Watch: Using a Car as Cover From Gunfire


Watch: Using a Car as Cover From Gunfire

So the proverbial poo-poo is hitting the fan, and shots are being fired. Instead of standing there in shock, find some cover! Which brings us to a few questions, which Paul Harrell asks in this video:

Should you use a car as cover in a gunfight? (Paul says: Not if you have any viable alternative.)

If car doors can’t reliably stop most rifle bullets, what projectiles can they stop?

And finally, are some parts of the car more bullet-resistant than others?

And so, he delves in by shooting some cars. Mwahahaha!

Guns used include Colt 1911 45 ACP, Beretta 92FX 9mm, Ruger Mark III 22 LR, Remington 870 12 gauge, Sig P229 40 S&W, and Colt AR15.

Some results may surprise you. Others, probably not.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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