This is a discussion on The "coolness" factor within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Cold Warrior http://www.topix.com/album/detail/da...N4C3MHOOQDN0IU Nope....
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.
Simple enough for me. I want a Tommy gun.
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
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!
I would want the new AA12 fully auto 12 gauge.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
"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.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.
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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Either you are a weapon and your gun is a tool or your gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
Here is your info on the Singer 1911. Very interesting read.
Sometimes you find your destiny on the road you chose to avoid it.
The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters.
Any rifle or pistol that has combat history behind it.
a12 auto shotgun with all the specialty rounds including the grenades
Very early in the James Bond movies "M" and "Q" forced James
to give up his beloved Beretta .25 and made him leave it in
a box in "M" office.
Thats the gun I would like to have, Not one like it . THAT GUN in the same box.
Zoe: "Preacher, don't the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killing?
Book: "Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps."