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Posted: 4/30/2011 5:11:28 PM EDT
So I just got distracted by MythBusters where they're trying to shoot a merry-go-round into motion.  This is relevant to my interests, so I turn it on.

First they shoot a Glock, and refer to it as a Glock, but not the model type, only that it's a 9mm.

Then they shoot a Smith and Wesson .44 magnum.  

Then they shoot a .45, but no mention of make or model.

What gives?

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:13:20 PM EDT
Because nobody but us cares.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:13:33 PM EDT
Lowest common denominator.


Most of their fan base are probably NOT "gun people".
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:17:14 PM EDT
Didn't they label the Beretta as a Glock?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:17:17 PM EDT
First post...



and their gun handling is absolutely atrocious, the camera and sound guys have probably been swept hundreds of times
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:20:51 PM EDT
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:23:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
Because nobody but us cares.


1st post nails it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:25:53 PM EDT
Kari is probably the most gun savvy on the show now.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:27:16 PM EDT
The ones who care know the gun when they see it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:36:25 PM EDT



Originally Posted By mak0:


I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


Whats wrong with that?



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:51:47 PM EDT
Lt Normandy, their firearms advisor from a few years back, is/was a member here.

IIRC, he said if you look close at some of their vehicles, you'll see BFLs.

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Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:53:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Moose:
Lt Normandy, their firearms advisor from a few years back, is/was a member here.

IIRC, he said if you look close at some of their vehicles, you'll see BFLs.

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I'll officially forgive Kari for being a veggie now.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:55:53 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:


Didn't they label the Beretta as a Glock?


Yeah. Plus giving the .45 about three times actual FPS.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:59:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


I'm not a 1911 guy but what exactly is the problem with that?  Those guys tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to safety, but when the objective of your experiment is to fire one round and one round only why not just drop it in the chamber and eliminate a safety risk?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:01:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:05:01 PM EDT by 53vortec]
Originally Posted By macpherson:
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


I'm not a 1911 guy but what exactly is the problem with that?  Those guys tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to safety, but when the objective of your experiment is to fire one round and one round only why not just drop it in the chamber and eliminate a safety risk?


There's a common misconception that this will damage the extractor.

ETA: Just noticed the slide stop bit. I probably wouldn't do it from slide lock because of the resultant impact to the lower barrel lugs. Of course the extractor would soften that blow somewhat. Too tired to think that one through fully.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:02:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
Because nobody but us cares.


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:15:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:16:31 PM EDT by robplumm]






He says it's possible. I saw him do it, too.





Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:16:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
Because nobody but us cares.


/thread

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:22:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:
Didn't they label the Beretta as a Glock?


It looked extremely Glock-ish to me.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:32:39 PM EDT


 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:36:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:38:18 PM EDT by CanteTinza]





Originally Posted By Deej86:





Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:


Didn't they label the Beretta as a Glock?






It looked extremely Glock-ish to me.
In the movie they used a Beretta. Myth busters was all " we need to use the same exact guns, a glock".





5:44ish in my above post.
 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:46:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


It works right? whats the issue?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:47:36 PM EDT



Originally Posted By mak0:


I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


Why?





 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:48:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:00:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


Cuz it matters?


on an internal extractor 1911 it does
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:12:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eswift:
Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


Cuz it matters?


on an internal extractor 1911 it does


Big time.
Apparently some here do not understand the do's and don'ts of the 1911....
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:22:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By eswift:
Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Originally Posted By mak0:
I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop


Cuz it matters?


on an internal extractor 1911 it does


Big time.
Apparently some here do not understand the do's and don'ts of the 1911....


A while back a 1911 smith, one of the Heirloom Precision guys IIRC, published his findings of dropping the slide on a loaded chamber 10,000 times with no resultant damage. I've seen a long time gunsmith associate of mine do it several times himself. Moreover, slamming the rim over that style of extractor is how the M3 submachine gun works by design.

I still don't do it because of personal preference, but don't make an issue of the practice.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:23:43 PM EDT
were u talking about the marry go round episode.  They have found some of the most creative ways to waste tax payer money (grant money) and they have accomplished what most of us already knew would or would not happen.

Not going to watch the rest of it, if they shoot it with a 50cal and it goes through did they not expect it to penetrate?  I mean they acted surprised when the 44 mag went through it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:24:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:



Originally Posted By eswift:


Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:


Originally Posted By mak0:

I cringed during one episode where they repeatedly loaded a 1911 by placing a round in the chamber and pressing the slide stop




Cuz it matters?




on an internal extractor 1911 it does




Big time.

Apparently some here do not understand the do's and don'ts of the 1911....


It appeared to be a pretty old probably pre 70s series  Gold Cup



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:24:20 PM EDT
They are a bunch of San Fran hippies. It's a miracle they even touch guns.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:24:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ChadG:
were u talking about the marry go round episode.  They have found some of the most creative ways to waste tax payer money (grant money) and they have accomplished what most of us already knew would or would not happen.

Not going to watch the rest of it, if they shoot it with a 50cal and it goes through did they not expect it to penetrate?  I mean they acted surprised when the 44 mag went through it.


Yes it is the Merry go round episode.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:25:20 PM EDT
Center of ass, man. Center of ass.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:26:47 PM EDT
That episode is on right now, and it appears to be a G17, and they said it was 9mm. Not sure of the 1911 make though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:27:22 PM EDT
because the show isn't about guns?  the guns are only incidental to the show?  Thus, the lack of details?  

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