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What are some firearms/caliber stereotypes?

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  1. Bfh_auto

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    People look at you strangely when you carry five gallon bucket at the range.
     
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  2. Ernie Bass

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    The Ar Affectioanatos-find out they only go to 25 yd indoor ranges on a Saturday.
    The 380 pocket gun and Snub nose bashers. Why? they can't shoot one worth a damn, wife is a better shot.
     
  3. DoubleMag

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    You fit in right after us who carried their ammo in smallish brown paper sacks. You know, after carrying your lunch in it that day.
    Ziplocs? You, you, you anti-purist modernizer you (LoL:neener:)
     
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  4. Speedo66

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    There's room underneath the lantern for a package of mantles to be duct taped there, at least under my old red model.
     
  5. JT-AR-MG42

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    Whew! I thought you were talking about having seen me.
    I carry all my gear and handguns in cardboard boxes though, except for the 8 track case for my cleaning gear box.
    5 gallon buckets (and crates of ammo) are shelf risers in the garage.

    JT
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    The 22 LR has killed more people than anything else, the 9mm is underpowered- which is why they hold so many rounds, a wheelgun is always the best choice because they are simple and can't jam and absolutely the best choice for the less experienced, the 45 ACP (1911) is the ONLY choice for a handgun- because shooting twice is silly, the US mil should have never got rid of the 1911, Glock, XD, M&P, etc. are inherently dangerous "combat tupperware", you'll shoot your foot off with a serpa holster, a 12 gauge pump is indisputably the best HD weapon for everyone in every situation and you only need to cock it to end the fight, if you shoot someone with any handgun besides a 45 ACP and it doesn't stop the threat, it is the caliber's fault- but if a 45 ACP fails (unlikely) it is because the attacker is on drugs, the 223/ 5.56 is worthless for anything bigger than a coyote and is unfit for military service (esp. in a M16/M4), the 7.62 x 39 is "pretty much a 30-30", the 30-30 is the ideal deer rifle- nothing else is EVER necessary, period, the AK47 is the best military rifle ever made and the US should just use them, the M14 is the best military rifle ever made and the US was dumb to replace it, the 6.5 CM is a hipster gimmick/fad, hogs and black bears are only slightly less robust than a M1 Abrams tank and must be killed with rounds like 45-70, belted magnums, 450 BM, 50 Beowulf, etc., a Chinese field jacket will stop a 30 caliber carbine round at close range, and a white light on a gun will only give away your position and get you killed.
     
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  7. jmorris

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    Or nonchalantly move closer to the pile of brass they hope to protect.
     
  8. Old Dog

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    "Beware the man with only one gun ..."

    In my experience, the guy who owns only one gun keeps it in his sock drawer or nightstand and the only time he touches it is when he runs out of clean socks and has to look for another pair at the bottom of the drawer.
     
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  9. Speedo66

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    The guys who decide to visit a crowded family friendly outdoor festival days after a mass shooting with their Taurus and Rossi handguns in ill fitting drop holsters. One guy will be wearing camo shorts with black dress shoes and black socks, his buddy will be wearing athletic wear, also with black dress shoes.

    They convince themselves that the looks of terror on the faces of mothers shielding their small children away from them are somehow signs of appreciation for their amazing tacti-coolness.
     
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  10. Bfh_auto

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    No doubt.
    I had one guy try to pick up my empty brass that I had put back in the boxes.
    He didn't even shoot. Just walked around trying to steal brass.
     
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  11. 460Shooter

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    If it doesn't start with a 4 it isn't effective. BS.

    10mm is punishing. Not if you buy the right gun.

    10mm is just as good as 41 magnum. Total BS.

    10mm is just as good as a 44 magnum for bears or other large animals. Umm, no.

    If you're going to buy a 1911, it should be a 45. Umm, no. 38 Super and a number of different cartridges are fun in a 1911. It's the design, not the cartridge that makes 1911's fun.

    People shooting big bore magnums are just looking for attention. Definitely true with some people, but certainly not all.
     
