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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

If you had a friend with a small plane and your own property to shoot at does it sound legal?
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 11:33 AM

Wouldn't see a problem here in Texas.

Lot's of hog hunting is done here from helicopters.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:13 PM

A natural progression for a guy who trap shoots with a Thompson I guess ?
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

These guys did it...

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:49 PM

There is a picture of the inside of a cargo plane with 50 Thompsons upright , to fire down through the floor , in 5 rows of 10 , each with a 50 or 100 round drum . Puff the magic dragon ETO style .

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I believe it is illegal to fly a plane with mounted guns , they have to be hand held . 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:28 PM

Wouldn't see a problem here in Texas.

Lot's of hog hunting is done here from helicopters.

 

Exactly what I was going to say, but your state would have to allow full auto hunting, Texas does not as I understand it.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:38 PM

And the first machine gun fired from an aircraft was (drum roll please)....

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:40 PM

And the first machine gun fired from an aircraft was (drum roll please)....

 

 

attachicon.gif ChandlerKirtlandLewisGun.jpg

 

We've come along way since then...


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:51 PM

Wouldn't see a problem here in Texas.

Lot's of hog hunting is done here from helicopters.

 

Exactly what I was going to say, but your state would have to allow full auto hunting, Texas does not as I understand it.

True for game animals, hogs are open season in Texas.

 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:59 PM

I've seen videos of hogs being shot with a "Pig" out the side door of a helicopter.  Pretty sure it was in TX.  7.62x51 is much more appropriate for that task than .45ACP


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:16 PM

I've seen videos of hogs being shot with a "Pig" out the side door of a helicopter.  Pretty sure it was in TX.  7.62x51 is much more appropriate for that task than .45ACP

 

I didn't mean to imply that they were shooting hogs with Thompsons.

Just saying that shooting out of aircraft is legal here in Texas AFAIK. 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:15 PM

So if a guy was to shoot the tommy gun from a plane.. What should the target be?
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:29 PM

Tannerite
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:51 PM

So if a guy was to shoot the tommy gun from a plane.. What should the target be?

Water will give you the best visual feedback. And the most dramatic, Tannerite aside. Of course there are safety concerns shooting at water but one has to assume that your piece of private property is quite large and not vary well stocked with humans and other such critters. If you don't have water then sand or dust gives a decent 'splash' especially with a 45 ACP. You could set up some balloons in different spots and have a go at them. One thing, no matter what you shoot at, DON'T SHOOT THE PROPELLER!!!!!!

 

Please take a video or two and share with us your experience.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:38 PM

This should do it for you.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:55 PM

If you had a friend with a small plane and your own property to shoot at does it sound legal?

 

I have a friend who did this, though I would not recommend it.  You can read the newspaper article about it.

 

https://www.tampabay...out-of/2316020/

 

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#17 deerslayer

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:16 PM

That article came up first in my search on the topic lol.. Then lots of articles about it being illegal to shoot down drones
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:23 PM

Then lots of articles about it being illegal to shoot down drones

 

If you're on the ground, and the drone is in the air, aren't you shooting up the drone? :lol:

 

(Sorry, either I've had too much coffee or not enough.)


Edited by DougStump, 15 September 2020 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:05 PM

So if a guy was to shoot the tommy gun from a plane.. What should the target be?

Get a Brass catcher, the brass must stay with the plane..


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:22 PM

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