Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 1986)

    The Effect of Tempered Glass on Bullet Trajectory

    (Received 2 April 1985; accepted 3 July 1985)


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    It was determined that tempered glass automobile windows may severely influence the trajectory of .38 Special projectiles. In replicating an actual case situation, deflections as great as 26.4° were observed with jacketed hollow-point ammunition, and as high as 10.8° for lead ammunition.

    Author Information:

    Thornton, JI
    Professor of forensic science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    Cashman, PJ
    Professor of forensic science, California State University at Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

    Stock #: JFS12308J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12308J

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    Title The Effect of Tempered Glass on Bullet Trajectory
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30