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Dumbest thing youve heard in a gun shop

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by wired, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Every word every spoken on TV in Hyatt's by Larry Hyatt.
     
  2. shadowsbane

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    Quiet you...
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That’s why he didn’t say 1910


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    The Original guns Had grip safeties. What they Did Not have was a thumb safety. People get confused about this. Remember they were for men on horseback. The JMB autos had grip safeties but not thumb safeties.
    Mr. Browning had way more confidence in the troops than the War Department did.
     
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    I actually laughed at this one.
     
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    Chihuahua Floyd Happy to be here

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    Big box store, asked if they had 6.5X55 Swede ammo. Clerk has no idea and asks what it is. I reply its an old military round from WW1. Imediate reply was "We don't sell military calibers".
    I pointed out that they should remove all the 9mm, 30-06, 308, 223, 45-70, 45ACP, 38 SPL from behind the counter.
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    Someone at a LGS in Lincoln County and is no longer open never heard of .327 Federal Magnum....
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    LOL! Who knew? I guess I'm jus' narrow minded, always shot mine with 7.62x39.
     
  9. BudE

    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    '''and Ballister Molina?
     
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    From the Browning website:

    “Based on the short recoil principle of operation, the John M. Browning design for the US Military pistol trials was a magazine fed, single action semi-automatic pistol with both manual and grip safeties that demonstrated a level of durability, simplicity and reliability that no other pistol design of the era could match. In fact, during a 6,000 round test fired over two days in 1910 that was personally supervised by John M. Browning, his sample pistol became so hot that it was simply dunked in a pail of water to cool it for further firing. Browning’s sample reportedly passed the test with no malfunctions.

    Since cavalry troops were going to be the primary combat users of the pistol, several specific design features, like the grip safety and lanyard ring, were mandated by the horse soldiers. (Nothing will turn a cavalry trooper into an infantryman faster than shooting his own horse by accident.) “

    Apparently it looks like he showed them both, and then mandated the grip safety as well.


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    That was the Model of 1905 and 1910 that didn't have the grip safety.

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    1900 no GS or TS
    1905 same as above'
    1907 GS introduced
    1909 same as above
    1910 8 pistols sent to trial with GS..6 sent back for addition of TS
    Mr. Google has a pictorial progression of each model as it was submitted.


    See: Evolution of the 1911 in pictures...Range Hot on Mr. Google
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I was just going by what was sent in for testing. And I did the Google. I’m a good Googles.


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    "Expert" I call them gun store commando's....lol! we have one in our town who stops in every place a gun is sold to share his gift of firearms knowledge...
     
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    Rock islands are decent 1911’s because they bought all of Colts old machinery is one I overheard one day.
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Ive heard this a few times...and also about Taurus.
     
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    We had one of those who used to come to the gun show in Greenville. Everything there he had one of and knew everything there was to know about guns.
     
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    I overheard a SEAL(Ret.) telling my buddy (who owns a local gun store) that his ATI Omni Hybrid (polymer AR) is just as good as the Daniel Defense Mk18 that was on the gun store counter.
     
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  19. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    It probably is, until it's not...
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Sure he was a SEAL & not a former cook & bottle washer?
     
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    He sealed boxes in the warehouse! ;)
     
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    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace. Supporting Member

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    We have one in my town too. He'll show up at the local gun shop and stick around for hours, telling stories of how he used to be a cop/soldier/special forces/rambo to anyone who will listen. And also give his unsolicited opinions to customers on whatever they're buying. The local gun stores don't like him, but they put up with him because he spends a lot of money on guns and ammo too.
     
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    i was in a gun store once upon a time. There i am browsing with the clerk and then out of nowhere he says, check this one out. I looked over my shoulder and there was this beautiful woman standing there, she says can somebody please help me? I need a gun. The guy looked at me like a puppy who needs to go outside and pee so i gave him back the 3 handguns i was bouncing back and forth between and gave him the nod. She says i wanna carry a gun for protection. The clerk hands her a sig 1911 and says you cant do better than this, adding that its only 999$ which is a really good deal. She asked if its easy to figure out as she has never owned a gun in her life. Oh yea, should i ring it up? At that point, I couldn't help myself and I interjected for a sec to ask a few questions to the lady. where are you planning on carrying this gun? in my purse she says... Ok do you know the difference between single action, single/double, striker fired guns? No. Ok, have you ever fired a handgun? No. Are you in a hurry for any particular reason? No. I explained a little bit about the differences and how they might affect her while trying to carry around comfortably and safely. She admitted that she was clearly in over her head. Based on my recommendation, she decided to go to range and try a few different guns in different calibers and make an informed decision after that. She thanked the clerk and myself and left without purchasing anything. The clerk says you just cost me a sale, thanks a lot. then walks off, forgetting he was helping me before the lady came in. I shrugged and started my way out the door and the owner came up to me and thanked me for taking the time to help a newbie vs just getting them into something that they are more likely to hurt themselves than anything else. he offered me a job but honestly the pay was so low i wouldn't have been able to put gas in the truck to get there and back so i passed. I went back to that store a few months later and that clerk was no longer working there...I was fine with that.
     
