Andrew Tuohy, a former marine, posted a video to YouTube that shows him fire a .40 Glock 22 underwater. The video shows the bullet produce a beautiful bloomlike shape that belies its deadliness.
When Tuohy fires the gun underwater, a shape like the bloom of a flower is formed at the muzzle. According to o.canada.com, Tuohy recorded the effects using a Pentax Optio WG-2 waterproof compact camera that can record 120 frames per second.
The Daily Mail reports that Tuohy's underwater experiments with firearms involve different types of guns and bullets to create what he describes as "evil beauty." The bullet sinks to the bottom of the water while the bubbles float to the surface as the tornado-effect at the muzzle disperses.
The Daily Mail reports that Tuohy collects the bullets to make "tactical flowers" for his mother.
Bullets don't move easily in water as they move in air because of the resistance of the denser medium. Tuohy writes in his blog Vuurwapenblog:
"I shot some HST in .40 and .45 underwater. The photos are pretty cool. As pretty as this stuff is to look at, it is also painful - I have plenty of scars from being sliced and poked by metal objects, but holding those bullets in my hand almost made me shiver. I would definitely not want to get shot by any of that stuff (duh)..."