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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: SCOUT: The One Rifle To Rule Them All…
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 10:19:00 AM »
"That was then. This is now. What difference does that make!" - paraphrased Hillary Clinton statement.

The difference between a 10-ounce can of beer and a 12-ounce can of beer can be substantial - unless the beer isn't worth drinking in the first place.

Is it better to have a beer and not need it or to need it and not have it?

I had to be among the English this morning at my local Wal-Mart.  The Rock Island Armory FS 1911 was, of course, carried IWB on my right hip.  Like "The Big Brown Trucks" I found myself making a lot of right-hand turns due to the weight of the RIA.   ::)

To the "Lightweight Commander" I may return.   

Or, perhaps, I need to carry a second Rock Island Armory FS 1911 on my left side to balance things out?  ;D
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: SCOUT: The One Rifle To Rule Them All…
« Last post by oldranger53 on Yesterday at 08:05:21 AM »
Speaking as an old guy (and I was already an old guy when I was 25), the bolt-action scout rifle has one definite advantage over any semi-auto of similar power and configuration.

It weighs less. Sometimes much less.

I've humped my Garand and a full combat load of ammunition over hill and dale, and also my modified Springfield and the same amount of ammunition over the same set of hills and dales.
Take my word for it: Given the choice, I'll take my modified Springfield any day of the week (but especially on the hotter ones).

The difference is "only" about four pounds, but by the end of the day, those four pounds mean a lot!
Yes indeed!

Here are times when a mere few ounces makes a difference!

Thanks for pointing that out, Steve!

<Stand Tall.  Speak the Truth.  Never Surrender.>

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Everything Else / Re: Mindwalk 072316
« Last post by oldranger53 on Yesterday at 08:02:02 AM »
Very interesting!

Now I'll have to watch too.

 Compare notes later?

<Stand Tall.  Speak the Truth.  Never Surrender.>

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Everything Else / Mindwalk 072316
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 07:45:33 AM »
I watched a movie last night on NetFlix; Equilibrium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equilibrium_%28film%29).

While the film is Hollywood fantasy, there were some, I felt, poignant messages delivered within the film. Some of these message I feel ("feeling" is a very dangerous thing in the film) correlate to some things that I see today.

I am not a follower of science fantasy, but as we have seen, science fantasy has sometimes become science fact.  For reasons that I cannot fully explain, and while the movie was not all that entertaining to me, although the weapons and martial arts work is quite cool, there was something about the film that garnered my attention.  I am going to watch it again, and I just may wear a tin-foil hat when doing so.

Some fantasy films are just that - fantasy full and depict times ahead that are a stretch of the imagination. The again, some fantasy full movies hit close to home because the probability of events can be realized in some form or fashion. The movie "Equilibrium" was, for me, one of those movies.

I think that I need a break to get my perspective back.
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Everything Else / Re: I am an Angry Old Bull!
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 04:48:25 AM »
The "Blue Tape" movement seems to be a better idea.
I agree!
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Everything Else / Re: I am an Angry Old Bull!
« Last post by M1911A1 on July 22, 2016, 11:31:57 PM »
The "Blue Tape" movement seems to be a better idea.
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Everything Else / Re: I am an Angry Old Bull!
« Last post by oldranger53 on July 22, 2016, 06:42:50 PM »
Me too, Taurian.

Me too.

Few things remain "sacred" nowadays.  Our Flag IS sacred, to me and to several others I have grown to respect and admire, here on GT.

They should have found another way to make their point.

<Stand Tall.  Speak the Truth.  Never Surrender.>

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Handguns & Holsters / Re: More Banter About Revolver vs. Semi-Automatic
« Last post by M1911A1 on July 22, 2016, 02:40:26 PM »
 ;D    ;D    ;D    ::)
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Good Reading Material / Re: The End of Tolerance And Enforced Morality
« Last post by M1911A1 on July 22, 2016, 02:34:57 PM »
...I've been told that I am patient and tolerant. Both stem from the fact that I cannot afford to beat the stuffing out of someone who desperately needs it.

Amen, brother!
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: SCOUT: The One Rifle To Rule Them All…
« Last post by M1911A1 on July 22, 2016, 02:32:17 PM »
...M2025M Laser Guided Carbine = 2.5 pounds (batteries not included) and fires auto-replenished neuron projectiles. Charge time between rounds approximately 0.3 ms.

Yeah... It's always "batteries not included."
So I bet that it's Hasboro who makes that carbine...
And you'll get one for Christmas.
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