Christopher Elliott on "Confessions of a rogue TSO"

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by LeeAnne, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    the glocks are interesting to shoot, I'll give you that. The polymer construction makes for an interesting feel. and light. Remember the furor over these "plastic guns" because of the fear they could get past WTMD? pretty funny, looking back at it...
     
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  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    A guy at the gun shop showed me one when they first came out in .50AE. I asked him what would wear out quicker - me, or my wallet from buying ammo. :eek::D
     
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    no fair. You got to play with biggger better stuff than me.
    I did collect military weapons though, at one time (made legal for civilian use), M14, FN-FAL, just about every permutation of mauser, favorite being the swede. things that go bang are fun.

    My only experience of the 50 AE was at an indoor range. My buddy brought his desert eagle and I brought a sw 686 357. I was loading in the next shooting platform when someone slapped me in the face hard and I heard this huge explosion, like a small hand grenade. I was in the blast cone of that d*mned thing. My buddy couldn't control it. He shot off two of the metal target frames. I remember the range owner swearing at him. I found it impossible to control flinch on it. It would have taken a bit of practice to get used to it. That is an anti material round.
     
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I would shoot the 50 AE if the opportunity ever presented itself but not sure how my old body would respond. I have shoulder impingement and even holding a weight up level for long is difficult and the firing shock would probably not feel to good either. That is the reasons I can't "assume the TSA Perp position" required for the Strip Search Machines. Would Opt Out even with no issues since those things are a complete invasion of privacy and do not conform to a limited Administrative Search.
     
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Rugape: Glock 21, 30 or 36?

    I fired a DE 50 once and after a friend goaded me into firing it, and only fired one round(X ring to the left about 10 o'clock position). After unjamming my shoulder I handed it back and went back to the kimber 1911. DE 50 is interesting pistol but just not for me. I have a few different pistols(fullsize and CC) mainly in 9mm or 45acp. Then recently I have picked up a couple of .22 plinkers that look like there full size cousin (MP15-22, GSG5(MP5), ak47-22, kimber 1911rimfire, etc); Plenty of fun without the ammo/reload bill.
     
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  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I loved that as well, the fact that most people werent thinking about the metal in the firing pin assembly and the housing. I especially loved that most PDs didn't downplay the furor and were able to bust a handful of dummies at courthouses and larger airports for a short period of time. It is kind of funny to look back at, and a good example of how media can blow something out of proportion so quickly. How many members of congress were calling for the ban before it came out that they would alarm?
     
  7. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    It was a 30, sounded like a .45, but kicked about like a light load 9. I fired Ma Deuce at a live range but have never been near a DE 50. It is really scary for me to contemplate, I am a fairly big guy, but the lack of control that seems inherent in all of the online videos I have seen make me think that I could fire it fairly well, but it would require tons of practice and probably even a good familiarization even before firing it. I shudder to think of all the people that have bought them cold and never even tested it beforehand, they are more likely to hurt themselves or someone they care about than someone intending them ill. I love the M1, M14 and just about any Mosin Nagant I have ever run across. There are tons of Mosin Nagants in the pawn shops, gun shops and even the local Gander Mountain (around here anyway) for $100, or even less in some cases.

    Edit to add, I say it was a Glock 30, because the person that let me shoot it said so, I am not wellversed enough to determine the make by looking at it in a picture, so I am taking him at his word.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Reminds me of my wife & my .44 (Ruger SA). She was so eager to shoot it. One round was her limit.

    She still hasn't tried my T/C with the .45/70 barrel. :D
     
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  9. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I've thought about getting an AR-15 and dropping a .22 conversion kit in it for plinking, but that MP15-22 looks like a lot of fun for a fraction of the cost. :D

    I really need to get back into shooting. :oops:
     
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  10. My dad has a Desert Eagle. I didn't trust myself to shoot it, but my husband tried it out. He said it was like a grenade launcher. He's a big guy and skilled with firearms, but he said that one made him uneasy.

    It also drew over some other guys shooting at the makeshift range out in the desert to see what was making such an amazing blast. My dad tried to impress them with his Uzi but they didn't even care compared to the Desert Eagle.
     
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  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I can hit a plastic detergent bottle at a range of about 50' with a .22 rifle! :D
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I watched someone take a single shot with a .454 Casull once. I believe he's still got the scar in his eyebrow from where the front sight shattered his safety glasses on the recoil. Obviously, he wasn't expecting quite what he got...

    Gun control means being able to hit your target.
     
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  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The DE come in 357, 44 Mag and 50 Cal AE last I checked. Shooting the 357 shouldn't be any big deal, lots of revolvers are chambered for that round and it handles fine. I've shot a Dan Wesson 357 in silhouette without any problems. The .44 Mag has a little more recoil but is still controllable and I have fairly small hands. I can't speak to the 50 AE but I am guessing that is a whole different ball game. The muzzle blast I have seen in videos looks pretty powerful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1RKCLczsgc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGYpnzhYzW0&feature=related
     
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  14. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I think a lot of the appeal of the DE is it just looks sexy. Note the related videos on YouTube featuring bikinis and firearms. [​IMG]
     
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  15. I didn't know the DE came in a variety of calibers. My dad's is the infamous 50. Yes, I don't think I ever need to shoot that thing. I got pretty comfortable with a .44 at one point, but that was plenty kick for me! :)
     
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  16. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Im just getting back into shooting after being out for over a decade. So now im picking up a few new ones and getting some older ones looked at, especially my olympic class air and .22 cal rifles as those rifles dont do well if they sit to long.

    the converstion for the most part is the same price as the mp15-22 and you have a purpose built rifle, not a conversion where there can be some accuracy issues. the 15-22 is great as i can shoot all day and not go broke.
     
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  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't look so good in a bikini.:eek:
     
  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    First off, I have no financial interest nor am I advertising for anyone.

    One of each in the same package.

    http://www.magnumresearch.com/Expand.asp?ProductCode=DEXIX6
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    G. Gordon Liddy used to print an annual calendar with that theme. Each month included the details on both the girl & the gun.
     
  20. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Occasionally you hear of models for these calendars, who had felon convictions, getting arrested for possession and the proof was hard to dispute....
     

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