When Tannerite Shoots Back (NSFW)

By Seamus McAfee via wideopenspaces.com

In a video posted by YouTube user John Guzman, a rifleman takes a shot at an explosive mark, but soon finds himself scrambling to clear the path of a vengeful rock hurtling for his head. Be warned that there’s some slightly NSFW language, as the video contains about three-fourths of a swear word before cutting off (not that we blame him).

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  1. avatar MurrDog says:

    Tannerite is one of the bigger mall ninja money sinks.

    1. avatar brentondadams says:

      And don’t ever shoot a sink at close range. Or a bathtub for that matter.

      Ricochets.

      1. avatar DJ9 says:

        Best Tannerite “wind weights” (placed on top of the Tannerite jar, so it doesn’t blow away)? Pumpkins!

        Big, soft, almost squishy late-fall pumpkins. It’ll rain pumpkin guts for 3-6 seconds. And assuming you followed the minimum-safe-distance recommendation, it’s really hard to get hurt by flying soft pumpkin parts.

      2. avatar jsallison says:

        Been there, done that, ONCE. 😉

  2. avatar Gordon Wagner says:

    Good reflexes.

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Hollywood reflexes would have allowed him to deflect the rock with a well placed shot.

  3. avatar Bruce says:

    RUN FOR IT!!!

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    Lesson learned — don’t mess with The Rock.

  5. avatar Yngvar says:

    Off Topic.
    “It’s illegal to point a rifle at a federal employee”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cohNcKlSlcQ [FBI Investigating Supporters in Bundy Ranch Standoff]

    Is this claim true?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Google 18 U.S. Code § 111 – Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees

    2. avatar Ing says:

      It makes sense that it would be. On the other hand, it can be illegal and still be necessary and right in some situations.

    3. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Are you suggesting that rock was a federal employee?

  6. avatar Frosty45 says:

    Nothing like good ole-fashion redneck fun!

    1. avatar Mikial says:

      Hey, fellas. Watch this!

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hold my beer and watch this!

  8. avatar Tom W. says:

    Glad they had mad ninja reflexes.
    I like my Tannerite with old produce.

  9. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Here’s a little gem of wisdom I learned while dealing with lots of different explosive devices:

    If you can see it, it can kill you.

    Class dismissed.

    1. avatar C says:

      i love this.

  10. avatar emfourty gasmask says:

    I wouldnt have even tried to get up, I woulda started rolling lol

  11. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I wonder where this is in El Paso. I only knew of two ranges to shoot at. Beside the side of the mountain.

  12. avatar Accur81 says:

    Well, my avatar photo is blowing up tannerite with a 6.8 SPC AR. In a gravel pit. I still have all my fingers and toes. Mostly.

  13. avatar mike says:

    Good grief, why cant shotgun users ever clean up after themselves. what a mess.

  14. avatar Dustin says:

    If the video have been shot properly, horizontal, that rock would have had somewhere else to go…

    1. avatar DJ9 says:

      I admit it, I laughed at that one…

  15. avatar Roymond says:

    Given the things we’ve done with tannerite — like the time I rock-climbed up a cracked quarry face to cram a couple of quarts’ worth into a crack, and we split the rock face — I feel left out. The only time we ever had to dodge anything is when the explosion failed to destroy the trailer truck tire balanced atop the tannerite, but did send it flying almost perfectly straight up — with the “almost” making us quickly realize we’d better relocate.

    But we have “chopped down” trees using tannerite……

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