Home Fun and Games Weaponized Silly Putty: But Will it Still Copy the Funnies? Fun and GamesShotguns Weaponized Silly Putty: But Will it Still Copy the Funnies? By Dan Zimmerman - October 11, 2012 13 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email A little less lethal (probably), non-Newtonian fun. Don’t try this at home, kids. [h/t thegunwire.com] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 82-Year-Old Marine Beats a Home Intruder To Death With a Shotgun Gear Review: TactaLoad Flash 5 Shotgun Stock Savage/Stevens: Shotguns Are The New ARs 13 COMMENTS Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. The action starts at 1:50. Reply How did they chamber the shell without getting the putty in the works? Shotgun shells typically don’t have the slug or pellets sticking out the front end. That being said, F = mv. The difference here is that the putty wouldn’t hold together to penetrate a resistant material. Reply Pretty sure they were single-loading them. Also, momentum = mv. F = ma. Reply Dang, beat me to it! Reply non-Newtonian liquid [e.g., silly putty] = stiffens up under stress. That’s why it demolished the tv screen and came out the back. It might just penetrate resistant materials more easily than you expect. Reply These are the same guys who melted Crayolas crayons into wax slugs and went to town. That was a fun video. (First two minutes are how to make them; second two, what they can do). Reply The beauty of a smooth bore. If it’ll fit, it’ll fly. I always heard that silly putty was the by product of a failed weapons developement program. If that’s true these guys are just advancing the experiment years after the fact. Fun stuff either way. Reply A rubber-substitute during WWII, actually. Wiki knows all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_putty Reply Is it just me, or does that Silly Putty slug look vaguely obscene? Reply Not just vaguely… That thing looks wrong on every level. Reply I am still sitting here giggling like an idiot! Reply I wish they’d weighed and chrono’d the Silly Slugs, because then we’d know how much energy they had to play with. The more mvv/2 you’ve got, the more interesting things happen. Even a 2mm plastic pellet does wild things at 7km per second from a light gas gun. If I were loading these (and I’m absolutely NOT) I’d use a paper-wrapped Silly Slug inside a solid-walled shot cup-wad. This would hopefully keep the barrel from being slimed by smearing/burning Silly Putty. Reply Wow. Looks like someone has finally found the perfect way to deal with the daily Garfield, aside from yelling “BOOOO” at the page. 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.