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(Yahoo)   Reporters and gun knowledge doesn't mix: "The female suspect, McClain, was described by witnesses at the scene as a black female carrying a small caliber pistol, possibly a 9mm"   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 340
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2012-04-18 03:24:33 PM  
.45ACP or go home.
 
2012-04-18 03:24:57 PM  
.50 caliber belt fed machine gun is the way to go. Cuts motherfarkers in half.
 
2012-04-18 03:26:24 PM  

Fark It: 9mm is not a small caliber. It's intermediate for handguns. A small caliber would be anything below .380. Like .25 and .32 ACP. Those are small calibers.


Not too comfortable with metric, are you?
 
2012-04-18 03:26:32 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Generally, anything smaller than .38 is considered "small caliber". 9mm is about .35.


True 'dat!

TARDMITTER
 
2012-04-18 03:28:14 PM  
You see, the night that Corky walked into the Blue Bottle, and before he knows what's happening, Bob here takes a shot at him! And he misses, 'cause he's so damn drunk. Now that bullet whizzing by panicked old Corky, and he did the wrong thing. He went for his gun in such a hurry that he shot his own damn toe off. Meantime Bob here, he's aiming real good, and he squeezes off another, but he misses, because he's still so damn drunk, and he hits this thousand-dollar mirror up over the bar. And now, the Duck of Death is as good as dead. Because Corky does it right. He aims real careful, no hurry, and... BAM! That Walker Colt blew up in his hand, which was a failing common to that model. You see, if old Corky had had two guns instead of just a big dick, he'd would have been there right to the end to defend himself.
 
2012-04-18 03:30:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thats not a gun.

THIS IS A GUN:

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Anything that doesn't have stopping power at 500 yards is small caliber.


Actually, that's a rifle.

But, whatever.
 
2012-04-18 03:31:29 PM  
Fark It: 9mm is not a small caliber. It's intermediate for handguns. A small caliber would be anything below .380. Like .25 and .32 ACP. Those are small calibers.

I agree, FWIW. How can you look at .22, .25 and .32 next to a 9MM and call it "small?" It's pretty smack-dab in the middle of common pistol calibers.



The same way I can look at a 9mm next to a .44 Mag, .45 ACP, and 454 Casull and call it "small".
 
2012-04-18 03:32:11 PM  

BravadoGT: Gecko Gingrich: BravadoGT: I think you mean 9mm > .380

In light of the fact that 9mm is .355 inches, I'd say I have it right.

If you're doing straight math, then yes. If you are comparing bullet calibers, then nope.

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.380 is 9x17. 9mm is 9x19. Same projectile, shorter case.
 
2012-04-18 03:32:38 PM  
Your "headline" is beside the point, subby. This biatch should be given the death penalty.
 
2012-04-18 03:32:40 PM  

dittybopper: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thats not a gun.

THIS IS A GUN:

[img221.imageshack.us image 300x400]

Anything that doesn't have stopping power at 500 yards is small caliber.

I hate to break it to you, mildly arousing meme lady, but at 500 yards a typical 5.56mm NATO M193 55 grain bullet* has a retained energy of only about 207 ft/lbs, not even twice the energy of a .22 LR at the muzzle.


*The gun is either an AR-15 or an M-16 or M-16A1, based on the triangular handguard, and this it has the slower twist for the shorter bullet, and won't properly stabilize the longer, heavier SS109 bullet.


Now the long rifle .308... has some serious oomph behind it. Just on the hand guards i agree with you.

also I
 
2012-04-18 03:32:49 PM  
I want my baby back baby back baby back...

/sorry

//not really
 
2012-04-18 03:33:02 PM  
The female suspect, McClain, was described by witnesses at the scene as a black female carrying a small caliber pistol

Was that Foxxy McClain?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-04-18 03:34:46 PM  

Fark It: cameroncrazy1984: Fark It: Gecko Gingrich: Fark It: 9mm is not a small caliber. It's intermediate for handguns. A small caliber would be anything below .380. Like .25 and .32 ACP. Those are small calibers.

9mm < .380

The bullets are the same diameter. .380 has less mass and speed, therefore a lot less energy.

um. .355 is not the same diameter as .380.

x.380 ACP (9×17mm Browning Short, .380 Auto, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz) 9.02 (.355)
9×19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger) 9.02 (.355)


And the ol' .38 caliber is actually ~.36 caliber strikes again! .38, confusing the shiat out of newbs since the 1870s!
 
2012-04-18 03:34:52 PM  

kingoomieiii: Goddamnit, reinstalling STALKER.


