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October 9th, 2019 by AmSJ Staff

Who would ever even think to cook a grenade?

Remember that scene in Steven Seagal Under Siege movie, where he rigs a booby trap with a grenade to a microwave. Ok, maybe it wasn’t a grenade, just testing your memory. Anyways the idea of cooking a live grenade is the same as blowing up a car with Tannerite.

Matt Carriker of Demolition Ranch took this thought and put it into action. Like most of us he needed to see what a live grenade would do when cooked in a microwave. Matt went out and did a full-blown test on a series of different types of grenades.

Check it out below:

The first couple tests wasn’t much in terms of results. Matt started with a thermite incendiary grenade, which produced some burn marks after sitting in the microwave for about 15 minutes, but no explosion. The thermite needs to be hotter in order to explode.

Next up was the tear gas grenade, which also did nothing after 10 minutes in the microwave.

Finally, some action when Matt tries out the multi-bang flash-bang grenade, which launched pieces of the kitchen appliance. The flash powder is very sensitive to heat.

Here’s a series of explosive that Matt tries out:
-Sting-ball grenade – used for less than lethal in a jail settings, this produced nothing.
-Sheet of C4 explosive – melted.
-Dynamite with partially melted C4 only burned up – gave it a secondary charge, sending microwave fragments into orbit.

The true focal point of the experiment was the frag grenade, this produced a dud –simply wouldn’t explode after 15 minutes in the microwave.
Matt even tried it with TNT booster charge with the frag grenade, with no explosion. So next time you see a movie with someone cooking a frag grenade, chances are it won’t go off in real life.

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February 25th, 2017 by jhines

When we think ricochet, we usually think danger. But can a ricochet be directed and actually used as a bullet?

When we are planning our hunting lanes or setting up our targets for a little range practice, we often think of a ricochet as one of the things on our safety list.
In some circle of tactical shooting, shooting down the hallway, you can actually ricochet a shot from the side walls.

What we don’t often do is think about using the ricochet to actually hit our target. And to be honest unless you are planning some trick shots you probably never will, but unless you watch this video you’ll always be left wondering if you can actually ricochet a ricochet?

After watching that, the possibilities seem almost limitless.

Of course, unless you are taking extra safety measures, it’s never smart to just start shooting at steel plates with no idea of where the bullet is heading. But as long as you take time to plan out your shots you can probably come up with some incredible, unthinkable shots, that you can actually hit.

Video Transcription
You guys comment all the time, ‘Matt you are Tactical AF’ or ‘man, I wish I was as tactical AF as matt is.” I know, I know I know. I am.

…I don’t know what that means. I don’t get it. Tactical AF? Tactalaff? TacticalAff? That doesn’t mean… or if it’s an acronym? Like… Tactical… Around firearms, maybe? I mean yeah, if that’s what you mean, yeah. Tactical… about family? …That’s not what y’all mean. But I am, but… Tactical… a lot frequently? No, that’s stupid. Tactical… and friendly? Aw, you guys stop it!

Hello! welcome to Demolition Ranch. I’m gonna try to do something today that I’ve never purposefully done it, I might’ve accidentally done it, but I’ve never purposefully done this. What I want to try to do, and I don’t know how easy it’s gonna be, but I want to try to ricochet a ricochet. You can’t triple-stamp a double-stamp [movie clip] but I think you CAN ricochet a ricochet. Let me show you what I have set up.

Over here, we have a steel plate at an angle, going in to another steel plate at an angle, stopping on a steel plate back there. So my plan is to stand -well, squat– woah! Fall over. Squat back here, shoot at that first plate, ricochet off that plate into that plate, and into the back plate. They’re all steel, they should bounce a bullet. The problem here is, bullets are made of lead. Which is a very soft metal. So it deforms when it hits steel, a hard metal. So there’s a chance the bullets are gonna come apart, or squish so much that they’re gonna lose a lot of their velocity. If I was shooting like, steel bullets? They would probably have a better chance of bouncing. But I think I can do it with lead. We have very slight angles, as you can see from above. Just a slight angle there, and a slight angle there. So -pew pew pew- that’s the sound the bullet should make, as I ricochet a ricochet.

Shooting first, a 22 longrifle. I have eye protection on, because there’s a fair chance that something might bounce back over here. I’m gonna lay down, ‘cuz I need to get low. Ok. We have the plates painted, so I should be able to tell where they go.



