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  •  I was at the range once, and these guys were (6+ / 0-)

    shooting some sort of Uzi look-alike. The bolt was slamming shut extra hard, and sometimes jamming, and the cartridges were coming out slightly mushroomed in back.

    I gave them a wide berth. That looked like a bad accident waiting to happen. The RSO eventually stepped in, tried to help them diagnose the problem, and then strongly recommended they cease shooting the weapon until a gunsmith had looked at it.

    And when the RSO strongly recommends...

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 07:41:15 AM PDT

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    •  They taught us some stupid things in the Army (6+ / 0-)

      In Recondo school, they taught us to put the green duct tape over the ends of rifles and M79's so if they fell  in the dirt, it wouldn't clog the barrel.
      So we did.
      I was with some guys when they were testfiring their weapons. When they went to shoot the M79, which is like a BIG 40mm  breech loaded, single barrel shotgun with the end taped up, the barrel split apart like a banana. Lucky the  round didn't explode in the barrel!
      You can just bet no more M79's with the muzzle taped up

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 08:10:49 AM PDT

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      •  Isn't that the "100 MPH" tape? No wonder! (4+ / 0-)

        I could see like masking tape or something.

        Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

        by Robobagpiper on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 08:19:31 AM PDT

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      •  It doesn't take much of an obstruction to blow (5+ / 0-)

        out a barrel or put a bulge in it.  I had a friend put a bulge in the barrel of a double gun while we were pheasant hunting.  He was walking through some uncut corn looking for a downed bird, had his breach cracked open and the barrel pointed down.  He swears he never put the barrel in the dirt but he picked up something that put a big blister like bulge in the top barrel about three inches from the muzzle.

        The "homosexual agenda" is actually a GOP strategy for denying rights to gay men and women.

        by duckhunter on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 10:43:53 AM PDT

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