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How effective are glass bullets?

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The leading Youtube-channel Taofledermaus tested the unusual glass bullets that Sam Strobl made for them from the Subconscious Design channel. The process of making the bullet itself was also captured on video.


The first shot was fired from a rifle-chopped rifle, the so-called “paradox”. The bullet crumbled, but a rather large fragment hit the target and significantly damaged the clay block.

The second shot was fired without a choke. The bullet not only did not crumble, it began to "tumble", and entered the mannequin "nose" forward. She broke through the 3 class body armor and caused a huge damage to the dummy with shards of wire, nail and glass.

The third shot with a sneaky bullet with a chock mounted did not crush the bullet. She entered "nose", and crumbled already inside the gel block.

The fourth sub-caliber bullet crumbled, but a rather large fragment managed to hit the target accurately.



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  1. ligre
    ligre April 19 2017 15: 28
    +2
    Damn, well, you don’t need to do people, just, these glass bullets long ago did not feel laziness, but zero sense, it’s better to make ceramic then.
    1. Reviews
      Reviews April 19 2017 16: 08
      0
      Quote: Liger
      it’s better then to make ceramic ones.

      It seems that the Turks used stone bullets almost until the end of the XVIII century.
      1. blind67
        blind67 April 19 2017 17: 45
        0
        I don’t remember bullets, but stone Turks used the nucleus in the Crimean War in the nineteenth century.
        1. Reviews
          Reviews April 19 2017 17: 50
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          Quote: Blind67
          I don’t remember bullets, but stone Turks used the nucleus in the Crimean War in the nineteenth century.

          I'm talking about bullets. Kernels by itself ...
    2. megajob
      megajob April 23 2017 10: 49
      +1
      Well, if it’s completely rude, then this is ceramics. repeat Indeed, in fact, there is not a single “clean” bullet made of glass, and indeed the glass is different, and the steel rod was used rather as a reinforcement or as a steel core preventing the transverse split. Again, the distance is of great importance, the flight showed that such "bullets" are monstrously unstable and the transverse rotation will reduce the range to 10 mm XNUMX probably, you can forget about accuracy right away. And don’t write here "well, it hit the target EXACTLY" from such a distance and at such speeds you can even shoot with perlipipuper. what
  2. alex-cn
    alex-cn April 19 2017 16: 28
    +3
    already inside the helium block.
    Is it a translator - such a specialist, or are the "testers" themselves?
    1. blind67
      blind67 April 19 2017 17: 40
      +1
      For such tests, the so-called ballistic gel (blocks from it) is used, the density of the substance is approximately equal to the density of biological tissues. The gel allows you to track the effect of the projectile, in this case the bullet, on the soft tissues and internal organs through the "wound" channel. This is also called plasticine or resin.
      1. Reviews
        Reviews April 19 2017 17: 50
        +3
        Quote: Blind67
        For such tests, the so-called ballistic gel (blocks from it) is used, the density of the substance is approximately equal to the density of biological tissues. The gel allows you to track the effect of the projectile, in this case the bullet, on the soft tissues and internal organs through the "wound" channel. This is also called plasticine or resin.

        "Helium".
    2. Arikkhab
      Arikkhab April 20 2017 14: 16
      +2
      probably "gel" (from gel), and not "helium" (from helium - such a gas ..)
  3. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo April 19 2017 18: 40
    +3
    Glass splinters - how to get them? X-ray is not an assistant. An especially delicate attitude shines on such an arrow in captivity, as does enemy snipers with flamethrowers ... And rightly so.
    1. ICT
      ICT April 20 2017 07: 29
      0
      Quote: Captain Nemo
      X-ray is not an assistant

      why
      1. Arikkhab
        Arikkhab April 20 2017 14: 15
        +1
        because glass (ordinary) is not X-ray contrast
  4. APASUS
    APASUS April 19 2017 19: 07
    +2
    In my opinion, such a thing is more than a glass bullet
    "Hatsatsit" - Israeli automatic self-propelled chippers.

