Lack of cartridge knowledge, hilarity ensues

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Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Says has this series of text message screen shots posted up on their website between a fellow who sold another fellow an AK rifle. But this transaction takes on a whole new flavor when fellow number two, unfortunately finds out that his knowledge of basic cartridge identification, is rather lacking to say the least. He thinks the AK he has is chambered in 5.56x45mm, and thus complains to the original owner that the ammunition he fed it, is jamming. The former owner, being a responsible upstanding citizen, shows his concern as this would be outright irresponsible of him to sell another lawful citizen a nonfunctioning firearm. However, when fellow number two replies to the comment “7.62×39” with “Never heard of that”, it is obvious that fellow number one realizes the extent of the problem he is dealing with. It gets even better when the seller goes and buys 7.62 ammunition, but instead buys 7.62x51mm or 7.62x54mm rounds.

Good on the original owner for following through with this monstrosity of basic cartridge identification, because I think most of us would have completely given up and not responded after the “Never heard of that” comment, being that 7.62x39mm is probably the most commonly manufactured and widespread small arms cartridge on the planet, after the 9x19mm, and maybe the 5.56x45mm following in close.

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Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

If you want to reach out, let me know about an error I’ve made, something I can add to the post, or just talk guns and how much Grunts love naps, hit me up at miles@tfb.tv


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  • Tassiebush

    Haha is that even possible? Can someone really be that ignorant?

    • Anonymoose

      I knew a guy who bought .308 for a nugget. This guy is on a whole ‘nother level of stupidity, though.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Did you mean to say Nagant, or is that slang for Nagant?

        • wetcorps

          It is.

          • But you mean Nagant Revolver or Mosin Nagant the rifle? When calling a gun store for some 7.62 Nagant since I was going to a range and wouldn’t have the ammo in time if I bought online, I had to specify the revolver since I know the gun store worker would look at the rifle first.
            7.62 is a very common caliber of bullet but the casings, pressure released are very different among all the various rounds.

          • Burst

            The vernacular dictates that a rifle is the Moist Nugget, foreshortened to Nugget, while the revolver is a hand Nugget.

            Proper capitalization is not observed at all times.

          • wetcorps

            It’s simple :
            – Nugget or Moist Nugget = Mosin Nagant
            – Hand nugget = Nagant revolver
            – Autonugget = SVT 40
            – Levernugget = Winchester 1895
            – Nugget food = 7.62x54r

          • Phillip Cooper

            Or just say WTF you mean.

          • wetcorps

            Yeah there is a context of choice for this kind of shenanigans 🙂

          • iksnilol

            What about the obrez?

          • Anonymoose

            In Russia and other countries that actually used the Mosin-Nagant, they only call it the Mosin (because Nagant was just some foreign jerk who added nothing to the rifle besides welding the mag spring to the floorplate), and the Nagant is always the revolver. Also, have you considered a .32 ACP cylinder? 7.62x38mmR is scarce as heck.

          • Sportsmans Guide and other online stores have the ppu and fiochi ones. Bought 500 rounds a month ago. Also got a custom silencer that was base cost 300 bucks in atf holding. hopefully will have it in june or july. About 3 and half inches in length and weighs next to nothing. Might be as quiet as the action.

          • iksnilol

            I’ve always wanted to build an integrally suppressed Nagant for competiton use.

            3 inch barrel, 3 inch suppressor to get a total barrel length of 6 inches, AKA max legal length for competiton in Norway.

            Definitely not for assassinations BTW.

      • Tassiebush

        Haha I can imagine that. I just remembered I can think of multiple cases of people who are usually intelligent putting diesel in a petrol vehicle and vice versa so perhaps this is totally plausible!

        • iksnilol

          What do you do if you do that?

          I mean, tank full of wrong fuel but you haven’t started it yet. What do you do then?

