More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

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alorotom

7,473 posts

137 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Zoobeef said:
It's nice to have a bit of humor on your weapons when you're shooting school children.
yeah because thats what the vast bulk of weapons are used for rolleyes

Clockwork Cupcake

62,705 posts

222 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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alorotom said:
yeah because thats what the vast bulk of weapons are used for rolleyes
I'm actually interested to know what the vast bulk of privately-owned automatic weapons are used for, other than for killing people. They're not very sporting for hunting, they're not a lot of good for target shooting. Which leaves penis substitute for men with small brains and small willies, and for killing people.

I honestly can't think of any legitimate use for automatic weapons other than for killing people.

jimmyjimjim

5,284 posts

188 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
I'm actually interested to know what the vast bulk of privately-owned automatic weapons are used for, other than for killing people. They're not very sporting for hunting, they're not a lot of good for target shooting. Which leaves penis substitute for men with small brains and small willies, and for killing people.

I honestly can't think of any legitimate use for automatic weapons other than for killing people.
Unfortunately, you've fallen into the trap of both knowing very little, and being unafraid of showing it. If I remember correctly, there have been precisely 2 murders involving automatic weapons in the US since they were banned (1934?). One of which involved a weapon from a policy armory being used by a police officer. So no, automatic weapons in private hands don't result in the magnitude of deaths that you think they do.

Incidentally, there isn't a vast bulk of privately held automatic weapons. They are few, enormously expensive, and difficult to come by, and the necessary class III licence isn't just handed out. I share your views when it comes to them. There's just no practical private use or need.

However, this is a semi-automatic weapon, which is perfectly usable for hunting and target shooting; a second round is immediately available should the first miss; to finish off a wounded animal (I don't hunt, and have no desire to do so), or to be fired at the target without having to lose concentration by reloading. There's a lot of justification for semi-automatic weapons - and to possibly shock you a little, they're still available in the UK.

But we digress. How about we leave it at this, and let the thread go back to discussion of stuff that people might find interesting and unusual, and leave this discussion to the gun thread where anyone who wants to can ignore it.






Edited by jimmyjimjim on Monday 22 April 13:54

Clockwork Cupcake

62,705 posts

222 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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jimmyjimjim said:
Unfortunately, you've fallen into the trap of both knowing very little, and being unafraid of showing it. If I remember correctly, there have been precisely 2 murders involving automatic weapons in the US. One of which involved a weapon from a policy armory being used by a police officer. So no, automatic weapons in private hands don't result in the magnitude of deaths that you think they do.
And you've fallen into the trap of thinking I asked a different question to the one I actually asked, and also assuming my level of knowledge.

But at least we both agree that there is little to justify owning an automatic weapon.

jimmyjimjim

5,284 posts

188 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Given the topic and the response, it was easy to assume you'd misunderstood what it was. My apologies.

In response to your question then - as far as I can see, the relatively few automatic weapons in private hands are used primarily for 'dicking around'. As youtube shows.


Vandenberg

1,571 posts

83 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
I'm actually interested to know what the vast bulk of privately-owned automatic weapons are used for, other than for killing people. They're not very sporting for hunting, they're not a lot of good for target shooting. Which leaves penis substitute for men with small brains and small willies, and for killing people.

I honestly can't think of any legitimate use for automatic weapons other than for killing people.
The only person I know who owns multiple weapons including automatic and semi automatic is a former colleague, a US Professor, whom is globally well respected for his research, he also lives on a huge swamp in Florida. When I asked him why so many weapons, and he said "critters, we have leopard, puma, bear, gators and the most dangerous of all wild pig"

matthias73

2,825 posts

100 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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jimmyjimjim said:
Given the topic and the response, it was easy to assume you'd misunderstood what it was. My apologies.

In response to your question then - as far as I can see, the relatively few automatic weapons in private hands are used primarily for 'dicking around'. As youtube shows.
I own a semi auto shotgun here in the UK and solely use it for dicking around. I particularly enjoy blowing away exotic fruit like watermelons.

Do I need it? No.
Do I like it? Yes.

The fully automatic weapons I have access to are kept at work and generally used rather seriously.

They are a lot of fun, but I do wonder what the appeal is for a civilian. Is it to live out some wild west or military fantasy?

As for the lower receiver- I hope you enjoy putting together your own rifle, but I find it a bit tacky.

ian in lancs

3,376 posts

148 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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jimmyjimjim said:
let the thread go back to discussion of stuff that people might find interesting and unusual, and leave this discussion to the gun thread where anyone who wants to can ignore it.
please

Joshsl

226 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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nigelpugh7 said:
A new workshop torch for Working on the defender,

Yes I already have four snap on ones, but this is big and bright and magnetic! Oh and Snap On of course!





I blame you, although it is slightly less frivolous as it was abit cheaper than yours


Astacus

2,763 posts

184 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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Exactly what is it about these that make them more.....Snap-on-ey than the cheaper ones?

Joshsl

226 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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Astacus said:
Exactly what is it about these that make them more.....Snap-on-ey than the cheaper ones?
The name on the front? They have really strong magnet on them, they throw the light really well and give a good spread.

nigelpugh7

4,011 posts

140 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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Joshsl said:
nigelpugh7 said:
A new workshop torch for Working on the defender,

Yes I already have four snap on ones, but this is big and bright and magnetic! Oh and Snap On of course!





I blame you, although it is slightly less frivolous as it was abit cheaper than yours

Very nice!

They didn’t have those in the snap on van when I bought my version.

Are they still a COB, chip on Board led?

Joshsl

226 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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nigelpugh7 said:
Very nice!

They didn’t have those in the snap on van when I bought my version.

Are they still a COB, chip on Board led?
Not a clue, All I know is it’s green and black and it matches my tools

CS Garth

2,129 posts

55 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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I’ve just bought a champagne sabre.

Not only is it a much better way to open your grog it also means you have a sword to play with for the duration of your drinking session.


SHutchinson

1,786 posts

134 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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CS Garth said:
I’ve just bought a champagne sabre.

Not only is it a much better way to open your grog it also means you have a sword to play with for the duration of your drinking session.

These are absolutely pointless and make the wielder look like a knob. It's perfect for this thread.

smile

Garemberg

159 posts

39 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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I need talked out of having to justify this piece of cold war technology to HQ.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

RizzoTheRat

18,758 posts

142 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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Garemberg said:
I need talked out of having to justify this piece of cold war technology to HQ.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...
You're on the wrong thread if you want to be talked out if it, do it! biggrin



Well ok then, Gen 1 Image intensifiers are a bit st, you'd be a lot better off getting a PVS14
https://ownthenight.com/night-vision-systems/produ...

geeks

5,192 posts

89 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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3000+ parts and some 20 hours later!


loudlashadjuster

3,459 posts

134 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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SHutchinson said:
CS Garth said:
I’ve just bought a champagne sabre.

Not only is it a much better way to open your grog it also means you have a sword to play with for the duration of your drinking session.

These are absolutely pointless and make the wielder look like a knob. It's perfect for this thread.

smile
Given the number of YouTube vids of people making a complete arse of using one, leaving them covered in broken glass and expensive, sugary liquid, I'd agree biggrin

Clockwork Cupcake

62,705 posts

222 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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geeks said:
3000+ parts and some 20 hours later!

Well Executored. I mean executed. smile