Suppressor in Slow Motion - Smarter Every Day 204


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  • Cam Ogden
    Cam Ogden  11 months back

    You do a good job of balancing looking at and respecting firearms, while also geeking out over the science behind them.

    P.S. Got accepted at UAH!

    • Raymo_2_u
      Raymo_2_u  11 months back

      Firearms are used as a hobby, sport, hunting, and fun...just because you see them as a danger doesnt mean others feel the same way.
      Knives, Arrows, Darts, Javelin, Chemicals, all have had their similar history in the use to primarily kill people...but only Firearms hold the same stigma today....when's the last time you shot a firearm for fun or been at a range with other people enjoying them? Maybe exposing yourself to their better side will help you grow out of the "scary" thoughts about them.....its the people that use them that is the variable, not the object.

      Ive never felt more safe then being at a range surrounded by people with firearms that have demonstrated they know how to handle them effectively and everyone has the same equal playing field. Places like Gun Free Zones have statistically been proven to be the most dangerous places in the world because only the people with intent to do harm to others have that advantage and they look to use it while others are helpless and defenseless.

      People like you need to understand that the people around you are not terrorists looking to mutilate everyone else, there are less than a handful of those types of people and they are the ones always plastered on the news...statistics dont fare well when looking negatively on firearms because most people that own them respect them and buy them to protect themselves and their loved ones. Whats worse is people are more scared of firearms than doctors but doctors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA and firearms are at the bottom of charts, almost everything around you kills more people per year than all firearms combined.

    • Anton Zuykov
      Anton Zuykov  11 months back

      @gsurfer04 Correct. And they are still important! I would rather have good and bad guys with firearms, rather than only bad guys with them. So, it is okay to be a firearm owner!

    • Anton Zuykov
      Anton Zuykov  11 months back

      @Cam Ogden that is gonna be a lot of pain.. but it will be well worth it at the end! Good luck!

    • Jackass Chicken
      Jackass Chicken  11 months back

      You can use a motor vehicle as a deadly weapon. They are not demonized (or demonetized), of course. Just saying...

      I recently got into shooting as a hobby. As a lifelong mechanic, the AR15 is my favorite because I can "build it" myself. Shooting for fun is great for reasonably intelligent people because you can dive as deep as you want to go into that rabbit hole of science and never reach bottom. For me, it literally makes me smarter everyday.;)

      And in case you're wondering, you don't have to dive deep to have fun. Just don't take safety for granted. Follow the rules and be mindful. Even if it's your first day on the range, if something seems unsafe, report it.

    • Dylan Manthei
      Dylan Manthei  11 months back

      If it's anything like my college, I want to warn you about something. Calculus is the "weed out" class. I had to take Calc 1,2,3, Differential Equations, and Calc-Based Statistics. Hang tough. And not trying to scare you, but engineering pass rate was around 50% at my college. I'm not ashamed to say I had to take some of these classes more than once, and I strongly considered dropping out during this time. Use the study groups, talk to the professor, use Youtube, whatever you gotta do. You can do it! Be in that 50%! Also, I thought at the time I would never ever use this stuff, and that's probably true for more than half of it. But I have a job in fluid dynamics myself and now I'm having to dig deep to recall differential equations, integrals, and computational methods. I think it would have stuck so much better if I knew in college what my career was going to be so I could apply what I was learning to something. Good luck!

  • Chauncey
    Chauncey  8 hours back


    • Rong Wang
      Rong Wang  3 days back

      Nice one. Yes, this video earned my subscription. Very cool study.

      • Elias Reyes Jr
        Elias Reyes Jr  5 days back

        im smarter everyday

        • Elias Reyes Jr
          Elias Reyes Jr  5 days back

          this is an older video but ill comment anyway..
          do you think a lighter projectile (bullet) can out run the gasses?

          • Fundamentalist American.

            I am a long range rifle shooter and have always found the transonic boundary and how much affect it has on accuracy very interesting. I would love to see it in real time with your camera work. Don’t know how it could be possible.

            • May Trix
              May Trix  2 weeks back

              SED: I don't want to glorify weaponry. That being said...let's go to my personal gun range 🤣🤣🤣

              • Apex Predator
                Apex Predator  2 weeks back

                What’s wrong with glorifying weapons?

