Thursday, April 19, 2007

Attention CCA customers...

Please do not say "There's a bullet stuck in the barrel" when what you mean is "There's a cartridge jammed in the feedway."

Believe it or not, the two sentences are not interchangeable, and actually mean very different things.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.


Dr. StrangeGun said...

"bullet jammed in barrel"

once, == "no, cartridge in feedramp"

twice, == "gun sideways up posterior"

Anonymous said...

The general shooting public's knowledge about their own sport is abysmal.

I was at the NRA show last weekend to tour the exhibits and to act as an NRA Instructor at the Airgun range. The comments I heard would make your toenails curl. Most shooters know squat about guns.

Anonymous said...

Also annoying are the people who can't tell the difference between a "Clip" and a "Magazine". Getting that distinction wrong immediately brings everything else they might say about firearms into question...


Mark said...

How many bullets can you get in the clip on one of those plastic Glocks?

*runs away, very quickly*

triticale said...

There's a soldier in the grass,
With a cartridge jammed in the feedway.
Take it out, take it out,
Like a good Girl Scout.

Mark said...

I can hear Kipling laughing from a long, long way away... :)

jetfxr69 said...

Note that both are possible, just one is FAR more likely.

I've experienced the one you abhor. Actually, it wasn't a "bullet" stuck in the barrel, it was the "Expanding Full-Metal Jacket (tm-Federal)" stuck in the barrel. Apparently I won the double lottery and got the cartridge that both missed the "gunpowder here" line and the "majority of the projectile" line. Jacket emerged far enough from the barrel to allow the gases from the primer's combustion to flow through the scoring seams. When viewed from the side my Beretta looked like it was either "interested" or "a little cold in here".