Electronics sent to the FIRING SQUAD (pics)


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smartshooter.45
October 8, 2008, 01:56 AM
Recently my 22" widescreen monitor died 1 month after the warranty had expired :banghead: solution? TO THE FIRING SQUAD! heres some before and after pics. enjoy! SS.45

also i would like to see some pics of your favorite electronics sent to the firing squad, so lets see em!

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr294/gcobbs420/Picture097.jpg?t=1223479496
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr294/gcobbs420/Picture099.jpg?t=1223479466
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr294/gcobbs420/Picture103.jpg?t=1223479527

Good times.

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EOD Guy
October 8, 2008, 11:11 AM
I wouldn't be posting pictures of illegal acts. Computers, monitors, TVs and other electronic equipment is classified as "electronic waste" and must be disposed of at "e-waste" facilities.

PTK
October 8, 2008, 11:12 AM
I didn't read where he just left it there and didn't bring it to a disposal facility. Assuming crime where there may well be none isn't too kind. :)

smartshooter.45
October 8, 2008, 11:18 AM
I wouldn't be posting pictures of illegal acts. Computers, monitors, TVs and other electronic equipment is classified as "electronic waste" and must be disposed of at "e-waste" facilities.

yea dont worry guys im not littering haha. i usually end up bringing more crap back with me then i bring to the spot. also i wouldnt be too worried about a monitor at this place. i should take pictures of the burned out/shot up cars that are about 20' from where i took out my monitor haha!

The Lone Haranguer
October 8, 2008, 11:23 AM
It is the OP's property to do with as he pleases. No one is being hurt and no laws are being violated as far as I can see.

Mt Shooter
October 8, 2008, 11:30 AM
"e-waste" facilities

Whats that? Is that a California thing? Never heard of it before.

However the last photo is that a finger on the trigger?

MikeD999999
October 8, 2008, 11:40 AM
Large hole is .45, small hole is 9mm.

Mike D.

smartshooter.45
October 8, 2008, 11:41 AM
However the last photo is that a finger on the trigger?
yes you treat every gun like its loaded even though i knew this one wasnt. i took the pic for different purposes. my mistake.

Nice Mike. did the HD almost stop the 9mm? looks like it went through but barely haha. any others have any fun pics to share?

Code3GT
October 8, 2008, 11:52 AM
I have a laptop that needs executed...just dont have anywhere to put an end to my misery.

Eyesac
October 8, 2008, 12:21 PM
Finger in the trigger guard!!!

hankdatank1362
October 8, 2008, 12:23 PM
At Office Depot, you can get a can of compressed air for like three bucks... that'll let you clean out all that dust on your keyboard. ;)



Just givin' ya a hard time. It looks like you hit the monitor with some birdshot, too. But it didn't penetrate.

Claude Clay
October 8, 2008, 12:29 PM
must be tough to get your bottle deposit back though........

mgregg85
October 8, 2008, 12:30 PM
My buddy and I had a fun time with his old printer that never worked. Two semi-automatic shotguns full of cheap birdshot at maybe 15 feet. Birdshot won't penetrate too much so you really have to lay it on to do some serious damage.:) It was a pretty fun target and yes we did pick up the pieces and throw them away afterwards.

Gunnerpalace
October 8, 2008, 12:54 PM
Is that a California thing?

Most likely. :scrutiny:

ishida
October 8, 2008, 01:14 PM
Busting a flat screen monitor IS dangerous. Even if you disconnect it from the power supply (which holds 50k volts+ for several days after unplugging, if not longer), the screen portion itself contains Mercury, which is very damaging to the environment. He is right, you should have taken it to a proper waste facility.


To tell you, the old CRT monitors do not contain mercury, BUT the bulbs in them can send fragments out as fairly high velocities.

CNYCacher
October 8, 2008, 01:38 PM
http://richnamy.com/gallery/d/31558-2/100_4602.jpg

Yeah, we put a lot of rounds through that monitor! Check out the tree behind it!

http://richnamy.com/gallery/d/31594-2/100_4617.jpg

A better view of the tree:
http://richnamy.com/gallery/d/31588-2/100_4616.jpg

smartshooter.45
October 8, 2008, 02:10 PM
good job on that old CRT CNYCacher. It definately felt some firing squad wrath.

dont know why some people are freaking out over this... sometimes electronics fail and they need to be shot. i always leave the local gravel pit range cleaner then when i got there. cheers, SS.45

Claude Clay
October 8, 2008, 02:14 PM
poor tree. but i guess thats what it gets for standing up to you ;)

SoCalShooter
October 8, 2008, 02:28 PM
http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/option,com_gallery2/Itemid,53/?g2_itemId=116522/

This is mine, about a year and 1/2 ago a skateboard company decided to say they had bullet proof decks. I really made the french skaters and euros mad when we did this.

