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2012-08-01 12:31:11 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Never have much problem, it takes longer to skin it than it does to pull the shot out. Depending on how big a rabbit you're shooting a .22lr can puncture to much to keep the liver worth keeping as well as putting a hole in your meat :)


Good point.
 
2012-08-01 12:32:13 PM  
. . . any of those people live in the oppressive countries? China? Iran? North Korea? No?

Wonder why . . .
 
2012-08-01 12:39:04 PM  

stevarooni: MythDragon: I own 28 different guns.

How do you like your Calico? A local shop has one in .22lr...neat concept, but I don't relish the idea of over-winding the magazine.

And how do you like the Mateba Unica? I'm really diggin' on my Rhino. It's not a semi-auto revolver, but still fun. :D


Love it. Mine is in .44 with 8" barrel. The long barrel with compensator really helps with muzzle climb. Most of the force is straight back. They are gettig crazy expensive. With Mateba being in arrears, they havn't been making anymore. I bought mine for $1400 about 4(?) years ago. The last time I saw one for sale was maybe a year ago going for $3600.

My only complaint is the grips. They are made from a single piece of wood, and have a tendancy to crack along the thumb line. The guy dealer I bought mine from commissioned a guy to make some new ones out of resin. It took about a year to finaly get them made, and they cost $100. But they are much rugged.

I do get a lot of looks when I fire that gun. Using Magtech ammo throws a nice fireball. Some brothas were in the lane next to me shooting off their hi-point 9's. When they saw the Mateba, they said "Damn! That's a robocop gun!"

Mateba also makes this neat thing:
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MTR-8. 8 shot .357

Haven't found one though.
 
2012-08-01 12:39:36 PM  

djh0101010: I haven't hurt anyone with ANY of them. One of us has this whole "what guns are for" thing wrong, and, I'm pretty sure it's you


You can use a hammer for a variety of purposes, however it's function is meant to pound nails. I never said it was wrong to use guns to use guns for target shooting, so I don't know where you are getting that from, only that guns should be respected for the lethal weapons that they are. Ask any one managing a gun range is they respect a gun as a weapon or as a device that puts holes into paper and see what they tell you.

Okie_Gunslinger: SpoilerAlert: Katanas are used mostly as decorative, with only a small percentage ever actually used to hurt another person. Therefore katanas aren't weapons, but are decorations.

Most Katanas that you find are in manufactured in China or Pakistan and are in fact intended purely for decoration. Their use in combat would result in them breaking quite easily because of the poor manufacturing and the inherit weakness in their tangs. Actual combat worthy katanas are rare and expensive. Your example extends to kitchen knives as well but that doesn't make my silverware drawer a "weapons locker".


Kitchen knives and silverware are primarily meant to be used as kitchen knives and silverware but can be used as weapons, while weapons are primarily serve a function as weapons, but can also be used for other functions.

So I wouldn't call your silverware drawer a weapons locker. I would call a locker filled with guns a weapons locker. Do you dispute that guns are weapons?
 
2012-08-01 12:40:03 PM  
Mateba only ever makes cool things.

Being a gunsmith would be a pretty interesting job, I think.
 
2012-08-01 12:41:41 PM  
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2012-08-01 12:43:36 PM  
I own a gun and I enjoy target shooting. My point was that while I enjoy target shooting, my first lesson with a gun is to never point one, loaded or unloaded, at a living target unless I meant to kill that target. Comparing a guns to collecting RC helicopters is not a good analogy. RC helicopters are toys. Guns are not toys, and if you treat them as such, you are the type of person that shouldn't own one.
 
2012-08-01 12:45:21 PM  
"Less than 1% of the world's population owns one-third of the guns on the planet. USA USA USA "

Well no wonder the middle east is doing so well. Oh, wait...
 
2012-08-01 12:45:42 PM  

SpoilerAlert:
You can use a hammer for a variety of purposes, however it's function is meant to pound nails. I never said it was wrong to use guns to use guns for target shooting, so I don't know where you are getting that from, only that guns should be respected for the lethal weapons that they are. Ask any one managing a gun range is they respect a gun as a weapon or as a device that puts holes into paper and see what they tell you.


This. Coworker was helping me put an Agrip on my XD yesterday. Mag was out of the gun but he still asked if it was loaded (it wasn't, and I told him as much) and checked the chamber. He apologized when he checked the chamber, I laughed and said it was no problem at all, you ALWAYS treat a gun as if it's loaded.