                • totherepublic358
                  totherepublic358  2 weeks back

                  Shameful we have to justify our interests in our "free" country.

                  • Ryan Hill
                    Ryan Hill  2 weeks back

                    Hey. Stop apologizing for thinking weapons are cool. They are objects, neither good nor bad. They are used for good and bad EVERY DAY. They are cool, and they are useful and they have a place in civilized society.

                    • John Thornton
                      John Thornton  2 weeks back

                      You remind me of Eric Holder saying how gun owners need to be brainwashed to feel guilt for being gun owners much like the way smokers feel guilt for smoking.

                      • rayhan axel
                        rayhan axel  3 weeks back

                        At 1:42 the jet the engine there is a secret is dat afterburner

                        • MrSaemichlaus
                          MrSaemichlaus  3 weeks back

                          Destin, you are not using guns in any bad way. For you, they are a fun and fascinating toy and hobby device, which you treat with respect and discipline. There's nobody to criticize you other than some confused people that don't know you.
                          Keep doing what you do!

                          • Michpatriot
                            Michpatriot  3 weeks back

                            9 seconds in and I pulled the e brake...too worried about your fan base and political correctness..unsubscribed.

                            • jimbobbyrnes
                              jimbobbyrnes  3 weeks back

                              for some reason whenever i see someone interested by guns i imagine cavemen interested in fire but this wasn't as bad because it lacked the macho attitude that usually erupts from gun fire.

                              • Jim The EDC Guy
                                Jim The EDC Guy  3 weeks back

                                You are now on an atf watch list, welcome to the club lol

                                • Preceptor 5223
                                  Preceptor 5223  3 weeks back

                                  Is it possible that the powder and gasses escape ahead of the bullet due to setback of the bullet from the rifling of the barrel?

                                  • Britishshooter
                                    Britishshooter  3 weeks back

                                    Amazing video! Learn't something new!

                                    • AMT CH
                                      AMT CH  3 weeks back

                                      With respect guns are life saving and family fun

                                      • Tony Gunk
                                        Tony Gunk  3 weeks back

                                        You glorify science ;)

                                        • Hamann9631
                                          Hamann9631  3 weeks back

                                          You should do these videos again with decibel meters. It would be good for society if society know how quiet suppressed firearms are.

                                          • IrKeeg
                                            IrKeeg  3 weeks back

                                            I think you shouldn’t be showing this, people now know how they work and maybe could make their own home version and make streets more dangerous.

                                            • Ken7382
                                              Ken7382  3 weeks back

                                              "Did you see that little vortex ring poot out the end?" - Why yes, yes I did - for the first time in my life, SEE a poot. Thanks! :D

                                              • WPXTacoMan477
                                                WPXTacoMan477  4 weeks back

                                                Your conformist disclaimer only adds fuel to the liberal fire.

                                                If you like guns than you f*#%ing like guns, don’t be afraid to admit it. It’s your constitutional right to own them and they’re not illegal nor should be looked at with taboo.

                                                • Randall Randallman
                                                  Randall Randallman  4 weeks back

                                                  I'm not an ammo tech but I am of the understanding that the bullet seal formed when the bullet engages the rifling would prevent particles of that size from getting past. could you repeat the test with a clean barrel?
                                                  great channel. Cheers.

                                                  • Sean Baney
                                                    Sean Baney  4 weeks back

                                                    Dude what are you apologising for. Projectile science is amazing and there's nothing wrong with guns. Unless you're being unsafe.

                                                    • Charles Miller
                                                      Charles Miller  4 weeks back

                                                      You should collaborate with Taufladermous, Jeff and the OG would be a hoot to film with.

                                                      • Dark TR
                                                        Dark TR  4 weeks back

                                                        Try to film something which exits from supersonic and enters subsonic and vice versa. It's should be hard or impossible... but if it succeeds, it would be something different to see.

                                                        • Jim Rodriguez
                                                          Jim Rodriguez  4 weeks back

                                                          I learned that commercials in middle of your videos is no bueno

                                                          • Daniel Deleon
                                                            Daniel Deleon  1 months back

                                                            Say it with me. It's ok to like guns.

