I am a Gunsmith. It is what I do for a living. Firearms are designed to be fired in the traditional position. Re-orienting the weapon actually interferes with proper chambering and ejection in semi and full-auto weapons. Pumps and lever actions also have problems in the “sideways” orientation, thus making mis-feeds and jams commonplace. If there is a reason for this style, I think they shoot that way because it is easier to fire out of a car window during a “drive-by” as the recoil will not make their forearms hit the top of the window frame. At a public range, I actually asked a “hood-rat” why he fired sideways. The reply… “Den when da bullet goes down, it will go around da coanuh.” These people are idiots.
@DADUSHKA: I could hang upside down from a tree and my weapon(s) would chamber and fire. Spring tensioned magazines, and gas operated, or manual actions operate in any position, some will chamber when dragged through mud as the loosely engineered tolerances in a Kalashnikov design is touted for, by many enthusiasts.. What kind of lies are you typing with your "microprocessor human interface device?" Let idiots continue to 'aim" this way...It gives me a possible chance to sidestep and "correctly" aim, a split second necessary....
@DADUSHKA; Thank the Lord that we had the likes of John Browning's Semi's and full Auto's or convicts designing carbines in prison instead of "gunsmith's" like you. Or we would be using bolt action Royal Enfields, and would have been overrun by Zulu spear-man. You don't have an ancestor that was honored posthumously having served in G. Armstrong's 7th Cavalry? Do you? Gotta go, I need a haircut.
@DADUSHKA; "Recoil makes their forearms hit the top of the window frame?" 9mm= Gun of choice for drive-bys. Cheap and readily available, lots of cartridges. Your "theoretical" scenario would be an anemic eleven year old girl firing the weapon. Attempting to appear knowledgeable makes you cannon fodder for someone with only marginal intelligence.
@DADUSHKA: Weapons Officer to pilot: "Sir I respectfully request that you adjust the pitch, yaw and roll of the aircraft Contrary to my previous training during several live fire exercises, I believe that my cannon will misfire due to "hypothetical parameters not fully explainable in the colonistic string theory of applied sphincteral physics."
In my little 'poke,' at your expense with the aircraft sim....The Automatic machine gun or cannon designer also had to combat 'G-forces' of an aircraft in motion. What 'g' forces does a punk have to combat, stupidly holding a pistol sideways? Maybe no g-forces at all except the "Gee-whiz" force of an "expert stating guns don't chamber or fire except in a [upright/traditional? ] position." [DO NOT]File the little tang off a Jennings .22 and hold it upside down with 3-5 rounds in the magazine. Then smash, and destroy with hammer because the thing is illegal. But it did "empty" the magazine rapidly, didn't it? Even sideways or upside down.
Jennings is junk. Eye and hand hazard. Can fly apart after only a few rounds. This quality of gun is the only way your range of experience would be justified in citing systemic malfunctioning firearm failure when rolled over from their intended operational axis.
February 10, 2012 at 6:53pm
Now I’m really annoyed and it’s time again. Obama and HHS are stating that there’s a right to free healthcare for women as pertains to breast cancer, birth control, colonoscopies and anything pertaining to female health medications. What about the men? Prostrate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women. With Obama’s backpedaling on the contraception, abortion, and “morning after” pill debacle, Obama says it is a fundamental right of women to have these things provided for “Free” by the insurance companies as it is a cancer treatment as well.. I am over 50 and have had to experience colonoscopies, examinations for testicular and prostrate cancer, and PSA screenings. My father had prostrate cancer and needs to have regular PSA screenings (which are used to screen for prostrate cancer). He has to take a medication to control his cancer that can also used for birth control, but he has to pay $3ooo every 4 months for the treatment. He pays for his treatment and I pay for my cancer screenings. Do men not have the same rights as women? In my Dad’s case, it is a drug commonly used for birth control. Should he not get his treatments for free as well? No, he’s a man… men don’t count in this “Amerika.” Soon, if Obama has his way, our Constitution will be emasculated too. After all, the Constitution is an impediment to his agenda. Note: I am not advocating for Obamacare. In fact, I am completely opposed to it. I am simply being a proponent of “Equal Rights f
December 21, 2011 at 3:33pm
Nice collection of weapons, but the alleged “M2″ has a belt of .30 caliber ammo on it. “Ma Deuce” is a .50 caliber. It really irks me when people that are supposed to be professionals in their field get things wrong. Those hollywood gun pros (not gunsmiths) on “Sons of Guns” are a perfect example.
