I see a lot of reference here to revolvers chambered for ".45LC" Has anyone ever seen a Colt revolver with a .45 Long Colt calibre marking?
I just wondered why, on this of all forums, so many folks would use this incorrect terminology. :bang_wall:
Well said Rio, absolutely correct. I deal with people all day who use the wrong terminology. I'd like to put your statement on the wall over my desk.In my book it is a big deal. Instead of using the wrong terminology to suit the people you are talking to, surely it would be better to try and educate them to use the correct specifications. If they don't want to learn that's fine - but I won't talk at their level just to please them. Some of the biggest offenders are retailers selling the brass. Just my opinion.
You make an interesting point, but consider this. Is proper termonology important in drafting legislation? Magazines vs. clips? Auto vs. semi auto? M16 vs. AR15?I think people just look for things to nitpick to make themselves feel better, or somehow superior. The economy is in the toilet, you have to jump through more hoops to own a firearm in your country than a tiger in a circus. If people would channel their energy towards more productive things instead of nitpicking people they share a hobby with I think the whole world would be a better place. There is a 45 acp, 45 SC, 45 S&W etc, while to purists it may be inaccurate it is not when describing the caliber, not to me. None of us are "perfect" and I bet scanning through everyones old post you will find mistakes in grammer, spelling, incomplete sentences, etc. Pick a fight worth fighting imho
Same here.I have never understood the big deal about using the LONG Colt designation, how it's considered wrong, incorrect, never existed, not official, etc., etc. There are MANY terms in gun collecting which were never official but are consistently used by gun people and readily accepted by all.
Rob, I am always willing to be corrected and learn so can you point out my mistakes please?