Monday, November 26, 2012

How Ammunition Reacts to Fire and Other Tests

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures Institute (S.A.A.M.I.) has released a video about the effect of ammunition in a fire and it's relation to the Firefighter. It also shows how resilient ammunition can be during drop and crush tests. I have heard several people say that if your house is on fire and the department knows you have a large amount of ammunition (or any) they will "let the house burn" due to the safety of their firefighters. I don't know how true that is but the video below shows there is no significant risk from ammunition in a fire.
 

1 comment:

  1. Idiots. One can deprime live primers without danger. Absent directed pin point impact on a primer to the anvil there is no ignition. In a fire situation a cartridge is not in a confined environment, IE a chamber no projectiles are going to die where the cartridge is ignited.

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