How much paper does it take to stop a 50 cal machine gun?

Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It’s just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it’s a 50 cal machine gun that’s shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper. »Monday 2:40pm11/23/15 2:40pm


What it looks like when a ballistic gel body dummy gets shot up with bullets

Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle. That’s what it looks like from afar when a fully automatic glock starts shooting its bullets at the ballistic gel dummy. And it’s almost funny how the gel moves! But then you look a little closer and see the true damage of the gun and it’s a whole lot scarier. The bullets spread open upon… »11/11/15 10:30pm11/11/15 10:30pm

How does homemade body armor made from t-shirts, paper, and duct tape hold up to bullets?

This test of homemade body armor by Demolition Ranch reads like the old fable of the Three Little Pigs. This little piggy made body armor out of T-Shirts. This little piggy used duct tape. And this one used a stack of printer paper. Which homemade body armor can withstand the big bad wolf bullet? Well, they each sort… »10/27/15 4:30pm10/27/15 4:30pm

How many shots from an assault rifle can a ceramic body armor plate take before breaking?

Can body armor stand up to an assault rifle? Can a ceramic plate not shatter against the bullets of an AR-15 and AK-47 hybrid weapon? Demolition Ranch investigated by shooting the crap out of the body armor to see how long it takes for a bullet to pierce and penetrate through. »10/13/15 6:00am10/13/15 6:00am

How many gun shots and what caliber of bullet does it take to actually bust open a lock?

We see it in movies all the time, somebody needs to get passed a locked door? Shoot up that pad lock with your gun and boom, you’re clear on the other side. But does that actually work in real life? Demolition Ranch attempted to find out with different guns and different bullet calibers and a whole lot of shooting to… »9/21/15 8:58pm9/21/15 8:58pm

Destroying 2000 bullets is like popping the most explosive popcorn

Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn. »8/29/15 11:00am8/29/15 11:00am

Seeing a gun fire at 73,000 FPS is absolutely definitely the most incredible thing

Wow. Ten thousand wows couldn’t even begin to explain how much amazement and pure jaw dropping wonder that I’m feeling after seeing a gun fire off a shot at 73,000 frames per second. We’ve seen bullets and other guns get shot in slow motion before but not anything like this, the visible force and pressure and… »8/17/15 9:45pm8/17/15 9:45pm

Is the indestructible hockey puck bullet proof?

Adamantium aside, the hockey puck is the strongest material on Earth. That’s only a little bit of an exaggeration since we’ve seen it survive liquid nitrogen, take on the vaunted red hot nickel ball and even put up a respectable fight against thermite. But is the puck bulletproof? Should we just wear hockey puck… »6/22/15 8:20pm6/22/15 8:20pm

The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier

The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, Hydrodynamica, on the relationship between pressure and potential energy (or speed) of a fluid. The jist of his principle relates an increase in speed of a fluid to a decrease in pressure.… »9/02/14 3:23pm9/02/14 3:23pm

Self-Guided Bullets That Change Course Midair Are Now Terrifyingly Real

The military masterminds at DARPA have just changed everything you think you know about bullets. Meet the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, a .50 caliber bullet that maneuvers itself midair to stay locked on target. Here's footage of the first live test: it sure as hell looks like the technology works. »7/12/14 10:00am7/12/14 10:00am

Exploding Bullets Frozen In Plexiglass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

Just because a piece of glass might claim to be "bulletproof" doesn't necessarily mean that it's actually, well, bulletproof. But if your bullet-resistant glass is sturdy enough, that speeding bullet will usually just end up lodged in layers of polycarbonate. That's what intrigues photographer Deborah Bay. »6/28/13 2:02pm6/28/13 2:02pm