Wednesday, March 01, 2017

.45 vs. 9mm

This is, IMO, worth watching all the way through, though you gotta wait for it.


Blogger Aa said...

Don't slam head on desk, don't slam head on desk...sigh.

"...changing your mind is only for weak willed men..."


3:55 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

It's a joke you realize?

3:58 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

I did not realize that. The entire video was a joke? Man, my critical thinking skills need dusting off.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Darius Jedburgh said...

I realized it's a joke, but I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get it. (I mean, I got some things that are funny about it...) Then again, I'm a pointy-headed, soccer-loving, communist European who still doesn't get the whole US gun thing in spite of having lived here for nearly twenty years. Can you help me out? (After all, things get a lot funnier when you have to explain them!)

6:08 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

>I did not realize that. The entire video was a joke? Man, my critical thinking skills need dusting off.

*Absolvo te*

It's a bunch of gun nerd jokes. But you should probably have figured something was amiss when it showed the 9mm round bouncing harmlessly off of a tin can...

7:56 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


It's like the single biggest joke among U.S. shooters--there's this cult of the .45 ACP and the Colt 1911 (the very angular automatic you see U.S. troops using in WWII movies). The 9mm (aka the "Europellet") is said to be too small a caliber. That's what all that nonsense was about how "there's one round that just won't do--the 9mm Luger" and "no other round has been fired so frequently in combat to such little effect," and "The 9mm causes unsightly, but mostly painless flesh wounds" while the .45 "produces a massive void in the body cavity that makes the body collapse on itself" and all that...

Not really funny if you don' already know how nearly-accurate that all is. So many shooters have this nearly religious devotion to the .45, and really do sometimes talk as if getting hit by a 9mm round really just wouldn't be all that bad.

Anyway...combined with the cheesy quality, it's ah...really some people I guess...

Right then. Let's move on...

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Darius Jedburgh said...

Ha! Thanks Winst. That is interesting and actually kind of funny.

10:06 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

I'll confirm for you that you're not insane, WS; that was teh funnies. I actually failed to watch it, ironically thinking it was the kind of video it was making fun of, until I saw some of these comments.

If you haven't seen the earnest kind of videos arguing absurd points about ammunition and firearms, it's hard to appreciate the parody, I suppose.

But did you guys really think the 9mm Luger would harmlessly bounce off a tin can? =)

6:29 AM  

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