Drop a bag of 9mm ammo from 10ft..

Drop a bag of 9mm ammo from 10ft..

This is a discussion on Drop a bag of 9mm ammo from 10ft.. within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; in a ziploc bag..could it kaboom?...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 29

Thread: Drop a bag of 9mm ammo from 10ft..

  1. #1
    Member Array jkvan87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    65

    Drop a bag of 9mm ammo from 10ft..

    in a ziploc bag..could it kaboom?


  2. #2
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,936
    I seriously doubt it. Even if one bullet manage to go off, it wouldn't be much of a "kaboom". It would be more of a "pop". Not much to see really.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array bbqgrill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    In Delaware, East of the Mason Dixon Line.
    Posts
    797
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I seriously doubt it. Even if one bullet manage to go off, it wouldn't be much of a "kaboom". It would be more of a "pop". Not much to see really.
    Yep, the casing is more dangerous than the bullet in that situation; if, big if, one of the primers actually fired.
    "To believe that social reforms can eradicate evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new shape when deprived of an old one." - SAT

    Never argue with an idiot - they'll bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,843
    OK, you have my curiosity...just exactly are you planning to do?
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #5
    VIP Member
    Array Miggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Miami-Dade, FL
    Posts
    6,258
    I doubt it. Half my club carries ammo in ziplocks and we are far from gentle about how we treat it.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
    Signed: Me!

  6. #6
    Member Array jkvan87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    OK, you have my curiosity...just exactly are you planning to do?
    it makes great hacky sacks? Nah, storage.. because the boxes they were held in got moist and it weakened the structure of the box.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Array Ragin Cajun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    809
    Well, try it and let us know.

  8. #8
    VIP Member Array Thanis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,362
    Quote Originally Posted by jkvan87 View Post
    in a ziploc bag..could it kaboom?
    You could cause a panic and renewed storage bag regulation. Plus, if US firearms are the cause of the problems down south, I can't imagine what they are going to do with all those baggies they already have.
    NRA Member
    S&W 642 (no-lock) with .38 Spl +P 135 GR Gold GDHP
    Glock G31 & G33 with .357 Sig 125 GR. SXT Winchester Ranger

  9. #9
    1943 - 2009
    Array Captain Crunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    10,372
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Even if one bullet manage to go off, it wouldn't be much of a "kaboom".
    Never heard of a bullet "going off."

    Stranger things have happened, I guess...


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array tbrenke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,006
    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    You could cause a panic and renewed storage bag regulation. Plus, if US firearms are the cause of the problems down south, I can't imagine what they are going to do with all those baggies they already have.
    "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -1792, James Madison
    There are always too many Democratic, Republican and never enough U.S. congressmen.

  11. #11
    Distinguished Member Array SonofASniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,249
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Never heard of a bullet "going off."

    Stranger things have happened, I guess...
    It happens, but man is it rare. I have met two different wittnesses in two different events ever. II have never seen it myself.

    One, my father when he was at the academy. They were doing live fire and one of the other trainees dropped a cartridge on the concrete and it went kaboom. Oddly, they never recovered the bullet, and the casing was shattered in pieces.

    The other was an employee I am acquainted with at a sporting goods store witnessed a customer and son buying some .22 LR. The son dropped a box and one of the rounds detonated. The employee said he wouldn't have believed it had he not seen it himself.

    Stranger things have happened I guess, but I have never been overly concerned about it being an issue.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    954
    Quote Originally Posted by SonofASniper View Post
    It happens, but man is it rare.
    Re-read it again...

    He said he had never heard of a bullet going off.

  13. #13
    Member Array rathos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    here
    Posts
    425
    When I worked for a certain big gun retailer we carried HSM reloaded ammo. We had a customer drop a box of them from about 8 feet up off a shelf. When it landed a round from the box went off. The bullet was sitting in the botton of the box. We found the brass about 50 yards away. It made an extremely loud sound. So could it happen, its a possibility.
    ‘‘To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.’’

    — George Mason

  14. #14
    Member Array jkvan87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    65
    It'll make a game of hot potatoes interesting.. we can glue a small piece of bb to the primer of each bullet. tape it all together so the bullets are all pointing inward and play hot potato on concrete?

  15. #15
    Ex Member Array Yoda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    2,782
    Certainly if the casing lip were just in contact and sandwiched between the hard surface and the primer or the bullet tip against primer. But it would have to be a hard surface such as concrete or rock or tile to occur. The resiliency of a soft surface would likely not produce a sufficient strike.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Gun drop
    By jcurt172 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 2nd, 2010, 03:18 AM
  2. A Pin Drop
    By xd.40sub in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: June 16th, 2008, 08:54 PM
  3. Bullet Drop?
    By ArmyCop in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 12th, 2008, 10:35 PM
  4. Bullet Drop
    By Timmy Jimmy in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: April 11th, 2007, 01:25 PM
  5. Drop the GUN!
    By Forscythe87 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 3rd, 2006, 12:29 AM

Search tags for this page

9mm ammo in bags
,
9mm ammunition bag
,
9mm bag of ammo
,
9mm detonated when dropped
,
ammo bag 9mm -mag
,
ammunition drop bags
,

bag of 9 mm ammo

,
bagged 9mm ammo
,
bagged 9mm ammunition
,
drop ammo on concrete
,
dropped 9mm ammo on cement
,
whats the drop on 9mm ammo
Click on a term to search for related topics.