N320AW wrote: »
Does this have anything to do with the powder or the projectile?
Buffco wrote: »
Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
DanChamberlain wrote: »
It dates all the way back to "non-shot" in muskets. For military applications, the muskets were loaded with "ball," rather than shot.
Gene L wrote: »
The origin of the term "ball" ammo comes from the Napoleonic Wars. Because soldiers tend to shoot high under the stress of close combat, their sergeants ordered the soldiers to "hold for their belts." Of course, then they shot a trifle low. So numerous were the mid-body testicular wounds, ammo was casually referred to as "ball ammo." Also, the battle cry of "kick their butts and shoot their nuts."
knitepoet wrote: »
And where did you discover this pearl of wisdom?
SirGeorgeKillian wrote: »
My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....