                                                            • Steel Shrapnel
                                                              Steel Shrapnel  1 months back

                                                              What’s wrong with glorifying weaponry..? Video showing air convection waves and vortex rings right before projectile exists is air volume within suppressor interior pushed out of suppressor muzzle in front projectile and expanding gasses..!

                                                              All those things you mentioned and more: fluid dynamics, ballistics, optics, mechanics, air dynamics, physics, design, metallurgy, plastic development, carbon fiber, chemical reactions, expandable gasses, and ergonomics..! What’s not to glorify..?

                                                              How people choose to use weaponry is a people issue..! Not weaponry issue..!

                                                              As vast majority in America I own lots of firearms and not a single firearm in my personal collection has ever harmed another person...!

                                                              Absolutely no shame owning firearms..!

                                                              • LunarSecrets
                                                                LunarSecrets  1 months back

                                                                A tool that demonstrates our natural world, but disclaimer because orange man bad. I feel your pain buddy.

                                                                • Cole Dedhand
                                                                  Cole Dedhand  1 months back

                                                                  The apology/disclaimer makes me sick.  Grow a pair.

                                                                  • Otter Pop
                                                                    Otter Pop  1 months back

                                                                    Dude, in air you dont see anything but a bullet going by.. a small small reflective dot that goes past your face right before you hear the shot.. theres no huge cone behind the bullet or a stream behind it, if you have a perfect picture of a flying bullet, it looks like its hovering around...

                                                                    • Muckan
                                                                      Muckan  1 months back


                                                                      • DANIEL17D LB
                                                                        DANIEL17D LB  1 months back

                                                                        Thanks for info

                                                                        • fredmeebley
                                                                          fredmeebley  1 months back

                                                                          Why not glorify guns, they are cool?

                                                                          • Bob Bastion
                                                                            Bob Bastion  1 months back

                                                                            What glorification? A firearm is just a tool.

                                                                            • Manuel Federico Mariscal Olmedo

                                                                              Pon subtítulos en español

                                                                              • Parris George
                                                                                Parris George  1 months back

                                                                                "yes... yes I can"! LOL

                                                                                • Sheila olfieWay
                                                                                  Sheila olfieWay  1 months back

                                                                                  Gun engineering=SCIENCE! Nuff said.

                                                                                  • FGM11
                                                                                    FGM11  1 months back

                                                                                    i envy you and you delicious meals. im hungry now. nice episode btw

                                                                                    • Heyyou Buddy
                                                                                      Heyyou Buddy  1 months back

                                                                                      Awesome video I will subscribe I like to to know why things work. I'm thinking the shockwaves you see before the bullet exits the can is the air being pushing out by the bullet traveling twards the exit hole in the front of the can. Man I love this stuff. Thanks for what ya do

                                                                                      • Joshua Keys
                                                                                        Joshua Keys  1 months back

                                                                                        I'm just going to repeat what all of the smart people are saying, great video knowledge and firearms go hand in hand.
                                                                                        FYI if someone doesn't want to learn (really cool stuff) this might not be for them so I'll watch it twice 😎

                                                                                        • Wayne
                                                                                          Wayne  1 months back

                                                                                          It's a silencer not a suppressor by legal name and inventors name! As seen on my federal paperwork!

                                                                                          • LES
                                                                                            LES  1 months back

                                                                                            Ironically, considering that is suppresses rather than silences. But, yeah...

                                                                                        • lahokc59
                                                                                          lahokc59  1 months back

                                                                                          Your apology which implies that there is something wrong with firearms or liking them is quite frankly disgusting and condescending

                                                                                          • bluewater454
                                                                                            bluewater454  1 months back

                                                                                            Just cut the geek pretense of acting like you are attracted to firearms because of the scientific principles of "fluid dynamics, ballistics, optics...". You just think guns and suppressors are cool. They float your boat like the rest of us gun nuts(who are just _fascinated_ by fluid dynamics).

                                                                                            • Klipsen Dk
                                                                                              Klipsen Dk  1 months back

                                                                                              Actually, you will need a suppressor for unburnt powder to exit the barrel before the projectile.I also like the science behind firearms. I don't want to own one, though, and I certainly don't want my neighbours to be able to defend me.