bullet catch

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ball catch

A door fastener having a contained metal ball which is under pressure from a spring; the ball engages a striking plate and keeps the door from opening until force is applied.
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"They just stack them all up and go, 'You are going to bash someone with a toaster, there is the saucepan for the bullet catch, there is the champagne bottle' - it's like The Generation Game, pick your prizes.
Stage magician Malachi Muldoon is the world's most dangerous practitioner of the arcane arts with his performance of the notorious and potentially lethal bullet catch. His show in Bear Creek draws the interest of Adam Clements and Deputy Hayward Knight.
Enter the G2 Acreage Bullet Catch and Strike Plate.
ANNA BURNSIDE IN FIDELITY | TRAVERSE, UNTIL AUG 28 IN ROB Drummond's last Fringe show, Bullet Catch, he asked an audience member to shoot him in the mouth live on stage.
He said: "We're ending the show with the world famous bullet catch. Don't worry though, I won't be in any danger.
Other tricks include a riff on free speech that involves the suggestion of a flag burning and a bullet catch that nods to the Second Amendment.
In the episode which went out in April, the killer trick was the Bullet Catch, which has killed 12 magicians who tried to catch a bullet in their teeth.
And as if that wasn't enough, he undertakes one of the most famous illusions in magic; the bullet catch. He must catch a bullet fired at point blank range from a .22 calibre gun in his mouth - a stunt captured on a camera recording footage at 10,000 frames per second.
"I've come up with 35 new illusions for it - including the bullet catch. It's really fast moving."
Much of Rob's previous work has involved him doing dangerous stunts, such as recreating the bullet catch magic trick or learning to be a wrestler.