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Posts by Manly Warrior

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  • NCIS age of Leroy Jethro Gibbs

    05/23/2018 6:15:42 PM PDT · 30 of 77
    Manly Warrior to SamAdams76

    You know you could fit every person on the planet into 10,x 10m plot in Texas and they’d all fit right? Not that I’d do that to Texas mind you.

  • Hunters bag 1,000 pythons in Florida Everglades

    05/22/2018 7:40:53 PM PDT · 74 of 75
    Manly Warrior to lee martell

    Umm, the pythons ate all the critters that were indigenous already. 99% iow, the woods are empty.

  • John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

    05/22/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · 13 of 14
    Manly Warrior to Rinnwald

    Well, sorry to spoil it, but that is the “original” version of “bump-fire” in action. Do not try it unless you are really brave, and then only with a two round mag.... pistola’s tend to have very high cyclic rates!

    I personally have no idea if it works...., plus, I like my off side hand and arm just as they are.

  • Transgender Files $50K Complaint After Muslim Woman Refuses to Wax Genitals

    05/22/2018 6:46:16 AM PDT · 41 of 49
    Manly Warrior to Safrguns

    “Paganism or Islam”- but you repeat yourself....

    Truth is, the world system is awash with the worship of money, power and control, all of which are of our enemy the great deceiver himself- Satan, as evidenced by this “news” item.

  • John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

    05/22/2018 5:37:50 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    Manly Warrior to w1n1

    Everything new is ...old. Speed rock, modified weaver( kind of this one mentioned), turret, isosceles, all adapted as needed for CQB. Having watched a Wick film, I recommend shooters everywhere DO NOT TRY the underarm, behind the back, around the body theatrics as seen on screen. Remember- trade space for time, time for precision and precision for fight stopping.

    Learn to avoid CQ situations, you are not on a blue screen theater set with virtual add-ins of flash and sound and real bullets really do not care whose flesh they really tears.

    Always remember- “do not cover any part of your body with your muzzle”- if in a lethal situation, there may be more than enough muzzles covering you already.

    If you really want to learn how to apply fires to targets at CQ ranges, think like a boxer- but instead of closing with your opponent to strike, move off line and away to cover while your strong and off side (weak) hands cover the opponent with your firearm. Distance is your friend.

    Also, remember that your recoiling slide will hurt you if you do not know where it is in any near-body firing technique. Know where to keep your off side hand/arm when firing from adapted one hand positions.- It belongs folded up against your off side with hand on chest, or reaching for contact with cover or some supporting object as you move offline to cover, worst case it is pushing an assailant away while you are responding with your strong hand or providing a fresh mag for an emergency reload or a tactical reload ( since you have wisely moved to cover and have time, during a tactical pause, hopefully.

    Finally, “Front sight, Front sight, Press” repeat as needed, observe your flanks and six, preferably all from cover.

    It is a movie ( and therefore not real or useful for anything other than amusement -”without thought”), even if Reeves learnt a few real world skills.

  • How Conservative Are You?

    05/21/2018 3:15:06 PM PDT · 50 of 52
    Manly Warrior to BubbaBasher

    I am so conservative I...

    -use my right mind (left handed)

    -like social, political and economic change to occur so slowly it takes many generations...

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/19/2018 6:47:33 AM PDT · 102 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    Modern bullets cannot be over-stabilized for the most part (meaning spun to the point of losing accuracy/becoming gyroscopically unstable). True, varmint/thin jacketed or plated bullets can be made to come apart with too great a twist rate, but anything else- not so much.

    Accuracy degradation in the old days from poorly made non-uniform bullets indeed caused inaccuracy, but run a modern match 52-90 grain BTHP from any manufacturer down to a 1/6.5 twist and they drill accurate and precise holes.

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/18/2018 8:35:17 PM PDT · 99 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    I thought bit about your post.

    Several mags with different ammo sounds like a fun drill. Let me tell you while I would like long loaded 80s for anything past 400, and 40s for anything unarmored out to 100, and 77/75s for mid range ( 200-400m) and maybe even 60ish partitions/bonded for well, maybe anything from 0-300, plus some 100 grn frangible for, well, special occasions and even a mag or two of AP, reality comes at a price. Even super well trained tier 1 type folks would never think of switching mags just to select up a different round of ammo while in contact. Bad things happen when you are empty or reloading, so we don’t except when we must or there is a lull or tactical pause.

    So, what’s in my wallet? I like Nosler Bonded 64s for home/farm defense in the ARs, 190s in the 30s for extended reach, and heavy HSTs in the 40 and 45 cal handguns.

    I expect any threat to be armored, so I won’t shoot center mass but rather lower center or top of clavicle center, from any angle. Nor would I try the MOZ drill and hope the third shot is a CNS hit.

    I would never think of dropping a mag and reaching for a different round type for the same platform just because of some circumstance. Run with one that works well across the spectrum of expectation, never look back. Shoot lots of them in field/scenario type situations from every conceivable position and range, know your zeros and wind. Wear out a barrel or two and replace as needed.

