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Poll: Why Do You Own/Want A Thompson? (130 member(s) have cast votes)

Why Do You Own/Want A Thompson?

  1. Investment (6 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  2. Historical Value (21 votes [17.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.95%

  3. Fun To Shoot (24 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

  4. Other / All of the above (66 votes [56.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.41%

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#21 full auto 45

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (Merry Ploughboy @ Mar 10 2006, 03:28 PM)
Because Arthur, Phil, John, John Jr, Waffen, Murray, rsilvers, philasteen, Tracie, Gordon, Roland, Mike, Mike...have them and I want to belong.

Kool! I made a list! Well maybe it was me.
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#22 Bisley45

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 11:49 AM

Becouse the whining liberal scum don't want me to and go spastic when they see it. I was a blackpowder nut with only 2 cartage guns to my name before 1993, then I have walked threw the AK's, FN-Fal's, uzi's, mac's, and everything else i could afford and some I couldn't.

Why becouse like any Red Blooded American it's my God Given, Constatutionaly protected right. Just like my right to free speach where I can call anyone stupid or ignorant. I usally have the manors not to unless they slander me first; forgive me I can't find the full quote:

I don't agree with what you say, but I suport to the death your right to say it.


Now if only we could hide that in the Koran and convince some towel head idiots their god wants them to live in harmony with others rather than blow up things becouse someone drew a cartoon about their profit.

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#23 TOM R

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:12 PM

always wanted one and now i got it so.... smile.gif
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#24 SecondAmend

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:11 PM

I was gonna buy one but I couldn't tell a real one from a replica.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (SecondAmend @ Mar 13 2006, 07:11 PM)
I was gonna buy one but I couldn't tell a real one from a replica.


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#26 21 smoker

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:51 PM

I agree with a lot of the previous posts,.... it is in our make up,our culture..this NFA Brotherhood...nothing else comes close to the feeling of sharing,shooting,announcing a new acquisition,asking for help,cleaning,etc.....you can`t escape the thrill of holding a Colt 21..the firearm that started all of this...and the evolution of the 28,M1,M1A1,Westys...they all have their place in our hearts...which is why the `lefty libs` will never win... wink.gif
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#27 Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:39 PM

Never, ever has there been a firearm like this one.
That sums it up for me.
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:24 AM

Makes a good club when you run out of ammo.
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#29 Phil Askew

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:49 PM

I've wanted one since watching reruns of the Untouchables!!!!!!! Man it just doesn't get any better than dumping a L drum. COOOOOOOOOL
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:59 PM

Like some of the guys, I always wanted one, finally could afford one, and it never fails to put a smile on my face when shooting it or even watching someone else shoot it.
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#31 1921A

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:32 PM

It's like the man says ... Just shoot one.

I saw and held my first 21AC when I was about 10 years old. It belonged to the Fort Wayne, IN police department. Years later, I stumbled into one of their 1921 handbooks and a AOC/E.E. Richardson sales brochure.

Northern Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio were full of Thompsons, 1918 BARs and a little bit of everthing else in those days. The history of the area and the guns was spellbinding. I was lucky to see them in place and actually acquire several along the way.

21's are much too valuable to shoot now days but they still stir the blood when you pick one up.
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#32 TheGunny

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:44 PM

Love my M-1 AO. It took balls to carry this bad boy in combat and I tip my hat to all those that did! cool.gif
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

I shot one as a kid and told my Dad that I would someday own one. That someday happened in 2000 and I haven't looked back since. I mostly use it reenacting/living history.
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#34 nedry

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE (Phil Askew @ Mar 14 2006, 05:49 PM)
Man it just doesn't get any better than dumping a L drum.

Actually, Phil, it does get better: Dumping a C-drum.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:23 PM

Designed in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A.

Solid
Smooth
Dependable
Powerful

An American Classic
A 20th Century Icon
A wood & steel lover's dream

Faithful companion to American troops through 3 Foreign Wars

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#36 Thundercat97

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:47 PM

All of the above... my friends have them and man what a rush when you get to use one all day. Oh and not to mention the nice work it does to the targets.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:09 PM

To compensate for my sexual inadequacies. Unfortunately, I have an M1A1 which only has a 10 1/2" barrel without the extra lenght of the compensator on the end. Also the barrel is smooth so it doesn't have the ribs for extra pleasure either.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:22 PM

Cause my fore-fathers gave me the right to........... laugh.gif to play with tongue.gif
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:33 PM

How about "because I got a heck of a deal on it at half the over-super inflated market value and after I got it I liked it and won't get rid of it."

Not really, but it sounds good.

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#40 Sgt

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 09:23 AM

All my heroes have one.
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