/CSB
 
2012-08-01 12:47:00 PM  
Favorite quote from the movie Unforgiven...

Fatty Rossiter: It was already loaded. Jesus, Clyde, you have three pistols and you only have one arm for Christ's sake.
Clyde: Well I just don't want to be killed for lack of shootin' back.
 
2012-08-01 12:48:09 PM  

SpoilerAlert: djh0101010: I haven't hurt anyone with ANY of them. One of us has this whole "what guns are for" thing wrong, and, I'm pretty sure it's you

You can use a hammer for a variety of purposes, however it's function is meant to pound nails. I never said it was wrong to use guns to use guns for target shooting, so I don't know where you are getting that from, only that guns should be respected for the lethal weapons that they are. Ask any one managing a gun range is they respect a gun as a weapon or as a device that puts holes into paper and see what they tell you.



Interesting that you trimmed out this part:
SpoilerAlert: Katanas are used mostly as decorative, with only a small percentage ever actually used to hurt another person. Therefore katanas aren't weapons, but are decorations.

What percentage of guns do you think are used to hurt another person? It's not a person-hurting-tool, unless that's what it's being used for. Which seems to have been your point about the katanas.
 
2012-08-01 12:49:18 PM  
Obams's secret plan:

1. Buy stock in firearms manufacturing companies.
2. Become President of the United States
3. P.O. old conservative white men constantly.
4. Profit.

Obama leans forward to shake hands with a miniature Japanese Emperor: buy more guns.
Obama says he likes Dijon Mustard instead of French's Day-Glo: buy more guns.
Michelle Obama eats a big ass burger: buy more guns.
Obama shoots hoops: buy more guns.
Obama is too black: buy more guns.
Obama is too white: buy more guns.
Obama is a Muslin: buy more guns.
Obama is a Black Methodist: buy more guns.
Obama farts: buy more guns.
Obama speaks deliberately and emphatically about nothing: buy more guns.

And so it goes, and so it goes.

Between buying worthless "art" coins at a 95% mark-up and buying more guns, Obama has got the looney middle-aged driving the Franklin Mint into bankruptcy. And really, without UFO Elvis Ballerina Kitty plates, what does rural America have left? Just government jobs, farm subsidy cheques and munitions factories. And enormous stockpiles of ammo and guns in the hands of the kind of people who take The South is Riz agin! very seriously.
 
2012-08-01 12:49:56 PM  

baldrik78: Hi, can we be friends?

We can if you can answer "yes" to at least two of these questions
1. Are you a chick?
2. Do you like providing your friends with unlimited BJs?
3. Do you like Anime?

Cybernetic: How hard was it to find a Mateba Unica? And how much did you pay?

Hard. Lots.
I'm being lazy, see my above post.
I found mine on gunbroker.com.

stevarooni: MythDragon: I own 28 different guns.

How do you like your Calico? A local shop has one in .22lr...neat concept, but I don't relish the idea of over-winding the magazine.



The Calico is cool. I've heard of people having problems, but mine's been okay. I just blasted 100 rounds through it last monday.
It's a fun plinking gun, especialy in .22. If it is for a good price, you should pick it up. Winding the magazine isn't a big deal when you realise most high cap( 50+) magazines need to be wound. Like the 50 rd tommy mag or the 100 round Ar-15 C-mag. I don't know about the others, but the 100rd 9mm takes 23 winds. But this also allows you to store a magazine with the spring un-wound. There is a little button in the middle to release the tension if you want to store it, or load it. (loading gets progressively harder as you go, so you have to release the tension from time to time. If you wait too long between releases, the guide-plug snaps back too fast, causing all the bullets to tumble inside the mag, which then entails shaking them out 1 by 1 and starting over.)
 
2012-08-01 12:50:55 PM  

djh0101010: What percentage of guns do you think are used to hurt another person? It's not a person-hurting-tool, unless that's what it's being used for. Which seems to have been your point about the katanas


My point about the katanas was that they are weapons. I'm not sure how you define person-hurting-tool, but in the english language, that's called a weapon. Do you think that a gun is a weapon, yes or no?
 
2012-08-01 12:51:47 PM  

Voiceofreason01: TwowheelinTim: Being deliberately obtuse does not change the fact that the purpose of a firearm is to kill. Accelerating a projectile is a function rather than a purpose.

/Gun owner

the main purpose of a car is to go from point A to point B quickly, so you better drive as fast as you can and don't you dare enjoy doing it.

/being pedantic doesn't mean you have a real argument


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I had some meatload that was pedantic once....
 
