What might it be good for?
|This one was in a tree, stuffed into the end of a 25' run of sewer pipe. It was a "snake" to scare the kiddies on Halloween. Can you see the eyes?|
Kids: Don't try this at home. One of the rules of shooting is to not shoot at targets that can ricochet.
|It stopped the bullet. Caution: This is one shovel, one round of ammo. This tells you very little about the performance of the population of all shovels and all types of 9mm ammo.|
|You can judge the area of the deformation (or dent) by the clean area where the rust was knocked off. That is one of the ways body shops judge which suspension components were damaged in an accident.|
The steel of this cheap ($6 at a big-box store), made-in-Asia shovel is about 0.075, or 14 gauge (between 1.8 and 2.0mm). I don't know what grade of steel it is made of but you would probably be pretty close (or better) if you used 780 TRIP steel or M1300 Martensitic sheet steel
|To show the depth and profile of the dent|
|The dent is about 0.3 inches deep.|