Home Handguns Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Cokeman2423 HandgunsIrresponsible Gun Owner... Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Cokeman2423 By Nick Leghorn - November 20, 2011 11 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email There’s something uniquely terrifying about the thought that not only does this guy risk blowing his hand off, but he also runs the risk of drowning at the same time. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DEATH AND TAXES: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories Tyrant Designs Announces its New ITTS Triggers for GLOCK G43, G43X, and G48 DIY: Installing an Ed Brown 1911 RMR Cut Slide 11 COMMENTS This moron again? I was much happier when our IGOTD in Perpetuity was FPS Russia. At least FPSR is amusing. Reply I’ve read in multiple places that a modern firearm will shoot underwater, but the bullet generally won’t even travel the length of the swimming pool. It also won’t cycle the action, making the piece a single-shot pistol at best. I understand the initial fear that shooting underwater is akin to shooting with a plugged barrel, but the evidence is that it won’t blow up the pistol. I’ve seen similar clips and they all look the same. Have you any evidence (anecdotal or otherwise) that it could have blown his hand off? Not saying he’s not stupid, but if he did his research then it’s not quite as dumb as it looks. Reply ahhh i was waiting for someone at TTAG to respond to these pool videos. Reply Seriously? Any modern pistol will shoot underwater. I can’t believe this made IGOTD. Reply Nice clip, but not the same thing. Firing fully submerged will equalize pressure inside and outside the chamber. Dunking in water and then firing in air is different. So we’re back to the question, is there any evidence that firing a modern pistol fully submerged will result in a catastrophic failure? Reply My comment was in reply to a video clip that I guess was removed? Reply So firing a gun underwater is irresponsible? Do they not have rounds specifically designed to be fired underwater. im not saying its smart but I dont see how it isn’t safe or irresponsible. Reply they have rounds designed to be fired underwater from pistols or rifles designed to be fired underwater. The bullets are actually long darts designed to go through water. And the guns are actually damaged by firing them in the air. Reply And the next logical question is range and penatration energy of underwater rounds. Followed by underwater-specific rounds (like flachette rounds). Reply Judging by his other videos, I find it uniquely terrifying that THIS GUY HAS A GUN! Reply Heres a good explanation of how and why its very dangerous, from a Glock oriented website. http://www.glockfaq.com/content.aspx?ckey=Glock_FAQ_General_Glock_Info#h2o Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.