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stupid things we used to believe about firearms.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Markjz, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    stupid things we used to think about firearms as kids
    before ever really shooting one

    I will start.

    I used to think bullets traveled in strait lines from the barrel so if you aim right you hit 100% dead center.

    Used to think semi and full auto were the only way to go, and bolt action = boring

    The standard M-16 mag holds almost 100rds (thanks 80's action movies)
     
  2. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Reloading never happened in the 80's. They just kept on shooting

    I also thought that you didn't have to wear ear protection
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much everything what you see in the movies. :bluelaugh:
     
  4. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    You mean, they don't???
     
  5. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    I used to believe that the larger the caliber, the more power it had, regardless of case capacity and all the fun NFA stuff was illegal.
     
  6. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    I also thought that you didn't have to wear ear protection[/QUOTE]

    What?
    I also had very much respect that a 22 could go over a mile.
     
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  7. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I find it interesting what non gun owners believe:

    "No you don't register to own a gun. Except in Illinois"
    "No you don't have to have a permit to buy ammo"

    Doing my best to dispel bad rumors like these.
     
  8. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    As a kid, I thought the entire case was fired from the barrel. Not just the bullet.
     
  9. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    As Kids war were all taught that by cartoons right?
     
  10. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I always thought revolvers were just the "old school" guns. Then came the Smith & Wesson 500 and I fell in love.
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    That a .45 ACP bullet killed anything it got within 10" of, Glocks NEVER fail, .22lr couldn't kill anything bigger than a squirrel, and that the 1911 design exceeded it's useful life around WWII.
     
  12. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    That they never ran out of boolitz.(If ya ever watch an old western ya never see em reload)....
    That my BB gun was a machine gun of the highest order which knocked out enemy tanks and Me 109's and 1 stuka on several occasions.
    Girls with a blue dart gun were cute.
     
  13. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    That glocks were made out of plastic and you could go through metal detectors at the airport with them.
    That the F stood for full auto and the S stood for single shot instead of fire and safety.
    That silencers and full auto were only obtainable only if you are in the military or a secret assassin.
     
  14. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Also that you can shoot any rifle, machine gun, and pistol from the hip AND hit your target perfect every time.

    Above is expecially true if you have a m60, or a grenade launcher!
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW you guys had a way different upbringing then I did. By age 5 I was shooting by age 11 I was reloading at age 11 I was hunting deer (I turned 12 a couple days after season started) By age 12 we were roaming the neighborhood shooting Nutria, Squirrels, Crows, Starlings and pretty much any other varmit we could find. We packed .22's 30M1's 30-30's .348 (made a **** of a mess out of a squirrel)

    We used to scream at the TV about how they were not reloading about how they were so wrong in what they showed. And we screamed to just SHOOT batman and robin and be done with it.
     
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    My Dad still thinks the recoil of a Martini Henry can break the shooter's shoulder.

    Keith
     
  17. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I thought one round was an entire magazine instead of a single bullet.
     
  18. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I "get" that, like "round" was a group. If you were gonna buy a "round" at a bar, you wouldn't just a buy a single drink.
     
  19. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I used to think that magazines were called "clips".
     
  20. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    Up until 6 months ago I thought all revolvers were 6 shooters...I'm 28 :/