Testing user-submitted homemade body armor down on the Ranch (VIDEO)

Matt at Demolition Ranch tests a set of DIY body armor that is probably not up to NIJ specs.

The sandwich is made from 1/4-inch mild steel plate and rubber horse stall mats epoxied together which gives it the appearance of ceramic hard plate– but only if you squint your eyes and watch the video on low-res.

Starting small, Matt drills it with .22LR and .22 Hornet, then pushes it in with 9mm, .45ACP from a CMMG Guard (which is sweet), and a Deagle before reaching for some heavier ordnance.

Overall, the results are pretty impressive for what is likely sub-$100 worth of materials.