Video: A Test of "Nutshellz," the Saint Louis-Invented Groin Protector That Can Take a Bullet
Let's see that again in super slow motion (from ballistic tests).
It's easy to see, in all three videos, that the force of a bullet will still clobber the coin purse. You'll also notice Raber isn't the guinea pig in any of the test runs.
"It's not going to be fun. I wouldn't want to sign up for that at all," he says. " But, yeah, hopefully everything will still be intact and you can come home to your wife."
Nutshellz cost $250 a pop and Raber says each piece takes him about an hour to put together. He's got a small stable of sponsored local MMA fighters, as well as some interested distributors just starting to knock at his door. Raber, who is a full-time employee of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District by day, says he's hoping to at least make his $100,000 investment back.
"Nothing about stopping bullets is cheap," he says.