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    Would a strong magnet be bad for a gun?

    If I bolted an old car speaker to the desk then use that to hold a pistol, would that be bad for the gun? Why?

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    A magnetic field can pass from a magnet to other metal items over time. I have accidentally magnetized screwdrivers on my own before. And, I've seen it done w/ other items too.

    While the field would be very small, with all the moving parts in a gun, I don't think it would be a risk I would wanna take, unless it was just a junk gun...

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    Your staying up to late at night. Get more rest. I missed the whole point of this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Your staying up to late at night. Get more rest. I missed the whole point of this question.
    He wants to magnetize his gun, so he can walk down the street and attract other guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    He wants to magnetize his gun, so he can walk down the street and attract other guns

    ....and what kind of "guns" might that be....hmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Oops. Didn't mean to post this in the Off Beat sub-forum.

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    Go buy a super cheap belt holster, and use some screws with large heads on it to hold it to the desk. You can basically just bolt the holster to the desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    He wants to magnetize his gun, so he can walk down the street and attract other guns
    He would never attrack Glocks though because they're all plastic... or at least we're led to believe that.

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    You guys are funny!

    I was really trying to see if anyone had some info on effects of magnets on guns, not how to mount it under a desk. But keep on coming with the suggestions. They are entertaining! How about hiring a midget to hold the gun for me under my desk? Hahahaaa!!!! I'll just try some not-so-funny message boards for my magnet question.

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    Actually, I was serious in my 1st post. I would not do it. U are risking magnetizing the gun. Will it affect it enough to effect the guns operation. Probably not - but it could.

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    You guys are funny!
    No, actually you are funny. Where in the world did you come up with that idea? More important...why? I can't even come up with a crediable answer. Good luck on your adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Will it affect it enough to effect the guns operation. Probably not - but it could.
    Would it? Could it? That's what I was hoping to find out. But thanks.

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    Where in the world did you come up with that idea? More important...why? I can't even come up with a crediable answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead View Post
    Would it? Could it? That's what I was hoping to find out. But thanks.


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    No one could tell U that specifically - because it could be model dependant - the exact metal concentration. This varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. By having it be a polymer gun, it may make it less likly to happen. But, what if you magnetize the firing pin? That could be an issue possibly. I wouldn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead View Post
    You guys are funny!

    I was really trying to see if anyone had some info on effects of magnets on guns, not how to mount it under a desk. But keep on coming with the suggestions. They are entertaining! How about hiring a midget to hold the gun for me under my desk? Hahahaaa!!!! I'll just try some not-so-funny message boards for my magnet question.
    A female midjet might even be more fun. Can't help it, it's in me and it's got to come out!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead View Post
    You guys are funny!
    How about hiring a midget to hold the gun for me under my desk?
    This sounds like a VERY interesting solution! <grin>

    Both the magnet and the midget might not want to let go when you needed your, ahem, pistol...

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    I understand what you are saying but I think there is something you didn’t think of. It would look damn silly walking around with a speaker attached to your hip with a gun stuck to the side. And even more uncomfortable if it were an IWB.

    If you accidentally magnetized your barrel and shot FMJ it may reverse and shoot you in the eye and then you’d be pissed.

    Actually there are guns that use magnetism to shoot projectiles. They go very, very fast. Superman wouldn’t have a chance out flying these projectiles. http://www.military.com/soldiertech/...lGuns,,00.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxPhantom View Post
    A female midjet might even be more fun. Can't help it, it's in me and it's got to come out!!!!
    You've got a female midget in you?:eek:

    I can't see any problems occuring if your sidearm does get magnetized. If the action's that weak, maybe you should just get rid of it.

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