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#7222324 - 12/24/12 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 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.

#7222394 - 12/24/12 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 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.

#7222953 - 12/24/12 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 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 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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Yeah, this one had wood too. Apparently this one was made in 1927 or so if that sounds right.

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#7223907 - 12/24/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: Westcoaster]  
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I think Thompson called it the 1927A1 or some such, regardless of the year of manufacture. At any rate, a great firearm, and a bit of history as well.


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#7223918 - 12/24/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: wabigoon]  
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You pay for the ammo, and I'll have fun with a Thompson.


It'd be reloads if I was responsible for the cost.


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Bravo

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As I say about many of them, I'd rather be behind, than in front of them.
Sort of a moot issue, given the price,and restrictions on a Thompson. Unless that is, you have one stashed away somewhere.


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#7235474 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: CanuckShooter]  
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#7235689 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: CanuckShooter]  
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Originally Posted by CanuckShooter
I think we should all own and keep assault weapons at home, hopefully once they get banned in the usa the supply up here will be enhanced a little. ;-) With all that is going on in our world it's just a matter of time before the next big war breaks out, if it ever comes to my neighborhood I'd prefer to have a weapon and not just a hunting rifle.

Any thoughts?


Don't worry about the USA.
You'll have your own problems with the Justin Trudeau led Liberals back in 2015.
America always sorts its shyt out.
Bans have been tried in America and they failed every time.
I'd be more concerned about that long and growing "prohibited" firearms list in Canada if I were you.
Harper pulling the rug out from under the firearms advisory committee a few weeks ago isn't a good sign of good things to come for Canadian gun owners.


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#7236032 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: the_shootist]  
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Damn fellas, I knew the laws were bad up there but I had no idea they were that bad

Any one of you guys ever head down to Tennessee or Mississippi, shoot me a PM....we can take my FN FAL out and do some damage smile


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#7236619 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: Boococky]  
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I think my brother has an FN of some sort -- probably a C1A1. We used the old FN in semi auto configuration (C1A1) as our main battle rifle on the police force for quite a number of years before it was replaced by a Ruger Mini-14. What a poor trade that was -- lighter in more ways than one.


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#7237286 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: Boococky]  
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Originally Posted by Boococky
Damn fellas, I knew the laws were bad up there but I had no idea they were that bad

Any one of you guys ever head down to Tennessee or Mississippi, shoot me a PM....we can take my FN FAL out and do some damage smile


Assault rifles will be banned in Canada before they are banned in the USA.
I don't envy Canadian gun owners once heir apparent to the Canadian throne Trudeau Jr. moves into the big house on Sussex Drive.
The Canadian Anti-gun Witch of the North Wendy Cukier makes Dianne Feinstein look like Annie Oakley and her & Trudeau Jr. will get along really well.


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#7237341 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: pricedo]  
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Cukier and Feinstein have something other than their aversion to private ownership of guns in common and many, if not most of the rabid "gun banners" share this with them.

It is a most disturbing aspect of contemporary North American life that this particular small minority has such enormous and enduring influence on US and, now, on Canadian political policies, domestic and foreign.

I just saw Cukier on TV a couple days before Christmas and what I noticed were her eyes, hard, cold and brutal. She and Allan Rock, the former Canadian "Justice Minister", have exactly the same cold, cruel and arrogant eyes.....they look exactly like old photos of Reichs Fuhrer Reinhardt "Hangman" Heydrich, the "No. 2" man in Himmler's Gestapo.

Look for yourself, the resemblance is just eerie and VERY disconcerting.

#7238101 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: kutenay]  
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Kute: It is called a "soul-less" hatered for anyone who is in opposition thier agenda.

I saw this look while serving in the former Yugo as a Peacekeeper. As a Medic, obligated to help anyone regardless of politics, many times I was placed between opposing clans and I remember that look.Very disturbing and yes, we now see it directed towards ourselves by supposed fellow Canadians. Not a good scene at all.

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True, but, that is not what I had in mind and the issue is becoming one of great difficulty for Canada and our traditional policies/allies as our PM's behaviour makes all too apparent.

#7238487 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: kutenay]  
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I meant the cold look in thier eyes was the same as your examples as well as where I had seen it. Pure comparison is all.
Way beyond normal politics.

#7238583 - 12/28/12 Re: Assault weapons for Canadians? [Re: troutfly]  
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Fascist psychopaths, simple as that. They are RIGHT, everyone else is wrong and they KNOW what is "best" for all of us......much like Adolph Hitler, who also had the hard, cold, stare...........

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