Video "SAAMI - Sporting Ammuntion and the Fire Fighter"

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    Video "SAAMI - Sporting Ammuntion and the Fire Fighter"

    I saw this vid posted on one of the other forums I frequent and wanted to share it here. It's made by SAAMI and shows the various reactions of a variety of unsupported ammunition (not chambered in a firearm) with interesting results. From being shot at, ran over with a bulldozer, dropped from extreme heights and even in fires, it really shows that "loose" ammo is not as dangerous as one might believe and doesn't offer the "Hollywood" explosive factor that you might think it would. Although the video was made primarily as a training aid for Fire Fighters, the information is equally as important for any of us who has ammunition in the house. Of course, a chambered firearm that might go off due to a fire or whatever is lethal and understandably so, it does offer a great perspective and insight that should help put to rest any major concerns firearm owners have regarding perceived dangers of having any amount of ammuntion in the home. Very intriguing and I hope you enjoy it.

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    Back in the 1940s Gen Julian Hatcher did some tests using a hot plate to cook-off 45ACP ammo. In order to contain any fragments or bullets he placed a cardboard box over the experiment. The bullet remained very close to the original position of the round and only a very few fragments of the cartridge case penetrated the first layer of the corrugated cardboard box. His experiments are detailed in his book “Hatchers Notebook”.
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    All that ammo wasted like that......they could have sent it to me for experimentation!
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    Re: Video "SAAMI - Sporting Ammuntion and the Fire Fighter"

    Interesting. Covered a lot of things I've wondered about. Long video but worth while.

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