The gun store guys talk on the subject:

I’m always careful at the range when shooting similarly sized cartridges.  I’ve heard too many stories of people using the wrong cartridge, some by accident and some by mistake, with undesirable results.

Barry’s story about the .44 Magnum / .45 Colt WalMart mixup was pretty funny.

From a design standpoint the fact you can hurt yourself by using the wrong round is pretty poor.  I don’t want to go on a big “Darwin” rant, because if you’re not paying perfect attention, and you don’t know all that much about firearms it would be incredible easy to have happen.

Anyone ever have a bad day because of an ammo mixup?

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01-15-2012

Only in Russia:

The rifles had been delivered for scrap to the nearby Izhmash arms plant.  The driver had sold off the crates, thinking they were all empty. However, seven of them were found to contain rifles, as well as 253 magazines and other parts, a police source told Interfax news agency.

Full story – HERE

I suppose the rifles wouldn’t have been in the firewood guy’s possession for very long before the police swept in and confiscated them after he reported them.  Probably not something you’d want to sit on either, considering the rifles were likely still considered military property.  In today’s day an age I at least hope the guy snapped some pictures.

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01-15-2012

The Video:

Here’s what Action Figure Therapy has to say:

I don’t have any strong feelings about this, good or bad.  On one hand the fact human beings pissed on the dead bodies of other human beings is revolting, but on the other hand these people were trying to kill them, so that makes it justifiable in my mind.

Understandably this is a public relations nightmare for the USMC. If anything i’d prefer stuff like this didn’t get filmed and shown to the entire world because terrorists will only use it as fuel for their burning hate for the United States.

You can check out the full store over at the NYpost – HERE

Thoughts?

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01-14-2012

The accent is especially weak in this video:

Call me a “safety nazi” if you want, but I honestly can’t believe he wasn’t wearing any sort of eye protection when shooting the glock with his 1911, or the binary explosive at such close range.

I was optimistic that he’d be able to shoot it in the end… so much for that.

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01-14-2012

Because only single ladies and gay dudes keep Franzia boxes in the fridge:

Holds 3 litres.  You can buy it with or without wine in it from The20Wines.  The box itself is $40, and with some wine it’s $100.

If drinking wine out of an ammo box isn’t far more sophisticated than drinking it out of a cardboard box , I don’t know what is. :P

It would have been more interesting if they would have made the wine inside the actual ammo can to soak up it’s flavors haha. *swirl swirl .. sniff* An aggressive gun oil boquet, with a strong gunpowder palate.

Even at $40 for the box it seems pricey… If I didn’t manly drink champagne and beer i’d probably head down to Fleet Farm and pick up a couple .50 caliber ammo cans for ~$12 and make a DIY project out of it.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin

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01-13-2012

The fake Russian with guns has another youtube channel:

I guess this new channel is just for explanations or something.  He says he uses In The Red Exploding Targets, not wimpy Tannerite (his words).

People’s comments on youtube make my brain hurt.  I’d like to think most of them are from kids, not stupid adults.

Hat tip: Rick

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01-13-2012