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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver man View Post
    Where does the phrase "the whole nine yards" come from and how does it relate to firearms etc? curious
    belt of machine gun ammo for a WW1 fighter was 27 ft long. Hence give them the whole nine yards

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    And a brass Monkey is the plate with indents to hold cannon balls.

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    Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes.

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    Cap you with my nine
    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
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    "long shot"

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    Buckeye.
    Pocket pistol.

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    'bout to pop a cap at all these phrases
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    Saturday night special.

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    I started a similar list a few years ago. Got close to 100 IIRC.

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    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

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    Shall Not Be Infringed
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
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    pea shooter
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
    Mark Fuhrman


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    Shooting blanks
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
    Mark Fuhrman


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    "Trigger happy"
    "Hotter'n Saturday Night special"
    "Pistol packin mama"
    "Loaded for bear"

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    Hair trigger.
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
    Mark Fuhrman


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    Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
    Mark Fuhrman


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    Shooting star.
    Shooting for the stars.
    It's always the weapon and never the shooter (Charles Krauthammer).
    Just a little recoil, ma'am
    "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. " --(Thomas Jefferson)

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug pusher an unlicensed pharmacist."

    When you put Political Correctness ahead of justice, you get no justice.
    Mark Fuhrman


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    frizzen

    ammunition

    black powder

    bluing

    bore snake

    carbine

    centerfire

    dry fire

    falling block action

    fouling shot

    forward assist

    hang fire

    half-cock

    keyholing

    Picatinny rail

    POA - point of aim

    POI - point of impact

    bang stick

    rate of fire

    ricochet

    rifling

    shooting range

    short barrel rifle

    single shot

    speedloader

    squib load

    wadcutter

    And

    Full Metal Jacket
    Missing the target is not the worst thing you can do.
    Not taking the shot is.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check