Yikes! Did he really load that backwards


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4570Rick
February 7, 2003, 03:03 AM
I couldn’t believe it. The guy came in to my favorite range saying he wanted to rent a Berretta 92. He said he hunted and was familiar with firearms. I was in the gunsmithing room porting a 629-1 and decided to take a break. I walked up front at the same time the range officer was trying to help this customer deal with a “jam.” :eek:

The knuckle head had loaded the ammo backwards and Berettas being what they are, it fed the round out of the mag and stuffed it into the chamber, BACKWARDS. :what:

This is a scary jam to clear. The owner of the range did clear the jam safely and the customer was asked to leave and come back after he had completed at basic firearms safety course, and not before!!! :fire:

How does anyone with an IQ above 13 load 9mm ammo backwards in a mag, stuff the mag in the gun, then chamber a round BACKWARDS in the chamber. :cuss: :fire:

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Phyphor
February 7, 2003, 03:49 AM
Dude, you owe me a beer now, as the one I was drinking was decorating my monitor a moment ago (pre-cleaning,)

My god. Just how the :cuss: can someone possibly NOT figure out that the 'pointy end' of a friggin' bullet goes to the front of the gun? (Using simple terms here, :P )

God save us from so-called 'firearms experts,'

Ed Brunner
February 7, 2003, 04:51 AM
They probably went in the magazine easier that way???

craigz
February 7, 2003, 05:50 AM
I don't know, doesn't the army still put those grade school reader instructions on its armaments, such as "Pull pin. Throw away?"

Phyphor
February 7, 2003, 05:51 AM
HOW??!?

Just for the hell of it, I just tried to load my Glock 19's 15 rounders with a single 9mm round, facing both correctly and incorrectly.

Both times were about as easy, to my fingers,

Of course, I obviously didn't try to load and fire said firearm with the rounds in the wrong direction. :)

sensop
February 7, 2003, 07:38 AM
'Saw, with my own eyes, an AF crew member do this same thing at the qualification range. Mag loaded with rounds facing backwards. Chambered up. Safety off. Fire! Click! Alibi ... Doh!

Butch
February 7, 2003, 07:43 AM
Can you spell Dip sh......t ?


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Kahr carrier
February 7, 2003, 08:03 AM
See it all the time at the ranges that rent guns ,but it should be a litttle better now that you have to do a handling demo to by a gun in the Prk.:what: :neener:

critter
February 7, 2003, 09:22 AM
Almost as bad. I was in local gun shop the other day. Guy had brought a Glock 17 in. He uses it as his 'bedside table gun' and leaves it empty with a full mag nearby. He heard the 'bump in the night', grabbed the mag, shoved it in the gun and 'slapped it home'----but the mag was backward! 'Smith had a HECK of a time getting it out-no damage to gun-not so with the mag!

TallPine
February 7, 2003, 09:58 AM
This is why so many recommend starting with a revolver.

Actually, this guy should have started with a water pistol ...

:D

bogie
February 7, 2003, 10:54 AM
Any of y'all tried to use the wrong mag in the right gun?

Fess up...

Steve Smith
February 7, 2003, 11:02 AM
Bogie, no, but I have loaded 10mm in a 1911 .45 mag. Goes right in and stays. Till you drop the slide, that is. "Plunk" Entire 10mm cartridge goes down the barrel and hits the floor.

JackShandy
February 7, 2003, 11:21 AM
I don't know, doesn't the army still put those grade school reader instructions on its armaments, such as "Pull pin. Throw away?" This particular rocket scientist would be the one to pull the pin and throw it (the pin) away.
"Now what do I do with this pineapple-looking <BLAM!>

Carbon_15
February 7, 2003, 03:15 PM
I once had some nucklehead crame .45 ACP rounds into my Glock 20 magazine. He managed to force about 4 rounds into it before it started to split down the front seam...a $130 preban, ruined.:fire:

Frohickey
February 7, 2003, 04:16 PM
Never underestimate how ingenious idiots can be.

griz
February 7, 2003, 07:33 PM
"Plunk" Entire 10mm cartridge goes down the barrel and hits the floor.

:D Had to laugh over that. It reminds me of a cartoon image.
Since you were brave enough to share here is another. When you load a bullet in your muzzleloader but forget to put put in the powder first, and a doe is standing about 40 feet away, she looks very startled when the cap goes off. Don't ask how I know this.:cuss:

mgjohn
February 7, 2003, 08:03 PM
Had a customer come into the shop a couple of weeks ago witha jammed up H&K USP in 9mm. Someone had jammed a Glock 17 mag into the magwell. Had a heck of a time getting it out.

Autolite
February 7, 2003, 08:30 PM
I was in a fire fight and was watching my buddies getting mowed down in an enemy cross-fire. I was the only one armed and all I had was a .303 Lee Enfield. I was struggling to chamber a round, but the action was too stiff, like it was covered in corn syrup. I dropped out the 'mag' as an IA and to my horror I found that the rounds were all loaded 'CROSS-WAYS'. First I panicked, then I woke up ...

Lesson Learned: Always check you magazines before bedtime ...

BerettaNut92
February 7, 2003, 08:40 PM
I always tell people, 'scary side forward.'

