How dangerous is ammunition in a house fire? Guns use ammunition to go BOOM. Wouldn’t a round or worse, a pallet load, of ammunition do the same when heated long enough?
Apparently not. In this video question of ammunition safety and volatility is FULLY examined.
It is important to note that a gun with a round in the chamber in a fire will fire as if the trigger were pulled if it gets hot enough.
Why isn’t ammunition more volatile? Because smokeless powder used in modern ammunition is not an explosive. Smokeless powder is a propellant and it burns, it does not detonate.
It was striking how hard it was to get ammunition to misbehave.
I have no opinion on this. It is supposed to be an artillery unit with no front line roles. I’m hopeful that a few hundred Devil Dogs will make a difference.
I am surprised how little press this seems to be getting.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
Taken from Informal Sociology: A casual introduction to sociological thinking by William Bruce Cameron
This is a really fun look at the process of creating a custom vehicle from scratch.
Randy Grubb has made a bunch of fascinating custom vehicles. Search for his name and “Blastolene.” He has several great features on Jay Leno’s Garage.
You can also learn more at Randy Grubb’s website www.randygrubb.com.
You’re going to love this or hate it.
I think it is awesome.
What is happening in the South China Sea is a big deal and I don’t see a clear or good way out of it. I can see no course of action without significant and negative consequences. AXIOS has a good three point synopsis.