2012-08-01 12:52:06 PM  

SpoilerAlert: So I wouldn't call your silverware drawer a weapons locker. I would call a locker filled with guns a weapons locker. Do you dispute that guns are weapons?


I wouldn't dispute that they are weapons but I will say that they are only rarely used as such, despite whatever intended purpose they might have had it's how we use these items that truly defines what they are.
 
2012-08-01 12:52:13 PM  
weapons dealers own the most? that's therious thinking
 
2012-08-01 12:52:27 PM  
Meatloaf, Goddamit.

I guess it was funnier the way I said it the first time.
 
2012-08-01 12:55:13 PM  
The poor get poorer, the rich get richer.

The stupid get stoopider, the smart get smarter.

The weak get weaker and succumb, the strong get stronger and survive.

This is the natural course of evolution, and evolution is inherently amoral.


So, who do you suppose is amassing firepower?
 
2012-08-01 12:57:37 PM  

Okie_Gunslinger: SpoilerAlert: So I wouldn't call your silverware drawer a weapons locker. I would call a locker filled with guns a weapons locker. Do you dispute that guns are weapons?

I wouldn't dispute that they are weapons but I will say that they are only rarely used as such, despite whatever intended purpose they might have had it's how we use these items that truly defines what they are.


Interesting aside:

I have a number of options for home defense in my bedroom.

A shotgun with bird shot, a giant wooden handle from a shovel, and a butchers knife.

The one Im most likely to use against an intruder, shockingly, is not what people are defining as a "weapon".
 
2012-08-01 12:59:11 PM  
... and?

Want tragedies to stop? Spend more on mental health care. Want psychos to switch to making bombs? Use gun control.
 
2012-08-01 01:01:12 PM  

Lsherm: "Those who own guns, own more guns," said Josh Sugarmann, the executive director and founder of the Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based gun control advocacy group.

This makes sense to me. Most people who legally purchase guns are buying them to shoot them, and I imagine just like every other hobby, you get bored with the same thing. I know everybody likes the "redneck stockpiles guns" theory of gun ownership, but I imagine most new purchases are driven by "I own a .22 and a .38. I wonder what it's like to shoot a .45?"

I mean, I fly R/C planes, and I own 14 of them. The likelihood that someone who flys R/C planes will have more than one is pretty damn high. I'd expect the same behavior from gun hobbyists.


Done in one.

I own 6 fermenting vessels, bottling bucket, 4 different pots (5-10gal), numerous instruments and accessories and have at least 55 lbs of various malts in my house right now. Could I make beer with one of each... yeah but... beer!
 
2012-08-01 01:02:03 PM  

Okie_Gunslinger: SpoilerAlert: So I wouldn't call your silverware drawer a weapons locker. I would call a locker filled with guns a weapons locker. Do you dispute that guns are weapons?

I wouldn't dispute that they are weapons but I will say that they are only rarely used as such, despite whatever intended purpose they might have had it's how we use these items that truly defines what they are.


Hey, I agree with that. I'm just saying that a gun owner should never, ever, forget that guns are weapons and can be lethal if used irresponsibly. If you use an RC helicopter irresponsibly, who cares, it's a toy. People can own multiple guns, and own them responsibly, however let's not compare collecting toys to collecting weapons. Gun ownership is taking responsibility for the danger involved with owning weapons.
 
2012-08-01 01:06:41 PM  

SpoilerAlert: I own a gun and I enjoy target shooting. My point was that while I enjoy target shooting, my first lesson with a gun is to never point one, loaded or unloaded, at a living target unless I meant to kill that target. Comparing a guns to collecting RC helicopters is not a good analogy. RC helicopters are toys. Guns are not toys, and if you treat them as such, you are the type of person that shouldn't own one.


I said I collected planes, asshole. Helicopters are for women and slow kids.

And my analogy still stands even if you're too much of an idiot to comprehend it.
 
2012-08-01 01:06:58 PM  
SpoilerAlert: <SNIP>
Gun ownership is taking responsibility for the danger involved with owning weapons.

So's owning a swimming pool or a grain silo. Be cautious with any of them, certainly. Know and heed the dangers of anything you own. Good advice.
 
2012-08-01 01:07:13 PM  

xanadian: Well, we gotta be number 1 at *something*...


Wait aren't you a Canadian?

America's new motto should "Come at me Bro!"
 
