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Gun Myths and Legends

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Prion, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. Prion

    Prion Member

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    Glocks are so perfect all you have to do is fill a mag with loose primers, powder, bullets, and brass and they will still fire!

    Sigs quality has fallen so far they are renaming the company LiLo.

    AKs are so reliable you can melt one down in a smelter and it will still run.

    DI ARs are so dirty you can only make them in the San Fernando Valley.

    Kimbers are so poorly made they now include a hammer and file instead of magazines.

    The 1911 slide has become so popular as a billboard Coke and Pepsi are buying advertising space.

    9mm is so weak it's only used in airsoft.

    Revolvers now come with a free AARP membership.

    .45acp is so big and powerful you need an FAA license to shoot it.
     
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  2. CoRoMo

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    Those are all new to me.
     
  3. Zanad

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    A shotgun can blow a man off his feet and through a window.

    A 44 mag can pierce an engine block.

    youd be lying if you ever said you saw an ak jam.( I have)

    people cant own a pistol if they be under 21

    dropping a bullet and firing a bullet at the same time will resault in them falling at the same rate(this one IS actully true, just hard to argue).

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    thats all i could come up with



    -sent from the future-
     
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  4. seal

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    we must talk to some of the same people lol
    the same gun in any caliber other than 45 is inferior in accuracy, quality and will only wound or piss off.

    movie myth :p you have to pump a shotgun multiple times to get it to fire.
     
  5. FLAvalanche

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    I thought this was a thread about myths?
     
  6. Russ Jackson

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    a 44 magnum will blow your head clean off...Russ
     
  7. stchman

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    Here are my myths.

    Glock 7s are made of porcelain.
    Sigs are perfect.
    1911s are God's choice.
    You can't reload steel case ammo.
    A $1000 firearm is 2X better than a $500 firearm.
    The 9mm Luger won't protect you.
    A .22LR bullet "bounces" around inside a human body.
    A .50BMG round will shoot down an airliner at 35,000ft.
    Gun control means less crime.
    Handgun bans work.
    Criminals obey gun laws.
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    Any scope that costs less than $1500 isn't worth buying.
     
  9. essayons21

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    Glocks are plastic guns designed to pass through airport metal detectors

    Now that I think about it, I've never seen an AK jam.
     
  10. Dimis

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    If you shoot someone in the THUMB with a .45ACP it will knock them down.

    .223 cant kill only wound (same for 5.56)

    All inexpencive guns are junk

    its always a magazine problem not a shooter problem

    inexpencive guns are not good for HD

    9mm, .38Sp, .22LR, .22Mag, .25ACP, .32ACP, .380ACP and .40S&W are not effective for personal defense EVER

    40S&W is worthless

    10mm and .45ACP are the end all be all pistol cartridges

    .50AE and the Desert Eagle are useless all the way around

    The Taurus Judge is junk

    .22 is a poor training aid

    Building a gun for fun is wrong (yes some of us like tacticool lol)
     
  11. Tim the student

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    A 50BMG will automatically kill a person, regardless of where they are hit.
     
  12. MattTheHat

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    Do you mean they aren't? :scratching head


    -Matt
     
  13. jimmyraythomason

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    A sporterized mil-surp is always less accurate than a commercial hunting rifle.
     
  14. Gord

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    As an alternative to the above, "it don't matter if I screw around with this one, they made a million of 'em!"
     
  15. jimmyraythomason

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    OR...better keep that rusty old mil-surp original because it will be worth a lot of money even though they made millions of them.
     
  16. essayons21

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    Knockdown power in relation to pistol calibers.

    Through personal and anecdotal evidence I haven't seen anything to disprove this. I guess if you were hit in the pinky it would be survivable, but I have never seen or heard of anyone surviving a .50 BMG hit, even to the extremities.

    I'm sure there is an example out there, I'd be interested in seeing it.
     
  17. jimmyraythomason

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    Paint is good enough for a $250,000 Rolls Royce Bentley but not good enough for a $250 hunting rifle. (I have NEVER seen any automobile that was blued).
     
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    All Beretta 92's are ticking timebombs and will undergo catastrophic locking block failure after 1000 rounds resulting in instant death

    38 special bounces off of people on a daily basis

    Despite pages of anecdotal evidence to the contrary, hi points are waste of space
     
  19. essayons21

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    Neither have I, but that idea is GENIUS!

    (And the reason guns are blued and not painted is because of the heat issue. High temperature causes paint to peel, and high temp paint was not readily available in the heyday of gun bluing.)
     
  20. jimmyraythomason

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    Another worthy gun myth. Paint peels because of poor metal preparation. Heat causes paint to cure more quickly.
     
  21. 1KPerDay

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    :D ha haaaa!
     
  22. MikeNice

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    Nothing smaller than a .9mm can be used successfully in self defense.

    .380acp will not stop an attacker.

    Every Sig Sauer and HK are better than any other gun produced, ever.

    Only US, Swiss, and German guns are made with any sense of quality.
     
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    Guns kill people
     
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    To reach the heart or lungs (2" below the surface) you need a bullet with at least 18" of penetration.
     
  25. TexasRifleman

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    In honor of our friend NavyLT, one of his favorites:

    "If you leave a magazine loaded the springs will wear out"
     
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