  • Santa Fe shooter named as student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who wore ‘Born to Kill’ t-shirt

    05/18/2018 12:29:00 PM PDT · 188 of 311
    Manly Warrior to Simon Green

    I say up-arm anyone and everyone who is eligible under state laws, CCW and go. These pussies attack the soft underbelly of society. Make it hard. Meet strike for strike and these wanna be’s will die at the door...

  • '**** the NRA' Candidate Doesn't Know a Thing About Guns, But Does Know What It's Like to Drive(T)

    05/17/2018 11:15:23 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    Manly Warrior to willyd

    Agreed. I observe folks continuously when outin public. Saw a guy putting chnge into a change counter at Walmart yesterday. Wearinga dark t shirt untucked, muzzle of a large caliber handgun protruding while he leaned over. Duty type trousers, spare mag hanging out of a mag pocket, unlaced tac boots. completely oblivious that I was examining him in minute detail. When he was done, I smiled and told him is sidearm was sowing and he responded that he was alocal cop. I smiled and we chatted a bit. He asked if I was LE, I said no, just a private citizen. He said you must know firearms ( I had told him his 1911 was showing) but i was wrong- he was wearing a SIG P220 ( dust cover and muzzle looks much like a 1911 front end).

    He asked if I carry and I responded “are you asking as a police officer or a casual passerby?” He said casual passerby-I responded “ then its none of your business if I am or not”. He smiled and said “good answer”.

    He looked like a middle aged, overweight out of shape guy who probably did a decent job of LE, but he looked like a target to me. He asked me if I was active duty military ( I look that young, and fit, but the gray beard should have given him a clue), I said “no, just retired type of guy. He said he was carrying his SIG because he had to qualify with it soon, that he had not shot it in some time and he missed his compact 9mm.

    I thought “what a guy, carry a firearm he had not shot in some time, with a long DA 1st trigger pull and all”. I asked what his compact 9mm was- he said a Springfield XD- which has a striker fired mechanism, so much different than his SIG to be in another dimension. I was glad we did not need to use our sidearms.

    They indeed walk among us, and have the full force of a badge and government behind them.

  • Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, sending plume of ash and smoke 30,000 feet high

    05/17/2018 10:59:01 AM PDT · 10 of 23
    Manly Warrior to silverleaf

    In Hawaii? Maybe in Iowa, but in Hawaii?

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/16/2018 8:24:37 PM PDT · 87 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    Yep, bigger holes kill better. KE is cool, but penetration and tissue damage kills, that said, the 556 kills very well for its size.....

    a 220 30 cal Round nose game kng and a 220 Match king have the same SD (.330) but the Game king has a G1 BC of .300, while the 220 MK has a G1 of .670. the game king 220 is just over an inch long, the Match king is 1.65 inches, The former will shoot well from a 1-12 inch bbl , the latter needs a 1-8....

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/16/2018 8:19:13 PM PDT · 86 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    In general, we field regular troops with general purpose tools. Ammunition is no different. Sure, we can snipe at the issues with M855 or M193 556 ball, but have you used it on real targets? I can tell you, within the envelope of performance, they work well.

    When you rocket scientists can deliver us a round that differentiates between armored/unarmored/hard/soft targets, let me know. Until then, i need a round that works within the tactical envelope for the common engagement for the average trooper or Marine. The M855 family does that well enough in my 24 years of experience, seven of them in combat. Sure, I’d like a magic bullet for my amazingly effective lightweight perfectly ergonomic multi functional weapon, but hey, I started with an M16A1 in 1983 and ended with an M16A4/M4 MWS. Where were you guys with all the answers???

    Anyway, we need to give our boys the best most useful tools we can, and the issue as I see it is an ever-changing environment and a dead on its azzz procurement system.....

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/16/2018 7:32:40 PM PDT · 76 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    As a semi-retired long range target shooter, I can attest the biggest reason for paper punchers using 6 and 6.5 calibers is not anything other than recoil. A regional Match normally consists of 80 round ( 4ea 20X600) or 45 round ( 1 ea 15 X 800, 900, 1000) plus sighters. most match shooters prefer to put bullets into the X ring, not energy into the berm/and shoulder- it make Xs that much harder.

    Me, I still break out the NM M1 with heavy loads of 190s for anything past 600....

    30 cal bullets indeed do provide great BCs, but at a cost of recoil and bigger cartridge lengths with allsorts of associated issues. Have you seen a 240 SMK or Berger? They’re is long enough to put an ink cartridge in and use as a pen... BC G1 in the 700+ range, but as you state, you can do that with a Hornady 140 grain ELD 6.5 and about 25 grains less powder and recoil exponentially lower. Paper doesn’t resist much though.

