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why is CMP the only group that gets to sell milsurp garands?
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>>35519552
I did get the date wrong, though. It was March 11, 2012. Might you be the retard who wanted the ammo crates? You seemed especially autistic.
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>>35519844
Suck a bag of dicks faggot
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I want to get an M1 from CMP, but the only decent gun club around here requires NRA membership. If I want to protest against some political bullshit the NRA is doing by suspending my subscription then I can go fuck myself I guess.
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>>35520142
Can't. You've hoarded them all for yourself.
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>>35520523
join the Garand Collector's Association and use your CC, Hunter's Safety, Military Service, or a target signed by an RSO at any range (even a non-CMP and non-NRA affiliated one)

hell, you might even be able to use shotgun or rifle merit badges as proof

How did inter-ship communications work? Specifically, in the US Navy during world war two? Within a formation, signal lamps and flags, obviously, but within a task force? Was there short-range spoken radio, or was it only morse on shortwave? I just need a broad overview, I guess.
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Merchant mariner here. I'm not in the Navy, so obviously our communications these days are different, but we actually have to learn a lot of the ways that naval vessels communicated in the Golden Age of steam.

Short answer: a combination of Morse signal lamps, radiotelephone, signal flags, and Morse.

Signal flags are used mostly during very short-range operations, and these days, mostly just as a reminder of the current situation. For example, the only time signal flags really get used nowadays (in the merchant service) is to signal that you're being fueled, or to give instructions to oilers for unrep.

Radiotelephone is used between two ships that are relatively close together to give detailed instructions on things.

Morse signal lamps were used similarly, but when radio silence was desired.

Morse and long-range radio is used to communicate between fleets and to receive orders from the mainland.

Again, I can't speak for modern day naval communications, but we have to learn all of that shit in the merchant service (even though we also don't use it).
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>>35520188
Thank you. On more modern ships, do you know what the end-user interface on the long-range Morse is like? I know on older, and smaller ships it was a paper tape upon which the morse gets written down, but was it ever upgraded to teletype machines, or similar? From what little I know, something like that would make sense.
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>>35520274
Couldn't really tell ya, m8. I've never been on a merchant vessel that has had to use Morse to communicate, but if we did, it just goes across the radio like everything else and gets picked up that way. By which I mean, if you aren't in the room when it happens and you didn't hear it, there's nothing recording it and putting it down. Ships just don't carry that kind of equipment anymore.

Bit of a shame. Man what I would have given to sailed back in the day, when tramp steamers and brass and sailor caps were king. These days, we're glorified janitors who basically watch a ship run itself until we get to port.

But, from what a few friends from the Navy tell me, the Navy LOVES having old, redundant, obsolete aboard ship just in case. So I'm sure they carry some type of radio teletype machines in case literally every other communication method fails. He told me that up until pretty recently the Navy even carried optical rangefinders for their artillery, just in case. Lmao
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>>35520188
I have a decent job, good insurance and a goddamn boring life. Should I join the Merchant Marine?

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Why were the Brits and Germanons still using bolt action rifles as the standard service rifles in WW2?
Were they stupid or autistic?
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>>35505312
the british shooter negated the fact he could stay down sights while operating the bolt. you see him literally pick it up each time?????
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Germans were working on self-loaders but placed and emphasis on machine guns and shit, having literally millions of bolt guns from WWI available and the machinery to go with it. France did the same basic thing but Hitler curb stomped them before they could get things going. That said, it wasn't as if the Germans didn't try; The G41 was a thing and replaced quickly with the G/K 43 after realizing the former sucked.

>>35509382
>No. 4 best bolt gun of WWII
You misspelled M1917.
>Stronger cartridge, more durable action, no possibility of rimlock.
We were fools to keep the 1903 as standard issue.
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>>35518723
>1917
Haha no.
>stronger cartridge
Meme, no real noticeable difference.
>durable action
This meme only applies to hot loaded ammo that people put into it. Mil spec ammo isn't gonna damage shit, rear locking lugs or not.
>rimlock
The magazine of the Lee was specifically designed to not rimlock. And it works.