          • Tassiebush

            You make a whole lot of embarrassing phone calls and get it towed to a mechanic whilst trying to make up some lie to explain the mistake like lack of sleep, poor signage etc to save face.

      • Major Tom

        At least .308 is in the right ballpark. It won’t fire because it won’t seat right but at least it’s full-power rifle ammunition.

        • Anonymoose

          Yeah, but he bought a box of .308 and was all set to take it to the range and everything. D:

      • John

        By the way, in case anyone is wondering, the Mosin-Magnate (referred affectionately as “moist nugget”) is chambered in 7.62x54mm Russian.

        • John

          Mosin Nagant. .Damn auto correct.

        • Phillip Cooper

          Thanks for the translation. This is why I speak English, not netgeek.

        • mosinman

          Mosin Magnate is 100x more dignified than being called moist nugget

    • Phillip Cooper

      Did you just get the Internet today?

      • Tassiebush

        fair point. I was ignoring lot of precedent.

    • n0truscotsman

      Yes.

      I’ve occassionally experienced such ignorance throughout my lifetime as a gunowner.

      This surpasses my, “them hollowpoints are designed to expand mid air and ‘catch’ the bad guy…” story though. or the “we dont carry glocks…because google search ‘glock kaboom’. We carry XDMs because they are better in every way…” one.

      • Tassiebush

        That hollowpoint example is pretty funny! people probably would point to the huge hole in door action movie scenes to vindicate their claim too.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    Desire to buy a rifle? Check
    Knowledge that rifles shoot ammunition? Check
    In possession of a brain? Oooppss

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      2 out of 3 isn’t always a passing grade is it

  • BattleshipGrey

    People astound me. Instead of looking on the receiver to verify what the seller is talking about, he insults and threatens him; presumably on a smart phone that he should be able to do his own google search of 7.62×39 and save himself from looking like an idiot.

    • Pete M

      I’ve watched as a trained and experienced LEO loaded .380 into two MP5 magazines. I almost wanted to see what would happen, but out of respect to the MP5, I had to intervene.

      • FarmerB

        9mm subsonic, right?

        • Pete M

          Right. I’m sure the skilled tactician read it as 9mm Kurz.

          • Voll

            9mm Kurz for my MP5 Kurz, fair enough, right?

      • Will P.

        At least they look relatively the same. It prob wouldn’t hurt the MP5 at all, just rupture the case and not cycle them. Not justifing the ignorance, but this guy is a whole other level of stupid.

        • Pete M

          Agreed.

        • Well expect for being slightly smaller you mean. 380 is a sub 9mm round however they got different pressures as well.
          At least he didn’t put 9mm Makarov in it.

          • Will P.

            Hence the terms “look” and “relatively”. When picking up range brass it’s hard to tell the difference as there is only about a 1/8″ difference in case length. But I reload for both and definitely know the pressure/load differences.

          • Anonymoose

            .380s will work in 9x19s. It’s just dangerous because it’s not headspaced properly, and the extractor is the only thing holding it in there.

          • iksnilol

            If it works with 308 in a 30-06 chamber it should work with .380 and 9×19. 😛

          • Anonymoose

            No thanks. I like having hands and a face. You have to account for the bottleneck on most rifle cartridges. Straight-walled cases that are just a little shorter can sometimes work, like the .457 Wild West Magnum, .375 Winchester, and revolver cartridges, though.

          • iksnilol

            Oh no, it is *completely* safe, see?

            *points to biga$$ claw extractor on 30-06 Mauser.

            Tho we do call it .30 Idiot for a reason I guess.

        • May

          Probably wouldn’t even rupture, the diameter is right, it’s just shorter, and doesn’t have the same pressures so it won’t cycle the action. As far as firing the wrong rounds, putting .380 auto in a 9mm is about on par with. 22 short in a .22lr

      • itsmefool

        Now the mind reels…would it be possible to make a mini-sub gun in .380ACP? Maybe a Black Label 80-percent version? That would rock!

