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This beautiful piece of machinery! My first Gun, and the start to a beautiful collection!
nice draco, the low recoil and inexpensive ammo make it a great choice to sit at the range with for extended periods of target shooting, just remember the ear plugs and ear muffs ;8^)
I won one of those in a raffle in Las Vegas when i was aboot 12 years old, but I never saw the darned thing because my step dad is an ex cop and veteran and a complete jerk and just took it and stored it away somewhere. 8(
I see the price tag is still on there. How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?
Rave: take your step dad to the Supreme Court. He's trampling your Constitutional rights.
December 18 2008 11:27 AM EST
He doesn't have those at 12.
December 18 2008 11:27 AM EST
I want one of them xD
Where and how did you get it?
Now to get the barrel threaded so you can add your first suppressor to the collection. Assuming you live in a state that recognizes the 2nd Amendment, anyway.
December 18 2008 2:06 PM EST
Americans are a little weird to me in this regard.
"Oh, Hey Daz. How are you? I'm good. Anyway, I got myself a new assault rifle today!" (That's a Quote)
I've never even SEEN a real gun before. Except the old flintlock ones in a museum.
Then again, I've never seen snow before either, so what do I know?
Well my family has quite a few guns. We go hunting though. That's a nice gun Draco. I have a stainless steel Marlin .22. What brand is that?
December 18 2008 2:54 PM EST
This is a real gun, my first for basic home protection:
December 18 2008 2:56 PM EST
I prefer the rifle.
December 18 2008 2:59 PM EST
I dont know - you Americans and your guns :)
I don't care for guns...I collect swords though :)
There's nothing wrong with guns if they are used with proper care and respect. I have a fairly nice collection of them. A Franchi I-12 Upland Hunter, a Savage bolt action .308 with a Leupold VX-7 2.5-10x45mm, a Savage bolt action .30-.30, and a Ruger bolt action .22 Hornet with a Simmons 22 MAG 4x32 scope.
my varmint gun.
A .22 is not considered an assault rifle.
I had to re-write my reply many times for this post. This is all I'm changing it to because I'm sure we all have strong opinions in particular topics.
December 18 2008 6:05 PM EST
Real ninjas don't use guns.
"Adminedyit 5:28 AM EST nice draco, the low recoil and inexpensive ammo make it a great choice to sit at the range with for extended periods of target shooting, just remember the ear plugs and ear muffs ;8^)"
"Raveshaw 10:52 AM EST I see the price tag is still on there. How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?"
In total with a brick of 500 LR .22 shot and a decent plastic locking carry case it cost me $160
"Ahhhn Deee Beee 11:27 AM EST Where and how did you get it?"
Ahh the wonderful world of Wal-Mart! Bought it with some of my Carnage liquidated assets
"InebriatedArsonist 1:23 PM EST Now to get the barrel threaded so you can add your first suppressor to the collection. Assuming you live in a state that recognizes the 2nd Amendment, anyway."
Well technically it is against the law in Washington state to attach a silencer to any gun, but it is not illegal to own one for my collection ^_^ so what the law don't know won't hurt them hehe
"AG Titan 2:18 PM EST What brand is that?"
Savage Model Mark II-F 22LR
"QBRanger 2:54 PM EST Pfft,
This is a real gun, my first for basic home protection"
I also like that gun, but that will be my next step, getting a hand gun and my cencealed permit, Is that a Glock btw?
"QBsutekh137 2:56 PM EST I prefer the rifle."
Way less hoops to jump through to own ^_^
"fatevilDASmember 3:13 PM EST I don't care for guns...I collect swords though :)"
Who says you can't own swords and guns, I do both quite well ^_^
December 18 2008 8:25 PM EST
Here's the only gun I own...
December 18 2008 10:31 PM EST
It be a Glock 17, a 9mm.
The only "negative" about it is no safety. I keep it uncocked when carrying. When I had to use it, it was quite easy to cock it and fire.
I got my concealed weapon permit. Something I believe everyone owning a gun should do. They explain the laws, show you how to be safe with it and how to clean it. As well as how to fire it properly.
I bought it after we were out of power for 9 days after Hurricane Wilma. Lot of looting going on, were I lived generators were being snatched all the time. A couple homes even broken into.
December 18 2008 11:48 PM EST
That's an interesting point... When STL was largely without power for several days in the summer of 2006 (I was only out four, some folks were out fifteen), folks just bolted to relatives and hotels out in the 'burbs. An older guy, lives to my north, came back one of the no-power days and saw me out on the porch and said, casually, "Keeping watch, huh?"
