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    Another weapon I like to use alot is a crossbow. Its silent. It goes through walls and things bullets cant. It can stick into the side of vehicles or buildings which can be useful for alot of things like improvised explosive arrows. It has different adapters like a grappling hook and rope. Also when hunting your kill will not take a shot and be able to escape. The arrow will be long and it goes through a series of muscles which wont allow it to run, same for people. Also unlike a bullet the target has no chance of survival. The arrow breaks into a hundred pieces inside them which makes surgery virtually impossible. Also you can take random things that are not even arrows and launch them from a crossbow. Things like flares, grenades, anything sharp you can find, a good apocalypse weapon.

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    Man. I'm seeing more and more 1911's out there.
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    I was a fanboy, but I have come to trust the Glock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yahweh_is_gracious View Post
    No personal armory is complete without a 1911. Just my opinion. A design over 100 years old and it still kicks butt.
    I've had a couple of 1911s.
    Found them to be unreliable PITAs and sold both.
    I'd never buy another one.
    Glocks are fun to shoot, but I can't bring myself to buy a plastic gun.
    The older I get the more my attitude becomes, 'just get the best and be done with it'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I've had a couple of 1911s.
    Found them to be unreliable PITAs and sold both.
    I'd never buy another one.
    Glocks are fun to shoot, but I can't bring myself to buy a plastic gun.
    The older I get the more my attitude becomes, 'just get the best and be done with it'.
    Sig Sauer.
    The glock I use at work has 12k rounds through it, no problem. What's good about Glock, it has no more than 37 parts. Sig has over a 100. Glock requires no lube, and is diswasher safe. Sig very much requires lube that will collect dirt and dust.
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    Ohhhh. Sigs tempt me. So do FNs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I've had a couple of 1911s.
    Found them to be unreliable PITAs and sold both.
    I'd never buy another one.
    Glocks are fun to shoot, but I can't bring myself to buy a plastic gun.
    The older I get the more my attitude becomes, 'just get the best and be done with it'.
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    They also work great against vampires.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infusion View Post
    Another weapon I like to use alot is a crossbow. Its silent. It goes through walls and things bullets cant. It can stick into the side of vehicles or buildings which can be useful for alot of things like improvised explosive arrows. It has different adapters like a grappling hook and rope. Also when hunting your kill will not take a shot and be able to escape. The arrow will be long and it goes through a series of muscles which wont allow it to run, same for people. Also unlike a bullet the target has no chance of survival. The arrow breaks into a hundred pieces inside them which makes surgery virtually impossible. Also you can take random things that are not even arrows and launch them from a crossbow. Things like flares, grenades, anything sharp you can find, a good apocalypse weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I've had a couple of 1911s.
    Found them to be unreliable PITAs and sold both.
    I'd never buy another one.
    Glocks are fun to shoot, but I can't bring myself to buy a plastic gun.
    The older I get the more my attitude becomes, 'just get the best and be done with it'.
    Sig Sauer.
    That's very curious. I put Sigs in the same category of reliability and appealing aesthetics as Hi-Point. Tastes differ among people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdichado View Post
    If I were you, I would consider the long-slide version for a little more barrel length and very little added weight. It's called a Glock 40.

    Not to be confused with any of the .40 caliber Glock models.
    Thanks for the video and advice. I seem to be leaning more towards the G20 for some reason. I’ve definitely been checking out the G40, but am thinking about just getting the G20 and dropping in a Lone Wolf 6” barrel to save a little weight (granted not much) and bulkiness. It does look a little odd with 1.4” of stainless poking out the end though.

    However, this would give me the capability of having a more compact firearm when no longer on the trip. All I would need to do is swap the original barrel back in. I would be sacrificing the longer sight radius that would come on the G40 by me doing that, but at least I would be getting the extra 100 fps or so that the 6” barrel could potentially get me when needed.

    By the way, that guy nutnfancy does make some thorough videos. I’ve seen a few of his reviews on some other outdoor/backpacking gear. DemolitionRanch has some entertaining stuff if you’ve ever checked out his YouTube channel. It’s just kind of funny how he also has another channel VetRanch where he takes care of injured animals as a veterinarian.

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    Glad you're putting this much thought into it! Sounds like you have a really good handle on what you want/need

    The G40 just has that "go big or go home" appeal to me.

    Nutn is great. His videos are of high-ish production value and he just seems like an honest guy. Nobody's paying him off to say great things or bad things. He gives his honest, well-tested opinion.

    Some more-knowledgeable friends than myself say he gets things really wrong sometimes, but that's kind of what I like about him in a weird way. He's as close as you can get to asking a buddy what they think about a gun, then taking it or leaving it.



    Quote Originally Posted by notbythesword View Post
    Thanks for the video and advice. I seem to be leaning more towards the G20 for some reason. I’ve definitely been checking out the G40, but am thinking about just getting the G20 and dropping in a Lone Wolf 6” barrel to save a little weight (granted not much) and bulkiness. It does look a little odd with 1.4” of stainless poking out the end though.

    However, this would give me the capability of having a more compact firearm when no longer on the trip. All I would need to do is swap the original barrel back in. I would be sacrificing the longer sight radius that would come on the G40 by me doing that, but at least I would be getting the extra 100 fps or so that the 6” barrel could potentially get me when needed.

