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Slow Motion How a Tranquilizer Dart Works


A tranquillizer gun (also spelled tranquilizer, tranquilliser or tranquiliser), capture gun or dart gun, is a non-lethal air gun used to reduce irritability or agitation in animals with sleeping agents.The dart, usually .50 caliber (12.7 mm), is a ballistic syringe loaded with an immobilizing agent and tipped with a hypodermic needle.

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The dart is propelled from the gun by compressed gas, and it is stabilized in flight by a tailpiece consisting of a tuft of fibrous material. The needle may be plain or collared, with a barb-like ring to improve retention of the needle and syringe for recovery from the target and to assure that the full dose is administered. Watch the video from The Slow Mo Guys:

When the needle punctures an animal the stopper gets pushed back by the target’s skin, allowing the sleeping agent to enter their bloodstream.There’s a lot more to it than that, so The Slow Mo Guys shoot a couple of darts filled with food coloring at a piece of faux leather. The dart is stabilized by a tailpiece during flight, while the needle itself may be plain or collared to assure that the full dose is administered.


In order to keep the fluid from escaping before it hits the target, a rubber sleeve is used to cover the hole. The dart has two chambers—one that contains the fluid and the other that is pressurized through a one-way valve.Filmed at 1000fps and 3000fps with a Phantom Flex 4K.Gav and Dan learn about tranquilizer dart physics using slow mo as a helpful tool. Don’t try this at home unless you have 400lb gorilla running at full clip towards you./The Slow Mo Guys

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