Oh, I would.
No matter where you go, there you are
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The funny flip side of this coin is that it has apparently become trendy to be the anti-hero in the firearms community. To rage on against Karl. When mere mortal men just smile, acknowledge Karl is correct, and mentor the young shooter to shoot AND know the proper nomenclature. They'll surprise you. They can handle both.
If the Second Amendment is going to survive, a balance is going to have to be struck on knowledge on all fronts. Simply dismissing what you don't want to be accountable for as unimportant doesn't make it......unimportant.
"Make it a shooting, and not a gunfight" LSP552 02/19/2011
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others have fallen
That's OK charlie. I still cringe when I hear all the youngun's call their weapons "toys." Must be because Ive passed the 3/4 century mark and also that my military training kicks in.
"Things are more the way they are today than they've ever been before"
Bottom line, some people always gotta be "the one." The one true safety guy, the one guy who points out you'll be shot by Mr. Supercriminal if you wear a butt pack, the one true....sad.
|The Main Thing Is|
Not To Get Excited
Let's not forget, dare I say it, silencers. When Hiram invented them and marketed them in Harper's he called them silencers. When the Feds screwed with them and codified them into law they called them silencers. When the great state of Washington made them legal in 2014 or whatever they referred to them in the Revised Code as silencers.
I sure hope I didn't confuse anybody because they really don't SILENCE.
"Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine percent.” -Thomas Jefferson
I speak jive.
Mossy, Remmy, and Shottie are the ones that make my skin crawl, but I probably wouldn't say anything except in threads like this.
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you left out Annie,, (Anschutz)
have heard Springer as well,
what gets me is when talking to someone about a firearm, all they know is they shoot a 9mm,
what type of pistol?? 9mm
no, seriously, who made it??
I am not sure, but it is a 9mm,,
ditto 38's (all 38's are apparently 38 specials)
it can be maddening,
I am with you there. I use accurate terms when it's required. Muzzle, Sear, Butt, Comb, Forearm, . . . but clip is acceptable, scope instead of optic you get the point.
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I was at the Walmart ammunition counter, waiting my turn. The guy in front of me had been invited to shoot with a friend and he had been told to bring ammunition. He needed "forty-five."
Clerk asked him what type -- .45 auto, or .45 Colt? Poor customer did not have a clue.
A mind is a terrible thing.
Does Walmart carry 45 Colt? It sounds to me like the clerk was being a bit of a jerk. Kind of like when condoms were behind the counter and you had to ask the pharmacist for them. A friend of mine liked to ask what size the guy wanted. Had lots of fun with the high school kids.
On the other hand, the lack of knowledge in pretty incredible.
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Clerk was trying to be helpful. He put a box of each on the counter, showed the customer the cartridges, explained that one was for revolvers, the other for semi-automatic pistols. Poor customer still did not have a clue, all he knew was that he had been invited to shoot with a friend and he needed to bring forty-five caliber ammunition.
I suggested that he call his friend and ask what type gun it was; the customer appreciated my suggestion and when I left he was leaving a message for his friend.
A mind is a terrible thing.
Glad you suggested that. Thanks for clearing that up.
I would definitely appreciate a clerk’s asking if someone wanted 45 Colt or 45 ACP. Early in my formal firearms teaching activities, my student went to a gun store and asked for 357 ammunition (it was for an S&W model 28 revolver), and walked out with a box of 357 SIG cartridges. Of course, three of us screwed up that effort, but especially me: I should have gotten involved in the process myself as part of the preliminary planning and told her, “Pick up a couple of boxes of 38 Special ammunition for what we’ll be doing,” or even better, “You bring the gun; I’ll bring the ammunition.”
“Most men … can seldom accept the simplest and most obvious truth if it … would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions … which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabrics of their lives.”
— Leo Tolstoy
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