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Saw this a while ago. Thought it was worth replaying.

In driving, Mr Joe Average takes about a second to react to a threat on the road. Thats why they tell you to follow at a minimum distance of two seconds behind the preceding car. So you've got a second to react, and a one second buffer to stop, without hitting him (providing he doesn't hit something and stop sooner :( ).

In the wide world of adventure sports, reaction times of less than .05 of a second are rare (say, Formula 1 drivers). This guy may be faster still...

http://www.wimp.com/fastestgunman/

He should be in the police force. :D
 

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Blanks. I believe that is what he said early in the clip.

An edit.

"Some forms of fast draw competitions use special blanks that are loaded with a layer of slow burning rifle powder on top of a thin layer of faster-burning pistol powder. The pistol powder ignites the slower burning rifle powder, and fires it out the barrel much like a shotgun shell. The burning powder only travels a few yards before it completely combusts, but that is far enough to burst the balloon used as a target for those competitions."

Wikidedia search on 'blanks'
 
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