Dammit! So am I!
 
2012-04-18 03:34:59 PM  
Subbies and grammar don't mix well either.
 
2012-04-18 03:35:03 PM  
Caliber isn't a measure of power, it's a measure of internal bore diameter.

Which would you rather be shot with? .455 Webley or .223 Remington?
 
2012-04-18 03:35:15 PM  

kingoomieiii: WHY WOULD YOU STEAL A RANDOM PERSON'S BABY?


Because my friend's kids are assholes?
 
2012-04-18 03:36:49 PM  
www.everydaynodaysoff.com

Subby fails.
 
2012-04-18 03:38:26 PM  

kingoomieiii: WHY WOULD YOU STEAL A RANDOM PERSON'S BABY?


Because babies are small and weak and usually not armed.
 
2012-04-18 03:39:21 PM  

Litig8r: Which would you rather be shot with? .455 Webley or .223 Remington?


Is neither an option? .455 Webley isn't a light round, but that's apples and oranges since one is a pistol round and the other is a rifle round.

9x19mm is pretty much average to low end in pistol cartridges. It's about the lightest you should depend on as a defensive round.
 
2012-04-18 03:39:26 PM  

kingoomieiii: WHY WOULD YOU STEAL A RANDOM PERSON'S BABY?


It looked delicious?
 
2012-04-18 03:39:54 PM  
www.mexicoarmado.com

My bets are on one of these though.
 
2012-04-18 03:41:26 PM  

TwistedIvory: The Mauser is 7.62x25,


The Broomhandle Mauser I have is 7.63. I have only fire 7.62 blanks through it since I don't trust putting the 7.62 rounds in it.
 
2012-04-18 03:41:42 PM  
McClain again? How many Grubers is he going to kill off?
 
2012-04-18 03:42:10 PM  

TwoHead: Reporters may not know as much about guns as subby, but most of them can whip him at subject/verb agreement.


Zing!
 
2012-04-18 03:42:54 PM  

kingoomieiii: WHY WOULD YOU STEAL A RANDOM PERSON'S BABY?


All babies are random.

/especially their excretory functions
 
2012-04-18 03:42:56 PM  

GAT_00: Look, I don't know a whole lot about guns, but it's 9mm basically the definition of a small caliber gun? Are there handguns with smaller ammo, or more specifically common ones? The NATO standard is what, 7.62mm I think, but that's from rifles.


.22lr is probably the most popular non-military round and there are a lot of pistols that use it. Most, if not all, companies that make a handgun make a .22
 
2012-04-18 03:43:46 PM  

Dogberry: "Reporters and gun knowledge doesn't mix"

Dubya, is it you?


Gun-totin' derpers and teh grammarz doesn't mix.
 
2012-04-18 03:44:42 PM  
9mm is small. At least round here.

subby is probably....well, a dumbhead
 
2012-04-18 03:45:11 PM  
Caliber isn't a measure of power, it's a measure of internal bore diameter.

Correct. An F & N five7 (5.7 mm) is a twenty two (.224 to be precise) and has about twice the "power" (muzzle velocity) as the Browning 9 mm hi-power.
 
2012-04-18 03:45:49 PM  

knightofargh: Litig8r: Which would you rather be shot with? .455 Webley or .223 Remington?

Is neither an option? .455 Webley isn't a light round, but that's apples and oranges since one is a pistol round and the other is a rifle round.

9x19mm is pretty much average to low end in pistol cartridges. It's about the lightest you should depend on as a defensive round.


I was shot with a pellet gun once. It hurt like hell.
 
2012-04-18 03:46:14 PM  
Why was the anchorman wearing a dress?
 
2012-04-18 03:46:48 PM  

looolllolol: [www.everydaynodaysoff.com image 640x430]

Subby fails.


Yeah, but that's just a single shot. This one holds five rounds.

auction-e.com
 
2012-04-18 03:48:07 PM  
I don't know much about guns (or firearms) so I looked up caliber on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliber

These are very much the same:

.380, .357, .35 9 mm calibers

Handguns and rifles in this range:

0.355-0.357 in .38 Special, .380 ACP, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .35 Remington, 9×19mm Parabellum, 9x18mm Makarov, .357 in certain new Crosman Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) airguns. Generally .357 for revolvers and rifles, .355 in autoloaders

Calibre is basically given in inches, hence 0.35 (inches) equals roughly 9 mm.

The word caliber is also used of gun barrels. 50 calibers is a barrel that is 50x the bore (or caliber, or diameter) of the barrel. A six-inch gun that is 50 calibers is thus a gun with a barrel 300 inches long.