        • Bill

          MAC did it.

          • itsmefool

            I meant a downsized version of the MP5 in .380!

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Why? It would be control able but 9mmx19 is cheaper than 380 here

          • itsmefool

            The better question is why not? Sure, 9mm is cheaper, but .380, while “a cute fad” if you believe Springfield Armory ads, is popular as all get out and there are tons of commercial loads for it. Heck, it’d be just for fun, but it would also be more viable for self-defense than a .22LR clone of the same weapon.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It’s America, so to each his own. I am with Springfield on this one. I find 9mm marginal for defense and would only give 22lrs to my children for defense.
            But if it’s for fun and you’re paying for it, more power to you

          • itsmefool

            I’m right there with you, SandA, but I do occasionally carry an LCP when I need to carry truly concealed. My point is an MP5 in .380 could be used in a pinch for SD, but of course, there are much better choices. I bet an MP7 in .380 would do well, too; it’d sure be more fun than an Airsoft version.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            We shooters aren’t always practical are we
            😉 and it this great land we don’t have to be.
            I like fun . My idea of fun would be a 10mm Uzi or 10mm MP5.
            Peace Sir, I have to rub some errands

          • Evan

            They made a 10mm MP5. I want one of those. I doubt there are many transferable ones (if any) though.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Maybe if we get a real President like Trump, we can do away with this NFA nonsense. A one time license and you can buy all you want, regardless of when made.

          • Evan

            Trump has always been anti-gun in the past. Cruz is the only candidate who respects the Second Amendment.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I don’t trust Cruz nor will I vote for a Canadian. But to each his own.

          • Evan

            Cruz and Mike Lee have been basically the only two trustworthy guys in the Senate for years now. Trump is not at all substantively different from Obama – they’re blowhards with no notion of what they’re doing . And Cruz is American.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship.
            Ergo, Cruz was a Canadian citizen which means he is not, was not and will never be a natural born citizen. His citizenship was confered by Congress via immigration law.
            While it’s true Cruz is American now, he isn’t a natural born citizen. Those don’t have to renounce foreign citizenship nor do they aquire citizenship via Congressional action.
            Look it up.
            Peace, and out, Dude.

          • Evan

            Cruz was born to an American mother. He was thus an American citizen at birth, ergo a natural born citizen.

          • FRITZ

            I was born in Germany, to an American Mother, Father in Military. Born in a German Hospital, my birth certificate is completely in German, and I had dual citizenship and had to be naturalized by 18 so I couldn’t be drafted in the German Army! Proud American Now! No “Spit in the ditch” or something like that!

          • Evan

            You shouldn’t have had to be naturalized if your parents are American. US citizenship should have attached at birth. I have two cousins born in Germany to an American father (their mother is Japanese), and they have been US citizens and solely US citizens since birth, though they have spent their entire lives in Germany.

          • Bill

            IIRC Cruz is a first term senator who has missed about a quarter of his votes. Like Obama, he was a law prof. He is widely viewed as the least liked member of the Senate by his own party.

          • Evan

            …whereas Trump is a lifelong Democrat who has a long history of failed business ventures, shady associations with organized crime figures, and support of every leftist cause you can name, including gun control. Cruz fights in the Senate, whereas Trump changes his positions like most of us change underwear, and clearly has no understanding of any of it. Cruz is the only Republican running for president.

          • Bill

            If it looks even remotely possible that Trump will win anything I’m emigrating to somewhere safe, like Greenland or Papua New Guinea.

          • iksnilol

            I’d rather have one in .32 ACP, could make it even smaller.

            EDIT: You can get the Scorpion SMGs in .380.

          • itsmefool

            Yep, it could be smaller, but there are way more ammo choices in .380…as for the Skorp, I don’t know if I’d own a gun that ugly!

      • RJ

        Trained and experienced LEO huh? I’d hate to ask where.

