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

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  1. dhoomonyou

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    After a range trip once I had to use the bathroom at a restaurant.
    I'm near the urinal, unbuckle and a .45 shell case falls out (must have been between my belt and shirt).

    Hits the tile and bounces across the floor.

    I was alone at the time. BUT I could just imagine some of the looks I would have gotten.

    MY response would have been "its loaded alright"
     
  2. lucky_fool

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    I thought you meant you worked with the entire .45 side of the caliber debate. :neener:
     
  3. 'Card

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    Hey, don't make fun of the LP guy. He knows a lot about this stuff. He watches CSI.
     
  4. Aguila Blanca

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    You are fortunate to live in a free state. If that happened around here, she'd probably still be in jail.
     
  5. TheArchDuke

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    You know what makes this a little more confusing? At one point, he pulls out his camera phone and says "It looks like it comes from something like this" and shows a picture of his handgun with bullets around it on a desk. Obviously he was trying to impress everyone. But if he shoots as a hobby, he should know that if the bullet is gone...it has probably been fired. Pretty simple concept.
     
  6. SLCDave

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    I found a .38 Special case in my pocket one day at work. It fits perfectly over the lid of those cheap Bic pens. Anytime anyone asks to borrow a pen, that's the one they get. I've never had anyone forget to return it... ;)
     
  7. TheArchDuke

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    haha that's pretty funny SLCDave.

    By the way, your name reminds me of SLC punk which was actually a good movie. But that's off topic haha
     
  8. wolf_from_wv

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    When I go to the range, often times the amount of brass I pick exceeds the container I have with me... One day, I used an empty clay pidgeon box. I used a piece of cardboard to cover the opening in the bottom, but it didn'y work very well............ Then, there was the time the bag tipped over in the bed of the truck... Quite a few calibers fit through the gap between the tailgate and the bed...
     
  9. sm

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    Must be the flouride in the water, folks now-a-days just get the weebie-jeebies over anything.

    Best Buy, I had to be in there, supposed to go in for a class deal and get information about IT stuff. Classmate bought her kid a movie.

    Now not uncommon to use those little single packets of Alcohol pads to clean monitors, and we used them for fiber optic cable. I had one in shirt pocket, another in jeans pocket. Instead of her breaking a another ten, I had a dollar in shirt pocket, and snagged some change from jeans pocket.

    Lady checking us thought I had pulled out condoms. :p We both laughed at her,
    I mean she jumped back. :D

    I must have "accidently" left one on her checkout counter, I only had one alchohol pad when we got out to truck... gotta wonder...

    "Need a cleanup crew to checkout 3, bring the condom haz-mat gear"
    :evil:

    We both were CCW-ing 9mm guns with spare mags...checkout lady would of had a hissy-fit if she had known that .
     
  10. Zero_DgZ

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    From the useless brass sidenote department, I've discovered that an empty casing from a 9x19 will fit very neatly inside the casing of a .40 and when the edge of the 9 mil hits the cup shaped sorta portion inside the .40 shell it can be pinched together and will hold there very securely and is also more than mildly waterproof.

    Many a tiny screw or ball bearing that I'd rather not lose in trasnist has been transported to the hardware store or gun shop in this fashion. Most of the uninitiated look at me funny, though...
     
  11. TexasRifleman

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    Crazy....

    It's probably from my 10 year old son. He drops empty brass behind him like Hansel and Gretel with the bread crumbs. He stuffs his pockets with the things for some reason when we're at the range.
     
  12. creampuff

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    I have had a brass bounce off the barrier, fall behind my neck, burn it (ouch), then go down my shirt. It wasn't until I got home that the wayward brass actually fell out of the bottom of my pants near my shoes. I thought I was peeing brass.

    I suppose had I gone shopping that same day, I could have deposited brass somewhere in a store as well.
     
  13. Pilgrim

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    "Find" a flint, steel, and a cotton ball, and suggest an arson is in the making.

    Pilgrim
     
  14. riverdog

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    Whatever you do, don't leave a half dozen .38 Special cases on the floor like someone just dumped his empties and reloaded. . . if you must, make sure you wipe your prints :evil: ;)
     
  15. lee n. field

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    Naaah. If it were a cartidge I load for, I would have "assimilated it into the collective".

    Whoh! Expert testimony!
     
  16. creitzel

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    ROFL
     
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    Don't keep your brass in a coffee can... :evil:
     
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    LOL. I wear these Goodyear Racing Team shoes (20bux on sale), they're basically steel-toed boots that look like tennis shoes. A couple weeks ago, I went to the range because college was keeping me away from my toys. :D

    The next day I was sitting in English Compostion bored out of my mind. I started tapping my foot and a few moments later I realized my foot was clicking. :scrutiny: A few other people noticed, because I got a few looks. Looking at the sole, I found a 9mm case wedged in the tread.:D

    In the middle of class, with half of them looking, I nonchalantly picked the case outta my shoe and made a perfect three-pointer into the trash can with it. It bounced off the wall with the coolest "ting" sound ever.

