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Postby cheapjeeps85 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:41 pm

just bring back the flamethrower room cleared and dinner served at the same time semper fi
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Postby azprospector » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:31 pm

In a small room, almost anything over 12 or 14 inches long is almost too big. I'm still waiting for my laser pistol to arrive. I sent away for it in 1953. It was supposed to come with a complimentary Cracker Jack 10 cent off coupon. Wonder if I'll ever get it.
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Postby BrianB » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:24 am

BWAHAHAHA!!! It probably got lost in the same pile as my comic books.
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Postby SittingMooseShaman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:30 pm

... nothing beats the Colt .45 Auto-


The firearm is simply, just too proven

throughout history.

A Colt Field Commander .45 as primary

holstered weapon, with a 3" bbl

version of the same as backup...

If I were a Major... I'd go with

the best- Marines and weapon!

grr-rizzzzz weasels rip my enemies'


Hey, I gots tons of ol' comics too...
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Postby GOANRA » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:49 pm

In the military, your sidearm is your BUG [Back Up Gun] and your rifle is your 'Primary'.

In LE, and CC your sidearm is your 'Primary' and any secondary sidearm is your BUG.

No matter what you are carrying, if you only have one firearm with you, it is your 'Primary'.
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Postby whitehood » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:21 pm

As a very drunk Russian once told me in his heavily accented English while blowing his vodka breath in my face, " A pistol is only good for suicide or execution."
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Postby St8Shooter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:42 am

OK... Current Army Capt. will redeploy to the stan in April(what I hear now), and was in the first gulf deploy war. No Army soldier is authorized to carry a personel weapon overseas or while in uniform stateside unless in service to his/her duty and an issued weapon.

Personally I think this sucks but oh well.. The reason for this is logistics. Ammo and having weapon serviced from the armorer. When you deploy you receive your weapon after boots on ground. Depending on your mission will depend on what is issued. If you are on a FOB(foward operating base, see fobbit LOL) you may not even have a weapon.
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Postby ROGUE1202 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:30 pm

Take the gun overseas anyway. You will have to ditch it on the way back to get through customs. I dont know bout the stan but headed into Iraq there was no customs check

Headed out was a diff story.

Found some weapons in country.

You can "acquire" weapons if you are in the right area.

I would have taken one over then just sold it end of tour unless you are tight with the guy doing the customs check.
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