        • Pete M

          I’ll revise and say trained only. And you don’t want to know where.

      • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Wow

      • Evan

        I once spaced at the range and loaded a 7.62X39 round into a 5.56 AR mag. I didn’t try to load it into the rifle, as I realized my mistake immediately, and in my defense, both mags were black PMAGs.

    • Mk.56T

      “presumably on a smart phone that he should be able to do his own google search…”
      Indeed his phone is smart. He is not. lol

  • Pete M

    Ha! Awesome. It’s like Laurel and Hardy for guns. “7.62 is on first base? Right! What about 5.56? That’s second base.”

    • terminalbrd

      Abbott and Costello, not Laurel and Hardy.

  • politicsbyothermeans

    Pants on head stupid. I’m sure we’ll be reading about him shooting tannerite inside his parent’s basement in 3… 2… 1…

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And no less than 50 pounds

    • Evan

      IF he can ever figure out how to fire the rifle in the first place

      • politicsbyothermeans

        “I’m keeping the brass deflector switch in the up position on account of being a leftie and IT WON’T FIRE!”

        • Evan

          Check your gas tube. It could be empty.

          • iksnilol

            When I told a friend that many rifles are gas operated he asked me “do you need to fill in gas? and if so where?”

  • wetcorps

    Being ignorant isn’t a problem, we all are at some point. But there is no excuse for being rude.

    • pithy

      Bingo.

  • Budogunner

    Am I the only one who doesn’t find this exchange funny… at all?

    • PeterK

      I’m going to go with: yes.

    • RJ

      Yeah it’s amusing on one level and pretty scary on every other level. I wouldn’t trust the buyer with an anvil much less a functioning firearm.

    • Bill

      Being old, I view texts on the same level as verbal communication. If someone talked to me like that I wouldn’t know whether to laugh or get a restraining order, or both.

    • Nicks87

      Its the perfect example of how the popularity of firearms ownership is a double edged sword. On one hand more people having an intrest in firearms helps support the 2nd amendment but it also brings with it this kind of crap. Dumb people that should just look elsewhere for a new hobby.

      • Budogunner

        I think our problem is that firearms more and more people are seeing a need or desire to own a firearm (the sales figures in the last 8 years don’t lie) but, culturally, doing so is still taboo.

        The end result is a lack of education, common knowledge on safety issues, and no incentives to rectify this situation. I’d love to run a gun shop that offered basic safety, handling, and marksmanship intro courses. I’d have one for pistol, one for rifle, and one for shotgun every Saturday. Purchase of a firearm gets you a free voucher for the appropriate class. Discount offered if you pay now but don’t take possession of the firearm until completing the class. You can change your mind on that any time and pay the remainder, no problems.

        Basic firearm safety education should be free. I know the costs in time, liability insurance, etc. But in this model you are investing in repeat customers. There could also be more advanced classes for a fee, to help offset costs.

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      No, I find it scary.

    • TheMaskedMan

      There’s no worse combination that stupid and mean-spirited.

      • DIR911911 .

        and armed

        • Smedley54

          Technically, he does have a rifle. That’s about it, though.

        • Longhaired Redneck

          Strictly speaking, he is unarmed. Whether in a battle of wits, or one of war…

        • BryanS

          Well, armed but cant load or fire. Kindof like a drunk with a car but no gas or wheels.

      • BryanS

        Welcome to America, where you will witness the Dept of Mediocre Education at work.

        • TheMaskedMan

          Nah, this guy’s just a good old-fashioned dumbass. The School Board ain’t fixing this dude.

    • Gorilla Biscuit

      I have a bad feeling that this guy is going to have an accident with his new rifle. “I got a jam and I’m looking down the barrel pulling the trigger…………………”

      • Anonymoose

        I actually hope that happens. I’ll nominate him for the Darwin Awards.

        • Roger V. Tranfaglia

          Yea…
          problem solved!

