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Which firearm-related term bugs you the most?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd like to hear which firearm-related terms or phrases bug you the most. I can think of many off the top of my head, such as the misuse of the word 'clip', or 'assault weapon', but the ones that bug me the most are 'packing heat' and 'gun-toting'. It seems that these words have such a negative connotation that the moment they're heard or read you know immediately where one stands on the gun rights issue. So, what are yours?
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    The term clip and assault weapon. Only certain guns use clips and assualt weapons most of us can't own. Joey you strapped?
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    "Clip" used in place of "magazine", by far is the biggest annoyance to me. I know that people still get what you are talking about, but they'd probably get what you meant if you said "gat", but most of us don't go around calling guns "gats".
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I am strapped with my 9 gat and 10 clips looking to cap someone. That is annoying
     
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  5. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    I think the one that bugs me the most is "unloaded", after a few times getting firearms pointed at my face when asking to see something in the case at gun shops, hearing "its unloaded" started to touch a nerve.
     
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  6. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with pointing any gun at someone. I don't even let my kid point a nerf gun at anyone. I guess I am a little strict but oh well.
     
  7. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    I had a friend ask me awhile back who asked if he could see my "piece", had to explain some things to him. Also the term "gun-nut", some people might disagree on this one, but I feel the term gives a bad name to an otherwise sane person who happens to enjoy collecting and shooting firearms (like myself).
     
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  8. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I am a gun nut. Just not a WING NUT. :D
     
  9. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    gun toting bible thumping astro-turfing tea bagger.
     
  10. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    people saying clip instead of magazine probably bugs me the most.
     
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  11. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I have witnessed plenty of deals go sour because someone used "piece or clip" in their writing. Clip is a No-no.
     
  12. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Also this might as well be a term. Sorry if it is off topic.
    Koolaid and glock dont relate. Thats it. "you've been drinking to much koolaid"
    that drives me bonkers :chairfight:
     
  13. paulncharly2572

    paulncharly2572 Salem, OR Member

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    "Hi-Point". I know it's not exactly a term, but it sure bugs me.;)
     
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  14. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I am speechless. WOW, never thought I'd hear those words in 1 sentence. LOL:laugh:
     
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  15. GED

    GED North Idaho Active Member

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    There’s no firearm related term that is inherently irritating to me but the term “double stack” does cause some inconvenience at times.

    Like when I’m reading a discussion about the term on this forum-suddenly I’m compelled to jump up from my computer, head for the kitchen and waste a lot of time making a double stack of buckwheat pancakes drenched w/ real maple syrup-heated.

    Or when driving and listening to an argument on talk radio about the pros and cons of single vs. double stack-having to pull off the freeway, make a beeline for a Denny’s and order a double stack of buttermilk pancakes smothered in blueberry syrup.

    (BTW-because of this, none of my pistols have double stack magazines).
     
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  16. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    "assault rifle bags" sold at the gun shows
     
  17. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    what bugs me is when someone calls their shotgun a "shotty". :rolleyes: :nono:
     
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    mattt Salem Or Member

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    Can't stand how everything gun related has "Tactical" in the title.
     
  19. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I hate the word "weapon" most, I dont carry weapon.... I carry personal firearm or gun.
     
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  20. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    The one's that bug me the most are "Saturday Night Special", especially when being used to describe a high quality weapon, and "Cop Killer Bullet".