I guess you could call it (puts on shades) a Glock-enspiel
February 21, 2017 2:29 PM   Subscribe

 
You know, honestly I just came in here to give you a stern yet appreciative glare for that headline.
posted by angeline at 2:47 PM on February 21 [18 favorites]


None more metal.

I'd be terrified of ricochets no matter how smart the guys who made the targets are.
posted by mattamatic at 2:48 PM on February 21 [5 favorites]


I love Vitaly's bemused expression.
posted by porpoise at 2:54 PM on February 21


Vitaly Kryuchin performs some popular melodies using Glock pistols

But no Gluck, sadly.
posted by Iridic at 2:56 PM on February 21 [8 favorites]


The song that follows the video clip is the Blatnaya pesnya tune Мурка (Murka). Murka is a cheery ditty about the murder of a woman who turns informant, apparently popularized by the 1979 TV miniseries The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, which I'm guessing is the source of the aforesaid clip.
posted by zamboni at 2:58 PM on February 21


I'd be terrified of ricochets no matter how smart the guys who made the targets are.

Yes, shooting metal targets at that range is pretty damned dangerous! I'm assuming they used specialty non-penetrating ammunition (designed for home defence scenarios, to mitigate collateral damage), but there's still a risk of metal spalling blasting back at the shooter.
posted by tobascodagama at 2:58 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


And for reference, the Bells of St. Mary.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 2:59 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


Although this project is getting shot down in the comments, one can't deny that he aims to please.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:10 PM on February 21 [7 favorites]


Yep, the clip is from The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed. Here's the scene in question.
posted by zamboni at 3:17 PM on February 21


A gun is a tool with only one purpose. This proves that making music is not that purpose.
posted by monospace at 3:26 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but can he do YYZ?
posted by loquacious at 3:39 PM on February 21 [9 favorites]


I love that he has sheet music in front of him.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 3:40 PM on February 21


No Sauer notes, though.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:41 PM on February 21 [4 favorites]


Surely those are CO2 pistols, not Glocks? They are almost silent, for one thing.
posted by howfar at 5:00 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


that he's double-wielding and hitting the targets, even at that short range, is impressive..
posted by k5.user at 5:24 PM on February 21


Surely those are CO2 pistols, not Glocks? They are almost silent, for one thing.

They look and operate like Glocks. A lot of videos seem to muffle/suppress gunshots; maybe it is some kind of automatic lowering of peak levels? In reality, you would want to have your ear protection in place.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:30 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


They are almost silent, for one thing.

I assume he's firing .22, which is fairly quiet and can be more so depending on what ammo you use. Here's a video of some quiet .22 ammo (at 1:05)
posted by thefoxgod at 5:37 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


It's not air pistols, you can see cases ejected in a few places. I like the .22 idea, as the recoil is almost nothing. If you used an aluminum slide I guess you could make that work. It would certainly be safer shooting at steel that is not angled away at such a close range.
posted by Bee'sWing at 5:47 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


At 1:53 you can see the magazines and a few spent casings. Definitely .22LR.
posted by linux at 5:53 PM on February 21 [5 favorites]


.22 conversion kit for Glock. Surprised the kits worked well enough to get through this.
posted by bz at 6:11 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


More like "A Glockwork Orange" (natch). Alex and his droogies would be delighted.
posted by dis_integration at 6:18 PM on February 21 [5 favorites]


'Мурка!
posted by JohnFromGR at 7:13 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


Frangible .22LR is apparently a thing, so I'm gonna take a guess that's what they were shooting. Fragmentation and spalling could potentially still be an issue, but not a lethal one like ricochet would be.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:55 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


But no Gluck, sadly.

Perhaps because ran out of it?
posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 8:42 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


I loved this. Cognitive dissonance at its finest. Also love the serious discussion here about what kind of gun. Never mind what they're doing, or how they're dressed or their serious Music Expressions -- a gun's a gun the world around.

Thanks for posting this!
posted by kestralwing at 10:35 PM on February 21


Although this project is getting shot down in the comments, one can't deny that he aims to please.

You could say the end result is somewhat hit-or-miss.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:36 AM on February 22 [1 favorite]


What others have said, definitely .22LR, probably quiet (subsonic) rounds, no idea what kind of bullet but he's shooting at red iron "C" shapes through sheet metal that should stop most splatter. Nobody commented on his two-handed technique which is a movie trope but supposed to be incredibly difficult with any kind of accuracy in real life.
posted by lordrunningclam at 4:20 AM on February 22


I'm uncomfortable with that and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because of my intense aversion to glorifying guns in any way shape or form.
posted by james33 at 6:43 AM on February 22


(delightfully nuts. stay weird, metafilter)
posted by iffthen at 9:02 AM on February 22


Spike Jones used a revolver as a percussion instrument. Which is to a Glock as acoustic is to electronic. Or something.
posted by CCBC at 2:59 PM on February 22


Soon to be hitting the charts with a bullet.
posted by quinndexter at 10:51 PM on February 23


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