reply to post by LibertysTeeth
No commercially produced, domestic standard door is going to stand up to even the most pedestrian of firearms. I am a locksmith, so security is my
bread and butter, its what I do all day, every day. I have, therefore, seen an awful lot of front and back doors.
Most domestic doors in the UK come in one of the following types:
1)PVCu around a steel frame.
2)Aluminium construction, usually hollow.
2)Solid wood of varying density dependant on wood type (e.g. ash, oak and so on).
3)Wood pannels, enclosing an eggbox like inner for heat loss prevention.
Of these, the only one which would have a hope in hell of stopping even the lightest round, at the lowest power, would be the solid wood door,
preferably something heavy like oak, and even then the door would have to be a fair bit thicker than the average to accomodate the impact damage
without getting penetrated.
The trouble with the idea of stopping a bullet with a door, is that unless you either use specifically adapted materials, and design the thing from
the ground up to be a slug catcher, or make the door many times heavier by adding layer after layer of different standard materials, there will not,
generally speaking, be much bullet resistance offered by it. I have been thinking about these things for some time however.
I have had multiple interesting ideas about how one might go about assembling an optimal bullet resistant door system. For instance, a door made from
layers of kevlar mesh, with bullet resistant liquid armour composite in between them. Or Kevlar again, but sandwhiching several layers of ballistic
foam in between.
General purpose, mass manufactured doors however, are never going to stand up to bullets, not without heavy, and well thought out modification at any
rate. Perhaps thats something you should be advising people on, LibertysTeeth?