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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May 26, 2011, 03:35 AM
Probably a Ransom Rest. Invaluable for evaluating mechanical accuracy.
May 26, 2011, 03:41 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.
May 26, 2011, 09:23 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
May 26, 2011, 09:25 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.