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One in a billion.” That’s how this shot was described by police: A Jeffco deputy fired at an armed robbery suspect… and ended up shooting a bullet straight down the other gun’s barrel and disabling it.


Looks like a Springfield XD-M to me. Now that is a malfunction! Would you consider that a squib? Obstructed barrel for sure.


  • Joe Schmo

    “I meant to do that. Yeah…” What I would say.

  • abecido

    I read an article in some magazine about a 8mm Mauser round going straight down the barrel of a Lee-Enfield during WW I.

  • Jwedel1231

    Not a squib, the projectile traveled the length of the barrel. Twice, actually.

  • Christian Ray Herring

    I find this racist against Croatians

    • James L. Rainey

      Its just the track suits nobody likes

  • felix

    his dead eye was going hard that day…

  • David Harmon

    “One in a million”, and he likely saved his own life with that shot.

    It’s probably more likely, “one in a quadrillion”.

    • kgallerno

      It did save his life aparently. At the point the cop shot and jammed the thug’s gun, he already took two rounds in the stomach from the thug. The officer is expected to survive.

    • DIR911911 .

      “One in a billion.” . . . you can just scroll back up to double check

  • Roy G Bunting

    Action drill required: “Tap, rack, nope!” Amazing luck.

  • BattleshipGrey

    SA should start engraving “AIMING ZONE” on the muzzle crown.

  • Major Tom

    Myth Confirmed.

  • Kelly Jackson

    The sad thing is Loretta Lynch thinks’ this is a legitmate law enforcement tactic.

  • So far, in all the places I’ve seen this reported on, I have yet to see anyone ask the calibers involved; if that’s a .45 XD and the officer was firing a euro-poodle-popper 9mm, it makes the result slightly less impossiballistic.

    • Giolli Joker

      Your Google-Fu is weak:
      http:// weaponsman. com/?p=33443
      “That’s a .40 XDM with a face full of .45, self-swaged in the .40 barrel.”

  • Southpaw89

    I suppose its about as likely as bullets colliding in mid air, and we know that’s happened, still what are the odds?

  • Gary Kirk

    So how many rounds did he actually fire before this blind luck occurred?

    And this has 22plinkster written all over it

  • Grey Beard

    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase aim small, miss small.

  • Smedley54

    In an infinite universe, anything can happen. But Damn…

  • RickfromPaso

    God was looking after the officer.

    • Derrick

      Then why didn’t he just stop the robbery in the first place…

      • God can’t interfere with free will.

        • DIR911911 .

          probably because he’s imaginary

      • RickfromPaso


    • iksnilol

      Not really if he caught two rounds to the lungs.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    Double feed?

  • Martin Grønsdal

    That bullet had the deja vu of its lifetime

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “…and ended up shooting a bullet straight down the other gun’s barrel and disabling it.”

  • DIR911911 .

    but will it be covered by the warranty? . . . maybe homeowners? hehe 🙂

  • eriky

    that’s the moment you put on your smug face and go ”I’ll ask you one more time, get on you knees”