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#7220087 - 12/23/12 03:22 PM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]
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My experience with people is responding as a medic not as the one causing damage. With animals we want quick death whereas with people instant incapacitation. A single well placed shot will give the desired effect. By the way I have responded to a number of people shot in the head who were messed up but not incapacitated.
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#7221895 - 12/24/12 06:24 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: medicman]
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I was talking about human targets, not deer or moose.

And head shots not being fatal - - must have been liberals or NDP -- nothing vital on one of them north of the belly button. smile
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#7222324 - 12/24/12 08:18 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]
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Originally Posted By: the_shootist
And head shots not being fatal - - must have been liberals or NDP -- nothing vital on one of them north of the belly button. smile


Now that's funny.

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#7222366 - 12/24/12 08:27 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: CanuckShooter]
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CS, I agree that we should have the right. I would probably own one because they are fun to shoot more than anything.

I was down in Eugene a couple of years ago and stopped at an indoor range where for a fee you can shoot a handgun. The group I was with all did so but having a number of handguns and shooting them a lot I did not.

After everyone was outfitted and banging away I remarked on the Thompson machinegun on the wall not realizing it was available to shoot. Well I had that loaded up in record time!

Anyway, it was a whole lot of fun to shoot, surprisingly heavy, surprisingly accurate on semi auto, and a handful on full auto.

The point here is that, for me, in a defense application this firearm would be most useful in semiauto mode. Auto just empties too fast. And on semi I can hit things fairly well.

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#7222394 - 12/24/12 08:32 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: Westcoaster]
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We used to train on the Thompson for bank escorts when I was first on the police force. You are absolutely right about their accuracy on semi-auto. We shot them at 25 yards on semi-auto, and group sizes were quite impressive.

Then when we tripped the fun lever wink we got to see how the thing really rocked and rolled. We were supposed to try to fire three shot bursts . . . . yeah, right. Like telling a bunch of guys who were trying electric train sets not to go full throttle. laugh 30 shot stick mag empties in about thee seconds.

I wouldn't mind the carbine version even in semi-auto.
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#7222799 - 12/24/12 10:21 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]
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That is what this one had, the stick magazines, so that was 30, it didn't take long to empty.

By 3rd mag I was able to hold on the target pretty good. It was impressive as it kind of chopped the center of the target out.

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#7222953 - 12/24/12 11:06 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: Westcoaster]
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They have been called, "Choppers", as well as a number of other things.
The Thompson must be more accurate than the Reising, those got bad reviews, wire stock, and all.
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#7223091 - 12/24/12 11:46 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: wabigoon]
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Ours had the wooden stocks front and rear. They had the drum mags available for the actual bank escorts, but they were cumbersome and most of the guys preferred the sticks. And ours weren't some sort of cheap knock offs, they were the real deal -- Thompsons. What's not to like about 230 grains of bullet rolling down range like a bowling ball?
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#7223129 - 12/24/12 11:57 AM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]
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The Reisings had the wire stock. They used the ACP round as well.
You pay for the ammo, and I'll have fun with a Thompson.
For the most part, after artillerty training, my curiosity in regards to noise, flash, and smoke, has been pretty much sasified.
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#7223357 - 12/24/12 01:09 PM Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]
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Yeah, this one had wood too. Apparently this one was made in 1927 or so if that sounds right.


Edited by Westcoaster (12/24/12 01:09 PM)

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