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Joerg Sprave Tests Weapons that a Metal Detector Won’t Find

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Generally, when we talk about the wild man with slingshots, Joerg Sprave, he is trying out a new slingshot. Joerg has something a bit different he is talking about this time around and it’s actually pretty interesting. He figures that there are a number of weapons that could make it through airport security so he decided to test out some non-metallic weapons on ballistic gel.

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He uses various knives including some made from ceramic and some made from flint rock and deer horn. Naturally, there is a sling shot in there. Joerg is using a little slingshot that is made from carbon fiber. The ammo for that slingshot rather than the metal ball bearings he normally uses was some larger pebbles.

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As you might expect, the knives all sliced and stabbed well. The slingshot was what amazed me. I have often wondered what hitting the gel with a rock would do. I thought it might just bounce off. The rocks actually penetrated into the gel by a significant margin. Those rocks and that little slingshot could certainly do some damage. Let’s hope that the TSA actually screens for non-metallic weapons with body scanners and X-Ray machines to keep this sort of stuff out of the skies.





Comments (5):

  1. soulman76 says:

    Great! We can all thank you when the mandatory body cavity searches begin.

  2. Matt Russell says:

    he forgot about chemical weapon based breast implants

  3. Wheatley says:

    X-Ray scanners? Are you serious? You do know what that kind of radiation will do to you. Infertility for one.
    And really you americans need to chill out on Airport security. The only disaster that ever happened was 9/11 which was a coordinated inside job, not “terrorists”.

    That money should be spent on improving health care and helping the rising poverty in your country. Save lives that are already suffering! Nobody thinks of others, cause humanity is by nature selfish. Everyone wants only their own protection and security.

    X-ray scanners..geez

    • bud says:

      Its not us Americans its our freakin out of control government. We Americans are not like the politicians you loathe. We dont want body searches either. Just a way for government to control people. Little do they know, they are our employees and their time will come

  4. Badooba says:

    Nevermind that the 9/11 terrorists walked through metal detectors with their aluminum box cutters and did not set off alarm. Or the fact that some older planes have thin metal panels on arm rests that can be removed to be used as a weapon.

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