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Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:38:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Bart Starr on 08/08/2011 21:39:33
I'm kind of curious about the EVE shooting community. While I imagine that the National Rifle Association and the EVE Community have limited overlap, you never know....

What kind of arsenal are you packing? (And silly jokesters, I'm not talking about genitals or biceps, but actual weapons.)

Do you participate in any shooting sports? Trap/skeet? Hunting? Have it for self defense? NRA member or not?

Personally, I own four:

8mm German K98 Mauser, bolt action.

Have this mostly for historical interest, though the Canadians gave me a hard time crossing the border with it. One border guard, at first, claiming it is a 'military' weapon, before his supervisor waved me through.)Rolling Eyes I use this mostly for 'for fun' target shooting, or when walking out in bear country alone. Nice flat trajectory, essentially a 30.06, with more expensive ammunition. Learn how to reload spent brass on this, however.

Chinese SKS,
Cheap toy I bought 12 years ago. These things are a lot of fun, lacking in accuracy, but the ammo is dirt cheap Russian short. Chinese used them in the Korean War, have a huge muzzle flash, wasting most of the powder charge.

Tip: They eject spent casings straight up, so the SKS tends to annoy people on a crowded firing line, raining hot brass on the people next to you.

Romanian WUM-1, 'sport AK-47'.
Another, slightly more expensive toy. No, its not fully automatic (I wish) - typical semi-auto 'assault rifle'. Best part? Cheap ammo and the 75-round drum I picked up for it. Nothing beats burning through a full drum in 20 seconds, before calling it a day. Just don't touch that barrel afterwards - will give you a nasty burn!

Another old war relic:
P.08 1938 9mm Luger
Bought this at a gun show down in South Carolina. A little pricy, and requires careful cleaning. But it has a nice heft, and is quite accurate. Not much use against a rampaging mama grizzly, however. Laughing

Based on the stamps/markings, this particular Luger was first captured by the Soviets, then mysteriously ended up in the US. Keep this one for fun at the firing range and in my truck for self-defense purposes.

So, Eve players, share! Whats in your gun cabinet? Question

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:42:00 - [2]
 

We're not allowed guns in England. The government is afraid we'll try to quell some colonial rebellion or something. Sad

Abaroth Charmar
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:45:00 - [3]
 

None, because I don't have insecurity issues with my fellow countrymen or an inferiority complex concerning small mammals.

I also have no homoerotic desire to shoot pieces of wood/paper with other men, whilst talking about the length and bore of my barrel and competing over who can shoot their load most accurately.

If no-one had guns, no-one would need guns.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:47:00 - [4]
 


Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:49:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Abaroth Charmar
I don't have insecurity issues with my fellow countrymen or an inferiority complex concerning small mammals.

I also have no homoerotic desire to shoot pieces of wood/paper with other men, whilst talking about the length and bore of my barrel and competing over who can shoot their load most accurately.


This describes me perfectly as well.

OP, I have a 12 gauge Mossberg 500 12ga that I target and trap shoot with for fun. Nothing like cheap entertainment with a laud bang.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:02:00 - [6]
 

Just an inherited demi auto Remington shot gun. Good for trap shooting which is a ton of fun.

For other target shooting i'd like to own a USP .40 or a Springfield 9mm for cheaper ammo. As far as rifle goes i'd like to get an M1a and change out the stock a bit, but that's rather expensive, and .308 ammo isnt all that cheap anymore. Not the best target rifle really. .22's are good for plicking around.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:19:00 - [7]
 

None, but my dad has a civil war era black powder rifle.

Muent Dai
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:34:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Abaroth Charmar
None, because I don't have insecurity issues with my fellow countrymen or an inferiority complex concerning small mammals.

I also have no homoerotic desire to shoot pieces of wood/paper with other men, whilst talking about the length and bore of my barrel and competing over who can shoot their load most accurately.

If no-one had guns, no-one would need guns.


Sounds like you've put a lot of thought into how you don't want to talk about these things. Makes one wonder why you're so defensive.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:42:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Blacksquirrel on 08/08/2011 23:45:21
Originally by: Abaroth Charmar
None, because I don't have insecurity issues with my fellow countrymen or an inferiority complex concerning small mammals.

