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    I'm down to six. Two rifles, one shotgun, and three pistols, but at one time I've had over a dozen, and owned over 30 during my life.
    My neighbor owns more than a couple dozen.
    How many you got?
    Damn I like guns.
    I carry one on me everywhere I go.
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    02 Feb '16 17:02
    As many as they want and can afford.

    I have sufficient confidence in the length and girth of my apparatus, so I own no firearms.
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    02 Feb '16 17:58
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    As many as they want and can afford.

    I have sufficient confidence in the length and girth of my apparatus, so I own no firearms.
    Lucky you.
    That's why guns are called "the great equalizer".
  4. The Catbird's Seat
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    02 Feb '16 18:10
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    As many as they want and can afford.

    I have sufficient confidence in the length and girth of my apparatus, so I own no firearms.
    Is this an inference to using a broadsword for self defense?
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    Assassination plan for AZ:

    1) Break into some old geezer's house and take his guns
    2) Pop the target
    3) Drop the gun

    http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/27396590/firearms-stolen-from-southeast-tucson-home-in-burglary-incident

    Godfather clip 7/10
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    02 Feb '16 19:311 edit
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Is this an inference to using a broadsword for self defense?
    Rapiers are better than those Scottish swords

    Broadsword stuff:
    YouTube

    Rapier stuff:
    YouTube

    Which is better? RAPIER FTW SPIC PRIDE WORLD WIDE
    YouTube
  7. The Catbird's Seat
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    02 Feb '16 19:34
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Rapiers are better than those Scottish swords
    I'm pretty certain that all edged weapons have advantages over others. Even the modern US Marines carry a K Bar. Sometimes battle gets medieval.
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    02 Feb '16 19:353 edits
    Originally posted by normbenign
    I'm pretty certain that all edged weapons have advantages over others. Even the modern US Marines carry a K Bar. Sometimes battle gets medieval.
    No, the rapier is the best edged weapon ever that can be worn at the side.

    The greatsword/montante, halberds etc can beat the rapier but they are too big to wear.

    Well rapiers can get stuck in the target so that's why sabres are used but rapier beats sabre in a fight.

    Samurai vs conquistador = trivial win for the conquistador. Katana has no chance.
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    02 Feb '16 19:39
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    No, the rapier is the best edged weapon ever that can be worn at the side.

    The greatsword/montante, halberds etc can beat the rapier but they are too big to wear.

    Well rapiers can get stuck in the target so that's why sabres are used but rapier beats sabre in a fight.
    I prefer a 1911 .45APC. Remember the scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies, where the swordsman displays his skills, and Indy calmly puts a round in his chest.
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    02 Feb '16 19:433 edits
    Originally posted by normbenign
    I prefer a 1911 .45APC. Remember the scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies, where the swordsman displays his skills, and Indy calmly puts a round in his chest.
    Sure thing. Hispanics were using guns back when Anglos still used bows and arrows.

    Rapier evolves into the conquistador's gold plated dress pistol. No gentleman is dressed without a beautifully decorated pistol worn openly in a holster.

    And no, concealed silenced pistols like Anglos wear don't count. Those are for assassins.

    Documentary about studying Incan corpses shot by conquistadors:
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    02 Feb '16 20:33
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    As many as they want and can afford.

    I have sufficient confidence in the length and girth of my apparatus, so I own no firearms.
    Kazet, does that mean when you go hog hunting, you use your apparatus? LOL
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    02 Feb '16 21:18
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Rapiers are better than those Scottish swords

    Broadsword stuff:
    [youtube]cMQ24uDy_10[/youtube]

    Rapier stuff:
    [youtube]8v-787kFd98[/youtube]

    Which is better? RAPIER FTW SPIC PRIDE WORLD WIDE
    [youtube]9qJBGlChcXU[/youtube]
    Not if you need to get through plate armour they're not. The short sword is probably the most convenient weapon.
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    02 Feb '16 21:50
    Originally posted by normbenign
    I prefer a 1911 .45APC. Remember the scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies, where the swordsman displays his skills, and Indy calmly puts a round in his chest.
    Gun vs edged weapon

    YouTube
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    02 Feb '16 21:50
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Not if you need to get through plate armour they're not. The short sword is probably the most convenient weapon.
    Soldiers carry weapons systems. No thoughtful person would consider a K Bar superior to any sword. but the K Bar is a last resort weapon, and a utility survival tool as well. It can be easily carried on a belt or vest.
  15. The Catbird's Seat
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    02 Feb '16 21:521 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    Gun vs edged weapon

    [youtube]anEuw8F8cpE[/youtube]
    Actually, the advantage is overstated in the film. It is not often that a .38 round can stop a determined adversary in his tracks.

    Still that clip, got a giggle out of me, after seeing it many times.
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