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* Thoroughly and dramatically debunked (not that it needed all that much debunking) by Matt Carriker, who tried to block pistol barrels by stuffing them with everything from concrete to iron rods to other, bigger bullets. He eventually managed to block a bullet by *welding the barrel shut*, but even then the gun didn't explode.

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* Thoroughly and dramatically debunked (not that it needed all that much debunking) by Matt Carriker, who tried to block pistol barrels by stuffing them with everything from concrete to iron rods to other, bigger bullets. He eventually managed to block a bullet by *welding ''welding the barrel shut*, shut'', but even then the gun didn't explode.

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* Thoroughly and dramatically debunked (not that it needed all that much debunking) by Matt Carriker, who tried to block pistol barrels by stuffing them with everything from concrete to iron rods to other, bigger bullets. He eventually managed to block a bullet by *welding the barrel shut*, but even then the gun didn't explode.


* Apparently, the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet Gyrojet guns]] (a family of guns that fired tiny rockets) could ''actually'' be defeated this way, [[ArbitraryMinimumRange since unlike a normal firearm, it had almost no muzzle velocity.]]

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* Apparently, the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet Gyrojet guns]] (a family of guns that fired tiny rockets) could ''actually'' possibly be defeated this way, [[ArbitraryMinimumRange since unlike a normal firearm, it had almost no muzzle velocity.]]]] Note, however, that this idea requires the user of the pistol to be a complete idiot. It is also known that this stunt may cause the offending finger (and perhaps the entire hand) [[http://www.deathwind.com/review_2.htm to be ripped off]].


* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'',

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* During the climax in ''Disney/TheRescuers'', an owl stuffs a lit rocket down Medusa's shotgun, leaving her with AshFace and tearing the gun to shreds.

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* During the climax in ''Disney/TheRescuers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'', an owl stuffs a lit rocket down Medusa's shotgun, leaving her with AshFace and tearing the gun to shreds.


* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this trope, and it's busted. The victim will lose his finger if not his hand, gun still works if not a bit damaged, and the shooter is always uninjured. They also made a parody of this trope: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_4BY9dLtA The Mythtoons]], with Hunter Hyneman and [[ScrewySquirrel Savage Squirrel]].

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this trope, and it's busted. The victim will lose his finger if not his hand, gun still works if not a bit damaged, and the shooter is always uninjured. They also made a parody of this trope: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_4BY9dLtA The Mythtoons]], with Hunter Hyneman and [[ScrewySquirrel [[ScrewballSquirrel Savage Squirrel]].


What if someone's pointing a gun at you [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange at point blank]] and you're not NighInvulnerable or ImmuneToBullets? Well, you can hope the gunshot [[InstantDeathBullet won't kill you,]] [[ConvenientMisfire the gun fails,]] or, if you're in a cartoon, stick your finger in the barrel.

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What if someone's pointing a gun at you [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange at point blank]] and you're not NighInvulnerable or ImmuneToBullets? Well, you can hope the gunshot [[InstantDeathBullet won't kill you,]] [[ConvenientMisfire the gun fails,]] or, if you're in a cartoon, stick your finger in the barrel.
barrel. [[SarcasmMode Apparently, fingers are completely bulletproof. Despite being made of the same flesh and bone as the head and torso, the parts normally aimed at, fingers will apparently still prove more durable than the treated metal of the barrel if you stick the former into the latter. Who knew?]]


Subtrope of JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs and GunsDoNotWorkThatWay. Compare BulletCatch and BananaInTheTailpipe. BarehandedBladeBlock is the JustForFun/SwordCounterpart. PointThatSomewhereElse works a lot better, and less riskier on your fingers.

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Subtrope of JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs and GunsDoNotWorkThatWay. One of the JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters (multiple times, as apparently [[ViewersAreMorons viewers were really unsure]] if sticking your finger in a gun barrel was safe or not).

Compare BulletCatch and BananaInTheTailpipe. BarehandedBladeBlock is the JustForFun/SwordCounterpart. PointThatSomewhereElse works a lot better, and less riskier on your fingers.


Obviously, in RealLife, a terrible idea. Trying this will almost always lead to the [[Fingore loss of a finger]] at the ''least'', while the shooter and gun are unharmed.

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Obviously, in RealLife, a terrible idea. Trying this will almost always lead to the [[Fingore loss of a finger]] finger at the ''least'', while the shooter and gun are unharmed.


What happens is that the shooter fires anyway [[WhatAnIdiot (even though they shouldn't)]]. The victim and his finger are uninjured, [[NonfatalExplosions the gun explodes,]] and the shooter is injured and has an AshFace. In RealLife, the victim may be alive, [[{{Fingore}} minus a hand]], while leaving the shooter uninjured and the gun intact. A variation is using another object instead of a finger to do the same thing.

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What happens is that the shooter fires anyway [[WhatAnIdiot (even though they shouldn't)]]. The victim and his finger are uninjured, [[NonfatalExplosions the gun explodes,]] and the shooter is injured and has an AshFace. In RealLife, the victim may be alive, [[{{Fingore}} minus a hand]], while leaving the shooter uninjured and the gun intact. A variation is using another object instead of a finger to do the same thing.
Things are very different in RealLife.


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Obviously, in RealLife, a terrible idea. Trying this will almost always lead to the [[Fingore loss of a finger]] at the ''least'', while the shooter and gun are unharmed.

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* Ludo from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' blocks a goblin cannon as it's about to fire with one of his boulders.


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.



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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''has Homer putting a flower into several of the police's guns (see real Life for more why). One of them fires anyway, and gets a flower embedded into his head.

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* This happens on the cover of issue #102 of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', with an orangutan doing it to mascot Alfred E. Neuman.
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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', when Stitch steals Jumba's plasma pistol, Jumba jams a carrot in the barrel right as he fires. This causes the gun to go into an overload spiral, eventually exploding violently and leveling the house.
** Earlier, when Jumba and Pleakley first get the drop on Stitch before Lilo gets in the way, Pleakley sticks his finger in the barrel of the gun while Jumba reads up on his Earth history. Problem is, the barrel's about five times wider than Pleakley's finger, so it wouldn not have done much anyway.

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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', when Stitch steals Jumba's plasma pistol, Jumba jams a carrot in the barrel right as he fires. This causes the gun to go into an overload spiral, eventually exploding violently and leveling the house.
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** Earlier, when When Jumba and Pleakley first get the drop on Stitch before Lilo gets in the way, Pleakley sticks his finger in the barrel of the gun while Jumba reads up on his Earth history. Problem is, the barrel's about five times wider than Pleakley's finger, so it wouldn not wouldn't have done much anyway.anyway.
**When Stitch steals Jumba's plasma pistol, Jumba jams a carrot in the barrel right as he fires. This causes the gun to go into an overload spiral, eventually exploding violently and leveling the house.

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