    • John Yossarian

      After that threat, I’d have warned the perp that he could lose the rifle real quick with a restraining order, so that nobody will have to worry him about being pig-ignorant, illiterate and menacing anymore. Totally not funny.

    • Joshua Knott

      Im still confused at the point where he says he doesnt want commie junk…but is shooting an ak…..I think there should almost be a firearms knowledge test before people buy guns…holy cow …my head hurts just from reading it all.

      • TheMaskedMan

        He’s an idiot, so you probably aren’t going to get logical statements and thought processes from him.

    • El Duderino

      Reminded me of those gun shops videos a few years back where the counter dudes explained the stupidity of customers. More aggravating than funny.

    • DB

      If stupid was gasoline, I wouldn’t smoke near that buyer!!!

    • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

      Honestly it’s more of a cringey sorta thing.

  • Pete Sheppard

    Note to Self; “Self, make sure potential buyer has knowledge and character to safely handle a firearm.”

    • Bill

      Good luck with that; prepare for terminal disappointment and chagrin.

      • Pete Sheppard

        Well, hopefully not ‘Terminal’…but I absolutely won’t sell directly to someone I don’t know and trust.

  • Will P.

    This is Merica! We only shoot pistol ammo, shotgun ammo, and 5.56 hear! You dang commies trying to bring in your metric system to my guns! Listen here my 9mm and 5.56mm guns ain’t metric! Lol

  • Jwedel1231

    The ” *your ” comment at the end almost makes me think that the ‘buyer’ is messing with the ‘seller’. There isn’t enough evidence for me to really believe it though, so I’m forced to believe this is legit.

    • TB

      No, then you’re doing it backwards. 99% of all “fun stuff” on the Internet is fake, so you should consider everything to be fake, unless you have proof that it is legit.

      • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        My wife calls me a kill joy when I tell her why the funny videos are fake

  • Grant

    Probably about 20 years ago I was an armed guard. One year at firearms requalification another guard was having a lot of trouble with his Beretta 96 .40 cal. It would fire once if you manually chambered a round, then fail to feed the next round.

    There were at least 2 instructors with the guard. They were watching him shoot, and taking turns examining his pistol. I looked down and found the problem. The floor of the range was littered with ruptured 9mm casings.

    His .40 would fire the 9mm just fine, it just wouldn’t cycle. Apparently the guard was running low on ammo and asked his buddy for some. He actually started yelling at his friend for giving him the wrong ammo.

    Police qualifications were usually kind of scary, but had nothing on what you would see at an armed guard requalification. Except for the infamous Gecko45 I’m really glad it’s rare for security guards to have to draw their guns on duty.

    • iksnilol

      Hey, Gecko45 is a hero. Without him your churches would’ve been raped and your women burned a long time ago.

    • Bill

      “Police qualifications were usually kind of scary”
      I run a bunch of them a year, and make it a point to wear adult diapers. Somewhere I heard a figure that LE weapons instructors are 8x more likely to be shot on the range than the street.

      • DB

        First bullet to get me, as an instructor at a LE range!! That stuff stings!! Fast little fellow that got me! Ain’t seen him since!

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    This ranks up there with the people that can’t tell the difference between ‘bullets’ and ‘ammo’….
    “Hey, I need some bullets for my AR.”
    :::Hand them a box of Hornady bullets, 100 to a box::::
    “No, no..these are just the bullet tips! I need the whole bullet!”

    • ozzallos .

      You’re a clips and mags person, aren’t you?

      • 99% of the time when someone says bullets they mean rounds. Those that are into reloading will say they need reloading supplies and state what caliber bullets they need as well some other qualifications.

        • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          That doesn’t mean it’s accurate

        • Anonymoose

          I say “boolits” to refer to cartridges.

      • wetcorps

        CLIPS

      • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

        Yup. Words have meaning.
        Plus, years in journalism makes it hard to ignore things like that.

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Bullet tips? Is that like steak tips?