and they are 240s the bottom one is for a mount of a helo, ship, small boat, etc
Not only does it have a belt of .30 caliber, but it has the barrel of an M-60 or M-240, with the gas tube underneath. The "Ma Deuce" or, M2 HB .50 caliber Heavy Machine Gun uses a short recoil operating system, not a gas system like the M-60 series. That "Ma Deuce" is another Hollywood slap together...
IT IS A 240. NO M60 BARREL, MEANING 240 BARREL. 240s SHOOTS 7.62 NATO, OR .30.
Looks like the wife's closet...
December 19, 2011 at 6:35pm
I heard about this a few days ago. I needed a steel rod and some penetrating oil to remove an empty case that stuck in the chamber of my SIG556 as I was shooting at some terrorist targets. I could have gone to any hardware store that was closer, but I went to Lowe’s instead. I told the Lowe’s manager that I came to his store because I support their decision. If you go to Lowe’s, tell them they have your support and they should “stick to their guns.”
December 19, 2011 at 5:54pm
This is a travesty! I’m struggling to survive, as most people are in this economy. A vacation is unthinkable for most Americans in these times of economic depression. To see these people go on their monthly vacation and at a cost to the taxpayer of $4,000,000… truly upsets me. How dare they!?!? You’d think they’d just won the lottery! The Obamas go on vacation as the economy continues to crumble…. Nero fiddled as Rome burned. Two emperors… two nations …. same results. Just give them time… This is why Obama must be out in 2012!
December 5, 2011 at 5:47pm
I would love to see a mammoth, a wooly rhino or an American bison. I really don’t see a problem with this idea. I believe the scientific benefits would outweigh any detriments. Perhaps we will gain enough proof to de-bunk the man-made global warming myth once and for all. It would be worth it to remove any credibility that Al Gore has remaining and shut him up once and for all.
Not much to done about the rhino, but for American Bison, take a trip to Yellowstone. Just don't try to pet them.
Heck, got a whole herd of Bison/Buffalo just down the road from me... and I'm in Michigan. Turns out some rancher got really smart regarding how all the land around him was being bought up by Ann Arbor/Detroit people who buy land-build houses-THEN complain the EPA regarding "Farm/Animal Smells" from the 'Century' plaque holding farmers down the road. Soooo, he switched out to a herd of Buffalo and gee, they stink just as bad, BUT they are buffalo~ go figure?
November 25, 2011 at 12:19pm
This lady stayed composed and handled the situation. I don’t think we can second-guess the situation, as she abated any further attacks by these hooligans and avoided any serious problems from the police and lawyers by not shooting them, I applaud her courage and quick thinking. That said, if her warning shots would have wounded an innocent person as the bullets came down, she could be sued by the accidental victims. I think she should have fired her shots to center of mass and be done with it. My motto: Don’t pull it out unless you’re going to use it… Don’t use it unless you have a target to shoot…. Don’t shoot it unless you’re going to empty it.
November 22, 2011 at 2:18pm
When I was in Ukraine in 2009, Obama went to visit Russia. On TV, a Russian government official (sorry, I don’t remember his name) was on TV and (in Russian) said about Obama, “I do not like to deal with idiots. I hope he does not come here again.” My wife is Ukrainian, speaks fluent Russian, and confirmed the translation… after she finished laughing hysterically. It never made it to the news here in the US…. I wonder why?