Thought I'd burst a gut...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by armedandsafe, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I was out at the traveling tool sale last night, wandering around to see what I couldn't live without. I was looking at the air and paintball guns when I heard a man pleading with his wife to get one of the airguns. His wife was reading the description of the gun, which plainly and largely said "750 FPS." Part of his description of the gun was. "You just give it one pump and it shoots at one thousand foot-pounds per second!"

    I promptly ran out the door because he was enough larger than I that I didn't want to laugh right there.

  2. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Central Texas Gulf Coast
    Do you think he was missing a few marbles?

  3. Let's see, a 460 Weatherby only produces about (if I remember correctly) 150 foot pounds of recoil. A thousand foot pounds would likely take your shoulder or arm clean off. One good thing about this joker, Armed, at least he's only looking at airguns instead of cartridge weapons.
  4. Familyguy

    Familyguy New Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    You'd think your legs would get tired, moving that fast....
  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    I probably would have laughed right there.
    At least you had time to run out the door.
  6. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I'd have laughed him out of the place. Sorry, total stupidity I have no tolerence for!
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