My favorite line was told to me by a gun store clerk. “The reason cops went to 9mm is because .45’s don’t have the velocity to penetrate the skull.” That one left me dumbfounded for a while.
REALLY? when it is butcher time, hog or cow a .22 to the head has ALWAYS worked for me. one shot.My favorite line was told to me by a gun store clerk. “The reason cops went to 9mm is because .45’s don’t have the velocity to penetrate the skull.” That one left me dumbfounded for a while.
Back when I would occasionally go to a club or public range it was....fun...interesting...when someone would set up next to me when I was shooting my Ballard in 45-100. Comments, exclamations, dumbfounded looks....all the above. 90-95 grs. of black under a 520 gr. bullet has a nice, deep, LOUD throaty report...with lots of smoke. If they were lucky they set up, upwind of me. If downwind, they'd move....I love their reaction.
I rarely go to a range. Last week my buddy and I went to and indoor range. Never been, he has. He said "bring what you want, you can shoot anything". So there's 12 lanes. We're in 8-9. I have a couple handguns he's never tried so we start with them. A Bersa Thunder, which is great BTW, and a couple 9mm. The lanes on either side are shooting similar. After a bit, most everybody is shooting .22s at those targets that are games. Bowling, baseball, shoot the bugs, etc. Everybody is at about 20 feet-ish. I'm noticing this as all you can hear is faint pops. I look at my buddy.."anything?"..."yep" he says.
When I start setting up my .45-70 people call it my "anti-social" gun because of the noise and the smoke.someone would set up next to me when I was shooting my Ballard in 45-100. Comments, exclamations, dumbfounded looks...
I did go into the shop but after 10 messages asking for ammo and guns I just turned it off.Well Mike, why didn't you run down to the shop on Sunday and pick up your messages? How rude of you not to......
Many, many years ago a LEO acquaintance was present when a local farmer was getting ready to pop one of his monster (as in MONSTER) hogs prior to butchering. He always used a Winchester 94 30/30 for this task. Acquaintance asks to do it with his Smith .357 service revolver. Farmer opines that wasn't a very good idea, but if he felt it'd do the job go right ahead and give it a try - which he then proceeded to do. So, now we've got a prehistoric hog with a gawd-awful headache running around the yard trying to trample and kill everything in its' path. Five more rounds of .357 didn't improve the situation. The farmer finally put the porker down with the 30/30.Madman, I trapped a hog a short time ago and just for giggles took my Colt .25 Auto and popped a 200 # feral boar in the head......went straight down just as fast as my .45 would do.
Believe it or not its a pretty normal figure of speech here...Not a firearm one, but I have heard this statement from time to time:
"He was beside himself"
How fast do you have to be to do that?. I've tried. Never even got close.