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Old 04-25-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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Call me crazy but I don't care! I just watched "Battle Los Angeles" and that movies sure freaked me out. It wasn't so much the aliens but the invasion. Afterwards I thought to myself I need to get everything in and plan for the worse!!! Debating between the AK/AR systems and a serious amount of munitions

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Old 04-25-2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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The AK is cheaper, but the AR is more accurate and more adaptable to the "invasion" theory.

I have not seen the movie yet, but I have taken Red Dawn to heart since VERY early on in my life.

Yeah. I have extensive "counter-insurgency" weapons and ammo for all.

I think you will find that several members here feel the same way.

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I found it interesting how the marines were getting full auto out of 3 round burst weapons...

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Well if you go by the movie it takes them about 4 people dumping a full mag of 5.56 and following it up with a gernade to kill 1, so i would say get a AK, hits harder, or get a shotgun and bait them in close enough to lay the boom stick.

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Saw the movie and it was good although it was a little cheesy at points. Of course so was Red Dawn.
In the 80's or 90's the invasion threat seemed like it would be someone using com-bloc 7.62 or 5.45 arms. The AK would be a great choice for "pick up" ammo and arms.
Today I think the threat would more likely carry a NATO chambering. The AR is a great accurate and reliable option for a SHTF rifle IMO.
Although I'm looking to add a 5.45 to the collection soon

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granted some of the movie was not accurate it was a great cinematic adventure and that's all it is A movie to look at the scenario of Wrol or an invasion you have to look at logistics. Now you have to calculate weather or not an enemy can logistically proceed with a first strike let alone commence with an invasion on a coastal or by coastal scale at this time the only countries that could do that to us at this time or in the near future would be china and a combined soviet union. And then you have to look at sustainability if they would have the manpower after they invaded this heavily armed country with its extensive armed forces and then it's armed civilian population and then you narrow the field even more to china. Then look at economics would there be any benefit to the extreme loss of life that this all would entail and the answer is no it would be more likely that an enemy would try to break us economically first we are more likely to be taken from within than by an outside force

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Frankly, I'm not concerned with outside forces invading our Country. Anyway, if it were to happen, I believe they will be wearing blue helmets.

I believe that the socialist left in this Country is much more of a real danger.

I won't be going to the movie, although I may eventually rent it. In my opinion, with the exception of a few of our members, the destruction of LA would be a blessing to California.

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Kinda doubt we'll have an outer space alien invasion; the southern alien invasion is doing far more damage at the moment. Red Dawn was awesome, and I hate the thought that a remake is being done - it will be terrible.
I agree any foreign military here will be invited UN Peacekeepers, and likely the beginning of the end.

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Frankly, I'm not concerned with outside forces invading our Country. Anyway, if it were to happen, I believe they will be wearing blue helmets.

I believe that the socialist left in this Country is much more of a real danger.

I won't be going to the movie, although I may eventually rent it. In my opinion, with the exception of a few of our members, the destruction of LA would be a blessing to California.
I agree with that.
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Kinda doubt we'll have an outer space alien invasion; the southern alien invasion is doing far more damage at the moment. Red Dawn was awesome, and I hate the thought that a remake is being done - it will be terrible.
I agree any foreign military here will be invited UN Peacekeepers, and likely the beginning of the end.
I much more believe this country will first destroy itself from within, politics will lead to such a corruption of our system that a civil war will start. Timing is critical though. The economy will have to plummet even further than depression levels, essentials (not internet, but food and power) have to stop reaching people, and then there has to be a scapegoat (government, communists, republicans, facists, etc.) to target. People will then need to be motivated to polarize.

SHTF rifle, AR15 and AK47. ARs are light, and so is the ammo. If there is foreign backing, it will be with either 5.56 or 5.45/7.62 depending on the country. But I don't think ANYONE in their right mind would invade an America at war with itself. The aftermath is different.

During a civil war I'd lay low. Its the weakened America afterwards thats vulnerable to the blue helmets or some eastern coalition. Thats the day I fear. After the initial fighting stops...

To cap it off, Red Dawn is great (albeit corny in some spots) if aliens invade we are either set or beyond screwed, and California... I'm not even gonna touch that subject. Thats a whole other thread.
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