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Speaking Of Guns And DeWalts....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DougCxx, Dec 19, 2003.

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  1. DougCxx

    DougCxx Member

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    (Note: for US-centric shooters, but anyone else can play along also....)

    -If I can't go out and buy a brand-new pistol with 30-round clips that fires armor-piercing ammo, then why can I go to the hardware store and buy a powder-activated nail gun? In fact, you can even buy a straight-line style that is concealable in a coat sleeve! Meeting up with a nasty fellow in a dark alley who knows his nailguns would be a Bad Day Indeed. .......Seriously, a co-corker and I got on this subject a while back, and were wondering how it is that a common nailgun escapes ATF regulation.
    -Or does it?
    Are powder-caps regulated? Do they require a license to buy? I have never owned one so I do not know....
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  2. Car Knocker

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    Nope. Home Depot, Lowes, etc., will sell you all the powder nailers and charges you can afford. No restrictions on purchase.
     
  3. BIGJim223

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    Some state, Massachusetts for instance (if I recall) does have a licensing requirement for powder actuated fastening devices. I believe you have to take a course to become licensed to operate a PAF device.
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  4. c_yeager

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    I bet that a nail would penetrate most ballistic vests too. At least within contact range.
     
  5. Matt1911

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    EEK! Funny you should mention it.....Nail guns are nasty! Just last week a carpenter on the job(breaking all the rules)while having his finger on the trigger,bumped his leg...you guessed it,a framing nail right through his femur!!! 6 months ago,my boss's uncle(while borrowing the boss's gun)shot his nephew in the neck!,luckly missing all important stuff,surgery,but no long term damage. Then there was the newbie who nailed his foot to the floor during break.....It goes on and on. Funny, but i never met a shooter who has had a AD with a nail gun.
     
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    (Sarcasm on) The more of these stories I hear, the more this obviously has merit to make us all a little safer.

    http://www.allmax.com/MILT/

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  7. WilderBill

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    Car Knocker,
    I think you nailed it!

    Sorry , I just couldn't help myself.

    It does seem pretty obvious that anything that can put a framing nail through a 2x4 can do the same to most anything else it comes in contact with.
    Ouch! :eek:
     
  8. Topgun

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    Well, that's good news.

    Now.....

    Who sells a decent carbon fibre match barrel and synthetic stock?

    :evil:
     
  9. DougCxx

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    -OMG!! :eek:
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    I could even put a silencer on it!! In Illinois!!!
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  10. pytron

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    Seems to me it is rare to have a fatality via a nailgun. Perhaps if you had more bullet-shaped "nails"? Or is the charge just too weak compared to smokeless power?
     
  11. Triad

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    I think the lack of fatalities is due to shot placement. Most folks aren't shooting COM or going for a head shot when they hit themselves or somebody else with a nail gun, it's just an accident caused by negligence. Now if people started trying to commit murder with nail guns I think you'd see the level of fatalities rise dramatically.
     
  12. fiVe

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    When it comes to nail gun safety, I think you've all hit the nail on the head.:p
     
  13. Harry Tuttle

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    nails act like a single flechette

    you get a 3/8 inch hole
    and no fragmentation

    if you mananaged to hit an artery it might be fatal
    but with some first aid and a proper ER
    the injury is going to be minor

    heck, a few years back, there was the dood that chop sawed off his hand
    and he nail gunned his head to stop the pain

     
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    Why not this then?

    speaking of Dewalt: [​IMG]


    Art
     
  15. Sunspot

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    OMG, I actually LOL'd. I have to share this with some friends.
     
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