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Man Saved by his Fat

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeroX, Jan 12, 2005.

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  1. ZeroX

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    http://www.davesdaily.com/out2.php?...w.davesdaily.com/bizarrenews/fatman_04-04.htm

    Not only that, I was watching Cops at 2 am this morning where some gangbangers apparently were harassing this fat Mexican guy (I don't know if he was in a gang or what). One of them pulled a .22 pistol and shot him. The bullet bounced right off his leg. He said that something similar happened with a 9mm a some time earlier.
     
  2. motoman

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    I gotta bulk up a bit then, those vests are so expensive! :evil:
     
  3. R.H. Lee

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    :p
     
  4. buy guns

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    and today i was watching COPS and this guy was too fat for normal handcuffs so they had to chain three cuffs together because the guy could barely get his hands behind his back.
     
  5. mete

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    Obesity is the first line of defense ??
     
  6. Gus Dddysgrl

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    EWWWWW Gross!!!!!!!!!!!

    I never want to be even though here it seems to be good. :barf: :barf: :barf:

    Gus
     
  7. landon74

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    Now I've just gotta figure out how to make the bad guys aim for my doughy mid section.... knowing my luck they'll manage to shoot several inches lower ....
     
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    Hahahaha, that's funny because that was one of the first COPS episodes I saw as a teenager, that was almost a decade ago. I remember that episode clearly, and I was so amazed at how lucky that guy was, until I started buying guns myself and learning just how weak a .22 really is.





    He was a drug trafficker right, pickup truck? I remember that one too, I saw it sometime last week. What's funny was what the officer said, "Oh man, I'm gonna have to go to two..... *clicks second pair of handcuffs to first* ...oh man I think I'm gonna need three!"
     
  9. spacemanspiff

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    that settles it! i'm canceling my membership with the gym!

    and i'm also adding 4 points to my ninja-ness. i just leveled up to Ninjitsu #6! my skills now include "stealth walkingl" and "stealth bowling ball". basically it means my feet are so fat they make no noise on any surface (except surfaces that are not rated to hold my immense girth) and i can tuck myself into a ball and roll around my enemies without them hearing me.

    i rule! :neener:
     
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  10. carebear

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    Don't forget your +5 "girth of restraining"
     
  11. mattz357

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    Is it just me, or does this sound like a Simpsons episode. This definitely sounds like something Homer could do. :)
     
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    "Is it just me, or does this sound like a Simpsons episode. This definitely sounds like something Homer could do. "

    I agree it does. That guy must of had some kind of roll to take all the energy like that. Of course I've seen some people at the malls that could barely walk. :barf:

    jojo
     
  13. Browns Fan

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    OK guys, let's find out what gun/caliber you'd use on those who are naturally endowed with "body armor"! :D
     
  14. Dave R

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    Musta been a .25ACP.







    Just kidding!
     
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    So instead of "10 feet tall and bulletproof" it's "10 feet wide and bulletproof" ?? :D

    Hey, finally I have an excuse - fat is officially tactical. :neener:

    We gotta put some pounds on Skunkabilly.
     
  16. Standing Wolf

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    I think a big caliber revolver probably would have been a better approach, but you've got to admire the man's courage.
     
  17. Glock19Fan

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    I doubt it was a .22LR, and even if it was, it was probably a squib load (becuase I will bet their ammo isnt the best in the world).

    .22s can penitrate skulls pretty easily at the right angle.

    Even 265 pounds isnt that heavy IMO. I would bet that the bullet, instead of traveling in the direction of his vitals, instead traveled side to side.

    Also, if a bullet bounced off of you, how would you know what caliber you were hit with? Other than shell cases, for all you know, it was probably a pellet gun.
     
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    They recovered the round he was hit with and held it up to the camera. It was all but intact.
     
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    yeah that's why i like fudge rounds so much, body armor!! :banghead:
     
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    if the guy was that fat it could make a lot of centerfire rounds questionable.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: Squashed robber sues bus driver for literally flat-lining him...

    :D
     
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    Pass me another doughnut, nah, make it two.
     
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    I once viewed a video that demonstrated common handgun calibers in ballistic gel testing (granted, I'm pretty sure they didn't test the 454 casull, or anything like that). #1 in penetration was .357... #2 was 22lr.

    I think (but don't hold me to this) that the calibers tested were

    .22lr
    .25
    .380
    9mm
    .38
    .357
    .40
    10mm
    .44
    .45

    And yes, I realize that ballistic gel testing is theoretical.
     
  24. R.H. Lee

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    The lowly .22lr is WAAAYYY underestimated. More people have been killed with a .22 than any other caliber.
     
  25. ShaiVong

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    I was just talking to my buddy today about shooting, and he was relating a childhood story to me. He was frigging around with one of his friends and got shot in the leg with a 22... the round struck the bone and broke it. Ouch. He also was shooting with a friend in a junkyard, shooting some ice on the top of an old car standing shoulder to shoulder and a round bounced back and struck his friend on the crown of his head and layed about 2 inches of scalp wide open just within his hairline. A bloody affair.

    A 22 may be rather weak by firearm standards, but its STILL a firearm that posesses enormous wounding potential.
     
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