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Baffling Tales from the Range

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Prion, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Prion

    Prion Well-Known Member

    Local city PD officer trying to shoot 9X18 Mak out of his Glock 17. It wouldn't chamber and he was then unable to clear the jammed round. I did it for him!!!:uhoh:

    Not feeling very confident in the local PD.

    Then a fellow was claiming he shot "some nice 1/2" groups with my AK at 100 yrds":what:

  2. blutarsky

    blutarsky Well-Known Member

    maybe he was eyeballing it from the shooting line -- ya know, pinching fingers together at arm's distance, looking 100yds away and his fingertips were only 1/2" apart ;) if held at 3ft, that would be what ... 8 ft group at 100yds? :)
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  3. MIgunguy

    MIgunguy Well-Known Member

    100 feet maybe? I've been at the range plenty of times and heard people mix up feet and yards :scrutiny:
    The 9x18 mistake is just inexcusable for anyone except a total newbie.
  4. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Well-Known Member

    His name would happen to have been "Eanis" would it? Maybe Barny?
  5. jfrey

    jfrey Well-Known Member

    Not exactly at the range but, saw a guy buy a "store brand" .380 at the local Academy, supposedly to shoot hogs with. Then he asked to buy a box of .38 spl. to shoot in his new pistol. I just stood back and kept my mouth shut. It was too funny. The young guy behind the counter actually sold him both.
  6. Prion

    Prion Well-Known Member

    Good one Blutarsky, that must have been it!!!
  7. jnyork

    jnyork Well-Known Member

    I shot a friend's AK a while back, got a one-hole group at 100 yards. ;)

    Second shot screwed it all up.:scrutiny:
  8. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member


    It can be done, but I doubt a run of a mill ak clone can do it

    Maybe he was mistaken and got his A's mixed up, AK, AR all the same....
  9. Erik M

    Erik M Well-Known Member

    Some individuals I can only describe as 'hipsters' by observing their hot topic attire, hefting some propane tanks to the top of the berm of a 25 yard public range. They were making a youtube video and didnt seem concerned with anyone else that was there for legitimate purposes. I was leaving and didnt stick around for the show.
  10. thunder173

    thunder173 Well-Known Member

    Darwinism in motion............
  11. jonmerritt

    jonmerritt Member.

    I purchased a .380 awhile back, in the process I also got several boxes of other calibers of ammo. Some one was kind enough to explain to me my .380 would only take a certain size ammo. I kindly asked them if they might take in into consideration that I actually own several differant calibers of firearms. Without hesitation, they replied, "yeah but that gun only takes one caliber" It was entertaining to say the least. And it was another customer (looker).
  12. amd6547

    amd6547 Well-Known Member

    Half inch at 100yds with an AK I would have to see to believe...This is the best I can do at 100yds with my Yugo parts kit AK...this target has two 5rd groups fired through heavy rain...Fired the first group high, checked it with binocs, then held low and fired the second 5rd group:
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  13. goldie

    goldie Well-Known Member

    how about a guy at the range with a mini 14 shooting his target at about 5 yards away.that is not a misprint;5...
  14. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    Ok, my bad one, I lay out my guns and the loaded mags, then go to reload and pick the wrong one off the bench, wouldn't have been bad, but a .40 will fit, and jam in a 9mm, took a little while to drop the mag.

    But there was only 1 other person on that range, and he was shooting coyboy clinger (gongs?)
  15. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Watched a guy try to chamber a round in his .44 lever gun. Finally figured out he loaded .45 Colt in the mag tube.
  16. Buck Snort

    Buck Snort Well-Known Member

    That'd be just right for SD shooting and the mini-14 should do the job.
  17. Dookie

    Dookie Well-Known Member

    I was shooting my 10/22, semi custom, nothing special, at 50 yards. A couple of people showed up with a totally tricked out Rem 700 in 308, a very nice rifle. They were bragging about sniping at long range. They started at 25Y, I do that on a new rifle to sight in. They ended at 75Y. Nice guys but had left bragging about how awesome they were shooting that far. It's a 350 yard range. Guess it was a new experience for them.

    BLACKHAWKNJ Well-Known Member

    If is properly witnessed and documented I'll accept it. Jeff Cooper told of firing a 50 yard cloverleaf in 1960, he had photographs of the signed target.
    I once fired a 1.25" or so group at 100 yards usuing a stock Winchester M-70 XTR and GI ball ammo-and iron sights. Didn't bother to have anyone attest to it of course.
  19. rscalzo

    rscalzo Well-Known Member

    Few months back I had to stop a shooter on the line cursing out his "new" Glock 45. As the slide wouldn't go into battery, the pounded the rear of it a few times and gave up. It took the handgun away from him and examined it. It was a Glock 38 in 45GAP. He never heard of the round and simply assumed that 45ACP was the required ammo.

    I constantly see attendees loading and chambering 9mm in 40S&W. We had one CMP shooters load a clip of 7.62 in a Garand.

    Quite frankly, I see it quite often.
  20. writerinmo

    writerinmo Well-Known Member

    The .40/9mm is one reason that I never put more than one caliber on the shooting bench at once. My ammo boxes are clearly marked and no one messes with them but me, but a few months back had my kids and step-kids out at a friends range, introducing them to shooting various calibers. Everything was fine through the .22 stage, they all fired various single and double action revolvers as well as some semi-autos in that caliber. We then went to the 9mm, with a C9 Hi Point and Ruger P95 to shoot. Up next were the two .40's, my JCP Hi Point and SW40VE. In my stepson's haste, he had grabbed a magazine for the JCP and before I cleared the shooting bench, had loaded it up with Federal Champion 9mm. I loaded a magazine with .40 and went through a demonstration, firing ten shots till the slide locked back, then traded places with him. He locked and loaded the magazine that HE had loaded. First shot, BANG... FTE. I had him drop the mag onto the table and pull the slide back, the spent brass fell to the ground. He reloaded and racked another round in, took aim, BANG... FTE.

    Now I have almost 1k rounds through this pistol and NEVER had a FTE, so I took it for a closer look. Dropped the mag, locked the slide to the rear, but this time the spent case didn't fall out. I took a dowel out of the shooting kit and knocked it out, picked it up and looked at it... I will say one thing for the Federal brass, it WASN'T split, has one hell of an expansion though! Picked up the first one, was the same, read the stamp on the rear. "9mm"... handed it to him, said see anything wrong with this?

    He drilled a hole in the two cases and wears them on his keychain...

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