Speed shooter Jerry Miculek has started off his new gun myths series with one of the most-used tricks in Hollywood: the pillow suppressor. The use of the simple household item to soften the sound of a gunshot has been grossly misrepresented in film. In a deviation from his usual videos—which usually involve slinging lead downrange at superhuman speeds—Jerry responds to the myth with some scientific facts.

You can see his results below.

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  • MrSatyre

    The pillow was never ever meant to be a suppressor. It’s meant to be a shield from the spray of blood and brains, and to mask the face of the victim.

    • BobH137

      Didn’t get a drop of Pop on him, did he?

  • Jim Watson

    It sounded like the pillow muffled the shot a good deal. Sure would have been nice to have had a sound meter to put numbers to it. CSI always shows them blowing feathers all over, but the cheap polyester stayed put. A lot of advertising for Hornady.