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daddyo

M. Todd Bayliss
As requested...an example of why only the professionals should be allowed to handle firearms:


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The Gunny

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LOL that's what I'm talking about!! Leave it to the proffessionals, HA!

As to whether or not she is married I doubt it. Insert tab A into slot B, it's not in yet something doesn't feel right?

And I see this takes place in Texas! OMG!
 
It so extremely bothers me when someone in a law enforcement position screws up that bad. I understand that sometimes the firearms training is not that great, but goodness. Don't they realize that when their lives or someone elses is on the line that the "bang stick" is the only thing thats going to help them. Holy Crap. There is going to be a serious surprise when she goes to hear the bang from the bang stick. I've seen the photo before, but does anyone know the actual story behind all of this. Was she a reserve or Explorer or something. Had she been through POST training yet??? I'm not much of a rifle person currently, don't have the money currently to get into it, but gee even I know that one. I know that guns are not everyones thing, but youd think that if your going to carry something that may save your life someday, youd atleast crack the seal on the owners manual. ARGG. Oh Well!!!
 

daddyo

M. Todd Bayliss
The two loudest sounds in the world:
"BANG" when you're expecting "click", and "CLICK" when you're expecting bang.

I did some cropping on the pic (can't seem to find the original). There was a little text below the photo that said they were responding to a man who had barricaded himself inside a building. So I'm guessing they grabbed everyone who can walk upright and stuck a rifle in their hands as a show of force. Probably doesn't have any rounds in the mag... I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt that even the most gun-illiterate know that the pointy-end goes that-a-way (but that's probably giving too much credit).
 

DrDavidM

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I will say none of us are "trained" well enough to do that. I am not sure even if someone showed me how to put the magazine in backwards I'd be able to do it. I sure hope this is just some sort of photo op and not a real life situation.
 

NDS

New member
Okay, I've seen this picture posted several places and I decided to try this trick myself.

Just a moment ago, grabbed my m4gery (DPMS lower) and a 30 round mag (empty)

I've tried every different way I can think of to fit it in the mag well wrong. Backwards, upside down, upside down and backwards. It only goes in correctly, or upside down curving forward.

I guess if you're pretty strong and really force it, or you use a big hammer(!), you could get the mag in the well the way she has it.

I'm thinking the picture is not a true reflection of reality...:nuts:
 
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KimberPB

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Okay, I've seen this picture posted several places and I decided to try this trick myself.

Just a moment ago, grabbed my m4gery (DPMS lower) and a 30 round mag (empty)

I've tried every different way I can think of to fit it in the mag well wrong. Backwards, upside down, upside down and backwards. It only goes in correctly, or upside down curving forward.

I guess if you're pretty strong and really force it, or you use a big hammer(!), you could get the mag in the well the way she has it.

I'm thinking the picture is not a true reflection of reality...:nuts:

Ok I tried the same with my Armalite lower and NDS is correct. There is only one way the mag is going to go in and stay. Unless they used a BIG hammer. Has to be a photochop!
 

PascalFleischman

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Will a .223 even chamber a round if in backwards? I can only assume that she slapped the mag in backwards without attempting to chamber one. Sure would be fun to be their gunsmith if she did try to put one in....
 

KimberPB

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Will a .223 even chamber a round if in backwards? I can only assume that she slapped the mag in backwards without attempting to chamber one. Sure would be fun to be their gunsmith if she did try to put one in....

Nope. You won’t even be able to get the mag far enough up the mag well to get a round near the chamber. The mag well has a groove which only allows the mag in with the bullets facing forward (inserted the correct way). The groove will allow the mag in upside down with bullets facing shooter but there is nothing for the mag catch to grab hold of. So as soon as you turn the rifle horizontal the mag falls out.
 

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