I didn't even know what to say, because it hadn't occurred to me that I _was_ keeping watch. I was just being there. In retrospect, I should have said, "Um, yeah, cause all y'all went away and I'm the only soul on the block..."
It was lucky STL didn't have any trouble. Not sure why, the city can be pretty random and evil at times. But about the worst folks worried about was where to find ice, funny enough.
I actually think I would totally have a hand gun if things were different, and that has me thinking all sort of introspective things at the moment... (I don't have any guns right now, and have only ever shot a .22 when I was, like, eight years old)...
raccoons get into my cat food and lately a skunk has been terrorizing my dog, she's been sprayed three times since thanksgiving. she is a fox terrier and it would seem that not chasing varmints just isn't an option.
i think the coons would try to get into the house without the lil shotgun presence. they will loot whether you are home or not and regardless of natural disasters.
there are also these monster water snakes on our creek that are quite agressive and can climb thirty foot up a one hundred foot bald cypress tree! talking about all this makes me realize that i probably need a handgun as well. ; )
December 19 2008 12:36 AM EST
I would recommend getting a handgun ONLY if you take a class then Sut.
I was rather reluctant to get one, but felt worlds better with a class and some instruction.
I now feel safe with it. I almost never carry it out, it stays home in my gunsafe just in case. But the knowledge I have a couple for protection makes me sleep a lot better at night.
December 19 2008 1:47 AM EST
I always wondered, what would happen that you would use a gun for? Say a burglar broke it, what do you do? Kneecap 'em? What if they have a gun too? Then are you forced to kill them to protect your family, etc.?
If a criminal doesn't want to die by breaking into houses, then perhaps said criminal shouldn't break into houses.
This link follows to a rather tragic story about a gamer, a gun and parents.
December 19 2008 2:03 AM EST
If someone is on my property trying to steal something from me and I catch him, yes, he'll find himself at gunpoint.
If he is wielding a deadly weapon, I would not hesitate to shoot to protect myself or my family.
I don't see that as a bad thing.
Nope, anyway back to the topic, are you going hunt with that? And if so what? deer, rabbit or pheasant?
Yeah prolly some small game, small bird and such... mostly gonna be for family outings and teachings my niece and nephews to shoot and be safe.
December 19 2008 2:28 AM EST
So you guys seem to think breaking into a house with no weapons warrants being murdered?
December 19 2008 2:35 AM EST
Sorry. I take that question back, it was pretty ignorant. It's not my goal to start a large flame war with anyone.
December 19 2008 3:45 AM EST
I disapprove of guns, but if you're happy, I'm glad you're happy.
December 19 2008 3:48 AM EST
Yeah, I guess what I was trying to say is that I agree with what Mitt said.
December 19 2008 4:36 AM EST
Guns, Guns, Guns!!!
December 19 2008 4:49 AM EST
I say No to Guns and No to Hunting. Just my opinion. Red Flame.
Congrats Draco :)
I've been raised around guns my whole life, and target shooting is really a highlight of my childhood. A 9mm is fine for home defense, but personally, I'd like to have a .38 revolver; or any revolver, in fact. (Less chance of jamming.)
I never understood why people don't like guns. In the history of firearms, a gun has never killed a human being. Heck, a gun hasn't even HURT a human being.
Amen Marl, Its never been a gun that has killed someone, its been the person behind the gun.
December 21 2008 7:40 AM EST
There's a great song by an Australian band called Frenzal Rhomb.
The song is "Guns don't kill ducklings (Ducklings kill ducklings)"
It's a great song that carries your point of view. I recommend listening to it because it's a pretty fun song :)
I haven't listened to them in a long time...
Personally, I like Australia's gun control laws. Whatever makes you happy works, though.
Gun's don't kill people. People don't kill people.
Sorry to say but its the bullets guys.
thanks for playing
December 22 2008 10:43 AM EST
No, no, no, bullets alone can't kill people. Its the speed at which they are travelling which makes them deadly.
December 22 2008 10:50 AM EST
Velocity kills people. No. That's not the case! Science kills people!
December 22 2008 10:52 AM EST
A gun is just a club if you don't have gunpowder.
December 22 2008 10:52 AM EST
Unless the propellant is a gas of some kind.
December 22 2008 11:40 AM EST
Guns don't kill people. I DO!!!!
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