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Old 08-28-2012, 02:49 AM   #91
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I haven't dropped a gun yet but I'm very new to them and only have two. I imagine its a bit like motorcycles there's those that have and those that will. Been riding for a few years and still haven't put that one down yet either. Wait and see its going to happen all at once lol.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #92
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I had an uncle drop a S&W model 60 in a public toilet. He had fun fishing it out

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Have you ever thrown a gun? I havent but once while attending a Light Infantry Leaders Course in AP Hill VA, our training NCO took his SAW and threw it about 10' into a mud trench.

We were one of the first NG units to field them because we were 10th Mountain's Roundoff Brigade (27th Brigade Enh). Unfortunately SAW drum blanks were scarce at that time so we were filling clips with loose m16 brass blanks and they worked like s4it! We were doing an assault on a trench line and his kept jamming (so did everyone elses), two shots then clear it. At the end he was so pissed he threw the thing like a rag doll.

He was a bit quick to anger anyways and kinda REMF'ish in his ways. A couple days later after eating MRE's nonstop for a couple weeks he Punted his dehydrated Pork Patty MRE 100' across the field like a pro uttering a few profanities at the same time! Makes me chuckle when I think about it 20+ years later!

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Yes, have dropped rifles shotguns, and handguns. Paid the penalty inflicted by my Drill Sgt when I dropped an M-14 once. Notice I said ONCE.

The worst "drop" I have seen? Not me, and not one of MY troops- thank God. Working with ROTC Cadets. Helicopter insertion for tactical exercise, Flying in UH-1's (Hueys) 4 bodies on each side, doors open. One of the youngsters lost his grip on an M-60 machinegun and dropped it from the aircraft IN FLIGHT- at about 1000 ft, and 110 knots.

Yes, it was located. Took 3 days.
Bet he never heard the end of that...and probably was dropped for pushups till he puked!!

Wonder why he wasn't utilizing the strap?? Hrm...
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Have you ever thrown a gun? I havent but once while attending a Light Infantry Leaders Course in AP Hill VA, our training NCO took his SAW and threw it about 10' into a mud trench.

We were one of the first NG units to field them because we were 10th Mountain's Roundoff Brigade (27th Brigade Enh). Unfortunately SAW drum blanks were scarce at that time so we were filling clips with loose m16 brass blanks and they worked like s4it! We were doing an assault on a trench line and his kept jamming (so did everyone elses), two shots then clear it. At the end he was so pissed he threw the thing like a rag doll.

He was a bit quick to anger anyways and kinda REMF'ish in his ways. A couple days later after eating MRE's nonstop for a couple weeks he Punted his dehydrated Pork Patty MRE 100' across the field like a pro uttering a few profanities at the same time! Makes me chuckle when I think about it 20+ years later!
I can certainly understand his feelings for that dadblasted SAW...when we first got 'em, they SUCKED...
I gave it a good go, and then returned it to the armorer and asked for my M60E3 back

A buddy still in let me try out the M240B, nice replacement...little heavier, but nice
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QFT. I don't know if there's actually been a study done, but personally,I feel it's safer to let it hit the pavement than to fumble around with it like a drunken prom date trying to undo a bra with 40 hooks in the dark.
40 hooks...that would be an F-cup...Good Date!!!!

Hrm...reminds me of a gal I hadn't thought of in years....her name wasn't Debbie T., was it??
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I've dropped one. Just got my modified Kimber back after having a lot of work done, to include a trigger job. half way through about the 3rd mag, I had a malfunction. noticed my hammer was only at half cock. I was holding it in my right hand, turned sideways to look down at it, but fortunately it was level, and MOSTLY downrange. I was about 10-15 degrees from "straight" down range. without even thinking, I reached up with my thumb--finger OFF the trigger, and I went to full cock the hammer. but instead of locking at full cock, the hammer dropped and hit the pin, fired a round off. my thumb was still "back" from having pulled the hammer back, so the slide got me and nearly tore my thumb nail off, the gun jumped out of my hand and landed on the ground at my feet, and I just stood there shocked and confused thinking "WTF just happened?!" I surveyed around the range, my round had gone down range and into the berm without incident, nobody else even noticed what happened.

However, I was now bleeding, and felt sick to my stomach, first ever accidental discharge and a REAL eye opener as to how something CAN go wrong, and why the #1 and 2 rules in fire arms exist! --always loaded, and always in safe direction!

I suppose I was lucky the dang thing didn't go full auto, with 4 rounds left in the mag. that could have been deadly. I unloaded and made the weapon safe, put it away, cleaned up my gear, wrapped my thumb in a rag and left.

took it back to the guy who did the trigger job and *unloaded* ran it through the same thing to show him the problem. He immediately said 'oh ****! Sorry about that....I'll fix it for you and have it ready next weekend'

That's the only time I've dropped any weapon

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I once dropped my g23, was kinda ticked at myself. Then I remembered it's a tool that would survive much more and still function properly, good to go.

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I had an old single shot 20ga I forgot on a tailgate to the truck , didn't pass my mind that it was there and bounced out about 65mph down the road it was about rusted shut and a $20 pos that I didn't know if it would shoot, but I felt so bad that I did that , I found it 2 hours later a half mile from where I heard it thump and it was road rash bent and half stock left lol i had a friend buy it for $35 idk y he wanted it but it wasn't worth that b4 I droped it, just 1 gun I dug out of a barn from a guy I was working for he let me have it ... I was gonna try 2 clean it up but it honestly wasn't $85 new. Even then it still hurts when you make that simple mess up no mater how cheap or crap the gun is ...

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