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Colt 1911 + MRI = BANG

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mkwerx, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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  2. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Actually it was a 1991....
     
  3. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    A Colt 1991A1 is a 1911
     
  4. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    WOW that's wild.
    Guess we need congress to pass a bill requiring firing pin blocks to be made from a non magnetic material...... for our own safety of course:thumbup:
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Don't give the bastages any ideas!!

    Unreal!! Never knew about spontaneous fire in a heavy magnetic environment! I'd best be careful around my particle accelerator!
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guessing it wasn't the magnet that cause the weapon to fire but the abrupt stop and extremely High G forces on the firing mechanism that caused it to go off when the front of the pistol slammed into the magnet. Think about how fast that weapon had to be going to over come the gravity acting on it while in flight. Now think about the firing pin traveling at that speed being stopped instantly (well pretty instantly since only the scar on the Spring tube and the magnet absorbed any of the impact) The G forces would have made that firing pin weigh maybe 20+ times its real weight SO when the rest of the pistol stopped inert would place the firing pin in motion.
     
  7. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    I guess I should have included a winky smiley with that one, sarcasm doesn't come across to well in print, haha.
     
  8. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's why I roll with my Non-Metallic Glock!! Prevents these things from happening. The only thing I have to be careful of is letting it sit on the dash and melt!!! Haha
    Mike
     
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  9. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    This is why you should never carry with one in the chamber.



























    :)
     
  10. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    I dancing banana or three would have been nice too. Sorry about that

    :banana::bananadance::bannanaguitar:

    Gun Mechanic