    By the way, that guy nutnfancy does make some thorough videos. I’ve seen a few of his reviews on some other outdoor/backpacking gear. DemolitionRanch has some entertaining stuff if you’ve ever checked out his YouTube channel. It’s just kind of funny how he also has another channel VetRanch where he takes care of injured animals as a veterinarian.
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    From what I understand, Sigs tend to have poor runs with newer concept models.

    After the first run of them, they iron out the kinks and deliver a good product.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yahweh_is_gracious View Post
    That's very curious. I put Sigs in the same category of reliability and appealing aesthetics as Hi-Point. Tastes differ among people.
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    All this talk about guns made me want to go to the range yesterday (Sunday). They are (supposedly) open to the public from 1 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. I got there at 3:50 and they were closed. GRRRR.
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    Breaking news from the NRA...

    If you guys or anyone wants to get their hands on a US army surplus 1911, they will soon be made available for sale to the public thanks to a law that is about to pass. It says there are about 100,000 1911's that they need to get rid of

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2017...e-of-2018-ndaa

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    In the UK they banned guns, so people now just use knives, vehicles, vicious dogs, and acid instead.


    Acid attacker: Gangs target girls 'nine times out of ten' | Daily Mail Online


    It is a skewed debate in one way, because any discussion about guns also requires the death penalty to be in place for murder also. Without the death penalty, then society will be lawless.
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    That's my perfect 1911 for me. I'll never carry one on the daily. I just want one to appreciate the history and the design at home and at the range.

    Bellissimo.

    Quote Originally Posted by zeroturbulence View Post
    Breaking news from the NRA...

    If you guys or anyone wants to get their hands on a US army surplus 1911, they will soon be made available for sale to the public thanks to a law that is about to pass. It says there are about 100,000 1911's that they need to get rid of

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2017...e-of-2018-ndaa

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    In UK we are not allowed such guns, but my brother and I made a cannon once and it didnt half work well!
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    I hope you still have ten fingers after that.

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    In UK we are not allowed such guns, but my brother and I made a cannon once and it didnt half work well!
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    What happens when you ban guns.

    I'd rather my wife shot me dead tbh.

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    I got involved on the build to bring in some safety, so I insisted it was fired from a safe distance via a remote control made from old toy radio controlled cars. The cannon was positioned straight up as we didnt want the bullet (Which was about the weight of an apple or orange) to stray too far. We also wanted to have our bullet back as we didnt want to keep making them!
    We fired it from our safe distance. We heard the sound but didnt see the bullet leave the cannon. My brother was going to run to the cannon but I stopped him. I counted to ten slowly and then we walked over to it to see if the bullet was lodged in the cannon. We were there for about five seconds looking down the empty barrel and bang! The bullet came down right behind us less then two feet from us.
    On each try the same happened. Took something like 15-20 seconds to return and despite the wind, it returned within the area of the cannon straying no further then at most 10 feet! We had a few close ones as we assumed it couldn't possibly take any longer then it did to return. It didnt have a parachute effect as it was made without this in mind.
    I'm not going to give details on how it was made other then the radio controlled parts because a dare say one could do some damage if it didnt go to plan. I'm glad I got involved as though I tried to talk him out of it he was determined to try, so I was in between my mum who put pressure on me to ensure his safety and my brother who would do it anyway!
    It was an experience. Not sure how high it went though except to say it went through the clouds, hence why we could not see it, apart from the speed it left the cannon.
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    When I think of Europeans I think; enjoy getting raped by more and more immigrants and terrorists while you are set up to die and do nothing. Around here we dont speak of Europeans because you are an embarrassment to our race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGoat View Post
    In UK we are not allowed such guns, but my brother and I made a cannon once and it didnt half work well!
    That seems odd to me, that you cannot own firearms, but you can own and play with explosives?

    That is one "sport" I've never been interested in.. blowing things up. Cannons might be sort of fun, but I think I would grow tired of them quickly.

    oh.... and good for you guys, that the projectile didn't do any damage to you..... I did that with a bow and arrow one time, but that's another story....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGoat View Post
    I got involved on the build to bring in some safety, so I insisted it was fired from a safe distance via a remote control made from old toy radio controlled cars. The cannon was positioned straight up as we didnt want the bullet (Which was about the weight of an apple or orange) to stray too far. We also wanted to have our bullet back as we didnt want to keep making them!
    We fired it from our safe distance. We heard the sound but didnt see the bullet leave the cannon. My brother was going to run to the cannon but I stopped him. I counted to ten slowly and then we walked over to it to see if the bullet was lodged in the cannon. We were there for about five seconds looking down the empty barrel and bang! The bullet came down right behind us less then two feet from us.
    On each try the same happened. Took something like 15-20 seconds to return and despite the wind, it returned within the area of the cannon straying no further then at most 10 feet! We had a few close ones as we assumed it couldn't possibly take any longer then it did to return. It didnt have a parachute effect as it was made without this in mind.
    I'm not going to give details on how it was made other then the radio controlled parts because a dare say one could do some damage if it didnt go to plan. I'm glad I got involved as though I tried to talk him out of it he was determined to try, so I was in between my mum who put pressure on me to ensure his safety and my brother who would do it anyway!
    It was an experience. Not sure how high it went though except to say it went through the clouds, hence why we could not see it, apart from the speed it left the cannon.
    Holy cannoli! Its a good thing you didn't point it at anything, and an even better thing that it didn't go off when you all were looking down the barrel.
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