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Old 07-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default The most awesome idea for a coffee table ever.

Just got hom from my LGS, where the owner told about his idea for a coffee table...

He's sold several crates of Mosin Nagants and said that he would like to get another and put a glass top on it, leaving the Mosin's untouched.

He said that he wanted to etch a small "Break in case of emergency" in the corner. I thought it sounded like an awesome idea.

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Nice! More like 'Break in case of emergency, and spend the next 2 weeks cleaning cosmoline off guns'

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Nice! More like 'Break in case of emergency, and spend the next 2 weeks cleaning cosmoline off guns'
Yeah, I believe I would clean them up a bit and then put them back in.
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A very tough Plexiglases with a hidden hinge would work to, that way if someone tried to steal them it would be hard to figure out.

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Pretty Cool...

I'm waiting for my next bank or check cashing project hoping to snag a scrap piece of ballistic glass. Most teller windows are Level II rated and should stop common pistol rounds.

I thought I'd pump an array of cool defensive rounds into the glass then mount it to a table "holes down" so you could see the bullet's noses expanded or partially expanded.

Doing some research it sounds like the ballistic glass layers separate upon impact creating a large opaque area so I don't think I'll get the clear "round stuck in glass" look I was hoping for...

It will be fun finding out though!

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Pretty Cool...

I'm waiting for my next bank or check cashing project hoping to snag a scrap piece of ballistic glass. Most teller windows are Level II rated and should stop common pistol rounds.

I thought I'd pump an array of cool defensive rounds into the glass then mount it to a table "holes down" so you could see the bullet's noses expanded or partially expanded.

Doing some research it sounds like the ballistic glass layers separate upon impact creating a large opaque area so I don't think I'll get the clear "round stuck in glass" look I was hoping for...

It will be fun finding out though!

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Well in a more perfect world this would be a great idea!
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Do not use the glass- it is incredibly heavy, and yes, immediate area of impact become opaque. Get some 1 inch Lexan polycarbonate. Low velocity stuff bounces off (45s) Hi Vel gets stuck in.

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Get some 1 inch Lexan polycarbonate. Low velocity stuff bounces off (45s) Hi Vel gets stuck in.
Mighty expensive stuff! Will scratch quite easily too.
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Do not use the glass- it is incredibly heavy, and yes, immediate area of impact become opaque. Get some 1 inch Lexan polycarbonate. Low velocity stuff bounces off (45s) Hi Vel gets stuck in.
Do we even want to know how you know that?
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Mighty expensive stuff! Will scratch quite easily too.
You could possible place a piece of regular glass over it to prevent scratches. How expensive is that stuff?
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