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(Omaha World Herald)   Friend shoots at flak jacket but misses, hitting butty in the buddocks   ( omaha.com) divider line
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2018-02-12 04:17:54 PM  
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"Misses."
Riiiight.
 
2018-02-12 04:35:33 PM  
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2018-02-12 04:58:29 PM  
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2018-02-12 04:58:55 PM  
The three, all in their late teens,

Ah, yes.
 
2018-02-12 07:09:57 PM  
Were they shooting the BACK of the jacket? Cuz otherwise I'm struggling to picture the physics involved.
 
2018-02-12 07:14:13 PM  

Barfmaker: The three, all in their late teens,

Ah, yes.


Hold my root beer.
 
2018-02-12 07:24:25 PM  
If the story is about a .22, don't go leading off with a picture of a .45

I was anticipating a much less pleasant anecdote based off that pic.
 
2018-02-12 08:06:44 PM  
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A flack jacket alone is not enough protection in cases like this.
 
2018-02-12 08:14:32 PM  
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2018-02-12 08:20:14 PM  
"They were confident that the vest would stop the bullet," Wagner said, "but you gotta hit the vest."

Okay that made me laugh.
 
2018-02-12 08:57:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: "They were confident that the vest would stop the bullet," Wagner said, "but you gotta hit the vest."

Okay that made me laugh.


That was my favorite part, too.
 
2018-02-12 09:11:55 PM  
TFA: "Wagner said officials still are reviewing the case to determine what, if any, charges will be filed. The shooting victim had been drinking, he said, but the shooter hadn't been.

"In light of the incident, Wagner offered this safety tip: "Don't let your friend shoot you.""


That there is both comedy gold and extremely wise. It is also wise not to shoot your friends. If that goes wrong, you'll end up taking a lot of flak for that.
 
2018-02-12 09:16:50 PM  
You were shot in the gluteus maximus.

You're wrong! I got shot in the ass!
 
2018-02-12 09:20:07 PM  

fusillade762: Were they shooting the BACK of the jacket? Cuz otherwise I'm struggling to picture the physics involved.


Maybe the bullet ricocheted on something behind the guy. That or the shooter has supernatural bad aim.
 
2018-02-12 09:22:21 PM  
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2018-02-12 09:23:03 PM  
I recently watched a program about the development of Kevlar vests and such. One doofus asked his dad to shoot him, dad declines so doofus shoots himself.
I don't care if you are the developer or not, you're just f%cking stoopid.
 
2018-02-12 09:36:09 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I recently watched a program about the development of Kevlar vests and such. One doofus asked his dad to shoot him, dad declines so doofus shoots himself.
I don't care if you are the developer or not, you're just f%cking stoopid.


The guy that started Second Chance Body Armor would do that (shoot himself in his vest with a pistol). It's still dangerous and will hurt, even with a .22, as this reporter found out:
Bullet Proof Vest Reporter Russell Ruffin gets shot
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2018-02-12 09:36:23 PM  
My cringe reflex prevented me from reading past "...one 19-year-old decided he would don the vest and have his friend, also 19, shoot it ..."
 
2018-02-12 09:40:43 PM  

slackananda: TFA: "Wagner said officials still are reviewing the case to determine what, if any, charges will be filed. The shooting victim had been drinking, he said, but the shooter hadn't been.

"In light of the incident, Wagner offered this safety tip: "Don't let your friend shoot you.""

That there is both comedy gold and extremely wise. It is also wise not to shoot your friends. If that goes wrong, you'll end up taking a lot of flak for that.


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2018-02-12 09:46:32 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Correct me if I'm wrong but simple flak jackets without actual trauma plates are not intended to stop bullets but rather just shrapnel and debris from explosions.


Well, shrapnel and Winchester .22 rounds. Go up to a Remington .22 round though...
 
2018-02-12 09:53:11 PM  
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2018-02-12 09:54:32 PM  
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2018-02-12 09:54:48 PM  
Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
Andy went to pieces?

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/ain't no thang....
 
2018-02-12 10:15:25 PM  
What are friends for?
 
2018-02-12 10:15:32 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Correct me if I'm wrong but simple flak jackets without actual trauma plates are not intended to stop bullets but rather just shrapnel and debris from explosions.


Yep, but it stopped a couple .22 rounds before Doc Holliday here missed the vest according to TFA.  I guess a .22 round is comparable to the kind of crap those were designed to stop.  I mean, yay and all I guess - but I'd sure as hell not want to try it.  Especially not with a piece of gear from the frickin' 70's at best.  I guess at least they get points for not trying it with a high power round or something, but that's 1 out of a possible eleventy billion and four.  I remember that I was a farking idiot at 19, but FFS even I wasn't THAT dumb.  Close, but not quite.

/as far as how the heck he got shot in the ass, I'm guessing he probably got creased (huhuh huhhuh) along the side of his butt - that's fairly possible with an off-target shot from the front
//specially if you jump when the shot gets fired - and I gotta admit I'd have a damn hard time holding still under the circumstances - wise or not
///anyone remember the old arcade game Crossbow?   "Don't shoot your friends!"  Still good advice after all these years
 
2018-02-12 10:24:35 PM  

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Sad that this wasn't the boobies.
 
2018-02-12 10:24:45 PM  
Doesn't sound like a buddy, guy.
 
2018-02-12 10:27:10 PM  
So this is what they mean by the phrase "butt buddies"

Always been curious about that.
 
2018-02-12 10:30:26 PM  

Barfmaker: The three, all in their late teens,

Ah, yes.


My personal observation is that the total IQ of a group of teenagers stays the same no matter how many are in the group.  They get 100 points divided by the number of people.  Unless maybe it's a group of mathletes who are still actually inside the school building.
 
2018-02-12 10:33:51 PM  
So I'm guessing "hold my beer and watch this" was uttered at least once?
 
2018-02-12 10:35:53 PM  
Shot through the ass, and you're to blame.  You give love a bad name.
 
2018-02-12 10:42:21 PM  
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2018-02-12 10:50:54 PM  
Will he get to meet the President?
 
2018-02-12 11:00:25 PM  

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Than you
 
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I must be old.
 
2018-02-13 12:00:39 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Correct me if I'm wrong but simple flak jackets without actual trauma plates are not intended to stop bullets but rather just shrapnel and debris from explosions.


I assume it would depend on the the vest. I have no idea what the soft US Army style vests were like, but I have an old USMC hard vest. It's heavy and made of some sort of nylon or canvas covering with eight variously-sized plates made of a material called Doron. Ballistically, it's the equivalent of a level I or IA and is likely to stop a .22 or maybe a .45 shot from extreme range. Doron is basically stab-proof, which is why it stops shrapnel so well, but the material weakens as it ages. It also has a tag on the inside that says something along the lines of it not being rated to stop all small arms fire from all distances.
 
2018-02-13 12:01:06 AM  
At least they were smart enough to use a .22 instead of a .50 Desert Eagle.

/I guess the punk felt lucky.
 
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