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Old 08-21-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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You do want to look at the two magazines side by side( with gramps permission) and make sure a spring is not loose, or that the top of the mag that meets the inside of the gun( called the feed lips or simply lips) is not bent in any way. Then you want him to show you how the mag is unloaded and reloaded at least once. Wow,..youth! Gd bless em. At 19 I quit college to put on a uniform...
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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Another thought too, if you're 19, you should be able to buy a long gun and start shooting with that. Then you'd just need a range to enjoy it.

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My advice would be to go ahead and man up and tell your grandfather what you did and let him take whatever corrective action he feels necessary. You will probably be ok. Your too old for him to send out to cut a switch.

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My advice would be to go ahead and man up and tell your grandfather what you did and let him take whatever corrective action he feels necessary. You will probably be ok. Your too old for him to send out to cut a switch.
I agree with this.

Then when he's had his say, ask him to show you how it works. You're old enough that you should know anyway, in case you're the only one home when that burglar comes a knockin.

I second the idea about trying to get your own rifle.

I bet you could get your grandpa re-interested in shooting if you two go together.
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1. You should never touch another man's gun with out asking first. That is just disrespectful.
2. If you want to play with guns join the Army or Marines.
3. Save up your money and buy your own .

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No, and my grandpa doesn't shoot anymore, he's lost interest.
Shooting is the second thing one loses interest in. Fortuantely, I am stil interested in #1 so I am OK.

The rattling can be disconcerting, but is perfectly normal in many guns. Stop messing with things you know little about. Next you are going to try to take apart an electrical line transformer and you WILL be toast.
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Shooting is the second thing one loses interest in. Fortuantely, I am stil interested in #1 so I am OK.

The rattling can be disconcerting, but is perfectly normal in many guns. Stop messing with things you know little about. Next you are going to try to take apart an electrical line transformer and you WILL be toast.
There is not much you can take apart on a transformer. It's just some copper clad windings, and oil.
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That would be cool. Thanks for your responses, much appreciated. I am still however paranoid about this magazine and would appreciate more people consoling me if i should be worried about malfunction or not.
you want to be consoled for playing around with things that you shouldn't have touched in the first place? and if you are so worried about a malfunction, and really want to learn about guns and shooting, then show some responsiblity and tell your grandfather you were messing around with the magazines.


IMO, responsiblity is one of the first important steps in getting to use firearms for a youngster. playing around with things that don't belong to you in the first place, shows your lack of maturity and IMO denies you the ability to ability to handle them until you mature a little more. handling firearms is a huge, huge responsiblity and requires a certain level of maturity.
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My advice would be to go ahead and man up and tell your grandfather what you did and let him take whatever corrective action he feels necessary. You will probably be ok. Your too old for him to send out to cut a switch.
I'll second this.

Man up fess up. Apologize for doing something like that.
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