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  • #16
    I'm pretty good with a sword, but I can do the same grouping at 25 metres with a rifle and at 10 with a pistol as I can at 2.5 with a rapier. Also, people breaking in might be inclined to see a sword other than a katana as a geek's toy, whereas cha-chank is almost universally recognised as "wrong house!" in 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 or 24 gauge or .410. So's a 110lb alsatian growling, but they take a lot more maintenance and don't last as long.

    It's always pointing somewhere.
    Never point in any direction you're not prepared to fire.
    Never fire at anything you're not out to destroy.
    Assume it's loaded.
    There's only one control inside the trigger guard, and it has only one purpose: to drop the hammer. If you're not dropping the hammer, you don't need to have a finger inside the trigger guard.
    Actually, on some the magazine release and/or safety are inside the trigger guard, which I don't like (yet).

    Oh, and it's not "only a .22". This is a .22 airgun:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5BLPssEQU
    When I was fifteen, my father thought I knew nothing. When I was twenty-five, I was amazed by how little he thought I'd learned in such a long time.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by sableagle View Post
      It's always pointing somewhere.
      Never point in any direction you're not prepared to fire.
      Never fire at anything you're not out to destroy.
      Assume it's loaded.
      There's only one control inside the trigger guard, and it has only one purpose: to drop the hammer. If you're not dropping the hammer, you don't need to have a finger inside the trigger guard
      Always good words to live by.
      Yes that's me in the pic.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by sableagle View Post
        I'm pretty good with a sword, but I can do the same grouping at 25 metres with a rifle and at 10 with a pistol as I can at 2.5 with a rapier. Also, people breaking in might be inclined to see a sword other than a katana as a geek's toy, whereas cha-chank is almost universally recognised as "wrong house!" in 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 or 24 gauge or .410. So's a 110lb alsatian growling, but they take a lot more maintenance and don't last as long.

        It's always pointing somewhere.
        Never point in any direction you're not prepared to fire.
        Never fire at anything you're not out to destroy.
        Assume it's loaded.
        There's only one control inside the trigger guard, and it has only one purpose: to drop the hammer. If you're not dropping the hammer, you don't need to have a finger inside the trigger guard.
        Actually, on some the magazine release and/or safety are inside the trigger guard, which I don't like (yet).

        Oh, and it's not "only a .22". This is a .22 airgun:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5BLPssEQU
        what brand of cha-chank do you have ? Mossberg, Remington, Ithica, or Winchester
        Red meat is NOT bad for you... GREEN FUZZY MEAT is bad for you

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        • #19
          None. Seriously. http://www.met.police.uk/firearms-en...s/shotguns.htm

          I'm rather amazed that you are apparently allowed to keep a mortar as long as it's only for launching inert projectiles, and can get permission to acquire, keep and use grenades as long as they're not rifle- or rocket-propelled.

          Air rifle above 12 ftlb muzzle energy, though? Need a class 1 for that.

          I do have something a little bit like this here at present:


          It being easier to lug around than a backpack tank of weedkiller, I might just be turning it into a bioweapon by using it on some toxic weeds, too.
          When I was fifteen, my father thought I knew nothing. When I was twenty-five, I was amazed by how little he thought I'd learned in such a long time.

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          • #20
            i can think of a few uses for that outside the garden.

            granted i also feel guilty about eating beef when i've never participated in the act of prepping it beyond basic removal of shrink wrap. chicken turkey pork deer rabbit and quail have all met my amatuer meat gathering skills but not beef. then again a calf outweighs me so.... i would need a hand.

            Wanted My Hos & Knifes Fly

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Crazeyal View Post
              You.. are unique. You can't really use YOUR experiences to judge the common man. If *I* jumped out a door with a sword in my hand, some thieves would attack. They'd DIE.. because I've had actual training and posess a lack of love for my fellow man that's spanned decades... But there is no way to convey that, if they aren't looking into my eyes.
              That's just it, I AM trained in sword fighting. I'm also trained in acting and I can, if I wish, be intimidating as all Hell, then have a spot of tea afterward.
              "I like my tea like I like my women - Hot, Wet and Green."
              – IK the Troll

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              • #22
                Originally posted by sableagle View Post
                None. Seriously. http://www.met.police.uk/firearms-en...s/shotguns.htm

                I'm rather amazed that you are apparently allowed to keep a mortar as long as it's only for launching inert projectiles, and can get permission to acquire, keep and use grenades as long as they're not rifle- or rocket-propelled.

                Air rifle above 12 ftlb muzzle energy, though? Need a class 1 for that.

                I do have something a little bit like this here at present:


                It being easier to lug around than a backpack tank of weedkiller, I might just be turning it into a bioweapon by using it on some toxic weeds, too.
                shoot, i got you way beat, i own 3 Maverick 88's (bargain Mossberg line) 1 Mossberg 500A and i have access to both a Winchester Model 1897 Pump & a Remington Model 1100 (semi auto)
                Red meat is NOT bad for you... GREEN FUZZY MEAT is bad for you

                Member of IWW I.U. 660

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by IK the Troll View Post
                  That's just it, I AM trained in sword fighting. I'm also trained in acting and I can, if I wish, be intimidating as all Hell, then have a spot of tea afterward.
                  That's about what he was saying...That while *YOU* can get away with it, most people can't pull off the intimidation factor required with just a blade...Whereas the nice sound of a shotgun WILL get through to most
                  Chaos is it's own reward

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                  • #24
                    Right. Great. Works for you.

                    Here's someone else who can act:



                    You think a sword would work just as well for her?

                    No?

                    That was Al's point.
                    When I was fifteen, my father thought I knew nothing. When I was twenty-five, I was amazed by how little he thought I'd learned in such a long time.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by sableagle View Post
                      Right. Great. Works for you.

                      Here's someone else who can act:



                      You think a sword would work just as well for her?

                      No?

                      That was Al's point.
                      yeah, its not Mathilda you need to watch out for, it's her friend Leon, he's a cleaner
                      Red meat is NOT bad for you... GREEN FUZZY MEAT is bad for you

                      Member of IWW I.U. 660

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by sableagle View Post
                        Right. Great. Works for you.

                        Here's someone else who can act:



                        You think a sword would work just as well for her?

                        No?

                        That was Al's point.
                        Her aim is a bit off.....
                        "I like my tea like I like my women - Hot, Wet and Green."
                        – IK the Troll

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by IK the Troll View Post
                          Her aim is a bit off.....
                          Well, duh, she's the 'faire valoir' and all around trouble magnet of the flick.

                          point is, if she was waving a sword you'd be laughing. With a gun, at least you'll listen to her.


                          for a bit.
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                          "And on the eighth day God gave the devil a set of panties, because he too has a sense of humor" -Anonymousse

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                          • #28
                            This image says it all for me:



                            (if for some reason it doesn't work for you try going here:

                            http://olegvolk.livejournal.com/425649.html

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                            • #29
                              The one person that might not work for can't get to LJ either.
                              "Knowing love, I can allow all things to come and go, to be as supple as the wind and to face all things with great courage. My heart is a open as the sky."

                              http://nimue-amethyst.deviantart.com

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                              • #30
                                Amazingly enough, the picture works...and I like
                                Chaos is it's own reward

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