Knowing that your bulletproof vest will actually protect you in the event of live fire is important. But important enough to test ... on yourself?
This gentlemen, for a reason unknown to us, allegedly* decided to test his Glock at point-black range on his vest with the word "Vikingsson" on it. Watch with anticipation as he describes the gun and how he has almost "psyched" himself out of this (Warning: Strong language and startling footage):
Here's a play-by-play in pictures:
As you can see, he stands with the gun facing his stomach, moving his finders up and down with nerves as he braces himself for the blow. The good news is it appears the vest works. The bad news is that it still hurts to shoot yourself point-blank even with a bulletproof vest. Walk it off man. Just walk it off.
And if you think this guy is crazy, you might find it hard to believe he's not alone. Here, founder of bulletproof vest manufacturer Second Chance shoots himself in the chest -- many times:
By the way, in case you're wondering: there is such a thing as a Glock model 20 in 10mm.
*We're going with "allegedly" in the body because you never know with videos like this. Although there's no way to confirm the footage is real, to the naked eye it appears to be. If you have any other theories, let us know.