Hi, my name is Mike and I'm an addict.
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May 13th, 2007 06:07 PM
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."
May 13th, 2007 06:29 PM
Mike, I've got GAS as well and have found that a good double tap takes the edge off but unfortunately only for a short while. Sooner or later you run out of shots and have to return to the gun shop for a refill. They have guns at those gun shops that need love too! I look at it kinda like the Humain Society... things of that caliber need good homes just like dogs.
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
May 13th, 2007 08:33 PM
Forgive me, I'm a newbie...
I can recognize a shotgun from a rifle, but...what is what? Names...calibers...
Originally Posted by whamonkey
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
May 14th, 2007 12:34 PM
+1 interviewed Chris on a radio program a few years ago. It is a good read for just starting out.
Originally Posted by Maverick7340
May 14th, 2007 01:47 PM
Welcome! I too have the disease. Find a sponsor with the same infliction. Since there is no cure you will have support for every purchase. This site has proved to be invaluable; these guys know there stuff. I have been around guns since I remember; the skills that I have aquired hunting gave me a good base on safety and the understanding of some of the physiological affects one experiences under stress. You can shoot at targets all day long; even ones that look like deer, the first one that walks in front of you gets you pretty worked up. I would guess that facing someone who would do you harm would factor those feeling 100 fold.
I have come to the conclusion that if it all goes south and I am placed in a situation that I need to use my firearm, I want to be drilled to the point that I am the one that will win. I met a great guy on this site that is going to help me with Close Quarters Combat training to help my reaction time and assure hits in stressful situations. I recommend the DVD series Inside the Crucible. No nonsense advice and training on how to draw, shoot and move. They are not cheap; but really good. I feel that, as close to real life training is the key to accepting the awesome responsibility of carrying.
I wonder if those with considerable experience on this site could put together a compilation of the considerable experience they have to help newbies like us. A step by step approach to becoming effective and safe with our weapons.
May 14th, 2007 01:57 PM
First, hi Mike.
Originally Posted by DMan
The toughest syndrom to have is GAS-MIL SURP, they are cheap and take a lot of abuse, and there are SOOOOOOOO many military surplus arms to buy(ie: AK's, Mosins, SKS's) oh God it never ends....
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Kimber Tactical Pro II w/EE over 2000 rnds NO MALFUNCTIONS
May 14th, 2007 02:00 PM
Welcome to the disease. It's terminal. We can't cure you but we can help you accept and deal with your condition. :)
"If you so much as bunny hop I'll cut your heart out!" Billy Bob Thornton in The Last Real Cowboys
"I carry a gun for the same reason that I carry health insurance and a cell phone - be prepared."
May 14th, 2007 02:57 PM
I'd go with a smaller wound string (24 ga). Should give you the right balance of strength and flexibility.
Originally Posted by miklcolt45
Round wound will be easier to tie off than flat wound.
May 14th, 2007 03:32 PM
Ahhhh....Remington 870 Synthetic-12Ga,Rock River Arms Elite CAR A4 w/Aimpoint Comp ML3 (2MOA)-.223/5.56, Glock 23-.40SW
Originally Posted by miklcolt45
Now I want a Springfield M1A SOCOM 16......it NEVER ends.
Oh....and a Garand.
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