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It’s Rather Thrilling, Actually.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/202300/

    It's rather fun, actually

    "SHOOTING a handgun at a target is a thrill; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You load bullets into a clip, push it up into the gun, turn off the safety catch, take careful hold of the gun with two hands, aim and shoot. The thing jumps in your hand and you see the bullet knock a hole in the target and spark off the floor at the back of the range. There is an extraordinary rush and then you do it again. Another spark; perhaps this time the hole in the target is a little closer to the centre. Soon you have fired the whole clip and you’re loading the deadly weapon in your hand again."
     
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah with isis doing mass beheadings on the beach, I think I'll hang on to my guns.
    For protect though, not the thrill.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The word "clip" when used to describe a "magazine" drives me insane.
     
  4. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    It's slightly less painful to me when it comes from one of the uninitiated. Or the media. ;) The more disappointing part to me was

    "That almost 33,000 people are killed with firearms each year in America (including three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, earlier this week) is a colossal and largely unnecessary waste of life. That people celebrate these deadly devices and carry them around while shopping, picking up their children from school or working, seems monstrous."

    Does no one in all of Europe understand that after removing gang violence, we have about the same murder rates as they do? Joe Sixpack shopping at the mall with the kids isn't going to cap someone for taking his parking space. We're the same as you, people - life is just as precious to us.
     
  5. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Out of 318.9 MILLION people. It's not even a statistical blip.
     
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  6. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "The word "clip" when used to describe a "magazine" drives me insane."

    ""It's slightly less painful to me when it comes from one of the uninitiated. Or the media. ";)


    Hmmm. Try this quote---the person is shooting a 45 ACP 1911:

    "I corrected my point of aim, and the next five shots in the clip went into the snowdrift. I put
    in a new clip and put them all in the snowdrift"

    Elmer Keith
    "Hell I Was There"
    page 190

    Suspect that Elmer wasn't "one of the uninitiated" and maybe back in the day clip
    and magazine were used interchangeably.


    Words change-----look at how "gay" and "thong" have evolved over the last 40 years.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    There were actually guns that used clips in his day. ;)
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    They also mean different things in different countries that speak the same language.


    Fanny: U.S.-tush Britain/Australia-Vijay-jay

    bubblegum: U.S.- UnPC for a homosexual UK/Australia-cigarette

    I still do a double take at my Aussie relatives when I'm over there and they use that word in the context of a cigarette.
     
  9. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Still are. Here's a trivia teaser for you. Name a pistol that uses a clip. Not a stripper (some steyr and
    C96 mauser) but an actual CLIP, as in a Carcano or Garand. Hint--you have to go back a ways.
     
  10. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    Per Merriam-Webster Dictionary online:


    Definition of CLIP
    transitive verb
    1
    : encompass
    2
    a: to hold in a tight grip : clutch
    b: to clasp, fasten, or secure with a clip

    Full Definition of MAGAZINE
    1
    : a place where goods or supplies are stored : warehouse
    2
    : a room in which powder and other explosives are kept in a fort or a ship
    3
    : the contents of a magazine: as
    a: an accumulation of munitions of war b: a stock of provisions or goods
    4
    a: a periodical containing miscellaneous pieces (as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated; also: such a periodical published online
    b: a similar section of a newspaper usually appearing on Sunday c: a radio or television program presenting usually several short segments on a variety of topics
    5
    : a supply chamber: as
    a: a holder in or on a gun for cartridges to be fed into the gun chamber b: a lightproof chamber for films or plates on a camera or for film on a motion-picture projector
    See magazine defined for English-language learners
    See magazine defined for kids