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To: LSUfan
Here, I have a simple idea:

Stop's 'em cold every time. Can't beat the Garand for range, either. And I hear that it can take a licking and keep on ticking!

Best,

Chris

10 posted on 09/17/2008 9:08:19 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: section9

Ummm.....thats not the Garand. You know that, right?


13 posted on 09/17/2008 9:10:49 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: section9

John Garand = M1 rifle. “Carbine” Williams = M1 carbine.


15 posted on 09/17/2008 9:14:25 AM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: section9

I know FR is a little sarcasm impaired at times but please tell me you’re kidding.


21 posted on 09/17/2008 9:17:13 AM PDT by nerdwithamachinegun (All generalizations are wrong.)
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To: section9

Them there is girly guns that shoot big pistol ammo.


25 posted on 09/17/2008 9:18:46 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: section9
Don't agree with you at all on the .30 M-1 carbines. Not nearly enough knock-down power.

My uncle was drafted right out of high school in June 1950 and served in a reconnaissance platoon for the 24th Infantry Division (Indian Head). He went all the way to the Yalu River before the big ChiCom counterattack in December.

During the battle, we was first armed with a M-1 carbine, but he chucked it for a Garand immediately after he had to pump about ten .30 caliber rounds into a ChiCom solider who was charging him with a bayonet. He said that the little ChiCom just would not go down. My uncle ended up shot in the head (he obviously survived--it was a spent bullet), lying in a foxhole, surrounded by ChiCom troops (jumping over him at night), and nearly froze to death before he was finally resuced and reunited with what was left of his unit.

Needless to say, he's a big fan of the Garand even today, while condemning the M-1 carbines as next to useless in toe-to-toe infantry combat.

38 posted on 09/17/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: section9

M1 carbine? You got to be kidding. limited to 150 yards for realistic accuracy and power. P@$$ ant cartridge with a bad record of stopping power. Why go backwards? HK 416? Yawn. Just a redesigned upper that will cost us taxpayers 3x what it’s worth. Not impressed by Sig, either. Snooty people to deal with. Let’s stay USA stuff, please.You wanna go old school? How about the AR-18 (aka: AR-180 in semi), maybe with a slightly heavier barrel and a rail system. Or a stoner, has a quick change bbl. Both reliable as heck, and reasonable to mfg.


40 posted on 09/17/2008 9:41:21 AM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (I haven't voted "for"anybody since Ronald Reagan, just have voted against...)
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