Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
Seriously, I am done. This morning at work, right before we were done for the day a co-worker went into quasi-religious spams as he preached the awesomeness of the .45 ACP round and other gun related fantasies.
From “It is much better than a .357 Magnum and barely just under a .44 Magnum” to “It will stop anybody if you just hit him” this guy would not shut up with the cheap Gun Forum BS. I decided to put on my instructor hat and point out some of the fallacies coming out of his rumen, but whenever I was able to tactically & politely insert a comment he dismissed me as if I did not know a thing. He was all-knowing!
Then he suddenly jumped to shotguns. He owns a Mossberg but unclear on the model. He then went on a rampage against double ought buckshot and how tactical teams used triple ball (wtf is that?) to both breach doors and take on bad guys. He finally stopped for a second so I jumped in:
Me: So, what do have in your shotgun now?
Genius: Right now double ought buckshot.
Me: What’s the pattern of your shotgun with buckshot?
Me: You know, how much they spread as they go out the barrel & according to distance?
Genius: Oh yeah! You know, the thing about shotguns…
Me (thinking): Dear God… don’t.
Genius: … is that with buckshot…
Me (thinking): Get ready, here it comes.
Genius: you really don’t need to aim…
Me (thinking): Ladies and Gentlemen…
Genius: … just point in the general direction and it will hit everything in front of it.
Me (thinking): WE HAVE BINGO!
Eventually I was able to extricate myself from the conversation by explaining to him that shotgun breaching rounds were not made of C4 but sintered metal or other inert materials. Last time I saw him, he was googling sintered, but I think he spelled it “sincered” and was rolling through the 347,000 results.
It may sound selfish, but I am gonna reserve my few tidbits of knowledge to those who are actually thirsty for it. I’ll leave the morons to their false ideas for one single reason: Darwinism. Nature finds balance eventually.