.45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

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.45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby Excaliber » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:33 pm

A man in Brazil appeared relatively unfazed after he sustained a .45 auto shot to his forehead during a robbery.

A photo taken shortly afterwards suggests that he may be a bit more hard headed than most.

Details and the referenced photo can be viewed here.
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby Ed4032 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Has to be fake news. Everyone knows a 45 will always kill with out firing.
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby flechero » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:46 pm

Ed4032 wrote:Has to be fake news. Everyone knows a 45 will always kill with out firing.


Maybe, but he fired what was almost a squib! Shoddy reload was the suggestion in the article... Or maybe it went through three other men before hitting him. :shock:


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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby 1911 Raptor » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:58 pm

The article says it appears to be a .45.

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:25 pm

He should have used a 9mm. :evil2:
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby MechAg94 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:12 pm

I had a 45 auto squib load in a 45 carbine once. Bullet stopped halfway down the 16" barrel. I figure it would have weakly exited a shorter barrel.

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby AndyC » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:12 pm

Heads are hard, round and have a ton of non-vital stuff in them. I'm hardly surprised.
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby WildBill » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm

AndyC wrote:Heads are hard, round and have a ton of non-vital stuff in them. I'm hardly surprised.

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby MechAg94 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm

Looking at the picture, the bullet appears to have just stopped on impact with the skull. I guess it is obvious it wasn't going very fast. Makes me wonder if it was fired out of a sling shot.


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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby cmgee67 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:46 pm

Did chuck norris swallow some lead and fart a bullet?
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby n5wmk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:55 am

cmgee67 wrote:Did chuck norris swallow some lead and fart a bullet?


Nah, it would have gone through him completely if it came out of Chuck Norris!

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby Flightmare » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:26 am

n5wmk wrote:
cmgee67 wrote:Did chuck norris swallow some lead and fart a bullet?


Nah, it would have gone through him completely if it came out of Chuck Norris!

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby Beiruty » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 am

A squib load that went a bit far.
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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby LeonCarr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:15 pm

No that is impossible...everybody shot with a .45 erupts like a volcano regardless of where they are hit :mad5

There have been multiple cases of bullets ricocheting off of foreheads, cheekbones, even teeth, especially with round nose lead or FMJ ammunition. One guy back in the day tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple with a .38 Special revolver shooting round nose lead ammunition. The bullet missed the temple, skidded along the forehead between the skull and the skin, and exited out near the other temple. He lived.

A head shot outside the triangle formed between the eyes and nose is not a 100% reliable stop.

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Re: .45 Auto Failure to Stop with Head Shot

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:42 pm

LeonCarr wrote:No that is impossible...everybody shot with a .45 erupts like a volcano regardless of where they are hit :mad5

There have been multiple cases of bullets ricocheting off of foreheads, cheekbones, even teeth, especially with round nose lead or FMJ ammunition. One guy back in the day tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple with a .38 Special revolver shooting round nose lead ammunition. The bullet missed the temple, skidded along the forehead between the skull and the skin, and exited out near the other temple. He lived.

A head shot outside the triangle formed between the eyes and nose is not a 100% reliable stop.

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A friend of mine from my ER days who was a local cop once shot a perp between the eyes with his .357 and the bullet did the same thing - dissected between his skull and scalp and exited the back of his head. My friend was on his back, having just been shot by this perp in the guts with a .410, and his return shot was at an upward angle as the bad guy fled up a stairwell.

Funny ending...... Apparently, the bad guy had a twin brother my friend did not know about, who worked in the city yard where they stored and repaired vehicles. My friend got dropped off there by one of his brother officers to pick up a cruiser that was being returned to service. The guy who brought him the car was the twin bro of the guy he shot. My friend drew down on him and put him on the ground and called for backup. He said it took all he had in him to hold his fire and not drill the guy. But then other yard workers came running over and started explaining to him the mixup. When his backup arrived and confirmed the mis-ID, the situation was over.
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