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Dmntd
05-22-2006, 01:46 PM
to get my girl into handguns.

After a 3 hour safety and shooting course & an hour of private instruction. She was shooting 5 shot 1/2" groups with a 1911A1 .45 acp.

Makes me proud

Dmntd

Miriam
05-22-2006, 03:54 PM
Yes, that reminds me of my good friend Faye's experience at the shooting range when she went to renew her gun license. She was the only woman present. The instructor told everyone, "Pretend the target is your mother-in-law - oops, sorry, Ma'am, just a joke." Faye, having more class than that, serenely ignored him, and ignored him also when he cautioned her not to be frightened by the noise. She hit the bulls-eye every time, and had all the guys clustered around her asking, "Show me again how you did that...?"

She says that her excellent hand-eye coordination comes from her lifetime hobby of sewing.

Miriam

Oskaar
05-22-2006, 05:22 PM
She should do a class on urban warefare: Weapons of massive destruction! LOL

I used to teach a hand-to-hand combat course at Cal State Fullerton and we did the "urban warefare" classes about four times a year on how to use common household items in a pinch. Coathangers, belts, frying pans and the cords from phones were especially brutal. Knitting needles, fireplace pokers, bath towels and expensive designer pump high-heels were in there as well.

cheers,

Oskaar

Dmntd
05-22-2006, 06:11 PM
You left out the tank lid from the toilet and the cat.

Pick the cat up by the scruff, givem a good shake before sticking them in the intruders face. Once the cat has grabbed hold, pull it towards you until the claws are just about to the lips then let go.

Gives a whole new meaning to cat hat.

Dmntd

Marko DaBeest
05-22-2006, 06:46 PM
Don't forget my personal favorite the Dobie-O-Matic. Load up your Doberman into this giant sized slingshot and let fly when your opponent charges you through the front door. Nothing like a facefull of pissedoff Dobie flying into your face! Cats, pit-bulls, porcupines, Portuguese Man'o Wars, it's all good.

DaBeest

Dmntd
05-22-2006, 06:56 PM
HEH HEH HEHHEHEHHEHEHHHGGGHHhh

Never though about it, but a pissed off porcupine could be a lot of fun for a home invader.

I still prefer the 870 Remington.

Demented as ever,

Dmntd

Maelduin
05-23-2006, 10:55 AM
maybe you could fling something like this at them...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/MGDavisOrlando/trojan-rabbit.gif

Ni! Ni!

Oskaar
05-23-2006, 12:29 PM
Run AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AY


Cheers,

Oskaar

Maelduin
05-23-2006, 12:49 PM
"Oh shut up and change your armor."

Oskaar
05-23-2006, 12:56 PM
Right, that rabbit's dynamite!

Maelduin
05-23-2006, 12:57 PM
Look at the boooones!

Dmntd
05-23-2006, 01:47 PM
Happiness IS a warm gun...

Dmntd

Maelduin
05-23-2006, 05:44 PM
Gee thanks, Oskaar. ;) Had to nip off and watch the movie. Though I did hit pause a couple of times to help with the heavy lifting as my wife heated her first batch.

Michael

NeadMead
05-24-2006, 01:36 AM
After a 3 hour safety and shooting course & an hour of private instruction. She was shooting 5 shot 1/2" groups with a 1911A1 .45 acp.

What was the distance, Dmntd? I did not do that good when I took the CPL course when I lived in Michigan.

By the way guys I love the other suggestions like the cat, doberman, porcupine, and Trojan Rabbit. I love that movie. I, however, prefer my Glock 20.

Maelduin
05-24-2006, 05:54 AM
NeedMead,

While I am a big fan of the Trojan Rabbit, I admit he's really only good for defending your castle from silly English k-nig-its. A Smith & Wesson Airweight resides in my nightstand for anyone not in chainmail. Stoked up with MagSafe's it'll make ugly holes in people, but wont punch through walls, a major consideration in a townhouse.

Have owned glocks over the years (9mm, 40, compact .40), and it's the best (read: simplest) semi-auto I've ever played with. No bells and whistles to trip you up under stress. Best safety ever--dont touch the trigger, it dont go BOOM.

