New Go Pro Session Camera Tested by FullMag

FullMag tests the new, smaller GoPro Session by destructively testing an existing GoPro Hero Black using a bullet nearly the same size as the camera itself, a .45-70. The new camera has excellent picture, but the old one… is disintegrated.

Complete with the usual slow-motion, my favorite part is about 1:15 seconds in showing the recoil operation of the gun and how the hands holding it have almost zero effect on it until the shoulder can stop the rear ward motion. Its almost like Fullmag is a ghost.


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Will

    This proves what? That a camera cannot withstand a direct hit from a 45-70 bullet?
    That’s just moronic and stupid!
    Anyone familiar with firearms and an IQ bigger than their hat size could have told us that.
    This video was a waste of the readers time and is so far beneath the standards of TFB as to be laughable.

    • Giolli Joker

      Fullmag (formerly ratedRR) is a very successful youtube channel of a guy that enjoys destroying expensive electronic gadgets with cool guns, C4, nitrogen, artillery… all filmed with high quality slow motion footage.
      I like it.
      If you knew the outcome and didn’t care about anything else you could avoid watching and posting, what do you think?

      • Will

        Silly me!! I completely forgot about the money factor.
        I suppose I was looking for some sort of revelation at the end.
        Note to self:
        NEVER read these things before coffee.

    • M.M.D.C.

      “That’s just moronic and stupid!” Yeah, all the way to the bank. There’s money in shticks like this. I only wish I had thought of it first.

      Guns, stuff blowing up in glorious slow-mo, Apple products getting smashed. What’s not to like?

      • MR

        Unless the old camera was completely nonfunctional, I was expecting them to point it at the shooter, and record the bullet coming at it in slow motion. Run a cable out there so you can record the image to laptop as it’s occurring. Otherwise, remove the battery, pollute a little less.

        • thedonn007

          Now that would have been cool. Recording the bullet as it was coming at the camera that is.

          • Fred Johnson

            Agree. That would have been a proper use of the old GoPro.

        • Giolli Joker

          I doubt you can get that level of slow motion from a Go-Pro.

  • Kurt Smith

    Was the slow mo video filmed with the go pro black? I could not pick up on that in the video Thanks!

    • Hokum


      • Giolli Joker

        Yep. Probably it’s filmed with something worth 50 Go-Pros.

  • A

    I’m sure those responsible enjoyers of the great outdoors spent the rest of the day cleaning up all those little pieces of electronics before going home.

  • BattleshipGrey

    If I was going to shoot a video camera, I’d do my very best to record myself shooting it in the hopes that I somehow could capture a really cool image of the bullet. I know it’d be a long shot (which is why I don’t typically, as in ever, shoot my cameras), but it’s worth a try. Nice footage otherwise though.

    • Giolli Joker

      The video cameras used to get such cool slow motion footage are way too expensive to put them in harm’s way.

      • BattleshipGrey

        I know. I was speaking of the gopro. Even though the frame rate isn’t very high on the gopros, I’d still angle it to *hopefully* catch a glimpse of the bullet. Which is why I mentioned it’d be a long shot. This is also assuming you could hit it in a way that doesn’t damage the data card.