CEO takes 12 rounds from AK-47 to proof strength of armor on SUV


The CEO of Texas Armoring Corporation sits behind the wheel of a modified Mercedes-Benz SUV while an employee fires 12 rounds from an AK-47 at him to prove how tough the treated vehicles are.

Texas Armoring Corporation is known for working with celebrities, oil barons and even the Pope. For this video, an employee got to ‘demonstrate that they take client safety seriously’. And to further that demonstration, the CEO sat alone inside the Mercedes-Benz as 12 rounds from an AK-47 rained down upon the SUV.

At the end, company president R. Trent Kimball casually steps out of the vehicle. The shots were fired by the company’s sales and export compliance manager, Lawrence Kosub, who seemed very familiar with an assault rifle. All of Kosub’s shots hit the windscreen and none of them breached it. ‘When it comes to assuring our clients’ safety, we take product testing extremely seriously,‘ Kimball says in a video taken of the display. ‘Life is valuable – protect it.’ Kimball adds at the end.

Kimball does not address whether he is nervous before getting in the vehicle, but he doesn’t appear to be.