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So what’s the most embarrassing gun you’ve ever shot, or the most embarrassing thing you ever did or saw on the range? Like say, using Israeli surplus green tip penetrator ammo on a poor, defenseless Dallas indoor range. Not pointing any fingers or anything, but those of us who were there know the range destroying centurion I’m talking about. :-)

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    Naviguesser growls and barks:

    Firing Pakistani .303 out of a No. IV Mk. 2. Two out of every 5 rounds were outright failures to fire. The ones that did fire, I had time to steady up my sight alignment/ picture before the round actually fired.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    ooohhh that is just gross. And yes, I was there at the great range assassination.Which could have been even worse. He could have been using the fearsome white-tipped ammo.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    And what’s this?! I can haz sloppy second!

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    TAKE AWAY HIS MAN CARD!!!

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Saints preserve us, that’s like pimping out an Edsel.

    :em05:
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    I actually own one of these.

    http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/gallery/police-gun-vault/jennings-22-caliber-semiautomatic-pistol.jpg

    Don’t tell anyone. Shhhhhh.
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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    Ah the poor, much derided Hi-Point… straight blowback, ergonomics of a toaster and that godawful ZAMAK slide.

    And yet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvvurXmAmg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FoWpog5KU4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKkQm5TRaWE

    Yes, they’re a terrible POS. But you have to admit, they’re a very tough POS.

    Most embarrassing moment? Having an AD while unloading an old .22 rifle of dubious lineage a friend of mine loaned me. Safety engaged, finger nowhere near the trigger and BOOM, a tidy little hole in his father’s awning, in front of the man himself. I handed it back to my friend and told him I never wanted to see that pot-metal-receiver thing again.

    Two weeks later, he had an AD with it while unloading it indoors. In front of his father.

    We had a cutting torch party the next day.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    I actually have one of these Hi-Point C-9s stashed in the boat. Ugly, cheap, suspicious fit and finish and runs forever. Can also double as a hammer in a pinch.

    Penetrators at an indoor range? Nice. Wonder how many rounds it took before the screaming started.

    My worst firearms moment? Being handed an M1a in a neighbor’s backyard at age 10 for a few shots. Felt like holding an antiaircraft gun. Way too much gun for me at that age and I dropped my thumb on the bolt gripping the rifle short and got badly bit when I pulled the trigger the second or third time. Thumb nail’s never been right, and it still hurts when I think about it forty years later.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    I’m not ashamed to admit it, I own two Hi-Points. I fell into a deal with a basket case 995 carbine and turned it into a rehab project with child. Then I figured since it runs the same mags as the 9mm pistol I might as well pick up used one of those. After some serious tinkering they run just fine.

    As for doing embarrassing things…… I once shot a guys camera with an improperly sighted rifle. They were trying to film tanerite going off. They had a piece of plexiglass to protect it from the blast, but it did little to protect it from the 308 round that hit it dead center. He wasn’t all that happy about it, luckily it was his rifle…. I was held blameless by all on the range that day.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    He said “clip.” Huh-huh heh-heh…

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    All I know is ….THAT RANGE NEEDED TO DIE! IT WAS TAUNTING ME!

    Guess I shouldn’t have used that mag from from the bottom of my kit…….

    The thing that saddens me the most about that “incident” is that I cant even claim alcohol was involved…..

    But those sparks on the backstop was kinda kewl….

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    Ah hell and damnation – where’d I leave that damn brain bleach this time?!
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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Troy, that range wasn’t laughing at you…
    .
    …it was laughing WITH you.

    .25 Raven

    – MD

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    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin's Bastard War-Child growls and barks:

    Am I wrong for laughing at this?
    :em05:

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    So what’s the most embarrassing gun you’ve ever shot, or the most embarrassing thing you ever did or saw on the range?

    I seem to remember a certain Marine/LEO/Magnificent Ass firing his service gun hell for leather at metal plate targets and not hitting a single one. Should have seen him slapping those mags in harder and harder, while scorching the air in fluent Jarhead because he couldn’t figure out if it was the gun or him that was screwing up. :em05: :em05:

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    LC SecondMouse says:

    Wonder how many rounds it took before the screaming started.

