Guns & Magnets ? Thoughts ?

Guns & Magnets ? Thoughts ?

This is a discussion on Guns & Magnets ? Thoughts ? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have used magnets to holster guns in my car for quite some time. I do always seem to get the old "it;s gonna get ...

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    Guns & Magnets ? Thoughts ?

    I have used magnets to holster guns in my car for quite some time. I do always seem to get the old "it;s gonna get magnetized" I don't see a problem. I never use steel cased ammo, I clean after each range use. Any one want to give me some good reasons not to? "In a friendly way of course"


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    I would seriously doubt that the amount of magnetism transferred to a firearm would be enough to cause any issues. You might be able to get a steel casing to dangle from a firearm, but it would be nothing compared to the forces of a shot fired that blows back the slide.
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    It could erase your gun's hard drive, though.
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    I remember where a LEOs Glock became so heavily magnetized that it would not fire after he got too close to an MRI. This happened in MA if I recall correctly when he escorted a prisoner to the hospital. An MRI puts out a tremendous amount of magnetic energy but I would not believe a household type of magnet would put out enough energy to magnetize a pistol.
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    If an LEO was standing so close to an MRI as to magnetize his GLOCK beyond function, it would have picked him off the ground by his handcuffs, ripped the keys from his belt & turned his watch into a Salvador Dali painting. I'm calling that bluff.
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    I can come up with a couple reasons I shouldn't hang the Glock shown in my avatar from a magnet.
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    It can definitely affect the accuracy of your fiream. Bullets would naturally tend to head toward either the north or south poles.
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    Exactly, hence the increased casualties when North and South Korea fought. Faster bullets.

    Honestly, I wasn't worried about East and West Germany warring. There'd be so many screwy shots, it would be like watching the movie Wanted.
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    Might cause the barrell to attrack foreign objects resulting in a barrell obstruction which could cause serious problems. Any magnet strong enough to secure a firearm in a vehicle might be difficult to deploy.
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    Only firearm magnet I use is in my pocket,if a BG pulls a gun I will deploy my magnet which will pull the gun from his grip and I now have his gun and he has a "what the heck just happened look"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Only firearm magnet I use is in my pocket,if a BG pulls a gun I will deploy my magnet which will pull the gun from his grip and I now have his gun and he has a "what the heck just happened look"
    Now you're just being ridiculous...
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    I think you'll be fine man. What kind of magnet are you using?
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    I think between stainless steel and polymer you're going to have a hard time finding a magnet that will stick.
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    Just stuck a magnet to my Glock. It sticks like mild steel.
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    As we used to teach in the spook business, carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody - and he finds out about it - he may be very angry with you. -- Jeff Cooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLArmadillo View Post
    Just stuck a magnet to my Glock. It sticks like mild steel.
    Now see how it shoots.
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