Tried, loved but can't get!

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    Years ago I passed on a beautiful original Mint Condition Police Inventory Tommy Gun in deep blue complete with a custom carry case and with magazines for the asking price $500.00 + $200.00 Transfer Tax BECAUSE I thought the Tommy Gun was way too heavy and impractical of a firearm since it only shot a lowly .45acp handgun round...plus I didn't want to pay that steep $200.00 Transfer Tax Fee.

    Was that dumb...or what?
    But, who knew what it would be worth today.
    I was only in my 20s and just never guessed what one would be worth these days.

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    My CCW instructor had a "Tommygun" that he let me put a couple of mags of ammo through. It was my first time shooting a full auto. It had just rained and their was standing water on the range. It was pretty cool watching those slugs hit the water. I was quite supprised to see how easy it was to control. He also has a full auto glock of some kind that I put 1 mag through. It was not so easy to control. Didn't know 17 rounds could dissappear so fast!

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    I never liked the SAW. I don't think I ever saw(no pun intended) one in the field for very long that it didn't malfunction in some way or another. JMO from personal observations.

    If I could have any ones I wanted, I would pick the M60, and my all time favorite for causing hate and discontent amongst the enemy, the Mark 19 belt fed 40mm grenade launcher. I think the mark 19 would be useful as a riot control weapon in a lot of cases.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    This thread looks like the military fantasy thread for the SAWs, M60s, M2HBs and a MK19! Heck I really REALLY MISS my M1A1 Abrams. I'm sure tanksoldier does too. How 'bout posting some gun porn to go along with those fantasies?

    Here....tankers will love this: Gilligan's Island...TANKER STYLE:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de8vL1QMQLg

    Hey sgtD: When I was active (1980-84) my M60's were vietnam era and they were always screwing up. When I transitioned to Armor in the reserves, I used the SAW in the cupola and coax mode and NEVER saw them fail. But they were still pretty new then.

    Me....I have a list that's acquirable with a bit of saving. Each one is a possibility. Even a probability, with a little bit of God's will on a script I'm about to sell to CBS. If that goes, I'm probably going to treat myself to the new Sig 556, with an ACOG and a hushpuppy complete with all the BATF paperwork. But here's a question for the peanut gallery: Do I need subsonic 223 for the Gem-Tech "can" or will normal ammo work and be sufficiently suppressed so that ear muffs aren't needed? I've fired MP5s and UZIs suppressed and never needed ear protection. Standard ammo, too. My agent says we're in the top three for consideration and he has no idea how many they want to buy. So I'm literally waiting for that phone call.

    On the waaaaay out of reach scale is the Barrett M82 and the Steyr Scout .308 and maybe (if I could find one domestically) a PSG-1.
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    But, who knew what it would be worth today
    QK, I am guessing and Class3 could comment - but these days it would be cheap at $5k - and more likely several times that.

    Yep - you shoulda bought it!! Ain't it a kicker looking back on a missed deal.

    Many folks have mentioned guns they want or lust for - which is fine but was thinking mainly of guns you have tried out and would like because you tried them.

    sgtD - fortunately the SAW I tried ran 100% but yeah - I have heard less than good about their long term reliability.
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    Many lost deals

    I can think of some really good guns I let get away. HK p7, Colt Ace, the HK-91 my ex took to a pawnshop. I miss the most a .22 silencer we owned at the gunshop where I used to work. I like the silencer more than a full-auto. Cheaper for one. Also great fun to shoot. I'm saving up for one now.

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    In the sixties I found a 25-35 octogon barrel, near mint condition for $300. That was a lot of money then, when I could buy a good 30-30 for about $75. I passed, it would be worth about $4,000 now.
    The rifle I did buy that day was a limited adition 30WCF(30-30) with fancy scroll work on stock, I paid that $75. I ended up giving the 30Wcf to my brother who traded it for a leaky aluminum boat.
    Two major screwups. Wish I had them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Hey sgtD: When I was active (1980-84) my M60's were vietnam era and they were always screwing up. When I transitioned to Armor in the reserves, I used the SAW in the cupola and coax mode and NEVER saw them fail. But they were still pretty new then.
    Ex slodier: I was in from '88-94 and you might be onto something as far as the age of the guns. I don't know how new our 60s were, but the only malfunction I ever saw in one was a runaway. But, I am pretty sure that our SAWs were hand me downs and they were really beat up. I think becuase we were a trak unit we got the worn out stuff after the infantrymen had their fun with 'em.

    P95, like I said, it was just my opinion based on my experience. My Brother in law was in marine infantry after I was out. He was in Somolia clearin the way for 10th mountain. Anyway, he loved the SAW and used it a lot more than I did, I just never liked it as much as the 60.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtD View Post
    .....the only malfunction I ever saw in one was a runaway.
    I had a couple of runaway 60's when I was a young PLT LDR running qual ranges. First one scared me near to death, until my 1SG strolled up and twisted the belt vertical. Stopped it dead. That's what I did thereafter. A good 1SG is golden for any 2LT IF he cares to listen! I always did. Always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I had a couple of runaway 60's when I was a young PLT LDR running qual ranges. First one scared me near to death, until my 1SG strolled up and twisted the belt vertical. Stopped it dead. That's what I did thereafter. A good 1SG is golden for any 2LT IF he cares to listen! I always did. Always.
    Haha, reminded me of a good joke. What's the difference between a private and a 2nd LT?

    The private knows he's not in charge!

    The LT's that never listened were a nightmare.

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    I own most of the firearms that I lusted for as a younger man. M1 Garand, M1 carbine, several 1911s, S&W K22, 32, & 38, Winchester M 94 & M9422, Snubby .38 & on & on.
    BUT! I have always wanted an Auto Arms, M1929, "Tommy gun" Okay, I'd settle for the semi-auto version of today, but - - - - - that gun always fascinated me. I just cannot justify the price against the usability. Oh Oh I certainly should win the Florida Lottery and then that "Tommy gun" will be MINE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Haha, reminded me of a good joke. What's the difference between a private and a 2nd LT?

    The private knows he's not in charge!

    The LT's that never listened were a nightmare.
    I thought it was this
    Q: What's the difference between a FIRST Lieutenant and a pfc?
    A: A pfc has been promoted TWICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I thought it was this
    Q: What's the difference between a FIRST Lieutenant and a pfc?
    A: A pfc has been promoted TWICE!
    Never heard that one. Our PFC's were E-2's anyway, so it wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Never heard that one. Our PFC's were E-2's anyway, so it wouldn't work.
    When I was active all the EM's started out as a "slick sleeve" then they got the first chevron we all called mosquito wings. That's the first promotion, that's a regular pvt (E2). Then they get the rocker chevron and it's the second promotion for the pfc (E3). Next stop was Spec/4. Is it still that way in the army? Anybody here know?
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    Last year when I was out for my sisters wedding and I just had to get out of the house. So my brother, one of the bridesmades dates and I headed out to the range just to get out of the way. So we rented some fun weapons. MP5 and an M60. I'd love to have both.

    http://www.supload.com/vid/MOV00041/1216365319/mpg/

    http://www.supload.com/vid/MOV00034/649280155/mpg/

    Needless to say it was a fun day at the range.
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