  5. Analyst
    Analyst April 20 2017 00: 51
    +1
    A good idea, but a glass ball from a slingshot is much more effective
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  7. Irbis9
    Irbis9 April 20 2017 02: 02
    +1
    Quote: Captain Nemo
    Glass splinters - how to get them? X-ray is not an assistant ....

    X-ray glass is visible
    1. Arikkhab
      Arikkhab April 20 2017 14: 12
      0
      yah ? the wound / canal is visible, but the glass ... well, if only crystal (in which lead is added) ....
  8. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 April 20 2017 02: 31
    0
    I did not understand, wad with an abturator or not? If not, then this bullet will begin to deform even after the ignition of the powder.
  9. Emery
    Emery April 20 2017 04: 43
    +3
    Ah, puln from a ram.
    1. ICT
      ICT April 20 2017 07: 32
      +1
      Quote: Emery
      ram.

      if you freeze previously and
      Quote: Siberia 9444
      wad with an abturator or not?


      it should be a ride, but biological weapons are also all law lol
    2. Reviews
      Reviews April 20 2017 07: 57
      +2
      Quote: Emery
      Ah, puln from a ram.

      Once upon a time, pots fired from catapults with this.
  10. estidea
    estidea April 20 2017 07: 34
    +1
    terrible weapon, pick out a glass trifle torment, and the smallest crumb will become a non-healing wound.
    1. medvedron
      medvedron April 20 2017 09: 28
      +1
      estidea, the range is small, the accuracy is very low, in general sheer crap, in my opinion, even a shotgun with an ordinary shot will be much better.
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  12. The poor man
    The poor man April 20 2017 11: 00
    +1
    And let's make ice bullets for the Russian Arctic forces, at least. Cheap and cheerful.
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn April 20 2017 12: 37
      +2
      At one time, a frozen loaf, for 16kop. (long and thin) stuck in the trunk of the BMP - 1 and shot a kicker in the next. The floor of the side screen was demolished. Young cranks on the "M" were ....
      1. Arikkhab
        Arikkhab April 20 2017 14: 13
        +1
        commander "praised"?
        1. alex-cn
          alex-cn April 20 2017 15: 55
          0
          Tolik got his, but not much, blamed on the inexperience of the driver, sort of like a tree ...
      2. megajob
        megajob April 23 2017 10: 58
        0
        They wrote (I won’t be for the truth) that at the end of the Second World War or immediately after it, one almost admiral gave a presentation: they rolled two ice cubes, one was normal, and the other was yellowish. Well, the admiral from the time card first shmalnul in the usual - of course split laughing , afterwards he shmnalul in the "yellow" - the "ice" nifig and even hooked the adjutant in his hand (a la scene from the "Independence Day" to check the shield). When the "dust and panic" subsided, he explained that the ice was made with sugar admixtures (or something else very cheap and massive)! Well, the very essence of the idea was to build an aircraft carrier from such "ice" with mounting "cooling systems" along the external contours !! wassat But as they say, "they didn’t appreciate the joke" No.
  13. Dyagilev
    Dyagilev April 20 2017 20: 27
    0
    Flint, and even more so obsidian tips pierce what the bullet is not able to. The only drawback is fragility, but at the same time, adequate to the harm done, this is an advantage.
  14. Drakon batyko
    Drakon batyko April 20 2017 21: 55
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    Quote: Dyagilev
    Flint, and even more so obsidian tips pierce what the bullet is not able to. The only drawback is fragility, but at the same time, adequate to the harm done, this is an advantage.
    1. Drakon batyko
      Drakon batyko April 20 2017 21: 57
      0
      From the home of the bullet, cheaply and angrily.
  15. vviller
    vviller April 23 2017 15: 35
    0
    soon we’ll wait for comparison glass bullet, tin, lead, gold ... ice.