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Paul Harvey reporting Colt Python passes through metal detectors?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ramius, Oct 6, 2006.

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  1. Ramius

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    Listening to Paul Harvey News this morning, and if I heard correctly:

    "NYC police are on the lookout for a new gun that can pass through metal detectors with a handfull of pennies. This deadly new gun is only 2 and a half inches long, but shoots real... deadly... bullets. This gun, which costs $5,000.00, has a name... it is called the COLT... PYTHON."

    I listened again at noon, I was sure I must have heard it wrong. But outside of some inadvertant paraphrasing, I'm quoting above what I heard.

    Obviously Paul Harvey News is not new to mistakes- just a couple of days ago they reported the old urban ledgend about JATO rockets on a Chevy Impala in Arizona as fact, and issued a correction and apology on the noon broadcast- but you'd think they'd check this nonsense out. Or did I miss something and is Colt marketing something I don't know about?

    Would appreciate any information.
     
  2. ReidWrench

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    He is probably talking about the Swiss MiniGun . I have heard other newsmen alerting me to its existance in just that same fashion . None bothered to mention a paper clip and a couple of rubber bands would have double the KNOCK DOWN POWER .

    Remember when he was really gunning for cold fusion , every day . It was going to change the world . And then nada .........
     
  3. armedcitizen

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    Mini Python

    It's got to be the mini Python. Just the ticket for overly aggressive cockroaches.
     
  5. Zundfolge

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    HA HA ... a Python through a metal detector ... that's rich.

    The only way you're getting through a metal detector with a Colt Python is if you trip over its power cord on the way in.


    He's got to be talking about the Swiss Mini Gun as it's styled after a Python.

    [​IMG]

    Good old Paul Harvey ... always talkin' out of his hiney.
     
  6. AJ Dual

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    Which, as far as I'm concerned is a hoax, as there's never been a non-CGI picture of the mini-gun in circulation on the net.

    And if you're having a hard time telling, look at the grips. They're obviously a texture map of woodgrain applied to the mesh (the "underlying" wire-frame that defines the shape) of the grips. Besides just looking obviously CG, the grain follows the surface of the grips, instead of being carved away in layers like it would be in real life...

    The "metalwork" is pretty good, but it's also easy to render. Rendering organic materials (like wood) realisticly is much harder.
     
  7. tellner

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    I'm afraid that Paul Harvey contracted a bad case of the cerebral termites somewhere during Ronald Reagan's second term. Whatever he says should take that into account.
     
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    If someone ever shoots me with one of those

    :confused: If someone ever shoots me with one of those, I may become mildly annoyed.
     
  9. Zundfolge

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    Assuming you even feel it :neener:
     
  10. Ramius

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    Thanks guys

    Thanks for the replies- I knew I could count on everyone (well most everyone!:evil: ) for the real story.

    I'm going to email a mild letter of concern to PHN later tonight expressing my disapointment with the lack of facts.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts...

    Thanks again.
     
  11. Geronimo45

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    Passes through metal detectors - is that from the same company that makes the ceramic Glocks (Die Hard II) that can get through them?
    Next thing you know, they'll ban revolvers from carry-on luggage. :neener:
     
  12. Ramius

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    Silliness

    Yeah, I expect this sort of nonsense from the hysterical media and hollywierd, but Harvey has up until now shied away from such ridiculous claims. And unlike the lefties, he would be more inclined to issue an apology and correct a mistake. That's what I am hoping for.
     
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    He shouldn't be all that worried, ATF says they ain't legal to import! Didn't they say something about gun control working......what, it dosen't???

    Remember the ATF memo that warned cops to be on the look out for these, that they may be disguised as key fobs.

    I'd be more concerned about being struck with an air rifle pellet. With those fancy new Gamo 24K hunting pellets, you can get some like 1200+ FPS out of the fancy new Gamo hunting rifle.
     
  14. Keith Wheeler

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    Huh? This is the fellow who once claimed "you wouldn't knowingly put an acid in your mouth, would you?"

    Uh sure. Soda, orange juice, wine, tea. All sorts of really tasty acids out there. Not to mention your mouth is already acidic.