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    Sadly, he really was. He does PMC work now. He looked at a Galil ACE 5.56 on the wall and said “those HKs are pretty good”.
     
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    If I go to a car dealership I am NOT expecting:
    1. experts of cars
    2. experts of driving
    3. experts at anything related to either of the above, aside from the taking money part.

    I have similar expectations at gun stores.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Ouch.
     
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    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    That's a "sealer". They wear those odd white hats and white suits. (That should get something going.)
     
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    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    Seriously now. I take your word for it, but... I don't know what the Navy's/SEALs equivalent of a company is. However, in that equivalent there had to be some clerks etc. who don't wear the trident. Nevertheless, they can say they were a in a SEAL company or whatever it's called The same with a Force Recon company in the Marine Corps.
    Funny story. The 5th & 6th Marine Regiments wear a green braided rope around their left shoulder called a fourragere (a reminisant of the unpleasantness in Belleau Wood in 1918). I know of a wise-a$$ years ago who on one occasion told the groupies that hung around some of the bars in Jacksonville that indicated the wearer had venereal disease. While not original it was funny that night even after the fists started flying.
     
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    45acp won't kill a man
    10mm is a myth
    And 9mm won't go through a winter coat.
    That's why you need 40 Smith and Wesson.
    All from the same guy.
     
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    Sadly, having known a number of guys who were active Seals, Delta or similar. Not many will anounce their "history" of service or volunteer certain information without a reason. However, since the release of so many movies on the topic, along with both good and bad press, I have heard more people profess to be operators of extraordinary caliber and many times I know they're full of shat!

    Stolen valor is a stylish impression to present these days!
     
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    “Expert” is a loose term nowadays. :eek:
     
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    Jeremy2171 Semper Gumby

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    And the 4th Machinegun Bn.

    former K/3/6 here :)
     
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    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    Was it the 4th or 5th MG battalion or regiment. Should have looked it up first and I'll do that now.
     
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    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    According to Wikipedia (for what that's worth) it was the 4th and 6th machine gun battalions. Couldn't find a USMC reference on it which might be more accurate. I seem to recall though that only one machine gun battalion was so honored by the French.
     
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    Prior to going to work as a PMC, he applied for a deputy position. One of the officers asked him about his service after he was offered but declined the job and went to work as a PMC. Other than that, I know nothing else about him. I have only ran into him a couple of times. He was serious about the ATI comment. He was surprised when the store owner advised him to keep a close eye on the ears at the front takedown pin.
     
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    99.9% of the time if they talk about it then it is mostly talk and nothing more. I have known a few over the years and you can't drag info about what they did out of them with a 4wd. They simply will not talk about it.


    And none I have known consider themselves a hero.
     
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    The first ones I met was during an operation called Eagle Claw and they were Delta. Seriously scary dudes! I had been an infantry man in C co, 1st Bn, 8th Marines for 3 years prior to a lateral move to aviation. I was a CH-53 Crew Chief for the trip and these guys were SERIOUS compared to anybody I had dealt with previously. Some of them were prior Navy UDT and I hope they got some serious counselling upon leaving the military.
     
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    BudE Hillsborough, NC

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    This sounds like some of the younger local law enforcement officers.
    oh-oh
     
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    I went to a local indoor range today to visit one of my Pards and while I was there I bought a pistol. Before I could get out...maybe 15 minutes in all, I heard some of the stupidest Shiite I've heard in a long time. It was the second time I had been in the place in 20 years. I swore I wouldn't go back after the first visit but..you know...a new pistol and a visit Lured me back in.
    From the movie A Pack 'o Lips Now...."don't get off the boat!" Mine is.. Don't go out the Gates!!!!
     
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    Yep, like "hero".