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Posted: 4/6/2006 4:38:42 PM EDT
When I was a small child, I thought that magazines were disposable.

I always saw people on TV dropping mags and, I'd never thought that they could be re-used.


Confess!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:58:55 PM EDT
I didn't know that "military-style rifles" were legal for us normal people to own. I figured that we could just own bolt-action rifles and shotguns. I didn't actively think that, I just assumed it. I thought that until about 4 years ago when I kind of accidentally found out I was wrong. Of course I wasted no time buying guns.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:59:57 PM EDT
i thought if i joined the military i could own a full auto


waht do you mean i cant?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:02:06 PM EDT
12 Gauge Mythos.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:02:26 PM EDT
When I was a kid I bought the hollywood version of someone getting shot, I thought they dropped like a rock and stayed down.
I also thought a bullet could pick a man up and hurl him 10 feet.

People get shot and even as they are dying can still take you with them.
If you have to shoot, keep shooting until there is no threat!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:03:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:04:27 PM EDT by Stryfe]
I don't recall anything from before I started walking.
I do remember a brief period after learning to read where I believed most of what I read in gun rags.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:04:02 PM EDT
that the M16/AR15 didn't fire such a small bullet hahah. I googled and drooled at picutres in gun magazines then when I bought my first AR15 I was stunned at how "small the hole was at the end of the barrel"
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:04:04 PM EDT
When I was very young, I didn't know bullets could go through glass.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:08:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By christ0ph:
that the M16/AR15 didn't fire such a small bullet hahah. I googled and drooled at picutres in gun magazines then when I bought my first AR15 I was stunned at how "small the hole was at the end of the barrel"


I have to say that this was mine too. I thought it fired something like a .50 BMG (course I didn't knwo what .50 BMG even was then either)
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:12:44 PM EDT
I used to think:

.44 Magnum rounds could go through just about anything.

+1 AR-15 fired a larger bullet.

AR-15 bullets "tumbled" upon leaving the barrel.

.45 ACP and 12 ga. made people fly across rooms.

AK-47's kicked REAL hard

.22 LR was a powerful bullet.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:15:50 PM EDT
That people in gunstores knew something about guns.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:18:21 PM EDT
That guns could just 'go off.' Or should I say could easily just 'go off.'
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:18:58 PM EDT
I thought that shooting at water was ok. Untill one came right back next to my head.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:19:32 PM EDT
in shows with shot guns they alwas rack the slide and a empyt case eject i thaught the the shot came out of the case then you fired it
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:23:07 PM EDT
I questioned the "need" to have an assault rifle

As soon as the AWB appeared I figured I rather make the choice while I could even though I would "likely never have bought one otherwise". Assuming that's true, you could say the Libtards were responsible for the creation of one more 2nd amendment zealot shortly afterwards.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:23:24 PM EDT
When I was little, I thought pumping the shotgun slide opened a little door covering the muzzle so the shell could be fired
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:23:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:28:44 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
I called magazines "clips" until a few years ago (I grew up as a hunter ). My brother, dad and everyone else gives me a dirty look because I correct them everytime now instantly out of habit.

"It's a magazine dumbass" Then they

ETA after seeing 20iner's post below: I was confused after '94 when I went to buy some more "Banana Clips" for the 10/22. "What do you mean they are now $50, they were $8 last year ". Had never even heard of the AWB until then.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:24:17 PM EDT
Banana Clip
M16 fired a 22 that will bounce around inside you


thanks dad.


I just succeded in making him stop saying "clip"
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:27:39 PM EDT
I was sure I would only need a .22 pistol and a .22 rifle
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:28:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrianC:
I was sure I would only need a .22 pistol and a .22 rifle



you mean a .38 and a .22?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:34:59 PM EDT
I always thought a guy needed a special permit to buy a hand gun.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:35:27 PM EDT
I thought that cleaning a gun must be dangerous since so many people screwed up and had a ND- " I was just cleaning it and it went off" and no I don't mean that gun...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:40:05 PM EDT
Not much really...

Guns are an obsession in my family.

But to this day my old man thinks .45 ACP is stronger than .44 magnum.

Here's one of his favorite lines:

The 45, at the 10 feet, is the stronger, than the 44, point blank!

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:48:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
Not much really...

Guns are an obsession in my family.

But to this day my old man thinks .45 ACP is stronger than .44 magnum.

Here's one of his favorite lines:

The 45, at the 10 feet, is the stronger, than the 44, point blank!




"you can shoot someone in the hand with .45 and they'll get knocked down"
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:50:24 PM EDT
I thought (as a child) that bullets were supposed to go through you, and the faster they went through you the quiker you died. And that if you got shot you were dead, no emergency room, just dead
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:55:28 PM EDT
not having any experiance with firearms, one of the first times i was taken to a range, i was given a 45 colt 1911,(to shoot). i picked it up off of the table and pointed it downrange with my arm down, shooting "from the hip"...i had no idea that you were supposed to AIM!! ha ha geez thats how Clint did it in the westerns, Doh
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:56:02 PM EDT
I never thought that guns were so dirty and that gun laws weren't retarded.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:56:48 PM EDT
That gun owners were a large group of "Friends" who supported one another behind the 2A, and stuck together whenever one type or another was attacked politically. but Sep-1994 showed me the truth
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:58:13 PM EDT
That a M16 ran on gasoline because I read it was "gas operated" in the seventh grade.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:59:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By christ0ph:
that the M16/AR15 didn't fire such a small bullet hahah. I googled and drooled at picutres in gun magazines then when I bought my first AR15 I was stunned at how "small the hole was at the end of the barrel"



I thought the same.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:00:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:04:31 PM EDT by Stlkid]
I thought i knew how a ar15 worked because i saw the movies and that when a gun was fired it shot the casing too
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:02:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:03:26 PM EDT by roboman]
I thought it was easy to make accurate Hollywood-type shots with a handgun ala "hitting a tin can from 25 yards one handed while running".

