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MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

Nobody was hurt in this incident

MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

It is not uncommon to see PC components marketed as having "military grade components" or otherwise have some form of tough and rugged theme. It is rare however to see a PC component that can survive the impact of real-world bullets, as PC gamer Eric Gan recently revealed on Twitter

The story goes like this, at around 4 am local time, Gan's house was shot at by a random stranger on the street, with bullets penetrating the exterior walls of the premises. Five shots in total were fired, one of which penetrated the wall and was then hit the back of his monitor, an MSI Gaming Optix G27C2. 

To his surprise, Gan's monitor continued functioning as normal after getting shot, mostly thanks to the bullet losing the majority of its momentum before the impact. Even so, the monitor absorbed the impact and only received damage to the display's outer shell at the rear of the display.

The shots were reportedly fired from a "party behind the street", and no one was physically harmed by the event. To MSI's credit, they offered Eric a new monitor and "some swag" after they were made aware of the incident. 

  

While we doubt that MSI will start advertising the newfound bulletproof qualities of their Optix series monitors, we imagine that MSI's monitor team will see the survival of their Optix G27C2 as a point of pride. Can any other monitor manufacturer say that their displays have survived gunfire? 

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06-03-2019, 08:28:43

Dark NighT
It's Msi, their marketing can be completely bonkers...



Tho yeah i really hope they don't let it get to their heads and run with it, it would be really silly.Quote

06-03-2019, 08:46:10

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
It's Msi, their marketing can be completely bonkers...



Tho yeah i really hope they don't let it get to their heads and run with it, it would be really silly.
Its the brand that plasters big dragons and flashy lights all over their product. Of course they will roll with it.Quote

06-03-2019, 09:37:27

Peace
Are we not gonna talk about the fact that some retard fired a gun at a "party behind the street"?


While I surely am no ballistics specialist/expert, I wonder if the walls are so thin that the bullet still had so much momentum or that the walls are so thick that they managed to absorb so much momentum.Quote

06-03-2019, 10:07:32

WYP
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Are we not gonna talk about the fact that some retard fired a gun at a "party behind the street"?


While I surely am no ballistics specialist/expert, I wonder if the walls are so thin that the bullet still had so much momentum or that the walls are so thick that they managed to absorb so much momentum.
Yeah, it is a crazy thing to happen. The simple reason for that is because America.

As much as they as a nation justify their current gun laws, the idea that my house could be shot at for no reason at 4am, which could potentially kill me in my sleep, is a terrifying prospect.

Hard to know, don't know what gun was used and what state it happened in. Some states don't get that cold, so some places in the states could have very thin walls.Quote

06-03-2019, 15:59:12

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Are we not gonna talk about the fact that some retard fired a gun at a "party behind the street"?


While I surely am no ballistics specialist/expert, I wonder if the walls are so thin that the bullet still had so much momentum or that the walls are so thick that they managed to absorb so much momentum.
You'd be very surprised how far even a small bullet such as a 9mm will penetrate walls. It'll easy go through the normal standard thickness wall.
Then a shotgun? If you ain't using a home defense round, and using normal buckshot or a slug. Yeah it'll go through the wall and pretty kill whatever is behind it.
Then a rifle? Yeah it'll go through multiple walls and kill whatever is behind it. But there's a reason why most people don't use rifles in home defense. It's lethality is way to high and without ear protection it'll definitely disorient everybody in a normal size home from sheer sound as it'll echo in the small enclosed environment.
Shotguns are most preferred.

What angers me the most is the fact that a party full of drunk people behaving irresponsibly with guns. That idiot deserves to get his license revoked. 99% of gun owners are incredibly serious and responsible. Idiots like him give us a bad name.


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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, it is a crazy thing to happen. The simple reason for that is because America.

As much as they as a nation justify their current gun laws, the idea that my house could be shot at for no reason at 4am, which could potentially kill me in my sleep, is a terrifying prospect.

Hard to know, don't know what gun was used and what state it happened in. Some states don't get that cold, so some places in the states could have very thin walls.
As far as I can tell and know most houses everywhere have the same thickness. Gun laws are fine. It's the idiots with them that ruin everything. Even drunk you should know better not to grab a gun. It shouldn't even be accessible and insight to give you the thought of using itQuote
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