Guys don’t freak out, but I just ricocheted a ricochet. The first hit right there, pretty obvious. -pyoow- the second hit, right there, that black mark, and then the third hit, right there. Now, we got two ricochets. First one, second one, and our bullet carried on. Which I’m pretty happy about. Can we do three?

One, two, three plates now, all at slight angles so it’ll hit here, I’ll be aiming at this plate again, hit here, bounce to there, bounce to there, hit our back plate. Ideally. We shall see.


YESS. We just triple-stamped a double-stamp. [Film clip]

Here’s our first hit, right next to the other first hit, second hit was right next to the other second hit, so I’m pretty precise here. There is-wait where is it- there it is, it’s scraped some of the paint off right there. And then there’s our fourth, right there. Ok! Yeah, that’s where it went through, and then hit our plate back there.

I just feel like we could do better.

This is getting sketchier and sketchier. First plate- everything has a fresh coat of paint by the way- First plate, second plate, our third plate, and I’m hoping -this might be too sharp of an angle, but- here’s our new fourth plate, and the back plate. So if we can hit our back plate, it means we made it through this mess. There’s no straight shot you can see.


One, two, three… where’s our fourth? I thought that down there was bullet fragments, it may not have been, though. Oop, nope, here it is. We hit the rock. So we did ricochet off the third one, but we went into that rock. Oh yeah, so, we just barely missed. It went right there, hit the rock, and went off. So I need to move this back a bit.


Hit, hit, hit… we have a hit! and it splattered, these were not here before. So yeah, that bullet was just coming apart by then. So I would count it as four successful ricochets, but we’re not gonna get anything else outta there. You can see there’s a few little spots there, it’s not one bullet anymore, it’s still pretty well held together, but by here, it’s just not there anymore.

So I’m pretty happy with that! We got a quadrouple ricochet!

BUT WAIT. There’s more. 380 ACP, this is a bigger cartridge, a bigger bullet, and this bullet –this cartridge comes from Underwood Ammo, and this bullet is the Extreme Defender, and so, you can see it looks kind of interesting, like a screwdriver on the end, and it’s all copper. So copper is a soft metal as well, but I think it’ll stay together a little bit better than lead, plus, it’s got a little more power out of a 380, so, just wanna see if I can get all the way to that end plate. And we have fresh paint.


Oooh we did it.

Just when I’m about to give up, something amazing happens.

One, two, three, four-where’s four. There it is right there, and it hit the back -see if I can get the camera to look at it- right there! Sssooo, maybe we can try for five ricochets now? Because four worked out, and it looks like we can maybe make it happen again.

[Clanking while changing the targets]
Take a picture, it’ll last longer! Oh wait, I’m videoing. It’s gonna last forever.

This is gettin’ crazy! One, two, three, four, five, and a backstop.

Ok, I just did it, and then realized I was not recording. BUT it worked. So I’m not gonna do it again, I’m just gonna go to the next one. So we have hit, hit, hit, hit, hit, and a final one there. SO. Five ricochets, and then we hit the bullet on the back. So I think we can do six ricochets. One two three four five six, and then the backstop. I’d like to get six ricochets outta this.


We did it again, folks! Hit, hit, hit -woah, fall over-, hit, hit, hit, hits are getting small, hit, and then right there, not the shape of a bullet anymore. So I think that 380 was starting to come apart at the end as well.

I think that’s all the ricochets I’m gonna get outta these, so one two three four five- six ricochets, and we also hit the back plate so we hit SEVEN plates with one shot. Which I’m pretty happy about! If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse, you all are welcome to come to my place in Texas, because I am going to be building the most awesome bunker out of all this bulletproof metal that I have. If you can’t make it to Texas, don’t worry, I’ll still be uploading to Youtube so you can watch what we’re doing from your bunker. Thanks for watching–!

I just got the Tactical AF thing! It stands for TACTICAL. AS. FUDD.

Like Elmer Fudd. [Warner Bros clip]


Sources: Chris Buckner, DemolitionRanch Youtube

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July 22nd, 2016 by jhines

You read right, this beast of a shotgun has 6 barrels and holds 48 rounds at a time. The ultimate zombie apocalypse weapon.

