Man Is Convinced A Steel Toe Boot Can Stop A .45 Caliber Bullet

October 4, 2018


Note: Pictures linked at the bottom of the article are not for the squeamish.

According to a post on the Northwestfirearms forum, these are the results of a man who was convinced a steel toe boot could stop a round from a .45 caliber bullet, and decided to test it. You know, with his foot in the boot. Honestly, I don't even think he hit the steel toe at all (which is probably a good thing on account of all the shrapnel he'd have in his foot now).

"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."

Personally, I'm still not convinced this isn't just some idiot who accidentally shot himself in the foot and made up a story that unintentionally makes him sound even dumber trying to cover it up. That said, I'm a firm believer that a steel toe boot absolutely CAN stop a .45 caliber round, but only if it's thrown at the foot and not fired.

Shots of the aftermath HERE, but you've been warned. I'm not sure he'll ever be able to wear flip-flops again.

Thanks again to Closet Nerd, who agrees he should try a .38 next. There's no way that won't work.

  • MustacheHam

    ugg...looks like mince meat.

  • Deksam

    Oh, I think I caught this episode of Dumber Everyday.

  • DudeAbiding

    Definite candidate to improve the gene pool.

  • Legion681


  • Closet Nerd

    This has FL written all over it.... wonder where it was

  • GeneralDisorder

    When I was in middle school (in my district it was 6th to 8th grade) one of the delinquents I knew and wasn't really friends with but kinda was did PCP with another delinquent I knew and the two of them decided they should shoot themselves in the foot so they wouldn't have to go to school.

    I'm pretty sure they missed and were unharmed. Or maybe they decided to shoot squirrels instead. I don't really remember what happened now. That was over 20 years ago.

  • Meh

    Lol what a dumbass.

  • Astaroth

    Ignorant inbred filth.

  • Munihausen

    I'd like to know how many Miller High Life's this guy had before shooting himself in the foot.

  • Couldn't just put a steak in it instead because that would be unmanly.

  • Bling Nye

    And a waste of a steak.

  • A true man would eat the steak afterward and claim the cordite added flavor.

  • Bling Nye

    This is both old, and likely bullshit regarding the story. First, the photo has been around the internet for years. Second, it's probably not even a steel toed boot, looks more like a hiking boot; the injury looks like it went clean through the foot.

    This is relevant: Glock 30, .45 FMJ and it doesn't penetrate the boot's toe box. Also a much better way to actually test the theory...

  • The_Wretched

    Uh, looks like he skipped getting medical care.

  • 600k?

    wtf is this?

  • Bling Nye

    Haha, haven't seen that site in years.

  • 600k?

    I know you tried going to the site when you saw my comment... 😈

  • How in the HELL is alcohol NOT involved with this story???

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Could at least take the goddamned boot off.

  • Wooder

    Must be related to the couple that thought that a book could stop a bullet...
    Darwin awards

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