    He's really good at keeping his Norman Rockwell image going, but just because he's not some nutcase hollywood leftist media hype doesn't mean he's not a media hype. The guy is really good at using half truths to sell a product, uh I mean get his point across. :rolleyes:
     
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    Growing up everyone where I lived would listen to Paul Harvey daily. I used to think he was an honest straightforward guy although a little conservative for my tastes. Now I am convinced he is less than honest and will just make stuff up for his show. Case in point is where he did a story on a lady I now work with who traveled to all 50 states during the late 1980’s. She pointed out to me that he flat out fabricated the end of the story about her going on a honeymoon in Alaska to wrap up the tour.

    I think Paul Harvey is just an entertainer to whom the truth takes a back seat.
     
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    This is from the above referenced website:

    Good old Paul is too old and addled to realize that the press release says "modeled" on the Colt Python. And even if this thing is real, it definitely won't make it through a metal detector. I got nailed with a couple quarters, those things are set so sensitive.
     
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    Isn't Paul Harvey like 103 now? He's lost in his own strange world.
     
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    hey armed citizen

    thanks alot, when I saw that beautiful pic of your python I started drooling and shorted out my keyboard you should warn us so we can put on a bib or cover the keyboard.
     
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    Armedcitizen,

    My god!! It is the twin we have been searching for for years! The twins, born to a destitute family that was forced to seperate them at birth to provide a better home for them. I see that you adopted one of them, we adopted the other. Ever since reaching puberty so many years ago our has been asking if it was whole. It says there was an empty spot in its being, now we know why. After years of searching throughout the country and unable to find the twin (all adoption records were destroyed in a fire), it shows up here, of all places. As you can see the similarities are undeniable, they even like the same places to rest! This truely shows the power of the internet. :eek:

    I feel the twins should be reunited, so if you would be kind enough to to send yours to me, I will see that it happens. Hell, I will even post pictures of the happy reunion for you to enjoy. :D

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    Thanks,
    bob
     
  20. mogunner

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    Paul Harvey

    "And now you know the rest of the story."
     
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    You know what I do when I hear Paul Harvey?

    turn the channel.

    and thats the rest of the story!:barf:
     
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    As an aside, at one time my uncle was was president of NAA, circa 1974. At the time they also manufactured Casull's .454. This was before Freedom Arms.

    As an experiment they took a couple of those little NAA revolvers and stuck one in each cup of a police woman's bra and sent her through security at the SLC airport. She passed. They then told security that she was carrying two guns and she still passed. He figured, given the technology of the time, that using the right steel he could have easily gotten a .454 through.:scrutiny:

    (I regularly regret not buying one of his .454's before he lost the company :banghead: or being able to inherit his personal one when he died a few years ago :( )
     
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    The Paul Harvey statement is about the stupidist thing I have heard in a long time. No way would a Python pass through a metal detector without setting off the alarm.

    The little NAA mini revolvers passing through security does not surprise me at all. I routinely carried fairly heavy knives through security without the metal in the knife triggering the alarm. This was pre 9-11. I believe they have increased the sensitivity or strength of those since 9-11 and I highly doubt that the little mini revolvers would go through now without detection. Belt buckles and the steel arch in shoes set off the detector now. My one pair of hiking boots always had a hard time going though the detectors even prior to 9-11. Now you take off your shoes. Back then, they didn't ask you to do that. Frankly, I could have had a lot of things in my shoes back then... guess you know the reason for shoe removal now.
     
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    Paul Harvey jumps on every one of these things. We're still waiting on his retraction about the Glock 17 passing through metal detectors. He adores talking about "cop killer bullets."

    What's funny is back during the 80s when smuggling drugs through Florida in small planes was all of the rage and they were looking at serious restrictions on planes, pilots and flight paths, he went ballistic about how useless these laws would be because the drug runners would simply ignore them and fly their illegal aircraft anyway. Seems he was seriously into flying back then.
     
  25. Ramius

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    Idea..

    You Gentlemen have given me a wonderful idea... :evil:

    I think I'll include a link to this thread in any complaints I register.

    Remember the idea here isn't to point out what an idiotic idea the original story was- we know better- but to convince those responsible to correct the mistake, and (dreaming here) do better in the future. :eek:

    At minimum I'd like to keep them from feeling like they can do such things without any repercussions. :D
     
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