High Magazine Clips And The Shoulder Thing That Goes Up

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 9 months ago

Glenn Reynolds links to (what should be) an embarrassing blunder concerning Howard Kurtz discussing a “high magazine clip.”  This is reminiscent of Carolyn McCarthy’s blunder that is still a favorite over at reddit/guns.



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  • Gunga

    “A shoulder thing that goes up…” More like an IQ thing that goes down…

  • J.J. Sefton

    I remember when Colin Ferguson gunned down Carolyn McCarthy’s husband and son, and a number of others, on the Long Island RR back in 1993.

    Did she ever stop to think that if at least one other person on board that train had been armed, the carnage would have been minimized if not eliminated had someone put a bullet in that particular vermin’s head?

    No. Of course not. She’s a complete and utter jackass. Either that or a stooge (witting or otherwise) of the left.

  • Jim

    Just like the schoolteacher that punishes the whole class for one gumchewer, the gungrabbers want to punish everyone for one nutcase.

  • Bob in Houston

    No one ever blames the car for the DUI accident.

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: All
    RE: And These Ignoramuses….

    ….make our laws?

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [The Truth will out....Democrats are idiots....and powerful ones at that....]

  • Robbins Mitchell

    High magazine clip?…..sounds like a Vogue ripoff.

  • http://platytera.blogspot.com/ Christian

    They’d have made poor Minutemen.

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  • Jeffersonian

    Remember, fellow wingnuts, that our children are so precious to us that it is imperative that we leave them utterly and completely defenseless.

  • gps

    Barrel shroud: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_shroud

    Intended to protect the operator from injury due to a barrel overheated by repeated firing. So I guess the rationale is that if someone is on a spree, a hot barrel would slow him down?

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    So you’d suggest that anyone shooting a firearms grab it by the barrel instead of the stock? Then I suppose that one could purchase a gas recirc system instead of a DI (direct impingement) system as designed by Eugene Stoner. You want to make gas recirc reloaders illegal too?

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  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: gps
    RE: Barrel Shroud Heat Issue

    There is a technique to deal with hot barrels. All Assistant Gunners in a crew served machine gun crew know it.

    You don’t want to let the barrel of the machine gun get too hot. It warps and is no longer effective. So you have to swap it out with the spare barrel. The swapping is the assistant gunners job.

    As the barrel is VERY HOT, these guys have modified a set of military issue gloves by cutting off the first half-inch of each finger tip of the glove. Frequently the thumb is not cut off.

    This allows them to manipulate small items with their bare finger tips, while protecting their hand from the heat of the barrel as they are removing it, before installing the cool, spare barrel.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [Be clever. Be safe. And Keep Up the Fire.]

  • redc1c4

    having shot a machine gun once or twice in my years wearing cammo, i can only say that anyone grabbing a hot barrel wearing only an regular issue glove will be lucky to keep their hand after being treated for the subsequent burn.

    even using the issue barrel change gloves isn’t a whole lot of fun.

    standing to the side and being able to watch the bullets travel down the barrel at night because of the temperature variance between them and the barrel is kinda cool, until you realize just how hot that SOB is and you have to yell at the gunner to cease fire.

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