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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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.22 Nail Gun

I used a .22 caliber "Power Actuated" nail gun made my Remington for the first time today.
What kick-ass fun those things are!!!
All these years, I've been drilling holes in concrete to sink an anchor into the wall. No more!!!

For those of you unfamiliar, you load a .22 blank cartridge into a chamber, close the chamber, load a nail with a plastic wadding in the muzzle, place the barrel against a hard surface, and pull the trigger!!
The pressure on the barrel activates the trigger and the expanding gas forces the nail into concrete. Its bonerific! Plus, it made my office smell like the AGC.

In other news, I'm surprised that these aren't regulated firearms in MD. I'm sure if O'Malley knew these existed that I would have to register it. Bastards. Hands off my tools!


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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Dad and I used something similar when we finished our basement. We used it to anchor nails (and the framing studs) to the floor. Ours needed to be hit with a hammer to fire, but same general concept.


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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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those are regulated in maryland ya know.. lol


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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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Dad and I used something similar when we finished our basement. Ours needed to be hit with a hammer to fire, but same general concept.
Same thing
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Old May 18th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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I've seen 'em used, but never had the personal pleasure of shooting a nail with a powder charge. They must be fun . The standard pneumatic nail drivers are kinda like CO2 pellet guns in comparison I'm sure.

I 'spose this must be said at least once: "Only police and military..." - yada yada yada
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Old May 18th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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I always called em ramsets. They are great for easy anchoring into concrete, especially on a ladder or something where you can't be leaning hard into a hammerdrill.


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In the electrical trade we use them to fasten support wires to concrete/steel ceilings on a long pole.. big time saver...


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In the electrical trade we use them to fasten support wires to concrete/steel ceilings on a long pole.. big time saver...
I hated seeing the ramset after hanging a couple hundred ceiling wires for light supports. The inspector was a d*ck about it. We had to have our ceiling wires individually marked to tell the apart from the wires for the drop ceiling.
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Yeah, actually that's a fairly recent rule change. We used to mark them on our own on certain jobs because, sometimes, the ceiling guys would use ours..lol.. I think the inspectors actually stole the idea from us..


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I always called em ramsets. They are great for easy anchoring into concrete, especially on a ladder or something where you can't be leaning hard into a hammerdrill.
+1 First one I ever used was my dads. The thing had to be from the early '80's lol.


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I wonder how easy it would be to convert a nail gun to fire live ammo.

Also, can the .22 blanks used in nail guns be used in .22lr firearms?


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I wonder how easy it would be to convert a nail gun to fire live ammo.

Also, can the .22 blanks used in nail guns be used in .22lr firearms?
conversion is unlikely.. The blanks do work but, be careful, there is also a .26 cal version of powder-actuated tools...


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I wonder how easy it would be to convert a nail gun to fire live ammo.

Also, can the .22 blanks used in nail guns be used in .22lr firearms?
I must admit that both items crossed my mind. Shouldn't be difficult!


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Also, can the .22 blanks used in nail guns be used in .22lr firearms?
Oh yeah thats great fun when you get company to fire them in the house to give them a jump. But on the same line when my dad would shoot the 30-06 to kill groundhogs out of his bedroom window without warning.
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Oh yeah thats great fun when you get company to fire them in the house to give them a jump. But on the same line when my dad would shoot the 30-06 to kill groundhogs out of his bedroom window without warning.
I wish i could shoot stuff out my window but i have to many dang neighbors. Dont think they would like that too much
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I wish i could shoot stuff out my window but i have to many dang neighbors. Dont think they would like that too much
I live in a townhouse and when I saw a rat in my backyard, I immediately went down the list of options in my head and ruled out each one. I thought a 12 gauge would be a little too loud, my .45 isn't accurate enough, even a .22 might alert the folks next door.


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I live in a townhouse and when I saw a rat in my backyard, I immediately went down the list of options in my head and ruled out each one. I thought a 12 gauge would be a little too loud, my .45 isn't accurate enough, even a .22 might alert the folks next door.

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I live in a townhouse and when I saw a rat in my backyard, I immediately went down the list of options in my head and ruled out each one. I thought a 12 gauge would be a little too loud, my .45 isn't accurate enough, even a .22 might alert the folks next door.
Well in reply to that at the time we lived on 2 acres in a 16 house sub-division we fired off anything we damn well pleased even some full auto that my dad's friend had brought down to the house (early 90s). Only time anything ever happened was neighbors called the cops in 2001 when i was 16 (dad gave me a mini-14) and they had just moved in recently and we were outback shooting it. One cop showed up and said well you have every legal right to do it and that was that.
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http://www.air-rifle.net/rwscat/rwscat.html

Look them up. I have the Model 48 have had it for 11 years yeah its quiet. Good for keeping those pesky cats out of your yard and attacking your cat.
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I'll exercise my fifth amendment rights and remain silent on this one


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