Videos of guns blowing up

    Always wear safety glasses! A few videos from YouTube illustrate why.

    [ Definition: Firing out of battery: when a round is fired before it is fully chambered. Instead of the expanding gas being forced out the barrel it wrecks havoc inside the gun) ]

    AR-15 blows up, not sure that happened. Out of battery?

    12 Gauge single shot shotgun blows up. A home made shell apparently caused the problem.

    He seems to have a problem fully closing or cocking the shotgun. Maybe the shell was to long and it protruded slightly out of the chamber, causing the explosion. Anyone got a better explanation?

    The slide is blasted off a blank firing pistol.

    A homemade pistol blows up. The barrel shoots off and the shooter gets the steel primer cap embedded in his arm.

    AK-47 blowing up. Out of battery. This is an old one I have posted before on the blog.

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    Safety glasses are your friends. These are WileyX tactical glasses.

    UPDATE: A bonus video. The bolt action barrel is plugged causing the barrel to split. [ Thanks to UraniumHead for the link ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!