Glock Bumpfire – Real Or Fake?

This is especially cool considering his hands seem to be in close to the regular grip.  I’d like to see it from a different angle to see how he actually did it though.

Due to the stationary backdrop he could have easily spend it up in his video editing program, so I’m kind of skeptical. In the comments he claims he actually did bumpfire it though… so who knows.



Alexander Shaw January 13, 2011 at 02:29 am

Real. Put your left hand finger on the trigger instead of your right. Hold loose(Left hand only) and fire. I’ve tried it, and it works. Be warned if you hold to loose(Both hands) it can swing up and blow your head off.


Rex January 13, 2011 at 05:57 am

Obvious green screen is obvious.

Look, I don’t even doubt that you *could* bump-fire a glock. But this…ain’t it.


jim August 1, 2012 at 08:34 am

Go look him up at youtube dumb ass… his name is brandon401401, he does all his vids, and no green screen. you shouldn’t talk when you don’t know anything obviously.


JonMac January 13, 2011 at 08:25 am

I don’t think so Rex. In full-screen HD you can see the suspended targets to the left swaying gently with the bullet impacts on the cowboy target that’s attached to the same frame. I think the appearance of a still frame backdrop is a function of modern HD digital video cameras and Youtube’s windowed mode squeezing the big hires picture into frame. Makes it look like there’s a separation line around the pistol, which disappears in fullscreen mode.


1 With A Bullet January 13, 2011 at 08:37 am

If it’s fake, he’s a better editor than FreddieW. Watch the smoke.


Jacob January 13, 2011 at 08:52 am

Fake. Bad fake.


jim August 1, 2012 at 08:35 am

I refer you to the comment I just left rex you stupid shit.


Clinton January 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’m with Jacob… the smoke seems to “disappear” between shots… almost as though there were some frames removed in the video. I don’t buy it…


justin January 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

if you look at his thumb at the start you will see that part of it covers the the slide. when he fires the first round he would have been “biten” by the gun and bleeding. there is no blood on his hand after he is done so i say fake


Rambling Sergeant January 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I say real. Looks like he is using his index or middle finger on his left hand as the trigger finger allowing for a tight forward grip with his right hand as a poster mentioned above. That makes it seem plausible.


Anon January 13, 2011 at 01:49 pm

i started a thread about this exact video in /k/ yesterday, I’m glad that you posted it here and got actual helpful info…Good look for Brandon!!


Hmm January 13, 2011 at 07:15 pm

Why does he rack the slide twice?


Encircled January 13, 2011 at 08:50 pm

@ “Hmm”: because he checked the weapon before turning it to the camera which included locking the slide (before starting the camera) and releasing it. you can hear him putting the magazine in the gun before racking the slide for the second time. you know, safety and things like that.


Phaedrus January 14, 2011 at 12:02 am

Fake. Audio does not sound right. It sounds like cheap foley to me when he works the gun.

Unless he had a boom mic on him it sounds nothing like a camcorder that would be outside.

The framing never changes, that in itself is very odd for an amateur video. Another thing about the framing of the video is that wouldn’t he need to site the pistol to shoot? Meaning his head would have to be behind it? Where the camera seems to be recording from?

At exactly 00:13 both the back ground and the gun (for the most part) is too in focus. A camera can focus on the foreground or the background, not both. One or the other would have to be really fuzzy, and I don’t mean the cheap blur effect he put on the background.


Rex January 14, 2011 at 06:55 am

I dunno, compare both the audio and the video to his other uploads (presumably with the same camera) and I’m still going to call this fake.


Adam January 14, 2011 at 01:20 pm

Around the 31 second mark, you can pause it and see two casings in the air at once. Gives me the impression that this isn’t just a sped-up video.


Tim January 14, 2011 at 07:17 pm

Fake. For many reasons. One that hasn’t been mentioned yet: lighting is off – look at the warmth of the light on the gun at 0:14 as compared to the warmth of the light on the backdrop. Definitely off.


hsoi January 15, 2011 at 09:33 am

I think it’s real, but the “fast shooting” is achieved through editing.

It looks like the background and everything is legit, probably HD camera or some such. Very calm day because even when you see the cowboy and plate-rack swinging, the trees aren’t moving.

