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#21 jim c 351

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:17 AM

Eric,

I must point out that while Steve knew which gun to use when the situation was critical, he had a sailor of lower rank carry the gun to the compound.

Smart guy that Steve fellow.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:52 AM

Eric,

I must point out that while Steve knew which gun to use when the situation was critical, he had a sailor of lower rank carry the gun to the compound.

Smart guy that Steve fellow.

Jim C 

 

You are right Jim. I was waiting for the younger guys to say: "What was the Sand Pebbles?" Lol   On a serious note. I am feeling it when carrying the BAR or M60.  I turn 60 next year. WTF

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:27 PM

Eric,

I must point out that while Steve knew which gun to use when the situation was critical, he had a sailor of lower rank carry the gun to the compound.

Smart guy that Steve fellow.

Jim C 

 

You are right Jim. I was waiting for the younger guys to say: "What was the Sand Pebbles?" Lol   On a serious note. I am feeling it when carrying the BAR or M60.  I turn 60 next year. WTF

Eric
 

It impressed me that McQueen could run and jump up on a 4 foot wall carrying a BAR in one hand holding it by the wrist 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

 

Eric,

I must point out that while Steve knew which gun to use when the situation was critical, he had a sailor of lower rank carry the gun to the compound.

Smart guy that Steve fellow.

Jim C 

 

You are right Jim. I was waiting for the younger guys to say: "What was the Sand Pebbles?" Lol   On a serious note. I am feeling it when carrying the BAR or M60.  I turn 60 next year. WTF

Eric
 

It impressed me that McQueen could run and jump up on a 4 foot wall carrying a BAR in one hand holding it by the wrist 

He also fired full auto, off hand and hit a guy hiding behind a roof. What an incredible gun.

He made me buy one.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:19 PM

watching To Hell and Back as a kid made me buy one. 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:24 PM

watching To Hell and Back as a kid made me buy one. 

 

Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WW2.

Great movie

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:00 PM

sadly,  most people i know didn't have a clue what a BAR was until they watched that train wreck Saving private ryan. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern day weapon to have back then would be an integrally suppressed 10/22 with mags and about 3000 rounds. 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:16 PM

sadly,  most people i know didn't have a clue what a BAR was until they watched that train wreck Saving private ryan. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern day weapon to have back then would be an integrally suppressed 10/22 with mags and about 3000 rounds. 

I watched Kirby carry one on Combat in the mid 60's


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:01 PM

IIRC Jake Holman (Steve) died at the end.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:14 AM

He should have had a Thompson  :)


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:23 AM

anticus,

Since the movie took place in 1926 a Thompson wasn't an option.

Might as well say that Custer should have used a Thompson.

I doubt that the 45s would have penetrated the roof for the one shot.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:07 AM

I think the China Marines had them back then, not sure of the exact year adopted. 

The BAR is cool, but in whatever conflict I found myself, I'd choose something a bit lighter if I had to move fast.

And Custer should have used a Winchester, but that's another story ;)


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:47 AM

I think the China Marines had them back then, not sure of the exact year adopted. 

The BAR is cool, but in whatever conflict I found myself, I'd choose something a bit lighter if I had to move fast.

And Custer should have used a Winchester, but that's another story ;)

 

I remember the twilight zone or outer limits episode where the tanks went back in time and they had to decide if they should help Custer or would it have changed history. They eventually went to help but only carried their small arms. Their names were later found on the monument of the dead. Really cool episode.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:00 AM

M1 Garand.

 

i can acquire and hit targets just as fast as i can w/ my thompson. sure i cant shoot 3-4 bullets into each, but with a 30-06 1 shot is all thats needed

 

i doubt in ww2 soldiers had an issue with only 10 rounds. its not like Korea with human waves coming up a hill at you. 

 

if you had 10 targets to shoot in 30 seconds, odds are 1 of those targets would shoot you before you got all 10

 

thompson would be great at short distances, but id prefer to keep my enemy further than 25-50 yards from myself.

 

for WW3 id pick none...id take a semi AR and maybe my Mac 11a1 on a shoulder holster


Edited by huggytree, 13 October 2018 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:18 PM

>> i doubt in ww2 soldiers had an issue with only 10 rounds.

 

8 rounds, no?


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