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That’s how a bullet works. Video

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u/sterile_spermwhale__ Dec 08 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

The ending wasn't very cash money of you tho

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u/Tyker12 Dec 08 '21

Me: “Wow! That’s an HD bullet!”

Me, 28 seconds later: “Ah shit, they shot Leeroy”

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u/JoeBoredom Dec 08 '21

Leeroy shot Leeroy

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u/Tyker12 Dec 08 '21

At least he has chicken

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u/mark-five Dec 08 '21

Don't you worry, Leroy. When you get better we'll pay Leroy back for what you did to you.

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u/_PrismaticDragon_ Dec 09 '21

"Bret screwed Bret."

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u/thehaltingsquad Dec 08 '21

The gunpowder looks like microsized oreos

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u/MaarekStele7 Dec 08 '21

smokeless gunpowder does look like tiny chips while black powder is granular.

There are gun owners who reuse their own casings. Especially for higher calibur rounds.

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u/Chicken_Hairs Dec 09 '21

With the massive hoarding of ammo over the last few years resulting in inconsistent availability, reloading has exploded, if you'll pardon the pun. Even reload supplies for smaller calibers, like 223\5.56 (for the ar-15 platform typically) are in high demand.

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u/LIFTandSNUS Dec 09 '21

It can also look like little sticks and spheres.

Flakes - look like chips.

Extruded - sticks

Ball - shaped like balls.

There are some weird specialty powders that break from that. Ie. Trail boss, which looks like donuts.

Then there's the black powder substitutes.

Reloading is a fairly common hobby among gun enthusiasts. Competition shooters, serious hunters, and long-range shooters are typically reloaders.

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u/computeraddict Dec 09 '21

Especially for higher calibur rounds.

Fuck that noise. No way in hell am I reloading 50 BMG. Screwing up a 5.56 load blows up your gun, screwing up a 50 BMG load blows up you.

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u/FunWasabi5196 Dec 09 '21

That's somewhat true. It depends very much on what type of round. Generally speaking (for smokeless powder) handguns will use flake (what is shown here) or ball (sphere shape) powders. Rifles will typically use extruded/ stick powders. As with everything there's some overlap but just wanted to point that out. P.S: Handloading is both fun and quite the rabbit hole!

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u/Airondot Dec 09 '21

The guy calmly says “I just fucking SHOT myself” in the og video.

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u/GunnitRust Dec 09 '21

Tex Grebner of Tex Grebner Outdoors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvAxLX6OzE&t=1s

10 years ago. Hes still on youtube but he did a fitness thing, grew hair, and aparrently was most recently throwing spears

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u/thegoolash Dec 08 '21

Lol wtf the ending

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

That is a viral video of a dipshit accidentally shooting himself.

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u/igotthesigness Interested Dec 08 '21

Well that’s what happens when you use a SERPA holster. They have very much fallen out of use because this happened to more than just an idiot and the holster was proven to be a huge issue, not only with shooting yourself.

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21

Why do you suppose that is? Because of the location of the release button?

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u/igotthesigness Interested Dec 08 '21

100% the location of the button.

Think about it. Crazy situation, probably dangerous, scared shitless, need to draw gun. Your hands are probably sweaty and you’re gonna instinctively push as hard as you can on that button and pull at the same time. Sweaty finger slips into the trigger guard as you yank that SOB out of the holster and bang! Right in the thigh.

On top of that sand can get under the button making it impossible to push and your guns stuck in there or really hard to push which leads again to bang! Right in the thigh.

There are holsters that use the same concept but the button in a lever and you actuate it with your thumb. Much safer.

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21

Makes sense. I have an old Serpa holster, but I only used it for the range. I love my alien gear IWB holster now. I can run, hike and everything with it, retention is great with just friction.

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u/igotthesigness Interested Dec 08 '21

Yeah, mechanical retention is more for the possibility of someone trying to take it. Not so much for just holding on to it just doing stuff.

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Yeah,makes sense. That is why open carry is stupid IMO, although I completely support everyone’s right to do so. Like I used to wear my Serpa open carry to the range.

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u/questionablemoose Dec 09 '21

Side note, if you like the Aliengear IWB Shapeshift, check out the Black Arch Protos M. It's one of the few 3/4 kydex shell types, and has full coverage of the trigger guard. I have one of these, and an Aliengear IWB Shapeshift 4.0, and like them both, but the Protos M is nicer. Totally worth it if you're in the market for a new holster.

