Crazy old guy at the range, or is he on to something?

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    Crazy old guy at the range, or is he on to something?

    I like to chat with older guys at the range because of there experience. The other day this guy was saying how he carries with a full mag plus a blank in the chamber. he said he can use it for warning shots or if he needed the real thing he could double tap, shooting the blank and then a real round. I am still unsure how I feel about this method so i figured I would tell you all about it and hear what you all had to say.

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    How reliable are blanks for cycling the slide would be the concern.

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    No, he is just crazy. Amazing he got to be old with thinking like that. No warning shots, only the real thing to COM. He is thinking though with doing a double tap, BUT he should use 2 live rds to do it, not a blank.. He wants to give a warning, he can loudly and with conviction say: BACK OFF, STAY AWAY, LEAVE ME ALONE. And as mentioned above, blanks do not cycle in a semi auto, unless they have been altered to do so. Those movies guns have been modified to shot blanks like they do. Saw that on "SHOOTING GALLERY"

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    Sounds really stupid to me. He is
    1. making his carry gun less effective by one round
    2. may not have enough time to get a second shot off
    3. can be setting himself up for potential legal problems with a "warning shot "
    4. may experience a jam with his blank round
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYcarry View Post
    How reliable are blanks for cycling the slide would be the concern.
    just like with any carry ammo I would run at least 50 rounds through before it left the house like that

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    That would work in a revolver, but to work reliably with blanks a semi-auto needs to be modified rendering it unusable for live ammo.

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    He is nuttier than a fruit cake and should be dipped in coffee before being allowed to speak.

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    Crazy old guy

    Warning shot,why? Yes he is crazy to have type of mind set.

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    Ok, well...... if you plan to shoot a blank...... in my mind you shouldn't be pulling your gun because there is no "immediate" threat, and you are using your gun as a threat at that point.

    If there is an 'immediate' threat, you won't want a blank.

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    Sounds like the ol' boy has been shooting blanks way too long! He may very well have an unprimed case between his ears.

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    Crazy old guy at the range, or is he on to something?
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    If you see him again ask him what if he only gets one shot?

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    That is stupid...
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