    • Anonymoose
  • Don Ward

    It’s funny but I call shenanigans.

    • Jonathan Ferguson

      Yep. Can’t believe I’ve scrolled this far through the comments without someone calling shenanigans. Do they even internet?

  • iksnilol

    I don’t think this is real.

    Also, wasn’t that funny :/

    • Jonathan Ferguson

      Anyone that thinks this is real needs to look up “27b/6”.

      • iksnilol

        4.5 byte?

        I am still checking that site out.

  • ozzallos .

    But really, I think armslist was his first mistake. I’ve never had a good experience from there, let alone a successful sale. Tire kickers and posers.

    • Nicks87

      All I ever got from armslist was low ball offers and people wantin me to ship firearms across state lines. Just a whole lot of fail coming from that website.

      • Squirreltakular

        I’ve had a good experience with them. Probably depends on the area more than anything.

    • Cymond

      I’ve looked but never used arms list. What makes it worse than any other website to sell guns? Why are the idiots using arms list instead of gunbroker?

      • ozzallos .

        Honestly, I’m not sure. Much more success with backpage personally

  • Brian Peterson

    I want to believe this is a joke. However, a couple days ago I managed to stop a couple guys from buying 7.62×51 NATO for their brother’s AK… At least they were gracious.

    • Vhyrus

      Joke’s on you… they had a zastava M77!

  • Captain Obvious

    Had and FFL and worked gunshows for a couple decades. That conversation doesn’t surprise me. I’ve had more than one Vietnam veteran tell me that the reason the commies won was because their guns could shoot both their own ammo and our ammo and we couldn’t. So I hold up a 5.56 and a 7.62X39 and ask ”HOW is that possible?” They balk and say “no that other ammo we had”. So I hold up a X39 and a 7.62×51 and ask again “HOW is that possible? They stumble and mumble something about their sergeant or being in the special forces, marine sniper, underwater airborne artillery division. “Even so, HOW is that possible?” They then get mad, call me a couple names and storm off. Yeah, nothing surprises me.

    • I suspect you had fakers not real vietnam vets.

      • Captain Obvious

        Wait, what? You mean there isn’t an Anarctic Special Submarine Helicopter Assault Team? I was so sure there was.

        • iksnilol

          Nah, only us space shuttle door gunners. We’re the real deal. Also the reason we’re sticking with .308. Quite simply aliens can’t be dropped by 5.56. Especially when they cling to the shuttle,.

    • ItsDrazi

      “underwater airborne artillery division” I lol’d!

    • Paul

      I heard that nonsense from an NCO while I was in RVN. Correcting those fools just does not work. They seem proud of their ignorance and loathe to learn.
      Mark Twain wrote that a lie will go halfway around the world before the truth can get it’s shoes on.

      • Evan

        Was this NCO in a combat arms MOS or was he some POG who never saw an AK his entire time there? Because if it’s the second one, I guess I could understand that, but the first…

        • Paul

          Hard to recall details about an idiot I dismissed as a fool 45 years ago. There were so many. Best guess is that he was not in a combat arms position.

      • gunsandrockets

        I think the root of this rumor was possibly from the Soviet 82mm mortar rather than any small arms.

        Supposedly the 82mm mortar could fire western 81mm mortar rounds, but not vice versa.

        • Paul

          I have heard several variations on this kind of rumor, most started by someone with no concept of detail or fact.

          I can report that the old .44 S&W Russian cartridge will fit and fire in a modern .44 Magnum.

          • Bill

            Ilke .38 S&W and .38 Special.

          • Paul

            No, more like .38 Short Colt, Long Colt, .38 Special and .357 Magnum, which have base dimension of .379. The .38 S&W base dimension is .383.

          • Bill

            …and that’s why I don’t reload or go for obsolete or specialty cartridges…

          • .44 magnum will also shoot 44 special. If you are Dirty Harry you use a special load in your magnums that has the heavier magnum bullet but has less powder load so less recoil.

