Please excuse this post if it is not appropriate to these forums. If it needs to be moved somewhere else also please feel free to move it.
Has anyone ever tried to create their own "armour" to use in the home? My thoughts are that at night I will be in my bedroom with door locked. I have a shotgun nearby in the closet. This closet is part of a wall that separates the dressing room and the bedroom proper. I can watch the bedroom door from this point but would like to add some protection to the walls inside the closet to help shield against possible incoming. I'm thinking of building some armour samples to take to an outdoor range and test such as:
3 layers - 3/4" plywood/heavy sheet metal/3/4" plywood laminated together (sample would have two pieces of drywall built in such a way as to simulate the outer wall of the closet)
4 layers - 3/4" plywood/heavy sheet metal/3/4" plywood/heavy sheet metal laminated together (sample would have two pieces of drywall built in such a way as to simulate the outer wall of the closet)
This should be easy and fairly cheap to do. Has anyone tried this kind of thing, if so what results did you get as to protection offered?
The above idea is not meant to be a big project, maybe 3' on one side of the inner wall of the closet and the turning the corner for another 1-2'. Just enough to try and help shield where we would be standing. My hope in posting to such a forum is that even if no-one has tried this exact idea maybe the members have shot enough materials to give some input in general. :-)