Navy_Guns
October 8, 2008, 02:33 PM
To preempt any "what caliber for a microwave?" threads, you should use a pneumatic cannon with a 5.25" diameter barrel that is 20 feet long and runs at 5,000 psi. This was the inaugural shot with our new barrel and we put a bundle of 1" diameter penetrators through the microwave - while it was plugged in and running. On a real day, we can launch a 50 pound penetrator at 700 ft/sec through about a foot of reinforced concrete. :evil:

Smurfslayer
October 8, 2008, 02:57 PM
My friend Mike shot a large monitor with his Garand:

The damage from the shots was impressive, but a pound of tannerite produced far more damage:

http://bighammer.net/images/dude_gettingashell_.wmv

Farnorthdan
October 8, 2008, 03:31 PM
QUICK....someone better call the E-COPS............

KelVarnson
October 8, 2008, 05:13 PM
Busting a flat screen monitor IS dangerous. Even if you disconnect it from the power supply (which holds 50k volts+ for several days after unplugging, if not longer), the screen portion itself contains Mercury, which is very damaging to the environment. He is right, you should have taken it to a proper waste facility.


To tell you, the old CRT monitors do not contain mercury, BUT the bulbs in them can send fragments out as fairly high velocities.

Are you sure about this? CRT monitors have anode power supplies that run in the 30 and 40 thousand volt range, and the cathode ray tubes contain lead and some other substances (yeah, like we're worried about lead ;))

I am not sure why flat screen LCD monitors would have HV power supplies, unless maybe for fluorescent backlights? And if the LCD monitors conform to RoHS guidelines, they probably have little or no toxic substances.

If anything contained mercury, I would expect it to be the old CRTs.

And yes, for you non-Kali folks, disposal of electronic waste is a fairly big deal here, but that's not a bad thing, and they make it easy to comply with. I say shoot what you want, maybe throw a tarp under it beforehand, and make sure it all gets dispsosed of properly. We shoot electronic stuff all of the time, it's very fun.

Mt Shooter
October 8, 2008, 07:23 PM
And yes, for you non-Kali folks, disposal of electronic waste is a fairly big deal here, but that's not a bad thing, and they make it easy to comply with.

They kind of tried that here, but they wanted to charge you 20 or 30 bucks for doing so. Didnt last too long.

Ky Larry
October 8, 2008, 08:10 PM
So what caliber do you guys recomend for an old Gateway system? Is a .30-06 with a 180 gr Silver Tip enough? At close range (1-35 yrds) , will 12 ga OO buckshot work? Are they dangerous when wounded?

KelVarnson
October 8, 2008, 08:16 PM
12 GA slugs are AMAZING against all manner of electronic hardware.

Joshua C
October 8, 2008, 08:20 PM
So what caliber do you guys recomend for an old Gateway system? Is a .30-06 with a 180 gr Silver Tip enough? At close range (1-35 yrds) , will 12 ga OO buckshot work? Are they dangerous when wounded?



filling it up with black powder may prove satisfying:evil:

ishida
October 8, 2008, 08:43 PM
Are you sure about this? CRT monitors have anode power supplies that run in the 30 and 40 thousand volt range, and the cathode ray tubes contain lead and some other substances (yeah, like we're worried about lead )

I am not sure why flat screen LCD monitors would have HV power supplies, unless maybe for fluorescent backlights? And if the LCD monitors conform to RoHS guidelines, they probably have little or no toxic substances.

If anything contained mercury, I would expect it to be the old CRTs.

And yes, for you non-Kali folks, disposal of electronic waste is a fairly big deal here, but that's not a bad thing, and they make it easy to comply with. I say shoot what you want, maybe throw a tarp under it beforehand, and make sure it all gets dispsosed of properly. We shoot electronic stuff all of the time, it's very fun.I'm in a computer repair class that gets plenty of broken monitors and computers, since we fix anything in the entire County School System that is deemed "working" by the Tech Center, when it's still very broken.

We got three monitors in last week, modern flat screens. They were scrapped, and unworking. Even after having been unplugged, we tested the main capacitor for a charge, and it came out as 50k volts. We quickly discharged that before scrapping the power supply (the other capacitors had gone bad), and now have three replacement LCD screens.

