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http://www.safetybullet.com/

This has got to be one of the dumbest things marketed to the gun community. Shouldn't we be securing our firearms rather than leaving them lying around for a "kid" or "intruder" to find? I like the "second" level of security where they guy recommends having a "safety bullet" chambered and one at the top of the magazine. I'd figure that if an unauthorized person (proper term rather than "kid" or "intruder") were strong enough to cycle the action once, they'd be able to do it a second, third, etc. time. :huh:

I sent "Mike" an email voicing my strong opinion against his product. I encourage others to do the same. I forsee this device as an excuse for a bundle of future "Negligent Discharges", not to mention the product liability lawsuits. :shocked:



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It's ingenious, he's got a neat idea. The problem is that it's just so wrong! The logic behind using this device is warped. I read through his levels of security and just laughed and laughed. I mean, first of all, if you are the BG and happen upon a gun in a house are you just going to assume it's loaded and ready to go? No. You will check the mag (will see some stupid looking bullet and pull it out) and then check the chamber (eject the stupid bullet). So basically this device ONLY works for someone who is TOTALLY ignorant of how a firearm works. And if you have children in your home and have a firearm in your home, IGNORANCE is the LAST thing you want. You want your kids to know all about the gun so that they know NOT to play with it. This product, while interesting, deserves NO place in the market. Just my $0.40.
 

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I wholeheartedly agree, this IS a stupid invention. To me it is akin to what an uncle of mine did when he "Hired" my 70+ year old Grandfather to work a security gig back in Wisconsin. He gave him a gun with expended bullet casings (revolver) which he glued in place thinking that the sight of my Grandfather with this "weapon" would be enough to discourage anyone from committing a crime. Jeesh! Just as that incident fired me up we get this whacked out idea which is nearly identical! I Certainly hope there are not enough idiots out there to actually desire to have one or two of these in their gun! But then, there is Kalifornia! :dunno:
Laugh or cry, this is a stupid idea and I hope it disappears along with the DODO!
 

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I suppose this might be a reasonable way to secure a display gun in some environments.

Outside of that it seems like a good way to make your self-defense weapon a brick when you need it most, AND a good way to encourage careless handling that will eventually result in a negligent discharge of a real round.
 

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This reminds me of the people that make sure that no ammo is in the house with the guns. Definitely not a good idea to use something that looks like a bullet as a safety device. :roll:

Why not buy a box of snap caps and put them in the gun? :roll:

Rule #1: A gun is always loaded. If you are worried about the wrong person/child getting their hands on it then lock it up!
 

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Remember what PT Barnum said.......

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swillden said:
it seems like a good way to make your self-defense weapon a brick when you need it most, AND a good way to encourage careless handling that will eventually result in a negligent discharge of a real round.
That's what it seems to me like too.

The only way to know that a gun is "safe" is to check it yourself, and make sure the chamber is empty. Something that looks like a bullet won't help you do that, it will only confuse the issue.

Even when you know it's empty, you should still treat it as if it's loaded. You should never get used to pulling the trigger, or believing that the trigger is able to be pulled, unless you're sure you've got SnapCaps in there, (which are usually a different color) and even then it should only be for the time you are practicing.

What if you get distracted or otherwise confused, and believe you have a "safe" bullet in it, when you have a live round?

Nobody needs to be lulled into a false sense of security about their guns, believing that they're "safe" when they may not be.

I think this thing will make guns more dangerous, not less. :disgusted:
 

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swillden said:
.....it seems like a good way to make your self-defense weapon a brick......
Is that right... :shock:

It turns your gun into a Glock. :shock:

Wow....Maybe I was wrong and it does have some value. :lolbang:

Just kidding. :ROFL:

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Tarzan1888 said:
swillden said:
.....it seems like a good way to make your self-defense weapon a brick......
Is that right... :shock:

It turns your gun into a Glock. :shock:

Wow....Maybe I was wrong and it does have some value. :lolbang:
:lolbang: :ROFL: :lol3:
 

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I too think this is a dumb idea. That just takes 2 rounds out of your gun that you could have already put in the BG.
Plus it gives parents a false sense of comfort that their kids are safe and might result in kids not getting the proper education about guns and how dangerous they are!

I guess I was one of the last kids that got trained up in the "old school" of thought when it comes to firearms. When I was old enough to understand my dad sat me down and showed me his pistol. He said "Son if you ever find this in the house don't touch it unless I'm with you. If you play with it you will kill whoever is playing with you and we will lose our house and daddy will go to jail. Do you UNDERSTAND?" Then he finished with "If you ever want to shoot this gun tell me and we will go shooting as soon as possible."

I never once touched a gun without my dad present until I was an adult.

I sometimes wonder if guns are so villainized in the media that we are ashamed to talk to our children about them and thus look for other means to keep them safe other than the best way which is clear and open communication.
 

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The name in it's self is misleading. A more suitable name would be "safety cartridge" Getting down to basics, a "bullet" is one of 4 parts of a "cartridge" (case, primer, powder, "bullet" or "projectile").

This guy sings a good tune about "I'm a gun owner....", but his actions show that he probably knows very little about firearms.

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swillden said:
Tarzan1888 said:
swillden said:
.....it seems like a good way to make your self-defense weapon a brick......
Is that right... :shock:

It turns your gun into a Glock. :shock:

Wow....Maybe I was wrong and it does have some value. :lolbang:
:lolbang: :ROFL: :lol3:
:wink:

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Yes I know: Everyone has an opinion and mine are not always the best, but the fact is we don't need any new inventions to help us be safe, we just need to "Practice " what we already have in place. I feel better now ! :D
 
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