Started by twozerozeroonefive, May 15, 2020, 02:51:38 AM
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 17, 2020, 01:18:21 PMI've shot expert with rifles (starting with the M-14) but never with pistols.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on May 17, 2020, 01:29:35 PMWhen I was with the Deserter Apprehension Program we had to fly armed once in a while. So we had to qualify with that POS revolver. I had grown up with a Marine mentor so I knew the tricks for qualifying. With the .38 you score as much as you can at the five foot range and pray the rest of the rounds in as the range increases.
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 17, 2020, 04:34:01 PMYeah, and if all else fails just throw your pistol at the target.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on May 17, 2020, 04:45:24 PMMy own plan was to throw the Chief's Special and pull the 9mm. Fifteen in the clip and one up the pipe.
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 17, 2020, 10:57:02 PMIn hindsight, my favorite weapon was the M-14. Very accurate, great distance, lots of power and it would work even dumped in the mud. But then, I never fired the weapon in (or even close to) combat. Might have picked a different weapon then.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on May 18, 2020, 07:35:21 AMI used to swing twin fifties in a power tub. Lethal at four miles. (No, not aimed, just beating the ground to separate the fox from the hens.)
Quote from: Mike Cl on May 18, 2020, 09:03:14 AMWhile in the NG, I did get to fire a couple of hundred rounds of a fifty, on a range, of course. Very effective weapon!
Quote from: twozerozeroonefive on May 15, 2020, 02:51:38 AMI've heard that it's like a permanent deep sleep with no dreams. If that's true, then that's scary.Maybe it's sort of like not being born yet (pre-life)?Really hope there's something after this.
Quote from: Unbeliever on May 19, 2020, 06:56:48 PMYeah, why fear something you can never experience?
Quote from: SGOS on May 19, 2020, 10:22:14 PMWhat I fear about death is that when some creepy crawly thing is on my face, I can't brush it off.
Quote from: Baruch on May 20, 2020, 03:24:04 AMHow about having a nose itch you can't scratch? ;-)
Quote from: Simon Moon on May 19, 2020, 05:04:12 PMHow have you heard it's like permanent deep sleep?When have you ever talked to someone that has actually returned from the dead? There sure are plenty of claimed Near death experiences, but those are "NEAR" death,From what I can tell, it's not like anything to be dead, since there is no mind to have an experience of being dead. Everything that is me, ceases to exist when I die, since there is no operating brain to create the person that is me. As Mark Twain might have said, "I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.â€