GUN Vid: Guy shoots self in head while wearing a steel usgi helmet

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    That report is rampant with retard.
     
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    I don't know if it's fake. A soft lead .36 caliber black powder pistol... Still a stupid thing to do. Bet he still had a nice headache
     
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    wtf!!
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah I know I got a .44 BP, lead balls don't do the same job as a modern bullet but I still wouldnt shoot myself with anything no matter what sort of protection I'm wearing. If real he needs to try it again with a CZ52
     
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    Im thinking he should go up to a .44 or so. Find out just how then those POS old army pots really are...
     
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    Well, that was pretty stupid of him.
     
  8. Paul Revere

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    who remembers the vid of those hicks wearing a flak jacket and shooting each other :rofl: :ugh:
     
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    :rofl: That was some funny shit.
     
  10. Paul Revere

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    they shot it once and i was like "wow thats dumb", then they KEPT shooting it :ugh2:
     
  11. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    What is that? A helmet from WWII? I would hope it would repel a shot from a gun nearly 100 years older.
     
  12. TL1000RSquid

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    Steel helmets were used from WWII up untill the early 80's, they were never designed to stop bullets just to protect against shrapnel. I've had a couple of them and did shoot one up, pretty much everything went through it.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Ah OK, all the way through the 80's? Wow. :noes:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah, kevlar ones weren't issued untill sometime in the early 80's.
     
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    Yup

    I dont even think Kevlars were complete/standard issue until Desert Storm in the early 90s.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    If any of you guys watched "Saving Private Ryan", you'll know what he means. Those things weren't exactly much more than a heavy weight on your head.
     
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    that guys helmet stopped a bullet, then he took it off and got shot in the head. :confused:
     
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    Very rarely would one of those helmets stop a bullet. I've put bullet holes through plenty and have seen period helmets with them.

    If one stopped a bullet, you were lucky and that's about it. Helmets back then were strictly like construction helmets. Protection from debris, shrapnel etc.

    Plus no one should base any historic knowledge off of SPR.
     
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    "Two clicks for windage!" (adjusts objective) :hsugh:
     
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    i know that they're not that tough, but he was trying to make a point because it happened in a movie (it didnt even happen how he was trying to explain, anyway).
     
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    More likely phenomenon with "stopping a bullet" by an M1 steel helmet is that the first one was at such an angle that it just ricocheted off. Which would still ring your bell pretty good.
     

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