Fire A Pistol Underwater .......

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by JohnHenry, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Pretty cool
     

  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    That is pretty cool.
     
  3. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I've always wondered how bad the shock wave would feel, never tried it myself. Can't imagine it feels good!
     
  4. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    Interesting I was always under the assumption that the firearm would blow up somehow.
     
  5. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    Hop on Wikipedia and take a look at Ivan's APS and ASM-DT amphibious rifles.
     
  6. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    747
    Jun 4, 2012
    swflorida
    I could imagine a pretty good shot wave. think of a m-80 in a bucket of water. i wonder about recoil seeing water is denser than air
     
  7. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    cool. next test should be a longer and deeper tank to check the full size of the presher wave.
     
  8. Buckshot

    Buckshot Active Member

    May 5, 2009
    Southern AZ
    I've read a number of articles on the subject, and they indicate it is actually quite safe with a quality firearm and normal ammo. Just make sure there is no air left in the weapon, or danger and damage can ensue.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  9. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    327
    Sep 13, 2012
    Maine
    Here is a picture of it. [​IMG]
     
  10. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    that just looks cool
     
  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    That is pretty cool.
     
  12. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    492
    Sep 21, 2012
  13. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    That's an awesome picture. I love how you can see the twist.

    If I hadnt seen this done to a gun repeatedly, I would be using a string to fire the weapon. It would be cool to see various guns tested like this and the results. Maybe have a block of gel and see how far it would penetrate. I'm at work, so I cant watch videos on youtube, but it would be cool.
     
  14. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Well, I did that years ago (BVC - before video cameras) and got the same results. When I said that on the web sites, I was called names and told the gun just HAD to blow up. I guess not.

    Jim
     
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