We were repeatedly warned by the instructor not to crack the screens due to toxic substances. There were also warnings on the screens themselves.

They were not new-new, they were modern but not top-of-the-line (2 years at oldest)

HGUNHNTR
October 9, 2008, 10:13 AM
Yeah it seems pretty pointless to do that type of damage to the environment. At the very least you have lots of broken glass, and make the place look like a total s&*t hole.

Claude Clay
October 9, 2008, 10:24 AM
broken glass...there is lots of broken glass already on the ground and more bottles set as targets. i am not talking PC, broken glass can and does injure wildlife and possibly other people. and shooting dead a tree cause you have to practice against random attacks by swarming CRTs--just aint right.
we can have fun without endangering the flora and fauna. or ourselfs.

ZeSpectre
October 9, 2008, 10:33 AM
HDD "decomissioned" via .357 Magnum
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/2008_SD400_0140.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/2008_SD400_0143.jpg

BruceRDucer
October 9, 2008, 10:38 AM
Happy to see the Electronics get blasted. Nice work. Wish I were there. :):):)

KelVarnson
October 9, 2008, 12:58 PM
We got three monitors in last week, modern flat screens. They were scrapped, and unworking. Even after having been unplugged, we tested the main capacitor for a charge, and it came out as 50k volts.

Sorry, I know this isn't gun-related, but I have two questions:

1.) What, in a flat screen monitor, requires a 50 kV power supply?

2.) What did you use to measure that voltage?

HGUNHNTR
October 9, 2008, 01:37 PM
Does anyone think its kinda weird to take photographs of destroyed electronics?

KelVarnson
October 9, 2008, 02:05 PM
Yes, you're right. Videos would be much more satisfying.

Geronimo45
October 9, 2008, 02:18 PM
HDD "decomissioned" via .357 Magnum
Now that's what I call formatting a hard drive. :p

Does anyone think its kinda weird to take photographs of destroyed electronics?
That's one of the reasons guns fascinate me, personally... throwing a small projectile at high speed, the projectile can cause enormous destruction to, say, an old all-in-one Macintosh. Four rounds of 7.62x54R shred it.
It's just a neat thing to see.

DoubleTapDrew
October 9, 2008, 03:19 PM
These are the only ones I can find now. The on-site carnage pics must be on my other computer.

5.56 AR-15 vs hard drive:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/07060003.jpg

115gr 9mm HP vs hard drive:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/07050001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/07050002.jpg

Few rounds of 12 ga 00 Buck and a magful of .40 S&W (note the wad stuck in the screen):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/09280019.jpg

I think this was mostly done with an AK and 12ga with 00 buck. 3 laptops. Took more time to clean this up than shoot em.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/LAPTOP001s.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/LAPTOP002s.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/LAPTOP005s.jpg


There were no survivors.

Next time I need to format some drives or decomission hardware I'll try to get video. They really dance, thwack, flip, and twirl with major calibers.

HGUNHNTR
October 9, 2008, 04:29 PM
weird :uhoh:

oh well to each his own.

DoubleTapDrew
October 9, 2008, 05:43 PM
Computers can be a source of great frustration so it's only fitting they be repaid. Reactive targets are fun. Reactive targets that have made you pull out your hair at times are even more fun!

jbrown50
October 9, 2008, 07:20 PM
Computer Killers!.........MURDERERS!!!!!

ishida
October 9, 2008, 08:58 PM
Sorry, I know this isn't gun-related, but I have two questions:

1.) What, in a flat screen monitor, requires a 50 kV power supply?

2.) What did you use to measure that voltage?

They were 32" Gateways, so they might need more than a smaller screen.

We used a normal voltmeter on it.

tn-dave
October 9, 2008, 09:26 PM
The laptop shots are great..!!

OOOXOOO
October 9, 2008, 09:52 PM
I love the microwave pics. Never thought of leaving it plugged in and running. I got a generator and extension cord, recipie for fun.

Ukraine Train
October 9, 2008, 10:14 PM
Do appliances count? :D
http://fabiens.org/gallery/d/10057-1/P6160002.JPG

TheReeves
October 9, 2008, 10:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/stlmkiiisupra/Range%20Shots/Range57-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/stlmkiiisupra/Range%20Shots/Range56.jpg

Birdshot, 1" slug (just one), .45, 9mm, .380

fordfan485
October 10, 2008, 12:42 AM
I wouldn't recommend shooting up an LCD monitor, the cold cathode fluorescent bulbs typically used for back-lights in LCD's contain mercury.

