Star Wars: Could armor in the star wars universe stop modern bullets?

Star Wars: Could armor in the star wars universe stop modern bullets?

When I mean modern bullets, I just mean modern firearms in general. I ask this because I'm making some star wars fanfiction, and I would like to know the above question. The main character would use some form of solid projectile weapon.

I know in general, most star wars characters (even the rebels) run around with no armor (or just a helm). While the stormtroopers with their "life saving armor" are in full body suits of armor that 'should' help protect the wearer from laser fire. Though, is it easier to stop a laser, or bullet as well? Would the armor be thinner when stopping a laser?

What do you all think about all these things?

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Candylane
I don't think so. I actually think the armor doesn't protect at all!!! In the movie, they defeated them with one hit!
tylnapp
They are using laser/plasma weaponery, and the armor were originally designed for different purposes during different times. The clone armor is supposed to keep the clone alive possibly after one hit... while the storm trooper armor was meant to keep the user alive after one hit, knocking them out, but ensuring the trooper does not die.

Rebels obly have helmets...which See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
I HAVE DONE RESEARCH

Yeah, I spent all day geeking out about Star Wars.

Lightsabers are made out of plasma. It's a fourth type of matter that is super, super hot. I think that it's pretty safe to say that blaster bullets are made out of plasma, too. So if the armor can withstand PLASMA, then I can pretty confidently say that they can withstand modern bullets.
tylnapp
Hmmm, aren't heat proof/resistant metals more fragile?
Plus, the armor of the stormtroopers (both modern and before) is extremely thin.
Hmm, but alright, since you did your research, I'll believe you.
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Lucky_Queen
I could be wrong. This is mostly an assumption. My research was mostly focused on lightsaber and the First Order army in general. And I don't know much about actual bullets. XD But yeah..
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Lucky_Queen
Good question. I unfortunately don't know the answer.
tylnapp
It appears either no one cares, or (the more likely) they don't know. It'd be cool for theories though. Just thought I'd get more people at least saying something... Thanks for your help though.
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Lucky_Queen
Yeah, it's a really cool question! I wanna know the answer myself. NP. ^_^
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