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

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

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  1. TheArchDuke

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    My thoughts exactly. :(
     
  6. Chipperman

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

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    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

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

    Jesse
     
  9. TheArchDuke

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

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

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

    Phonephonesys
     
  17. dleong

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    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

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    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.

    One of my coworkers went completely nonlinear. OH MY GOODNESS THERE ARE BULLETS IN HERE THERE ARE PROBABLY GUNS TOO OH NO I'M GOING TO DIE!
     
  19. JoseM

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

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    Den of thieves? It's not that expensive. But then again, you don't have the employee discount. (5% above cost)


    Seriously though...you're exactly right haha.
     
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    I find brass in all sorts of strange places when I go home from the range. It's what I get for using autos (and in previous years, small caliber autos).

    I've found spent brass in my pockets, in the cuffs of my pants, and I had one .22 casing slot itself right into my shoe. If I shake my range bag hard enough usually one or two casings will fall out, because it's got all kinds of pockets and folds and whatnot all over the front of it I keep my tools in.
     
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    Now I know what to do with all of those spent berdan primed rifle cases I have. Sprinkling around some 7.62 NATO or 7.62X 39 case would be a hoot.
     
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    round in wifes purse

    xray machine found intact 223 round at Salt Lake City airport; probably rolled off kichen table. She was really upset at us. Fortunately, security & police were all gun enthusiasts and were really nice about it. Wife did get an official letter/reprimand from Homeland Security
     
  25. citizen

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    Range trip - $68

    DVD player - $87

    Dropping brass at BB - Absolutely Priceless!!:p
     
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