How Many Gun Shots And What Calibre Of Bullet Does It Take To Actually Bust Open A Lock?

We see it in movies all the time — somebody needs to get passed a locked door. Shoot up that padlock with your gun and boom, you're clear on the other side. But does that actually work in real life? Demolition Ranch attempted to find out, with different guns and different calibre bullets and a whole lot of shooting to find out.

A .22 and a 9mm bullet both need multiple shots on a padlock and they don't quite get the job done. Rifles work better, shotguns work amazingly well, and a Barrett M82 anti-materiel rifle works best.

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