Handgun Penetration

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by xxxmikey, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. xxxmikey

    xxxmikey New Member

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    Hey all, im new to this forum andhave a question. A guy i know owns a jewlers and not long ago was robbed at gun point, he then chased the guy down the street and the robber turned and fired. The round hit the shop owner but it hit his mobile phone, and bounced off. There was a small hole in his suit but the round didnt go past the phone, it bounced off.
    Is this possible, the guy now thinks he is absoloutly indestructable but would a round from a pistol really be deflected that much if you think it has to completely bounce off at a 90 degree angle to avoid hitting him.
    I have a few rifles and a shotgun and am not too familiar with handguns.

    If this is true then why are we not equipping the armed forces with our old mobile phones, it dont make sense to me.

    cheers guys.

    mike.
     
  2. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    There are so many variables and random possibilities here, I couldn't even begin to guess what could've happened. Without knowing any answers to some basic questions, i.e., caliber, distance, etc., I would give this one up to plain-*** dumb luck.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    First off, welcome to the FTF community.

    As far as bullet deflection, it sounds like it just wasn't that guys time. :cool:
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Smaller caliber handguns like .22, .25 and .32 may well do something like this. A .380 might in the proper circumstances. Anything larger/more powerful is not likely to be stopped by a modern cell phone.
     
  5. Stealie

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  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm calling bull****. I'm on my 3rd phone in as many months because I've bounced them off of a wall or the floor. I don't see them holding up to any sort of bullet.

    Maybe the robber has a pellet pistol. Many look like full sized handguns.
     
  7. Shotgun Shooter

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    I'd need to see any pictures of said pistol in order to know what caliber it is.
    But,sounds like a pellet or maybe even a 22/25.

    S.S.
     
  8. RL357Mag

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    Smaller caliber rounds (.22 thru .38S&W)can be stopped by a cell phone, depending on the cell phone - hell, the cell phones of the 1980's would stop a mortar round. Someone on another Forum posted a similar story about a cell phone stopping a .223 - this sounds like BS to me, and I am ready to sacrifice an old cell phone to prove it...
     
  9. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Ooooh! Oooooh! I wanna see! I wanna seeeeeeee!!!!
     
  10. Shotgun Shooter

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    I'm ready to use my current cell phone [env2]. Big piece of junk if there ever was one.

    S.S.
     
  11. paganwolf

    paganwolf New Member

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    Very good Idea. I have range time this Friday. I think I'll take the wife's old razor out and put a .22 and a .223 through it. Pictures to follow.
     
  12. skullcrusher

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    I can see a small pistol caliber and a glancing shot...like the guy saw the scumbag pull and aim and the shop owner doing a Matrix dodge and the small bullet glancing off a cell phone, zippo, cigarette case, or Civil War era coin. A direct shot, I doubt with most high velocity small caliber rounds. Those batteries are pretty tough, tho.
     
  13. skullcrusher

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    I'd love to see the pics. If possible, leave the old battery in as well. Those NiCad batteries are tough. :D
     
  14. RL357Mag

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    I'd like to use the cell phones glued to the ears of all the a$$wipes that should be paying attention to their driving....
     
  15. RL357Mag

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    I will do it this coming weekend. I have a Tracfone I will sacrifice :D
    And to give the benefit of the doubt to the phone, I will kill it at 100 yds.
    What bullet would you prefer? A factory Remington 55 gr. FMJ or a 69 gr. Sierra BTHP Matchking?
     
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  16. Stealie

    Stealie New Member

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    By the way Welcome to the forum.
     
  17. xxxmikey

    xxxmikey New Member

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    Cheers for all the help and replys you all sound a bit nuts, this is my kind of forum!
    As for distance it was about 20 meters. So i just think its a pellet gun or something.
    mind you when you shoot your phone and if the round bounces off then i can see many a soldier asking for old phones instead of family pics and luxurys to be sent out to iraq and afgan to either sit on them while out driving or to velcro them to their webbing!
    would be interested to see pics from when you shoot your phone.

    thanks again everyone.
     
  18. Tueur de mouches

    Tueur de mouches New Member

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    Go to see on youtube slow motion of shooting, you will be surprised to see how a bullet can be deflected
     
  19. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Go to the "Introductions" section and introduce yourself...
    welcome to the Forum!
     
  20. CA357

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    Good aim and a .45ACP. Deflection won't enter the equation. :D