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Old 10-14-2013, 18:59   #21
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I wouldn't make a sound though.
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Old 10-14-2013, 19:02   #22
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I'm thinking guys that live in flood areas would want to know of their Glocks fired wet.
I guess so. There's a difference between pouring rain and total submersion though.
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Old 10-14-2013, 20:59   #23
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But do they fire in space?
Not only do they fire (just like in water), they also float (which they don't do in water)! :-)
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Old 10-14-2013, 22:32   #24
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Not only do they fire (just like in water), they also float (which they don't do in water)! :-)
You might want a lanyard on your next space walk.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:24   #25
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Yes. Reliably every time? No
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:29   #26
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But do they fire in space?
not if they were wet They would freeze first...
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:38   #27
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Did other pistols in that match work as well?
Yes. All but one rather new shooter,M&P and a brand spanking new reloader. Although his problems after examination of his loads were determined to be ammunition related. SJ 40
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:45   #28
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Most firearms using modern (cartridge) ammunition will fire underwater. (Some traditional hammer fired firearms do not work, due to the water slowing down the hammer enough that it no longer strikes with enough force to detonate the primer.) However, the bullet does not travel very far at all. And if the firearm has a recoil driven action it is very likely that the gun will not properly cycle when fired underwater. Water, being significantly heavier than air, creates a greater amount of resistance to movement. This results in the force generated by the fired round often being insufficient to fully cycle the action. Can you run in waist deep water as fast as you can run on dry land? Of course not! Air, being so light, is easily displaced with almost no perceived resistance. Water, on the other hand, is heavier and thus it takes more force to displace it and move in it.

So in answer to your question, yes they will fire but no they might not reliably cycle.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:45   #29
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Looks pretty reliable to me!

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:58   #30
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I wouldn't make a sound though.
Yes it would make sound but there is no medium that would carry the saound
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:49   #31
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Did other pistols in that match work as well?
Everyone knows that in heavy rain all battles stop (unless the soldiers have Glocks) because most firearms won't work when wet. Other plastic guns have been known to melt, while most 1911's immediately rust and seize up. That's why we spend so much money on aircraft. Because they still function while wet.
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They don't seem to work in honey

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Old 10-15-2013, 13:19   #33
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But they do work encased in ice cream

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Won't work in bacon grease either

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Old 10-15-2013, 14:24   #35
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Won't work in bacon grease either

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One would think the grease would be harder to just hold on to the gun than water,then agin I've never shot when it was raining bacon grease thankfully. SJ 40
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Old 10-15-2013, 16:55   #36
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The last match it was a steady rain and I don't mean a drizzle,the Glock ran fine and went bang each and every time. As I don't shoot under water much for my purposes it works when dripping wet wet. SJ 40
I shot some M&Ps and a Shield in a tropical storm a while back. They all seemed to work fine.

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I never quite understood why it mattered much to people, but I guess it's makes for good conversation.
I can understand why it is necessary to know that your gun fires when it is wet (which it seems like it is here half the year) but I agree I never really worried whther it wwould work if submerged. I always figured if the gun was submerged and I was submerged I had bigger problems.

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Everyone knows that in heavy rain all battles stop (unless the soldiers have Glocks) because most firearms won't work when wet. Other plastic guns have been known to melt, while most 1911's immediately rust and seize up. That's why we spend so much money on aircraft. Because they still function while wet.
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But do they fire in space?
if a glock fires in the forest....nevermind.
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stolenphoto...get a video of one involving donut batter, and i'd be willing to bet it's chris Christy.
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Yes they do! No additional oxygen or any other gases are needed to fire a conventional round. The bullet would reach speeds close to speed of the expanding gases in the cartridge. The bullet will still travel after we are long gone. Depending in which direction, and how far away from planets you are going to fire it.
If you're going into space, use only dry-film lubricant on your Glock. Otherwise, vacuum cementing may occur (unlikely, but possible).
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stolenphoto...get a video of one involving donut batter, and i'd be willing to bet it's chris Christy.
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