November 26, 2005

Shooting Locks Bloke tries busting out with his trusty .44 Magnum.

Bottom line: the movies ain't real life. Real life is real life.

  • Tman caught me in full recoil.
  • Very intriguing. Thanks, Skrik.
  • Nice link. I'm kinda amazed the shotgun didn't blow the eyebolt the lock was connected to straight out of that piece of wood.
  • Neat. His experiments kind of remind me of Mythbusters.
  • I'm surprised it took a shotgun slug. I knew the 9mm and the .45 wouldn't do the trick (.45 caliber rounds are low-velocity and prized for their knock-down power), but I thought for sure a rifle would open it right up.
  • Ain't retirement great! Best line.
  • Most movie situations show the gun pointing DOWN at the lock, as if to separate the "U" part from the main part. Seems they missed the point a bit...
  • I was going to say the same thing, techsmith. If he'd aimed for the U bit, he'd have gotten it easily. Why would you need to shoot the lock mechanism itself? The object is just to open the darned door, not blow the lock into as many pieces as possible, no?
  • First off, wrong type of lock wrong trajectory, and why don't he just use a crow bar?
  • It is impossible to shoot a crowbar.
  • It is impossible to shoot a crowbar. It is possible to shoot a crowbar. There just isn't much point.
  • oh theres a point monty, theres a point.