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Alphabetic Morse bullets

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Tracer bullets are well known, and have a bright-burning pyrotechnic composition in their base, which is ignited upon firing.

But what if, rather than wanting to kill the other person, you merely want to invite them over for a G&T or a late- night game of Dab the Badger?

Wonder no more! MaxCo. is proud to introduce its Alphabetic Morse bullets, available in all popular calibres.

Each such bullet has a letter of the alphabet (as far as I know, there are no other letters) printed on its side. It also contains a pyrotechnic charge in its base, but this charge consists of alternating layers of pyrotechnic material and darkly-burning material. The thickness and disposition of these layers is such that the corresponding letter is spelled out in Morse tracery as the bullet flies.

A correctly-loaded handgun will be able to spell only two or three words before reloading. However, more ambitious communicators can use belt-fed ammo - carefully proof- read before firing - to convey the most circumlocutious of messages.

MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 20 2016

And thanks to [smendler] for the inspiration. Pyrotechnic_20Bullets
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       If you shot alternating marshmallow- and chocolate-pellets punctuated by graham crackers, it would be S'Morse.
jutta, Apr 20 2016
  

       "LEAVE ... OUR ... AIRSPACE ... NOW"
8th of 7, Apr 20 2016
  

       I suspect your Third Armored Tactical Confectionary batallion may be taking the initiative in that one, [Jutta]...
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 20 2016
  

       //... a letter of the alphabet (as far as I know, there are no other letters) ...//   

       Fun fact : The ampersand was at one point commonly included in the alphabet, being appended after 'z'. This is how it acquired its name, as reciting the alphabet would end "...X, Y, Z and per se and" (meaning - and by itself, and).   

       And per se and does have a de-facto Morse code-point, so you could include it in your ammo - which would be handy for the G&T use-case.
Loris, Apr 20 2016
  

       With the fifteen round magazine in the Glock I could do a Clint Eastwood -   

       " Duck you suckers "
normzone, Apr 20 2016
  

       Better than trying "SO DO YOU FEEL LUCK "
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 20 2016
  

       " Describe in seven-round bursts only the good things that come into your mind about... your mother. "
8th of 7, Apr 20 2016
  

       Is that like a tortoise, only bigger?
Ian Tindale, Apr 20 2016
  

       Same thing. They're just questions, [Ian]. In answer to your query, they're written down for us. It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response... Shall we continue?
8th of 7, Apr 20 2016
  

       I was ready with a bun for the title. But I hold Max to a higher standard. Still; bun. Awarded after I recovered my eyesight following "s'morse".
bungston, Apr 20 2016
  

       //I hold Max to a higher standard.// To paraphrase the late, great Douglas Adams: "I love standards. I like the squeaking noise they make as they slip."
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 20 2016
  

       " If you shot alternating marshmallow- and chocolate-pellets punctuated by graham crackers, it would be S'Morse. "   

       It should go without saying that that one is   

       (marked-for-tagline)
normzone, Apr 20 2016
  

       <Grytpipe-Thynne>   

       "He's a bit of a crawler, Moriarty"   

       </Grytpipe-Thynne>
8th of 7, Apr 20 2016
  

       The Edgar Broughton Band has a short audio story (if you can find it on the labyrinthine map on their official website) about a forensic investigator finding a bullet with a message for the victim inscribed on it: "now look what you made me do, now look what you made me do". Cool hey? Oh and yes, maxwellbuchanan , you'd best get out those alphabet slugs... I am stalking you....
Edie, Jan 20 2018
  

       Ha ha. Enjoy stalking, [eddie]. A small amount of research here on the hb will give you my home address.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2018
  

       Thanks. Gotcha, suckerrr! And if you do visit the Edgar Broughton Band website at all, please be sure to listen to their very ultimate and best song: Evening Over Rooftops. It is by far the only thing they ever wrote worth hearing more than eleven times a day. (The rest of their somewhat twisted material is somewhat twisted, and an absolute load of spitbollocks) Be seein ya!
Edie, Jan 20 2018
  

       Well, I can't say I've ever heard of Edgar Broughton. Do try to keep up.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2018
  
      
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