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Topic: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr

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Hoojang

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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2018, 04:56:19 PM »
I spent many a day & night with a 7.62 M14 only to be issued an M16 once in the fleet. I much preferred the M14.

For home protection I have a Ruger GP100 357 mag and a Remington 870 12ga. Old school yet still effective...
For extremely close in my old NCO sword can be utilized, all the way to the hilt.... 
Hummm, would that make it an assault sword?
  

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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 05:06:01 PM »
used to have a S&W model 686 and a Ruger Blackhawk in 357... I don't think I EVER fired a single 357.  Always 38 Special... it was a LOT cheaper, and they were target guns anyway.  

ever heard of a 357 maximum?



I've never fired one- but watched a guy on the iron silhouette range doing so... they were LOUD.  most people who compete in those drills fire 44mag with the rare 41 mag or 45 long colt... some of those targets are as much as 200 yards out... that 357 Max is to a 357 mag as it is to a 38 special... it is a monster.  now, of course, 454 casull, 460 and 500 S&W Mags have infiltrated those competitions.... it is an expensive hobby.

you'll find Dan Wesson's like this one at those meets:


or Smith and Wesson's like this:



or even ye' ol' COlt Python:


tell me these S/A's aren't beautiful:


it's a real specific genre of shooting... it's a 'So long as you hit the target' sport- and nothing quite ensures a target will 'move' as those chunks of lead moving downrange..    


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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 05:09:49 PM »
.357 Maximum is new to me.  I only know bits and pieces about guns so that's not a surprise.

I fired one round of .50 through a DE a while back, was not really fun.  Well, yes it was.

The old .22 magnums were kinda near, seem to have gone away for the most part.

I mostly shot my Ruger Mark II .22 LR for obvious reasons.  That one was/is accurate.  

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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 05:16:08 PM »
i had a ruger 45/22, which is a variant of the MkII, with a 7.25" bull barrel... it had a ten round magazine.. i could set a six pack of cans (debris at the range which was adjacent a dump) on the target table and back up 100 yards to the firing line... with ten rounds i was ensured to take six off the table free hand... that pistol was easily the most accurate pistol i've ever owned.  as a kid i would sit on the back porch with a brick of ammo and rip walnuts off the tree until there were none left- they were about teh size of golf balls and still green... they would blow up if you hit them dead center, but bounce free from the branch if you grazed them.  this was at likely 50 to 75 yards.  that little pistol never disappointed.  

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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 05:20:22 PM »
I'm at times amused that German companies like BMW and Porsche were so involved in production of Nazi war material, engines and tanks specifically.  The companies obviously survived post war and now are considered by many to be very hip cars.


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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »
it is kinda funny the term comes from the Nazi's... I didn't know that, actually.  I always figured an 'assault' rifle was a rifle being used in an assault. i didn't know the term was actually (officially) given to a less than modern weapon. 

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Re: WWII Weapons Systems: The German Sturmgewehr
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 05:40:03 PM »
I'm at times amused that German companies like BMW and Porsche were so involved in production of Nazi war material, engines and tanks specifically.  The companies obviously survived post war and now are considered by many to be very hip cars.


The story of how VW was revived from the ashes of WWII by a British officer is amazing.
ACVW's i.e. Hitlers The Peoples Car became the hip car and van back in the 60's.
They were cheap and somewhat reliable and that combination obviously overcame any animosity we Americans as a society held against our former foes.  

 

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