Muzzle Blast: Ballistic Photography

The brilliant photographs above were taken by Finnish photographer Herra Kuulapaa.  Using high speed cameras he has captured the amazing high resolutions photographs of muzzle blasts and bullets leaving the firearms’ barrels.  The photographs are captured just microseconds after the weapon has been fired capturing the projectile just as it leaves the muzzle.  The images stunningly capture gasses and ignition flames leaving the frames of the revolvers.

The photographs show the firing of firearms including: a .45ACP Glock 21, a .50AE Desert Eagle, an AR, a .44 Magnum Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan and the huge Smith & Wesson Model 500 firing. 

Kuulapaa’s photographs are used to study the transition phase ballistics of firearms as they have just fired mapping blast from different muzzle breaks and examining a projectile’s stability as it leaves the muzzle. 

Click here to see more of Herra Kuulapaa’s impressive work.

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