Originally Posted by ThunderCactus
The dangerous aspect of mesh isn't BB shrapnel (although it's POSSIBLE, it happens less than teeth getting shot out), it's that die punched/flat type mesh.
The inherent weakness in having a flat piece of crap metal with a butt load of holes in it means a BB could actually punch right through it at normal muzzle energies.
This, ive actually taken a shot to my lower face mesh, and it went straight through and left a mark on my cheek. The mesh wires actually got pushed apart. This was in cqb conditions tho.