  • Marine snipers are really digging their new Mk13 rifle

    05/16/2018 7:20:52 PM PDT · 69 of 102
    Manly Warrior to MtnClimber

    Sectional density is nothing more than weight/caliber-You may be referring to drag coefficient- the “slipperyiness” factor that enable a bullet to travel farther due to higher retained velocity. That is a function of bullet shape and length, not mass. For example, a Sierra Match King Palma 155 is a 30 cal bullet with a coefficient of around .54 G1, while a similar 155 Match king which is the same weight (therefore the same Sec Density) is only .35 G1.

    These 300 Win Mags are shooting 210 to 240 grain bullets that run G1 coefficients around .650-.750, and the 300 win mag case allows adequate powder capacity to enable moderate muzzle velocities to take advantage of these ore efficient bullets.

    Smaller calibers can produce similar long range performance trajectory wise, but take too much off the table energy wise, and it is KE that penetrates/kills.

  • Police say pot to blame in deadly Fremont car crash

    05/16/2018 7:04:43 PM PDT · 16 of 43
    Manly Warrior to Responsibility2nd

    Well, maybe the trauma of being ejected is the physical cause of death, but the proximate cause may well be the errors in judgment of the toked up driver. Saying that the crash is what killed airline passengers when the reason for the impact was pilot error... see the false narrative there?

    Folks say the cause of death was a bullet wound and the gun is what put the bullet there, but we all know that the person who fired the gun is the cause of the incident.

  • The U.S. Army is Looking for Its First New Submachine Gun Since WWII

    05/15/2018 2:25:52 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    Manly Warrior to C19fan

    SMG by definition is a pistol caliber firing short bbl’d weapon, which means it is not capable of defeating even level 2A soft armor. I do not see any tactical utility for any subgun. Perhaps for civilian protective duty personnel, but not for combat.
    The 556x45 with updated bullets in a FA carbine or shorter bb’l weapon would be of much more utility.

    I have never seen any advantage of downsizing the M16 below 16 inch bbls nor adding burst fire controls.... and I have had some real world needs.

    Just a waste of taxpayer monies, once again.

  • Knife Check Greatly Appreciated on Rainy Day Trump Speech at NRA Annual Meeting

    05/15/2018 2:19:09 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    Manly Warrior to gunnut

    Anyplace I am expected to sacrifice my personal liberties is a place I won’t frequent. I’ll make an exception for when I am taken by ambulance to a hospital, but otherwise, POTUS or not, tough.

  • Standing Armies: The Constitutional Debate

    05/15/2018 9:27:09 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    Manly Warrior to wny

    It is good to know that US Constitution provides for an Army for only two years at a time via funding specifications and appropriations. Anytime congress wanted to dissolve the Army, it could by simply refusing to fund it past another budget cycle. It would die from no funding.

    Of course, enlistment contracts and commissions would not expire when funds ran out, as there is no provision in any such agreement for remuneration or benefits, simply service until expiration date ( which can be extended involuntarily) or release based on needs of the Army.

    Effectively, unless the states desired to fund the ARNG, it too would dry up and die for lack of funds.

    The Naval services, on the other hand are not under the same constitutional restrictions, although all funding is rolled up in one Nat Defense Authorization ( NDA).

    The standing army we need to be concerned about is the local, state and federal agencies that police us. I find it interesting that only the elected sheriff is noted or mentioned int eh constitution- and that is because during that era (of the founding) there was no formalized police force- the elected magistrate or local elected government would commission people to execute warrants and arrests based on presentments or indictments- we only use police powers today to do any of that- the prosecutor and police decide who is to be subject to arrest and warrant, the people can only file complaints to them, not directly to a judge or magistrate. how convenient- a monopoly on justice.

    We can that a guy named Peale, in Britain, for the evolution of the modern police force and power. It spread like a communicable disease to the rest of the western world. I say we the people ought to possess that power n and of ourselves, directly to the local justice and courts. Frivolous accusations would quickly be rebutted and judges/courts would hold liars and incompetent accusers liable, and we would live at peace, everyone looking out for not only their own interests, but those of their neighbors. We more likely would be less inclined to shoot each other too.

  • Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling

    05/13/2018 8:19:36 PM PDT · 16 of 32
    Manly Warrior to Magnatron

    So, do they recognize then that the issue is not firearms being sold lawfully in other states, but that felons steal or traffic illegally obtained firearms into jersey from other states where they were illegally obtained? Does Jersey think that is some other states’ problem or theirs? I mean, all these illegal arm are being brought into Jersey illegally by someone- and peddled on the street or something, since they are not being inventoried and sold at a legit FFL countertop in a shop.

    Maybe they ought to recall how Bloomberg “stung” gun shops across the south by illegally buying arms under false pretenses and lying/fraudulently completing 4473s to prove that someone, anyone can obtain an otherwise lawful arms by assuming someone’s identity and breaking the law? And that with the proper credential, forged or not, one can pass the tests set forth in the GCA and Brady laws?

    So, if by breaking the law in some other state, one can unlawfully bring arms into Jersey, how is that say, Virginias problem?

    It is not, it is New Jersey’s. Seems that in Jersey, only the bad guys get arms , how convenient.