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    Let's go other end of the scale too!! My ''corrected'' version of the UN gun!

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    For the Metric Challenged

    A yard and a meter are roughly the same (although the difference is significant, treating them as the same can help one gain a sense of size or scale).

    0 degrees Celsius is where water freezes, 100 degrees Celsius is where it boils, and 20-25 degrees is typically comfortable room temperature.

    A quart and a liter are pretty close.

    1 kilogram is roughly 2 pounds.*

    A millimeter can be thought of as the width of your fingernail, a centimeter can be thought of as the width of your finger, a decimeter can be thought of as the width of your hand, and a meter as the length of your arm. This one works best on an adult woman in my experience.

    Note that these are not conversion factors. These are only little tidbits I've collected and taught over the years to math and science students who have no sense of scale with the metric system. The purpose here is to give you something to relate it to, so a distance like 300 meters has some sort of meaning to you because you can compare it to something.

    Then remember that 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters, and that 1 L = 1000 mL = 1000 cc = 1 cubic decimeter, and that 1 L of water is 1 kg.

    *I'm aware that it's a bit misleading to compare a unit of mass to a unit of weight, but it's the only thing that seems to make any sense to people! The proper comparison should be grams to slugs or pounds to Newtons, but no one uses slugs or Newtons very much in the general public!

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    I Like This Pic ~ Who Made This Holster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    A yard and a meter are roughly the same (although the difference is significant, treating them as the same can help one gain a sense of size or scale).

    0 degrees Celsius is where water freezes, 100 degrees Celsius is where it boils, and 20-25 degrees is typically comfortable room temperature.

    A quart and a liter are pretty close.

    1 kilogram is roughly 2 pounds.*

    A millimeter can be thought of as the width of your fingernail, a centimeter can be thought of as the width of your finger, a decimeter can be thought of as the width of your hand, and a meter as the length of your arm. This one works best on an adult woman in my experience.

    Note that these are not conversion factors. These are only little tidbits I've collected and taught over the years to math and science students who have no sense of scale with the metric system. The purpose here is to give you something to relate it to, so a distance like 300 meters has some sort of meaning to you because you can compare it to something.

    Then remember that 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters, and that 1 L = 1000 mL = 1000 cc = 1 cubic decimeter, and that 1 L of water is 1 kg.

    *I'm aware that it's a bit misleading to compare a unit of mass to a unit of weight, but it's the only thing that seems to make any sense to people! The proper comparison should be grams to slugs or pounds to Newtons, but no one uses slugs or Newtons very much in the general public!


    Not to be mean Euc but when meters come up again im gonna ask for it in feet or yards again you dont expect me to really rember all that stuff do ya?

    Would get crowded with all the part#s i got to rember for work

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    I've made eighth graders remember it.

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    QK - cool lil holster - oh my yeah Work of art like the gun.

    Bud - the metric system is here dude, whether we like it or not. --

    Get to yards from meters by multiplying meters by 1.0936!! (39.37 inches in a meter!).

    Hey - maybe I have found a larger gun extreme - our Liberty Lady - holds the big BHP!!


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    I think I just found my new pocket gun!

    I can see it now,

    Me ~ Freeze BG or I'll shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BG ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    I've made eighth graders remember it.
    Yea, but Bud's not an 8th grader! What are you goung to do...... Flunk him??
    Last edited by rstickle; January 14th, 2006 at 12:31 PM.
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    Metric system might be here but i dont have to use it only things metric i deal with are 9mm 10mm.

    My tools for other metric sizes namely 7mm wrench, only thing out there im my line of work that has metric uses 7mm



    Everything else still uses good old american Sizes

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    What would Dirty Harry say if he was about to shoot a bg with that thing?

    "Go ahead, make my minute..."

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    Talking Chris

    Thou Hast desecrated the Statue Of Liberty with a 9mm Hi Power handgun?
    You know in your heart of hearts that The Lady should be holding a Colt 1911.
    Well, at least she is not holding high...a Glock.
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    She is at least QK - showing off a JMB classic
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    Bud - you wanted the lil' gun mixed in with the pic you mentioned.

    I have tried to get scale fairly accurate. In measurement terms it is about same size as a snub cylinder. In my other pic against the BFR and NAA, I actually left it a bit on large size, not that ''large'' is a word to use on such a diminutive piece LOL!

    Here ya go dude -


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    Execellent Work as all ways Chris,,

    Thanks im not that good at doing stuff like that.

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    You're welcome fella
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