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Just goes to show... experienced people don't know everything.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Azrael256, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Azrael256

    Azrael256 Member

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    So I was visiting a friend the other day, and looking over his recently aquired Ruger P90. I cleaned it out for him, function tested it, and hopefully we'll be putting some rounds through it this weekend (if it rains... PLEASE let it rain). I got it all assembled and decided to test out the trigger. So, I tried it once in SA and once DA. He sat in stunned silence, and then finally asked:

    "So, wait a minute. How come it didn't slide back when you pulled the trigger?"
    "'Cause it's unloaded. I don't want to shoot up the house."
    "No, I know it's unloaded, but that top part there... The slide. Why didn't it move?"
    "Uhhh... 'Cause... It's unloaded."
    "Oh, the trigger doesn't make it reload?"

    *Ding!* It hits me. He's used to revolvers. So, I explained to him the finer points of automatics at which point we retired to the garage because we can't smoke in the house.

    As we sat there talking, he showed me his latest project... It's a .53 caliber (I think) flintlock. He had just finished fitting up the lock parts, which he crafted from scratch, and was showing me how nicely everything fit up to the barrel. He'll be browning it and cutting the stock this weekend. The whole rifle is made from raw steel and walnut he chopped himself. He casts his own bullets, mixes his own powder, and recently taught me to knap flints (not that I'm any good at it, but I know how).

    I guess nobody knows everything.
     
  2. gonzo_beyondo

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    Two people from two totally different schools...
    I think you can learn alot from each other.

    Seems everyone I run into around here already knows everything! :banghead:
     
  3. Azrael256

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    I'm doing my best. He does know an awful lot about flintlocks. Imagine a FlintlockTuner. Pretty cool, eh? He taught me to stitch leather (correctly), knap flints, make pack frames and knives. I taught him how his automatic works, how to change his brakes, and how to use the internet to track down information on offenders (he's a PO).

    This weekend, we'll probably be doing a hands-on lesson in 'hawk throwing, and I'll be showing him how to repair his wife's oven.
     
  4. Biker

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    Sounds like a good setup all the way around.
    :)
    Biker
     
  5. Preacherman

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    The two subjects wouldn't be related, would they? :evil:
     
  6. ball3006

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    I don't know how to knap flints......

    but.....this weekend my wife will show me how to shop wisely in antique stores and I will show her how to shop wisely in gun shows..........:D chris3
     
  7. AirForceShooter

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    ain't education a wonderful thing?

    AFS
     
  8. Hemicuda

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    I have a buddy who is an excellent pistol shot (I was merely ok)
    I am an excellent rifle shot (he was merely adequate)

    a match made in heaven... he made me a lot better with handguns, and i made him a master rifleman...

    and together, we decimate the local game population...

    teamwork, that's where it's at!
     
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