"I felt the bullet go through my hair..."


May 8, 2003, 04:08 PM
I've heard the above statement made by numerous people who have been shot at. I suspect that what they are actually feeling is the pressure wave from the bullet's passage, especially if it was supersonic at the time. My question is, does anyone know how close the bullet has to come to a person in order for that feeling to occur?

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May 8, 2003, 04:30 PM
Are you asking to become a test subject?:scrutiny:


May 8, 2003, 04:42 PM
This is an interesting question.

Which I hope never to be able to answer.

May 8, 2003, 05:05 PM
captain ohagan: The bulletproof cup? I invented this gag, Mac. Only in my day, the rookie got naked. And we also used blanks.

what about that flyer?
i wouldnt worry about that little guy.

May 8, 2003, 05:12 PM

that has got to be the most cryptic post I have ever seen in a thread.

May 8, 2003, 05:25 PM
Half of it would make a lot more sense if you had the FX channel.

May 8, 2003, 06:05 PM
I've had the same sensation with paintballs so I suspect it is purely psychological.

FYI, try playing in a large wooded area just by the light of a full moon (me --> scared witless) and you'll never want any taste of real combat. "Where the heck did THAT shot come from ?"

May 8, 2003, 06:10 PM
I understand, Pen. When I have played paintball, it made me realize what a short career I would have had as a soldier.

P.S. My sincere thanks to all of you who have risked your lives in combat for such as I.

May 8, 2003, 07:23 PM
And we also used blanks.

SMS, I loved that movie.

May 8, 2003, 08:37 PM
I read a story once about an LEO who was the target of a near miss at point blank range. All he felt was the muzzle blast from a revolver, but it was aimed at his head. He was certain, at the time, that he had been shot ...

May 9, 2003, 05:19 AM
I've don't recall any animals harvested by me where the hair was shot off without it having left a bullet skid mark on the skin if that helps any.

I've been shot in the hair myself but don't remember any of the pellets having missed. It was more of a thud! :D

May 9, 2003, 01:14 PM
Rent Super Troopers, you'll get the joke after watching it.


May 9, 2003, 02:50 PM

Do NOT rent Super Troopers. Its not worth wasting an hour and a half of your life just to get a not so good joke.

Mark D
May 9, 2003, 03:12 PM
ST wasn't meow the best movie I've ever seen.

May 9, 2003, 03:21 PM
Meow a movie? Huh:confused:

May 9, 2003, 04:32 PM
There was a contest in super troopers meow a cop had to say "meow" ten times during a traffic stop.

If a bullet meow through someone's hair it would cut the hair off that it hit. They just felt the air being forced meow the bullet.

May 9, 2003, 10:19 PM
Maybe I'm taking this a little OT, but do you guys remember John-Erik Hexum? He was a TV actor back in the early 80s, IIRC, until one day on the set he pointed a .44 Mag loaded with blanks at his head and pulled the trigger, apparently as a joke. They declared him brain dead a couple days later.

A buddy who served in the Singapore Army told me that they used to have an old helmet hanging up in a corner of the barrack room. They popped off blanks at it from their service rifles for fun. Said it was covered with dents from the impact of the gasses from the muzzles.

Point is that muzzle blast is absolutely no joke, and I suspect the sonic wave isn't either.

May 10, 2003, 01:56 PM
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