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Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby art » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:22 pm

Interesting penetration of kevlar:
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Re: Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby routeus1 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:27 am

Thanks for the link, there may be some other comparisons out there also...
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Re: Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby jshopper » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:20 am

cool video
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Re: Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby dancitizen » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:05 am

I used to sell a lot of body armor, still dabble in it a little. I have tested quite a lot of it, including with 7.62x25.

Four rounds perform consistently above their rated levels in relation to armor:

.22 mag
.17 HMR
.357 sig

They are all terribly troublesome to stop. with soft armor. The rimfires are best handled with a very tight weave like goldflex, or layered UHMWPE and kevlar. The ,357 sig just plain takes more layers. But the 7.62x25 is a real problem.

When possible an deformation plate gives the best chance of turning the projectile a bit so as to get more surface area. In areas where the tok round is common, luckily so is titanium. A 1.5mm titanium plate is enough to mushroom out most normal projectiles and will take enough steam out of a 7.62x25 round that the 30+ layers of kevlar can stop it. Unless it's the steel cored stuff, the core on that often separates and zips right though.

Last time I tried it the deformation plate stopped dead a DDUpleks Monolit 32 steel slug.Image (albeit with massive puckering) but the little tokarev round punched right through.

The bottom line is that 7.62x25 is very good at penetration and has a knack for defeating armor. The FN P90 really should have been chambered in this round.

If people are interested I can shoot some 7.62x25 through some armor samples and post some pictures. I have remnants of every modern soft armor material, and a couple different thicknesses of titanium deformation plate.
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Re: Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby Garandman » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:50 am

I am still waiting for FN to pull their thumbs out and chamber the p90 in 7,62x25. But no such luck.
Your proposed test on body armour would be appreciated.
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Re: Tokarev vs Body Armor

Postby evildog » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:13 pm

I'd like to see some of your soft body armor test with this awesome little round...
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