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Apple iPad mini with Retina display takes on an MP7, and loses

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Apple iPad mini with Retina display takes on an MP7, and loses
With more dramatic slow-motion video to see the impacts up close, Richard Ryan gets his hands on a new iPad mini with Retina display and wastes no time in putting through the normal tests, you know, water, drops on to dirt, on concrete…then shooting bullets through it.

While that last part is not a viable test in most parts of the world, it does make for some great footage especially when you can slow down the action to see the rounds rip through their intended target.

For this exercise, Ryan chose the H&K MP7A1, a lightweight personal defense weapon that fires a small 4.6mm round. The MP7, when handled properly, maintains remarkable accuracy for a system with a 7-inch barrel. Ryan breaks out his “mini me” for this exercise.

After the iPad mini with Retina display holds up to its drop tests, and folds under exposure to water, “mini-Ryan” gets up close, and unleashes some fully automatic action with the MP7 from all angles. The results are what you would expect, but the footage is still neat, even with the smaller rounds being used.

Through all the tests, we get treated to some clear slow-motion footage. You can even see the screen ripple as the iPad hits the ground.



source: RatedRR (YouTube)

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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 13:34 8

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5866; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I doubt if any tablet could survive an encounter with an MP7 (without some serious armor between the tablet and the MP7). This kind of 'testing' is such a crock of sh*t.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 13:41 1

2. Sauce (unregistered)


True, but it is entertainment for viewers, just like those silly reality T.V. shows, we know they are all a crock of s*** lol.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:10

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


would be a nice benchmark for rugged device manufacturers to try and tackle LOL.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:27

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The HTC evo 3d has stopped bullets and saved lives.

http://phandroid.com/2013/10/30/htc-evo-3d-saves-life/

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:10

15. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Saved lives? It hasn't saved multiple people.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:59

21. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yes it has. It saved that man's life and all the lives of his unborn children and grandchildren. Think outside the box, fruitcake.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:00 2

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Waste of money dude.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:12

6. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


totally because on our spare time we like to shoot tablets ( good ones too )

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:08 1

11. promise7 (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I'd agree, much like the "drop tests" every phone site does, but in this case he probably gets a lot of viewers and subscribers to his channel worth much more than the money he spent on the iPad.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:11 1

16. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


A lot of times these are donated or bought by sponsors.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:45

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah you're right about that. As a working guy though, I just can't stomach spending that kinda money to destroy tech. I just got my mini 2, and don't even want my fingerprint smudges on it, let alone bullets through it lol.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:11

5. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


yup doing it the american way, on my spare time why dont i shoot stuff ?

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:28 1

9. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Do you have something against freedom?
*reports to NSA*

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:00

13. boosook (Posts: 1032; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! :-)

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:19 1

7. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


cod players knows that

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:41

10. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


PA must be low on clicks today..

I bet they intentionally left out MP7 "sub-machine gun" out of the title too.. because I had no idea what the hell an MP7 was in the context of a phone.. had I known it was a stupid "lets shoot up the phone/pad" test, I'd have never bothered.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:47

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ditto, I thought it was some kinda comparison test with a new tablet.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:09

12. promise7 (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


What a shock it lost! I guess next year they'll have to make it out of kevlar.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:16

20. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


There's a variant of this gun that will go through kevlar.

"In response to the NATO PDW requirement document D29, HK developed a Personal Defense Weapon system that will penetrate the CRISAT vest, comprised of 1.6mm titanium plates and 20 layers of Kevlar, out to 200 meters and beyond."

http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mp7a1_general.asp

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:02

14. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Note to self, do not purchase Ipads for bullet proof protection

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:13

19. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I wasn't familiar with a 4.6 mm bullet -- it's about .18 inches or "18 caliber" -- just slightly larger in diameter than the traditional .177 inch BB ammo.

Did you know H&K makes a version of this gun that will penetrate body armor?
http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mp7a1_general.asp

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