The "coolness" factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
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    Any "assault" style rifle would fall under this. 99% of us dont need these for self-defense, its a bragging rights gun and fuels the ego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    Is there anything you would buy just to show off to your gun owning friends? You know, something just to say you had one, and why would you want it?
    I don't think there is, no. The firearms I do have are for the practicality. I don't see that changing.

    I suppose a nice vintage WWII M2 machine gun would suit just fine, though it wouldn't be to show off. I wouldn't kick a HK MP5 SMG or HK 53 MG out of the safe, either. Still, even those would be for the practicality.
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    Simple enough for me. I want a Tommy gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalStang View Post
    Any "assault" style rifle would fall under this. 99% of us dont need these for self-defense, its a bragging rights gun and fuels the ego.
    i've never seen an assault rifle. what do they look like?

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    Anything I have taken to combat. As a SAW gunner for 4 years I fell in love with the weapon and would like to have it at home. They could weld it so it never fired again, but I would know the good times we had!

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    I would want the new AA12 fully auto 12 gauge.
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    Any "assault" style rifle would fall under this. 99% of us dont need these for self-defense, its a bragging rights gun and fuels the ego.
    "Assault," meaning, a select-fire weapon in which the purpose is to throw a greater amount of lead at the target? The scenario defines the need, and any number of scenarios get dicey enough to justify the need to have more lead heading down-range. Ego doesn't seem to be a part of that equation. Shotguns are very good in this category. They're valued because of their ability to send more down-range. So are "machine" guns of all varieties. They have their place, much as shotguns do.

    If the goal is survival and the threat is greater than a single attacker, or due to bad layout of and resulting poor ability to defend the space, then throwing more lead than one bullet per pull makes a lot of sense. Hence, "assault" guns. They're used worldwide for just such situations. They're also abused by criminals, as well, who also see the benefit.

    YMMV but, in certain situations if I had the ability to send more lead down-range, then I would prefer to be able to do so.
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    Any rifle or pistol that has combat history behind it.

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    a12 auto shotgun with all the specialty rounds including the grenades

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