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Old 06-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #11
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I,ve never had one of these weapons used against me in combat, but as for why i've owned them in the past............Throw one in the mud, fill it up with dirt and then pull the trigger, they still fire. Will your AR do the same?


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I,ve never had one of these weapons used against me in combat, but as for why i've owned them in the past............Throw one in the mud, fill it up with dirt and then pull the trigger, they still fire. Will your AR do the same?
Actually, yes it will


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When I was in the service the cross trained us to use these weapons in case we found ourselves having them as our only option should our battle weapon become unusable.

This gives you an intimate relationship with them that sometimes turns into a love affair.

Thankfully I was immune to their wiles, and still love American made weapons only.

However, I understand the why!
Thats a converted (Russian) Saiga in your avatar... You love american made weapons only?
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For my first SKS I owned (actually a type 56 from China) the guy that had it did not need it any more.

During WW 2, there were a LOT of Lugers in duffel bags. A lot of Arisakas made it back to the US. The Jews that settled Israel in the late 1940s were quite happy to get 98K's.

No, am not going to flame you- just have a different view- but I can understand yours. Knew a gent that was a POW of Japan. Would have nothing in his house that was made in Japan. As far as cars, he would walk before setting foot in a Datsun or Honda.

Like all of us, he had his demons to deal with in his way. You got yours, I got mine. It is what is is, bro- or as the saying was common among us old farts- it don't mean nothing.
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They've responded but you're only looking for replies that support your preexisting thoughts on the topic.

I'm a vet and have experienced loss. I think you're being dramatic.
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For my first SKS I owned (actually a type 56 from China) the guy that had it did not need it any more.

During WW 2, there were a LOT of Lugers in duffel bags. A lot of Arisakas made it back to the US. The Jews that settled Israel in the late 1940s were quite happy to get 98K's.

No, am not going to flame you- just have a different view- but I can understand yours. Knew a gent that was a POW of Japan. Would have nothing in his house that was made in Japan. As far as cars, he would walk before setting foot in a Datsun or Honda.

Like all of us, he had his demons to deal with in his way. You got yours, I got mine. It is what is is, bro- or as the saying was common among us old farts- it don't mean nothing.
Thank you, I appreciate the answer. There was actually some thought put into it, cane.

Good input!
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They've responded but you're only looking for replies that support your preexisting thoughts on the topic.

I'm a vet and have experienced loss. I think you're being dramatic.
Call it what you want, pal. I wanted responses from actual combat veterans, and I believe I've gotten two. Yours included. Wasn't looking for answers by trolls or dooshbags offering their insight on how I'm acting.
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I have been on the business end of a few so i will stand by my previous statement.
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I have been on the business end of a few so i will stand by my previous statement.
Good for you
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I served in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia and we had our weapons turned against us a few times. Do I hate the weapon, no the user yes. I lost many friends, and comrades as the rest of you have.


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