Older gentleman comes up the the counter and asks to see a 1911. He then feels the need to tell me the story of how the .45 came to be.
Here it goes: "You know why they made the .45 son? Back in WWII them Japs would dope up on drugs, when they was on them drugs the 9mm just wouldn't kill 'em. So the army designed the .45 cuz it's got stoppin power and it would knock them boys clean off of their feet."
Wife and I were in a new gun store talking with the owner. Super friendly guy. We saw a Beretta magazine for the wife's PX4 Storm that they had for $55. Told him we shop a lot of gun stores and he will never sell that magazine for that price. Also told him we just bought some from another store for $29. He acted shocked, SHOCKED I tell ya! Asked one of his employees to "double check that price, maybe we priced it wrong." That was three months ago and it was still at $55 the last time we were there and they still hadn't sold that magazine. We don't shop there anymore.
Please tell me where it was so I can avoid going there!
On the range? Ft. Polk LA. M14 Field Fire range- popup targets from 75-300 meters. My Colonel had dropped by to check on training. We are walking the line- shooters firing prone position. Things are fine until we get to one shooter. He is rolled all the way onto his right side. Rifle turned 90 degrees from vertical- He is just banging away. Pulled him off the line, asked why shooting that way?
His sgt had explained that bullets do not travel in a straight line- it is CURVED. So he figured if he turned the rifle on its side, he could HOOK them bullets around the bushes there and hit the target.
That's damn funny. I guess someone forgot to explain to him how gravity works in high school physics class.