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Safe muzzle direction when chambering.

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    Has anyone ever actually discharged a pistol into a bucket of sand to confirm if it would stop the round? Just wondering...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk View Post
    Has anyone ever actually discharged a pistol into a bucket of sand to confirm if it would stop the round? Just wondering...
    I was wondering myself... but I do know they don't go very deep into the sandy backstop at my old range... even up close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk View Post
    Has anyone ever actually discharged a pistol into a bucket of sand to confirm if it would stop the round? Just wondering...
    Into a sand bank, on a few occasions. The bullets didn't go very far into the sand, plenty shallow for a 5gal bucket of sand to stop the average pistol round. That was years ago, but I can't believe contemporary rounds would be much different.
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    The box of truth sas that they couldn't get any round past the first 5 inch box full of sand, about 6 inches. That included 9mm, 45acp, slug, 5.56 and 308.

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    For years clearing barrels were 5 gallon buckets of sand with a hole cut in the lid and they worked well to stop whatever was fired into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk View Post
    Has anyone ever actually discharged a pistol into a bucket of sand to confirm if it would stop the round? Just wondering...
    It will easily stop a round. Dry sand is a better stopper than wet so make sure you use dry sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    It will easily stop a round. Dry sand is a better stopper than wet so make sure you use dry sand.

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    Huh... that's counter-intuitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Huh... that's counter-intuitive.
    Think stepping on sand vs quicksand. Which one will support and dissipate the energy of your footfall vs penetration.
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