This is incredible, I love science stuff like this.
Do you ever find yourself wondering what’s going on inside suppressors, and how they’re able to hold up to the immense amount of pressure being run through them? Lucky for all of us, the Smarter Every Day guy is just as curious as we all are, and he’s got a truly captivating video to show you.
With a super slow motion camera (110,000 frames per second) pointed at a uniquely designed see-through suppressor, you’ll be mesmerized when you see how they work – and how they fail!
Beautiful. It’s maybe better to be surprised and learn something, but every once in a while I appreciate a little eye candy and a confirmation on one or two things I think I already know.
The highest pressure at the muzzle seems to happen a short time after the bullet has come and gone. That is interesting. Or perhaps an alternate explanation: it takes some time for the gasses leaving the barrel to inflate the suppressor to the pressure at which it fails. Either way, very interesting.
The camera work in this video is nothing short or awesome, so we’ll stop yacking and let the video roll: