Not exactly gun shop, but within the realm of this thread.
Now, I don't profess to be an expert, but I've been shooting USPSA for over 10 years, and been around guns, shooting sports since I was 13, work part time as a police firearms instructor, am a former police officer, etc. etc, so I have half an idea what's going on with guns.
So, I have this annoying older female co-worker, You know the type, bleeding heart liberal, knows everything about everything, but is usually totally confused and 180 degrees off base. And, remeber that when she first mentioned she wanted a gun over a year ago, I told her that I would be willing to teach her how to shoot and handle guns safely, even though I really can not stand to be around her, but was pretty much ignored.
So, anyway, she comes to me and says:
"I went shooting over the weekend". I try to ignore her, but she's sitting in front of my office door, and it's open, and I'm too lazy to close it on her. So, I say, "What did you shoot?".
She then proceeds to tell me that she shot a Luger .22 and a .38 that her husband's father left him. I ask her if she means a Ruger .22, and she insists that it is a Luger. I realize that the did make Luger's commerically in .22, so I let that go. I ask her what kind of .38 was it. She says, you know one where you open the round thing and put the bullets in, with a really short barrel. I tell her that I mean was who made it? I figure, since she knew the .22 was a Luger, she might have picked up on the what the .38 was. She says, "Just a .38". (The whole time I'm picturing in my head the old generic "BEER" cans, do you remeber those, white cans with only the word "BEER" in black writing. I'm thinking "38" printed in black on a white painted revolver).
She then proceeds to tell me that she did not like the .38 as it was too loud, but really liked the .22. She then tells me that she likes it because, with it, all you have to do is pull the trigger, and "It's right there. Just bang, bang, bang whenever you want." Wow, I've never heard of any such thing before. It's amazing. I'm intrigued
She then says that she did pretty good with this gun, and her husband loaded it up for her, and she's keeping it by her bed. She then tells me that she'll shoot someone that breaks into her house .
She then tells me that the .22 lr is better for shooting someone than the .38, since those little bullets will go into someone and bounce all over the place. At this point, I just want it all to end, but I have been attacked by such severe stupidity that I can not physically get up at this point to shut my door. I'm doomed now.
I told her that is not really the case, and try to explain to her why.
She then starts rambling on about shooting, and how she was shooting a log in her creek. Then, she explains that she never actually hit the log, but shot at it. So, now I have this very disturbing picture of her college age daughter coming home late one night, and this lady lighting up her whole house with .22s. Of course her daugther should be safe, as long as she can immitate a log.
Edited by jripper, 30 October 2009 - 01:54 PM.