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Old 11-18-2009, 09:01 AM
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Default Bullet to penetrate bullet-resistant glass

No, I'm not plotting a robbery or anything... well, sort of, but it's for a story. I'm wondering what type of bullet would be used to penetrate bullet-resistant glass because I'm planning a scene where two enforcers ambush a police convoy to bust out a safe cracker and I remembered back to the scene in an episode of Burn Notice where Mike said something along the lines of "the right kind of bullet can penetrate any glass, that's why they call it bullet-resistant glass." Then Mike's buddy in the episode popped out of a van and started pumping rounds through the windshield of an armored SUV with an M4.

Is there any truth to this or is it hogwash made up by the show's writers? If the former is true, what type of round would be used in the situation and will it chamber in a standard military 5.56 bore?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:31 PM
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Just the answer I needed. I guess I'll be changing the M4 in that scene out for a 12 gauge with slugs.
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Just the answer I needed. I guess I'll be changing the M4 in that scene out for a 12 gauge with slugs.
Have him bust out an AA-12 with slugs.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:28 PM
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Have him bust out an AA-12 with slugs.
Actually the AA-12 is currently leading on the list of shotguns I'm considering for that part. Both characters have backgrounds in covert ops and have the connections within the DoD to get pretty much anything they want.

The AA-12 may more or less fall under the mall ninja category, but the thing is still scary as fuck...
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Fuck the AA-12. Give them a M4 super 90.
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Go with the AA-12. THere's something truly evil about hosing a police car with a full-auto shotgun. Of course, you could give one of the bad guys a lever-action .45-70 or .45-110. That should realy do a job on glass.
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Fuck the AA-12. Give them a M4 super 90.
An M4 Super 90 would probably be easier and faster to obtain.

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Of course, you could give one of the bad guys a lever-action .45-70 or .45-110. That should realy do a job on glass.
I'm not really sure that would be fast enough. Gotta blow a big enough hole in the windshield to toss in a CS gas grenade largely well before the cops are quick enough to react, in addition to a two-cruiser escort that needs dealing with.

And as I previously mentioned, it's a two-man team responsible for this. Definitely not an easy job...
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Well, If all else fails you can use a .50 Beowulf. I'm pretty sure that would do it... But I'm not sure..
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