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Which part do you consider to be the arcane "heart" of a gun?

This is a discussion on Which part do you consider to be the arcane "heart" of a gun? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey 0.02, give me some credit, here! If you're read even 50 of my 1800+ posts (is it that much already? I ...

View Poll Results: What do you consider the arcane "heart" of a gun?

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  • The Barrel

    10 15.63%
  • The Trigger

    14 21.88%
  • The Grip/Frame

    10 15.63%
  • The Slide

    4 6.25%
  • The Firing Pin / Striker

    10 15.63%
  • Something not listed (please specify in your post)

    16 25.00%
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Thread: Which part do you consider to be the arcane "heart" of a gun?

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    Ex Member Array Pete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    0.02, give me some credit, here! If you're read even 50 of my 1800+ posts (is it that much already? I just got here!) you know that I am staunchly pro-gun, staunchly pro-individual-responsibility, and don't go in whatsoever for the "the gun just went off" crap. Come on, this has nothing to do with that in the slightest! It's just for a goof. "What do you think of as the symbolic 'heart' of a gun?" I didn't say, "What do you think makes a gun autonomous?"!
    I have read more than 50 of your posts, I follow your internet musings quite closely.
    I fully understand that this topic is a joke topic, but as it was not placed in the relevant sub-forum (humor and off topic) I have chosen to treat it with serious analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Well, I said "arcane" heart of the gun, meaning in a kind of spiritual, symbolic sense. I never meant to suggest that any one part is worth any more to the actual functioning of the gun. Try using the gun without a recoil spring. Sure, you've turned it into a single shot. I suppose that's less necessary than the striker, since without the striker you wouldn't even get one shot.

    But what I meant was to get a sense of what people think is the mystic focus of what a gun is about. For me, it's the barrel that delivers the bullet.

    the hand that holds it.

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    You're anthropomorphizing your guns, be careful with that, before you know it you'll be tucking them into bed.[/QUOTE]

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    The heart of a gun beats in the shooters breast and the soul in their eyes.
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    Much like the 'nut' behind the wheel, it has to be the 'nut' behind the gun...

    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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