April 24th, 2005 08:26 PM
HOLLYWOOD v. REAL LIFE???
Ever see an actor in a movie just walk up to a door or especially a locked fence and just shoot the lock off with a single pistol round? Well I just got a link to a guy who decided to test the theory. Here's the link:
There are some VERY interesting results and pics posted here!
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
April 24th, 2005 08:30 PM
I've seen that website, it's sort of a fun place to poke around. I always laughed at the doorknob shooters, as well.
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
April 24th, 2005 08:38 PM
Ha! Excellent find ExSoldier!
Personally, as someone who had to bust lots of padlocks for a legitimate legal reason, and yes it is boat loads of fun to do so, I found one of two tools pretty much took care of every padlock:
-A good set of bolt biters
The crowbar only worked against the exceptionally cheap locks. The better locks, like Masterlock, called for the bolt biters. The tamper resistant locks, we called a guy with an oxyactelyne rig to take care of those. It was about a 30 second job for him and 20 seconds of that was just to make double sure he didn't damage anything except the padlock.
In retrospect I probably could have invested in this little item and saved myself the trouble of running around looking for the bolt biters and/or crowbar.
The only ones it wouldn't have helped me with were the tamper resistant locks.
April 24th, 2005 08:47 PM
My Dad was the executive vice president of Master Lock. I remember the first Super Bowl commercials where locks were shot.
The people who shot locks always sent them into the factory--by the skid pallet, along with a personal letter. My Dad always said it was great for business, because in the letter the guy would always include something like, "I was proud to buy a replacement lock."
April 24th, 2005 09:12 PM
No one asked, but the locks I always had the hardest time busting were Masterlocks.
As a matter of fact,
A lock like this I couldn't bust at all by hand no matter how hard I tried.
April 24th, 2005 09:15 PM
Great site that is - saw it a while back - ''Box of Truth'' that is. Some great pics and a lot of effort has gone in to the whole thing - some pleasure and fun too no doubt!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
- a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
April 24th, 2005 10:08 PM
I haven't found a lock yet that can hold up to my Dewalt Locksmith....LOL !
April 25th, 2005 12:07 AM
...well, I had all of the keys, and numbers, and 'inside' advice...
May 1st, 2005 09:06 PM
Have not tried the shotgun 'breaching' loads on locks, but have used them on door hinges. Work well.
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