Cannons are measured in pounds. A two pounder has a roughly six centimeter ball. It's an ornamental cannon such as you might fire at your neighbours Union Jack every July 4th. Weight is no longer a very useful measure since modern bullets and shells are made of heterogenous materials and may be hollow, filled with explosives, or even robotic or self-guided in some rare cases.

The more you learn ... the more useless stuff you know!

You will not be asked this on your test, unless you are taking a firearms or cannon test.
 
2012-04-18 03:48:36 PM  

cowgirl toffee: I was shot with a pellet gun once. It hurt like hell.


By pellet gun, I'm assuming you mean a 7mm air gun and not a .25 ACP.

I get confused by the two sometimes.
 
2012-04-18 03:49:55 PM  
isn't anything
so anything that can be fired by one person

//a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ft2j6J4NcY" target="_blank">yes there is the anzio 20mm sniper rifle
 
2012-04-18 03:50:08 PM  
Weaver95: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x333]

Damnit, Weaver. Beat me to it.
 
2012-04-18 03:50:13 PM  

knightofargh: cowgirl toffee: I was shot with a pellet gun once. It hurt like hell.

By pellet gun, I'm assuming you mean a 7mm air gun and not a .25 ACP.

I get confused by the two sometimes.


They're pretty much the same. The only difference is how much air you pump behind it.
 
2012-04-18 03:50:36 PM  
FN 5.7×28mm small cartridge big punch .....can blow threw soft body armor.....

i127.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-18 03:50:39 PM  

offmymeds: Your "headline" is beside the point, subby. This biatch should be given the death penalty.


Hopefully she's found to be mentally deficient, that guarantees the death penalty. Plus she should get fired too...
 
2012-04-18 03:51:00 PM  
I'm pretty sure anyone can decide what they want to consider small caliber.
It's like a matter of opinion and stuff.
 
2012-04-18 03:52:26 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Anything that doesn't have stopping power at 500 yards is small caliber.


Different tools for different jobs. For close up work, give me a 12ga shotgun. For 500+ yards, give me a scoped rifle in .308 or above.

A handgun on the other hand is only useful to protect yourself until you get to something bigger. Even with a fatal shot a .40 or .45 won't usually disable someone immediately. They can still fight, stab, or shoot back before they die. Don't let the movies fool you, when someone is hit they do not go flying back like they've been hit by a cannon ball. In fact with adrenalin flowing, or if there on drugs, they might not even feel it at first. That's why police are trained to keep firing until a suspect goes down, they may have to hit them many times before they are no longer a threat.
 
2012-04-18 03:52:48 PM  
gun porn
 
2012-04-18 03:53:20 PM  

cowgirl toffee: knightofargh: cowgirl toffee: I was shot with a pellet gun once. It hurt like hell.

By pellet gun, I'm assuming you mean a 7mm air gun and not a .25 ACP.

I get confused by the two sometimes.

They're pretty much the same. The only difference is how much air you pump behind it.


So .25 ACP is three pumps out of a possible ten. I can see that.
 
2012-04-18 03:53:52 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-18 03:54:58 PM  

stevetherobot: looolllolol: [www.everydaynodaysoff.com image 640x430]

Subby fails.

Yeah, but that's just a single shot. This one holds five rounds.

[auction-e.com image 300x225]


Repairman Jack approved.
 
2012-04-18 03:55:19 PM  

brantgoose: The word caliber is also used of gun barrels. 50 calibers is a barrel that is 50x the bore (or caliber, or diameter) of the barrel. A six-inch gun that is 50 calibers is thus a gun with a barrel 300 inches long.


This one's only used for cannon, so far as I know. I've only seen it used when discussing tanks or battleships, for instance. I've never seen it used when referring to handguns or rifles.
 
2012-04-18 03:55:55 PM  

bedspread: FN 5.7×28mm small cartridge big punch .....can blow threw soft body armor.....

[i127.photobucket.com image 640x434]


Ew...Blow threw.
 
2012-04-18 03:57:16 PM  
Wow, Subby just Trolled you'll into the most retarded argument on Fark all week.....
 
2012-04-18 03:57:37 PM  
bedspread: FN 5.7×28mm small cartridge big punch .....can blow threw soft body armor.....

[i127.photobucket.com image 640x434]


Well. Yeah. That's what it was designed for originally. The expanding/fragmenting version of it can also punch a fist-sized hole in someone, too.

/FN FiveSeven is sexy.
//Is it wierd I have a killboner right now?
 
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