What is the worst gun related advice you have ever gotten?

What is the worst gun related advice you have ever gotten?

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    What is the worst gun related advice you have ever gotten?

    We have all at one time or another gotten some bad advice in life, What was the worst firearms related advice that was given to you?


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    1971 Buy the R&G it is priced right

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmhpfan View Post
    We have all at one time or another gotten some bad advice in life, What was the worst firearms related advice that was given to you?
    "No need to load it. When they hear you racking the action, it will scare them away".

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    "Don't worry, it's not loaded."

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    One of mine was at a guns show years ago, I was looking at this beautiful 2 1/2 inch barreled Smith & Wesson model 19, brand new in the box, never been fired made in 1970. It was selling for $245.00! I was told that was too much to spend just wait and it would drop even more in price because nobody wanted old Smith revolvers with all the new semi autos out... Last gun show I was at and saw an old model 19 2 1/2 inch barrel that was not in as good of shape it was going for over $600.00.
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    "Buy an HS2000, it's just like a Glock but it has a grip safety so it's not as dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    "No need to load it. When they hear you racking the action, it will scare them away".

    Well, I respect your opinion. But a buddy of mine was awakened in middle of night to sounds of a break-in downstairs. He stood at top of stairs and loudly racked his 12-ga. All he heard after that was feet running away. So, in that one instance, the racking noise worked perfectly. Not saying it would work so perfectly every single time. But then again, nothing in life is guaranteed to work perfectly every single time.

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    Worst advice is not buying that AR-15 when I was single way back in the early 1980's, because "there are so many of them, the price will probably not increase much." Could have scored one easily for $500 and what would be rendered to Caesar.

    Sadly they are extremely high priced and I doubt that I will be able to ever afford one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    Well, I respect your opinion. But a buddy of mine was awakened in middle of night to sounds of a break-in downstairs. He stood at top of stairs and loudly racked his 12-ga. All he heard after that was feet running away. So, in that one instance, the racking noise worked perfectly. Not saying it would work so perfectly every single time. But then again, nothing in life is guaranteed to work perfectly every single time.

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    I think the intention of Mike1959's comment was about not having a loaded weapon. 'no need to ever have your guns loaded, just the shear sound of racking the slide on an unloaded weapon will scare them away.'

    Now, racking the slide to chamber a round in a loaded weapon very could have that impact on the BG if they hear it, and is different than the terrible advice Mike1959 mentions.

    My contribution is..."why are you paying for those expensive training classes? All you need to do is go to the range once a week, shoot 100-200 rds, and you'll be good." I'm still young in my CC and firearms experience, so I'm sure I'll have some real doozies to come.
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    You're not supposed to dry fire that.

    Really, any quality modern pistol should be able to stand up to the rigors of dry firing. Otherwise you're telling me what you're trying to sell me is piece of junk.
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    You only need one gun....

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    "Don't buy one." <== worst gun advice I ever got. (Mom was wrong about a few other things, too.)
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