Falsehood Debunkers

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    That's how we differentiate ourselves from Mythbusters.

    Submit a firearms myth. Something that seems almost plausible.

    If someone has knowledge of the myth, post. What we won't accept is what your friend told you, unless you were there, and witnessed this firsthand.

    Example: "I heard the Taurus Judge will fall apart after x amount of rounds."

    Joe Bob submits: "Yeah, my friends did that. He told me so." Wrong.

    Joe Bob submits: "Yeah, I was at the range with my friend, and when we left, the Judge fit in his pocket, in pieces." DING DING DING! Correct.

    Submit a myth.
     
  2. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    So to start it off, I don't hunt.

    A guy told me that he used to take a .22 deer hunting. He would stalk a feeding buck, shoot it in the lungs, and the buck would flinch, but keep eating.

    Lungs would fill with blood, buck would drop.

    Is this possible? Is it ethical?
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    That guys an idiot.

    It's also unethical and illegal to shoot a deer with a .22lr.

    My friend did surprise me when he dropped a deer when we were squirrel hunting like an idiot. He shot it the neck and it dropped right there. I left him there and we no longer hunt together.
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Don't use a 1911 for carry. They are unsafe to carry and go off all by themselves if you drop it. Plus it's an outdated design and your purposed would be served better with something glockish.
     
  5. skullcrusher

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    Hogwash. The multiple safety feature on the 1911 will not allow it to be fired unless all safeties are off and your finger pulls the trigger. The design is over 100 years old and a remarkable piece of engineering by J M Browning.

    I know of a guy who was told that JHP's were not defense rounds because the box of ammo did not say Home Defense. Plus, the HD's are always lighter grain than FMJ's.
     
  6. CA357

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    I've heard that even if you are only hit in the thumb, a .45acp will kill you because it's so powerful.

    Really. :cool:
     
  7. Mack Bolan

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    my range pal said shooting a .45 at someone is like hurling glass ashtrays at em....

    I'm thinking i'd rather not get hit by either :p
     
  8. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I have heard that if you drop a Remington 870 shotgun that it is possible it will fire even it the cross bolt safety is on, is this true?
     
  9. DarinCraft

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    Mine is along those lines. If you hit the hammer of a 1911 (whether you hit it or drop it) the gun will go off. Kind of why the old westerners carried on an empty chamber.
     
  10. Benning Boy

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    This one may have merit.

    I was told that .25 FMJ is a better defense round than HP, simply because the underpowered round needs all the penetration it can get.

    Makes sense.
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Maybe. The Remington 870 safety blocks the trigger. Nothing blocks the hammer. It is possible for a sharp blow to jar the hammer off the sear and fire. One reason I prefer the Winchester 1200/1300. The safety blocks the hammer.
     
  12. seeker

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    on that note... is there any problems witht he judge.. I'm considering buying one
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have "heard" numerous complaints about the Judge series of revolvers.
     
  14. seeker

    seeker New Member

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    could you expound on them for me robo.... I've heard alot of buzz about it but no real shooters who have taken it through some real rounds ya know... just alot of guys who carry, but arnt "avid" shooters if ya bought it and only run a box throught it ya dont really know how well its gonna do in my opinion ya know...
     
  15. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I have SEEN the front sight come off the Judge after 15 rounds.

    I have had an issue where, on separate occaisions, the second knuckle of my middle finger would hurt like hell after shooting it. I tried the Tracker, in .44, and same issue. I can only guess the grips put my finger next to the trigger guard.

    I have HEARD of thr frame cracking on the Judge.

    Some guys just have to own a pistol that fires shotgun shells. If that's the case, I've Heard nothing but good thins about the Bond Arms derringers. I have not fired one.
     
  16. Shooter girl

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    Kind of true for some wheel guns. Older ones that is. Take the Single Action Army for example. If you did not utilize the safety notch then you should carry on an empty chamber. But if you use it correctly then you can carry on a loaded chamber without fearing a ND.

    All firearms can ND if they are not properly maintained. But Modern 1911s are just as safe as any other quality firearm out there.
     
  17. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    The kid from the Life cereal commercials was reloading, using a mixture of Coca Cola and Pop Rocks, and blew a hole in his press....:D
     
  18. spittinfire

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    I was told that a 380 had more "stopping power" than a 9mm or 45 because it dispersed its energy faster...

    not making that up, I met a guy who was convinced this was true.
     
  19. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Okay, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about. Can anyone provide data to squash this myth?
     
  20. NGIB

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    Colt started marketing the series 80 (with the firing pin block) to prevent this from happening. The FPB keeps the firing pin from being able to hit the primer unless the trigger is depressed. Many other makers followed suit like Kimber and Para - some didn't. I have 1911s with and without FPBs.

    As Robo has said (and none of us disagree with Robo), given enough shock - the hammer could come off the sear and allow it to fall on just about any firearm...