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Old April 1, 2013, 11:41 AM   #26
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You didn't say, but does he own a .45?

And if not, does the family consider him "the strange brother"?
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Old April 1, 2013, 03:39 PM   #27
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A vacuum cleaner will set off a .22 round but it doesn't hurt anything.
Not true. A vacuum can set off a .22, or in my case a reloading primer, but I know first hand you can be hurt a lot if it was your wife or significant other that was doing the vacuuming.
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Old April 1, 2013, 03:54 PM   #28
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As long as his pants do not catch fire I do not think anything will happen.

Serously I have had multiple times of having a loose round in my pocket during hunting season. I have had a few that have gone though the washer, and dryer with no problems. Heck I shot them just to see if they would still work. They all did.
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Old April 1, 2013, 07:19 PM   #29
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Have him cary one of these instead:

They are silver bullion in the shape of a .45acp cartridge (1 oz). They also make them in .308 (2 oz), .50 BMG (10 oz) and 20mm rounds (25 oz). They're called Silver Bullet Bullion.
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Old April 2, 2013, 04:16 PM   #30
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Have him cary one of these instead:
Better yet, have him buy you a few to carry in your pocket.

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Old April 2, 2013, 05:43 PM   #31
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It's not the bullet you have to worry about. It's the case. Think about it, the case is lighter than the bullet, so without something to hold it in place, if it discharges, the case will go flying. Not the bullet itself.

Not that I would rather get hit with a flying 45acp case, but I'm just saying.
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Old April 2, 2013, 10:55 PM   #32
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actually the case would just split remember the brass isnt in itself strong enough to contain the blast its the chamber supporting it. bullets that detonate outside a gun normally pop like fire crackers. mot saying they arent dangerous just not as dangerous as a round in a chamber
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Old April 2, 2013, 11:32 PM   #33
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I know there is almost no danger of it going off but personally I don't like to carry loose ammo in my pockets, they tend to stay in the mag.
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Old April 4, 2013, 06:46 PM   #34
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For some reason, my brother likes to carry a single .45 round in
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The only thing I can add, "is that a bullet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:46 AM   #35
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Actually, the biggest concern isn't the bullet or the case, it's the primer.

If the primer detonates, and it's not crimped, it can be blown out of the case at very high velocity and can do quite a bit of damage at short range.

But as the primer cup is very light, its range is very limited.
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