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last night i was watching True Lies. its not a great flic but its very entertaining. anyway there is this scene when the main characters wife drops an uzi down some wooden stairs and it starts firing as its bouncing down these stairs. it got me thinking if this was posible.

im wondering, how much blunt force does it take to set off a bullet?
 

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VERY Funny move but It was a MAC-10. Most open bolt guns like MAC-10s and MAC-11's can fire if droped but nothing like shown in the movie. But that is the best part of that movie.
 

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Good part of the movie but for me it's when whats her name tries to do that stripper dance on the bed post and slips off. HAHAHAAH got me on the floor laughing my a$$ off
 

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Nose Nuggets said:
last night i was watching True Lies. its not a great flic but its very entertaining. anyway there is this scene when the main characters wife drops an uzi down some wooden stairs and it starts firing as its bouncing down these stairs. it got me thinking if this was posible.

im wondering, how much blunt force does it take to set off a bullet?
Depends on the gun and the ammo

Older guns without inertia pins or firing pin safety can be fired if dropped with the hammer down quite easily with American ammo and still fired but requiring much mroe force with Euro ammo. European ammo tends to have harder primers.

Some guns are practically impossible to fire from dropping. I saw a test where a gun dropped a Clock 17 out of a plane onto a concrete parking lot of an abandoned building. It was from about 500 feet and loaded with real ammo(dont know how safe it was to do that). Well it didnt fire or ruint teh gun. It fired with teh next pull of the trigger but jammed the following shot. It seems that the fall was so severe it deformed the brass casses of the 9mm to where they would not load.
 

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Adler said:
Depends on the gun and the ammo

Older guns without inertia pins or firing pin safety can be fired if dropped with the hammer down quite easily with American ammo and still fired but requiring much mroe force with Euro ammo. European ammo tends to have harder primers.

Some guns are practically impossible to fire from dropping. I saw a test where a gun dropped a Clock 17 out of a plane onto a concrete parking lot of an abandoned building. It was from about 500 feet and loaded with real ammo(dont know how safe it was to do that). Well it didnt fire or ruint teh gun. It fired with teh next pull of the trigger but jammed the following shot. It seems that the fall was so severe it deformed the brass casses of the 9mm to where they would not load.

I remember that video... They also had it submerged in saltwater for like 6 months or something, fired without any problems (once all the water was out of the gun).
 

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They wrapped it in a damp sock(saltwater) with a bunch of rock salt packed around it and sealed it up for a long time.

After he did that all he ran a bore snake through it, shot some oil in it and shot a combat course the next day.
 

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yeah i saw that glock review as well. same guy put that sucker in sand too, but with a quick wipe down it shot every round in the mag almost every test. he also dragged it behind his truck as i recall.
 

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And he got someone with an HK to put it through the same paces....it jammed at the first test....the sand.

I always bring that up when people tell me the USP is as tolerant and reliable as a Glock. I would think my Steyr is nearly as reliable but dont have the heart to put it through that. It was supposed to be the new Glock but ended up being the new Steyr down the road.
 
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