This Is What It's Like To Get Shot At By An AK-47 In An Armored Mercedes

Our friends at San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corporation take their jobs very seriously. So seriously that they're willing to put their lives in the line to test their own products. Would you sit in a car while someone shot at you with an AK-47? » 11/11/14 9:20am 11/11/14 9:20am

This is what it's like to be shot at with an AK-47

Trent Kimball, CEO of Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC), was tired of customers asking if his company's bullet-resistant glass in its armored cars actually resisted bullets. So he did what any reasonable CEO would do: he asked his employee to shoot at him with an AK-47. It's loud, scary, dangerous, and completely… » 9/01/11 12:00pm 9/01/11 12:00pm

Mexico's Drug Wars Spark Demand For Armored Beaters

How bad is violence in northern Mexico? Our old pals at Texas Armoring have seen business skyrocket for armor-plating low-profile beaters. When you need a bulletproof Toyota Camry, something's truly wrong with the world. » 12/17/10 2:00pm 12/17/10 2:00pm

Armored Hummer H2: For The Asshole Who Gets Shot At

When we called the Hummer H2 a car for "Ed Hardy-wearing assholes," our friends at Texas Armoring noticed and built a special Jalopnik rotating license plate for their up-armored Hummer H2. Here it is in action. » 6/14/10 1:30pm 6/14/10 1:30pm

Family Armor: Texas Armoring Corp Gets TLC Reality Show

Our friends at Texas Armoring Corporation will now be the stars of Family Armor — a new TLC reality show in the style of American Chopper but with AK-47s and explosions. » 11/11/09 12:30pm 11/11/09 12:30pm

How To Load An Armored Bentley On A Jet

Last week, we showed you the under-construction armored Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed. It's finished, which means it has to go home to, we assume, Southeast Asia. How do you load that much awesome on to a giant cargo jet? » 6/18/09 2:00pm 6/18/09 2:00pm

Texas Armoring Corporation Visit: More Videos, Pictures

If you enjoyed our Texas Armoring Corporation visit and want to see more, surf over to Speed:Sport:Life for more HD videos and photos. It's protectiongasmic! [Speed:Sport:Life] » 6/18/09 10:30am 6/18/09 10:30am

Texas Armoring Shares Secret Tech Of Automotive Protection

Tire-popping tacks, electric-shock handles, smoke screens and bullet-resistant glass are typically the realm of James Bond films, but we visited a Texas company building pedestrian-looking cars capable of withstanding snipers and IEDs. To prove it they brought out an AK-47. » 6/11/09 3:00pm 6/11/09 3:00pm