Skip to comments.Lazamataz and GingisK HIT IT AT LAST!
Posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz
Well, at long last, GingisK and Lazamataz hit it!
Um, at the gun range.
Weather was clear and windless, the variety of firearms was truly something to behold, and the company was wonderful.
GingisK picked me up, and after picking up his illustrious and charming boys, and meeting his lovely and gracious wife (where we all supped on Pizza, one of them affectionally named 'Sam'), we then proceeded to a delightful range slightly east of Lanier Lake in Georgia.
I finally got a chance to break in my Glock 22, and discovered that after an initial period of reacquaintence with shooting (in other words, I was all over the paper), I finally started shooting more consistently with the Glock. I also showed Gingis and his sons the Ball and Dummy drill, in which you -- unbeknownst to the shooter -- either give them a pistol with a round chambered, or no round chambered. On the times when you attempt to fire on an empty battery, you end up seeing what sort of flinch or motion you would have done if there was a live round. For most people, they see they would have shot low. People tend to anticipate recoil by pushing down.
We also had a chance to fire a very poorly-sighted-in 9mm (make unknown, looked wonderful but shot like crap), an extremely easy to use .22 pistol with almost know felt recoild, a very nice 8mm Mauser rifle (boy did that shoot true), a Springfield 03 rifle, a Ruger Ranch rifle that seemed to be sighted extremely high, a M1A (what a dream machine that was), and one I felt an immediate connection to - an L1A1 that I seemed to fire so well that Gingis started remarking, "Looks like Laz is hittin' it.". LOL
GingisK brought his boys, who shot very expertly. Safety was maintained, much lead was cast downrange, political opinions were traded (and in most cases merely reinforced), and all-in-all, truly a wonderful day. It is something I would like to repeat. :)
That is a thing of beauty...I’m wiping the tears away.
Please, Oh please an 'empty magazine' holds no rounds.
You must also remember that clips, or 'stripper clip'(s) are reserved for use in that Mauser, Springfield 03, or a Garand rifle. Don't worry, nobody here on this FR forum would ever say you are a Putz for speaking like a Left Wing Doofus you writes for Time, NY Times, or Vanity Fair.
The S&W is twice as good in component quality, metallurgy, fit and finish.
I have waited TWO years for a warranty fix on a Taurus. Two years. I will not carry any new firearms from them and will not be involved in any service/warranty issue with them.
I do this for a living. You can save a little cash and shoot your Taurus. Just don’t bring it to me when it’s broke.
We're just going by the terminology that the US military and the manufacturers use. If you designate them incorrectly in the military, you might end up doing something similar to the "This is my weapon, this is my gun" song for a few hours.
Mechanically speaking, you are using the wrong terminology. If this doesn't concern you, than you simply spurn education.
How much core memory does your PC have?
Around here, we'd just think of you as "proud to be ignorant". Correct nomenclature goes a long way to supporting intelligent conversation. Precise terminology can reduce the time it takes to convey important information. Not distinguishing correctly between "clip" and "magazine" is kind of like using do-hicky and thing-a-ma-bob when describing engine parts to an auto mechanic. There are sound mechanical and behavioral reasons to distinguish between "clips" and "magazines", aside from the point of sounding ignorant. (Did you read your weapon's manual? There is important safety information in there; and, I hope you know to what they refer when safety issues are discussed.) In combat, you might call for a "clip" and receive something that doesn't fit your weapon. Then you might soak up a bayonet. There is nothing snobbish about pointing out correct nomenclature; however, there is something odd about resisting a proper education.
I adore Sarah. I'll write her onto the ticket if needed.
Lest I forget:
1 - I switch into "learn mode" when discussing topics in the presence of people who know more than I.
2 - I couldn't image myself talking about wine. Boring! My friends talk guns, politics, and other interesting things. I try really hard not to appear ignorant. Corrections are generally applied with a pile-on driven by glee.
Use of correct nomenclature is a survival instinct. ;-D
...I'm betting you don't like Sarah Palin (Elitist Republican I bet)...
You are the one who justified your terminology based upon going with the herd. I'm a very independent sort of guy. Crowd following is for lemmings.
Bump Cowboy Church
I HIT this weekly! It can be field stripped down to the Bolt in under 10 seconds, cleaned and reassembled in under a minute.
I prefer a sort of conforming individuality, where I express how different I am, by doing exactly like everyone else in the crowd does.
Clips were used in M-1’s in WW2, Magazines are used in all post WW2 light weapons for a good reason. magazines keep dirt and mud out of the receiver. If clips were used in Vietnam, our KIA count would have been triple what it was.
Get it right......Clips and Magazines are NOT the same thing.
O what hast awakened in my neighborhood?
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