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Found a 9mm shell at work. Everyone flipped out.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheArchDuke, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. TheArchDuke

    TheArchDuke Well-Known Member

    At work last night, someone found a 9mm shell casing. I work at a Best Buy in a suburb of San Diego. I don't see what the big deal was. It would have been more of a concern to me if we had HEARD the gunshot. It might just have fallen out of someone's pocket.

    If you had found it would you turn it in? There's a small chance that it might be cause for soncern...i guess.

    But most likely someone decided to go buy a DVD on their way home from the range.

    Another funny thing about the situation is our loss prevention guy was examining it and one girl said, "I wonder if it's been fired." (Remember, there's no bullet in it and I could see the little dimple on the bottom.) The L.P. guy holds it up to his nose, smells it, and says, "No it hasn't. It still smells like gunpowder."

    I walked away and went back to work.
  2. SolaScriptura139

    SolaScriptura139 Well-Known Member

    That's funny and sad at the same time. I don't know why people would flip out about it, like you said, unless they actually heard a shot. I don't know if I would have turned it in, probably just throw it away.

    That's just hilarious. :D
  3. xMetal

    xMetal Well-Known Member

    LOL. People can be so unintentionally hilarious.
  4. mr_dove

    mr_dove Well-Known Member

    wow, that last part is pretty funny. People need more training.
  5. Dollar An Hour

    Dollar An Hour Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly. :(
  6. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    It would probably be a bad idea to start dropping fired cases around the store once every couple of weeks. :evil:
  7. Mainsail

    Mainsail Well-Known Member

    That's why I stopped wearing my Doc Martins to the range. I'd walk out with two or three spent cartridges stuck in the lug soles. I'd later find them in my truck or house.
  8. noresttill

    noresttill Well-Known Member

    Sometime 9mm casings get stick in between the tread of my boots. If your still looking for a reason to give them, that is.

  9. TheArchDuke

    TheArchDuke Well-Known Member

    When they find spent casings, why do people assume that there was a crime committed?

    Oh well. They do, so I guess it's a good idea to make sure you're not spreading brass all over the place.
  10. mr_dove

    mr_dove Well-Known Member

    Sounds like some fun experiments. I have about 4000 45acp brass in my reloading closet. Now I just need to figure out a way to observe the fun that ensues.
  11. Crosshair

    Crosshair Well-Known Member

    Now you know what to do with your 22 Long rifle casings. Even better, I have a bucket of berdan primed 308 brass I could give you.:evil:
  12. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Oh, great, now 1,000 "brass fairies" are going to be leaving empties in Best Buy stores all over the USA.
  13. anotherinkling

    anotherinkling Well-Known Member

    Me, too--ha!:D It usually happens that I go somewhere with tile or linoleum floors and find myself clicking like I'm wearing tap shoes. Funny stuff...
  14. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    I have a mostly-full shoebox of spent 8mm Mauser casings...:uhoh:
  15. TheArchDuke

    TheArchDuke Well-Known Member

    I convinced that if they ever find something like that, they'd die of a brain aneurysm .
  16. phonesysphonesys

    phonesysphonesys Well-Known Member

    Okay people what days of the week do we make Brass Fairy visits to Best

    I don't think the one in Denver West would get upset'

  17. dleong

    dleong Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think a randomly dropped 22LR case has the potential for causing more confusion/fun in a public place, as it is not immediately recognizable as a spent ammunition case.

    Some time back, I stopped by a fast food outlet one evening on the way back from the range. As I pulled my wallet out from my jacket pocket, a spent 22LR case dropped onto the countertop; the order-taker merely handed it back to me and told me that part of my pen had broken off.
  18. Nitrogen

    Nitrogen Well-Known Member

    I can beat that.

    I had an old box of Federal cartridges on my desk. there were no rounds in it; I had used it to put pins and rubber bands in.

  19. JoseM

    JoseM Well-Known Member

    ROFL....that's just ...well...man.

    I guess it goes to that old saying, "It's better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
  20. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    I can't think of any other reason for walking into that den of thieves.

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