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Gun BS

Head notes his favorite gun BS lines. I should note that gun dealers are usually the worst. I’ll add:

The military went with the 5.56 because it injured and did not kill. Thus, it took two people out of combat since an injured soldier would be rescued by a comrade.

The 5.56 tumbles upon impact. It goes in one hole and comes out somewhere else.

The 1911 is the best semi-auto ever.

Yeah, a set screw will make it fully automatic.

AKs are better than ARs.

That’s a fair price.

Dealers still label their rifles pre-ban and expect to get $1,500 for them.

I was just cleaning it, it went off in my hand.

Anyone can get a new machine gun, it just costs an extra $200.

Chrome-lined barrels are more accurate.

Update: 25 is an effective round.

A two-liter bottle, potato, or other household item makes a good silencer.

12 Responses to “Gun BS”

  1. Blake Says:

    A friend of mine had a gun dealer tell him that a .22 “richochets around” or “bounces around” once it goes in a body.

    I really don’t know what to think, but that might be the first time I’ve heard that one.

    Maybe I’m wrong, but my basic understanding of physics can’t really comprehend that. It’s probably along the same lines as the second one you listed there.

  2. _Jon Says:

    I used to build race cars, and it is a similar “fact” that a chrome part adds at least 2 horsepower – sometimes 5 if it’s big enough.

    I have used 20oz pop bottles as a silencer on a .22. We were remodelling apartments in Detroit and when we would tear out a wall, they would come out. Shooting just one would make the rest run the other way. Duct tape was used as the adhesive. Yes, it messed up the barrel finish. 🙂

  3. SayUncle Says:

    I said ‘good’ silencer 🙂

  4. countertop Says:

    As far as the “boucing around” bit – from what I’ve been told .22s are the preferred assasination weapon of choice because an accurate close range head shot is quiet (using subsonic ammo and a silencer) and clean (no exit wound). Instead, once in the brain, the bullet bounces off the inside of the skull and causes a devastating amount of damage.

    I’ve been told that by folks in the military, by folks at the FBI, and by folks who work at various intelligence agencies in DC . . . . but none were really “assassins,” just trying to explain the theory.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    CT, i read a book (that you can no longer get, btw) written by a guy who was doing time for being a contract killer. He went into detail about how it was done and most hits were done with 22 pistols or rifles.

  6. Blake Says:

    CT…that does actually explain that theory as I can see it bouncing around in the skull (although, I think that this guy was talking about bouncing around in the body cavity as well…like the whole “tumbling” theory with the 5.56). I can also definitely see it being used as an assasination weapon as well (quiet, clean), but would not recommend it for personal protection on those factors alone (which is how it was being sold). One, you would probably have to be close range. Two, if you miss the head, the chances of survival are pretty good for your target if it’s just a body shot (well…better chances than a .45…lol). In self-defense, getting a head shot would be pretty difficult.

    Although…as a relative of mine gives for the reasoning of keeping a derringer sized pistol (.22) in his pocket…”how would you like to have a screwdriver shoved up your a**…a criminal wouldn’t like it either.” heh True.

  7. Blake Says:

    What book was that, by the way? 🙂

  8. SayUncle Says:

    Forgot the name of it (the dark arts, or something). I found a copy online somewhere and downloaded it.

  9. The Comedian Says:

    Two liter soda bottles, a selectively cross-drilled piece of PVC pipe, some pillow batting, a few ounces of diesel fuel & a couple of pipe clamps can be used to make an extremely effective, though not particularly durable, silencer for .22 LR’s.

    So effective that the noise coming out of a 10/22’s muzzle is muted to the point that the major sound of shooting is reduced to hearing the hammer fall and the action work.

    If asked to explain how/when I came to know this I will gleefully hide behind my 5th amendment rights & attorney client privilege.

    Now, if you live somewhere not covered by the NFA…

  10. Steve Ramsey Says:

    Had a local gun dealer for whom every used pistol in the dislay case was previously owned by a police officer.
    At least when you asked to eaxmine it closely.

  11. SayUncle Says:

    Comedian, yeah you can use a two liter as a piece of one but just duct taping a bottle to a muzzle doesn’t make a suppressor.

  12. markm Says:

    I rather like this one: “You could just file down the firing pin to make that AK full-auto”

    If you’re dumb enough to fall for that, the rest of us will be safer once you’ve rendered your gun non-firable.

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