Shooting Open A Lock

Popular Mechanics gives it a try:


Not much of a surprise there.

Information on the rounds they used – HERE

For a better info, check out one of Box O’ Truth’s old experiments – HERE


4 responses to “Shooting Open A Lock”

  1. Mythbusters did this more comprehensively with two handguns, shotgun slug and .30-06. No surprises what worked and what didn’t. This one’s interesting though, as a few locks did pop with just one shot. Knowing what weapon and ammo was used might help though.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      I didn’t see that Mythbusters, i’ll have to take a look for it though.

      I updated the post with a link to the info on what rounds they used.

  2. Henry Bowman Avatar
    Henry Bowman

    They seemed to be chewing apart the first lock from the bottom. I’m sure after the bottom fell off they could have jiggered it open by hand instead of shooting it several more times. The second lock they lucked out simply because they hit it in the right spot the first time.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Yea shot placement seems to be everything!