When Chris and I Shot an Airbag . . .

Actually, we shot two airbags with Chris’ Howa 1500 chambered in .300 WinMag (review pending). You know, for science. Results were achieved!


  1. avatar Steve says:

    It’s much more fun just running two leads about 20 feet away to a 9V battery… especially if you remove the bag and place it face down in some dirt.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Not enough firearms in that scenario. Check TheTruthAboutScrapYards for those videos.

  2. avatar jwtaylor says:


  3. avatar BLoving says:

    And here I clicked on this to see which politician is now dead..

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      LOL. That’s windbags 😉

      Also, #TooSoon (I’m still warming up to Abraham Lincoln assassination jokes)

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Name two people shot in the back of the head in a theater…

        Abraham Lincoln and the guy in front of Peewee Herman.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          “Abraham Lincoln and the guy in front of Peewee Herman.”

          Oh, man! That was a local story here when it went down in Sarasota.

          It was the Genesis of the best joke I ever came up with:

          Q – What did Pee Wee say when they were snapping on the cuffs?

          (In a Pee Wee Herman voice, of course)

          A – “Excuse Me! I’m trying to c#m!”

  4. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Surprised the airbag wasn’t removed from that junker, before you destroyed it, it probably had about a $1,000 value on the used market.

    That was roughly as interesting as those vids of folks shooting brand-new model iPhones on the day they are released…

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      Against federal law to sell used airbags. Sorry.

      1. avatar Defens says:

        Is it “used” if it isn’t actually used?

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Call it “previously owned”.

          Illegal or no, the market does exist for un-fired modules…

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          Used is fine everywhere except, I believe, in New York. It’s refurbished ones that were federally banned.

          Used in nice condition for popular, current-ish cars usually sell for like $200.

      2. avatar FedUp says:

        Funny, there are thousands of them listed on car-part.com, and legitimate businesses have been “recycling” them since at least 1990.

        Care to cite the law that makes them illegal to resell?

  5. avatar Mark N. says:

    So if the airbag doesn’t kill you, the toxic smoke will? Was that a Takata airbag?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Takata airbags killed via shrapnel, a shotgun-blast to the face and neck. The propellant gas was inert nitrogen.

      If Jeremy can record the VIN, there are databases online to see if it is a Takata…

  6. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    Bevis and Butthead come to TTAG.

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