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Do You own any Firearms and did Anime influence your decision to buy certain gun
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I currently own a Bushmaster AR-15, Remington 700 .308, Yugo model SKS, and a SIG p226 9mm. I used to own a few more but I sold them and just haven't bought anymore yet. I'm not a hunter but target shooting is my favorite hobby. I've never wanted to buy a firearm because of an anime but if I could get something like what Vash the Stampede uses I would buy it in a heartbeat.


Vash uses a short barrel slightly modified Winchester 500, I'm sure of it XD.
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Fireearms are too loose, too random. I'd rather have a non-ranged weapon to defend myself with, as one has more control over those.


A firearm is only as loose and random as the one wielding it. Like any other weapon its effectiveness is only as good as the user.


But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.
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octorockandroll wrote:


kamaitachi5587 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Fireearms are too loose, too random. I'd rather have a non-ranged weapon to defend myself with, as one has more control over those.


A firearm is only as loose and random as the one wielding it. Like any other weapon its effectiveness is only as good as the user.


But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.


I can pick up a baseball bat and swing it as well as anyone else. In a dangerous situation such as an intruder in my home I'd rather a fire arm. If he is armed I'd rather engage with the gun than the baseball bat. Though going Kill Bill on a robber would be more entertaining.
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A firearm is only as loose and random as the one wielding it. Like any other weapon its effectiveness is only as good as the user.


But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.

most hunters dont shoot more than 5 rounds (to sight in a rifle) before hunt. their kills are less than 300m. with modern cartridge loads even a 10 year old could do it.

There are companies that will train civilians on how to fight as a coherent military unit and all the tactics. including house clearing and securing. if people are going to buy a gun for protection they will train them self how to use it to best of ability they can afford.
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Posted 11/18/14

octorockandroll

But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.


I took a friend out to the range a few months ago, and he had the same opinion as you. He has a huge collection of melee weapons (daggers, machetes, extendable batons, you name it) and thought handling a firearm would be child's play.

Turns out, with the target only 10 yards away, he hit no where near the actual target on the paper (it was roughly the size of an adult torso). Out of 50 rounds, he only managed to hit the very top right corner of the paper. Once he was done, he was quite embarrassed and never considered other factors of the pistol that affects his aim, ie. recoil, anticipating shots, improper trigger finger placement. He also almost got slide bite (when you hold a semi automatic pistol with your thumb up, and the slide comes back and cuts you) and I had to correct his grip.

Shooting a gun is easy if they're right up in your grill and you can just let off a shot in their chest, which is what most thug murders and negligent discharges account for. But if someone is even 10 yards in front of you and you don't learn proper grip and aim, then it'll only take about two to three steps in about one second to cover that range for you to get stabbed or swung at with a melee weapon. That's assuming you even hold the gun correctly and not get scared of the recoil with the gun flying out of your hand.

TL;DR: Shooting a pistol is not as easy as you think. There will always be techniques to learn with weapons of any era in order to master them.
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octorockandroll

But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.


I took a friend out to the range a few months ago, and he had the same opinion as you. He has a huge collection of melee weapons (daggers, machetes, extendable batons, you name it) and thought handling a firearm would be child's play.

Turns out, with the target only 10 yards away, he hit no where near the actual target on the paper (it was roughly the size of an adult torso). Out of 50 rounds, he only managed to hit the very top right corner of the paper. Once he was done, he was quite embarrassed and never considered other factors of the pistol that affects his aim, ie. recoil, anticipating shots, improper trigger finger placement. He also almost got slide bite (when you hold a semi automatic pistol with your thumb up, and the slide comes back and cuts you) and I had to correct his grip.

Shooting a gun is easy if they're right up in your grill and you can just let off a shot in their chest, which is what most thug murders and negligent discharges account for. But if someone is even 10 yards in front of you and you don't learn proper grip and aim, then it'll only take about two to three steps in about one second to cover that range for you to get stabbed or swung at with a melee weapon. That's assuming you even hold the gun correctly and not get scared of the recoil with the gun flying out of your hand.

TL;DR: Shooting a pistol is not as easy as you think. There will always be techniques to learn with weapons of any era in order to master them.


I sell guns as a way to get trough college (have FFL type 7) and having spent over 20 thousand dollars on training in last 5 years I can make it seem like it's easy. I shoot about 200-500 rounds every week to keep myself sharp. Plan to go into law enforcement after college
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Posted 11/18/14
Really havent watched to many animes with guns except cowboy bebop.
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Posted 11/18/14 , edited 11/18/14
Topic related anime:
Jormungand
Is about guns, shots and gun counterfeit.
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Posted 11/18/14 , edited 11/18/14

Fade805 wrote:




A firearm is only as loose and random as the one wielding it. Like any other weapon its effectiveness is only as good as the user.


But it takes much less skill to use a gun properly. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure people like hunters and soldiers have to work very hard to perfect their aim, but I am neither, and I can pick up a gun and pull it's trigger just as well as anybody else.


most hunters dont shoot more than 5 rounds (to sight in a rifle) before hunt. their kills are less than 300m. with modern cartridge loads even a 10 year old could do it.

There are companies that will train civilians on how to fight as a coherent military unit and all the tactics. including house clearing and securing. if people are going to buy a gun for protection they will train them self how to use it to best of ability they can afford.

Here's the thing: My country has no second amendment, owning a gun that has any sort of practical use outside of sport is extremely difficult. I also have training in using knives and swords, and I can tell you that while I'd be useless against a gun toting attacker, I could probably hold my own decently well against one with a knife, which again is ore likely considering my country's very strict gun laws. It's just a cultural difference I guess.
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Posted 11/18/14

IngramIV wrote:

Topic related anime:
Jormungand
Is about guns, shots and gun counterfeit.


Don't forget Outlaw star, which has the best gun ever.
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Posted 11/19/14

A good old trusty Mosin
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Posted 11/21/14 , edited 11/21/14

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A good old trusty Mosin


Beautiful piece of work you got there. Would love to own a WW2-era battle rifle, if only to make use of my surplus of 30-06 rounds.

Until then, my weapon of choice is my HK45, my old Winchester 1200 (both pictured here), and my family's hunting rifle Remington 700 - that also uses 30-06.

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Posted 11/22/14
Most anime really doesn't do firearms very well, so you are really limited to only a few anime that show firearms and not being, well, anime about it.



I mean just look at this. It boggles the mind.

There are also different reasons for different ammo, which then changes what firearm you'd like to carry doing what. Say you are legally limited to FMJ, I'd like a .45, standard? I'll take a wonder 9 loaded with HP ammo. CC? if it needs to be small and snappy, a hot .380 works just fine.

Hell, Cat Planet Cuties is about the most on-top of it with firearms anime that's been made lately.
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Posted 11/24/14
Why does one want to know? For what purpose if i may ask?
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Posted 11/25/14
I do own firearms...Anime has not influenced my decision to own them. I am more of a collector than anything however I do like to go duck or goose hunting every now and then.
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