What a fun day.....


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Jake
October 14, 2004, 06:39 PM
So I'm sitting at work today on my lunch break looking thru one of the gun books I keep in my tool box ( 2004 Gun Digest ) researching info on my next planned purchase when one of the guys I work with comes over and asks what I'm reading. So I tell him what I'm doing and he mentions that he has a .38 Special revolver he likes to shoot.
We talk for a few minutes and the topic of being able to shoot .38 Special out of a .357 Mag comes up. At this point one of the other guys I work with, who was sitting nearby, brings up the fact that he used to have a .357 Mag revolver that "Would darn near break your wrist every time you pulled the trigger." So I ask him if it was one of the small, lightweight , snub-nosed deals and he says no, that it was a full size model ( "No man, it was flipping huge." ).
OK, so I know not everyone is comfortable with recoil. Especially not in a Magnum caliber hand gun but this is were it gets fun. He then informs me that the really cool thing about this revolver is that it could shoot both .357 Mag and .44 Mag. So I, trying to be polite, ask him if it was done by swapping out barrels\cylinders. He then tells me that "No, it was the same barrel and everything" but that it had been "modified " to shoot that way. So I, still trying to be polite by not calling BS, just answer by saying "That's pretty cool". The topic of the "Horrible" recoil of a .45 ACP and "how could anyone shoot one of those things" then comes up. At which time I decided to take a nap.

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cordex
October 14, 2004, 07:08 PM
Naps are good.

Standing Wolf
October 14, 2004, 09:05 PM
He then informs me that the really cool thing about this revolver is that it could shoot both .357 Mag and .44 Mag.

Yep. I used to work with a rugged individual who insisted his father owned a Colt Python .44 magnum.

Mal H
October 14, 2004, 10:29 PM
But ... but ... I don't understand what's so funny? I mean they're both Magnums aren't they? And the difference in diameters is only a little over 7 hundredths of an inch. That's not much at all. Why don't you all believe him? Am I missing something?


:D

Bridger
October 14, 2004, 10:54 PM
Gotta love that kind of stuff.

When I bring my AR to the state game lands range I use in PA, I've gotten some real BS before.

Like one guy who claimed to be in the army, and I let his buddy and him shoot off a few rounds, except he didn't know how to charge it, or flick the safety off, among other things.

More than once some guys have gone "oh yeah my buddyhas one of those but with the auto-switch, unregistered, no papers so nobody can trace it! Hey you should get it modified but dont' register it!".

This has happened more than once, with almost the same language even!

:rolleyes:

The_Antibubba
October 15, 2004, 01:21 PM
Gun discussions AND naps-what is this heavenly workplace? :D

Zrex
October 15, 2004, 01:33 PM
LOL! I have had similar conversations about not just guns, but cars.

lucky8926
October 16, 2004, 03:38 PM
"Like one guy who claimed to be in the army, and I let his buddy and him shoot off a few rounds, except he didn't know how to charge it, or flick the safety off, among other things."

Maybe he meant he was in the salvation army..:D

4v50 Gary
October 16, 2004, 03:45 PM
With enough duct tape around the cartridge case of a .357, you too can shoot it from a .44 Magnum. Wear safety glasses benath your steel welder's mask, kevlar gloves with steel gauntlets, body armor and hold the gun over a cinderblock wall when you fire.

But, before I'd rather take a nap like Jake & cordex said than to try a stupid stunt like that.

SodiumBenzoate
October 16, 2004, 03:57 PM
If he had been talking about .357's in sabots out of a .44 cartridge and barrel, I guess it would be possible...

But I don't think that's what he meant. :p

Zach S
October 16, 2004, 04:18 PM
I worked with a retired bountyhunter that owned an M60 (in .308, not 7.62 nato), a SAW (yet if I said M249 I got a blank stare), and MP5 with "a built in silencer," among other guns. Apearantly, as a bountyhunter you can purchase MGs made after 86, even after being convicted of assault on an officer a total of 17 times. Also, he had his federal carry permit, and could carry anywhere a Fed could. They wiped his record clean because of his four year military career, some of which was 007 type stuff. He also, at one point, had his own automotive shop, capable of doing, well, anything, he told me this right after I showed him how to read calipers. His ex-wife screwed him out of a quarter mil (or a half mil, I cant remember) in the divorce, and he had to sell the shop. Thats why he drove a truck you couldnt sell for 400 bucks, from the hotel he lived in to a job that paid him eight bucks an hour.

We still get a laugh out of him. He hasnt been there in three months. Listening to some of the stuff he said actualy made the anti's seem like resonable people.

Car Knocker
October 16, 2004, 05:36 PM
Zach,

Your post reminds me of someone I used to work with. We added up all the years he spent doing various things and, let me tell you, he looked pretty darned good for someone 140 years old!

Motor-T
October 17, 2004, 06:17 PM
I worked with a guy that said he "was a seal in nam".

"Really?" I asked

"Where at in nam."

"Tet." He replied.

"Tet?"

"Yep."

"That's near Fung Shue right?"

"Yep."

After a little math we discovered he was 13 years old in 1975.

bytor94
October 17, 2004, 06:24 PM
I had a roomate in the Army that used to tell some really big whoppers. One time he told me that he was on the design team for the M1 Abrams tank, and that the main gun was designed to shoot underwater. I asked him if there was a retractable periscope (a-la subs) to aim it with. :rolleyes:

Then I asked him about reloading while underwater, I could just see opening the breech - gurgle :cuss:

Bainx
October 17, 2004, 06:25 PM
Throughout life I have discovered:
1. Every WASP was in NAM
2. Every WASP plays guitar

Brian Dale
October 17, 2004, 08:45 PM
Tet ... "That's near Fung Shue, right?" :D :D :D

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