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Re: Gun Store Jack___es
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2016, 04:54:24 pm »
Local gun store/range, which is a nice place, had a guy working the counter who wouldn't stop talking about his prior service -- being in combat, being highly decorated, etc...

Being a civilian it's not my place to call someone out for that, but man it sure rubbed me the wrong way.  The guy is no longer employed there.

Having been raised by and around actual combat veterans as well as having combat veteran co-workers, he's as full of s___ as a Christmas turkey.
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    Re: Gun Store Jack___es
    « Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 05:03:32 pm »
    It takes a pry bar to get my step-father to talk about his service in Viet Nam.

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    « Reply #27 on: September 15, 2016, 07:54:04 pm »
    It takes a pry bar to get my step-father to talk about his service in Viet Nam.
    my old poppy wouldn't talk about his wartime service, but stateside?

    he told me this hilarious story about one time he repelled 'Boarders' (a bunch of stinking hippies) with a B.A.R.
    when you rip off a three round burst of .30-06 blacktip over their heads, they de-a** the area with the quickness.
    then he'd go off on a tangent about how the US navy should have never have retired the M1 carbine for the M16.
    i miss that old man.
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    « Reply #28 on: September 15, 2016, 08:52:40 pm »
    my old poppy wouldn't talk about his wartime service, but stateside?

    he told me this hilarious story about one time he repelled 'Boarders' (a bunch of stinking hippies) with a B.A.R.
    when you rip off a three round burst of .30-06 blacktip over their heads, they de-a** the area with the quickness.

    then he'd go off on a tangent about how the US navy should have never have retired the M1 carbine for the M16.
    i miss that old man.

     :rotfl

    He sounds like a fluffing legend  :thumbup1.

    I would love to have heard his reasoning why the M1 carbine was superior to the M16  :cool.
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    Re: Gun Store Jack___es
    « Reply #29 on: September 15, 2016, 09:02:48 pm »
    I recall reading a similar story from one of our own, I think George? Something about dumping a magazine full of blanks at a VW minibus full of hippies?
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    « Reply #30 on: September 15, 2016, 11:36:00 pm »
    I recall reading a similar story from one of our own, I think George? Something about dumping a magazine full of blanks at a VW minibus full of hippies?
    Nope. 
    It was a Convertible.   And they were more like Jersey Shore Surfer dudes.
    When the driver locked up all four tires, I still remember the guy in the center back seat flying into the dash.
    I had totally forgotten about that.
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    « Reply #31 on: September 16, 2016, 07:28:32 pm »
    :rotfl

    He sounds like a fluffing legend  :thumbup1.

    I would love to have heard his reasoning why the M1 carbine was superior to the M16  :cool.
    he figured the slower round was less likely to fluff up something on his sub, it was quieter, so it didn't deafen you as much, didn't ricochet as easily, ect.
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    « Reply #32 on: September 16, 2016, 08:02:02 pm »
    he figured the slower round was less likely to fluff up something on his sub, it was quieter, so it didn't deafen you as much, didn't ricochet as easily, ect.

    Oh he was a submariner...so definitely certified loco...but seriously submariners have my respect. I have a few buddies who chose that, and I don't know how they do it.

    But his argument for the M1 carbine are sound IMHO.


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    « Reply #33 on: September 16, 2016, 10:05:36 pm »
    Oh he was a submariner...so definitely certified loco...but seriously submariners have my respect. I have a few buddies who chose that, and I don't know how they do it.

    But his argument for the M1 carbine are sound IMHO.


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    « Reply #34 on: September 17, 2016, 02:34:15 am »
    In college, I worked the gun counter at the local Wal-Mart.  I realize this is technically not a gun store but there are plenty of jackasses.

    A guy asks me for a couple 100rd boxes of 9mm WWB FMJ.  I happily open the case and ring up the sale and put them both in a bag.  It was Flagstaff in the fall so this part of the store predictably is packed.  After the sale was done, I immediately began to help the next person in line.   You know how Winchester packages 9mm loose in the box? 

    Well this guy drops the bag and the boxes inside rupture open.  Since the floor is covered with 9mm FMJ a few people notice and back away a bit while some other jackass moves through with a shopping cart...and rolls over a round.  It crimps the primer just enough the round goes off.  Defensive postures everywhere, some lady shouts, "oh my God!"  Panic ensues. The projectile ended up bouncing off the floor and hitting another worker in the stomach.

    Physically speaking, she wasn't hurt too bad.  It left a bruise but it didn't break the skin.  She didn't go to work for a couple days after.  I grabbed a broom and swept up the bullets, put them into another bag.  I gave them back to the guy and advised him to leave.

    I was chastised later by management because amidst the commotion, I failed to close the register.

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    Re: Gun Store Jack___es
    « Reply #35 on: September 18, 2016, 01:51:35 pm »
    Yup.  Gotta' have your priorities straight.    :facepalm
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