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Posted: 11/21/2008 1:54:40 PM EDT


http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/21/razr-stops-a-bullet-its-owner-reports-feeling-lucky/

New Orleans resident Ronald Richard was mowing the lawn when he felt a hard object hit him in the chest –– precisely where he'd been keeping his pink Swarovski-encrusted (just kidding) RAZR. It was only after Richard took off his sweater that he discovered the .45-caliber slug and realized that the phone had literally taken a bullet for him. According to paramedics, the angle of the bullet and the modest stopping power of the cellphone were all that stood between the man and serious injury or even death. Instead, this lucky gent got away with little more than a fairly significant bruise and an excuse to pick up that Aura he's been coveting.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:56:17 PM EDT
i used to have the same one their really strong
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:58:20 PM EDT
The bigger question is who was shooting at him, and why?
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:58:27 PM EDT
now you know what your flak jacket is made of
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:59:22 PM EDT
Has O_P done a Cell-o-truth yet?

I wonder how far away that bullet was fired?

-JTP
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:00:25 PM EDT
BS...

I've seen one get drilled straight through by a .32 spl from 25 yds.

There's no way it could stop the mighty .45
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:01:47 PM EDT
The blue jacket wraps tightly around the RAZR, so why don't those holes align?



FYI: I know they don't stop M855.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:02:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
BS...

I've seen one get drilled straight through by a .32 spl from 25 yds.

There's no way it could stop the mighty .45


If it hit at the right angle and was far enough way...
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:06:38 PM EDT
Cell Phone Stopping Power
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:09:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By molotov357:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
BS...

I've seen one get drilled straight through by a .32 spl from 25 yds.

There's no way it could stop the mighty .45


If it hit at the right angle and was far enough way...





Does that look like a black powder ball?



Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:11:15 PM EDT
I'm thinking that bullet was likely very near the end of it's flight path by the time it hit him.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:18:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 2:19:47 PM EDT by ttushooter]
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
The blue jacket wraps tightly around the RAZR, so why don't those holes align?

FYI: I know they don't stop M855.


the hole in the blue cover shows the motorola logo through it i'm pretty sure

ETA: which then begs me to answer why is that blue cover in pristine condition and a minor dent on the aluminum on the phone??



Hrmmm....


Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:21:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 2:22:09 PM EDT by jhuggans]
I heard the story, it couldn't have been a .45 ACP round...most likely a .45 black powder ball.

I think what saved him was his proper execution of a 45 degree blade.

So much for big and slow...damn .45 fails again.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:22:18 PM EDT
From what I have heard it was a hunter's 45-70 and not a .45ACP. 45-70 is relatively slow and probably was nearly spent. It still had a huge amount of inertia behind it though.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:23:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 2:25:24 PM EDT by passgas55]
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:55:08 PM EDT
im glad i have a handgun in .40 s&w.  i knew that the .45 round was
way to slow to penetrate anything of real significance.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 3:03:02 PM EDT
How far away was it? had the bullet already penetrated something (or someone, I suppose) before it reached him? Did it bounce off anything before he was struck?

I want details!
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 3:12:10 PM EDT
probably someone over shooting a berm or something
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 3:14:20 PM EDT
He's lucky it wasn't a 10 mm.
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