MSI gaming monitor gets shot with a real bullet, survives

MSI Optix G27C2 gets hit by a stray bullet fired from a stranger in the street, survives and continues to work #bestmarketingever.

Published Wed, Mar 6 2019 9:32 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Eric Gan was asleep in his apartment when he was woken to the sound of loud noises, which after it happened he discovered were coming from the street in the form of guns being shot. Random bullets were fired, with 5 of them entering Eric's room as well as his friends room and windows. His MSI Optix G27C2 monitor was hit, and survived to tell the tale.

Gan posted the images on Twitter, with one of the bullets flying into the back of his MSI Optix G27C2 gaming monitor. The bullet passed through the wall first and into the back of the display, but didn't even get all the way through the display and into the screen. Impressive stuff, and very lucky.

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No one was hurt in the shooting, with MSI seeing the marketing potential and reaching out to Gan offering him a replacement monitor and other MSI-related swag. Gan was told by the police that the shooting was "random" and happened at a party across the street from his apartment.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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