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Old 09-26-2011, 09:56 PM   #11
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Read in a "it happened to me" column somewhere. To paraphrase, young thug breaks into home of WWII or Korea vet (not sure which, but he was an oldtimer) and steals his vintage issued 1911. Vet reports it stolen. Said thug later tries to rob a convenience store, not realizing the vintage warhorse was loaded with vintage ammo. When he tried to execute the clerk, had a failure to fire. Decided to look down barrel, and discovered that it was really a hang fire. Thug dead, cops returned the 1911 to the owner.

I want to say I saw this in American Rifleman.

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That saved the cost of a trial.

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I'd sure like to know what Mr. Safety Vest thought he was going to accomplish with that move?

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Read in a "it happened to me" column somewhere. To paraphrase, young thug breaks into home of WWII or Korea vet (not sure which, but he was an oldtimer) and steals his vintage issued 1911. Vet reports it stolen. Said thug later tries to rob a convenience store, not realizing the vintage warhorse was loaded with vintage ammo. When he tried to execute the clerk, had a failure to fire. Decided to look down barrel, and discovered that it was really a hang fire. Thug dead, cops returned the 1911 to the owner.

I want to say I saw this in American Rifleman.
This makes me happy. He got exactly what he deserved.
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Natural selection just doesn't work like it used to

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WTF was he thinking?

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mhmm someone castrate this man so he doesn't pollute the already F'd up enough gene pool..unless he already has,if so we are F*CKED

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Here, hold my beer.
Some people never hear of "Hang fires"

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why look down the barrel? It a stupidly simple rule, if it don't fire keep the barrel pointed down range still, the main rule is don't point the gun at things you don't intend to shoot.

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All i can say is wow...

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