Full Auto H&K MP5 with 9MM HoneyBadger, Hydra-Shok and FMJ vs IIIA Body Armor
In this Body Armor 101 video we see what it takes to make IIIA body armor fail by using unconventional ammo and tactics. It's important that I preface the video a bit. I'll just say it, there's a lot of smoke and mirrors in the body armor industry that the typical consumer is not aware of. Since body armor first became affordable roughly a decade ago, there have been many body armor companies that have come and gone. As you'll see with our Body Armor 101 series, we here at Spartan Armor Systems® prefer to take the educational approach. We feel that it's our job to educate our customers on the realities of body armor so you as the consumer can determine if/which body armor is right for you.
In a previous video, we tested our IIIA Flex Fused Core™ soft body armor against conventional rounds (9MM, .357, .45 ACP, 44 MAG) , but at a distance of 3 feet. In this video we focus on 9MM at point blank, but we experiment with the Black Hills HoneyBadger™ along with Federal Hydra-Shok™ and FMJ rounds. Rob Orgel pushes Spartan Armor Systems® level IIIA body armor to the absolute extreme to see how much abuse it takes to penetrate level IIIA body armor. We test 9MM HoneyBadger™, 9MM FMJ and 9MM Hydra-Shok™ against IIIA Flex Fused Core™ soft armor, IIIA Armis hard armor and our IIIA Wraparound Concealment Vest. To take it a step further, the body armor is shot at point blank distances by a Glock 19 and full auto H&K MP5. Most companies only show their body armor being tested under ideal circumstances to make them look good. In this video we purposely make IIIA body armor fail to demonstrate its limitations. We want our customers to be educated on the limitations of body armor and what role recoil management plays in relation to body armor penetration. No body armor is indestructible, it's critical to know the limitations of your gear so you select the appropriate body armor for your situation.