I thought all AR-15s were full-auto.

Hell, I even wrote an editorial in 8th grade supporting Gun Control and the AWB, cause I thought it banned full-autos .

I still need to find someone to kick my ass for writing that damn editorial.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:07:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Hell, I even wrote an editorial in 8th grade supporting Gun Control and the AWB, cause I thought it banned full-autos .



hell, i just saw one of those in a college newspaper written by some idiot journalism major

i used to think for some reason that the age limit to purchase a "sporting" rifle was 18, but for an "assault weapon" it was 21, same as for pistols.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:09:39 PM EDT
I thought "Assault Rifles" were more powerful than hunting guns. Meaning if you shot a deer with an AR15, it would burst into dust.

I was very wrong
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:10:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sandguard:
That a M16 ran on gasoline because I read it was "gas operated" in the seventh grade.



Me too, same grade! WEIRD...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:16:22 PM EDT
I thought explosive rounds fired from shoulder fired weapons would explode when they hit soft tissue...


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:19:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By T2000:
I always thought a guy needed a special permit to buy a hand gun.


In some states, you do.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:22:32 PM EDT
I never thought through the use of sights -- I figured the Hollywood hip-shooting was the way to do it, with the buttstock wedged to your belt it must help with the massive recoil of the M16.

I also never thought through the actual volume of automatic fire that would be needed to do the action-movie stunt of mowing down a platoon of commies.

First time I went up to the pistol range, I rented a Glock 17. I knew about the way the slide worked, but I thought it was broken when the barrel tipped up!

Speaking of Glocks -- I bought the Die Hard line about ceramic parts content....

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:31:22 PM EDT
i assumed that the bullet brass & all exited the barrel.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:53:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:56:06 PM EDT by Bullitt3401]

Originally Posted By Sandguard:
That a M16 ran on gasoline because I read it was "gas operated" in the seventh grade.



Same here. I read about the "gas operated" M16 back in the mid-70's in a C.B. Colby book in elementary school. I was around 7-8 years old.

I'd bet the Dekalb county schools have burned all the C.B. Colby library books by now.

Scott
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:54:26 PM EDT
I thought Glock was the pistol you can sneak into metal security detectors...Bruce Willis said it, so did some gun rags.

Glad I found out it was otherwise before I tried it.

Damm you Bruce Willis. Stop spreading myths.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:01:27 PM EDT
I thought there was no reason for us not to be able to own certain weapons. Oh wait...

It blows me away how many people say "Yeah he has an AR-15, or M-14...I don't know if they are legal." So I have to give them the 10 min story on what is and isn't ok. These are people my own age and I wonder "Have you been living under a rock?" Lots of people think that if it looks scary it is illegal. I know a lot of people would like it this way but....
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:05:31 PM EDT
I used to think shotguns were pretty stupid not too long ago. Now I have an obsession with vintage Remington Wingmasters, especially in a riot configuation
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:10:35 PM EDT
When I was 12 or so, I saw a Smith 9mm auto (model 39 probably) at a gun shop, set down in front of the wrong label---the label for a Smith 44 Special revolver. This being the pre-internet days and me not even being able to touch the gun, as a minor, and my dad knowing nothing about guns, I went for about the next year believing Smith and Wesson made a 44 Special auto.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:50:34 PM EDT
I used to think ‘point blank” meant up close – as in a few feet or even closer.

Too many gangster movies I guess.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:05:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 199:
I used to think ‘point blank” meant up close – as in a few feet or even closer.

Too many gangster movies I guess.



I still think it does. What does it actually mean?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:12:16 PM EDT
The range at which you can hold the same POA and have your bullet land within a defined verticle distance.

For example, a 50 grain bullet from a .22-250 stays within + or - 2.5" of the POA out to say, 300 yards (An example). Therefore, your Maximum point blank range is 300 yards.


As for the thread topic... uh... didn't have any? Grew up reloading, shooting, and hunting. Dad didn't fill me in with heresay, just kept to what he knew.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:53:41 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]

Originally Posted By Horseman:

Speaking of Glocks -- I bought the Die Hard line about ceramic parts content....




Did you learn the truth about that one the hard way?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:47:27 PM EDT
its not possible to miss at close range with a shotgun.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:55:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nirvana:
not having any experiance with firearms, one of the first times i was taken to a range, i was given a 45 colt 1911,(to shoot). i picked it up off of the table and pointed it downrange with my arm down, shooting "from the hip"...i had no idea that you were supposed to AIM!! ha ha geez thats how Clint did it in the westerns, Doh



Did someone stop you, or did the slide bite your wrist?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:57:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 10:58:59 PM EDT by dsg2003gt]
I thought glocks could go through metal detectors-man Bruce Willis fucked me up.

All guns were registered...

Didnt think you could own BRs.

......


Ever since I was 5 I knew I would carry one day.
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