Regards,

Michael

Dmntd
05-24-2006, 11:06 AM
What was the distance, Dmntd? I did not do that good when I took the CPL course when I lived in Michigan.


3 Yards.

Dmntd

NeadMead
05-25-2006, 12:24 AM
Dmntd, that STINKS! >:( I did not shoot that good without hours of practice for several days. Women are not supposed to shoot better than men. JK LOL

Maelduin, I have to say that the English k-nig-its are more annoying than flies.* However for those more molevolent home crashers I have 180 grain federal Hydra-Shok in 10mm waiting. they will go in, but not come out.

*(JK not meant to offend any Englishmen)

WRATHWILDE
05-25-2006, 01:54 AM
On women shooters...
My grandmother still tells stories of when she was a young girl growing up in a military family. Her Dad was responsible for Establishing and Commanding new Army Bases, including, I think, the first one in Alaska. She says that they used to have a firing range INSIDE their house, from front to back as the hallway was a straight shot. During practice their mother would have to signal with a flag for them to stop so she could cross the hallway. :o

One story she related was that a couple of GI's (who were bragging about their own marksmanship) took my grandmother and her sister (both still in High School) out to the military shooting range on a double date, the girls marksmanship put both the GI's to shame. She said the GI's were so embarrassed they were never asked out by them again.

As far as her claim of her father having an indoor target range I'd believe it, my grandmothers house in madison right now has indoor target practice for using high power german air rifles, and it's been set up there for at least as long as I've been alive.

I used to practice with my moms single shot 22 long rifle (no scope) and consistently make head shots at 100+ yards. I haven't done any shooting since 1984, and I know my eyes aren't good enough to pull that off anymore. Still get an itchy trigger finger sometimes and feel like shooting something.

Wrathwilde

Dmntd
05-25-2006, 10:14 AM
Cool story Wrathwilde,

I've known a couple people over the years who've had an indoor range in their home, one was a former club brother.

My friend who instructed hope, has said for years women typicaly make better. marksmen. Partialy due to somewhat better hand eye coordination, but mostly owing to the fact, they listen to then follow instruction and having nothing to prove.

Seems to me. Shooting is much the same as playing pool or throwing darts, most anyone can learn and with enough practice get good at it, then there are those it comes naturaly for.

I hadn't been shooting in about six years when we went to the range, I was amazed at how badly I shot. Rich (the instructor) looked at my first target and shook his head, saying we both know you shoot better then this.

What I learned, it's a perishable skill.

Don't really want to go shooting 3 or 4 days a week like I use to, but for a while once a week is in order.

Dmntd

Miriam
05-25-2006, 02:13 PM
I have lousy coordination. :'( When I lived in a part of Jerusalem that is surrounded by Arab villages, I considered getting a license for a rifle - figured a hand gun would do me no good if someone (or some two or three) tried to break in. My Dad, when I asked him what he thought, took a long look at me and said,

"Get a shot gun. All you have to do is point, and pull the trigger."

Miriam

NeadMead
05-26-2006, 01:53 AM
If you did not notice, it was just a joke. I hope noone took it seriously. As far as shotguns go, Mirriam, I am better off with a pistol. At least I will hit the target. JK lOL seriously I am just better with one. I do hope that things calm down where you live, Mirriam. I hope that all the Middle East calms down. And Brasil and Mexico, as well.

Miriam
05-27-2006, 04:32 PM
Thanks, NeadMead. It's our hourly hope that things will calm down here. The reason that my Dad ironically suggested a shotgun is because I would be a great liabilty to my household if I tried to handle any other weapon. But shotguns are illegal here anyway, so it's all academic.

Miriam

NeadMead
05-29-2006, 01:23 AM
Well, Mirriam, if you have the money you could possiby hire rob Leatham. Better yet Massad Ayoob. Yes he is Arab and no he is not like most Arabs in the Middle East. He, from what I heard, is an excellent teacher in defense with a pistol. He is also a top cop here in the States, and has his own defensive pistol courses that are recognized by most states with shall issue here. If not, find an Israeli soldier or police officer who is willing to teach you.

webmaster
05-30-2006, 09:38 AM
Me, I've got a Taurus revolver under the bed in the single-gun safe. I've also got a lead-loaded titanium baseball bat down there. If I can't get the gun out, I figure I can take someones head off with the bat....

