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Posted 3/14/16
No. My legs are already weapons of ass destruction.
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No I wouldn't, your C14 isn't anymore useful to me than my 06 because I've never shot farther than 300 yards.
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Posted 3/14/16

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No I wouldn't, your C14 isn't anymore useful to me than my 06 because I've never shot farther than 300 yards.


Really so you've never hunted out on the open plains? I am not passing up a shot just because it's 700 meters away.
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Posted 3/14/16

Ranwolf wrote:


KevHunt wrote:



No I wouldn't, your C14 isn't anymore useful to me than my 06 because I've never shot farther than 300 yards.


Really so you've never hunted out on the open plains? I am not passing up a shot just because it's 700 meters away.


Nope never hunted the plains. I live in western Washington and I've only hunted in Washington and Idaho. It's insanely expensive to hunt out of state in the U.S.
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Posted 3/14/16

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Nope never hunted the plains. I live in western Washington and I've only hunted in Washington and Idaho. It's insanely expensive to hunt out of state in the U.S.


Guess that's at least one thing Canada has up on the United States, now if we could just get rid of all the other red tape.
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Posted 3/14/16

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KevHunt wrote:



Nope never hunted the plains. I live in western Washington and I've only hunted in Washington and Idaho. It's insanely expensive to hunt out of state in the U.S.


Guess that's at least one thing Canada has up on the United States, now if we could just get rid of all the other red tape.


Oh there's other stuff we did fail to invade you guys three times.
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Posted 3/14/16

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Oh there's other stuff we did fail to invade you guys three times.


Meh that's only because you lot thought in an even fight Canada would lose, I don't know what you lot were on when ya thought that. Only when the odds are so horribly one sided that it is actually pointless can Canada lose any conventionally fought war.
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Posted 3/14/16

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KevHunt wrote:

Oh there's other stuff we did fail to invade you guys three times.


Meh that's only because you lot thought in an even fight Canada would lose, I don't know what you lot were on when ya thought that. Only when the odds are so horribly one sided that it is actually pointless can Canada lose any conventionally fought war.


Isn't that what every country thinks when they invade another?
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Posted 3/14/16
Firearms:
Savage Arms 110 BA .338 Lapua mag.
Custom Barrett Model 99 my pride and joy I named Cora
Remington 700 AICS chambered in a .308
Mossberg MVP-LC
Remington 597 .22
and lastly my families heirloom a Pearl handle Colt .45

Other:
2 Push daggers
1 Boot Knife
1 Ka-bar
1 Yumi bow
1 Recurve bow
1 Compound bow.

I'm former military as well as an avid hunter.
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Posted 3/14/16 , edited 3/14/16

HughJack wrote:

Do you own any? Which do you prefer? Lethal or non lethal? Etc.


Dear HughJack,

Everybody owns somethings that can be used as a weapon when the situation is right. An example of something commonly taught by self-defense instructors would be a flashlight paired with a tactical pen ( an average pen made out of something very hard for combat use ) or small knife in low-light conditions. When a stranger approaches you the flashlight gets turned on and is shined into a potential attacker's eyes. If the stranger keeps approaching all one needs to do is step to the side while keeping the light in the same place and use the pen to hit the head, neck, or chest to cause a lot of pain and cause the person to back off. If you were to be grabbed seemingly out of nowhere you would turn the light on/shine it in the grabber's eyes and then bash his hand with the pen in an attempt to break bones. These items/tactics well ( works with other blunt objects as well ) and are ( usually ) non-lethal/legal in otherwise non-permissive areas. I'll see if I can post a video of somebody talking about these sorts of techniques after this post.

I believe non-lethal defense is enough for the average person. Objects like taser guns ( which work up to 15 feet I believe ) make decent ranged options for civilian consumers who want feel close-quarter engagements are too risky. As a Christian I believe the above would work well for me if my Lord told me to bring something to defend with. What I normally carry with has little value to me and I'm hoping it'll eventually have no value to me as I don't want to have values on worldly things when I'm called for judgement. Others may want something they feel they can use as a deterrent like a knife or gun ( although I feel wielding anything as a weapon without the intent to use it as such is isn't smart ) while others only want lethal alternatives believing the best way to win a fight is to be the last person standing.