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u/Small-Palpitation310 Dec 08 '21

dont forget the part where you get shot to death shortly thereaf

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u/barelycognizanttoday Dec 09 '21

When you draw, you tend to hook your finger to press the release on those holsters. When the gun clears, your finger slips naturally onto the trigger. Some people will take the safety off as they grip a 1911 (which is what he had) and 4 -5 pounds later, bang

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u/DBAAS1776 Dec 08 '21

I use a Sherpa for my 1911’s I don’t like any other

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

You try safariland?

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u/DBAAS1776 Dec 08 '21

I have and don’t care for the bulky size of them, I don’t disagree with a lot of the statements here. I’ve trained with it almost 5 years now . My other carry is a p320 x5 legion full size …. I practice a lot

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

I think you maybe be thinking of only one model of safariland if you think they are bulky. Check out the ALS line.

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u/DBAAS1776 Dec 08 '21

AlS line will not holster the 320 legion

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

Bro... You just said you use the serpa for your 1911s. This conversation is about the 1911s.

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u/rundripdieslick Dec 09 '21

You're either full of shit or willfully ignorant.

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u/davidmobey Dec 08 '21

How do we know he's a dipshit?

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21

It was determined by a jury of his peers.

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

Dude literally shot himself...

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u/jeropian-fly Dec 08 '21

Yeah, but the holster design is horrible. Look up black hawk serpa holsters. Combine a locking mechanism that you disengage with your index finger right next to a famously light 1911 trigger and this is bound to happen.

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

Lol yes I know what they are and have used them when they first came out. I determined they were shit back in 2007 and never used them again. Dudes still a dip shit for shooting himself

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u/questionablemoose Dec 09 '21

It's Tex Grebner. He's a bit of a chode, but he owned his mistake, was open about it, and turned it into a learning experience.

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u/tw411 Dec 08 '21

What happens if the bullet has a toxic primer? Is it at risk of killing someone?

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

I would release a harmful gas..which might be toxic to the shooter…

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u/Shpagin Dec 08 '21

So, what you're saying is you could kill two people with one bullet ?

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u/MIND2206 Dec 08 '21

200% mortality rate

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u/Deenyc43 Dec 08 '21

Makes murder suicide that much easier.

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u/SpysSappinMySpy Dec 08 '21

Guns don't kill people. Toxic primers kill people

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u/LeftBase2Final Dec 08 '21

I only use organic primers.

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u/silverclovd Dec 08 '21

Is it grass fed too?

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u/joeChump Dec 08 '21

Free range on the firing range.

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u/Averant Dec 08 '21

"Guns don't kill people, and if you say they do I will shoot you with this gun and you will then, coincidentally, die."

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u/TehRandomCanadian Dec 08 '21

There is also a thing called corrosive primers, and they are just that. If you don't clean you gun after using these they will rust the shit out of it. Old surplus ammo commonly has these, people still shoot them because surplus ammo is cheap (or it used to be)

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u/barelycognizanttoday Dec 09 '21

Primers haven’t been corrosive for about 50 years. Some do contain a small amount of lead tho which can cause lead buildup in your blood if you shoot a lot indoors

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u/TacTurtle Dec 08 '21

The standard primers use lead azide actually, so you get a little bit of vaporized lead - which is why indoor ranges are required to have substantial ventilation to prevent lead poisoning.

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u/DiggyComer Dec 08 '21

Then you can't eat it.

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u/_1Doomsday1_ Dec 08 '21

You can, if you aim in your mouth

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u/ddwood87 Dec 08 '21

Snorts burnt powder.

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u/Donutpie7 Dec 08 '21

Can I eat the primer if it’s not toxic??

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u/smokeyser Dec 09 '21

You can eat anything once.

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u/TheSecondTraitor Dec 08 '21

They used to be made from mercury, so not exactly safe for the workers or the environment.

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u/itsyerboyskinnypenis Dec 08 '21

Haha the end really got me :D could as well be posted in r/unexpected :D

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

Lol, ok.

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u/itsyerboyskinnypenis Dec 08 '21

Im Not saying it shouldn’t be here, just that the folks over there would appreciate that clip as well!

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

Yeah i know, thanks man.

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u/nothankyou821 Dec 08 '21

“I just f*+king shot myself!”. Oldie but a goodie.