FlyinBryan
October 10, 2008, 12:49 AM
reminds me of that movie "office space" where they take a troublesome copy/fax machine out to the woods and go gangsta on it.

KelVarnson
October 10, 2008, 02:01 AM
We used a normal voltmeter on it.

It takes a pretty special probe to measure 50kV. Certainly no "normal" voltmeter will do it.

But, this is a gun forum, and I have already pulled this thread off-topic a couple of times on this, and you know, it really doesn't matter, so...

Friends, please pick up after you shoot :)

smartshooter.45
October 10, 2008, 09:28 PM
for those of you who actually posted pics+video= thankyou! ive had some great laughs looking over the thread. for those of you who dont understand why people would shoot electronics with their favorite guns, ill quote doubletapdrue: Computers can be a source of great frustration so it's only fitting they be repaid. Reactive targets are fun. Reactive targets that have made you pull out your hair at times are even more fun!

when i went postal on my monitor my frustration turned to elation! Yes it got picked up afterwords and its good to see that people are being environmentally conscious. cheers,
SS.45

DZL HOG
October 10, 2008, 10:29 PM
Good shooting guys.

e-waste facilities

Which part of the landfill would that be?? The part where normal trash goes and a big D8 Cat mashes it into the ground then covers it up with dirt, or the part where all the metal stuff(scrap steel, old appliances etc.) is kept until it can be loaded up on a tractor trailer and shipped to a recycling center where it will be shipped overseas, melted and sold back to the US?

Back to the fun. I had some fun with an old microwave that quit working a few months ago. It doesnt look quite as bad as the one posted on page one, but its not far from it. No pics yet, its got probly over a 100rds of 9mm through it. I finally had to stick some targets on it so I could tell where I was hitting. I shot it from the side, the fun part was when I finally broke the door catch and the door swung open while shooting. I sent a couple through the door just for kicks.

twofifty
October 10, 2008, 11:03 PM
CNYcacher, please tell us a bit more about your backstop on post 16, the one where you guys shot up a monitor and the tree behind it.

It looks to me like the ground slopes downhill through sparse trees to an open field...

ridata
October 11, 2008, 01:35 AM
The on-site carnage pics must be on my other computer.


The pics are on that HDD. :D

DoubleTapDrew
October 11, 2008, 08:24 PM
The pics are on that HDD.
:uhoh:

Oh wait, found them! That is a concern when you've got a few (I work in IT) and forget which ones are ok to dispose of and which you are supposed to keep :p
There is a HD in the garage now that I see has a post-it note on it that says "Destroy!" and a couple desktops. Maybe tomorrow I'll light them up.

Looks so peaceful...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer001.jpg

Not anymore

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer008.jpg

Reduced recoil 00 buck

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer010.jpg

AK wanted a turn

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer011.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer014.jpg

Hard Drive formatting

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/ayost/computer016.jpg

Laptop keys are a PITA to pick up when scattered up a hillside.

C-grunt
October 12, 2008, 06:21 AM
OP...whats up with the "sex" worm??? haha

flynlr
October 13, 2008, 05:29 AM
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I wouldn't be posting pictures of illegal acts. Computers, monitors, TVs and other electronic equipment is classified as "electronic waste" and must be disposed of at "e-waste" facilities."



I dont give a hoot. I look all over creation for old mercury filled thermometer's to bust open and send down the drain. along with antifreeze and used motor oil. the next SOB who cries about green in my face gets puch3ed. .

Dr. Peter Venkman
October 13, 2008, 05:49 AM
It looks to me like the ground slopes downhill through sparse trees to an open field...

Yep. Very poor display of range safety.

I dont give a hoot. I look all over creation for old mercury filled thermometer's to bust open and send down the drain. along with antifreeze and used motor oil. the next SOB who cries about green in my face gets puch3ed. .

Have fun with your grandchild who has 30 toes!

smartshooter.45
October 13, 2008, 07:42 AM
OP...whats up with the "sex" worm??? haha

ok so the place where i took the pics is an old gravel pit that isnt getting used anymore. pretty much all the locals from my town go there to shoot for free and meet up with other shooters to have fun. its really large, surrounded on all sides by gravel burms and is far from any houses. its a great spot. the sex worm was already spray painted on an old fridge door when we got there haha. i thought it might be funny to include it. cheers

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