2012-08-01 01:09:25 PM  

SpoilerAlert: djh0101010: What percentage of guns do you think are used to hurt another person? It's not a person-hurting-tool, unless that's what it's being used for. Which seems to have been your point about the katanas

My point about the katanas was that they are weapons. I'm not sure how you define person-hurting-tool, but in the english language, that's called a weapon. Do you think that a gun is a weapon, yes or no?


Really? Because here's what you actually wrote - I even included it in my previous response to you:


SpoilerAlert: Katanas are used mostly as decorative, with only a small percentage ever actually used to hurt another person. Therefore katanas aren't weapons, but are decorations.


So, I'm having a hard time seeing what your point actually _is_. By applying your definition (well, the first time), if your Katanas aren't weapons because most of the time they're not being used as weapons, then my guns also aren't weapons, because they're never being used as them.
 
2012-08-01 01:09:27 PM  
USA USA USA

Don't you mean UN UN UN?
 
2012-08-01 01:11:04 PM  

MythDragon: I had some meatload


I'm sure you did...
 
2012-08-01 01:12:13 PM  

Lsherm: SpoilerAlert: I own a gun and I enjoy target shooting. My point was that while I enjoy target shooting, my first lesson with a gun is to never point one, loaded or unloaded, at a living target unless I meant to kill that target. Comparing a guns to collecting RC helicopters is not a good analogy. RC helicopters are toys. Guns are not toys, and if you treat them as such, you are the type of person that shouldn't own one.

I said I collected planes, asshole. Helicopters are for women and slow kids.

And my analogy still stands even if you're too much of an idiot to comprehend it.


Go back and play with your toys, men are talking.
 
2012-08-01 01:13:10 PM  

djh0101010: So, I'm having a hard time seeing what your point actually _is_. By applying your definition (well, the first time), if your Katanas aren't weapons because most of the time they're not being used as weapons, then my guns also aren't weapons, because they're never being used as them


Context motherfarker, I was using it as a sarcastic reply to another poster.
 
2012-08-01 01:15:15 PM  

stevarooni: TwowheelinTim: P.S. stating that the purpose of a gun is to accelerate a projectile is like stating the purpose of an internal combustion engine is to accelerate the pistons in their cylinders.

How 'bout this, then. A gun's purpose is to defend yourself. Normally, that means reactively trying to stop (likely kill) an assailant. It might also include soldiers defending themselves/attacking others. And actually, the M-16's main round is intended no to kill but to disable others, with the view of taking out multiple soldiers in battle (as unwounded soldiers must take the burden of dragging a fallen-but-living comrade from the battlefield).


Well done. You got my point!
 
2012-08-01 01:20:48 PM  

thecpt: TwowheelinTim: P.S. stating that the purpose of a gun is to accelerate a projectile is like stating the purpose of an internal combustion engine is to accelerate the pistons in their cylinders.

I respectfully disagree (not with your point but with your logic in the statements). The output of the gun is what was accelerated. The output of the engine is power, and not the piston.


Touché. My point is that the bullet is part of the means rather than the desired outcome or "purpose".
 
2012-08-01 01:21:37 PM  

Calmamity: I see one of my points has already been made twice. Possibly more times by the time I finish typing this.

I bought my first gun about three years ago. I bought it because I thought knowing how to use a firearm, even if you never want to, was an important part of being a well-rounded human. When I learned that I really liked going to the range and the zen of target shooting, I wondered what it would be like to shoot clays (awesome) and so on. Like most people who have a hobby they enjoy a lot, it becomes a bit of an obsession.

No one thinks Lshem is a dangerous whackjob for his 14 RC planes, but anyone whose hobby is shooting is automatically a dangerous hill-billy.


I think he is, 14 R/C planes? thats some expensive stuff even if you are switching out your servos, recivers, ect.. between planes.
Then you throw in Battery packs NIMH/LIPO and Radio's (good ones for R/C planes are extremly expensive, even decent ones for my R/C cars can make my eyes buldge a little bit.) So while maby not quite dangerous he's defnitly a whackjob although quite likley a bit of fun to hang out with.
 
2012-08-01 01:35:20 PM  
 
2012-08-01 01:38:11 PM  

MythDragon: baldrik78: Hi, can we be friends?
We can if you can answer "yes" to at least two of these questions
1. Are you a chick?
2. Do you like providing your friends with unlimited BJs?
3. Do you like Anime?

1. No.
2. No.
3. Yes

/forever alone :(
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2012-08-01 01:48:16 PM  

meanmutton: SpoilerAlert: Calmamity: No one thinks Lshem is a dangerous whackjob for his 14 RC planes, but anyone whose hobby is shooting is automatically a dangerous hill-billy.

