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Most embarassing firearm purchase, experience, etc.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cchurchi, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. cchurchi

    cchurchi Member

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    I once bought a box of .40 Extreme Shock ammunition....:(

    Whew... feels good to get that off my chest though.
     
  2. Flame Red

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    That's ok - Forgive me father because I have sinned... I have a box of 50 of the Extreme Shock in 380.
     
  3. tribbles

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    I was showing the clerk behind the counter at Big 5 how to take the bolt out of an SKS, but neglected to notice that the bolt was locked back under spring pressure as I pulled out the receiver pin. Thankfully that thick glass counter didn't break.
     
  4. Sniper X

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    I was a kid of about 22 at the time and was looking at a Desert Eagle in 50AE and couldn't pull the slide to thr rear. At the time I was in perfect shape, and weighed about 196 and was 5'7" and was buffed out. It was obviously a ignorance issue on my part.

    BTW I wasn't going to buy it, a buddy wanted to show it to me at the gun shop because he wanted one!
     
  5. rondog

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    Not really embarassing, but sorta caught me off-guard....

    I arranged to meet a guy last week to check out and buy a Winchester Trapper carbine in .44 magnum. He gave me directions to his office, said to come to suite 200. When I arrived, he happened to be standing outside, and took me to his office. When we got off the elevator and headed for Suite 200, I saw the sign on the door said Federal Bureau of Investigation. :eek::uhoh:

    It wasn't a setup or a sting, he was actually a very nice guy, just a little more straight-laced than I'm used to. Had a nice chat and bought a nice rifle. Just a basic FTF transaction, with only a bill of sale.
     
  6. Uglyoldpoorman

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    A charter arms 22.
     
  7. ATAShooter

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    I was 18 and wanting a rifle. At the local gunshop was a M1 Garand. I asked to see it, he kicked the bolt open and handed it to me. I had never held one. The bolt wouldn't close so I poked around in the inside of it with my finger .... OOOWWWW !!!!
     
  8. The Lone Haranguer

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    Dropped a Walther P99 magazine on the counter, from which it fell to the floor.
     
  9. snorko

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    Bought a W. German made Gercuda revolver in .32 S&W Long. Paid $2.00 at a police auction. The FFL doing the transfers laughed at me because the transfer was 5X the purchase price.
     
  10. Scanr

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    This is really embarrassing, back before I knew much, I bought a Lorcin 380 for $150.00. I accept this as stupid tax.
     
  11. esmith

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    Can someone please tell me why this is foolish, or stupid to do? I haven't heard of extreme shock ammunition.
     
  12. EricTheBarbarian

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    Well two. Khan semi-auto 12 gauge. Also, I bought everyone's favorite on here to speak horribly about, the Remington 710.
     
  13. Prepster

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    I used the word "operator" in reference to a goofy roll + shoot I did while playing paintball.

    Also, I once was beaten in a friendly, spur-of-the-moment competition at the range by a guy in an all pink outfit with white leather shoes.
     
  14. RyanM

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    http://www.extremeshockusa.com/
     
  15. Avenger

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    I bought a true POS Baby Browning knock-off from a friend for $5. I KNEW it was a piece of junk from the get-go, we had taken it to a range and discovered that it could fail to A: feed, B: fire, C: extract, D: eject, and often all four AT THE SAME TIME....It was a little amusing, we could probably have made some money on a "failure" pool.
    I thought I could tinker it back into working order. I was wrong....
     
  16. jmr40

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    I took a Marlin 60 to a gunshow to try to sell it. I had a scope in the rings mounted for it but had removed it the last time out shooting to practice with irons. I grabbed the rifle and scope planning to mount the scope before walking into the show. When I arrived at the show it started raining and I quickly slid the rings into the groves and clamped it down with my leatherman.
    Two minutes after entering a gentleman asked to see my rifle. He wanted to know why the scope was mounted backwards!!! The good news, after we had a good laugh and I explained the situation he bought the gun.
     
  17. bowhnter

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    WOW !!!!!! NINJA ammo !!! Thanks for the laugh.

    I was in the military doing pistol qual for the first time.
    I was super nervous. I racked the slide and fired the first 2 rounds,
    brought the gun to low ready and """BAM"""
    I barely touched the trigger and nearly shot off some toes....
    that's when I thought "So that's the difference between double and single action" :eek: It's funny now, but we all hadda learn somehow
     
  18. Big Boomer

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    when we were younger and my buddy was showing me how to "reload". We loaded a few 8mm to shoot.

    While loading he noticed that not all the powder fit in the case and was overflowing? He said hrmm and "checked" the numbers and the scale and said it is correct and must be a "compressed" load.

    So he kept packing it in then squished the bullet in on top. These things must have been like 15 grains or more above max. Amazingly the gun did not blow up after repeated firings but the cases sure split! I still have all my fingers and eyes!
     
  19. harmonic

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    I went in with a buddy to buy a gun. The clerk was showing us a 1911 when all of sudden, my buddy's head opened up and bats flew out. Then I realized he couldn't own a gun anyway cause he couldn't fill out the form. All he had were claws.

    Man, was I embarrassed.
     
  20. janobles14

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    two days after i turned 21 i almost bought an RG 25 for $125. i had my wallet out until the nice man next to me told me it was worth about $30.
     
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    If you go to sleep before that wears off, you're gonna have some really strange dreams.
     
  22. Calibre44

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    Well years ago, when I joined my first gun club, I was listening intently to a discussion between several of the older and experienced members talking about their home-loads. They were discussing the merits of using different grains of smokeless powder for different bullet weights fired over various distances etc etc.

    I listened for about 30 mins, rather consumed with the subject matter, before asking the naive newbie question:

    ‘How do you count the individual grains of powder to make sure you have the right amount?’

    There followed an eerie silence followed by tumbleweed blowing through the room - somewhere in the distance a dog barked and a bell tolled.

    ‘Grains are a form of weight’ came a curt reply.’

    ‘mmm … I’ll get me coat!':eek:
     
  23. tinygnat219

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    1st Handgun purchase. It was a series of issues. First, I forgot my 2nd form of ID. Went and got it from the car. Second, I forgot to get the cash. Went and got it from the car. Third, I filled in my wife's name on the 4473 since it was first on the car registration. Fourth, I was 3 dollars short because I had miscalculated the tax.

    What was this for? A Taurus PT22.

    Now, it's much simpler. The gun shop used the story to help nervous 1st or 2nd time purchasers. Hey, whatever helps to get people past that nervousness
     
  24. MachIVshooter

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    Shortly after buying my Desert Eagle .50 and cooking up some wicked handloads, I was at the local indoor range boasting of it's accuracy (The gun really will print sub-3" groups at 100 yards). Well, I jinxed myself and pulled the first shot several inches high, blowing the steel target holder to smitherines and bending the crab out of it's cable mount.

    That'll elevate your heart rate a bit!
     
  25. preachnhunt

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    In my ccw class we were instructed to disassemble our firearms for cleaning. I couldn't get my G17 apart as I was a little unfamiliar with it so I tried pulling the trigger and the whole top of the gun slid off and fell on the floor. The rest of the class turned around to see me with a stupid look on my face holding half a pistol and my friend doubled over in laughter.
     
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