:rolleyes:

goon
February 7, 2003, 09:28 PM
Loading one round into the mag could be do-able, but the whole mag?
I'm suprised to hear that more than one round would go in. If that guy had put that much effort into knowing what he was doing, he would be an olympic shooter by now.

nemesis
February 7, 2003, 09:43 PM
I read a thread on another board that was interesting but I can't vouch for its authenticity.

A guy who works in a gun shop claims a guy brought in a Colt Gold Cup, complaining that it didn't function properly and wanting to trade it for something powerful enough to penetrate engine blocks. He said it ejected the brass back into his face and demonstrated his qualifications by holding the pistol in firing position and rotating it 90 degrees, horizontal, where he said the brass ejected into his face.

He said he would take a certain pistol he had heard was very powerful, so he left the Colt and departed with his new Jennings 9mm to puncture a few engine blocks.

blades67
February 7, 2003, 09:49 PM
I don't know, doesn't the army still put those grade school reader instructions on its armaments, such as "Pull pin. Throw away?"

No, because some of that guy's family kept throwing away the pin and then asking what they should do with the grenade.:banghead:

Coronach
February 7, 2003, 10:30 PM
Any of y'all tried to use the wrong mag in the right gun?Guilty. (well, kinda)

At a Tusco shoot I borrowed a TFLer's Cz-75 and a few magazines. What I failed to notice was that one of the mags I had grabbed was for a Cz-75 Compact.

Note to those who own Cz-75s and Cz-75 Compacts. The compact mags will fit a full-size Cz-75. They will even seat properly.

They will not, however, allow you to chamber a round. :uhoh: :cuss: :o :D

Mike

tex_n_cal
February 8, 2003, 04:19 AM
Hmmm...

talking to someone while loading the mag, by feel.

eyeing the pretty girl with the twin .357's, and loading the mag, again, by feel.

I confess I probably don't eye every round I load into a 1911 mag, since it is second nature.

I also didn't eye the .25-06 I once fired in a .270, either, but no harm done except the case is now a .270 case with a .25-06 headstamp:)

bokchoi
February 8, 2003, 04:44 AM
When I worked at the range as an RO to teenage newbies (NOT a job for the faint of heart), bullets were routinely loaded backwards into the magazine. Routinely, as in on a daily basis.

What's scarier was that these were often by the people in the army reserves, who would flash their military ID when you asked them if they have shot before.

I don't work there anymore, obviously.

4570Rick
February 8, 2003, 04:57 AM
Several years ago, I watched a gunsmith at this same facility load and shoot 10 rounds of 9mm reloads thru a Glock he had just ported. It didn't work as well as he had hoped, so he went and got some factory 9mm and it worked a little better but it still wasn't quite rite. I looked at the gun and said, "I didn't know Glock made a gun in .357 Sig." :what:

He dosen't work there anymore.:rolleyes:

Deadman
February 8, 2003, 04:57 AM
Maybe that guy needs little ethced 'point front towards target/enemy' directions on his bullets, claymore style.

waterdog
February 8, 2003, 11:55 AM
Hmmm... doesn't surprise me.

In this world where boys growing up NOT knowing how to...

Change a tire
Mow the yard
Gut a fish
Dress game
Chop a tree down with an ax
Sharpen an ax
Sharpen a knife, carbon or stainless
Drive a stick shift
Change plugs
Row a boat
Change a light switch, or recept, without tripping breaker.
Get a diesel running again, after running it out of fuel.
Snake a drain or sewer line.
Load a BB gun.

I could go on, but I have to look at the brakes on
my daughters car.

waterdog

seeker_two
February 8, 2003, 03:04 PM
The knuckle head had loaded the ammo backwards and Berettas being what they are, it fed the round out of the mag and stuffed it into the chamber, BACKWARDS.

On the bright side, it does show how feed-reliable the Beretta is...:D

As for the shooter, :banghead:

grampster
February 8, 2003, 03:37 PM
About 15 years ago I was teaching my new daughter in law about how to handle firearms in preparation to her beginning to learn about how to hunt the wily white tail. (deer, that is)
I had an Ithaca Featherweight in 16 guage that my father in law had set aside for the husband of this lass. (my son)
We went thru all the the usual about the use and handling of the firearm, safety procedures etc and spent time shooting it over a few days.
Comes the fatefull day in the field. Opening day. We had slunk into the woods before light and began to settle into the blind.
It was now time to load up and begin the all important stealthy napping that occurs before the monster buck tears noising thru the kill zone as you awaken with a start to see the tips of his horns and the white flag retreating into the woods.......but I get ahead of myself.
Lesa, (the lasses name) has the Ithaca in her dainty hands as she prepares to load said provider of provender. She is doing everything properly, pointing the firearm down and way from anyone as she begins to load, even talking quietly to herself as she runs through the procedures that I had instructed her on. I began to listen to her proudly, as she walked thru the process....then heard her say as she loaded the Breneke's into the tube feed....brass is last, brass is last......brass is last....

45King
February 9, 2003, 11:23 AM
4570 Rick wrote:How does anyone with an IQ above 13 load 9mm ammo backwards in a mag, stuff the mag in the gun, then chamber a round BACKWARDS in the chamber.

The same way someone loads a round of .223 into the chamber of a Walther P-38....

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