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GRAPHIC: Stupid Guy Thought Steel-Toed Boot Would Stop a .45 Bullet

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all images via North West Firearms

Steel toe vs. 45 results in extremely painful scenario. 

It doesn’t take a smart person to guess it would be a bad idea to shoot your steel-toed boot, hoping it’ll stop a .45 caliber bullet.

We can thank this guy, with a grimace for teaching everyone how bad of an idea this was.

The images surfaced on a forum and they are extremely graphic, so proceed with caution.

This guy and his co-workers were discussing whether a steel toe boot would withstand a round from a .45, so what do do you think would be the best way to test this theory? YUP, you guessed it. Good thing he wasn’t testing his hard hat.”

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Based on the placement of the shot, it almost appears the shooter missed the steel toe insert in his boot. This might be a blessing in disguise, preventing metal shrapnel from spreading throughout the foot.

Let this be a not-so-friendly reminder to remember your gun safety.

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GRAPHIC: Stupid Guy Thought Steel-Toed Boot Would Stop a .45 Bullet