Back in the day I spent some serious schmooze time with the developer of the FoMoCo’s Lincoln BPS (Bullet Protection Series). I learned that people intent on taking out a high-value target in an armored limo aren’t stupid. If the bad guys fire at the limo glass from a distance, they aim at the driver and/or the engine block using rifle rounds (not 9mm bullets). If they’re shooting up close, they’ll keep firing at the same spot until the protective material fails. Which it will. If the driver isn’t dead when the baddies breach the car’s armor, he will be in short order. All of which convinced me that, you have to be more than a little nuts to sit in the driver’s seat of an armored limo. To do so when someone’s shooting at you – when you have an option to be elsewhere – is beyond pointless. It’s reckless and irresponsible. Anyone who sees this video and buys an armored car from these guys gets what they deserve. Hopefully not, but there it is. [h/t DCP]

45 Responses to Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Matt and Friend

    • Actually the more likely person to win the darwin award is the writer of this article, because clearly he is retarded. Why? Because Matt Farah and Rob Ferretti have both said that this was faked, and it’s glaringly obvious that’s true. Also, the only thing you have to ask is, Matt, who lives in LA, the land of video editing, is he really going to sit in a craigslist Mercedes and get shot at? That should answer your question.

  1. This is why only my friends and family that are gun friendly know I own guns. I don’t want to be lumped into the same shallow gene pool as these fucking morons. Give some more fuel to the liberals in Ny, Ca, Ct, Nj etc why don’t you.

    • Actually the only “a-hole” is the writer of this article. Why? Because Matt Farah and Rob Ferretti have both said that this was faked, and it’s glaringly obvious that’s true. Also, the only thing you have to ask is, Matt, who lives in LA, the land of video editing, is he really going to sit in a craigslist Mercedes and get shot at? That should answer your question.

  2. When the human crash test dummy says “this is the dumbest idea ever,” then it must be the dumbest idea ever.

    • I am amazed how real the crash test dummies are now, they used to only crash cars
      Now they also,walk, talk do other stupid shit just like humans
      Technology, gotta love it

  3. Depends on the armor level. I’ve shot 5.56 at level III lexan (not glass, laminated glass is old technology, no one uses it) and it takes many, many shots to penatrate. Most targets don’t stay still when you’re shooting at them. They do things like react. It would take a lot of 9mm rounds in the exact same spot to defeat lexan. A lot. You’re better off attacking it with an axe. The way that armor spalled and spidered, it’s got to be level II or lower.

    • You realize he’s sitting in the car, right?
      While being shot at.
      Willingly, like it’s cool.

      This isn’t about the armor level, it’s about two morons that make firearm owners look like a bunch of idiot bros.

    • Actually the only “stupid” individual is the writer of this article. Why? Because Matt Farah and Rob Ferretti have both said that this was faked, and it’s glaringly obvious that’s true. Also, the only thing you have to ask is, Matt, who lives in LA, the land of video editing, is he really going to sit in a craigslist Mercedes and get shot at? That should answer your question.

  4. @ lowhouse5
    I wasn’t commenting on their intelligence. I was mostly responding to RF’s comments about shooting the glass and penetrating it with 9mm, eventually. I probably should have made that clear.

    To further clarify, I lump these two into the same category of stupid as the guy who makes ballistic vests and shoots himself to prove they work.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57385166-71/man-shoots-himself-to-test-bulletproof-vest/

    Hope that clears up my post.

  5. If things had gone awry at least the video cameras were recording. Maybe if Matt accidentally got hurt ‘A Friend’ would just get a ‘negligent homicide’ charge or the coroner would label it ‘Death by Misadventure’.

    • It’s almost like…. The video is fake… As Matt and Rob have stated…. And the author of this article is just an imbecile…

  6. That poor Merc. The W140 (can only tell the chassis not the model in the video) is a future classic. It’s Teutonic. I miss the old slab-side Benzes.

    And yes, the guys are idiots. There is no such thing as bulletproof. Also, it makes other firearms owners look bad. We have enough crap to deal with each and every time the issue comes up.

    • Actually the only “idiot” is the writer of this article. Why? Because Matt Farah and Rob Ferretti have both said that this was faked, and it’s glaringly obvious that’s true. Also, the only thing you have to ask is, Matt, who lives in LA, the land of video editing, is he really going to sit in a craigslist Mercedes and get shot at? That should answer your question.

  7. I love Matt Farah, but this is some of the dumbest shit I’ve ever seen. He’s obviously not down with it at all, so whatever boss of his that asked him to do that should be ashamed of himself. Honestly, I would lose my job in a heartbeat over getting shot at, regardless of how bulletproof the car is supposed to be.

  8. As I recall, there is a guy who makes bulletproof leather jackets that requires a new employee to be shot at wearing one of his jackets on their first day of work.

  9. I find it interesting the guy w the gun asks “ready”? If he truly believed he was in no danger what does he have to be ready for?

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