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Personal Defense TV: Shooting Through Glass

by Personal Defense TV   |  December 23rd, 2013 6

It’s a common misconception that bullets can pass through glass unimpeded. Specifically, the angle and tempering of automotive windshield glass can greatly affect terminal ballistics, and must be considered and tested by ammunition manufacturers and law enforcement.

On this segment of Personal Defense TV, we have car windshields in our sights at Gunsite Academy.


  • kr

    He fired 2 shots from inside the car..yet we only look a one hole?? did the first shot miss? and is the second shot(which appears to have shot thru the same hole in the windshield) the one that actually hit?

  • gn

    I read in another article that if you shoot from outside the car through a windshield, how the bullet reacts depends on the type of bullet you have If you have a full metal jacket round nose bullet, the bullet will end up going higher than where you aim. But if you have a semi-jacketed hollow-point bullet, the bottom portion of the jacket will actually catch on the slope of the glass and pull the bullet down. Is this true?

  • 101nomad

    Do not shoot thru vehicle glass from inside the vehicle. Do not stand in front or back of a moving vehicle and shoot thru the glass. Do something, just try not to do something stupid. Like, being there in the first place.

    • montanandontplay

      Sgt. Allen L. Kimery Missoula County 6 December 1984.

      • 101nomad

        Never rule out the times you have to do what you got to do.

    • R.D.WYLIE

      Yeah stay the hell out of FERGUSON, MO, Or NEW YORK
      CITY, in other words grab your MA DUECE and 50,000 rds. and head for the concrete bunker or at least until these GRAND JURYS figure outa way to keep the verdict sealed!! We are headed for a RACIAL APOLCOLYPIS! You
      noticed they didn’t say what ammo they were shooting or the caliber. I would have been shooting CORBONS out of a 45 or a 10mm!!

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