Originally Posted by bonney
Why did you bother with that heavy old, short ranged clunker in the first place? And were the VC wearing flak jackets? :-)
I think I can answer both of those! He carried it cause thats what he was issued and the VC only had the vests they took off dead GI's but very few were actual Commie issue.
The grease gun was a great tanker gun, mostly for putting heads down. If youve ever come out of a hatch in the defensive mode, you might find it a real friendly item to have, much better than a Pistol and a longarm was useless. It was still being used regularly in the early 80's because like the A10 thunderbolt, nothing to that point came close to being effective at doing what it did best, spray and pray!
As far as used PPE, I wouldnt be a fan, bite the bullet and buy new. Additionally, it wouldnt be a bad Idea to build a Bullet resistant glass cash register area, just in case. The life you save might be your own!