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Do you read Firearms Manuals?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mushinto, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Mushinto

    Mushinto Master Member

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    It's not often I buy a gun I'm not familiar with, but I just bought a new Taurus PT709 and decided to read the manual to see how it disassembles, etc.

    The first 11 pages were warnings and about 50% of the rest of the manual were warnings.

    One interesting one was:

    Interesting.

    Do you read the manuals?

    ML
     
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  2. NW-Warlord

    NW-Warlord

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    The only manual I have ever read was the one for my Ruger MKIII. That thing did not want to go back together. It took me three days to get it back together.

    I occasionally read Wikipedia about guns I will never own, if that counts. I must have read the MaDuece article twenty times by now.
     

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    Of course I read them....if nothing else works!:supergrin:
     
  4. farley45

    farley45

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    I always read them.

    Generally, even if I am familiar with the firearm. But, if I am familiar with the firearm I will skim a little more than read cover to cover.

    There are always a ton of warnings...all the way through.
     
  5. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Lol. aren't those a PITA.

    I rarely read them for anything but the fun factor of counting how many warnings about the same thing they can word into them. My Saiga manual was fun to read just because it came from Russia. Interesting how stuff translates to slightly different wording than we're used to.
     
  6. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    When I am not familiar with the gun I read them. For the Ruger MK II I practiced field strip and reassembly numerous times over a couple of days until I got it right. I keep a dead blow rubber mallet to tap the barrel/receiver off the frame.
     
  7. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    You do not need to read the disassembly directions for a Taurus.
    They fall apart naturally.

    :supergrin:
     
  8. h2opolo150

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    For a PPk yup, had to figure out how to disassemble it, but for a good laugh yeah I have read the Glock one also to read the warnings. It's great how the warnings contradict themselves.
     
  9. MCPreacher

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    That's exactly what I was going to say..... that and, "Manuals? We don't need no steenkin' manuals!"

    I have been guilty of looking online for a solution before remembering I had a manual in that box up in the attic.
     
  10. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    For every gun I own.

    Some have:

    Notes:
    Caution:
    Warnings:
    Danger:

    Or something to that effect. Some pages are just "danger!" after "danger"....
     
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    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    I browse through the manuals, especially for the disassembly / assembly instructions.

    The best line I ever saw was in the manual for my AR-50. In the section about loading and shooting it said something like " Slowly squeeze the trigger. You WILL know when the weapon fires":wow:...or something along those lines!:supergrin: And trust me, the muzzle brake really works taming recoil..but none the less, there is no doubt in the shooters mind that something big has just happened!
     
  12. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    The manual for my Colt Delta includes, Shooters are cautioned not to point the pistol toward the Moon when firing. Destruction of planetary bodies may result

    :cowboy:
     
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  13. MikeLadner

    MikeLadner DILLIGAFF?

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    :rofl:
     
  14. GreyEclipse

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    "The manual for my Colt Delta includes, Shooters are cautioned not to point the pistol toward the Moon when firing. Destruction of planetary bodies may result

    That's awesome, lol.

    "The only manual I have ever read was the one for my Ruger MKIII. That thing did not want to go back together. It took me three days to get it back together."

    Bout to just throw mine away. Piece of junk in my opinion.
    I know how to field strip it now but it's given me so much trouble I don't even want it anymore, lol.


    But yes, I read EVERY manual EVERY time I get a new gun.
    Its actually pretty fun to go through.
     
  15. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That's the 10mm for ya:supergrin::rofl::rofl:
     
  16. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Send it to me. :supergrin: I used to have a MK II and can assemble and disassemble them blind folded. Also use a punch and a brass hammer it makes things much easier also put it back to gether upside down.
     
  17. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Real men don't read manuals.

    Real men read firearm manuals.
     
  18. Adionik

    Adionik

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    I usually put them in the bathroom drawer and pull 'em out in times of need, lol.

    But if i've purchased a firearm, it's because i've done countless hours of research to the point my GF thinks i'm crazy. I could practically write the manual myself and some!
     
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    I have a file of all the paper manuals... and all the PDF versions on my computer...

    .....but I'm an engineer and we tend to be that way.....:supergrin:
     
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    if it a gun im clueless about ill use it for bathroom reading, otherwise no.