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Pistol Test Firing Underwater on 'Hollywood Weapons'

In this episode of 'Hollywood Weapons,' a Glock 17 9mm, Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum and Ruger .454 Casull Super Redhawk Alaskan are fired while submerged in water to reenact a scene from 'Criminal Minds'

How will a pistol perform when shot submerged under water? Will the fired bullet be effective? These questions will be answered in the premiere episode of “Hollywood Weapons.” (Photo courtesy of Outdoor Channel) How will a pistol perform when shot submerged under water? Will the fired bullet be effective? These questions will be answered in the premiere episode of “Hollywood Weapons.” (Photo courtesy of Outdoor Channel)

By: OutdoorChannel.com Staff

How effective are firearms when fired underwater? This is exactly what Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff are going to find out in the season premiere of Hollywood Weapons.

What is scientific fact and what is Hollywood fantasy? Some of the most thrilling weapons action sequences from movies and TV shows are put to the test on Hollywood Weapons, the all-new Outdoor Channel original series.

U.S. Special Forces veteran Terry Schappert and weapons master Larry Zanoff utilize the expertise of Hollywood’s premier prop house and weapons builder to stage and reenact some of the most explosive action in Hollywood history.

For “Hollywood Weapons” air times, check here.

In the first episode – Terry’s Criminal Mind – Schappert and Zanoff stage a scene from the popular TV show, Criminal Minds, season six, episode 22.

In the scene, the villain and the victim are fleeing from authorities in an SUV when they run off the road and land in a lake. A detective swims to the bottom of the lake to save the victim. On the verge of drowning, the heroics of the detective are hindered when the villain grabs onto the victim to keep her from being saved. The rescue attempt is revived when another detective enters the water and shoots the criminal through the windshield.

Is this really possible?

Schappert and Zanoff test fire multiple pistols – Glock 17 9mm, Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum and Ruger .454 Casull Super Redhawk Alaskan – to fact-check the reality of being able to penetrate a car windshield with a bullet while submerged in water.

More information about the Glock 17

More information about the Ruger SP101

More information about the Ruger Redhawk

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