Tag Archives: guns

Firing bullets under water

Firing a 230gr HST from a Colt M1911. Via, but first spotted on Kottke.

Here’s a slow-mo video:

Bonkers beautiful high speed pics of food getting shot

These bonkers photos are by Alan Sailer, who likes nothing more than to take some sausages to his garage, set them up with some pretty lighting on a nice background, and then shoot them.

He sets up a camera and a high-speed flash (ased off an article from a 1974 volume of the Scientific American), and then shoots them with an air rifle or blows them up. The pictures are taken as early into the impact/explosion as possible.

He has hundreds of images on his Flickr page, where he also chats about the process – which is often very very funny.

Pretty!

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Aussies shoot each other to see if it hurts…

HORSHAM, Australia, June 23 (UPI) — Police in Australia said two men dubbed “dumb and dumber” by investigators shot each other with an air rifle to see whether it would hurt.

Horsham police said the two 34-year-old men decided to have a “bit of fun” after drinking beer Sunday and decided to shoot each other with the air rifle to see whether the shots “would penetrate their skin or it would hurt,” The Australian reported Wednesday.

Police said the two men shot each other at about 5:30 p.m. and apparently believed they had escaped injury until two days later when they were hospitalized with pain and had pellets surgically removed from their legs and buttocks.

Investigators said they revoked a firearms license held by one of the men and took away his guns. They said the investigation is ongoing.

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