    Exactly one if I remember correctly, they were watching us real close for some reason. :em05:

    LC TerribleTroy says:

    But those sparks on the backstop was kinda kewl….

    Not according to the range master. :-)

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    I seem to remember a certain Marine/LEO/Magnificent Ass firing his service gun hell for leather at metal plate targets and not hitting a single one. Should have seen him slapping those mags in harder and harder, while scorching the air in fluent Jarhead because he couldn’t figure out if it was the gun or him that was screwing up.

    And as was confirmed later (When I took Jackboot’s Sig to the targets), it was indeed the gun. The same loose locking block failed completely on me at my Tactical Shooting Instructor School not long after. Locked up that slide tighter than a prom queens thighs it did.
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    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin’s Bastard War-Child says:

    Am I wrong for laughing at this?

    Nat, it’d be wrong if you DIDN’T!
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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    At one time in my teens I got my hands on a Llama .22 semi auto handgun. Thing was kinda cool (45 lookin) and was pretty much a paperweight after one round….occasionally it would feed one from the mag, but never more than that before jamming…..it was so junky that i cant even remember what I did with that gun.

    Matters not….Now I have the BEST GUN EVER! Its a…….

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    LC SecondMouse says:

    Way too much gun for me at that age

    First gun I ever fired was a single shot .410 that my dad bought for me when I was in utero. I was eight years old and the heel of t he stock was way to big for my shoulder, When I pressed off the shot the recoil knocked out one of my baby teeth. I just looked up at dad and asked for another shell.

    A few weeks later we were at my dad’s best friend’s farm and one of his drinking buddies had a .50 cal Hawken muzzle loader, I asked to shoot and the old bastard thought it would be funny to put a double charge in it. I nailed the target (a .55 gal oil drum at 30 yards or so) and asked him to load it up again. Pissed the old sot off it did. He expected it to knock me on my ass. My dad and his buddy “sarge” laughed their asses off at him.
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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    Now I have the BEST GUN EVER! Its a…….

    PENIS!!!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. :-)
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    kmhendu growls and barks:

    At a range firing a 30/06 (is that correct way to put that?) for first time, I had no idea there was going to be so much recoil and had my eye and face too close to the scope and got me a big old gash across the bridge of my nose. This was at an indoor range in Austin, and many people saw the blood running down my face. Not my finest moment.

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    kmhendu @ #:
    Scope eye rarely is, until you just smile and ram another round in the chamber. Besides, chicks dig scars.

    And it’s 30-06, or thirty aught six for us old timers. :-)
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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    I once shot a guys camera with an improperly sighted rifle.

    First kid on the block with a confirmed A/V kill!
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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Worst gun moment?

    In 1982, I was “Helping” my brother clean his guns while he was calving – he’d spent several days shooting with me, and I figured it’d be a nice surprise to clean everything up for him. I took apart his S&W .686 a bit… too thoroughly… (I’d never disassembled anything but a M1911A1 and a M14 to that point), and.. well…

    …I arranged everything in perfectly neat rows of pins, flanges, springs and screws, lovingly caressed each piece with Hoppe’s No. 9, and then… realize there was no way in all the levels of hell I was getting that damn thing back together again. Only made worse when he trudged back in at 10:00 am – after being up all night pulling a calf – to see his brand new piece reduced to a (well ordered mind you) pile of bits that nobody except a gunsmith could ever hope to put back together.

    Oh… and it was a birthday present from his wife – that she’d scrimped and saved for secretly without him knowing for the better part of a year after watching him droll over it in the local Quality Supply.

    I was not a very popular for a time, even after I paid to have it reassembled, (and to replace the spring I damaged). On some level, as I was removing “that which should not be removed” I was thinking… “damn… maybe I should stop here.” But my mild case of OCD and good intentions, (gotta do a GOOD job!), got the better of me.

    However, I did make it up to him – For his 60th birthday, I bought him a new one. 5 inch barrel, 7 shot. He won’t admit it, but he got just a little teary when he opened it up.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Embarrassing gun-related stories?

