(Fake) Ballistic Shield

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(Fake) Ballistic Shield

Postby Bond » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:11 pm

So I've decided to make a FAKE ballistic shield for CQC airsoft. I started with a little over standard M.U.S.T. dimensions: 28" x 48", porthole is 5" x 12".
(Side note- While looking at shield designs, I came across this:http://www.securityprousa.com/peprpomoshfo.html. To me, it looks ridiculous; it looks so clumsy and high profile. Where would you even use that thing?! A regular shield would do fine.)
Here's a sketch:
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I used 1/2" plywood.
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Porthole was cut with a jigsaw, pilot hole made with 1/4" drill bit.
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Sanded to perfection with 60grit.
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Tomorrow I'll be going to Home Depot for a sheet of Lexan, preferably, if none is available I think 2 sheets of Plexiglas shall suffice. (IMPACT TESTS TO FOLLOW!)
I will also paint it a flat black. More pics to come...
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:21 pm

Are you panning on making it the same weight as the real steel that is the same size?
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Postby Bond » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:29 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Are you panning on making it the same weight as the real steel that is the same size?

Yes. It weighs approximately 10lbs now, and with all the attachments (handholds, porthole window, etc.) it will be around 13-14lbs, the same weight as the MUST shield used by SWAT teams.
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:33 pm

Cool. Have you seen the pics of our pedonitas shield from CQC7?
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Postby Bond » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:41 pm

Yes, I believe I have. It looked pretty sweet. What material did you use for the porthole?
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:17 pm

I'm not sure what kind of plastic they bought. I mainly helped with the paint job.
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Postby Bond » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:48 pm

It's probably Plexiglas. I'm sure that would be strong enough to stop a BB. I would feel a lot safer with Lexan, though... 8)
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:27 pm

I just checked with Jewish Ninja, we used lexan for the window. We will be posting a "How we made it thread" soon.
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Postby Bond » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:53 pm

Sweet. More info could be helpful. I've perused the general airsoft forums(not location specific), but I dislike them. They're full of n00bs and self-proclaimed "experts". All I see when I go there is "Check out my new 1337 delta snip0r!" and the like.
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Re: (Fake) Ballistic Shield

Postby Jester316 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:38 am

Nasty wrote:
Bond wrote:To me, it looks ridiculous; it looks so clumsy and high profile. Where would you even use that thing?! In front of a firing squad?


No, it says what you use it for.

Mobile shield for temporary check points


And why exactly do you need a ballistic shield?


Shields are good for times such as this:
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FIRE CLEANSES ALL!
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Postby Bond » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:56 am

I'm building one for the same reason you guys built one: fun. It's just a little gadget to make CQC practices more interesting.
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Postby IE Films » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:19 am

a few years back for a cqc game i put this together for my team. i don't remember it's exact dimensions but it's almost 20 lbs. i think it's 30'x42'? something along those lines.

used sheet metal, and bent it to keep from having sharp parts. and lexan glass for the port.

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and obviously i hadn't added the straps for it.
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Postby IE Films » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:20 am

*oops sorry for double posting that.
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Postby Bond » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:30 am

Looks pretty solid.
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Postby Bond » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:07 pm

Painted a smooth, flat, black.
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I got a polycarbonate that was less expensive than Lexan ($65/yd!), I believe it's a variant of Plexiglass.
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Here it is, cut and drilled. It's very clear.
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Bolted to the porthole with six 1" bolts.
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Handle and forearm loop installed.
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My ingenious strap design.
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And the ballistic shield is complete! I stenciled SWAT on the front, just for fun. It weighs in at 12lbs, just 1 pound under the MUST shield. It wasn't that tough of a project, and took a total of about 5 hours. I am looking forward to using it in the battlefield!
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