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.45 isn't even a cell phone stopper, let alone a manstopper

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by smoothie, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. smoothie

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  2. IncredibleGord

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    lol. Don't start a caliber war again.
     
  3. mnrivrat

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    Might want to re-think that .
     
  4. bmxr4life87

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    i bet my 30-30 woulda made short work of that cellphone......


    but seriously thats a freak accident and hes pretty lucky that nothing happened.
     
  5. Mike U.

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    Just think of how many Moros and Japanese could have been saved if they only had their cell phones clipped to their chests! Ohh, wait...



    I'm really happy nobody got hurt.

    And I hope the shooter was just the victim of a ricochet and NOT firing his weapon in the air.
     
  6. JimmAr

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    I can only imagine the cellphone still being in working order after being hit by a 9mm instead.. so damn that 45 for being so powerful!

    Makes me wanna go drop some bills on a 45 right now.
     
  7. Snowdog

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    I wouldn't expect a 230gr .45acp at nearly 500 yards away to be the cat's meow at stopping a cellphone, though I wouldn't hold out much more faith if it were a 115gr 9mm either.
    If my target is a Motorola Razr at 500 yards, I demand nothing less than a 7.62x51 as we know how dangerous a wounded cellphone can be.
     
  8. General Geoff

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    If the cell phone stopped the bullet, a rib or sternum would likely have stopped it as well.

    Still a lucky fellow though.
     
  9. Master Blaster

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    Must have been fired in the air or it was a riccochet. Big difference between that and a .45 fired from 50 yards or less directly at a target.

    If anyone has a cell phone we could take it to the range and test at 25 yards.....
     
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    On a more serious note -

     
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    If a cellphone ever attacks me I will be sure to use a 9mm. . . . .:uhoh::neener:
     
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    I've never cracked my sternum (or anyone else for that matter), but have broke a few phones.
     
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    Keep drinking the kool aid smoothie.
     
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    Must have been using volley sights...
    Shot was taken form at least a 1/4 mile away, that's 440 yards if my math is right. Still, he is lucky, but at that range I would only expect a bruise, maybe a cracked bone.
     
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    If true, this is like those western movies where the whisky flask stops the bullet.
     
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    My place of work is only a few miles from Lee Road. It is a winding heavily traveled two lane road in a rapidly developing area that was much more rural only a few years ago. Referencing the heavy traffic a popular bumper sticker in the area states "Pray for Me. I Drive Lee Road." Now, apparently, there's another reason.
     
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    What caliber?

    What caliber for cellphone...:neener:
     
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    What round for cell phone?

    Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet



    Fri Nov 21, 1:00 am ET

    COVINGTON, La. – A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn — hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

    The 68-year-old man was bruised. He said doctors told him two things prevented worse injury, maybe even death: the phone, and the fact that the bullet came in at an angle rather than head-on.

    Reports of pocket Bibles saving their owners' lives pop up every so often. Richard says he's sure that God told him to put the phone in his overalls chest pocket rather than a pants pocket as usual. He said that Saturday's incident increased his faith.

    He figured the bullet was fired by a hunter in woods near his 5-acre property.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081121/ap_on_fe_st/odd_cell_phone_bullet
     
  20. xd45gaper

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    lucky it wasnt a 10mm, it would have blew the man and his mower apart!:what:
     
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    Just reinforces that "Know your backstop" is mandatory at all times. This could have ended very differently and been a black eye for shooters.
     
  22. eldon519

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    Must have been a .45 GAP.
     
  23. xd45gaper

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    :cuss: the GAP would have blown him off his mower!!! ROFL
     
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    cell phone saved him? If it didn't penetrate a cell phone it wouldn't penetrate your chest... idiotic press thinks getting hit by a bullet inherently sends gore and limbs flying through the air. Although the welt wouldn't have been comfy without the phone.
     
  25. xd45gaper

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    wonder how far away it was shot! the average 45 acp round is what 200+ gains? thats quite a bit of force coming down. obiviously not enough to pentrate the phone and the mans chest.

    up close and personal i think it would have been over that phone wouldnt have stopped jack!
     
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