For all of its faults, the AK-47 remains an impressive piece of machinery. While other assault rifles have come and gone over the past 62 years, the Soviet Union's greatest contribution to modern warfare continues to liberate the oppressed and strike fear into the hearts of gun control groups everywhere. While no one knows exactly how many of the rifles have been produced, estimates put the number of genuine AK-47 models at around 75 million units with another 100 million weapons bearing a similar design.

Its ammunition, the 7.62x39 round, is plentiful, cheap and insanely powerful. You can forget all those cheesy movies where police take cover behind their cruiser's doors. We've personally seen an AK-47 blow through quarter-inch steel with full-metal jacket rounds like it was perforating a sheet of cardboard.

We're telling you all this because it's incredibly important that no one attempt a stunt similar to what's depicted in the video after the jump. In it, the CEO of the Texas Armoring Corporation (a manufacturer of bulletproof vehicles of all descriptions), sits behind the one of his company's armored windshields while one of his employees puts three rounds into the glass. How's that for a testimonial? Hit the jump to check out the insanity for yourself.





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      avconsumer2
      • 3 Years Ago
      lol @ the trolls today!! - "IT WULD HAV GONE THRU IF DERPY DERPY DERP DERP!!11!" - "DERP DERP UNSAFE DERP!!" Jeezus people, the guy shot a friggin' AK @ a guy on the other side of a window and didn't kill him. It's balls tough & genius marketing/advertising. Enjoy the video & move along! :) (& call TAC if you need bulletproof windows!)
      Boyer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Old method of demonstrating bullet resistent products. The guy who makes body armor did this years ago, but not with an AK... The glass was an interesting demo.
      bigcatdaddy
      • 3 Years Ago
      When bullet proof vests first came out there was a man that would put the vest on and let his partner shoot him. If I recall correctly, it failed one time. That was all it took.
      Velocity105
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, 7.62's pack that kind of firepower? Imagine if they were 45-70's, they would've gone through that windshield like paper.
        SheldonRoss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Velocity105
        45-70? What an obscure reference, I would've went with something made this century at least. Say a 7.62 x 51 (.308) used in the FN FAL and G3; or a .30-06; or a .300 Win Mag. Regardless, the 7.62x39 used in an AK is a fairly powerful round compared to the .223 used in the US M16/AR15
          vinkbear
          • 3 Years Ago
          @SheldonRoss
          the .45-70 is still being manufactured and has been given new life with improved rounds by Hornady. BTW, the .308 is 60 years old. The .30-06 is over a hundred years old and just 30 something years younger than the .45-70. The .300 Win mag is 50 years old. While the .30 caliber rounds you mentioned are currently more popular due to their versatility, the .45-70 has it's place for people that need a large, hard hitting round. I'd take it over a .308 anytime if I was heading into grizzly bear country.
      vvk
      • 3 Years Ago
      During Chechen war civilians in Grozny could not hide in their houses because bullets from Kalashnikov rifles would almost invariably penetrate house walls. And I am talking about thick brick and cement block walls, not aluminum siding American houses have instead of walls.
      Sid
      • 3 Years Ago
      COOL VIDEO, BUT SHOOTER WASENT WEARING SAFTEY GLASSES??
      qball1911
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK someone at least research what armored glass is and how it stops a bullet. Armored glass IS meant to shatter and for those who say a full clip or a high powered round would have easily penetrated USUALLY are wrong. Yes even with a "hot Load". Yes if you keep shootign eventually you woudl penetrate but for all we know that may have been 4 hour glass. The glass is meant to fractured as it did, then melt around the projectile making the bullet much larger, its like crud that builds up around the bullet. As the mass gets larger it exerts force around the bullet and distribute the shock to a large area slowing it down and stopping it. The same area could have gotten shot at least a dozen times before it failed. The glass is deceptively thin. In reality it is much thicker than you realize. its mostly an optical illusion. HOWEVER, it will fail ultimately! An interesting demonstration would be to see how many rounds it took to make it fail. BUT if they did that then the bad guys would know what to do.
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't let any of the idiots I'm in charge of (closest thing I could think of to employees) fire their guns at me. Partially because it's the Scout Sniper Platoon, but still, that guy is a marketing genius with brass balls.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      When do we get to see the RPG or IED test?
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not impressed. No safety equipment in sight for either of these two morons. No glasses, hearing protection and the guy shooting is in more danger from a stray ricochet than his idiot boss. Someone call OSHA.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jvallerini
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm torn between the respect I have for the capitlist initiative and effort exhibited by the company and the difficulty I have in deciding whether the president of the fraterinity who decided to wear flip-flops to the demonstration or his frat brother who wears the safety glasses on top of his head is more of an idiot. What were they not thinking?
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