The Desert Eagle is the most powerful commercially available handgun on the market today. A single .50 caliber bullet fired from the gun can cut through just about anything, and the destructive power produced by a weapon that can be kept at one’s hip is almost incomprehensible.
Tom Nardone from Bulletsafe put his $299 bulletproof vest up against the Desert Eagle in order to showcase how impressive his products are. He also fired his weapon at a line of watermelon just for fun, and the outcome is pretty amazing.
His web series, appropriately titled “How Bulletproof,” pits his bulletproof products up against everyday household items as an unorthodox but entertaining advertising strategy.
Check out how his vest and the watermelon hold up against the Desert Eagle in the video below:
In the first demonstration, Nardone fires a single .50 caliber round into his vest set up on a dummy from just a few feet away. Upon further inspection, the vest safely contained the bullet without any issues.
“Well, the bullet is definitely in there,” Nardone says as he feels around the vest. “The last time we did a .50 cal, the bullet was 7 layers in out of the 40 layers of the vest.”
While the vest test was certainly interesting by itself, Nardone took things one step further.
“Now we’re going to use that same round on other objects just to prove to you how bulletproof a bulletproof vest really is,” Nardone says in the video.
“When I came up with the idea for this web series, this is the first thing I thought of. Watermelon.” A row of seven watermelons sit in front of Nardone as he lines up his shot.
With one devastating blow, every single watermelon flies off the wooden brace and flops to the ground. The first watermelon is a disintegrated mess of a fruit, and three others sport bullet holes from the massive .50 caliber round.
“I’m guessing that a .50 cal Desert Eagle will go through at least four watermelons,” Nardone deduces as he inspects the damage.
“Unless you want to carry four watermelons on your chest, you might consider a bulletproof vest.” Nardone jokingly says to end his video.