If You Could Only Own One...
Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:12 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:51 PM
2dogs and his Thompson, OUT
Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:53 PM
# one Tommy Gun
# Two 1919 BAR don't have one ,wish I did
Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:30 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:42 AM
|QUOTE (dalbert @ Feb 13 2005, 06:55 PM)|
I own 2 M-16's, and I've never had any of the trouble that you mention. The only jams I've experienced occur if I don't clean them for over 1000 rounds. If I had to pick one, that would be it. If I had to pick one semi-auto, it would be an FAL. I love my WH M1, but I just don't shoot it as much as the M-16's. I usually put 5 or 6 mags through the M-16's for every 30-round mag through the Thompson, plus several others.
You can't beat the Thompson for history, though, and I'm definitely a historian...
David, you are right. I've never had any trouble with my AR-15. I guess it's all the battlefield horror stories I've heard from guys who were in Vietnam, Desert Storm I, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. A lot of those guys preferred the AK to the guns 'Uncle Sam' was providing, due to malfunctions. The AK has had the deserved reputation of, "taking a licking and yet it keeps on ticking." Regards, Walter
Posted 14 February 2005 - 07:56 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:04 PM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:32 PM
But if I can only have one, the utility of a Thompson in a real crisis is a lot less than that of a M16 or an AK. So I am going with the M16.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:17 PM
"B-West did import early Chinese Guns that did lack all Manufactures Markings, except the Serial Number, and the B-West Name. These were early Guns, and later ones were marked as to the Manufacture. Either Norinco or Polytech. B-West also imported the Polytech Legend, prior to Kengs Firearm Specialty, but these early Legends have been known to crack with less than 2000Rds fired due to improperly Heat Treated Receivers.. "
LH I think that is what I have! The only markings are the serial number and the place that imported it......
Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:35 AM
Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:16 PM
Fortunately, this is the United States of (I can own as many fargin' machineguns as I want) America and I've got (or have owned) a lot of what's already been listed. Duplicates somewhat so my two sons will have less to fight about (1921AC v M1A1, M79 v M203, M16A1 v AR15 601, MP40 v MP44, M10 v M11, etc).