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Mythbusters - Spinning Bullet - Pistol Vice?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mwsenoj, May 26, 2011.

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  1. mwsenoj

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    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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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  6. SaxonPig

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    BTW- It's pistol vise. Pistol vice is something completely different. :evil:
     
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    Thanks for the correction. I appreciate and welcome those :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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....
     
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    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.
     
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    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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