A word to the wise

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by TXplt, May 25, 2008.

  1. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    Never, ever, place ammo (or anything that rolls) anywhere remotely near the dashboard of a car. You will find:

    1. Gravity still works, and it's pretty easy to bump stuff.
    2. What looks level reallly isn't.
    3. You move much slower in reality than you think you do.
    4. The holes in the defroster outlet are just about the right size to allow a .45 round through.
    5. Ammo isn't magnetic
    6. The blower motor isn't powerful enough to blow a .45 round back out.
    7. Your fingers don't quite fit thru the holes
    8. You can design some pretty neat tools if you try.

    It did have a happy ending, though :)
  2. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Guest

    Who would do something like that ? LOL... ;)

  3. I'll file that away for future reference, TXplt. But you're a little late; everything you said about a .45 round also applies in spades to .32 ACP. I heard about it from a friend, of course...:09:
  4. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    lol how many rounds got eaten by your dashboard?
  5. Don't forget a .22 round is not a good replacement for a blown fuse!
  6. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Hope that round doesn't find a hot wire!
  7. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

    LOL at least you got it out! Good point to keep in mind though.
  8. What does 'Wise' have to do with anyone of us here?
  9. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    Something I'm very careful not to do anyway, because:

    1) A car becomes very, very hot in New Mexico in the summertime. I would be concerned said bullet could make its own ventilation holes.
    2)my VW bug has a very good heater... so certain parts of it become very, very hot in the winter time. My fiancee found this out for both of us when she decided to leave her unopened can of coke on the floor of the bug, forgetting about it for a few days. One night, we were driving around aimlessly, and we heard a big bang. I figured a tire had blown out, but then I smelled that tell-tale smell, and my fiancee complained her leg was wet. Yes, the coke can had rolled near the heater vent and exploded.
  10. snuffysmith

    snuffysmith Guest


    Good point Mike. LOL

    Snuffy :burnout::09:

    p.s. I forgot to add, turn the car upside down and shake well.
  11. You 'ought to see what a Bic lighter down a defroster vent can do. Would imagine a .45 ACP would have dramatic effect also.
  12. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    LOL--like I said; had a happy ending (with my newly constructed "fishing" stuff I finally got it out after cutting a couple of the smaller vent air deflectors which isn't too noticible). But I won't do THAT again. Good thing it was on a nice hot TX day. Wife wasn't real impressed. Try as we might, we couldn't get the car upside down to shake it though.
  13. Seabeescotty

    Seabeescotty G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    All's well, that ends well! At least it was only one.