Catching a Bullet with a Watermelon

The Slow Mo Guys: Catching a Bullet with a Watermelon

Gav tests out whether taking cover behind water melons is an effective survival strategy while being shot at.

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  • DudebladeX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I will make note of this. If I am ever nearby a produce store and I'm taking sniper rounds, I'll know how many watermelons to use to stop them.

  • RaZeR_Moose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RaZeR Moose

    2 years ago

    gavin with a gun... RUUN smiley11.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley11.gif

  • CrystalTheta

    3 years ago

    It seems like whenever Dan's not around, Gavin's shooting watermelons with some sort of weapon.

  • Hanssolo767

    3 years ago

    God his first shot was SO high, the last one was better

  • JordanHolde1

    3 years ago

    Supressor*

  • Rowvoid

    3 years ago

    Gaven is so close to hitting the last melon on the second attempt. So close!

  • Rowvoid

    3 years ago

    the starfish water melon is still the best thing i've ever seen done with fruit

  • JeffreyAnder

    3 years ago

    who

  • JeffreyAnder

    3 years ago

    you keeps giving gavin a gun without watching him

  • NavajoJoe00 Toni

    3 years ago

    "I'm an artist" *Splat*

  • TKFTchupa

    3 years ago

    Gavin, I challenge you to do this again but with FMJ, hollow points and soft points to show how each style performs, you know, for science!

  • Guava FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    That was painful to watch. RIP my watermelon brothers.

  • Ijasu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Bastard

    3 years ago

    Who the hell gave Gavin a gun?

  • musicisum405 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Huntress

    3 years ago

    Everyone is frightened by Gavin having a gun... is it bad that I am strangely excited to see what happens?

    I want to see Gavin f*** some sh** up...

  • kryaotic

    3 years ago

    I would use a full-metal jacket instead of the poly's FMJ would go through no problem. Also you should cut open the last melon and take the bullet out! they look neat when they are disformed!

  • ornangejuice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Did Gavin work on November man?

  • luckyrogue7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I was expecting it to take him a few more shots to hit them all. Maybe he just didn't show them all...

  • AEixilimar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Double dildo member

    3 years ago

    @Dalek01

    In all cases except that last one not to sure, but he was not using a tripod but rather balancing the rifle on his knees and in both hands causing for a lot more movement in the scope which is a HUGE factor when firing a gun

  • Dalek01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I'm not trying to give him crap, but why am I surprised he is a bad shot?

  • MajorVargr

    3 years ago

    Those look like quality melons.
    Well, looked like.

  • KaiserKiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diddles

    3 years ago

    Missed you Dan smiley2.gif

  • DoitiEtok FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    to people complaining, 1. Silencer is a more common term, even if incorrect. Its use is fine. 2. His shots were accurate, all 3 of them were fine. Whether or not he should've shot from prone doesn't matter because that is how he choose to shoot. 3. Gavin wielding a gun is nothing special, scary, or even slightly a problem. If a 10-12 year old kid can use a firearm, Gavin is able to as well.

    Finally, to anyone wondering why the 4th melon stopped the bullet, it wasnt so much the bullet passing through the air as it was the bullet going through a surface, then hitting air friction over and over. The tumbling effect of the bullet after it hit the first target also helped slow it by quite a bit. In no way would melons ever effectively block bullets without distance between them, and even if they could, I wouldnt use them as a shield.

    Lastly, good video, I enjoyed it

  • VaggelisRVB

    3 years ago

    guys dont give hate on gavin for being a bad shot that is a sniper rifle it's really heavy
    and not easy to steady aim when you are as skinny as gavin

  • PureGoldx58

    3 years ago

    Good shootin', Tex. I mean, not really, but hey you were alone. No one to shoot but yourself and your incredibly expensive cameras.

  • TJTiMeLorD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    You do not need a license to shoot or own firearms in texas. At least the one he is using.

  • MKnight141

    3 years ago

    great video. hope i see more like it.

    as a member of a shooter comunity, yeah the suppressor thing bugs me a bit. i just don't mind because it's Gavin. as to him handling a firearm, i would trust him. he handles very expensive camera equipment like no one else in the world. a simple firearm would be no big deal. would not put him behind a minigun with out professional supervision though. perhaps a visit to some military bases would make for a great slow mo guys series. plus i like seeing Dan showing off his knowledge.