      • mikee

        I thought Winston Churchill said that?

        • Simcha M.

          No, it was Samuel Clemens and I use this quote all the time.

      • Simcha M.

        I’m ashamed to admit that many years ago I truly did believe that there WAS such thing as a “tanker Garand”. Well, there WAS, but it was never a GI item…..

    • m-cameron

      well….technically the AK will fire a 5.56 (ive actually done this)……it wont cycle, extract, or feed rounds from a mag…….but it will actually fire the round.

      same thing with the Makarov……a 9×18 makarov will actually chamber, fire, cycle and load .380 acp……..and it will actually fire a 9×19, but wont feed it.

      • TreeHugR

        PLEASE tell me you did this with a Ransom Rest, and a VERY long cord.

        • m-cameron

          Random rest…please….i am a man.

          i subscribe to the philosophy of “if you cant be safe, be dangerous”….

        • iksnilol

          9×18 and 9×17 are almost the same, 9×17 has less pressure IIRC.

          • m-cameron

            9×17 and 9×19 also have a smaller bullet diameter than 9×18

            9mm luger and 380 acp have a bullet diameter of .355

            9mm mak has a bullet diameter of .365

          • iksnilol

            Eh, that isn’t *that* problematic. One doesn’t fire .380 for precision anyways.

    • Evan

      I once worked with a guy who claimed to be a Vietnam vet who said that the M16 and AK fired the same ammunition. I assumed he was lying and just ignored everything else he had to say. Was this a common rumor? Was it only POGs who never saw an AK their whole time in country who thought this? I find it hard to believe that soldiers in a war could be THAT misinformed about something THAT obvious.

    • Simcha M.

      Those are the same guys who will protest that YES, their M-16 rifle had “Mattel Toys” stamped on the plastic parts. I once alienated a VN veteran coworker because he refused to even take the photocopy of the American Rifleman article that put this myth to rest.

    • BryanS

      Much like having police educate me on what firearms law was, while I worked the booth where we… educated people on state laws and handed out copies of the laws on paper.

      You cant fix stupid, but you can breed it, encourage it, and vote for it.

  • Madcap_Magician

    I find that people this stupid on Armslist typically out themselves in the first conversation, then I just decline to sell to morons. Sometimes I will troll a little bit. I did have one whacker who wanted to buy my Beretta 92A1. Get to the meeting place, and turns out he works for “The Department of Homeland Security,” but he can’t tell me what he does, and he wants my Beretta as a new ‘duty weapon.’

    Also, he forgot his driver’s license and permit to carry, despite the fact that my Armslist posting clearly state that seeing those is part of my terms of sale. I told him fine, we can meet later, and I’m oh so fascinated about his job at DHS.

    Then I get a rant-y e-mail from him saying how he doesn’t want to buy from me because I don’t know that federal cops are exempt from gun laws.

    I strung that one out a little longer because he was just so damn funny.

    • Exrakfist

      Whacker? Were you in triple deuce?

  • John

    This was a teachable moment. The right thing to do was to be patient and explain to the guy that there are different rounds… just teach him the basics. It takes a little hand holding, but I think it’s worth it in the long run.

    Patience is a virtue.

    • He was patient but being repeatedly insulted made the seller lose patience.

  • PointyHead0509

    I’ve had buyers from California, New York, Colorado, and other ban states email me about my gun broker auctions for magazines. They first state they can’t have magazines over 10 rounds and then ask me if I will sell them the magazines anyway. I’m not sure if I’m dealing with dummies or law enforcement fishing.

  • Uniform223
  • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I am terrorified that someone this stupid has a gun. I am willing to bet he accidentally shoots himself in less than a week

  • K-Gunner

    Some guys at a LGS would have gang banger types come in with their Lorcin/Jennings/Davis .32ACP “gats” and the guys would sell them .32S&W. They had a final sale policy on ammo too. LOL!

