Schultz, what is your gat that shoots 5.7mm?
I will assume(although that tends to get me in trouble..:=))that
yours is a serious question which deserves a serious (and polite)
answer. The weapon is a Fabrique National Herstal 5.7mm
semi-automatic. It's a Belgian designed weapon, but FN has a factory in the U.S. that builds it for the US market. It's a controversial weapon, and the Brady Bunch(the anti-gunners, not the TV show)and other organizations tried to get the BATFE NOT to let this pistol be sold in the U.S. for a couple of reasons. 1) It has a 20 round mag and you get 3 of them so obviously you'll have more ammo(60rounds) than almost anyone else. 2) The ammo is very powerful and even the special civilian bullet that they sell has been known to penetrate a few of the cheaper level IIA Kevlar vests which is what they give to most cops, so you can see why they would be unhappy about it. and 3)The round has the highest muzzle velocity (1700 fps)that I have ever heard of in a handgun. In point of fact it was originally designed for a submachine gun(the P90) and it's a bottleneck cartridge which holds a crapload of propellant and the bullet is a spire pointed TMJ round. In spite of this, the gun has no more recoil than a .22LR. Think of it as a .223 on steroids. The reason I bought it is because it makes sense to me that if I need a gun to defend myself it means that, for whatever reason, the situation has gotten out of control and I need every advantage to come out of it alive. Statistically, people who win gunfights have a)a ton of ammo b)a very powerful gun that's still very controllable and c)a gun with a report so deafeningly loud that your opponent will be startled and demoralized. I have been to ranges where people jump when I fire my first round and then stare at me(outdoor ranges!)It's very powerful and scary gun. Unfortunately the ammo is somewhat scarce at the moment although that situation is improving now that people are not quite as afraid that Obama will try to confiscate their guns, it's becoming easier to get ammo because people are not hoarding it as much as they were. The panic buying has not quite stopped but it has slowed down, and as long as Obama doesn't open his mouth and utter the the words "executive order" and the words "guns, ammo, or 2nd amendment" in the same sentence everything will calm down again. If you would like details on the weapon there are a ton of forums on it on the web. I CAN give you price info though. If you're thinking of buying one, then outfit your wallet with a $1200.00 bill and don't expect any change back. I hope this has been helpful to you.
Who needs a semi automatic gun that fires about 6000 rounds per minute ... I mean just how heavy is a gun with 6000 bullets in it ... I mean really.
It's obvious you know nothing about guns. There is no such thing as a semi-automatic that fires 6000 rounds a minute, with a semi-
auto you get ONE round every time you pull the trigger, no more.
And no human could lift 6000 rounds of ANY ammo even .22 cal.
Jt6gR3hM you are just being silly as usual. For one thing Zimmerman is just what I called him, and he brought what happened on himself. And in the second place, I have carried a gun for 30 years just as I said, but I have NEVER pulled it on anyone, and the reason is I have not HAD to because I don't bully people.
Rickaroo maybe we will never see eye to eye on very many things but some of my views do parallel some of yours, and when they do I will say so. Some of my views are the opposite of your own, and when they are I will also say so. To be clear, I do not hate all liberals but extreme leftists do, and always will, give me the red ass. I don't consider you to be an extreme leftist because I can stomach at least your views on guns if nothing else. As to my post, I was reacting as I do when I read too many anti-gun, and anti-conservative posts. I lash out. I will probably continue to do that. I don't hate you, nor do I consider you to be an extremist. You may not have a similar opinion of me but I can't change that, nor would I even if I could.
Jesse said: YOU ARE BAT SHaT INSANE and you need to seek help before someone puts you in a hole in the ground!!
Well I've carried a gun for 30 years and I'm still here. By your logic I should be dead, so maybe I'm not as insane as you think.
Zimmerman is a coward, a liar, and a deranged lunatic... Admitting that he killed Treyvon Martin is not even close to "taking responsibility."
Rickaroo it occurred to me while reading your post that I have not,
to my knowledge at least, ever expressed an opinion of George Zimmerman. Perhaps it's time I did. My opinion of him, I am happy to say, parallels yours almost to a "t" as they say. I don't know if you remember it or not since I do know how old you are, but when
I was 10 or 12 instead of 62, and color TV had just come on the market, there was this cartoon show on Saturday mornings called "Deputy Dog". The main character was of course a large dumb talking dog who wore a western scarf, a 10-gallon hat, a badge, and a gun. He had a sidekick who was a small version of him of course, and he was always getting into gunfights with the "Bad Guys" and chasing them around trying to arrest them. We also had, during the late sixties a whole lot of characters who carried guns, and had false badges that they had bought at pawn shops, and rotating blue lights on the dashboards of their cars, and they got their kicks by impersonating cops and harassing people. Naturally, they were immediately tagged with the name Deputy Dog. This is what George Zimmerman is, a "Deputy Dog". And someday someone who will not stand for that nonsense will shoot him. I feel sorry for that person because he will have to undergo arrest and trial at the least for someone who is not worth it. And although they will probably be acquitted of any crime, they will still go through things they don't deserve to have to endure because of someone who is an absolute dick.
I don't know about other gun owners, but I NEVER forget where mine is. Right now it's holstered in the backband of my trousers with a mag full of 20 5.7mm spire point TMJ's in it and fresh batteries in the laser sight.
Jt6gR3hM: I am sure the Germans remember their defeat at Normandy quite well. However, it would be well for you to remember that we were simply lucky. Had Rommel had been there instead of in Germany, the reserve German tank divisions behind the coast would have been released immediately, and the whole invasion force would have been kicked back into the sea by "us krauts".
I don't know about the rest of you leftist amadans, but I own and carry a gun for the only valid reason there is. Self defense.
Now if you politically correct fools who don't want me to own one can get rid of the loonies who shot 10 holes in the side of my neighbor's SUV the night before last, I might consider another alternative. Until then, you can kiss my ass. I care nothing about political correctness either. It is nothing more than a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. And I refuse to give up my right to call a spade a spade, just as I refuse to give up my right to defend myself to satisfy you collectivist dicks.
"Useless stoners?" Why is it that every one I know who smokes pot is much more reasonable and lucid after they smoke a joint? If pot is so bad, then why do smokers seem to get things done without all the screaming and epithets? The people who scream "useless stoners" do nothing except try their best to castigate their opposition without offering any decent alternative solution to any problem. They sit and guzzle their Jack Daniel while English becomes their second language. It would be funny as hell if it weren't so sad. Oh, and BTW MAXIMUS I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat. I am a rational anarchist.