The Lee no4 has
>MEASURABLY faster rof. Not theoretical bullshit, but measurable.
>twice the ammo.
>better extraction.
>fed shit ammo no problems. I've personally tested this with a case that's fucked.

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>>35519619
>The magazine of the Lee was specifically designed to not rimlock. And it works.
That's not as flawless as you think it is.
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>>35503366
Why? because it was cheaper and developing a semi auto rifle was not proven to be a good idea or worth the money yet. Most countries felt bolt actions would do fine because their enemies used them too. After all, armor, planes and ships often were more important.

Cartel War thread time.
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>>35520287
Very much yes but it does not deep into the tourist parts enough to get that level of attention
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>>35520287
Certain areas in Mexico the government has little to no actual control.
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Good or bad, share more of your gun range stories.
>Be me at my local state game lands range
>bullshit fudd range mostly used to sight in around hunting season
>no more than 3 rounds in a rifle 5 in a handgun
>try to go there when its raining or cold when no ones there so I can break the rules
>nope theres two tables with people
>oh well I'm to commited to turn back
>one table has a older Marine vet and a current Naval Officer
>table directly next to them is two, clearly inner city dudes shooting what looks like a stainless cobra .380
>howthefuckdidyoufindthisplace
>as I'm setting up a few tables away suddenly city guys are now being loud
>their cobra jammed of course
>they begin to fucking flag both the marine and navy guys as they try to unjam by racking the slide oblivious to the world around them
>Navy guy notices
>With a stern face he takes a couple steps towards them and snatches the gun right from his hands

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>>35519553
Not drinking while shooting. You're not maximizing your potential.
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>>35509499

Why did you let her shoot with open cleavage ?

Fuck man a shell can go down a mans shirt and that shit will scare the hell out of him. Someone find the old .gif of the black dude on the ship and a shell goes down his tucked in shirt.

That guy was trained enough to keep his gun pointed at the water though...
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>>35509842
delicious pasta
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>>35507292
You are the reason why I hate my generation. Work for the money faggot. If by age 50 you can't afford that land you have no one to blame but yourself
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>>35509939
>Lewisville
That makes sense; I live right next door to that burrito-infested shithole.

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>moved out of daddies hunting lodge 6 years ago
>no guns
>wanna get back into shooting
>long range sounds fun
>wanna elk hunt too eventually
>live in Commiefornia
>make too much money

>want Tikka T3x
>in 6.5 Creedmoor
>can't decide between the CTR and the Tac A1
>90% of my shooting will be at paper

Is there any reason I shouldn't get the Tac A1 (other than you guys calling me a faggot) or should get it chambered in something else?
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Bumping for interest, i also want a T3x because they are pure sex. I'll probably get it in .308, and if i want even moar range and accuracy in the future ill get an AI in .338 lap or something
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>>35519594
Just went back and apparently they do make the CTR in .300 WM, guess that makes my choice easier.
I'll just get a chassis later if I want. Thanks anon.
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>>35519594
Wait no they don't the thing on their site was bugged.
There are some other models in .300 WM like the Super Varmint and Lite Adjustable though... hmm...

>>35519653
They don't make anything in .338 Lapua, only .338 WM. I don't know anything about .338 WM life if it fits the same chamber or whatever.
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>>35519653
I got a T3x .308 for $700 out the door from Whittaker guns during a sale.

Have no complaints as of yet.
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>>35518797
Same guy, replying from phone cause I'm pooping.

Are you me? What you riding on? Ive got an 09 r6 and a 2007 fz1n

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How do you fuck up this BAD?
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>>35510673
Does it really matter? It´s not as if winning the war permanently turned the tide against socialism in this country.

Enjoy being snooped upon by next january and disarmed by 2030.
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finn mongols > wh*te russians
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>>35515628
The Vietnamese were victorious. They received every scrap of land they had demanded in the first place. USA never managed an offensive during the entire Vietnam war. Casualties are laughably in favor of USA. Although, the Vietnamese probably lost 3:1 they were always on the offensive during the Vietnam War.

