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Want kind of firearms do you shoot?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, May 15, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    I really like hearing about what other IMers do outside of IM, so figured I'd start this thread.

    I'm from Canada, so we're really restricted on what guns we can own. However, I do have both restricted and non-restricted licenses which allows me to own a few decent guns. However, down in Florida, even a Canadian is allowed to shoot anything! (as shown below)

    This is me shooting the .50 BMG for the first time. Everyone at the range had been telling me to shoot the .50, so I finally decided to go all in and try it. The gun has set car alarms off from 20 feet away. The blast of air that comes out from the end of the barrel is just unbelievable.

    The hype around the recoil of the gun is so much, that I chickened out and closed my eyes before pulling the trigger, because I really didn't know what to expect. It wasn't as bad as expected.

    I've also shot a "hand-gun" style 12 gauge (if that's what you'd call it) and the Smith and Wesson .500 magnum, if we're talking big guns.

    Let's talk guns.

     
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    I shot a couple of poorly maintained pistols a week ago, a .22 and 9 mm. Even with all the dry firing / jams it was still fun. I'd really like to shoot some rifles in the future like an AR-15 or AK.
     
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    I once shot a pistol through at tree onto a target with a bullseye having not aimed.. It was my first shot when I turned 10.

    My favorite arms are pistols & tactical knives.
     
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    I'm a huge gun nut, and I'm in England which kind of makes it "interesting"

    We're allowed anything but pistols, fully auto, semi auto is restricted to .22LR only and to get any thing in the first place you have to jump through every hoop you can imagine. I'm totally pro-gun, but I cannot fault our laws. Our record over the number of shootings we have prove we have a fantastic system that allows people to do what they want, while stopping idiots getting their hands on them.

    Having done clay pigeon, F-Class, practical shooting... I settled on air rifles of all things. I found it so easy to get into, it's by far the most challenging shooting sport I've ever found and I believe it's also the purist our there. Ballistics wise, it's very close to a scaled down version of sniping, and instead of shooting iron plates and paper we have interesting targets set out at various ranges. It's you, the gun and your ability to judge wind (which is a huge factor on a 8.4gn pellet), judge distance and calibrate your gun for every target.

    I've shot at every level bar the olympics, the last world championship I shot I finished 4th (and was winning until the last day where I bottled it) so I'm kind of handy with a rifle. I got beaten for the first time at club level in 8 months last week. I've racked up regional series shoots with events to spare...

    They might not make you feel like you have a huge set of bollocks and they are not loud like "real" guns, but they are 10 times more fun and they are one hell of a challenge.
     
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    I am ex brit army, weapons instructor and range conducting officer qualified (infantry so these qualifications are part of the criteria for promotion at certain levels)

    Rifles are sexy as hell, and make me complete. pistols not so much, they are useful but not for me as much fun as rifles.

    I do like the FN Fal, that was enjoyable and felt right. my personal weapon was the SA80 which do not get a good rap, but I loved it, you just have to keep on top of the maintenance and have spare extractors because they wear out quick, not what you want in a fire fight. they don't like being dirty the way ak variants do so keep it clean, but as for accuracy it is awesome. its long enough to give you range and short enough to kick in a door and brass up terry Taliban. to cap it off it takes a bayonet (if its not fitted with all the other trimmings) bayonets are the stuff of dreams. fix bayonets and invincibility reaches 9000. ahhhhhhhh, bayonets.
     
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    Fishkin, you English guys fucked it up for us too. I am pro-gun too, but the "British Raj" legacy also gave us anti-gun laws. Our politicians were stupid enough to not do anything about it till now. It is very easy to get a gun in India if you buy it on the blackmarket. Not so otherwise.

    Stupid politicians again did something stupid and banned import on guns in 1984. So our usual option is a IOF .32 revolver. Think of it as a Webley mk IV replica. Now webley mk iv was designed in 1930s. Not much has changed. Except for the caliber ofcourse. Instead of .38 S&W we get the same stuff in .32 S&W Long.

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    What is even worse, is how you get it. You fill a form, get interviewed by the police, background checks etc. If they want, they can deny your application for no fucking reason. You have to bribe some people... and after all is said and done you get you license to own a firearm. Now you can only buy firearm by one brand, i.e., Indian Ordinance Factory aka IOF.

    How much do you think IOF charges for this 1930s style webley replica? Between $2,000 to $2,200! For a shitty revolver which misfires pretty often.

    I sometimes feel like ordering a .45 1911 from some shady deepweb marketplace lol

     
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    I have never shot an AR-15 but they're pretty popular. I've shot an AK47 and AK74 though.


    haha yeah, I heard most of your cops don't even carry guns.

    Do you have any videos of your competitions?



    So where are you living now? or do you not own the SA80?
     
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    no im from Scotland in the uk, so we would not be aloud anything like what other countries are. the SA80 was my issue rifle.

    though due to my various courses and employment I have fired many many systems. though we only ever were issued SA80, HK MP5 in some roles, Browning Pistol, Sig Saur P220 then P226, Glock 19 and 21, Walther P5, GPMG, Browning 50 cal, various sniper rifles though I was never issued one of those, if you want to get really big bang. the 81 mm Mortar was sexy,

    och ive forgotten what else ive fired, probably the biggest was a howitzer but I was never artillery so that was just a jolly.
     
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    Man I want a good rifle lol. I have a shotgun and a .45 1911 Remington pistol for home defense but I am really into the rifles. Always been a big fan of an AR-15 and hope to own it one day. Technically the first gun I ever bought was an AK47 equivalent weapon and it was way too much power for a home invasion protection firearm so I had to switch it up.
     
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    I am not a big gun guy. I would rather use a crossbow like a man.
     
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    I have a lifetime ban from using any type of firearm, so I'm not too interested :)
     
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    mate it happens, particularly with our culture here. to be honest im happy with our gun laws, there are so many neds and jaikies about who would stick a knife in their granny for a fiver that if they were to get guns it would be carnage.

    p.s. im not allowed a licence either so were in the same boat ;-)
     
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    never underestimate the shotgun, they are very satisfying, its amazing what that big booming crump can do for the stress levels lol
     
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    I think you did something interesting.. what was it? :)
     
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    I'm not much of a gun fan, although I've always wanted to shoot a Pietta Griswold & Gunnison revolver.
     
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