I also have no homoerotic desire to shoot pieces of wood/paper with other men, whilst talking about the length and bore of my barrel and competing over who can shoot their load most accurately.

If no-one had guns, no-one would need guns.


Then we'd all be like England in which people bludgeon or stab people to death instead of shooting them. Face it people seem to have an affinity for violence. Weapons just make it a less tiresome affair than the good old days of strangling someone, or pushing them in front of a Jaguar. (Edit not the car in the olds days they were too unreliable to use for homicide) You also seem to put alot of thought into gay activities and how they relate to various hobbies. Perhaps you should further inquire into your own sexuality.

EG: Go to a liberal arts school to experiment and or find yourself or just do a good ole fashioned " Gay check".

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:55:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 08/08/2011 23:55:49

Do I have to include the ones I have loaned out and the others that I am building?



BTW love the tank pics where can I get one?


Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.09 00:00:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 08/08/2011 23:55:49

Do I have to include the ones I have loaned out and the others that I am building?



BTW love the tank pics where can I get one?




You'll need to go here and get this.

Headerman
Minmatar
Quovis
Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2011.08.09 00:32:00 - [12]
 

My old man has many rifles, shotguns as well as revolvers and other pistols.

I know he has a Lee Enfield, K98, a German semi auto rifle, an authentic WW2 Samurai sword from a Japanese POW/body.. Pistols, he has a Luger, as well as two PPKs. Got many more i need to go and catalogue them.

Also has a .22 with a scope to use to keep wild animals away from the alpacas too :)

Ayieka
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.09 03:59:00 - [13]
 

when a mosin is only 100 bucks, why doesn't everyone own one?

Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2011.08.09 09:55:00 - [14]
 

Real me don't use guns, they insert the bullets manually.

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.09 14:46:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Wilhelm Riley on 09/08/2011 14:46:35
Originally by: Caldari Citizen20090217
Real me don't use guns, they insert the bullets manually.


Like this?

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.09 14:49:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ayieka
when a mosin is only 100 bucks, why doesn't everyone own one?



I bought one years back for 70 bucks :-)

It's got the Soviet stamp on it, 1947 production year, with cruciform bayonette. Maybe a good close range hog hunting gun that you can stick him with if the bullet fails (beats having to pin him and use a boot knife - from my experience)


Used to have an Enfield Jungle Carbine (No. 7). in .308 - one of those Ishapores. Kicked like a freaking mule. Something was appealing about the ridiculous flash hider.


Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:11:00 - [17]
 

I don't own one, never had an interest. I've served in the military and fired M-16's and M-247's. One time I was on guard duty at 2AM in NTC (so blank ammunition). I was walking and BSing with my partner with the butt of an M-16 resting on my left shoulder and my finger ....gently....resting on the trigger.

Gun buffs probably know what happens soon but yeah, I had a hot casing lodged in my ear.

Personally I think if I owned one I'd probably shoot myself by accident, and I occasionally have the kind of temper that I would not trust having one within reach. Killing with a gun is so impersonal, when you have to do it face to face I think it gives one time to think about what they're about to do.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:18:00 - [18]
 

There's no such weapon as an M 247... And I know if I popped a round off even a blank they'd have sent you to mass for negligence.

Abrazzar
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:25:00 - [19]
 

Let me show you my favoured gun.
*unzips*

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:31:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Blacksquirrel
There's no such weapon as an M 247... And I know if I popped a round off even a blank they'd have sent you to mass for negligence.


M-249 Squad Automatic Rifle, my bad.

And no. They did not.

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:46:00 - [21]
 

Whatever you have, don't do this.


(of course if everybody who was that dumb did that, the world might improve)

Once, I was at a range in South Florida and you could tell they had a clique there by the attitudes. Saw a fellow walking around with his fat gut hanging out and a pistol in the waistband. Picked up my rifle and left.



Bodrul
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.08.09 15:54:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Whatever you have, don't do this.


(of course if everybody who was that dumb did that, the world might improve)

Once, I was at a range in South Florida and you could tell they had a clique there by the attitudes. Saw a fellow walking around with his fat gut hanging out and a pistol in the waistband. Picked up my rifle and left.










