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Pseudo-Gun Buffs are annoying

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    So I hear these 4 students talking about guns today. One of them is headed for the army, and so he is talking about how he's a bit apprehensive about shooting a gun.

    So the "leader" of the pack, who's never shot a gun before in his life but is a "gun buff" by default because he's the leader of the pack, proceeds to tell the guy the difference between a pistol and a rifle;

    He then goes on the describe something that made me almost choke...

    He said "On the front part of the rifle, below the barrel is a hex shaped screw (reference to an M14 here) and if you turn it a few times, the bullets will 1) fire faster, 2) go full auto..."

    WOW!! I never knew the gas regulator nut on an M14 will do all that!! :rolleyes: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :confused: :rolleyes:

    It's great for lard and giggles to hear these guys who've never touched a gun before in their lives talk about them...
     
  2. 2nd Amendment

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    I gotta go get the Springfield out and give that thing a twist. I'll get back to ya about how it works... :banghead:
     
  3. Greg L

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    Twoblink, I think that you had a slight typo there. The term should be "gun bluff" (and hope that there isn't anyone around to correct him :) ).

    Greg
     
  4. El Rojo

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    I love this guy I was chatting with while playing Yuri's Revenge. Told me he got a new gun. A 12 gauge double barreled silencer with pistol grip! I stopped listening to him right after that.
     
  5. mjustice

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    I don't have to go to far to find those bluffers... just look in the local gun shop or at one of the local ranges around here. Idiots around every corner :)

    Sometimes it's better to laugh at their comments rather than respond with facts.. I tend to laugh while moving further down the firing line.

    MJ
     
  6. cheygriz

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    What really hurts is when someone who SHOULD know better makes stupid statements.

    Years ago, I had a 30 years service retired marine master sergeant tell me that the 1903 Springfield was a .30-30.

    An active duty army staff sergeant told me that a 1911 .45 auto kicked so hard that if you didn't wrap your wrist tightly with four or five wraps of wide adhesive tape, it would sprain your wrist.

    Then there was the WW2 veteran that told me the M-1 Garand kicked so hard that while firing prone, you had to dig little holes to put the front half of your foot in, or else the rifle would move you back 6 inches every time you fired it.

    How about the police academy instructor that told me that a .357 magnum would penetrate a car engine, "through and through."
     
  7. Yohan

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    cheygriz,

    Maybe the people you were talking to were joking or being sarcastic- We can all hope :rolleyes:
     
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    Give the poor guy a break, twoblink. After all, he already knows more about guns than the democrats in congress and they are the ones writing gun control laws. :)
     
  9. cheygriz

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    Yohan, I wish that were true. Unfortunately, these guys were dead serious.

    I don't know what these guys did in the military, but I strongly suspect they were cooks, clerks, weather forecasters or etc.

    The problem is, they think that just because they were in military service, and have experience drinking beer with people who actually are experts, then that makes them experts. OH, well....

    But I can think of NO EXCUSE for the police academy instructor..
     
  10. Betty

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    The ones who annoy me are the "Everything I Need to Know About Firearms I Learned from Video Games" crowd. :scrutiny:
     
  11. Hemicuda

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    Personally, I loved the one that my cousins "gunners mate"

    buddy from the navy told him...

    This supposed "gunners mate" told my cousin (and later, after I confronted him) that the slug fired from a .50 Cal (M-60) would kill you with "air concussion" if the bullet passed within six feet of you, and that this was true all the way out to it's 10 MILE accurate range...

    I QUICKLY informed this buffoon that he was so full of crapola that his eyes had turned brown, and corrected the lies he had told my cousin...
     
  12. 50 Shooter

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    Best one I heard about a .50 was that if it passed within 6" of your head, that it would tear your head off.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Guy B. Meredith

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    Years ago on one of the two original Internets inside Xerox (the other being DARPA) someone was passing on the information that a .38 spl could go in the front bumper of a car and come out the back bumper.

    Now I had only fired a .38 spl once by this time, most experience being with 12 GA slugs and .22 rifles with a sprinkling of 30-06 through a rechambered Argentine Mauser, but even then I smelled something wrong and mentioned that I thought perhaps the smoke coming out the barrel of their revolver was of an herbal origin. (Remember shotgunning pot?)

    Guy B. Meredith
     
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    The easiest place to find these jokers is behind the counter of a gunstore or at any gunshow.

    I have heard more BS spewed by gunstore clerks than any other source. Most (most) people that don't know anything about a subject will pretty much keep quite but somehow once someone gets a job at a gunstore, they become an expert.

    I hate to see these jokers giving false advice to what seem like decent people. I went through a little of that but I was able to sniff out some of the more blatent lies because I was an avid reader of gun books so I had a little knowledge.
     
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    Yes, they are.

    A lot of times you'll hear them proclaiming how a single .45 ACP round will turn a man inside out...

    A special prayer...

    "God grant that my choice of the .45 ACP make up for my piss-poor shoot placement."

    :cuss: :banghead: :rolleyes:
     
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    This brit-proof M1 is straight out of the CMP -- gun show dealer :banghead:
     
  17. JohnK

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    I've heard and read that one several times too, my 45's must be broken because they sure don't have that much recoil, that or I've been shooting defective 45 ACP ammo for years! :)
     
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    Ain't that the truth. I AM a gamer myself, but I've been shooting a helluva lot longer than I've been playing games...and the stuff you'll come up on in online game servers is nothing short of amazing, in just the sheer stupidity of some of it.

    Like one clown that claimed to own a ".50 caliber M-60 with a silencer. "

    I got killed in-game because I was laughing too hard to continue playing.:banghead: :cuss: :evil:
     
  19. 4v50 Gary

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    "Flick your wrist when you shoot. It makes the bullet go faster." - One Chinese gangster to another.

    I overheard this as a kid. :) I'm glad they had such good instructions. It made it safer for everyone else. :D
     
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    someone at a gun show told me that he bought the drop in modification kit for his glock 21 to make it full auto. this was after he stated that most of his business is done with law enforcement up here and hes never had anyone complain about the wide grips on glocks by people like me with stumpy fingers.

    isnt the full auto kits illegal?
     
  21. 4v50 Gary

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    It's legal only for LE agencies and Class III dealers to possess and of course, officers who carry it during the course of employment.
     
  22. twoblink

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    Runt, that's my brother!! He plays CounterStrike, and he and his "net friends" were talking about which guns they liked best and which ones "shot well".. I proceeded to say that I never knew he even fired a gun! He said, he's tried all of them, how he likes the Remingtons etc...

    I don't know how you go about answering that so I just walked away..:rolleyes:
     
  23. Rebeldon

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    Just the other day a man told me that the AK-47 was accurate up to 1000-yards. And he knows, because "I had to go up against the AK-47 when I was in 'Nam. He pulled the "when I was in 'Nam" routine. How can I refute his experience "in 'Nam" claim? That's too sacred!
     
  24. HankL

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    I really hate to rain on this parade BUT the hex head below the barrel is not a screw it is the "Gas Cylinder Plug". The screw on the right hand side of the gas cylinder is the "Spindle Valve".
    The spindle valve has two positions one being on the other being off. It is not a "gas regulator nut".

    Keep to The High Road my friends. :)
     
  25. twoblink

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    HankL,

    Yes, but when you turn it a couple of times, it will make your gun go full auto! :D :neener:
     
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