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W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 30 04:17:23 UTC 2017

BS:  << I don’t think you can put a pin back in a grenade. >>
WB:  <Replacing the grenade pin trope> is akin to the <Automatic dry fire
trope >:
After emptying a magazine, the trigger is repeatedly pulled for repeated
dry fires, as if the handgun were a revolver.
File under:  Hollywood weapon tropes (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME).

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