Nail Shooters

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Nemo, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    require extreme care also. Go look at the x-rays there if nothing else.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/...r-accidentally-firing-nail-gun-into-head.html
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    That had to hurt.
     

  3. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    Work in the business long enough and you will see this kind of stuff more often that you think.
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Nemo, is a powered nailer or nail gun a "weapon?"
    Would you use one for defensive, or even offensive, purposes?
    Keep in mind you have to press the front of it FIRMLY into the the target, and the target material has to be a hard surface, to allow the tool to shoot the nail.
     
  5. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    I've got one of the manual type nail guns that only takes one nail at a time and requires whacking it with a hammer to ignite it. It can be a PITA to use at times but for what I use it for it's just fine.

    If you ever hear that I committed suicide by shooting myself three times in the head with my nail gun, blame the Russians! :lol:

    ETA - this is for fastening into concrete and uses a .22 blank.
     
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  6. Wegahe

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    This all depends. The pneumatic (air) powered can be fired simply by pulling (or jamming) the safety with one hand and the trigger with the other. Most are capable of rapid semi auto fire. the gas powered are a little more difficult since you have to apply enough pressure on the safety to depress the valve on the gas cylinder to charge it to fire. those are normally really tight but it can be done. You are not limited to the range of your air hose. There are also battery powered and powder actuated. All require the safety to be pressed or jammed in the engage position at the same time the trigger is pulled. The powder actuated are single shot action. While some either use a 10 shot strip or disk of blanks you still have to muzzle load the nails and cock it for each shot. They range in caliber from .22 to .32. I have a .25 caliber that takes a 10 shot disk. You would not want to get shot with any of these and for sure not the powder actuated. Even without a nail the the drive ram will do some serious damage. Think No Country For Old Men. Even though he had a pneumatic driven ram it works the same.
     
  7. phaed

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  8. Bkite

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    No sir. Adjustments/manipulations, extremely minor, are all that is needed to negate these requirements.
     
  9. UtiPossidetis

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    Absolutely. Also, the biggest 22LR maker in the US has stated that if demand falls they will simply shift to producing more charges for nail guns. 7 day waiting period for nail guns? BATFE registration? Hmmmmm. :popcorn:
     
  10. mountainpass

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    Those guns shoot into concrete. They use a .22 caliber blank.
     
  11. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    I shot myself with a 2" finish nail in my thumb. It was first day using plastic shims and I was holding the shim as I shot the nail through the wood. The nail hit the shim and bent up through my thumb and out through my thumb nail. The nail was bent in a "U" shape sticking out of bottom and top of my thumb. I reached down and pulled it out before I could process it.

    I've used the framing nailers as well but never had any issues with them.
     
  12. AtlPhilip

    AtlPhilip Proud GCO member.

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    Yep. Very common modification.
     
  13. a_springfield

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    I friend of mine has to do that mod on a lot of his air guns because the safety is to stiff and scars cabinets worse than the nail or staple.
     
  14. Wegahe

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    On my finish nail guns the safeties get jammed. My framing nail guns get the safety spring removed so they are easier to press. The RamSet does not get modified.
     
  15. phantoms

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    And those blanks are plentiful and cheap at your local home depot, lowes, etc.

    So tell me again about the shortage or inability to keep up with demand of 22LR.