How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor

How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor For Cheap

How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor
How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor



How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor

Today I have not one but two youtube videos for you. You get a DIY build video on How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor and then the test shooting of that DIY ballistics plate. 

I really want a real body armor plate. I also want to shoot the hell out of one. There in lies my problem. If I had a ballistics plate, like the great guys at AR500 (hint hint) I would want it for a SHTF scenario. But I also want to try to destroy one as well. 


DIY 2 Survive!

My solution is to build and show you How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor. Will it be as good as a professionally made one? Nope. Will it stop a bullet? Hell yes, it will! I don’t recommend you building one of these and going out to fight ISIS. In a SHTF I would wear one of my DIY ballistic plates over wearing nothing. 

The cost for this was around $30. I used a steel I-beam piece, a ceramic floor tile, duck tape and a can of plastidip. This thing is heavy as shit.  And tough as a hell. 

Shooting The DIY Plate Armor

The second Video is Couch Potato Mike and I shooting the ballistic plate. Now that you know How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor it’s time to destroy it. For the $20~30 bucks I spent building this DIY body armor it was money well spent. No bullets got through the plate. The ceramic tile was demolished. And shrapnel went everywhere. 

So although no vital organs would be ventilated you would likely be shredded from the shrapnel. The pastidip did not work as well as I had wanted. For version 2.0 I will use a truck bed spray on liner. If you want to buy one I found the Cheapest One on amazon. To me $80 to shoot is still pricey. 

Enjoy these videos. Go build a DIY plate armor for yourself. If you have any build suggestions drop them in the comments! 


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4 thoughts to “How To Build A DIY Ballistics Plate Body Armor For Cheap”

  1. Well your anvil is now rubberized and should reduce vibration lmfao.

    Where did you buy Couch Potato Mike and are the more that I can purchase one?

    Good idead on the plasti dip. Spall under the chin will ruin your day!

  2. Great video on plate body armor and I am looking forward to your creations (with your attitude). Because you encourage your readers to build your ideas on their own and ask for feed back you remind me of the original “Mother Earth News” magazine (before you two were born)that had 14 acres in North Carolina (or maybe South). The original MEN would build suggestions sent in from their readers and publish home builds from readers sent in to be published. They would also ask for feed back on their home builds. MEN would encourage their readers to use anything from junk yards the local dump and from any source that average person would not think of. (recycling had not been invented yet).A suggestion was sent in to use a 9 foot TV receiver (the old kind) and cover it with mirrors to heat a water pod sticking out from center. The water got to 1200 degrees. Then they connected it to a steam engine and then they thought about (very publicly) connecting the steam engine to an electric generator. Before MEN hooked up the steam engine to the electric generator it was sold to the enemy (todays version of Mother Earth News) and poof there was never a threat to the establishment again. This is not to say that MEN of today does not give good survival. It does say that unlike 20 years ago todays MEN will not challenge the big boys. Keep up the good work.

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