    Hmmm…

    There was that one time when I was about 11 and got to fire a 12 gauge side-by-side for the first time and promptly discharged both barrels at the same time. I’m sure that I hadn’t been positioned DELIBERATELY in front of a muddy puddle too. Right.

    Or more embarrassing, when I was an adult who should have known better and idiotically stuck my Steyr in the range bag, all loaded but with the safety OFF (facepalm) and the trigger snagged on an ammo box. Killed the floor of that apartment dead, I tell you. No damage to anything but property and my pride, however. Neighbors didn’t even notice. Yeah, not a good neighborhood.

    That, by the way, is why I get all ticked off and bothered to this day when somebody else does something blockheaded like that and calls it an “accidental discharge.” NO, fuckhead, it was a NEGLIGENT discharge. Now go and don’t fuck up again. So far, touch wood, I’ve managed.
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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    kmhendu says:

    I had no idea there was going to be so much recoil and had my eye and face too close to the scope and got me a big old gash across the bridge of my nose. This was at an indoor range in Austin, and many people saw the blood running down my face. Not my finest moment.

    No worries. I remember having “G3 Cheek” only too well from my boot days. Didn’t mention it here as it happened to everybody. Damn thing has this hump between the stock and the receiver that, unless you getyour cheek weld JUUUUST right, hits you right the fuck on the cheek bone every time you pull the trigger.

    Nice big bruise too, and it told you at a distance who was a boot and who was not.
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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:

    Now… I hesitate to write this, but…

    When John Moses (PBUH) set out to design the pistol that became the Hi-Power, he was working for FN. His Colt patents were still in force and he was in the unseemly position of having to work around his own ideas.

    The original design was that of a blowback, striker-fired 9mm, functionally similar to the Hi Point.

    (Browning died before he completed his design. Several years later, Dieudonné Saive picked up the project. As most of the Colt patents had then expired, he incorporated those features into the Hi-Power. Saive went on to design the FAL.)

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    I plead the fifth. :em07:
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    I traded for a .36 Navy percussion knockoff.
    The caps had been on it so long they had a green edge on ‘em. I rigged a string n’ clamp to test it,, nada. After cycling it a couple dozen times, got the tools, ‘took it apart, clamped the cylinder into my vice,, and the instant I poked the first cap,,
    POW!
    As the smoke cleared, the cylinder was escaping under a cabinet, I wasn’t leaking, and the ball didn’t even bury into the bench.
    Ok,, so,, I got away with one.
    Dunno if it was the ringing in my ears or the ghost of E. Remington laughing.. it was quite a buzz.
    ‘Dropped the cylinder into a bucket of water for a few days before poking the other caps off with plastic tongs with it still in the water.
    When I mentioned it to my gun guru, he said “Only one cylinder fired? When they’re that corroded, sometimes a couple will go.”
    *Gulp*

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    Yasherka growls and barks:

    Back in the (I think) ’83 I wasted my money on an AMT “Hardballer” .45 auto longslide jam-O-matic. I took it to a busy range and couldn’t feed the damn thing with a spoon. A great deal of mirth was had at my expense.

    I would rate it in the Hi-Point/Jennings/Lorcin realm, just a hell of a lot more expensive.

    Mercifully, the movie Terminator was released several months afterwards and I was able to offload it at no loss (unless you count my self-respect).

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    LC/IB PrimEviL growls and barks:

    The boo-boo I remember most is the day I decided to do some four-position work with an ’03A3.
    Getting the sling right for prone took a lot of cinching up…first shot, the cocking knob dead-centered
    the end of my nose. Everyone was amused but me.
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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Went to the range for my first few shoot sessions, and lo and behold, guess who forgot his ear protectors. All of a sudden this pair of hands lands on my shoulders, a third set of hands jams the ‘phones on my head, and the same set of hands smacks me upside the head but GOOD.

    A face appears above me wearing a disgusted and VERY annoyed look.

    I’d just met the senior rangemaster.

    Best first impression?————–> NOOOOOOOOO. :em06:

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    Yasherka @ #:
    I would add Llama to that list of feed impaired, ejector challenged losers.