  12. Speedo66

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    The guy who used to tout that nothing under a .30-30 was adequate for deer until he got an AR in .223. Now he thinks the AR if fine for anything up to elephant.

    Same guy brags about how accurate AR's are, but couldn't shoot 5moa with it at 100 yards on his best day.
     
  13. entropy

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    Somewhat guilty, at least the first part. My son started dropping deer like flies with a .223 Axis, so, I admitted I was wrong and bought one. Then he bought an AR and dropped them with that, and traded me the AR for my Axis (he'd sold his and missed it) and his old 870. Then I built two AR pistols, and one of them is my deer 'rifle'. The other one is my other son's HD gun.

    As for the second part, though I'm sure somewhere on the African continent, a .223 has been used to poach elephant, I know it has it's limits.

    The second sentence; no my AR pistol probably doesn't shoot .5 MOA at 100. 5 MOA it does. Actually, about 3" is what I' got the few times I've shot it at 100.
     
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    Great Scott!!! Don't leave us hanging! Does he out shoot everybody in what can only be described as a true Beverly Hillbillies moment?!
     
  15. Glockula

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    The .40 s & w is a ghetto round.
     
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  16. Bfh_auto

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    You just hate it because it doesn't say 40 Glock;)
     
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    He at least holds his own, if not outscoring everyone.

    And he yells "FLING ! !" instead of "Pull" when he calls for the bird.
     
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  18. entropy

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    Nothing wrong with that; I shoot with a guy who says, "My bird" when calling for a target.
     
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    At least it's not "duck!"
     
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    Yea, really ... 357 Sig doesn't start with a 4 :D
     
  21. .455_Hunter

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    You sound like my kind of guy! I have brought guns to the range in a plastic tote.
     
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    I saw the poster child for the Guy Who Wastes the Counter Worker's Time:
    • Beat up Chevy sedan of unknown model. May have been either navy blue are charcoal gray at one point. Gives the car an unintentional urban camo vibe to the point it is hard to look at. Glock, SIG, Monster Energy, Punisher Skull, and rebel flag stickers pepper the back window.
    • Wife is packing around 2 very bored kids under the age of 3 while the guy asks the guy behind the counter if they have any 9mm fmj (after looking at the three bare spots where it would have been stocked if they had it and ignoring the "No 9mm" sign taped to the front door and counter.
    • Guy is dressed in a knock off parody Buttwiper/Budweiser frog tee shirt that is literally older than he is. Camo shorts. Untied hiking boots. Haircut of a third string Ratt roadie who might have been trusted to carry Stephen Pearcy's teasing comb.
    • After being told that no, there is no 9mm fmj to be had, the guy asks to look at a $2,000 hunting rifle and then inquires about another $1,000 piece of glass he wants to put on it.
    • He figures that having that set up should be good enough because he "doesn't hunt much out past a thousand yards anyway". He begins to blather for about 10 minutes as other customers politely mill about waiting their turn to actually buy something.
    • Hands the finger-smudged rifle back to the guy behind the counter and leaves saying he'll think about the gun and "come back later" to pick it up and see if any 9mm came in yet.
    • I listen to his loose boots scuff and his laces drag as he struts and shuffles with his family band out the front door.
     
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  23. Outlaw75

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    Wow! And I felt bad because I'm cheap and won't use anything but the most basic Plano and Flambeau plastic gun cases!
     
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  24. Bfh_auto

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    I used a harbor freight brief case that had fun inserts cut out to for my handguns and spare mags. My collection out grew it.
     
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  25. Howland937

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    Dang, I feel all upscale with my $2 yard sale milk crate. I only paid $2 for it because it was full of various lengths of chain. Woulda been over priced if it was empty.

    -I cringe every time someone asks for advice on a small framed handgun with light recoil capable of being a good defense weapon for a female novice shooter.
    For multiple reasons...but the assumption that the woman in their life can't manage recoil at all is what drives me nuts. I've seen too many women outshoot too many men.
     
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