Recently typed this up in an email to share with someone else. Thought I'd put it up here for kicks.
Worked at a camera store a looong time ago, like in the early 90's. A co-worker of mine was a gun nut. One day, I had to ask the sales manager a question, so I go to the back to his office. There were like 3 or 4 people, including the gun nut, in the office looking down at a box on the sales managers desk. Turns out the gun nut has bought himself a Desert Eagle 50 caliber hand gun. Not only that, but he then proceeds to put a scope on the damn thing. Do you have any idea how ridiculous this thing looked? Dirty Harry and Rambo would have run screaming like little girls from this thing. So I'm staring at this thing going WTF?, when the gun nut says 'go ahead, pick it up and check it out'. Ummm, ok I guess. Then he says 'go ahead and look down the scope'. Ok, I'm from Texas and have been around guns all my life. We like, hunt and stuff. So I was taught from a very early age not to point a gun at a person unless you have a damn good reason to leave him in a bad way. So the only way I can look down the scope of this f'ing hand cannon and not point it at some idiot in the room is to point it out the open door. So I do that.
EXACTLY at that moment, the 'new guy' at the store, a fella that ended up being my best friend (and won't ever let me live this story down) ALSO had a question for the sales manager. So he goes trucking back there, whips the corner into the office.... only to come face to face with some big weird dude pointing a Desert Eagle 50 caliber WITH A SCOPE on it right at his f'ing grape!
My point of view was awesome. I'm looking down the scope at the crosshairs, then all of sudden this head appears with the crosshairs positioned square between the eyes, which promptly flash to the size of saucers. Then the whole head drops outta the scope like a flash and I hear a big 'WHuuugh' as the guy dives for the ground. Oh ****! I immediately point the gun 'to the sky' and look around. My co-workers are crying laughing and my buddy is looking up at me from the floor with a huge wtf look on his face.
I guess looking down the barrel of one of those things for real isn't exactly a lot of fun.