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GRAPHIC: Man Thought Steel-Toed Boots Would Stop a .45-Caliber Bullet

Northwest Firearms

Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way.

It doesn't take a smart person to guess it would be a bad idea to shoot your steel-toed boot with a .45.

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 his boot's 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 practice gun safety.



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GRAPHIC: Man Thought Steel-Toed Boots Would Stop a .45-Caliber Bullet