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I love the media spin. "It is as dangerous as a machine gun."



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It could kill you. 399 ft/s and it takes about 330ft/s to break skin, so it could, in therory, kill you.(According to the artical) Chances are slim, but it could still happen. I don't really see to much of a point in something that small, but it is neat-o!

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I'd use it to kill spiders and shit in my house :thumbup
 

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It's pretty neat, as a novelty anyways, but I certainly wouldn't....

rely on it for personal protection. 399 ft/sec is one thing, but muzzle energy is what counts and they didn't say anything about bullet weight. 4.53 mm is about the same diameter as a 17 hmr bullet. Those normally weigh in at 17 grains. That same bullet fired at 399 ft/sec would equate to about 6 ft/lbs of energy, that's not much to go with. A medium powered pellet gun puts out almost double that. Now, the real 17 hmr rimfire has a muzzle velocity of 2500 ft/sec, and that's a whole different story. If I wanted a tiny, close range gun, I'd go with a palm sized .25 auto. With that, you'd get about 50 to 60 ft/lbs and that can definately kill someone.
 
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