    The look on people's faces was PRICELESS.

    That memory alone entertained me for two weeks. :D
     
  19. ZeroX

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    I wasn't aware you had to clear that particular piece. :uhoh:
     
  20. Gunwalker.44

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    :eek: I have a bunch of 8x56R cases (with the dimpled primer!). Mil surplus dated 1938 with a nazi eagle and swastika (sp?) on the head stamp. I dont even leave the empties at the range!:eek:
     
  21. AK-74me

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    I see this type of thing all the time.

    I work Nuclear Security, one of the guys I work with went to a metting with employees from other work groups, the chair he sat in had arms and with the gas masked strapped to one leg and a thigh holster on the other it was a tight fit for him to sit. After finding this out he gets up and decides to stand. After the meeting is over he leaves. About 30 mins. later he realizes that his magazine release must of got depressed when he sat down and his mag is missing. He promptly goes back to the meeting room and sees a group of people gathered around where he once sat. He asks "did you find my 9mm magazine". To is surprise he hears " O yes thank goodness you are here, we just called 911 to report it"

    Now there are a large number of Security Officers that work here that are known and seen with guns eveyday, yet they call 911 when they find a freaking magazine.

    I'll tell you all later about the comotion that insude when another guys AR mag dropped in the cafateria and 30 rounds of .223 spewed everywhere.

    Also all the spent shell casing laying around after a MILES drill here sent everyone into a hissy too.
     
  22. WeedWhacker

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    TSA/DHS really can get my knickers in a twist. I'm sure your wife would have endangered the lives of everyone on the plane with the single .223 round.

    Compare to the time I left on a plane from Oklahoma City, flew halfway around the world, stayed there a few months, then flew all the way back only to have someone at an airport somewhere on the East Coast (Baltimore?) tell me "I think I see a knife in your bag". Twenty minutes later, yes, they did indeed find an 8" fixed-blade boot knife stuffed in a side pocket of my duffle, which I had inadvertantly carried around the world in my carry-on aboard two large international airplanes loaded with jet fuel... This was after 9/11, by the way.
    It is not the gov't's job to keep me safe - that's my job, whether I'm in my own home or aboard an airliner.

    Your tax dollars at work.

    (They're almost as good at their job as I am at staying on-topic! :)
     
  23. Mizzle187

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    A month or so ago I was over in one of our storage only warehouses which is huge and wide open and is basiccly one of those aluminum buildings. I stepped on somehting looked down it was a remains of a 9mm(most likely) bullet(as in tip! :) ) . I kind of laughed becuase our shops are in the hood. Everything behind us is pretty hardcore ghetto. I looked up and of course saw a hole in the roof alonmg with at least a hundred(I kid you not) more holes. So I figured lets see how many more bullets I can find. After about 10 minuetes I had found 15 more various caliber bullets. This was nothing compared to the amount og holes. The thing is a year or so ago a little girl was killed two streets back by a falling bullet and that wasnt the first time in this neighborhood over the years. The thing that got me pissed off was the fact that if someone had been in the building(even though these probbaly were fired at night) they would have been screwed. These bullets were like pancakes. The other thing that pissed me off is the fact that these people drew attention by firing guns off(im in the city if you didnt get that yet) so why fire straight up in the air and not at something like a tree or somehting. Why couldnt they shoot at the side of the building instead of straight up. I know these people are probably not the smartest people but damn. So I got curious and went on the roof(around 40 feet high) and there were hundreds if not a thousand bullets up their. Tons of .22s and lots of 9mm and bigger. It baffled me. We had found bullets all over the property(3 buildings in a row-all different addresses) in the past but this was ridiculous.
     
  24. MechAg94

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    All I can say is that if you want to play brass fairie, make sure you don't leave prints on the shell casings. You never know what people might do.
     
  25. osteodoc08

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    Ha, this is a funny topic.

    My only personal story is when I was returning from the range, all my empties had spilled out onto the floor in my truck. I thought I got them all up.

    The next day I go to school and come out from a long day when I see a security officer looking along my truck. I walk up and ask what's going on. He states that a student reported that they saw wmpty shells in the parking lot and reported it. I explained that I went to the range the day before and it must have fallen out of my truck when I opened the rear door to get my bookbag that morning. He just shrugged it off and said OK. End of story.

    When I was in undergrad, I couldn't keep guns in my dorm room, so I let campus safety keep them in there safe. I met many avid shooters and hunters those years in school. Never did get around to a promised hog hunt with the chief.
     
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