However, when he’s shooting, cases and smoke are jittery… since when was smoke jittery?

If he really wants to prove the technique, take some video from the side, and include as much of his hands, fingers, face and body in the shot too.


Brandon401401 January 15, 2011 at 09:04 pm

Lmao!!! these comments are so hilarious!!! i can assure you guys this video has absolutly no editing. however it did take a couple trys to get it to empty them this fast. check out the rest of my vids. they are all 100% real with no editing. well i do have one slow mo! lol BTW it was a very windy day thats why the smoke is disappearing so fast. appreciate yall watching!!


kirsti August 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

ummm.. whoever wrote this comment is NOT brandon401401. appreciate what you are trying to do, but please do not pretend to be brandon or someone representing our channel, thank you. Kirsti


jim August 1, 2012 at 02:03 pm

you rock kirsti!


Wheelman February 12, 2011 at 04:53 pm

A couple specific things to note.

1) Focus near and far is a function of camera aperture. An open aperture reduces the area that will be in focus to a tiny distance from the lens – which is how you get your subject looking crisp while foreground and background is fuzzy. A nearly-closed aperture expands the subject range to the point of near-infinite… Which is how you get to take pics of your kids at the grand canyon and have both kids and canyon in focus.

2) Smoke. Note how the smoke builds up when firing begins and then dissipates when firing ends. Sure, it dissipates soon, but there’s a breeze for crying out loud. That it does thicken at the second shot, and more at the third shot, and then more at the fourth shot shows that the breeze is taking some smoke away but not all of it. A sped-up video would speed up the smoke as well and we would only see one round’s worth of smoke at a time. That is not the case, therefore it’s not sped up.

3) Warmth of the light… Have you noticed the sky? It’s not exactly cloudless. You are aware that clouds do not consistently block sunlight, right?

4) Watch it again. Take notice of how the front sight drifts off to the right during the first half of the run. Someone shooting at the cowboy normal speed would have very likely corrected their aim before they started completely missing. Look at that, one shot hit the very bottom of the cowboy’s right pant leg!

5) Watch it again. Take notice of the swaying of the cowboy as the rounds hit. A good spot to watch is the top of the hat. A sped up video would have that swaying also sped up, resulting in a quick back and forth. There is no quick back and forth during firing – thus it’s not sped up.

6) Framing too stable. Ever hear of a tripod? Especially when you don’t have a spare hand to hold the gun. Watch how it takes him a second of care to aim down the sights, probably because he’s got the camera in front of his chest between his arms and is sighting through the camera screen through the lens. See #4 above on his aim drifting, this would have contributed to that.

It’s real, folks.


Carl K February 10, 2012 at 06:48 pm

LMAO with Brandon! Looks like a modified full auto Glock. You can never see the rear of the gun and I bet it also has a tachtical stock on it, because its hard to believe it didn’t to get them all on target with without one. Full auto Glocks are hard to keep on target in stock form and holding it with only one hand. Should have done it with a 9mm or .45 ACP with the available high capacity mags. :)


jim August 1, 2012 at 09:29 am

he did it with a 9, 40-9 conversion barrel.


paul kimble February 10, 2012 at 09:40 pm
Dolan Baker March 26, 2014 at 03:41 am

Great job on the bump fire! Who does your pistol work(triggers,connectors, springs ect.), ……enjoyed the shooting would like to have my 17 “super tuned”.
Thanks in advance!
Dolan Baker


Bob L May 31, 2015 at 11:30 am

I put a pyramid trigger in my G19… Slack/pre travel is half the factory…reset also very very short. When I attempt to “put the hammer down” it goes full auto – fun but something I don’t like doing at the indoor range for obvious reasons. I limit the excitement and danger by doing it with only six rounds in the mag and I have a death grip on it so I manage to stay on target, but I sure get funny looks from my neighbors.


Mike niles October 26, 2016 at 03:01 pm

This guy is the real deal. Its the same as bumping off a board with a dowel rod. Except its his right index finger is the bump stick. Lots of practice and skill. Keep trying you will get it. Now i want to see a 357 sig or 10mm hoties bumping!



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