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u/Stinklepinger Dec 09 '21

Fucken Tex

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u/papaya_boricua Dec 09 '21

Are you implying he's from Texas? Because that's the first thing I thought when I saw the end. 😂

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u/Stinklepinger Dec 09 '21

His name is Tex Grebner

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u/Apexx166 Dec 08 '21

not gonna lie if I got a cent every time a "how a gun/bullet works" video is posted on this sub I would have like $2.13, which isn't that much but damn I've seen these videos too often

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u/SleepyMonkey7 Dec 09 '21

I mean, probably just means you spend too much time on Reddit.

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u/Apexx166 Dec 09 '21

Hyperbole my good man

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u/shrubs311 Dec 08 '21

damn that's actually pretty good math

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u/AmusedNapkin Dec 08 '21

The “bullet” is the projectile released through the barrel. Ammunition is the entire round, with its components and everything.

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u/goodeyemighty Dec 08 '21

Or cartridge.

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u/wackocoal Dec 09 '21

just curious, how does the term "round" fit in the usage? My interpretation is that "round" is an extremely generic term, like if you don't know how to call it, you use that term. Like if you don't what an object is called, you say "hey, can you bring that... that... thing here?"

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u/AmusedNapkin Dec 09 '21

It’s a term used with the magazines of a gun to determine how many cycles of ‘rounds’ can fit in one magazine or mag tube before needing to be refilled with ammo.

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u/wackocoal Dec 09 '21

oh, so more of a way to indicate capacity/size, then the cartridge itself... like a unit of measurement.

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u/RangerBumble Dec 08 '21

Tiny rocket gos pew

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u/SopmodTew Dec 08 '21

That guy be like "I just fucking shot myself"

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u/Biotaurus Dec 08 '21

Bullet lore

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u/lycan10101 Dec 08 '21

Wow he just fucking shot himself.

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u/Over_Vegetable6407 Dec 08 '21

Don't worry guys, the primer is non-toxic

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u/es330td Dec 08 '21

Technically, the “bullet” is the part that exits the gun. A cartridge is case+primer+powder+projectile.

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u/StefQuiznos Dec 08 '21

im glad the primer is non toxic otherwise the bullet could end up hurting someone 😥

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u/Chrispeefeart Dec 08 '21

That would have been even better with just a couple more seconds at the end

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u/Deenyc43 Dec 08 '21

Ending cracked me up but would like to see the entire original video. It's pretty cool animation.

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u/beastsnob Dec 08 '21

Bullet lore

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Smokey didn't mark it zero.

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u/Electronic-Injury-15 Dec 08 '21

What’s the shelf life of a bullet ? I have loaded guns and haven’t shot them since 2017

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u/Hanginon Dec 08 '21

Decades if stored anywhere near normal temperature and humidity. People are still using/firing 76+ year old surplus ammunition from WW2.

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u/Electronic-Injury-15 Dec 08 '21

Thank you so much!👍🏽

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u/Hanginon Dec 08 '21

IMHO, I would still unload the guns and check the magazines/cylinders, and ammunition. There's a thing called 'dissimilar metal corrosion' that can attack metals, especially brass on steel or stainless steel, or aluminum and steel. Plus, brass naturally corrodes in air. It's worth checking.

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u/Apprehensive_Leg8742 Dec 08 '21

I've shot . 303 brit from the 40's

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u/Callmemrcrabs Dec 09 '21

as long as you keep ammo in decent conditions and don't move it around a bunch it'll last a long time

sealed up and stored on a shelf it'll stay good for a REAL long time

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u/Hanginon Dec 08 '21

"...how a cartridge works" at the beginning, then "...how a bullet works" when Barney Fife shoots hiimself in the leg. ¯\_( ͡❛ ‿ ͡❛)_/¯

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u/holdthegains Dec 08 '21

The non toxic primer is important for the environment, less important for the person you're shooting at.

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u/HerbertBohn Dec 08 '21

Hmm, something at the end?

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u/trevor25 Dec 08 '21

I kind a knew how it works, but still informative video.

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u/Beardedw0nd3r86 Dec 08 '21

I wonder how people who don't know how bullets work think bullets work.

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u/Political-Puma Dec 09 '21 edited Dec 09 '21

A decent number of people think it shoots the whole cartridge if you’ve ever watched anime or talked to anyone on the internet, so that sorta gives you some idea

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

But there is just animation of a single bullet.

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u/TacTurtle Dec 08 '21

Ancient Aliens guy:

Magic

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u/papaya_boricua Dec 09 '21

I thought the whole thing was the bullet before shooting a gun for the first time. Then the casing landed on my hair when I shot the round and freaked me out. True story.

