A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, May 26, 2006

Idiots With Guns #33

Jimmy bought himself a Glock. He went to an indoor range to shoot his new pistol. He wore ear protection. Jimmy did not want to damage his hearing.

Jimmy used Winchester FMJ practice ammo. He ate Wheaties for breakfast that morning. Jimmy's cholesterol is 167. He ran All State in track in high school. Jimmy kept a 3.85 GPA in high school and he is doing right well in pre-law.

Jimmy has a hot babe next door type for a girlfriend. He met her at the pool while swimming laps. He's starting to wonder if he might be in love. This time is different.

Jimmy took her to the range when he bought himself his new Glock. She wanted to take pictures. She loves Jimmy. Jimmy had never heard of four rules. Jimmy had no muzzle discipline. Jimmy could not keep his finger off the trigger. Jimmy is an idiot.

The purpose of Idiots with Guns is not to humiliate, but to educate. Over the years we have seen photos of people who, upon picking up a gun, just cannot resist pointing it at something they should not, with their finger on the trigger. This is usually the camera, another person, or themselves. These photos are often difficult to google up, because of the pages they are shown on. If you have archived any of these photos, feel free to send them in to bayouroversATjamDOTrrDOTcom

The Four Rules
1. All firearms are loaded
2. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger unless your sights are on the target
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude is a dead rigner for my ex wife's boyfriend.

6:01 AM  
Blogger AnokaRight said...

Where does this retard live? I don't want to be near him when he pulls the trigger.

8:05 AM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

The photographer's an idiot too.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

Those ear muffs seem awfully thin to have much effect. Can anyone tell what brand they are?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Reason said...

Muffs don't have to be thick to be effective.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

True enough, but in general the thicker they are, the more effective they are. In the US, hearing protection is commonly measured in NRR, (noise reduction rating), units. Each NRR unit is equivalent to a 1 dB reduction in noise. Since the decibel scale is logarithmic, every 3 dB reduction cuts the sound energy level in half. The low profile muffs I have seen have an NRR rating of 19-22 dB. The larger ones are usually in the 27-30 dB range. (Examples)
This means that the large muffs typically allow 1/4 or less sound energy than the low profile type.

Furthermore, disposable foam earplugs are much more effective, with NRR ratings of 29-33 dB. This CDC website provides a good guide to hearing protection for shooters. It emphasizes the usefullness of using both earplugs and muffs when shooting. This Site has a table with dB levels of common firearms, (scroll down).

I know that this seems like an excessive answer, but I work in a high noise environment and improper hearing protection is a pet peeve of mine. The reason I asked the question was because the muffs pictured were the thinnest I have ever seen and looked inadequate for shooting, especially if used alone.

4:51 AM  

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