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Here's my entry:

A full-size oil painting of a pistol for sale in the semiautomatic pistol category

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/758243413

This is just one of four from the same seller.
 

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That's a tough one, especially since I've read so many ridiculous statements in regards to firearms in various web forums...

Off the top of my head, the dumbest firearms-related thing I ever saw was a story someone posted on a forum in which they claimed that their friend had a friend who told the first friend a story in which his father caught a boy in a compromising situation with his daughter, then shot the boy with a .380 pistol, which supposedly lodged itself in the boy's leather belt leaving him with only a minor injury, and supposedly this boy went on to marry his friend's friend's sister.
The story just sort of stuck in my mind because of how absurd it was. I mean, as if the whole "friend of a friend" thing wasn't already enough to make one skeptical, then the dubious, contradictory details roll in which render it completely dismissable.
Seriously, a father catches a boy fooling around with his daughter, which apparently drove him to shoot the boy, but the bullet lodged in his belt, meaning the boy still had his pants on at the time the father caught/shot him, which left the boy with only minor injuries because apparently this .380 was a squib or something because no way did a functional .380 fail to penetrate a leather belt, and apparently this boy was comfortable seeing the daughter afterwards, didn't report the attack to the police or press charges, then ultimately the boy went on to marry the daughter who's homicidal maniac of a father shot him? Seems legit.

As far as the weirdest thing I've ever seen, off the top of my head, that would have to be the Gyrojet Pistol.
 
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I think he's confusing an AR-15 with a Lever Action chambered in .45-70 or a 12 Gauge Shotgun loaded with heavy slugs, which sadly isn't all that far-fetched considering how just about every long gun in existence has been misidentified as an AR by the media at this point.

Ah, but then again, he does look and sound like a complete wuss, so maybe it actually was an AR-15 and he's just so soft that a 5.56 bruised his shoulder?
 

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By far, the absolute weirdest firearms related thing(s) I've ever seen...:unsure:...gotta' be somewhere around 95% of Rickenbacher's posts. :D
 

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Maxfire revolver speed loaders.
They are multi level rubber similar to a speed strip, but in the configuration of a speed loader. Difficult to load, difficult to unload in a hurry.
NOBODY into defensive revolver use (that I know of) has ANYTHING good to say about them. They prefer either the Safariland speed loader or speed strips.
Link: https://maxfirespeedloaders.com/
 
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The dumbest was a guy trying to sell me a Norinco SKS with a cheap side folding stock and a Russian scope for $1000. I didn't bite.

The biggest travesty was the "gunsmith project" custom butchering of a Shiloh Sharps .50-140.

For those not into Buffalo guns, Shiloh is one of the most respected names in the business and their guns are functional works of art that are as good as the original 19th century examples. Their guns start at about $1600 and go up from there. With dual set triggers, a heavier than normal barrel contour (call it 1inch across the flats of the octagonal barrel) and chambered in .50-140, you are looking at over 2K easy.

That doesn't include the wait time. Last I heard, it was down to only18 months. It was around 2 to 3 years for most of the '90's.

It's like somebody bragging about converting a Ferrari Enzo into a 4cylinder automatic that runs on Diesel to a bunch of car guys.



Note that the octagonal heavy barrel has been turned to resemble an IKEA table leg beyond the forearm while the flats of the barrel over the forearm have been "fluted"

Fawn

(That's the 'good looking' side of the butt stock. the other one has a bas relief carving of a musk oxen herd barricaded up)

Personally, I think the 3x9x40 Tasco scope ($2000 rifle, $50 Walmart scope?) with the 'engraved' rings was overkill after everything else that had been done to the gun. About the only things salvageable are the action, forearm (which is the only thing tastefully done on the whole gun) and, maybe, the butt plate. The single sling swivel (note that there's not a corresponding one on the forearm) on the butt stock doesn't even register. Not surprising since there's so much wrong everywhere else.

Then there's the bedazzled Hi Point.

Gun Trigger Finger Hand Airsoft gun

Further comments are NOT needed in this case.
 

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Maxfire revolver speed loaders.
They are multi level rubber similar to a speed strip, but in the configuration of a speed loader. Difficult to load, difficult to unload in a hurry.
NOBODY into defensive revolver use (that I know of) has ANYTHING good to say about them. They prefer either the Safariland speed loader or speed strips.
Link: https://maxfirespeedloaders.com/
I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks that they are horrible.

I use a lot of HKS speedloaders but only because Safarailand doesn't make a Comp II for the guns I tend to carry.
 

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.380 stopped by a leather belt? Maybe Paul Harrell should consider a belt to replace the high tech fleece bullet stop! :D
Oh, Paul Harrell... I swear, that guy is a human muppet. Thankfully, my exposure to him was his incredibly biased and unfair 3 part series on the Taurus Judge, so I learned right out the gate that his videos landed firmly within the category of entertainment rather than education.

It's really surprising just how many urban legends there are in the firearms community which are widely accepted as fact, one of which being that heavy clothing can stop small caliber handgun bullets. I really don't know where or how such an urban legend began, nor how it has persisted this long in the information age despite being demonstrably false, but somehow folks continue to quote it as though it's objective fact, often coupled with outrageous claims like that's why Military/Law Enforcement across Europe dropped the .32 ACP followed by the .380 ACP, and other urban legends like cold weather having adverse effects on ballistics performance.

Admittedly, early on I was foolish/ignorant enough to believe that there may be at least a shred of truth behind such urban legends, albeit under extreme conditions, but then a watched videos on YouTube which tested out/debunked such urban legends.

 

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well here is a few of my guns that's sometimes get looks at the range!
Personally I think it jealousy!
 

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Dumbest thing I've ever encountered is the gun store clerk that told me "I'd never have a Taurus in this store- I've seen too many of them blow up at the range..."

Sure you have...
 

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That is the best one of all time and can't top it! My entry on this topic:

-A coworker said that the AR-15 was made to spray multiple bullets at one time??? Also that they know all about them as their uncle and nephew has plenty? Wat da wat?? :eek::D
 

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