Triple double is usually a term thrown around in basketball. Not so much in shotgun lingo. Double barrel shotguns are awesome. But you know what they are not as awesome as? A triple double shotgun.

The guys from Demolition Ranch brings us one of the coolest and craziest guns you will ever see. Sure it is super heavy and quite uncomfortable and to be honest, not practical whats so ever. But that doesn’t matter because it is also ridiculously awesome.

If Walking Dead was a real thing, and we must go on fighting zombies to survive, you can bet this is what I would be packing. Surely you could eventually hit your mark after 48 rounds.

Yes, 48 rounds. Each tube holds seven shells plus one in the chamber, amounting to a 16-shot capacity in each gun. You do the math. Simply put, he mounted three DP 12’s together with a few bolts and nuts while synchronizing the pump actions together.

Quite genius and shockingly never done before, the triple double shotgun is pretty cool.

If you bring that to the range, you are guaranteed to turn some heads and have plenty of questions to follow.

Video Transcript:


[Host] “Don’t get me wrong, I really like this gun with two barrels, but–”

[Clip from Oliver Twist]
Oliver: “I want some more.”
Person #1: “What?!”
Person #2: “What?!”
Person #3: “What?!”

[Demolition Ranch Intro]

[Host] “Welcome to Demolition Ranch! The Standard Manufacturing DP12 is a double-barrel, double-magazine too, pump-action shotgun. With every pump, it loads in two shells, and then you have two shots. Pretty awesome idea, and Rich and Ryan came down a while back, and we made a quad-rail shotgun, ‘cuz they hooked two Remington eight-seventies, one on each side of the thing. It didn’t work very well, but it was cool! What if we got two DP-12s and hooked them together? Or better yet, What if we got three?”

[Host] “So I own one DP-12. And I actually convinced Standard Manufacturing to send me two more on loan. And, my plan is, They have a hole right here, And I put new forends on ’em and I drilled right there. So I think I can rig them all together, with bolts and some nuts.”


Male: “Deez nuts. Ha!”

[Music montage of connectng the guns]
[Host] “And just like that– THE TRIPLE DOUBLE WAS BORN! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I’m really excited about this.”

[Host] “So the shotguns are hooked together, and the forends are hooked together, So when you pull back one, they all come back, and it should load six shells at once. And then you have six shots. And you can do it again! Hah. Let’s load it up.”


[Host] “This’ll be the first time I’ve hired this thing. I am a little bit nervous.”


[Host] “There we go. Ok. Gotta put a little more effort into it. I’m pumped! That was awesome.”

[Host] “I loaded this thing completely full, These guns by themselves hold seven in the tube, and one in the chamber. So each gun holds sixteen shells. So times three, we have forty-eight shells on tap here. Which is not light. We’re already having a problem with one of the bolts kinda bending. So try to hold it like this. Here we go.”


[Host (throughout shooting)] “Alright. This is the hardest part. Ugh. … Uh-oh. That means I didn’t rack it hard enough. Let’s try it again. … Hahah! … Oh my gosh. I’m getting really tired. … Aiming is possible. … Are we done yet? Almost. … That wasn’t very good… Hahaha. We have a few shells left, I’m really tired though. Oh gosh. Uh-oh, something’s wrong. That would be it. Oh god. I’m dyin’ here. That’s a bad idea. I do it that way they’re all gonna eject in my face. This is so heavy. … We out yet? Let’s see. Two more!”

[Host] “If I wasn’t sweaty before, I am now. I was before, also.”

[Host] “Whew. I’m dyin’. My shoulders are burning [laughter].”

[Host] “Show you guys what it looks like when they load in. It’s kinda cool. You ready? Watch right here. All six of ’em? Now they’re in the chambers.”


[Host] “Got a cool little red-dot on here– Holosun with an ACSS reticle, I’ll put a link to it in the description below. Very good price for what it is. This is, uh, a really cool gun! It’s VERY heavy, and very awkward. But it’s also very awesome. Awesome enough that I’m surprised no-one has invented it until today. Thanks for watching Demolition Ranch, Glad you’re here, and I’ll see you next time! Unless I kill myself with this thing.


[Host]: “Watch this” [ejects shells] “Haha!”

[Demolition Ranch Outro]

by Colton Bailey
Source: DemolitionRanch Youtube

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