I'm an ok shot with a pistol, around a 4-in group at 5 yds, but can hit a 3-inch target (clays and tiles in the N-SSA) 60% of the time at 50 yds and 40% of the time at 100 yds with my black powder musket and carbine. I can get off 2 shots a minute with the musket (muzzle loading) and 3-4 with the carbine (breech load).(Don't ask me about the black-powder pistol....LOL)

Vicky - missing N-SSA shoots now that we're in summer break season

WRATHWILDE
10-13-2008, 11:42 PM
An Old thread I know ~ Oskaar will probably write me off his mailing list ~
I decided it was time to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights too.
Tikka T3 Hunter .300 cal Win Mag, Bolt Action, 3+1 magazine
<img src="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/wrathwilde/IMG_0083.jpg">
The Scope is on it's Way ~
Leupold - VX-III 4.5-14x40 (30mm tube) Long Range (Boone & Crockett Reticle)
<img src="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/wrathwilde/cooper-m22-phoenix-26-1.jpg">
Boone & Crockett Sighting System for 130 gr. .270 (180 gr. .300 win mag trajectory exactly the same)
<img src="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/wrathwilde/reticle_bc_biggame2.jpg">

Can't wait to try it out, some friends have offered to take me deer hunting with them.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

Oskaar
10-14-2008, 01:38 AM
Luke .. . . er.....Wrath . . . . I'm so proud!

webmaster
10-14-2008, 01:50 AM
::cueing Deliverance music::

:laughing7:

Good luck getting your deer, Wrath! My family will be going out for our winter meat soon too....

sandman
10-14-2008, 11:07 PM
Nice piece Wrath. As long as you had the right safety training and know to properly handle and care for it, you should have a great time with that rifle.
::Sorry... Occupational hazard. I was a weapons instructor for 16 years:: :icon_salut:

Good hunting... :icon_thumleft:

storm1969
10-15-2008, 12:44 AM
This is what I like to shoot with... Fits my hand great, and is very accurate...
(I know,a lot of people don't like Italian made handguns, but this one is a favorite...)

http://home.comcast.net/~storm/Witness001.jpg

WRATHWILDE
10-15-2008, 12:52 AM
I know a lot of people don't like Italian made handguns


I'd estimate half the people... usually those standing on the wrong end.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

storm1969
10-15-2008, 12:59 AM
I'd estimate half the people... usually those standing on the wrong end.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde


~chuckle~ True...

Seriously, it is a heavy handgun and people with petite hands need not apply... (My wife does not like it, for both of those reasons...)

Brian

webmaster
10-15-2008, 08:22 AM
I'm inordinately fond of my Taurus Model 50 revolver. It fits my hand, and shoots either .38 or .357 rounds. I prefer the .38, the .357 kicks like crazy! (although the foot-long flames that come out are pretty cool...)

My favorite gun, though is my .58 caliber Civil-War reproduction musket. It shoots like a dream......

Oskaar
10-15-2008, 01:57 PM
I have a couple of nice Berettas that I really like. One is the .380 and the other is a 9 mm. Both are real straight shooters.

Cheers,

Oskaar

wayneb
10-15-2008, 06:13 PM
OK, since we're showing off our toys...

http://home.comcast.net/~wboncyk/MiscPics/19cc.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~wboncyk/MiscPics/23cc.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~wboncyk/MiscPics/25cc.jpg

Yes, it is a WW II vintage Nazi-occupied FN produced Browning High Power 9mm, brought back from Germany by my dad after the war. Note the Waffenampt proof marks (barely visible Nazi eagle clutching a swastika) stamped into the metal in several places, along with the plexiglass grips that were sold by some enterprising young German entrepreneurs, which they carved out of German aircraft windscreen blanks shortly after the war ended. The serial numbers on this one (which all match) indicate it was produced early after the occupation of the FN facility, probably early in 1942. This sucker is not light, and the single action trigger is a bear to pull relative to more modern sidearms, but the beast is a consistent shooter and will certainly serve to deter anyone foolish enough to even think about stealing my mead! ;)

Oh, one more thing... having this gun, as shown, is illegal in the state of California as it has its original 13 round clip.