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racky
12-31-2010, 1:38 PM
for those of you that are married or have friends that are married and said people are shooting your steel framed guns, have them remove their wedding rings. i let my friend shoot about 200rds yesterday and this is the result:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/DSC_0499.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/DSC_0500.jpg

my usp was not affected by the his ring, but my m9a1 was another story. he wears one of those titanium wedding bands so it's no suprise my frame got jacked up. granted, i don't care what my guns look like on the exterior. my guns are tools. but for those of you that baby your guns, heed my warning :43:.

jptopz
12-31-2010, 1:46 PM
Wow that sucks! I stopped wearing my wedding ring 10 years ago, because of my line of work. Only wear it for special occasions that she wants to claim me.

762.DEFENSE
12-31-2010, 1:48 PM
Wouldn't happen if that was a Glock ;).

GlennG31
12-31-2010, 1:51 PM
Was your friend a left-handed shooter? If so, then yeah, I can see how a wedding ring could scratch up a steel-framed pistol.

racky
12-31-2010, 1:54 PM
ya he was left handed

flatovercrest
12-31-2010, 1:59 PM
Very good point. I don't let anyone else shoot my guns generally, but I have seen a fair amount of steel guns for sale that were ruined on the grips by people's rings.
Sorry about your Beretta, I would be absolutely livid if it happened to mine.

Chief-7700
12-31-2010, 2:08 PM
Yes the first ring ding hurts the worst.

5.56Geo
12-31-2010, 2:46 PM
I would have him buy me a new gun!!!!!!:43:

97F1504RAD
12-31-2010, 2:51 PM
Only left handed people need worry about this.

Ltfive
12-31-2010, 2:51 PM
Ouch.

jtmkinsd
12-31-2010, 3:27 PM
Only married left handed people need worry about this.

Fixed it for ya :p

echang86
12-31-2010, 3:30 PM
Sorry to hear that.

BTW, is that checkering standard on M9's? Or did you get that done?

Oceanbob
12-31-2010, 3:53 PM
BESIDES the half million in Cash/House she got. ;)

ScottB
12-31-2010, 3:59 PM
Who says its only wedding rings? Any ring worn on the shooting hand will do that. I can see a ring on the non shooting hand with an incorrect two hand grip leaving a mark as well.

Leave the rings in drawer. Women wear jewelry.

Spyder
12-31-2010, 4:03 PM
...and apparently women don't shoot guns?

rojocorsa
12-31-2010, 9:32 PM
My Lee-Enfield rifle has a wedding band impression on its wood stock as does my buddy's M-1 Garand.

bsg
12-31-2010, 9:38 PM
my CPO w german P225 had a ring mark on it when i first purchased it; shouldn't have, but it did. "Aluminum Black" took care of it immediately. it was however... just a flea bite to begin with.

sorry this happened to you.

NSR500
12-31-2010, 9:46 PM
Not a problem with polymer guns, or those with grip sleeves. ;)

BigFatGuy
12-31-2010, 9:50 PM
it's just another sign of how the right-handed media seeks to keep us southpaws down.

We don't scratch guns with our rings! Guns scratch themselves ON US!

kln5
12-31-2010, 11:32 PM
Wow that sucks! I stopped wearing my wedding ring 10 years ago, because of my line of work. Only wear it for special occasions that she wants to claim me.

+1
nothing worse than welding your ring to your finger

BamBam-31
12-31-2010, 11:54 PM
Beretta is alloy, no?

knucklehead0202
01-01-2011, 12:12 AM
i don't trust married people, fools, the lot of them, lol.

Gryff
01-01-2011, 12:18 AM
It's a tool. It should look like it's been used.

Vanilla Gorilla
01-01-2011, 12:25 AM
that sucks man

Cokebottle
01-01-2011, 12:28 AM
+1
nothing worse than welding your ring to your finger
Been there, done that, fortunately, the scar is only a small red mark and the burn wasn't serious.

ZombieTactics
01-01-2011, 12:34 AM
Now it's just a gun ... For shooting. Shoot it.

Recession
01-01-2011, 12:35 AM
What the hell was that ring made of? Steel?

Scratch705
01-01-2011, 12:42 AM
What the hell was that ring made of? Steel?

titanium as OP stated. so stronger than steel. :)

Sky_DiveR
01-01-2011, 1:04 AM
True, guns are tools, but.... I bet if somebody did that to the paint job on your car, you'd be singin' a different tune. Tools are tools but pride in your tools also play a part for some.

Sorry this had to happen. Carry sports tape (or at least Band-Aids) for people that wear rings. They can do the same to slides when they rack the slide.

racky
01-01-2011, 4:11 AM
BTW, is that checkering standard on M9's? Or did you get that done?

it's standard for the m9a1. same for the light rail

Turbinator
01-01-2011, 8:29 PM
Beretta is alloy, no?

That's what I thought, too. I didn't think the Beretta 92FS has a steel frame.

Turby

racky
01-01-2011, 9:40 PM
alloy, steel. it's some kind of metal :p

den888
01-01-2011, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the warning, good info.

Kid Stanislaus
01-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Ah, yet ONE MORE thing to dislike about marriage!!

SexualChocolate
01-01-2011, 11:31 PM
The Beretta frame is aluminum, not steel.

Alloy is a mix of metals, jesus people, come on here.

DirtNapKing
01-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Only left handed people need worry about this.
Yeah, single guys don't wear rings on there right hand. :rolleyes:

racky
01-01-2011, 11:42 PM
The Beretta frame is aluminum, not steel.

Alloy is a mix of metals, jesus people, come on here.

does it seriously matter? nothing to get riled up about. not everyone worries about the little details. all i care about is accuracy and reliability. sorry for not studying my owners manual hard enough.

SexualChocolate
01-01-2011, 11:58 PM
It only matters because you decided to bold steel framed in your post.

And it might matter if you decide to try to fix it, as cold bluing on aluminum wont do a damn thing.

You don't have to get all riled up over this. I also wouldn't consider knowing what my weapon is made of a little detail. Next you will be telling people not to shoot their Glock which are made of potato chips around fat people cuz they will eat them.

If you Beretta was somehow made with a steel frame you might have not had as much damage don't to it by a ring, being how steel is harder than aluminum. But that is one of those little details no one would worry about.

Maddog5150
01-02-2011, 12:05 AM
Did your buddy apologies at least? Thanks for the heads up btw. My best friend just got married and is a left handed shooter. Also likes my M9 the most but we havent gone shooting since his funeral...errr... wedding.

Lumpia is sarap!
01-02-2011, 12:06 AM
Yikes, that's pretty bad.

racky
01-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Next you will be telling people not to shoot their Glock which are made of potato chips around fat people cuz they will eat them.

if you are fat don't shoot glocks because they're made of potato chips.

relax. it's the internet. :cool:

racky
01-02-2011, 12:18 AM
Did your buddy apologies at least? Thanks for the heads up btw. My best friend just got married and is a left handed shooter. Also likes my M9 the most but we havent gone shooting since his funeral...errr... wedding.

lol ya i actually posted the pic on facebook and let the world know that he f'd up my frame. he appologized but i let him know that it's "nothing some ammo can't fix." my beretta is my beater gun so i don't care how it looks. lol my rear sight looks horrid from when i was drifting it with a brass punch.

EDIT: for good measure on how much this gun has been used in the 6 months that i've owned it, here's a picture of my chamber. it's pretty well used.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/DSC_0231.jpg

forgiven
01-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Adds character.