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Old 09-25-2011, 04:36 AM   #211
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And yep, the 9mm Mak is about 9.2mm. So why do they call it a 9mm? Because it is easier. Same reason the 8mm Mauser is really 7.92 mm.

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They don't have to deal with stupid fractions like 1/32 of an inch. 10mm=1cm 100 cm=1 m 1000m=1 km. how is this messed up? I hate fractions, words cannot convey the utter hatred and bitter contempt I feel towards this rage-invoking form of measurement from the abyss...
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It's all about the parsecs.

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I have a 5 year old granddaughter and I've raised 3 kids of my own. I don't understand how people could say they shot their first gun at the age of 3. Neither my granddaughter nor any of my own kids would have been big or strong enough to hold a gun up on their own at that age. Am I missing something here? I think maybe, just maybe, my granddaughter is getting big enough to actually shoot my Mark II with it sitting on a rest. There's no way she'd be able to squeeze the trigger on my GP100. How could kids so little actually shoot a gun?

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There's no way she'd be able to squeeze the trigger on my GP100. How could kids so little actually shoot a gun?
First off, the boys pick their nose enough to bulk up that trigger finger.

Second, there are some small, lightweight .22 rifles made just for the youngsters. There is one called the cricket that is available in pink for the girls. My first .22 rifle is tiny to me now, but it seemed larger than life when i was 6.
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First off, the boys pick their nose enough to bulk up that trigger finger.

Second, there are some small, lightweight .22 rifles made just for the youngsters. There is one called the cricket that is available in pink for the girls. My first .22 rifle is tiny to me now, but it seemed larger than life when i was 6.
But would a 3 year old be able to shoot a Cricket?
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But would a 3 year old be able to shoot a Cricket?
Crickett Firearms - My First Rifle - Youth Model 22 Rifles - Proudly Made In The USA It probably depends on the kid. I wouldn't have given a three year old me more than one .22 short HP at a time...and may have worn some kevlar.

You have seen those AFV videos with the dad always getting hit in the jewels by a bat; without proper instruction this could be MUCH more unpleasant.
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Other than the 1911 (and black powder firearms), is there any other firearm that is being produced today in its basic form that is over 100 years old?

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