GUN What are some gun myths that need to be put to rest?

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Ive seen a couple shows on mythbusters where they have focused on some gun myths including shooting at someone under water, and killing someone by firing a gun into the air.

    I was thinking maybe WMD could send in an e-mail of all of the gun myths that we would like to see put to rest, and hopefully educate some of the non gun owning viewers.

    Fifty caliber shooting down an airplane for sure
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    a .50 could take down an airplane :noes:
     
  3. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    9mm is a noticably underpowered round compared to .40 and .45...
     
  4. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Its all bout da stopp'in powah! :rl:
     
  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    If you get shot by an evil assault rifle, the bullet will hit a bone, then travel along the bone and exit the opposite end of your body. :noes:
     
  6. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    +1 this would be one hell of a show
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    -that shooting from the hip is in fact accurate
    -fully automatic weapons are excellent choices for long range acuracy
    -the Deagle should be a primary carry weapon, especially if chromed
    -gun control is unfalliable
     
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    Immortal1 New Member

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    if you look at it hard enough, it will indeed go off
     
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    glock can go through a metal detector
     
  10. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    AK's and AR's are "high powered rifles"
     
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    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    5.56mm doesnt have enough stopping power, especially in Iraq. (not talking about penetrating cinderblock walls)
     
  12. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Army shoots to wound anyway..
     
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    This is true, but many people are saying that the 5.56 round doesnt work or that its not powerful enough and thats utter bullshit. Compared to the 7.62, yes, but thats not what they are saying. Have too many buds who have been there who say it works more than adequately for the job. Seen too many home brew vids of insurgents dropping like a sack of potatoes at the waist from getting hit with one round.
     
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    Immortal1 New Member

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    granted but i've talked to some folks who first hand saw 5,6, even 7 rounds penentrate and the dude was still coming. but yes, as stated, they shoot to wound and in doing so take out 1 or 2 more guys who stop to help their buddy.
     
  15. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Wouldnt be suprised if they tried this one out.

    In one episode they had Grant stare at a plant and think about hurting it. The same time the plant was hooked up to a lie detector to see if it got nervous from the mental assault :rofl:
     
  16. Sickening

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    stopping power/knockdown power.
     
  17. david_4x4

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    How about the one about GIs in Korea etc carrying around empty enblocs to throw around on the ice. Making the commies believe they had just expelled all their ammo and when they charged they would be hosed down.
     
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    .30 carbine not shooting through thick clothing.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    russians designed the ak47 to be able to also shoot 5.56 nato
     
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    This would be a good one.
     
  21. Kroze

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    What?
    :eek3: how?

    just load an m16 clip into an AK?
     
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    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    a criminal will run away just at the sound of a pump action shotgun cambering a round
     
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    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    never heard that one
     
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    sound suppressors being EXTREMELY quiet.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    It doesnt work its a myth that somehow got started back around vietnam.
     

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