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Old October 29, 2005, 05:26 PM   #16
swmike
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Join Date: June 25, 2005
Location: Marysville, WA
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Side and rear's are heat treated and will shatter with any stress if the window has a flaw such as a nick or scratch.

Front windows have been sandwich type since the 20's/30's. The sandwich will actually strip the jacket from a Hollow Point slug. I have seen targets that were placed in the front seat and when shot at through the windshield, two holes appear in the target. One round and the second is usually a "Keyhole" shape. Lower powered rounds will often ricochet off the windshield even though they will make a big splatt. This happened to me once on Portland, OR freeway. Some guys were trading shots on the other side and a stray hit my winshield. Lots of glass but no penetration. VERRRRY LUCKY!!!
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