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I'm watching The Tingler, the offering on Svengooli tonight.  Vincent Price is pointing what is a 9mm Kurz at some who scoffs at his "little pistol."

 

He replied , "This little pistol can blow a hole in you the size of a small grapefruit. "

 

I guess that's better than the  9×19 blowing your lungs out.    

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I love when in countless westerns where they say “I’m gonna blow your head off”!!! :lol:

 

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There could be some truth to that.

 

A grapefruit does not start out the size of a softball. The initial fruit, as it comes from the blossom, might be as small as 9 mm. So it would make a hole the size of a small grapefruit. :P

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2 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

I love when in countless westerns where they say “I’m gonna blow your head off”!!! :lol:

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

 

 


In that particular instance, if he let go with both barrels of that “Greener” at that distance, he’s just liable to blow the man’s head clean off!!  :unsure:

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Posted (edited)

“Like a brick through a plate glass window”, as Q said. :lol::lol:

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16 hours ago, Alpo said:

There could be some truth to that.

 

A grapefruit does not start out the size of a softball. The initial fruit, as it comes from the blossom, might be as small as 9 mm. So it would make a hole the size of a small grapefruit. :P

yup , starts out as a seed that can grow into a tree - i know , i did that in the 60s , but i think they were intended to make a point with the comment but your right the pont is lost in the gross generalization of the statement , sometimes we say chit that just dont make sense - like blowing your head off , we all know better but it sounded good at the moment , or it left a mental impression with a word picture , once planted it grows and gets repeated 

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On 6/2/2024 at 11:06 AM, Alpo said:

Yeah, well that was a 32, and everyone knows that a 32 is much more powerful than a 380. :)

Actually he was referring to, and extolling the virtues of, the .380 PPK that was replacing Bond’s little .25 Beretta 418.

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44 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Actually he was referring to, and extolling the virtues of, the .380 PPK that was replacing Bond’s little .25 Beretta 418.

Afraid you're wrong there Bob.

 

In the movie he specifies 7.65 caliber.

 

 

And in the book:

 

"Well, Armourer, what do you recommend?"


Major Boothroyd put on the expert's voice. "As a matter of fact, sir," he said modestly, "I've just been testing most of the small automatics. Five thousand rounds each at twenty-five yards. Of all of them, I'd choose the Walther PPK 7.65 mm. It only came fourth after the Japanese M-14, the Russian Tokarev and the Sauer M-38. But I like its light trigger pull and the extension spur of the magazine gives a grip that should suit 007. It's a real stopping gun. Of course it's about a .32 calibre as compared with the Beretta's .25, but I wouldn't recommend anything lighter. And you can get ammunition for the Walther anywhere in the world. That gives it an edge on the Japanese and the Russian guns."

 

M turned to Bond. "Any comments?"

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