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Offline Revolverman

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010, 07:14:44 PM »
I've heard of cases of people getting killed with blank-pistols, typically in a contact-injury situation where the energy doesn't have a chance to dissipate.

Well, any force to a tender part of the body (chest, temple) could be fatal. (I assume it wasn't arm or leg shots)

Offline Xenophile

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2010, 07:19:03 PM »
I've heard of cases of people getting killed with blank-pistols, typically in a contact-injury situation where the energy doesn't have a chance to dissipate.

But isn't that a case of crude Non-lethal rounds (or less lethal rounds)?

I thought that blanks was simply a cartridge that didn't propel any material out of the barrel. Or, have I misunderstood the English brand of blank rounds completely?

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Re: Another police state...
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2010, 07:21:55 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum#Death
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/St-George-tragedy-shows-dangers-of-blank-gun-use/RsyL06pVy0i8UEo1O5KSVw.cspx

According to a demonstration referenced in the second article, from close range, a 'blank' can put a hole in sheetrock. 

Offline Xenophile

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2010, 07:25:00 PM »
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 07:26:30 PM by Xenophile »

Offline Revolverman

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2010, 07:27:32 PM »
kinda surprised how powerful a blank can be at point-blank range.

Offline Xenophile

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2010, 07:32:07 PM »
kinda surprised how powerful a blank can be at point-blank range.

Me too. Then again, there is an explosion taking place in the casing, and it has to go somewhere.

Offline Hunter

Re: Another police state...
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2010, 07:32:36 PM »
kinda surprised how powerful a blank can be at point-blank range.

If memory serves, a blank has a metal cap instead of a regular bullet.

http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/images/blank-cartridges-web.jpg