Screw the Gunlocks...First Aid Kits Instead


December 27, 2005, 04:58 PM
<steps onto tailgate>

Dear Firearm Manufacturers,

Do you think you could make these new offerings any sharper? I mean I know folks with sets of kitchen knives that come nowhere as near sharp as these offerings.

Screw the Gunlocks, forget about counting beans, buying your legal teams kids BMWs, braces, or putting them thru College. Quit kissing butt with the Politicians, giving into Gun Control doodads and whatnots.

I mean using a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can for metallurgy would be a step up in comparison to some of the metals used today. PBR cans used to be made of Steel. Let me spell that S-T-E-E-L. May I suggest - oh hell!

Just whom was the genius that figured out how to sharpen Polymer? Well when you find him/ her ...

I handled some new firearms folks received as gifts. Shotguns, rifles, handguns. <holds right hand up to monitor> See this bandage! I sliced myself but good, butterfly wouldn't work, had to use pressure , quit bleeding - finally- and steristrips , 2x2's and surgical tape is working so far...

NOT to mention all the other places I am nicked, cut, and I even got a hole in my jeans.

Some of these firearms were for kids, new shooters, ladies and even elderly - elderly - elderly folks whom do not have the integumentary system they once had. [That is a $3 term for "skin"].

Now it is understandable to a degree, some sharp spots are going to happen, I can appreciate manufacturing processes. I could accept if someone were out training, were to get nicked and cut. This just handling a new gun and not firing it is totally unacceptable!

In the "old days" ,when Craftsman actually were involved in the manufactuing process, these guys of course had REAL METAL to work with, a firearm did not have a gun lock, because folks knew how to teach folks and therefore folks learned firearm safety. Didn't have the bean counters, legal department, Gun control...

Craftsman would NOT allow a firearm to leave unless it was "right". This included, among other things - not being as sharp as a Scalpel!

Now I will continue to bitch and gripe about these Manufacturing Faults, I will have to continue to suggest to folks to check out a firearm so as they do not hurt themselves in just handling it.

It really sucks to have kids, get cut up and instead of learning about the new gun, they get a lesson in First Aid. I mean First Aid is good...not when you ar e a kid wanting to learn about your new gun!

And you folks wonder why I and others prefer to buy OLDer firearms!

Oops, seems I gotta go change bandages - again!! This one seeping thru.



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December 27, 2005, 05:05 PM
What actually cut you on the firearm you were fondling?

Givin' me the jibblies.


December 27, 2005, 05:19 PM
Easier to share what did not. The ammo . :p

I'd rather not name names and such.

I would prefer folks to check firearms out carefully - especially in regard to kids and the elderly.

'Sides, I ain't thru fussin' and it gives me a chance to fuss about these new guns in other areas of "weakness".

White Soxs
and Blue Ribbon Beer

Cans got
better metallurgy
than new offerings here...:uhoh:

<blood dripping smilie here>

Larry Ashcraft
December 27, 2005, 05:37 PM
My new Savage .17 HMR two years ago. So many burrs in the bolt mechanism, it wouldn't fire reliably. Gunsmith took care of that. The magazines were exactly like Steve said. Jimmy and I spent the first day at the range with it, and both of us were bleeding. Loading the magazine was like trying to load ammo into a box of razor blades.

A fine file and some 400 grit wet-or-dry took care of it, but really, you shouldn't have to do that with a new gun.

December 27, 2005, 10:18 PM
My Springer double GI had a razor sharp point on the back end of the left grip. Jabbed me in the palm pretty hard when I first got it. I trimmed it smooth, but it should have been obvious at the factory to any QC drone who might have bothered to pick it up.

More stuff seems to be made by retarded monkeys these days.

December 27, 2005, 10:20 PM
>.< I gotcha, the angles on the fronts of the feed lips on some of my mini-14 mags are like little daggers when you're pushing down really hard on the round

Madness! MADNESS!


December 27, 2005, 11:19 PM
My older Interarms Egyptian Helwan 1951 9mm Beretta clone has mags with lips so sharp they can draw blood and sharper than edges I've seen on some cheaper Chinese and Pakistani cutlery.

December 28, 2005, 10:48 AM
The receiver of my 1972 Marlin 336 has some razor sharp edges inside... is 1972 considered "old"?

December 28, 2005, 10:51 AM
Reach inside an early Browning Auto-5 sometime. That was one sharp interior.

December 28, 2005, 11:16 AM
the inside of my remington 11-87, I was wiping it down with a brown tee, a habit I picked up from basic, and it sliced my thumb real bad, took a long time to heal, probably because of the hoppes and carbon and fleck of metal in the wound. only place on any of my guns that I've found so far

December 28, 2005, 12:09 PM
Reach inside an early Browning Auto-5 sometime. That was one sharp interior.

Or try the Remington model 11 (clone of the auto-5) and close your middle finger in the bolt.

It took me a long time to recover from that one, I learned my lesson...but it doesn't get shot much anymore.

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