Pistol Used in Deadly YouTube Stunt Is One of the Most Powerful Guns on the Market

Playing This Is How Powerful Gun Used in Deadly YouTube Stunt Can Be

The pistol used in a horrific YouTube stunt gone wrong that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man Monday is one of the most powerful handguns on the market.

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Cops say 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz held a book to his chest and persuaded his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, to fire a gun at him from a foot away.

Ruiz thought the book would stop the bullet. Instead, it went straight through, killing him.

The gun was a .50-caliber Desert Eagle, the power of which was notoriously showcased in the Brad Pitt film Snatch.

Inside Edition went to Guns for Hire, a gun range in Midland Park, N.J., to reveal the sheer power of the weapon in question.

During the demonstration, two bullets ravaged a massive dictionary, emerging right out of the other side of the book.

The firearm is regarded as the most powerful handgun money can buy.

Cops say Ruiz and his 19-year-old girlfriend staged the stunt at their Minnesota home to lure more viewers to their YouTube channel.

They spoke about the channel in a video posted the same day he was killed.

“Imagine when we have 300,000 subscribers,” she said in a video.

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She also expressed her doubts about participating in the stunt.

Three hours before the tragedy, she tweeted: "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. His idea not mine."

The tweet included two "worried face" emojis.

She is seven-months pregnant with the couple's second child and faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.

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