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#1 John Jr

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:11 PM

Here is board member bmbrzmn101 shooting a Thompson Submachine Gun for the first time ever. He had quite a big smile:

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Here is me shooting his semi auto.....


yeah, pick your jaw up off of the floor.

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Here is a tannerite explosion sequence.

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We were at 45fan's private range.





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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:07 AM

Is that really a photo of a tannerite explosion or did your buddy double stack rounds in your WWII TSMG?
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:15 AM

There is nothing like the grin you see on someones face after their first time....!

By the way, if you moved about 10 feet to the right, that pickup would make an excellent brass catcher!

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:59 AM

John Jr

Did you use the Thompson to touch off the Tannerite?

I have a case of the stuff, but am a little leery to try it at the local range. I fear that they would most likely give me my walking papers.


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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:23 AM

From what I've heard you can't touch Tannerite off with a low speed round like a .45. And are those horses off to the left in the deep background or cows?? That's shooting a little too close to the livestock, too easy for .45's to ricochet.....And next time get a good brass catcher.. a Ford.... laugh.gif
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:01 AM

That`s about all a ford is good for...catchin`junk brass... wink.gif
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (21 smoker @ Apr 26 2005, 10:01 AM)
That`s about all a ford is good for...catchin`junk brass... wink.gif

Yep, that is what FORD TRUCKS are for, hauling tons of junk,Brass etc. Unlike the wimpy CARS like CHEVY makes! laugh.gif


*ducks head waiting for flames* laugh.gif
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#8 John Jr

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:02 PM

Naw, thats a bunch of barrels and refrigerators and stuff. The cows were off to the other side! biggrin.gif

I just got rid of my Fucking Old Rebuilt Dodge (FORD) and bought a GMC instead. That ford I had was the one that would blow up on you (2001 supercrew) and it got 11MPG, brakes squeaked, needed an oil change every 3000 miles and all that. That will be the last ford I ever own (except for possibly a MG target)

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:49 PM

And since John forgot to tell you . . . I set off the tannerite with a Rem. LTR in .308 Win. You are correct--a high velocity round is required to make it go boom. We also threw one in the river that runs alongside the range thinking maybe we could have a fish fry that evening after the shoot. It exploded but there were zero casualities.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:53 PM

What????? No one has any comments about John Jr. shooting a WEST HURLEY SEMI???!!!!!! When I took those pics I figured they would start a ten page thread all by themselves!!! laugh.gif
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:33 PM

Doood.... We are like "the" board of tolerance here.... Didn't you see the Kerry for Pres sticker on my gun case? BTW If it was a Colt semi then he would be in deep sh........
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

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Did somebody say something about Colt?.... wink.gif
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:01 PM

I love living in West Texas with 10 1/2 million acres of BLM land just to the west. Things go boom, and nobody hears or cares. Things sneak across the border, and nobody notices. I find old fired .30 Govt. cases out there, and I wonder if my grandfather fired them while chasing Pancho Villa. But when your Ford breaks down, you're walking for a l-o-n-g time!

Pity the newbie. He now has an expensive hobby!

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:51 PM

I was just kiddin` about the real worth of Ford products...over the years I`ve made a lot of money fixin` Fords in my shop,which allowed me to pursue my love of Thompsons,BARs,STens,Sterlings,Reisings,MACs,34s,42s,etc.....and fast Chevys and GTOs....God bless Henry!... wink.gif
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#15 John Jr

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:27 PM

Didn't good ole' Henry buy some TSMGs to shoot his employees with if they didn't come to work?

Ahhh...the good old days.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:09 PM

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Another GTO fan! I had 3 of them when I was a kid, 65 ragtop, 67 ragtop and 69 Warwick blue Ram Air IV Judge. I found a beautiful 1965 4spd tri-power conv in 1990. Sold nice 1921AC to buy the car. Wish I had kept it a bit longer. Now into
military jeeps. Have nice uncut original M151A1 and 2 M38a1's. Probably should have kept the 21AC considering current values.

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:55 AM

Greg,...once you get Pontiac in your blood you`ll never be the same....I love my 59 Vette,but my 67 Regimental Red,462ci,RamAir,4sp auto and a/c cruiser would be hard to live without.... wink.gif
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