Ok other uses of a gun as a tool?


June 25, 2013, 11:22 PM
Has any of you used a gun for a tool other than shooting? As an example I saw Mica from The Rifleman use his to nail up a wanted poster. Ok Hollywood example. Or maybe fixin a fence, using the bayonet of a Moisn-Nagant as a screwdriver because it was handy? Also are there any old revolvers out there with any square head nail marks on the bu**?

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June 25, 2013, 11:35 PM
WOW! This cannot be an actual post. I would hope people who are a part of The High Road wouldn't think of really doing this... :banghead:

June 25, 2013, 11:39 PM
I've used mine as a semi-long distance hole punch, for when a normal hole punch just don't quite cut it

June 25, 2013, 11:39 PM
WOW! This cannot be an actual post. I would hope people who are a part of The High Road wouldn't think of really doing this... :banghead:
I've driven tacks with my 10/22 before..... from the 25 yard firing line. It's pretty cool when the target falls lopsided when you hit the tack.

June 25, 2013, 11:40 PM
I pistol whipped a guy in the face with a 9mm once, as he attempted to drive off with my snowmachine one -40' 4AM. Too bad for him the track was still frozen and all he did was burn my belt, till I got him off the ride.....

Gotta call an hour later from a Trooper who asked me what happened,(gun involved), seems the punk brat was getting some stiches and tooth root removal as well so I told hei what happened, and the trooper told me, I think biting his lip"The guy said he was borrowing it" and I told 'em that I awoke to the sound of the ride starting (pretty trick, at that temp) and went out to disagree that anything was to be borrowed.......besides , I couldn't shoot 'em, he wasn't trying to kill me, but he wouldn't get off, so I could hit him :D

steel 9mm with 15 in the mag, a great, if not expensive, club.

Mosin Nagant Bayonett tips ARE screwdrivers.....

June 25, 2013, 11:42 PM
I have taken many pistol, rifle, and self-defense courses. I have ALWAYS been taught that a gun is a tool, a tool for shooting, be it in self defense, hunting or on a battlefield. As harsh and politically incorrect as it may sound, a gun is a tool designed for killing. I have been taught, and agree that 'pistol-whipping' even, is not what a gun was designed for. I however, do see how a gun or it's parts could possibly be used, be it in a certain situation of scarcity or despairity, for many things. I know some of you may have different opinions, I honestly can't wait to see how this thread plays out!

June 25, 2013, 11:50 PM
I have taken my 870 swimming a couple of times.

June 25, 2013, 11:51 PM
Ok, so I have to admitt that I like caribou's use of his pistol:D

June 25, 2013, 11:54 PM
Paper weight?

There's only one use for a firearm and no other.

June 25, 2013, 11:55 PM
Does occasional use as a paperweight count?

June 25, 2013, 11:57 PM
Recently,on one of those "Mountain man" or Alaskan frontier" shows they showed a guy using his rifle to punch a hole thru a stove pipe because he did not have a drill, and needed to put a smoke-damper in the pipe..

The buttstock of my dads old .22 rifle finshed off many a coyote caught in a trap, until I designed my own night-night stick to do the job faster and more humanely

June 25, 2013, 11:59 PM
Pry bar, what would Bubba do?

June 26, 2013, 12:01 AM
I've used a 12 gage to clear mesquite branches in a pinch. Bird shot is cheap, 3-4" diameter branches = 1 shot drop. No chain saw, and a desire not to scratch my truck is the mother of necessity.

June 26, 2013, 12:07 AM
When I was a young sapling (14 or so) I used a .38 snub to cut down some saplings before I realized a saw would be faster and cheaper. It was fun though!

June 26, 2013, 12:07 AM
I was always told my guns are doorstops. They have the tendency to stop things at the door.

June 26, 2013, 12:08 AM
Several years back I was enjoying a cigar in a cigar shop. The gentleman sitting next to me was smoking, and clearly in pain with bandages clearly showing around his mid-section. I asked about it, and he stated that he had driven two hours to his storage unit to retrieve his boat, only to realize he left his key to the padlock at home.

You can see where this is going. He attempted to remove the lock with the .357 he had in his truck, just like on TV. Of course, they don't show the shrapnel tearing through the shooters mid-section on TV....

June 26, 2013, 12:08 AM
Granny told Grandpa to clean out the chimney. They waited till she went shopping and put down tarps, stuck the shotgun up the chimney then fired both barrels. All clean and shots were fired but still a tool story.

June 26, 2013, 12:09 AM
yzguy87 said:Ok, so I have to admitt that I like caribou's use of his pistol.


June 26, 2013, 12:11 AM
When you've got no bottle opener, ya gotta remove a cap somehow....

June 26, 2013, 12:18 AM
Used a Ruger .270 to start a brush pile on fire. Soaked with Deisel, hung up 2 gallon jugs full of gas with a road flare behind them. Boom, huge fire ball, brush pile lit, quite impressive, and done effectively I might add.

