Tonight's CSI (8pm)...


May 3, 2005, 08:39 PM
When they needed to load up some ammo, they turned to the RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme - which just happens to be attached to my bench :D At least they have good taste in reloading equipment. Though the guy didn't use the uniflow....

The issue they were dealing with was figuring out how long distance wise it would take for a 9mm to slow down to 550fps.

Now I'm just waiting for the show to blame it on the gun....

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May 3, 2005, 08:54 PM
Umm, if they know the load and gun that was used in the crime all they'd have to do is chrono the MV, find out the BC from the bullet's manufacturer (30 seconds on a website) and then use some (free to download) ballistics software to find the range where the velocity had dropped to 550fps. Unless the perp was a handloader (and therefore they had to duplicate the load) there'd be no reason for handloading.

May 3, 2005, 08:56 PM
Ah, some moron fired off a shot in the middle of a neighborhood. At least they didn't blame the gun...instead they just made the gun owner out to be a dangerous idiot :rolleyes: I am Jack's complete lack of surprise....

May 3, 2005, 08:57 PM
What's cooler to put on a show - somebody handloading ammo and test firing it, or somebody downloading software? There ya go.

May 3, 2005, 08:57 PM
I remember seeing that episode several months ago, and there are several false statements in the show. For example, they said that standard penitration of a 9mm handgun bullet was 12 inches. They fire a 9mm FMJ into the gel block and it stops after 12 inches. In real life, they could be digging it out of the walls several rooms away, becuase the penitration of a 9mm FMJ in gel is around 30 inches.

Double Maduro
May 3, 2005, 10:29 PM
9mm penetration,


May 4, 2005, 01:06 AM
Haha, too bad they didn't put that in the episode.

May 4, 2005, 09:47 AM
ever wonder why CSI dont hire a gun expert that would add touch of reality to the show? they make it out like 1800 feet is the max distance a 9mm bullet could travel. look at a 22lr box it warns can cause injury or death out to 1 1/2 miles. IIRC a few years ago a person was hit with a 9mm slug at a distance of closer to 1800 yards ( over a mile), that was how far the gravel pit was that the person was shooting at that the firearm was matched to. I think it hit the person in the leg and did enough damage to have surgury. i am sure it would be easy to get a csi got this wrong ( gun related of course ) thread going.

May 4, 2005, 10:55 AM
"I am Jack's complete lack of surprise...."

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