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How about dangerous and ignorant? This is one my dad told me. He had been an archer for about thirty years when this happened. He went to a sporting goods store to look at some bows, and there was one (a Hoyt I think) that a young salesman claimed would launch an arrow at over 400 FPS. Dad asked him if he could prove it, and the guy offered to shoot it through a speed tracking device they had on the premises for this purpose.
The salesman proceeded to knock an arrow that had NO FLETCHING ON IT! Given dad's level of experience, he had a pretty good idea of how this would play out. He warned that the arrow would go flying off wildly in a random direction. Dad strongly advised the salesman to *not* do this, but the salesman insisted that no harm would come of it. Having failed to dissuade the salesman from this course of action, dad backed off to observe from a position of cover. As predicted, the arrow went flying off course. It ended up hitting and obliterating the radar gun. Ah yes, good times at the sporting goods store.
Yes, the world has gotten smaller, but it will always be too big to be ruled by unelected bureaucrats.
I worked for a Police supply & gun store in the early '70's and one day the owner was evaluating a S&W revolver for trade in. He took it from the owner, opened the cyl and dumped the cartridges in his hand without pushing the ejector rod. He then proceeded to check the trigger pull...1,2,3,4,5, BANG.
nice trigger pull, .38 cal hole in the wall.
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Never argue with an idiot - they'll bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.
At the local gun store a man and woman were at the gun counter. Salesman hands a glock to the woman with the slide locked back. She tries her best to release the slide with her finger on the trigger and pointing it at her significant other while the salesman looks on without saying a word. After a full 2 minutes of this I walk by and say "take out the magazine". I keep on walking as she says "really is that the problem?".
A leo at his party showing another Leo his new gun which was supposed to be empty. The gun went off hitting the other LEO. Alcohol was involved.
Guy was checking out a new holster, the clerk said he could put his 1911 in the holster but required a chamber check first. The guy ejected the magazine and removed the chambered round, no problem. He checked out the holster and handed it back to the clerk. Then he went about reloading his 1911, chambered a round and then decocked it. I backed up when I saw him start to decock his gun. Too much of a chance of a round going off decocking a 1911. Cocked and locked with the saftey on is the way to carry a 1911.
I'm at a gun store in a bad area and they are real busy. I ask to see a gun and the clerk takes the gun out of the case and lays it on the counter and walks away to wait on two other customers and never looks back.The gun shop is in a small shop in a strip mall. This is a recipe for a stolen gun or a shooting like the ones in shoot straight.
The look on a salesman face when he opened a gun to show it to someone, and a bullet went flying out.
How his Glock has shot over a half of a million rounds and has never had anything replaced and will kick any Sig.
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Last edited by Captain Crunch; June 17th, 2009 at 01:17 AM. Reason: See post #30.
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And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.