Mythbusters - Spinning Bullet - Pistol Vice?


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mwsenoj
May 26, 2011, 04:30 AM
Anyone here see the recent Spy Car MYTHBUSTERS episode where they also did a gun myth that a 9mm shot into ice will ricochet and spin on the ice? I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of pistol vice they were using. It looks like there was some kind of stamp on the right side that had 3 or more letters, but all I could see was the last two "R E". It looked to be a sandwich type that had 3 bolts that compressed blue foam to keep a tight grip on the glock they were shooting.

Any help would be appreciated :)

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Sam Cade
May 26, 2011, 04:35 AM
Probably a Ransom Rest. Invaluable for evaluating mechanical accuracy.


http://www.ransomrest.com/RansomRest.html

gathert
May 26, 2011, 04:41 AM
It was their version of a ransom rest. They were also using the wrong caliber and type of bullet in relation to the original video, but they finally got what they were looking for.

HOOfan_1
May 26, 2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah they didn't get it to stand up while spinning, perhaps due to the round nose, but indeed they did catch it spinning on the ice. I saw the video posted here about a day before the Mythbusters episode aired. I could have sworn they even said the words ransom rest on Myth Busters, and they have used that device many times

USAF_Vet
May 26, 2011, 10:25 AM
They were also using the wrong caliber and type of bullet in relation to the original video

I noticed that myself, having seen the Youtube video only a few days before. The YT vid was a .40 S&W, Mythbusters used a 9mm.

SaxonPig
May 26, 2011, 10:32 AM
BTW- It's pistol vise. Pistol vice is something completely different. :evil:

mwsenoj
May 26, 2011, 12:13 PM
BTW- It's pistol vise. Pistol vice is something completely different. :evil:
Thanks for the correction. I appreciate and welcome those :)

Equestrian
May 27, 2011, 09:59 PM
i love mythbusters but they are really bad for using one thing and saying its another especially with firearms. ie weapon is a GLOCK 9mm then showing something chrome and not GLOCK shaped.

HOOfan_1
May 28, 2011, 12:37 AM
i love mythbusters but they are really bad for using one thing and saying its another especially with firearms. ie weapon is a GLOCK 9mm then showing something chrome and not GLOCK shaped.

They did use a Glock in the tests. When they were setting up the ransom rest in the shop I believe they showed an HK USP....

gathert
May 28, 2011, 01:03 AM
He means they will often say they are using a certain gun in other episodes, but they also use other guns for the same test still calling whatever the original one was.

Kliegl
May 28, 2011, 01:06 AM
Mythbusters is mildly entertaining, but their stuff cannot be taken as proof of anything,
since they disregard important things that affect their data each show.

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