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AMAZING->PHOTOS->THAT->SHOW->WHAT->IT->LOOKS->LIKE->TO->FIRE->A->GUN->UNDERWATER
PetaPixel ^ | 29 Sept 2012 | Michael Zhang

Posted on 09/29/2012 4:43:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Ever wonder what it looks like when you fire a gun underwater? Firearm enthusiast Andrew Tuohy of VuurwapenBlog recently decided to find out. Taking his .40 Glock 22 into his swimming pool, he captured some high speed videos of himself firing a round using an ordinary Pentax Optio WG-2 waterproof compact camera (which has a 120fps movie recording mode). The photograph above is a still taken from one of the videos.

(Excerpt) Read more at petapixel.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; glock; kimber; vuurwappenblog
Photo/Video @ link.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 4:43:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Water really knocks the crap out of the muzzle velocity.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

3 posted on 09/29/2012 4:49:09 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1348 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: cripplecreek

The video shows the bullet traveling so slow you can't believe it. I think it is all in real time.

4 posted on 09/29/2012 4:50:46 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

The bullet really spins as it exits the chamber — I didn’t know that before.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: smokingfrog

I know people that carry a glock while diving for sharks. Apparently it shoots fine but it only works for one shot because of the water.

There’s a ring or something you can swap out which will allow multiple shots.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 4:54:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

I hope his head was out of the water, so his eardrums didn’t blow-out.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 4:54:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: cripplecreek
Water really knocks the crap out of the muzzle velocity.

Mythbusters did an episode on this showing that movie scenes of shooting into the water and killing people who were submerged was just about impossible.

8 posted on 09/29/2012 4:55:20 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like the pistol has a left hand twist. I don’t think that’s common.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 4:56:09 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: smokingfrog

The video as you scroll down on the website at the link was really interesting. Thanks for posting this.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 4:56:47 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: smokingfrog

Thought the fish tank video at the bottom of the link was very cool comparing a revolver with Glock.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 5:00:34 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I remember. Even with a 50 Cal sniper rifle any thing more than a foot or two underwater would likely be unharmed by the projectile.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

Other than the obvious - like a computer program that hunts down and kills spammers - probably the one thing that would drastically improve my Quality of Internet Browsing would be a Firefox add-on that automatically removed the music from any video uploaded to YouTube or Facebook and etc.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: smokingfrog

SCUBA diving is a lot safer now bump.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:51 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog
cool pic and vid, but what the heck's up with the title?

AMAZING->PHOTOS->THAT->SHOW->WHAT->IT->LOOKS->LIKE->TO->FIRE->A->GUN->UNDERWATER
15 posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT by verum ago (Hey UN: Molon Labe applies to our dollars, too!)
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To: Track9

Glock 22s have right hand polygonal twist.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Other than the obvious - like a computer program that hunts down and kills spammers - probably the one thing that would drastically improve my Quality of Internet Browsing would be a Firefox add-on that automatically removed the music from any video uploaded to YouTube or Facebook and etc.

Amen! I'm so sick of videos that are about a sound- be it a gun, or airplane or whatever, that have music over the top of the sounds that frickin video's all about!
17 posted on 09/29/2012 5:03:24 PM PDT by verum ago (Hey UN: Molon Labe applies to our dollars, too!)
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To: BerryDingle

Bang sticks are better. They are a 3 to 4 foot stick with a shotgun shell or .357 cal shell at the end. You punch the shark with it and it goes off. Gives you a little more distance from the shark.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: verum ago

Yes...exactly that.

You find a “MUST SEE A-10 BOMBING RUN IN IRAQ!!!!!!!!!” video and start watching it only to find some 13 year-old wanna-be-movie-producer dumbass has dubbed “Screaming Babies, Sounds of Anarchy 666!” over it, making the whole damn thing unwatchable.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: smokingfrog
AMAZING->PHOTOS->THAT->SHOW->WHAT->IT->LOOKS->LIKE->

Why did the title come out that way? The title at the source didn't have all
of the letters capitalized. And what's with the "->" after every word?

20 posted on 09/29/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: mike_9958

I believe that was a Ruger.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 5:43:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: verum ago
AMAZING->PHOTOS->THAT->SHOW->WHAT->IT->LOOKS->LIKE->TO->FIRE->A->GUN->UNDERWATER

That's to demonstrate the special effects, in words, of a gun fired underwater. The words were slowed down, same as the bullet traveling in water. ;)
22 posted on 09/29/2012 5:43:17 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Isabel C.

Just to PlSS you off I guess......sheeshhhhhh


23 posted on 09/29/2012 5:44:34 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: smokingfrog

don’t try this at home, kids.

If you fire a hot load underwater, the gun could explode in your hands. Why? Increase backpressure due to water in the barrel!

Don’t be dumb.


24 posted on 09/29/2012 6:01:25 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: omega4179

It’s not a Glock.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: verum ago

Apparently the author made the mistake of submerging his head while firing underwater. Now he yells all the time, thinking we can’t hear him because he’s deaf.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: BereanBrain

Glocks are built to handle it. Some require installing “underwater spring cups”, an official Glock product, but those just help water flow for cycling the action.

FMJ only, though. Hollow points WILL cause devestating backpressures.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 6:41:58 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ctdonath2
FMJ only, though. Hollow points WILL cause devestating backpressures.

Yeah, having a bullet deforming as it's going down the tube is a recipe for disaster.