Also, the Vietnamese held back from industrial bombardment due to political reason. They could have crushed every coastal city with shelling to full effect on USA troops but didn't. Either way the ebil gommie bastards are villified.

Fuck off, if victory is losing an inordinate amount of men to what was a geopolitical pipsqueak at the time (no offense to finland), for Karelia and some fucking islands, then there are no fucking losers in war if your definition of winning is so loose and ill-defined, much like your asshole.

If your argument is that the soviets were too kind to win, fuck off, they must've been braindead idiots to not take advantage of their "shelling capabilites", which is no surprise considering how stupid they had to be to let 20 million people die in the Ukraine, one of the most fertile lands on the planet.
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>>35515159
and people say NATO isn't the resurrection of the third reich
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>>35510673
They had aircraft too.

>search catalog
>EDC
>nothing found
EDC thread
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>>35508009
Sphinx
>>35510014
Thats because i took that pic when I first got the holster. Thanks for noticing me senpai :*
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>>35519856
Where do you keep the popper chilling?
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>>35520126
Keaster carry
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>>35479905
Dat griptillian, my nigga

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Gray man general /gmg/

Let's show off our grayman loadouts
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>>35519663
>70% of /k/ is out of shape
This, look at any /k/ meetup, most people are too thin, others are overweight, but a very few are /fit/
>t. fatfag
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>>35502680
This list is bad, delete it from your computer.
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>>35516285
Type 97 FTU
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>>35502032
grey man, more like gay man

I've been wondering, what is a "GasFag"? Someone who prefers gas operated rifle? If so, what is the alternative?
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>>35520525
I've literally never seen that term on /k/, and I've been here since 2009.
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>>35520616
I've been here for 3 months and this is the only place I've seen the term used.
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>>35520616
But I guess that's pretty irrelevant. Do you know what the alternative to a gas rifle would be? Bolt action? But I guess there isnt gas in a pistol so idk

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Alright, shit's fucked atm. Lets all unwind with a good old-fashioned humor thread.
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Your ideal loadout
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I think im done
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Replace GF with Rose of Sharon Cassidy and it's a 10/10

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Which would you take? The gun, watch or girl?
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>>35518783
@pin.up_pixie on the 'gram
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>>35517170
Bitches love JKs, Cause they're retarded.
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>>35519055
The girl
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>>35519055
Thanks a bundle, friend.

So, here's how the story goes

>Guy makes up a story where he's in the "Gibraltar army" and he's on a mission of some sorts
>Suddenly he goes allegedly mia
>A girl by the name "Hanna Walcott" posts on his now memorial facebook that he's probably dead and that "she's a member of the Gibraltar forces so we should believe her"

I'm calling bullshit, but can you guys help me out finding the real person behind this photo?
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>>35519627
OP here. I believe Hanna Walcott's a fake account, but I want to know who that girl really is.
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>CAPTAIN FEFNIR IRONHIDE.

kek
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>>35517495
does anybody know what her insignias and uniform are from? It looks like the service dress from the royal gibraltar regiment except for the belt (it should be white if i recall)
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>>35517495
who the fuck cares

and why is this related to weapons

fuck off
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>>35520026
That beard is against regs so he was not serving when that pic was taken if he ever served at all.

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Hey I'm thinking about buying a relatively small knife as my daily driver mainly for self defence a) because I'm a short guy 5'7 170cm and b) because I want it strapped to my calf and c) because I wan to wear every day in public without being noticeable. I'm novice regarding knives and want to see your best suggestions for knives and straps.
P.S. I know that a knife can be used against you in case that you don't know how to properly handle and use it and I'm gonna get some lessons from a certified professional.
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>>35519947
Your knife-fu is most definitely not as good as their gun-fu. Just carry a pocket folder you turbo autist manlet.
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>>35519947
Boot knives are the most retarded shit. Stand up right now and bend your fat ass over and pretend to draw it. In the time it takes for you to take a knee, roll up your pants, draw the knife, and stand back up, Tyrone has already stabbed you with his non-autist pocketknife. I carry a folding knife in my pocket and no one has ever noticed it. Fuck boot knives.



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