Why Do You Own A Thompson?
Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:09 AM
Because I (insert expletive) can.
Because I (insert expletive) want to.
The 1921 is the oldest gun I own. To hold it is entrancing, just imagining what a piece of firearms history it is....and, it's a Colt to boot.
The M1A1 leaves me with the same, if not more patriotic, feeling. I think back to what balls it took to jump out of a plane in the dark or to storm the beach at Normandy or sit in an icy cold hole in the ground in the Ardennes or somewhere in Korea with one or to be in the jungles of Vietnam with one (our local State Attorney was military intelligence and he carried one there on occasion).
Hope I can pass them on to my boys one day and that they can have their sons know what it is to own one of these.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:03 AM
Like asking someone why do you own a Harley-Davidson.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:40 PM
"All of the Above"
Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:43 PM
I just wish I had bought more when I had a chance!
Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:47 PM
"for 3 state killing sprees!"
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:28 PM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:41 PM
|Because Arthur, Phil, John, John Jr, Waffen, Murray, rsilvers, philasteen, Tracie, Gordon, Roland, Mike, Mike...have them and I want to belong. |
Hey hey hey .. I'm not on that list.....
Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:23 PM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:52 PM
My only Thompson is a W.H. M1 SMG so it has no historic value (other than pre 86 transferable) but it is a joy to shoot.
I would love to own a 1921 or 1928
Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:32 PM
Because the members of this group are so cool that I want to own a Thompson to be a part of this awesome group of people.