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Stupid bullet shells......

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gofergurl, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. gofergurl

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    I was shooting a 9mm at the indoor range yesterday. It was a lot of fun. :D I guess at one point one of the shells came and hit me in the chin. I have a nice burn mark from where the shell hit me. :mad:
     
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    Now... what's better than a pink sno-ball with a 9mm?

    I can't think of much ;)


    Shotguns use shells, centerfire/rimfire rifle and pistols use cartriges. The brass is called a casing... the bullet is the chuck of lead you sent flying at over 1,000 feet per second down the range :)
     
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    Ohhh yea, take a look at the pretty she was shooting :D

    CZ-85 Combat. The particular model she had was SS instead of black, with some really comfortable aftermarket grips on it.



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    Hehe... I had a .45 shell bounce off the side of the stall and down my shirt once, getting stuck in my waistband. Left a nice little burn mark on my belly....
     
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    Shell casings, not bullet shells. Pfft, girls:rolleyes: :wink1: :haha: :haha:

    John
     
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    Shotguns use shells bud ;) Pfft.
     
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    That's good to know. Now I will know how to word it next time. :D
     
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    When in doubt... just call it "brass" once it's been fired.
     
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    Yep, you're lucky gofergurl. I've got 'em down the shirt many times, had one land in my lap and roll into my shorts leg once while sitting down shooting. Ouch.

    Hey, at least you didn't get a permanent idiot mark from peeking into a scope too close!
     
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    Only thing I have with a scope is a .22LR ;) If you get a black eye from that I'll laugh at you in public.
     
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    I have a friend with a 7 stitch scar courtesy of Mr. ought six.

    I have always worn glasses since seeing him bleed like a stuck pig all the way back to town.
     
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    That's why scopes have "strain relief" on them so your eye doesn't have to be so close.... right :dunno:
     
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    had a couple of good .223 burns to the back of the neck in the grunts during hostage rescue training... until I went with the balaclava.

    My wife shot a Steyr S9 once at a range and the brass flew up and landed inside her shooting glasses. Its tradjetory was flawless, because the gap between her head and the top of the glasses was hardly large enough to fit a piece of 9mm brass through. Anyway, in spite of the fact that she isn't a gun guru... she didn't freak out or point the gun anywhere it shouldn't be. :thumb:

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    That's one thing that Heather's been really good with, the basic laws of firearms. Always treat it like it's loaded, don't point at anything you're not willing to kill/destroy, don't put your finger on the trigger unless you're ready to kill/destroy.

    We were at the Sports Authority one day and I saw some silly package with a video that supposedly went over firearm basics and the joys of shooting. The photo on the cover of the video had an man standing with his son, both holding air rifles. The boy was in the right, and the man was wrong. He was holding the rifle with his finger on the trigger.

    I asked Heather what was wrong in that photo and she picked up on it right away :waytogo:
     
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    My firearms instructer is teaching me well. :D
     
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    jess got a nice little burn between her breasticles with a 22lr
    she wasn't too happy
     
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    I think I've ejected some brass in Heather's general direction before.. don't recall any breasticle incidents :eek1:
     
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    out of respect I will not touch that with a ten foot pole.:D





    as far as the eye relief, it more a matter of shooting from really awkward positions to get the sight picture you want, sometimes you sacrifice grip strength and get some movement, especially magnum loads.
     
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    You have from your .22 but they went down the back of my shirt and weren't really warm enough to burn.
     

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