CCP block words like pen1s ;)
so ur link doesnt work :P

also does BB guns count as thats as close to firearms you will get in England lol

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.08.09 16:30:00 - [23]
 

The last two that I bought were Soviet SKS-45 and Danish m/40S.

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.09 16:56:00 - [24]
 

Oh wait, I do own some firearms!

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.08.09 17:15:00 - [25]
 


Thankfully I have no personal inadequacies, and have better things in life to spend money on than buying firearms to make myself feel big.


Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.09 17:45:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Verone

Thankfully I have no personal inadequacies, and have better things in life to spend money on than buying firearms to make myself feel big.




I thought you were from the UK?

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.08.09 17:51:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Verone

Thankfully I have no personal inadequacies, and have better things in life to spend money on than buying firearms to make myself feel big.




Yeah cause playing EVE is so much better... Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.


Man a bit of narrow mindedness. You can target shoot and still not be a gun nut ya know. Trap/target shooting is a ton of fun.
If you haven't tried shooting as a hobby i'd say you're not in a position to judge it.



To be honest anyone that takes anything to the extreme is bad news bears.

Kel'Taran
Posted - 2011.08.09 18:01:00 - [28]
 

1 - Ar-15
4 - 1911 .45 acp
1 - Glock 35 .40
1 - 30-06 Remington
3 - 12 gauge Shotguns
3 - .22 pistols
1 - luger 9mm WWII pistol
2 - .22 rifles
1 - .17 hmr rifle

Working on the money for a barret .50 cal http://www.barrett.net/firearms/m107a1

Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.09 18:20:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Wilhelm Riley
Oh wait, I do own some firearms!


Ahaha, that reminds me of the joke about the woman who set herself ablaze while trying to gas up her car, and promptly got arrested 'for waving a firearm'.

Yeah, I remember my days back in university, we would actually have shooting events. Between us we had quite an arsenal. M-14s, AR-15s, AK's, SKS's, even an M-1 Garand, plus a variety of shotguns and handguns. Alaska is blessed with a lot of open space for un-regulated unsupervised shooting activity.

We'd bring students from the Lower 48 cities that have never held a gun before (+ girls Cool) and teach them firearm safety and maintenence. Then we would go and shoot pumpkins, soda bottles, old appliances and propane canisters.

Hell of a lot of fun, if you've never done it - and we only had to exclude one dumbass who thought it was a funny joke to point unloaded firearms at people. Rolling Eyes

Its amazing how many people are simply anti-gun because they've never tried it before, and their opinions change radically once they've learned something. My Finnish girlfriend, for instance. Wink


Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.09 18:29:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
Originally by: Wilhelm Riley
Oh wait, I do own some firearms!


Ahaha, that reminds me of the joke about the woman who set herself ablaze while trying to gas up her car, and promptly got arrested 'for waving a firearm'.

Yeah, I remember my days back in university, we would actually have shooting events. Between us we had quite an arsenal. M-14s, AR-15s, AK's, SKS's, even an M-1 Garand, plus a variety of shotguns and handguns. Alaska is blessed with a lot of open space for un-regulated unsupervised shooting activity.

We'd bring students from the Lower 48 cities that have never held a gun before (+ girls Cool) and teach them firearm safety and maintenence. Then we would go and shoot pumpkins, soda bottles, old appliances and propane canisters.

Hell of a lot of fun, if you've never done it - and we only had to exclude one dumbass who thought it was a funny joke to point unloaded firearms at people. Rolling Eyes

Its amazing how many people are simply anti-gun because they've never tried it before, and their opinions change radically once they've learned something. My Finnish girlfriend, for instance. Wink





Reminds me of a special "ladies shoot" I worked as a range officer for years ago. We has USPSA "pepper popper" targets that are roughly a few feet tall and have a little inverted bowling pin shape but more round at the fat end.

The idea is to have a smaller target to shoot at in the shorter 10 yard minimum range needed to shoot steel targets. They are very common in the shooting sports and found on almost every action range.

Everything went well until one of the women said "hey, those are the size of little children".

Oooh boy. Had to explain that one.




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