That's because if he started flying them around in a movie theater, he'd just be annoying. Target shooting is fun, but let's not forget that a gun is a tool with one main purpose.

We literally have hundreds of millions of guns in the US that are never used for that "one main purpose".


I have a gun and have not used it for its "one main purpose". Yet.

/mwwaaahhhh
//eyes shifting back and forth in a menacing fashion
 
2012-08-01 01:48:20 PM  
I'm just glad I have a standard-sized penis. That prevents me from feeling like I need to accumulate 12 guns just sitting around the house.
 
2012-08-01 01:49:12 PM  

stevarooni: ghare: So many scaredey-cats with small packages

Are those gun-owners scaring you, ghare? I'm sowwy. :-(


Don't mind them - they all seem to be preoccupied with the penis, for some reason.

Always the first thing out of their mouths...
 
2012-08-01 01:55:51 PM  

SpoilerAlert: Lsherm: SpoilerAlert: I own a gun and I enjoy target shooting. My point was that while I enjoy target shooting, my first lesson with a gun is to never point one, loaded or unloaded, at a living target unless I meant to kill that target. Comparing a guns to collecting RC helicopters is not a good analogy. RC helicopters are toys. Guns are not toys, and if you treat them as such, you are the type of person that shouldn't own one.

I said I collected planes, asshole. Helicopters are for women and slow kids.

And my analogy still stands even if you're too much of an idiot to comprehend it.

Go back and play with your toys, men are talking.


I don't see why you would be taking the condescending tone here.
 
2012-08-01 01:58:31 PM  

TXEric: Don't mind them - they all seem to be preoccupied with the penis, for some reason.

Always the first thing out of their mouths...


That's good! Because otherwise we couldn't understand them. :D
 
2012-08-01 02:00:33 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm just glad I have a standard-sized penis. That prevents me from feeling like I need to accumulate 12 guns just sitting around the house.


So are all of your actions penis-motivated, or just the gun and vehicle ones?
 
2012-08-01 02:04:24 PM  

redmid17: I don't see why you would be taking the condescending tone here


He made an analogy comparing RC toy collecting as being the same as collecting weapons.

I explained that I don't think that is a good analogy, as guns are not toys, the idea that someone owning a lot of toys is comparable as someone owning a lot of weapons is absurd.

He called me an idiot for not understanding his flawed analogy.

Insults get condescending tone.
 
2012-08-01 02:04:27 PM  

brantgoose:
Obama says he likes Dijon Mustard instead of French's Day-Glo: buy more guns.

Well, "dijon" is a French word and the Day-Glo mustard has French in the damned name, so that means Obama is about to surrender to those cheese eating surrender monkey. Of course the proper reaction is to buy more guns!
 
2012-08-01 02:04:37 PM  

SpoilerAlert: Hey, I agree with that. I'm just saying that a gun owner should never, ever, forget that guns are weapons and can be lethal if used irresponsibly. If you use an RC helicopter irresponsibly, who cares, it's a toy. People can own multiple guns, and own them responsibly, however let's not compare collecting toys to collecting weapons. Gun ownership is taking responsibility for the danger involved with owning weapons.


Agreed, there are inherent dangers with firearms as a hobby and it is up to the gun owner to handle and store them properly that is something I myself take very seriously.
 
2012-08-01 02:12:25 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm just glad I have a standard-sized penis. That prevents me from feeling like I need to accumulate 12 guns just sitting around the house.


So your penis has some sort of mind control over you? Congratulations on being a normal man.

My penis once tried to tell me I shouldn't be spending all my money on guns. But I punched it right in the dick.
 
2012-08-01 02:23:16 PM  

MythDragon: So your penis has some sort of mind control over you? Congratulations on being a normal man.

My penis once tried to tell me I shouldn't be spending all my money on guns. But I punched it right in the dick.


A real man would've shot that bastard instead of just punching it!
 
2012-08-01 02:23:44 PM  
So I'm a 1 percenter ?
 
2012-08-01 02:26:00 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm just glad I have a standard-sized penis. That prevents me from feeling like I need to accumulate 12 guns just sitting around the house.


Where'd you get the penis? Cadaver?
 
2012-08-01 02:31:54 PM  
In this thread: Cowering liberals who don't value their own lives or the lives of their loved ones.

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Tell these guys they have small dicks from the comfort of your basement pansies


/Small penis "argument" = Ad hominem
 
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