yards but if it to be me I"d go with 3/8.
Me and also my old guy hung 2 sheets of 1/4" off two tree limbs under at the pasture to have actually 400 and 500 yard targets come shoot at. The bullets pretty lot blow v at 400. Combined results at 500. Not certain it any type of of this uses to handguns at much less than 10 yards but if it to be me I"d go with 3/8.

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What form of bullet? space we talking full metal jacket and have girlfriend tried different species and if so have actually you seen lot difference between different styles of bullets?
Actually thinking about incorporating some steel bowl in the walls of a closet for a safe room to avoid handgun CALIBERS.:up:
Boy!I"m Glad ns don"t live in her Neighborhood!:biggrin: Or did you just buy a summer house in Baltimore?
Boy!I"m Glad i don"t live in her Neighborhood!:biggrin: Or did you simply buy a summer home in Baltimore?
Actually, i live out in the woods and probably no as most likely to need anything favor that here as in the city - however one never ever knows.
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