Fire A Pistol Underwater .......

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  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool
  3. 76Highboy

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    That is pretty cool.
  4. aa1911

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    I've always wondered how bad the shock wave would feel, never tried it myself. Can't imagine it feels good!
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    Interesting I was always under the assumption that the firearm would blow up somehow.
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    Hop on Wikipedia and take a look at Ivan's APS and ASM-DT amphibious rifles.
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    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
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    cool. next test should be a longer and deeper tank to check the full size of the presher wave.
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    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.
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  10. Maine04657

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    Here is a picture of it. [​IMG]
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    that just looks cool
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    That is pretty cool.
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    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.
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    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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    Jim, what weapons did you use and what calibers? Just kinda curious. Any 1911's in .45?
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    I've fired both a Glock 19 and an S&W SW40F under water, No big deal.
    As a note, the bullets (.40 & 9mm) only went about 5 feet, and would only penetrate one side of a Pepsi can at 3-4 feet. The water was about 1-2 feet deep.
    I have it on video cassette somewhere.
    Both guns functioned fine.
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