is a steel kitchen pot bulletproof?

I am working on a completely home made armor set for sword combat.  Actually, it will be mixed with a few modern firearms such as .44 Magnum revolvers, 9mm handguns and .45 pistols.  It is better that you DON'T know what I am doing.  Trust me.  So the question, Is a steel kitchen pot bulletproof?

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MahamJ11 year ago
jkimball4 years ago
First, let's pretend that your cooking pot is constructed to the same standards as the M! helmet, also known as a "steel pot".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Helmet

The helmet is really intended to be protection against glancing projectiles and flak, and not against direct fire.
This video shows that .22 caliber rifle will dent the helmet at 100 yards, and .45 will penetrate, as well as inflicting huge, brain-trauma-causing dents.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmME-JKLgiE

We can assume that your kitchen pot will be inferior in every regard to the m1 helmet, and so I think that your pot can in no way be considered bullet proof, or even bullet resistant.
no. a 45 can go through a 1/2 inch of steel
Please excuse the dumb question, but:  How do you know this?

I was looking for a reference on what bullet could penetrate what material, including ordinary steel plate, but the best I have found so far is this:

http://www.huts.com/Huts%27sBallisticTest.htm
my uncle had one of them spinning 22 targets, it was made out of heavy steel, you shoot it with a 22 and it would spin around. He shot it with his 45 LC and it didnt make it.
it might not have been a half inch of steel but it was darn close.
Wow! So I guess the spinning mechanism was pretty well shot after that. (Pun intended.)  Thanks for the reply.
bwrussell5 years ago
If it is bulletproof then it will create a ricochet and someone will end up with a bullet wound. If you really are willing to go through with this half-cooked idea I fully expect to see a question pop up here soon along the lines of:

"How do you treat a bullet wound? Me/my friend got hit with a bullet/ricochet and we can't go to the hospital barbecue they'd call the police and if we tell our parents they'll kill us for real. Any help would be appreciated, he's/I'm bleeding pretty bad lol."

Back on a serious note, no. It's not bulletproof. Test it if you must but I can't stress the point about ricochets enough. You will hit unintended things, also if you plan on moving in this suit it will have gaps and real bullets aren't like video games, they don't fly on a perfect path every time.
Uh, no. I don't think so. Of course the best way to test a hypothesis your hypothesis would be take your pots out to the range, or erm.. the woods, or the desert, or your backyard, or whatever, and then try putting some bullet holes in them.

The good news is that pots and pans work great for cooking!  Um... that is provided they don't have bullet holes in them.
;-)
rickharris5 years ago
Nope and even if it was I would say no for what seems to be a half cocked idea.

Standing inline with ANY firearm is crazy and a sure way to get injured or dead.
astroboy9075 years ago
Strange that you are willing to risk your life on kitchen supplies...