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Thought I'd seen it all

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PapaG, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. PapaG

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    Lady brought in a Skyy 9mm semiauto the other day for repair. Every now and then we have to send one back for a broken safety, or a feed problem. I started the ticket and asked her for the key to her handgun case. Opening it up I couldn't believe my eyes. Right there in the ejection port is a loaded round, backwards. Lodged in there tighter than heck. Told her I'd see if I could get it out overnight, the case, not the gun.
    Long story short, she evidently put the top round in backwards...admitting she had no training but her son had bought the gun for her for "protection".
    I wound up working the slug out of the case with needlenose visegrips, then took a wood dowel, cupped the end and managed, with a few choice deadblow hammer whacks, to get the case out.
    When she came in to pick it up, I signed her up for the NRA basic pistol class.
    Normally, the only stuck cases we get are steel ones in ARs.
     
  2. gathert

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    Anything is possible when new people are involved. Another interesting experience to rack up on the what the heck list.
     
  3. milefile

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    In my CCW class a guy loaded his magazine backward. The instructor was incredulous and refused to fix it for him. Then, sadly, he gave in and did fix it.
     
  4. Patriotme

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    I saw a salesman at a local gunstore actually try to talk a woman into taking a class before buying a handgun. She was totally clueless in regards to firearms and didn't seem to have a great deal of common sense.
    I really have a lot of respect for that salesman and the shop that let him turn away paying customers.
    You would have had to see this woman to believe it.
     
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    Betcha the future holds even more odd experiences.:D I have found that just as I thought I have seen it all someone will top the bar once again.:banghead: Darwin at his finest for sure.:evil:
     
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    It's very aggravating when you're trying to get compliance with safety rules in an atmoshpere where there is no room for error.
     
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    Half of the US born and raised guys in my CHL class couldn't write a sentence with proper syntax, grammar, and spelling in English to save their lives.

    I'm guessing that's what gathart was getting at.
     
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    Never say never,
    i'm an pretty experienced shooter (20+ arms, twice a week at the range) and some time ago, a very good friend of mine and I were shooting our H&K collections. I was shooting his USP expert 9mm :what:, when I had a FTF on the fourth round.:eek:
    My first H&K failure and when I looked I had put the round in backwards.
    We managed to clear it at the range, but it was my most embarrasing moment sofar.
    I also offered my friend to have the pistol examined at my expence by a qualified gunsmith.

    What caused it?
    I loaded the mags at a rather high speed using an Uplula speedloader while chatting instead of looking at the rounds :banghead:
     
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    I've not only tried it, but done it. Knowledge is power.
     
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    And knowing is half the battle! This PSA brought to you by G.I. Joe. Available at your local Toys R Us :)
     
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    Some of the deleted posts were apropos and well-said, but they were in reference to an off-topic post that should not have been put into the thread.

    Stay somewhere close to the opening post's subject.
     
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    Good reminder. It could happen to anyone. The difference is you know enough about pistols to clear the weapon without endangering someone else. The woman in the OP did not. :what:
     
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    It astounds me that people will:
    1) Buy a loved one an inferior firearm for self-protection
    2) Not even bother to make sure they know how to safely handle and operate that firearm.

    Well done taking care of her, both fixing her gun AND enrolling her in an NRA program.
     
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  15. Owen Sparks

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    Some idiot in my town brought a S&W .38 into a pawn shop that was not only loaded but COCKED! He said that he did not know how to unload it and was afraid to try. At least he had enough sense not to pull the trigger.
     
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    A student once asked me which sight was the front sight. To her, the sight that was in front depended on how she was holding the gun.
     
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    A friend of mine was teaching a lady friend how to shoot. So he gets out his Ruger Mk III (this is important). He loaded the magazine for her and she put it in backwards, following his instructions to firmly shove it up into the mag well! Now the magazine was truly stuck, because it got hung up on the mag safety. I don't remember if the local gunsmith had to disassemble it or if he shipped it back to Ruger after removing the floorplate and ammo.
     
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