Big 3 East: Finale, Blowing Up A BMW 5 Series

This past Big 3 East, they had a huge finale. They brought out a BMW 5 series, placed binary explosive all over it and let over 100 people shoot at the car with whatever they have. Pistols, ARs, SMGs, Machine Guns. A good time was had by all.

The shooting line is 168 feet long. Shooters were standing shoulder to shoulder unleashing a barrage of gun fire on the BMW.

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My friend John Rodriquez, a competitive 3Gun shooter, got first shot on target.


Then my friend Matt Korevesis, of Outdoor Hub, put Canon in D to his footage of the BMW massacre. It is glorious.


Later that night we went to check on the car. It was a wreck. It looks like something from an episode of CSI minus a burnt corpse.


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This bullet hole is very shocking. As this door is facing the firing line. For the round to keyhole sideways is rather scary. Perhaps someone shot the ground and the round bounced off the ground, tumbled and hit the door. Otherwise someone’s gun is really messed up.

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Here is the front of the car. You can make out where the BMW badge was and the iconic grill used to be.

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This was a lot of fun. I occasionally play with tannerite, responsibly, but never had the opportunity to destroy a car before. Everyone was smiling. Even Big 3 East Owner, Dillard Johnson was caught smiling. Something that is very uncharacteristic of him. But who wouldn’t smile watching this happen?

Smiling CJ

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • BryanS

    Man, that looks like fun.

  • PeterK

    Never have I felt such deep regret at missing something, but also such profound joy that it exists. 😀

  • iksnilol

    Why blow up a nice car? Why not just get several crap cars?

    • Nicholas Chen

      Because we can. Lol I don’t know why it was a BMW. But it was fun.

      • iksnilol

        I am just thinking economically, sorry I guess.

        I should probably have worded it better: “why blow up one(1) nice car when you can blow up multiple(1+) crap cars?

      • Timothy G. Yan

        It was owned by the Big 3 Event’s media director, and he was sick of fixing it.

        • Nicholas Chen

          Good to know Tim!

  • Nicks87

    It breaks the heart. I had a 528 when I lived in Italy, I loved it, it was an awesome car but I couldn’t bring it back to the states because of emission standards.