Will an Apple Macbook Pro Stop A Bullet?

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Have you ever wondered if your Apple Macbook Pro stop a .22 bullet? How about a 9mm? Well 22 Plinkster Youtuber was curious, so he put this technology to the lead test.

If you didn’t know the construction of an Apple Macbook Pro its pretty impressive. For the test a Smith & Wesson.22 long rifle caliber and 9mm is used against the laptop from approximately 7 yards away. See the video below and the surprising results.

As speculated the Mac Book Pro stopped the .22 cal round, no penetration at all. The big surprise came from the 9mm being the higher velocity bullet, still did not penetrate the laptop.

Though the Apple laptop is not meant to be used as a bullet proof device, its great to know that it can stop a .22 cal and a 9mm handgun. This device could save you if such emergency arises. Thanks to 22 Plinkster for testing this tough technology. We always knew that the gun industry would connect with the technology world in a possible life saving scenario.

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Hey guys, 22 Plinkster here! I’ve got in my hands a Macbook Pro. This is probably one of my number one requested things to see if a 22 will go through, and a viewer was nice enough to send this to me. A lot of people carry macbooks in their backpacks, and also when they’re working at their desks, and you never know when an intruder may come up to you with a 22 pistol and you have to probably defend yourself and defend your life with your macbook pro. But the question is, will it stop a 22 longrifle? We’ll be using a Smith and Wesson M&P 22 compact, loaded with some CCI Minimags, 40 grains traveling at 1235 feet per second, so put in the comments below: Will a Macbook Pro stop a 22 longrifle?

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Ok, lemmy load up five CCI minimags. Again, these are 40-grain, round-nose, non-hollow-point bullets. Traveling at 1235 ft/sec. Using my Smith and Wesson M&P 22 compact, and a SilencerCo barrel suppressor. So, I’m gonna put five rounds into it. [five shots] Alright, five rounds into the macbook pro, let’s see if they went through.

The million-dollar question: Will a Macbook Pro save your life, in case you had it in your backpack and you’re walking, or if someone came up to you and decided they wanted to put a round in you with a 22 longrifle and you could throw it up, would it save your life? Let’s take a look.

Lookit there. Only one round went through. Shot it five times, this round right here went completely through the laptop, so… the other ones stopped cold. That’s pretty impressive! So basically, if a gunman came up to you and all you had was your macbook pro to save your life, you have a four outta five chance that this would stop a 22 longrifle. Let’s look inside and see what it looks like. Probably going to be glass everywhere. [laughter] so there you go! That is pretty impressive. The one that went through was right there. Went right through that key, so that’s pretty awesome. So will a Macbook Pro save your life? Well, the odds are pretty good! Thank you very much for watching guys, until next time, Y’all be safe, and keep plinkin’!

I know what you’re probably thinkin’, what are the chances of someone having a 22 longrifle and you have a macbook? But most people carry a 9mm, right? Well, good thing you say that, I’ve got my Smith and Wesson, M&P 9mm Performance Center, Shield, and I’m gonna put one round in it with some 147-grain federal HSTs. This should blow right through it, but I’m kinda curious to know.


Holy cow, I guarentee ya that went through! Alright, let me go take a look at it. What say you, did it go through? Or not? Right, here’s the shot. Look right there! It stopped a 9mm, Federal HST. You can actually– I don’t know if you can see it or not, but right inside there is actually the bullet. So it stopped a 147-grain federal HST cold. And if you had this in a backpack, you know, there’s several layers of cloth that it would have to go through before it actually hit the macbook. That is pretty impressive! So I know you guys were worried or concerned, saying ‘hey a 22 longrifle’s not very powerful’, but this goes to show you that electronics are pretty dense, and a macbook pro can stop a 9mm Federal HST 147 grainer. Now that’s impressive.

Sources: 22 Plinkster, Eric Nestor

Fitting a Shotgun

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The once-special fitting process is documented in this great old 1956 video.

Most of us when buying a shotgun these days, would just shoulder one at the gun counter and decide if we like it. This incorrect way of buying a shotgun has cost us many missed shots and the feeling of buyers remorse after the fact.

The correct way (the lost art of custom fitting) is to have a master shotgun fit the shooter with a special adjustable stocked shotgun. With his trained eye this gunsmith would measure what the fit should be. This method provided a quick way to fit and works real well.

With the old skills of the past quickly disappearing we must research past methods on how to correctly buy a shotgun that fits us well.

Another popular method back in the day was to test a gun for size by altering the angle of the stock in relation to the barrel. The gunsmith uses an adjustable gun issued only for fitting customers.

The gunsmith feels that the human eye is more accurate than a machine. In the end custom fitting helps the shooter gain a fuller game bag.

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One sport where you have to be fit is shooting. In both senses of the word. For how many people realize that the sporting gun has to be made to measure to suit individual requirements?

To show you how this is done, we visit an old established gunshop in London’s west end. After the gun has been sighted to determine his master eye –one is usually stronger than the other, and takes control– the angle of the stock in relation to the barrel can be adjusted accordingly. This adjustable gun is used only for fitting customers, for obviously each one varies in height with the shoulder and length of arm. From this can be measured important factors, like the length from jigger to the end of the stock, and the cast-off, or angle the stock is placed in relation to the barrel.

A lot of trouble is taken with attention to detail in the early stages, for an imperfect fit can spoil the value of a pair of guns that cost approximately one-thousand pounds. Yet even a thousand pounds doesn’t seem so much, when one considers the great tradition of craftsmanship that goes into the manufacture of every gun, each one taking nine months to make.

The stock has been made by the skilled hands of Arthur Guinn, from French walnuts, which has been selected for strength of grain, and beauty of figure. By Arthur’s standards, it takes ten days to carve a stock from a solid block, including the fitting of the mechanism, which is made first.

The highly specialized work of checkering the stock is the job of Ebineezer Hans, who’s been a stocker for sixty-eight years. Today, at eighty-four years of age, his hands are as nimbly efficient as ever.

This type of gun is made by hand, because the firm feels that the human eye is more accurate than a machine. In fact, they’ve been made this way for a hundred and thirty-five years. This process, by the way, is the fitting of extractors and mechanism, by Redge Taylor. The gun barrels are made from Nickle steel, and have to pass a pressure test. For the technically-minded, a cartridge when fired sets off a pressure of seven-thousand pounds per square inch, in comparison to a locomotive, which has a pressure of two-hundred and fifty pounds per square inch, although one of course is instantaneous, and the other continues.

The fourfold checking job of Charlie Gandison entails testing the ejectors, testing the weights of trigger pressure -usually about four pounds per square inch- testing the distance between the two triggers using a spacing blank, and finally, testing for balance.

Although they should receive yearly overhauls, sporting guns will last a lifetime if looked after. Symbols of the best in British craftsmanship.

Sources: British Pathé Youtube, Eric Nestor