Bullet-proof Cellphone Good as Kevlar

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    Bullet-proof Cellphone Good as Kevlar

    Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
    -Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

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    It takes more than that to kill a bull moose.

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    I saw this on the news last night. Saved his life.

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    Must have been a pretty anemic load... maybe a squib?

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    So...does that mean that I can stop looking for a bullet-proof vest, and just take to carrying a bunch of old cellphones?

    Whatch'a think the gun was? .25 caliber?

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    It looks like an htc. They are built pretty sturdy, and tend to be on the heavy side of cell phones. That being said, I'm not trusting my life to it. That guy basically won the lottery. The perp placed a shot into a phone that was placed on a random spot on tbe other guys body. Being that most phones only somewhere in the quarter inch thick and about 4.5 inches tall. The bullet hit just inside an edge, the part of the phone that would theoretically be the strongest from the front and rear, besides a corner (drop impacts on corners arent pretty). If the bullet went anywhere else on the phone, it would have penetrated almost certainly. Most calibers wouldnt have an issue with this. The odds of this happening are not odds I'm willing to play.

    However, I'm glad the odds played in his favor amd he got to go home.

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    Police say the worker had no idea the bullet had hit his cellphone until he pulled it out of his shirt pocket.
    I agree must have been a very anemic round for him not to have felt something, good thing he had it and it saved him from injury.
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    Anyone about to get a new phone? Run a test! See if your defensive round will penetrate the old phone and report. I have no plan to swap my current not-smart phone, but I will run this test eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    Anyone about to get a new phone? Run a test! See if your defensive round will penetrate the old phone and report. I have no plan to swap my current not-smart phone, but I will run this test eventually.
    i have shot many old phones and all sorts of assorted junk but never a smart phone.

    never seen a cell phone even come close to withstanding anything larger then .22 from a pistol, big old school hard drives have stopped a .45 a couple times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    ...never seen a cell phone even come close to withstanding anything larger than .22 from a pistol
    I am starting to doubt the whole story---probably another urban myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    I am starting to doubt the whole story---probably another urban myth.
    It's definitely not an urban myth in any sense of the term I've seen: it's a newspaper story about a specific police report two days ago. If it isn't true, it's something the clerk made up...

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    Story said it was from a revolver. So depending on the angle (doubt it was a straight on 90* shot) it may have been more of a deflection.
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    Smart phones are using top of the line gorilla glass or sapphire glass this combined with the fact that bullets tend to act funny when they hit glass makes it easy for me to believe the bullet could have been deflected.

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