GUN What do I need to know about shooting into/underwater?

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  1. Rip The Jacker

    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    Is it even possible to shoot underwater? How far will a 9mm travel underwater? There may or not be pics eventually :hs:
     
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    Guess I'm getting an underwater camera asap. Thought for sure I wasnt going to get one until I went on some tropical vacation.
     
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    IIRC shooting into water doesn't work, however shooting underwater will work so long as there is no air in the barrel/chamber.

    edit - and don't be in the water with the weapon when you fire it unless you don't like hearing things anymore.
     
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    Any idea how far the bullet will travel? No more than 25 meters? :rofl:
     
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    you still trying to build a shooting range in your basement?
     
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    I've moved on to bigger and better things obviously :o
     
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    If you were shooting underwater I doubt it would go 25 feet let alone 25m.
     
  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Mythbusters did two whole episodes on this. And they were actually two of the best-done episodes in the series. They blew apart a Garand because there was too much water to move out of the barrel, and it created too much pressure.

    Basically, IIRC, pistols are more effective than rifles underwater, and the pistol bullet is effective for about 1-2 meters, tops.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Keep in mind that water is about 1000 times more dense than air.
     
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    Thats good news. I would hope my Glock doesnt blow up.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Shouldn't. The pistols fired underwater, but were barely even dangerous, let alone lethal, after about 4 feet.

    Shooting from air into water, the pistol shots went about 8 feet, and all the rifle shots stopped and just drifted to the bottom after 2-3 feet.

    Water makes your gun pretty much useless.
     
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    Thats kind of disapointing. Looks like our SEALs training is a go though :mamoru:
     
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    movies /= real life ;)
     
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    Bullshit bro, I learned everything I know about shooting from Face/Off.
     
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    All you need to know about shooting underwater, my man.

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    ^ OTTC up in here! :run:
     
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    you can get maritime sping cups for a glock that have holes in the cup that holds the striker spring assembly together it its supposed to help water pass thrgouh.

    http://www.cpwsa.com/Glock Parts.htm

    3rd from the bottom
     
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    I came in here to post this.
     
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    Seriously watch the Mythbusters ep if you can find it - Joe_Cool is right - it was a really good one. Something about the higher velocity of the rifle rounds made them less effective shooting into water (from above the surface). They basically said at the end, if someone is shooting at you, and you jump into water and stay 5-6 feet below the surface, you'll be fine. (Unless they're using a spear gun I would imagine :rofl: )
     
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    Wow.

     

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