If your shallow enough, that it has to be explained to, you would be way to shallow to understand........ might be a question you would want to ask your grandpa, or great grandpa, of they ever seved in the military.....
Wow, don't take it personally there commando.
And I don't need to ask grandpa, great grandpa or anyone else as I have served in the military since 1986 and have fired the .45 in several variants.
If you have to ask, you probably don't need to know, and might not understand anyway.
C'mon, lets keep it civil, I'm sure he got the point long ago.
I get it... as incorrect as 'it' is. The problem is, I don't think some of the smarty pants get MY point. :)
Oh well... it's not really that important for folks to get worked up about and be critical, in my opinion.
The only people that will understand why this is funny are people that either know of its origin or those that have a strong preference for the .45.
The point is not there is/isn't a larger caliber than .45. It's just a joking way to answer the question.
Like I've said... I understand. My whole point is that saying they carry a .45 is because they don't make something bigger is well, wrong. If you find being incorrect funny, or historically neat, hey - whatever floats your boat. :)
For what it's worth, I still tell my kids to roll up the windows. :wink: Someday they will bust me on it, and a similar argument will take hold, I'm sure.
For the record, I didn't read all the comments before I posted this. So I understand NOW that the horse has well been beaten to death.
Honestly, I don't think you're getting it. They don't say that because there's nothing bigger, or because they THINK there's nothing bigger. Again, the point is not to be accurate. It's just a smart ass (can I say that?) answer.
People say a lot of things that aren't "accurate" or "correct", and yet their humor remains.
For instance, "Why is the sky blue?" "Because it's lonely". Well, that's wrong. But that's not the point.
This isn't the thread you're looking for, move along...