28 posted on 09/29/2012 8:40:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ctdonath2

I would not use a glock. I have seen too many people shoot themselves with “trigger safety” and “grip safety” guns


29 posted on 09/29/2012 9:21:57 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

IIRC, the Mythbusters episode showed that high velocity rifle bullets fragmented on contact with the water, but lower velocity shotgun slugs and pistol bullets retained lethality a few feet down.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 9:25:22 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BereanBrain
Just out of curiosity ... Would you please inform the forum how many people you have seen (YOU have SEEN, not 'heard of' or 'seen on youtube') shoot themselves with any firearm.
31 posted on 09/29/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Secondhand, 2. (i.e. I know 2 people who this has happened to, but I was not there at the time). One shot himself trying to pull his weapon in a altercation by a mugger while with his wife in a parking lot. Fortunately, when the weapon went off, the bad guy fled...He ended up almost dying.

Look on youtube for gun “Experts” like instructors lecturing with their guns shooting themselves in the foot, leg, etc. It happens!


32 posted on 09/29/2012 9:33:43 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
So ...

The answer is "zero".

Pretty much what I expected.

Thank you for your prompt and honest reply.

33 posted on 09/29/2012 9:36:26 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

What I don’t like about the “anti safety” crowd is they always think they are right, and the fact that someone has a safety on their gun seems to bother them.

The typically are not hunters either. I grew up with guns, and have hunted and a safety never slowed me down on any reaction shot. If it does, you have not practiced until it becomes automatic during the draw.

And, BTW, your Handle is correct. Your attitude is showing


34 posted on 09/29/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Avant browser...good browser that can do the "no music thing on websites you open" and a whole lot more. I use it a lot. Also use Firefox.
35 posted on 09/30/2012 12:11:13 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

Good answers but I’ve got the browsing all down. FireFox with Flashblock works great for what you’re thinking.

I was taking a shot at people who know nothing about the power of sound - or sound design - dubbing music into Flash videos.

The music in the video at the bottom of the article isn’t normalized with the speech: you have to turn the volume up to hear the talking and then turn it down when they drop in the music track. It’s annoying.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 12:33:05 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"Mythbusters did an episode on this showing that movie scenes of shooting into the water and killing people who were submerged was just about impossible."

I remember that one.

What was amazing was the 50 cal. Sniper Rifle had no depth penetration of the water at all. The round just disintegrated into hundreds of pieces and dropped to the bottom when it hit the water. They said it was due to the energy of the round striking the water which destroyed the bullet.

They found the lower the velocity of the round striking the water the better it did traveling after entering the water.

37 posted on 09/30/2012 12:52:49 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: BereanBrain
The Glock haters arrive.

Mine has never shot me!

38 posted on 09/30/2012 1:46:05 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: BereanBrain
What I don’t like about the “anti safety” crowd

What I don't like about your claim to have "seen too many" folks shoot themselves with anything is that it is false. As such, it detracts from whatever point you're trying to make.

The rest of your post, including the personal attack, has no value.

39 posted on 09/30/2012 2:15:34 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Argue with facts.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=glock+shoots+himself&oq=glock+shoots+himself&gs_l=youtube.3..0.114.2943.0.3106.14.7.0.6.6.0.516.716.2-1j5-1.2.0...0.0...1ac.1.kfI0oZxv1tI

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=glock+owner+shoots+himself&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


40 posted on 09/30/2012 12:21:12 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
Keep your booger hook off the bang switch. I don't care what firearm you have, if you don't pull the bang switch it don't go bang.

Negligent discharge is 100% of time user induced. I don't know, but my guess is that there is a negligent discharge for every gun manufacture.

You can sling "evil glock" insults all day long, and post links of glocks "shooting" people, but it all boils down to operator error / complacentness, not the manufacture of the firearm.

As to the original post, cool stuff, nice to know my glock will shoot underwater, looks as if unless I am less then a foot away from my target it is pointless.

41 posted on 09/30/2012 5:08:50 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: smokingfrog
Great, another You Tube Video that Obama can blame for something or other.
42 posted on 09/30/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: DYngbld

For concealed carry, you can’t control your draw, like you can in a outside holster.

A glock was made for police officers/ military with outside carry.

It works great as such. For concealed, if you are stupid enough to carry a gun with no effective safety, or one what may discharge when dropped, then you won’t be passing many of your genes on.

You can keep your stupid “glock can shoot underwater” because that’s about as useful as the other BS marketing glock does. The funniest one was the “advanced polymer gun” crap. Frankly i don’t care if the non-shooting parts are wooden furniture, or polymer, or metal. If metal, the only problem is weight. As for concealed carry, I try to stay < 20 ounces loaded. I carry frequently. 9mm, and a very accurate make. I also carry a spare mag, and a one had assist open knife.

Glock is not evil — just the wrong tool for concealed carry. This is one reason more and more compact subautos are coming with (1) manual safety and (2) drop safe protection...

Google pocket auto comparision, and there is a very good comparision of every major carry pistol (but not the surplus stuff like markov)


43 posted on 09/30/2012 7:14:23 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
just the wrong tool for concealed carry. This is one reason more and more compact subautos are coming with (1) manual safety and (2) drop safe protection...

(1)My finger. Like I said before don't touch the trigger it will not go bang.
I carry concealed most of the time, as does my wife. Both of us have them holstered. (neither of us are stupid)

(2)Drop safety.
http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_adv04.htm

I don't give a rats ass if it shoots underwater. Frankly the only reason I have a Glock is being retired Military I got a really good deal on it.

I practice on my range a draw from carry. I can draw (and chamber if needed) quite effectively every time.

I would not recommend one for a novice shooter, but then again I would not advise a new shooter to carry concealed either.

Too say all negligent discharges are from Glocks, is false. To say all concealed Glock owners are stupid is also false.

44 posted on 09/30/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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