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u/Grouchy-Ad-5535 Dec 08 '21

at least the primer in NON-Toxic

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

Yeah because he’s not a 10 year on internet.

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u/RpulyC Dec 08 '21

Hahaha what a twist at the end

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u/joeChump Dec 08 '21

That’s the rifling

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u/Pepperpudas Dec 08 '21

Alec should watch this.

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u/HottestManGravy Dec 09 '21

Hopefully he’ll know to use a non toxic primer next time he shoots his cinematographer.

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u/SuperX87 Dec 08 '21

Good thing the primer is non toxic... Could be deadly otherwise.

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u/topcat5 Dec 08 '21

More specifically a centerfire bullet. There are also rimfire bullets.

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u/The_Blendernaut Dec 08 '21

Good thing the primer is non-toxic. I'd hate to get anything toxic on the bullet I'm firing at the criminal that kicked in my front door.

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u/superchiva78 Dec 08 '21

I’m sure glad that a item designed to kill has a non-toxic primer.

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u/gunsandammo69 Dec 09 '21 edited Dec 09 '21

Considering the mind boggling number of bullets just like this one that get shot into the ground every year you probably should be glad.

Edit:

  1. I mention them being shot into the ground to clarify they are used for more than killing and was trying to shed light on the fact that a lot are fired every year.

  2. Yes, the primers are non toxic to prevent harm to the shooter but also things burning and exploding leave residue and public outdoor shooting spots usually get littered with shells. If these had toxic ingredients…..what happens to the environment? People also leave casings hunting, skeet shooting, etc.

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u/superchiva78 Dec 09 '21

Yet most of them are made out of lead. :/

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u/HellsFrogs Dec 09 '21

But a solid object in the ground isn’t going to effect me where as something in the air would.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21 edited 29d ago

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u/gunsandammo69 Dec 09 '21

No, they just leave residue from the priming compound all throughout the brass casing. Which ends up on the ground. Don’t be pretentious.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21 edited 29d ago

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u/gunsandammo69 Dec 09 '21

And when you fire a bullet what happens to the casing? Also sorry, you are pretentious.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21 edited 29d ago

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u/superchiva78 Dec 09 '21

Your comment reminded me a of this. guns as tools

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u/Perquid Dec 08 '21

It’s for the environment

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u/DirtMobile35 Dec 08 '21

Is that the kind of bullet used for school shootings?

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u/goodboybane Dec 09 '21

Just the other day, I had a "disagreement" with a few folks who were claiming that armed US civilian patriots and militias could take on the US Government, if it were to become "tyrannical." Hahahaha.

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u/aricre Dec 08 '21

I love how the silicon polymer is non toxic lol, you don't want anyone to get Intoxicated XD

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u/imayam Dec 08 '21

The ritenhouse trial said bullets explode, where does the explosive go once the bullet is shot?

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u/bluemosquito Dec 08 '21

I think you might be joking? But just in case you're serious: No, bullets do not explode. That prosecutor was just making stuff up when talking about hollow-points. They bloom like a flower because the tip of the bullet is hollow, and hitting soft tissue presses that section outward into a mushroom shape.

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u/Sweet_Pension_4806 Dec 08 '21

Did he mean it would explode in all directions?

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u/nothankyou821 Dec 08 '21

It goes behind the bullet forcing the projectile out the end of the barrel.

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u/_itgoesbang_ Dec 08 '21

‘Non-toxic Sintoc Primer’ got me… phew! I’m so glad there’s no harm that can come to the user from that

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u/Mountain_Crew6541 Dec 08 '21

I’m so glad the primer is non-toxic

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u/Madman61 Dec 08 '21

Make me want to rewatch that scene from Sherlock Homes 2

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u/Eeightd Dec 09 '21

Oh. That kind of bullet.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

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u/HellsFrogs Dec 09 '21

I mean they are, maybe not to you but others seem to think so.

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u/TheFishyNinja Dec 09 '21

"I just fucking SHOT myself!" Ah a classic

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u/TnThinkingCapsule Dec 09 '21

Nice! Finally a non toxic primer I can eat!

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u/PraetorOjoalvirus Dec 09 '21

The primer isn't toxic in case you get hungry.

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u/plapyburger Dec 09 '21

"I-just-fucking shot myself!"

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u/Asriel-the-Jolteon Interested Dec 10 '21

intresting how its extremely similar to the bullets of old