Have you used a gun?

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  1. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Of course not, but I was 16 at the time.. I was scared shitless. lol
    They probably just did it to mess with me.. just their idea of a little fun

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    I can't blame them to be honest lol
     
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  3. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    I just shot a .22 SLR. Bolt action.. surprisingly, I hit the target..
     
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  5. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Which was.. ?
     
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  7. lepustimidus Banned Banned

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    A Jew?
     
  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Really ? OMG.. !

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  9. John99 Banned Banned

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    shotguns, 9mm's, 45's, 38's.

    it is like setting off fireworks. doesnt make much sense, doesnt accomplish anything but it is fun.
     
  10. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    I think we're ok for a while (1-2 generations, if I had to guess) after the Supreme court verdict. It will be a long time before anyone has the balls to suggest outlawing guns in the US, especially since all the rednecks who are still clinging to religion (and, well... gun ownership) who voted for Hillary probably own guns.
     
  11. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    cosmic,

    Reloads. Didn't see any difference in my accuracy between factory or reloads and reloads are a lot cheaper.
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    India's gun laws:

    "Indian citizens have the right to own, possess or carry guns provided a license / permit is obtained under the Central Arms Act, usually necessitating a background check from the nearest police department, or other law enforcement agency. The Indian government also distributes arms to citizens in areas ravaged by foreign infiltration and insurgency, as state policy."
     
  13. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    First I'd like to thank Read-Only for his service to our country.Read, regardless of your feelings on this matter or of me as a member of this forum, You are a hero to me just for going over there. I appreciate it very much.

    Yes, I have and shoot guns.
     
  14. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks you, CF, I really do appreciate that.

    Even though I disagreed with the war, I was already in the Army when it started. And when they said go, I went.

    And although I've always enjoyed target shooting, I can assure you it's not enjoyable when the target is shooting at YOU. And it's going to be either him (or them) or you. Only takes a couple of seconds to decide it's going to be him and do your job.
     
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  16. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    read only, i hope you didnt take my comments in the other thread about vietnarm being a stupid war to be a critisium. The way Australia and others treated there solders was apsolutly sickning and i have nothing but respect for the solders even if i disagree with where they are stationed. My critisium for both iraq and vietnarm rests with the goverments not the solders
     
  17. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Not to worry, Asguard. When Nam began, I thought it was an honorable thing because it's purpose was to stop the spread of the Russian/Chinese communism. I still believe that to be true but came to think that it was also a political chip that was being played in addition to fueling the economy back home. It resulted in the production of a tremendous amount of steel, tanks, planes and other vehicles as well as munitions. The cotton industry (growing, ginning, weaving and sewing) also did quite well as a result of the war.

    But for us GIs with rifles and wading through paddies and swamps up to our armpits, it was nothing but a matter of survival. Kill or be killed.

    I never talk about it - not a word - to my family or friends. I've said more here right now than I've ever told anyone before. I don't have those dreaded flashbacks that you've heard about but I can still see women and children blowing up from the grenades strapped on them by the VC. And men with wide-open eyes when I shot them. I really wish I could forget it all - completely.
     
  18. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Well that sucks. Was going to ask you some questions. Well maybe just one. I heard from some Nam Vets that Tommy guns were used for suppression fire now and then. The unfamiliar sound of it(and a little more nasty sounding) made them(VC and NVA) duck for cover.

    It's hard to get real combat vets to talk, I used to have to buy them ~ 5-6 beer at the Legion before they'd even confess what campaigns they were in.
     
  19. Cortex_Colossus Banned Banned

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    SON OF A BITCH. WHAT ARE YOU DOIN THESE DAYS!!!
     
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  20. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, I believe it was true. None of the squads I was in ever had them so I didn't see them used myself but often heard about it. The .30 cal machine guns chattering away sure made them duck, too. From infantry weapons, what they feared the most was the BAR. A single round would go through at least five of them all lined up.

    Perhaps now you understand why. The memories are awful. It's not like telling someone about a bad car wreck you were in. It's much worse than that when you start remembering things. We all want to forget it.
     
  21. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Many.

    And had them pointed, and fired, at me.

    So what? This is part of a lot of Americans' lives. We adapt, we get by. But don't be surprised, most people are not willing to discuss their experiences as that is very difficult emotionally.
     
  22. Sputnik Banned Banned

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    Read-Only,

    I honour everyone, who does his duty in the line of fire ..... but war is a DIRTY business ......
    We have soldiers here , who have PTSD after combat situations .... normally they are treated by army psychologists .. but a few of them , who are cracking up, are occasionally referred to me ( as well as refugees who have been tortured - PTSD again ) ...........

    I just want to inform you , that psychotherapy in combination with beta blockers , can make the memories less painfull - you will still have the memories .... but they will no longer elicit mental pain as before ..... you do sound like a mental stabile person .... not even having flashbacks ....... but if you ache inside sometimes ..... then I just want to tell you ..... that there is a solution ......

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    Anyway, take care Read-Only ....

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  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think "just following orders" went out with the Nuremberg trials.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Defense

    Unless of course, you think the Germans were wrongfully convicted.
     

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