Some examples of potentially lethal self-defense alternatives include knives, hatchets/t-hawks, and other bladed or dense blunt options for close-quarters engagements. For defense at a distance derringers and other pistols, revolvers, shotguns and survival and/or take-down rifles ( for survival situations like your bush plane crashing; the Henry AR-7 is something you may be interested in ) are popular. Lethal alternatives should be a last resort for civilians who feel the need to protect themselves or others to that extent.

I know I didn't word my thoughts particularly well but I'm hoping this helps you some.

God bless,
Annie Maye.

EDIT:
I found some things I thought might interest you...

>CKRT has a video ( under 10 minutes in length ) featuring self-defense with flashlights, knives and pens. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVRkAEq5Brs if you want to see it.

>I found an article about self-defense in non-permissive areas. Go to http://bearingarms.com/self-defense-in-non-permissive-environments/ if you feel like reading about it. I also found an article on derringers being used in Wisconsin; see http://www.concealedcarry-ccw.com/Derringers-for-Self-Defense/Wisconsin-WI/ if interested. I noticed the article uses derringer images from Cobra Firearms in spite of claiming the superiority of two other companies.

>If you want a non-lethal ranged alternative head to https://www.taser.com/ and select "consumer" under the "buy" category.
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Posted 3/14/16
I have a Mosin and a beautiful old Enfield No. 4 Mk1.
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Posted 3/14/16

outontheop wrote:

The hypocrisy of, in two sentences, belittling an entire nation because your opinion is that one piece of steel designed for lethality is foolish, while another chunk of steel designed for lethality is awesome and "history".

You know, because firearms were *totally* never part of historical events, nor masterworks of artistry and craftsmanship. I mean, it's not like I've ever seen one in an art museum or anything.

Oh, wait. I have. Many, many times.

The hypocrisy is delicious. So, so delicious.

You're entitled to your opinion, but dude...



...but yes, edged weapons are classy. Here's some of mine:










Still need to get my brayettes and voiders, though (chainmail shorts and sleeve pieces that protect the areas where the plate cannot, due to the joints)

I also have an Italian polehammer, Burgundian poleax, German boar spear, Danish axe, Viking hewing spear, grossemesser, early 16th century Rhinelander sword, katzbalger, rondel dagger, and a couple halberds.


I'm not really going to get into my views on the American gun culture, but as I said, since I'm not American, I don't have an amendment drawing me towards the ownership of a gun, and the effort to get a gun is simply not worth it. That's my point, guns aren't really part of my national history anything like they are in America.

Hmm, well just because they are both weaponry meant to kill, doesn't really mean they are the same. The beauty of blade to blade combat is simply unparalleled, guns & ranged combat in general is cowardly and mundane in my honest opinion. Doesn't mean I don't respect the people who protect my nation though.

Maybe it's my love of ancient & medieval military tactics, but I really don't find them similar at all, beyond their purpose of killing.
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Posted 3/14/16

BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:


paul25454 wrote:


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I don't own any but I shoot them from time to time. My dad owns a gun store and sometimes me and some friends of his go to a range.


Wait is it possible for a civilian to own a gun in England?


Yeah sure, supposing you get a license first, or are supervised by somebody with one and above a certain age. There are also certain other restrictions if you don't have a license, and acquiring one is a more thorough process than I believe you'd find in somewhere like the U.S. Weapon choice is also limited; things like assault rifles and handguns are banned. But yeah, I've shot regular sniper rifles, airsoft ones, and I've also used a shotgun while clay-pigeon shooting. It's nowhere near as common to own a gun in England as it is in some other countries, but my dad's made a living with his shop for decades now.


You can get a gun in Japan too, with the right (really invasive, from what I understand) background checks and (really expensive) licenses. There's actually a gun store in Akihabara, if you can believe it. Like... real ones, not airsoft. Three blocks north of the train station, if I recall correctly. They actually had a pretty nice selection of very classy Italian engraved shotguns.
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Posted 3/14/16

toxxin wrote:

I love weapons of all kinds. I own weapons of all kinds. I make weapons in my free time. I appreciate the engineering and historical value of weapons, they are a core of the entire history of mankind after all. I own blades, bows, spears, axes, black powders, shotguns, handguns, and rifles. In fact one of my summer projects is to make some bronze weapons. Weapons are wonderful, terrible things that need to be respected. Failing to do so is a very quick way to find yourself hurt or killed, you don't have to like them, in fact it's probably smarter to avoid them, but always, and I do mean always respect them.


This. Well phrased.
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Posted 3/14/16
Yup I collect old Western style guns, I have a few swords too.
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