How Many Water Balloons Does It Take to Stop a Bullet?



by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

What happens if you take a Smith & Wesson Model 29, 44 Magnum loaded with a 250 grain projectile and aim it towards water balloons? We are about to find out.


Dirty Harry would be disappointed.

The slo-mo is definitely cool, especially with the weakened slug being stopped by the balloon rubber.

There are a few claims that seem suspect. The TV host says the bullet is prepared to go miles and miles and miles which it cant do, and its velocity is probably closer to 1,200 feet per second rather than the 1,500 to 1,800 feet per second the shooter claims. The test itself, however, does look legitimate.

[Clip courtesy of National Geographic Channel]