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Ok other uses of a gun as a tool?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 1Hairygoomer, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. 1Hairygoomer

    1Hairygoomer Member

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    Has any of you used a gun for a tool other than shooting? As an example I saw Mica from The Rifleman use his to nail up a wanted poster. Ok Hollywood example. Or maybe fixin a fence, using the bayonet of a Moisn-Nagant as a screwdriver because it was handy? Also are there any old revolvers out there with any square head nail marks on the bu**?
     
  2. yzguy87

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    WOW! This cannot be an actual post. I would hope people who are a part of The High Road wouldn't think of really doing this... :banghead:
     
  3. lpsharp88

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    I've used mine as a semi-long distance hole punch, for when a normal hole punch just don't quite cut it
     
  4. NavyLCDR

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    I've driven tacks with my 10/22 before..... from the 25 yard firing line. It's pretty cool when the target falls lopsided when you hit the tack.
     
  5. caribou

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    I pistol whipped a guy in the face with a 9mm once, as he attempted to drive off with my snowmachine one -40' 4AM. Too bad for him the track was still frozen and all he did was burn my belt, till I got him off the ride.....

    Gotta call an hour later from a Trooper who asked me what happened,(gun involved), seems the punk brat was getting some stiches and tooth root removal as well so I told hei what happened, and the trooper told me, I think biting his lip"The guy said he was borrowing it" and I told 'em that I awoke to the sound of the ride starting (pretty trick, at that temp) and went out to disagree that anything was to be borrowed.......besides , I couldn't shoot 'em, he wasn't trying to kill me, but he wouldn't get off, so I could hit him :D

    steel 9mm with 15 in the mag, a great, if not expensive, club.


    Mosin Nagant Bayonett tips ARE screwdrivers.....
     
  6. Chuck53

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    I have taken many pistol, rifle, and self-defense courses. I have ALWAYS been taught that a gun is a tool, a tool for shooting, be it in self defense, hunting or on a battlefield. As harsh and politically incorrect as it may sound, a gun is a tool designed for killing. I have been taught, and agree that 'pistol-whipping' even, is not what a gun was designed for. I however, do see how a gun or it's parts could possibly be used, be it in a certain situation of scarcity or despairity, for many things. I know some of you may have different opinions, I honestly can't wait to see how this thread plays out!
     
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  7. wyohome

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    I have taken my 870 swimming a couple of times.
     
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    Ok, so I have to admitt that I like caribou's use of his pistol:D
     
  9. hso

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    Paper weight?

    There's only one use for a firearm and no other.
     
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    Does occasional use as a paperweight count?
     
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    Recently,on one of those "Mountain man" or Alaskan frontier" shows they showed a guy using his rifle to punch a hole thru a stove pipe because he did not have a drill, and needed to put a smoke-damper in the pipe..

    The buttstock of my dads old .22 rifle finshed off many a coyote caught in a trap, until I designed my own night-night stick to do the job faster and more humanely
     
  12. 1Hairygoomer

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    Pry bar, what would Bubba do?
     
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    I've used a 12 gage to clear mesquite branches in a pinch. Bird shot is cheap, 3-4" diameter branches = 1 shot drop. No chain saw, and a desire not to scratch my truck is the mother of necessity.
     
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    When I was a young sapling (14 or so) I used a .38 snub to cut down some saplings before I realized a saw would be faster and cheaper. It was fun though!
     
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    I was always told my guns are doorstops. They have the tendency to stop things at the door.
     
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    Several years back I was enjoying a cigar in a cigar shop. The gentleman sitting next to me was smoking, and clearly in pain with bandages clearly showing around his mid-section. I asked about it, and he stated that he had driven two hours to his storage unit to retrieve his boat, only to realize he left his key to the padlock at home.

    You can see where this is going. He attempted to remove the lock with the .357 he had in his truck, just like on TV. Of course, they don't show the shrapnel tearing through the shooters mid-section on TV....
     
  17. 1Hairygoomer

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    Granny told Grandpa to clean out the chimney. They waited till she went shopping and put down tarps, stuck the shotgun up the chimney then fired both barrels. All clean and shots were fired but still a tool story.
     
  18. JTHunter

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    yzguy87 said:
    Ditto!
     
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    When you've got no bottle opener, ya gotta remove a cap somehow....
     
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    Used a Ruger .270 to start a brush pile on fire. Soaked with Deisel, hung up 2 gallon jugs full of gas with a road flare behind them. Boom, huge fire ball, brush pile lit, quite impressive, and done effectively I might add.
     
  21. Shimitup

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    I unfenced a garden with my BLR .358 one time. We had a long defunct garden that had been just weeds for years and had decided to clean the place up. The whole perimeter was 1 1/2" sch 40 pipe with chicken wire on it, probably about 20 posts. We nearly killed ourselves trying to dig one out, there was an insane amount of concrete about 6" below the soil. after a while I had enough, I sighted over the pump house at all the posts and we took a sharp shooter (pun intended) and dug a bullet entry trench to each post just above the concrete that aligned with the line of sight from the pump house roof where I was to rest my barrel. That done I commenced fire on each post one bullet per post. That done we walked around and pulled them all over. They were so weakend by the hole through both walls of the pipe that they just tore off.
     
  22. Tinpig

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    An old-time plumber I used to know told me he always carried a .22 rifle in his van to shoot down into a driven well pipe if the point got clogged. The impact of the bullet on the water would push sand or dirt loose from the screen on the point. He said it worked every time.

    And don't forget the early M16 with the duckbill flash hider. :)

    Tinpig
     
  23. hang fire

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    I expect the Indians of interior Alaska would give the best run for the money on that. Gun barrels as stove pokers, outboard engine drive shafts, tent stakes and the list goes on.
     
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    I once used a twirling single action army to turn my bare big toe rainbow colors while watching a horse opera.

    Dick Jones made it look so easy.
     
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    "I'm sorry, sir, but due to an unfortunate boating accident, all my firearms are now crustacean habitat and artificial reefs."

    I remember reading somewhere that one factor in providing bayonets with the M16 was so troops stopped bending the barrels by trying to pry the packing straps off of ration cases....
     
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