Can Explosions Deflect Bullets? 2 Million FPS – The Slow Mo Guys
Golden, CO – The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy find themselves again at the crossroads of low and high tech, asking the burning question, “Can a ball of C4 alter the path of a 9 mm bullet?” Our friends at the Colorado School of Mines and Hadland Imaging Senior Scientist, Linden Gledhill, provide the testing ground, ultra high-speed video cameras and assistance in helping them find the answer.
Spoiler: Bullets will be flying with explosions galore!
Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2 and iX Cameras i-SPEED® 727 ultra high-speed cameras.
- 9 mm pistol
- Freefly Ember S5K, 4K @ 800 fps
- Vision Research VEO4K-PL, 4K @ 1,000 fps
- Phantom TMX 7510, 200,000 fps
- Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2, up to 10 million fps
Huge thanks to all the staff & students at the
Colorado School of Mines for making this video possible.
– Gav & Dan, The Slow Mo Guys
Colorado School of Mines Group Portrait with The Slow Mo Guys
Back Row (left to right): Jason Young, Mitchell Anderson, Linden Gledhill (Hadland Imaging), Finnegan Wilson, Veronica Eliasson, Bryce Huffaker, Grace Rabinowitz, Ryan Shelden, James Verheyden, Josh Gallaher, Daniel Fabelo, Ezra Venetos
Front Row (left to right): Gabe Bjerke, Kadyn Tucker, Gavin Free & Dan Gruchy (The Slow Mo Guys)
About The Colorado School of Mines
The Colorado School of Mines has been shaping the future of energy, mineral resources and space exploration for 150 years. Partnering with private industry and government, Mines is one of only a few institutions in the world with broad expertise in explosives education and research. Students here are gaining hands-on experience learning to find, develop, and process the world’s natural resources.