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Old May 24, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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"Twenty two.... EL ARR"

No foolin! I heard smoe gink yuppie button down jerk ask the clerk for "TWENTY TWO... EL ARR!!!"

Wanted to smack him.

LONG RIFLE, you gink!

They didn't have any, and somehow that's probly good if glinks like him are gettin "cute" with the nomenclature.

EL ARR! Hmmmph !
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Old May 24, 2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: "Twenty two.... EL ARR"

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Old May 24, 2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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"Twenty two.... EL ARR"

I say LR sometimes and I'd go against you for backwoods, old school gun knowledge any day! What if he has just purchased his first firearm and just learned about the caliber that day?

Don't worry so much about tiny, unimportant stuff. Elitist attitudes don't grow the shooting sports. Does it also bother you when people say Ey-Cee-Pee (ACP) instead of Automatic Colt Pistol?
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Old May 24, 2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Probably was me. Just about every box of .22lr I buy says ".22 LR" on the box. It doesn't say "long rifle". I think most people know that if I ask for LR it stands for long rifle.
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Old May 24, 2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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"Twenty two .... EL ARR"

Well, he made it obvious that he didn't want

"Twenty two .... EMM"

"Twenty two .... ESS"



Or, maybe he's a pirate and likes saying ARR.....



I have no problem with saying or hearing el arr
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Old May 24, 2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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...or maybe he's a new shooter who wants to be sure he's asking for the right thing.

As opposed to .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 CB's, or whatnot. No point in mocking him.
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Old May 24, 2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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Glad to have someone new to the sport. Perhaps he didn't have a dad that took him shooting as a kid. Maybe he drinks light beer, I don't know why he's ignorant of the proper terminology but we need more like him taking up responsible gun ownership.
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Old May 24, 2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Good thing he didn't ask for 45 Long Colt. He would probably have been shot or flogged at the least.
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:20 PM   #9
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Sounds like an awfully fine nit to pick. Do you also get mad when somebody says 9mm without saying Luger, Parabellum, Makarov, Short, or Magnum after it?
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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...probly...
You know what they say about rocks and glass houses?


This seems utterly silly.

Why are we supposed to say "Long Rifle" instead of "L.R." but it's OK to say "A.R." instead of "Armalite Rifle"?
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:32 PM   #11
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We all started from the same place and some of us are still no better than when we started.
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:50 PM   #12
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Toss in a box of 12 gauge ZERO ZERO buckshot!

Rather have a yuppie participating that protesting anyday
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Old May 24, 2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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Wow, are you serious? What's wrong with pronouncing the letters of an acronym? Someone needs to get a life. I know tempers are high right now because of the 22 shortage but this...
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Old May 24, 2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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Alas, I have no life. I have been murdered by people who don't look at the smileys.


Oh, and for "Long Colt" I'd expect "Elsie."
Unless that was his wife.

Sorry for the post.



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Old May 24, 2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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They didn't have any, and somehow that's probly good if glinks like him are gettin "cute" with the nomenclature.
Okay, and what's your nomenclature for the .45 caliber cartridge that is generally fired in 1911 pistols? Do you ask for "Forty-five Automatic Colt Pistol," or do you ask for "Forty-five Ay Cee Pee"?
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:16 PM   #16
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Yes, it's true.... "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

Too bad.
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