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#1001 D.Hayden

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

http://en.m.wikipedi...omatic_Revolver

there is such a thing as a semi automatic revolver...the Webley-Fosbery semi auto revolver.

 

That is cool.. thanks

 

Tyro - ditto

 

An interesting tidbit about an obsure (to me) firearm


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#1002 NicVerAZ

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

'"dry firing can damage these weapons" Mother f*#ker...

 

In the long run, it will wear them out, just not as much as actually shooting the darn thing.

 

They'd like to keep them clean and new as long as possible, you need to realize that and put yourself in their shoes.

 

If everybody at the dealership was actually kicking the tires, opening the doors and hood, eventually after a couple months the car would not look as new.


Edited by NicVerAZ, 12 November 2014 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:31 AM

Too many range, gun store, gun show gems to pick a few for now.

 

But the worst-

The Army used to have an SQT test.  You read the manual, took the test, and it impacted promotions.  (Long since done away with since it was not fair)

 

The manual kept referring the 1911 as a revolver.  I was so disgusted with what crap writer could have done that I started leafing through magazines with more interesting stuff to look at.  This was during duty hours designated as SQT study time.  I was an E4 at the time.  My Platoon Sergeant caught me doing that and was not happy.  (SFC Mike Hall- later retired as CSM with 32 years of service, then came back on active duty)

 

There were plenty of other things in the manual that made you go "WTF are they thinking?"

 

In the early 90s I was a SSG and was at a function demonstrating Mountaineering/Cold Weather stuff.

 

A guy was very interested in the SUSV.

 

He was all happy about checking it out.

 

I asked what had him so excited and he said he was an engineer and had written the manual on it,

but had never seen/been in one.

 

And I think that is the root of a lot of gun store wisdom.  Guys that have never seen/done stuff with expert opinions on it.

 

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:17 AM

Too many range, gun store, gun show gems to pick a few for now.

 

But the worst-

The Army used to have an SQT test.  You read the manual, took the test, and it impacted promotions.  (Long since done away with since it was not fair)

 

The manual kept referring the 1911 as a revolver.  I was so disgusted with what crap writer could have done that I started leafing through magazines with more interesting stuff to look at.  This was during duty hours designated as SQT study time.  I was an E4 at the time.  My Platoon Sergeant caught me doing that and was not happy.  (SFC Mike Hall- later retired as CSM with 32 years of service, then came back on active duty)

 

There were plenty of other things in the manual that made you go "WTF are they thinking?"

 

In the early 90s I was a SSG and was at a function demonstrating Mountaineering/Cold Weather stuff.

 

A guy was very interested in the SUSV.

 

He was all happy about checking it out.

 

I asked what had him so excited and he said he was an engineer and had written the manual on it,

but had never seen/been in one.

 

And I think that is the root of a lot of gun store wisdom.  Guys that have never seen/done stuff with expert opinions on it.

 

RIP '86

Ranger School '87  (Class 1-88)

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