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Posted: 1/13/2006 11:56:20 AM EDT
Is it possible for a handgun to go off while riding on a roller coaster? I'm not talking about trigger wise. Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:08:47 PM EDT
It happens ALL THE TIME!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:06:22 PM EDT
Oh yeah, they all do that. Except for Glocks since they are the Uber pistol......

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:43:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
Is it possible for a handgun to go off while riding on a roller coaster? I'm not talking about trigger wise. Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.



How and why?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:44:11 PM EDT
Call the Brady Bunch, they'll tell you a gun can "go off" just lieing around by itself.

As for pilots & roller coasters, that's bullshit.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:49:08 PM EDT
Hell, I'd never leave a loaded gun in the SRT4. Too much power. I'd launch that FWD demon and the inertia would cause it to fire.

Happened once. Blew out my dash board.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:59:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 2:01:30 PM EDT by USAF_Hop_N_Pop]

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
....Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.



No, pilots fly with their sidearm loaded and ready to go. It's the M9, so it's about as safe as you could ask for. If you yank and bank a jet enough to cause a UD, you're got more to worry about than a gun going off.

ETA: Does anyone smell a ?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:11:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
Is it possible for a handgun to go off while riding on a roller coaster? I'm not talking about trigger wise. Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.


Unusual questions. hinking.gif Can't hardly wait for the next one.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:12:01 PM EDT
It has happened before. Think I read it in the Enquirer.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:24:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:28:26 PM EDT
I think it depends on whether or not the jet is on a conveyer belt.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:48:54 PM EDT
I thought maybe when you pull too many Gs, the firing pin will set the gun off?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:53:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
I thought maybe when you pull too many Gs, the firing pin will set the gun off?



I think it happened to Chuck Norris once when he was out for his morning jog. He just pulled too many G's.



Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:10:53 PM EDT
Only Glocks go off by themselves.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:20:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:53:01 PM EDT
Only if its been sitting in the direct sun for a period of time. (check out the full-auto semi auto thread from earlier if youre confused)
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:49:34 PM EDT
The Roller Coaster is fine. It's the Tea Cups you have to worry about.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:22:25 PM EDT
I've heard Mexican carry on the bumber cars with a glock can be a dicey proposition.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:51:19 PM EDT
the fighter pilot one is a fable, the TSA does not allow them to carry their sidearm onto the plane. Needs to be in the checked luggage.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:55:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
I think it depends on whether or not the jet is on a conveyer belt.



Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:06:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 9:08:23 PM EDT by ORinTX]

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
Is it possible for a handgun to go off while riding on a roller coaster? I'm not talking about trigger wise. Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.





I guess I can see them being told to carry with the chamber empty (doubtful), but with no mag at all?

My grandpa carried c&l in a bomber, but that was a while ago.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:50:46 AM EDT
I do not see it happening on a Roller coaster or a Fighter Jet. I would be more concerned about losing my pistol on a roller coaster than having it fire while I am riding but it still should not happen if it was worn properly but I would not want to go on a 60mph udsidedown roller coaster with a topless holster on. Although I was never a pilot when I was in the Air Force I never heard of that rule but that does not mean it is not a Reg..
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:05:25 PM EDT
My only regret is that this wasn't posted in GD....

Oh, and NO. Good lord.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:28:29 PM EDT
So many smart ass answers, so little space to type them.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:39:35 AM EDT
Ask Clark Grizzwald.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:36:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By Fglocker_Plz:
Is it possible for a handgun to go off while riding on a roller coaster? I'm not talking about trigger wise. Is it also true fighter pilots are told to carry their sidearm w/out the magazine in the weapon while flying?

Ty.





I guess I can see them being told to carry with the chamber empty (doubtful), but with no mag at all?

My grandpa carried c&l in a bomber, but that was a while ago.



It's possible. AF cops carry with a round in the chamber, but maybe the AF just doesn't trust it's pilots. The Army doesn't trust soldiers to carry a mag in most of the time, and chambering a round is to be done only when outside the perimeter if at all.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:40:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Ask Clark Grizzwald.




He only caused a welt that could get infected.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:25:44 PM EDT
Nope, the AF doesnt trust its fighter pilots at all

You know, flying around in a 50 million dollar aircraft by YOURSELF loaded with enough firepower to level a city, along with the 2 million dollars they spent training you.

Nope, they must carry the M9 empty
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:28:52 PM EDT
while I was flying My B17 over the ploeste oil fields my bombs went off killing me instantly
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:11:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bandino:
while I was flying My B17 over the ploeste oil fields my bombs went off killing me instantly




LOL So what does it feel like to be killed instantly? I have always wondered but never was able to bring my self to try it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:13:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GenghisKhan:

LOL So what does it feel like to be killed instantly? I have always wondered but never was able to bring my self to try it.



...it's not so bad, but you can only do it once.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:21:42 AM EDT
LOL
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:12:49 PM EDT
You guys are KILLIN' ME!

I think it was a semi-serious question, so I'll give a semi-serious answer....If the pistol is striker-fired, and has a weak firing pin spring, I suppose it COULD go off if you pulled about 6 G's....or if the stress was enough to break something that holds the striker away from the breechface. Which is why they only let AF pilots and Chuck Norris types on those roller-coasters. Pretty simple, when you think about it!

Papajohn
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:12:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By papajohn:
If the pistol is striker-fired, and has a weak firing pin spring, I suppose it COULD go off if you pulled about 6 G's....




Nope, as the entire gun will be travelling at the same speed. It would take a suddent stop to the gun & allowing the internals to continue to travel forward in order to have a ND, i.e. drop a gun on its muzzle on hard pavement.
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