It's not like seen on TV where you hide behind the car door and it takes multiple hits and keeps you safe while you return fire.
I do believe you have addressed the whole issue rather well, Max. A car door will give decent concealment, but its use as cover is not that great -- especially if you are facing rifle fire. However, sometimes it is all that you have, and you just have to make do.......It can be difficult to discern the difference in “cover” and “concealment” and fight or flight will only make it worse. But the bottom line remains something will always be better than nothing. The only real answer to this issue is better training that most people aren’t willing to undertake or pay for to learn.
Changed my mind.
One 2" phonebook is NFG for stopping 9mm. 124gr. PHP or JHP.
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5 rounds Berry's 124gr PHP at 10 yards.
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Another yellow pages. 5 rounds Hornady XTP 124gr. at 10 yards.
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Although maybe the steel in the door slows them down enough for the phonebook to stop them.
Not going to try that with my pickup, though.
And the .50 went right through all of it AND the engine block!oh c'mon! Take one for the team, otherwise it's inconclusive, and therefore flawed, testing!<g> (hey, don't look at me, I ain't shooting my truck either)
I remember the mythbusters episode where they did a phonebook car...took something like 6 inches of phonebook to prevent the round from coming in...and by the time they'd armored the vehicle with phonebooks it'd barely roll it was so heavy.