    • Cymond

      Damn, I can’t find 32S&W in a store anywhere, and don’t want to pay the s&h for a single box of ammo.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    What…?

  • JoelC

    This is the point where someone should step in and offer to buy the gun from the guy for less than he paid for it. Get yourself a deal, and save this guy from danger and headaches.

    I guess I am not above capitalizing on someone’s mistakes or stupidity…

  • Scott Tuttle

    this guy shouldnt have the correct ammo ever. he’s going to kill someone out of ignorance.

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Likely himself and those around him

  • Uniform223

    whats really sad and funny is when CoD heads claim that a M203 fires the a 40mm it can take the same 40mm used for Mk19s…

    • Andrew Dubya

      I remember a real Winner telling me about how his buddy stole a 40mm pistol from a guy`s car.
      “Yeah bro.
      A 40mm S&W. I thought you knew about guns and stuff?”
      Last I heard he was in jail.

      • George Mason

        Great avater….always really like Race Bannon as a kid. He even used guns, don’t see that these days. I thought the white hair was very cool….by the time I was 28 I had that hair color. Just shows, be careful what you wish for.

        • Pity Race Bannon met his end and died after kids decided to use his body in his deployed parachute as a ride when the wind picked up instead of telling their parents what they found. I agreed with Hank Venture that those kids killed him.

    • iksnilol

      Hmm, if you reamed the correct chamber, maybe?

      Would most likely blow up and whatnot but would be cool af.

  • The finishing touch is so perfect. I’m holding my breath because I don’t want to lose this moment.

  • Cmex

    So, how long until this guy ends up on Things I Learn From My Patients? 5 years? 2 years? 1 year? 11 months? 6 months? 6 weeks? 4 days? 1 day? 18 hours? 3 hours? 45 minutes? 30 minutes? 20 minutes? 5 minutes? 10 seconds? Already ended up there? C’mon, c’mon, place your bets, people!

  • treebasher

    So I was laughing as I read this article and my wife asks me what’s up. I give her the quick synopsis saying a guy bought an AK47 and tried to shoot 5.56 through it. She responds “Don’t they use 7.62? He doesn’t know that?”

    I ficken LOVE her!

    • iksnilol

      What about 5.56 AKs?

      • treebasher

        Note that I mentioned an AK-47 and not an AK-74…

  • Broz

    Is the buyer actually Chuck Schumer or Mikey Bloomberg??? I wuold expect this from those two ignorant sh*tstains!!!

  • Peadair

    Damn, I clicked your link hoping you had the fake page up an running. Denied. 🙁

  • I can’t even with this right now. He totally the whole damn thing.

  • Anon

    Sounds like customers the buy .308 rifles from my shop and try to shoot 7.62×39 out of them thinking it’s 7.62 NATO. Funny hearing them get angry over the phone ,because now they have a round stuck in their rifle and bought a whole box of rounds for nothing.

    • aren’t there issues in using the NATO rounds in a rifle marked as .308 Winchester and not .308 Winchester/7.62×51?
      I know that you don’t use 5.56 in rifles only marked 223 Remington but can use them in rifles marked for both.

  • Can you post some links to some of the more LOL exchanges?

  • Ebby123

    And these people can Vote… WORSE they can REPRODUCE!!

  • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

    …”According to google.”
    HOW IS YOUR GOOGLE-FU THAT BAD?! That’s like the equivalent of that moment from the Power Rangers Turbo movie where one character somehow manages to throw himself out the ring! Though I gotta admit, a Kalashnikov in 5.56 would be sweet. Just…. not if you use it in a 7.62×39 one.

  • This guy has mental issues. At one point what he said could very well have been taken as a threat. After #2 said something about getting the right ammo and #1 said “you just wait.” That def could be seen as a threat, esp with how the conversation was going. #2 had more patience than I would have had.