I may be more lacking in bias, but I am also more lacking in fancy credentials.
Then you need to develop real world experience by conducting an experiment! Here's my idea:
Since you don't have access to a firearms testing lab and procuring teflon coated armor piercing ammunition may be difficult, you need to simulate using alternate methods at lower power. I suggest a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle, a box of BBs (this also eliminates effects of bullet shape on ballistic coefficient), DuPont Teflon Lubricant, and an Airsoft chest protector. Next you'll need a live target (for realism); AmirMortal should do.
Spray half the BBs with the Teflon spray and leave the other half dry. Shoot the armored AmirMortal with several of each. See if either type of BB penetrates the armor and record the results. Repeat as necessary
Blindfold AmirMortal to make this a single blind study. Throw things at him to simulate the stress a vest wearer might have when getting shot; tennis balls, books, the cat. Blindfold the cat to make it a double blind study. Spray the cat with Teflon to determine it's armor piercing abilities.
Compile your results and present to your professors. To expand your audience, post video of this experiment to youtube.
My hypothesis is that the leading edge of a sub-sonic, blindfolded, Teflon coated cat will be armor piercing.
My guess is that if you shove it in and out enough times eventually you will stretch it out and it will be a perfect fit.
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