June 26, 2013, 12:33 AM
I unfenced a garden with my BLR .358 one time. We had a long defunct garden that had been just weeds for years and had decided to clean the place up. The whole perimeter was 1 1/2" sch 40 pipe with chicken wire on it, probably about 20 posts. We nearly killed ourselves trying to dig one out, there was an insane amount of concrete about 6" below the soil. after a while I had enough, I sighted over the pump house at all the posts and we took a sharp shooter (pun intended) and dug a bullet entry trench to each post just above the concrete that aligned with the line of sight from the pump house roof where I was to rest my barrel. That done I commenced fire on each post one bullet per post. That done we walked around and pulled them all over. They were so weakend by the hole through both walls of the pipe that they just tore off.

June 26, 2013, 12:39 AM
An old-time plumber I used to know told me he always carried a .22 rifle in his van to shoot down into a driven well pipe if the point got clogged. The impact of the bullet on the water would push sand or dirt loose from the screen on the point. He said it worked every time.

And don't forget the early M16 with the duckbill flash hider. :)


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June 26, 2013, 12:42 AM
I expect the Indians of interior Alaska would give the best run for the money on that. Gun barrels as stove pokers, outboard engine drive shafts, tent stakes and the list goes on.

June 26, 2013, 01:21 AM
I once used a twirling single action army to turn my bare big toe rainbow colors while watching a horse opera.

Dick Jones made it look so easy.

June 26, 2013, 01:42 AM
"I'm sorry, sir, but due to an unfortunate boating accident, all my firearms are now crustacean habitat and artificial reefs."

I remember reading somewhere that one factor in providing bayonets with the M16 was so troops stopped bending the barrels by trying to pry the packing straps off of ration cases....

June 26, 2013, 01:45 AM
I've used my Mosin's bayonet as a screwdriver/prybar. The Soviets designed their equipment with utility in mind, that's for sure.

I remember reading somewhere that one factor in providing bayonets with the M16 was so troops stopped bending the barrels prying the straps off of ammo cans or ration cases....

They kept doing it. I read a report about the same issue during Desert Storm.

Hell, one of the reasons why they introduced a thicker barrel when the M16A2 was adopted was probably partly to prevent soldiers from doing that....

June 26, 2013, 02:31 AM
A Maverick 88 12 gauge as a boat paddle, and a bb gun as an insecticide.

June 26, 2013, 02:44 AM
I remember this from S/Sgt Hedrick, Senior DI, Platoon 167, MCRD 1966. He said, "This is my rifle, this is my gun......................" I refuse to abuse my gun by driving nails with it!!

June 26, 2013, 03:04 AM
12 gauge pump to keep snakes out of a boat (they love to hang in trees over the creeks) I've used it to drive nails (steel butt plate) I can agree one could be used as a make shift paddle :p I seen my grandfather break a stuck doorknob off with the stock..... In reality tho none of these uses are what a gun was made for and you really should NOT use a gun for any of these things....except for the snakes that is.

Texan Scott
June 26, 2013, 03:57 AM
I have used a bb gun to make bug spray straw sized holes in drywall. Also, my cousins once discovered that strike-anywhere match heads from a bb gun are good for lighting fires at a distance. Nearly burnt down their house. Discovered their dad's belt was good for something other than holding up his pants.

June 26, 2013, 04:02 AM
Well...it seems Russian Weapons were designed with a few uses...a Makarov with the slide cocked back makes a good bottle opener, and appearantly a PPSH makes a good stool...



Obviously the Mosin bayonet as a screw driver...

Deus Machina
June 26, 2013, 04:53 AM
I've used a Mosin Nagant as a target de-hanger. One shot, the hanger no longer hangs.
A friend used his as a light switch. Badly adjusted sights, boom, and now the back half of the indoor range is dark.

June 26, 2013, 05:14 AM
I've used the 12X scope on my varmint rifle just to look at other things. A fuzzy bump on the horizon turned out to be an abandoned farm implement.

Does that count?

Deus Machina
June 26, 2013, 05:24 AM
Oh, my AK did find use as a 'phalange dividing tool' one time.

June 26, 2013, 05:27 AM
I've used my .45 to punch holes in the sides of steel burn barrels to ventilate them.

Back in the day, I used exploding 12-gauge shot shells to scare geese away from airport runways so that airplanes could land and takeoff without hitting the dang things. Marginally effective, I might add.

June 26, 2013, 06:14 AM
I'll 'fess to having used the muzzle of a shotgun barrel to turn the plastic levers on my ceiling AC registers a time or two.

Also, I do own one of the guns profiled in the below clip, but I've never quite used it the way this guy does (right after the one-minute mark.)


June 26, 2013, 06:48 AM
OP post count = 4

June 26, 2013, 07:11 AM
There's really no reason to continue this. Guns are for shooting. Their use as improvised tools is neither safe nor very effective.

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