  • LBowen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Ok, several things a shooting sports guy can gripe about in this. I'll start with the basics. 1: the term that you are looking for is suppressor. 2: if you want to hit anything we'll, go prone. There's a perfect place for a flat, steady surface right where he was filing himself. 3: Gavin has a .308 without someone else being ther to fix his terrible form. 4: Gavin has a gun. That's only supposed to happen in Let's Plays.

  • RachelAurora FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I really hope Gavin has a proper gun license. Great video, I love being able to see how each melon effected the speed and trajectory of the bullet.

  • Drummerdoug FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I guess there isn't a fan group for SMG, so I may as well post it here. The SMG community has been called out by the Infamous 535.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUNf1DIMqe4&featu...

  • nulon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Movie sponsorships!? Eff yeah!

  • mojoe23

    3 years ago

    Somewhere, Gallagher is sitting in the corner of a dark room rocking back and forth while holding his mallet, wishing that this could play out like John Henry and he could beat the machine that is putting him out of a job.

  • aferdig

    3 years ago

    suppressor not silencer but that is cool filming it in slow motion there are very few silenced guns I.E.
    Welrod
    De Lisle carbine (both British by the way the favored caliber was .45 for both because it is a subsonic round )
    although they were not silent but they are much quieter than suppressed weapons the De Lisle was so quiet that modern handguns fitted with a suppressor are on average 120x louder

  • TheB1ackAdderr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Hey Gav, look into filming a bullet hitting an overcharged car battery. It's full of hydrogen gas so it would probably be a cool explosion.

  • CaptainAchievement FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Aspiring Hero

    3 years ago

    So, uh, Gav. You're a better shot in real life than in video games... Good job?

    Very impressive that you did this video alone though, fantastic job on everything

  • chaozules

    3 years ago

    Gavin did look like a total bad ass shooting that rifle but yeah Gavin should not be left alone with fire arms smiley0.gif

  • PMSCMaster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    OMG!!! He killed Martha!!! Everyone go to Chilled Chaos's Channel and spam his comments so he can know about this!!! Because that's what every youtuber wants is a flame war in their comments over an f'ing watermelon. In case you couldn't tell that last sentence was sarcasm

  • matsta117

    3 years ago

    always cool

  • Alpha331 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    You're all asking the wrong question, where the fuck did he get so many damned water melons?!

  • King_Ryan16

    3 years ago

    "I've got too many melon's lyin' around"

    Bow Chicka Bow wow? Does that work?

  • ArthropodGuy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chitinous

    3 years ago

    The first shot wasn't that bad. Many types of rifle ammunition "tumble" through a body, causing the bullet to exit through a hole that doesn't line up with the entrance hole. While this wouldn't be shown in the first and second melon, the bullet will have a significant tumbling in the third melon, due to the structure of the bullet, alternation between going through a melon and then air and then another melon, deceleration, and other factors. I wonder who taught Gavin how to shoot or gave him a certification to shoot; I assume Dan was involved.

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    3 years ago

    Watermelon body armor mod in CS. thats all im saying

  • BluePenAddict

    3 years ago

    I was so expecting Gavin to somehow hit one of the Phantoms

  • trisaratops FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold proper adult

    3 years ago

    It's still amazing how fast the bullet moves though. During the first shot, you barely even see it leave the gun before the front melon explodes. That's freakin' cool.

  • StephenJr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I'm sure Gavin went through proper gun training... Right?

  • Stinacat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Dem eyebrows Dan.

  • RGLoxton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jedi Knight

    3 years ago

    Who the hell left Gavin with a gun by himself?

  • partypooper1

    3 years ago

    Gavin with a gun, BY HIMSELF, now that's just insane.

  • greengoblin7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Seeing how much that round began to tumble after going through the first two melons was impressive. Nice work Gavin.

  • MrB3NN

    3 years ago

    I'm actually pretty surprised the watermelons managed to slow down the bullet, while also making the bullet too slow to pierce the 4th watermelon fully. Great video!

  • freddy67h Games 'n Stuff

    3 years ago

    Turning into a true Texan!
    And I have noticed the watermelon epidemic. They seem to be everywhere.