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Posted: 8/9/2005 10:31:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 2:30:20 AM EDT by Mr10anahaf]
A long time ago I remember a thread that a guy posted about the emergency gas shut off sensor in his car activating from shooting his .357 near the open door. I can't for the life of me remember what all was said about this happening. Does anyone know if this is at all a common thing or even possible? I can only assume that some of the parameters of this would have to do with the type of vehicle and whether it is equipped with a shut off sensor. With all the drive by shooting in the 80's and 90's you would think that if this can't happen that much.

The reason I ask is that in a car jacking type situation, there maybe a call to shoot from the seat of your car and then move away from the threat, hard to do if it stalls out. So what say it hive mind, is this a valid concern in any way?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:32:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:41:32 PM EDT
I think his car was just scared from the loud noise.

New cars aren't as big pussies.

Don't worry.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:46:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:58:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:08:27 PM EDT
ive shot the AR out of the truck many times, besides from a few ticketts nothing happend.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:11:01 PM EDT
My barrel was always pointed out the window
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:37:50 PM EDT
This is almost as dumb as the underwater bumpfire question. Almost.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:39:54 PM EDT
is very loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:43:28 PM EDT
From my experience, all of the vehicles I've used had the emergency gas shut off in the rear of the vehicle. I don't know about the newer (less durable)models, but the emergency gas-shutoff has always been in the trunks of my vehicles.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:45:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Platz:
This is almost as dumb as the underwater bumpfire question. Almost.


Maybe if the vehicle was underwater?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:46:09 PM EDT
my stupid friend fired his 1911 in his car. The ejecting shell cracked his windshield.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:33:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Platz:
This is almost as dumb as the underwater bumpfire question. Almost.




Oh come on I've read worse!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:45:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
From my experience, all of the vehicles I've used had the emergency gas shut off in the rear of the vehicle. I don't know about the newer (less durable)models, but the emergency gas-shutoff has always been in the trunks of my vehicles.




Ive only seen them under the hood, I've never seen one in the trunk
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:55:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:11:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
My barrel was always pointed out the window


+1 Still have a few shells that managed to go into the ac vent. Smells like gun powder each time I use the ac.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:33:57 AM EDT
I think that may be a story.

In northern Maine they actually test your shooting ability with a 30-6 while sitting bitch in a pickup in order to get your license
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:46:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
My barrel was always pointed out the window



+1 .... I have never shut down any of my vehicles with gunfire ...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:55:10 AM EDT
This is NONSENSE!

We fired from vehicles in Vehicle defense class and in Patrol rifle class. Never a problem, Jethro!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:59:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
This is NONSENSE!

We fired from vehicles in Vehicle defense class and in Patrol rifle class. Never a problem, Jethro!



Ditto handguns. Firing through the windshield, even. Car still ran.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:03:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:07:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 6:08:52 AM EDT by skid2964]
When Robert De Niro fired the-gun-Robert-De Niro-used-in-the-movie-heat from the car-they-used-to-rob-the-bank-in-the-movie-heat it didn't shut down from the gunfire ....
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:07:42 AM EDT
In before the [gas shut-off] lock.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:14:08 AM EDT
Some cars have a device that shuts off the fuel flow in case of an accident. It is activated by impact...a certain amount of sudden G forces is required to activate it, not sound or concussion.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:50:58 AM EDT
I had NO idea that cars had such a thing......but hey, all I have ever driven is Muscle Cars ( 73 Custom Hatchback Nova and a 69 Chevelle ) and Jeeps. Well, I did have a '75 Toyota Corolla Wagon once.....that thing was the BEST shooting mobile!!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:08:18 AM EDT
some fords have the switch located behind the frount right kick panell.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:40:13 AM EDT
Would the windows blow out like in that scene in Snatch? (fired a blank-gun in a car with all windows closed).
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:41:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
My barrel was always pointed out the window


+1 Still have a few shells that managed to go into the ac vent. Smells like gun powder each time I use the ac.



I guess ya gotta use that brasscatcher
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