Ever wonder what would happen if you shot titanium shavings out of a shotgun? Well, Demolition Ranch decided to take up the challenge and make a poor man’s (or, really, rich man’s) version of Dragon’s Breath rounds. Like the magnesium shards found in Dragon’s Breath, titanium shavings are highly flammable. This is because although titanium metal pieces are hard to set aflame, shavings and powder are easily ignited and can actually pose a fire hazard.

Naturally, Demolition Ranch decided to stick the material in a 12 gauge shell and see what happens. Despite this video opening with what is possibly the most overused chemistry joke ever, it is interesting enough to be worth your time.

Image screenshot of video by DemolitionRanch on YouTube

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  • Sam Bowles

    yep, I have in a machine shop that the barrel of titanium caught fire. All it takes is just spark from a grinding wheel.