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No, you have to be at least a Sergeant.Is it still possible for a private to buy a pager?
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
I think I still have a Pager Pal Holster in my gun safe, does that count??
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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I have a pager, but no paging service.
It has been rigged to buzz about 3 minutes after you press the button. That little bugger has saved me from countless boring meetings.......
Actually, cell service here stinks. text messaging is okay if you are in an area with cell service. There's a reason I have a 2meter in all of the vehicles !
I have one for work. When it goes off at 2pm or 3am, my reaction is the same. It normally gets thrown, I hate that thing.
God Bless America!!
Up until recently our weekend duty crews still carried them. I liked them because they got better reception out in the desert then my phone does, so I could still go shooting and be within the reasonable distance to report in.
It takes a college degree to break'em;
and a high school education to fix'em!
I have a pager and there are lots and lots still in use here.
My pager is issued to me by the Sheriff Dept. Everybody has one. Its how they alert everyone for man hunts, road trips, whatever.
The Nuclear Plant that I work for also issues them. If the SHTF, an alert goes out to all affected workers, which I am one of.
Rather than carrying two pagers, they have the number of the one that I carry.
I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
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I also have a pager issued by the nuke plant I work for, hate the damn thing, but it still gets messages when inside a room that is 20' underground and has 4' thick concrete walls. Can't say that for a cell phone.
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
"I'm the arrow, you're my bow, shoot me forth and I will go"
"Do not let any individual posts put a knot in your Big Boy Under-Roos"
I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop!!
Politically Incorrect Self Defense
a pager, thats funny. i found an old one of mine
going though somethings and the wife found
her's buried in one of our computer desk drawers.
we both got a good laugh thinking about them.
(SHERIFF BUFORD T. JUSTICE) "what the hell is
the world coming too"
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U.S. ARMY FT.SILL, OKLA.