I have one in my garage right now, my son has a target set up in there.Anyone here use a blowgun and care to comment on it? I've been thinking learning/playing with one might be fun.
I think a blowgun... is sometimes not thought of as a "Weapon" by alot of people. I on the other hand, see these as dangerous and Lethal. I had one... When I was really little, and these things... these darts, dont just shoot out, they FLY out. I was shocked. These are dangerous but very cool!I have one in my garage right now, my son has a target set up in there.
They are very accurate and easy to use. I bet most people would be surprised what you can do with one. I always bought strings of beads and made the darts myself. The bead darts are not as effective as the cone darts but they are cheaper.
I tried to read this, I really tried. But that font doesn't do it for me. Somehow I noticed you used the word "clip" instead of "magazine".
Yes. I first used a 50 caliber 5 footer back in '92, when a Friend of mine turned me onto target shooting... we'd sit in an unheated unfurnished, unfooded house in the dead of winter playing 'cricket' on a dart board; waiting for the weather to break so we could get back out and do some scooter riding... Ahhhh, to be young and free and stupid again! We were pretty good with it; the darts were home made - marble type beads and good stiff wire.
I now own a little 3 ft model, 40 cal; and am still a pretty fair shot.
I prefer the spear type, 5" darts for the kinetic impact as well as the penetration factor from the needle sharpness of the flattened out spearhead, but the small type 'spikes' pack a good whollop as well. I'm sure that rabbits and squirrels and the occasional foul would be a dinner p[late, depending on the legalities of the respective hunters domain.
It's my plan to try to patent a new type of dart; no details until I get a good attorney, but they are awfully noville!
I have run a few searches and it appears that one can purchase actual Poison Dart Frogs on the net a few different places, the caveat is that in captivity they won't (claimed) produce the toxins due to the "in captivity" diet. I found that initially hard to believe because I saw a documentary or two where they were being kept FOR toxin extraction in a few Pharmo development laboratories. Then I learned just the other day that it is INDEED due to diet, it seems that they don't actually have their own toxin, that it is produced from the wide variety of insects that have THEIR own toxins, and after ingestion / digestion, that the minute quantities of toxic material from Central American: mites, fleas, mosquito's, yadayadayada, is assimilated and then developed into a secretion that is indeed deadly.
Very interesting stuff! Awfully expensive, for just a novelty though. I suppose one could re-numerate efficiently by a breeding / selling program... at $275 a mated or sexed pair... A 50 gallon terrarium set up could become quite lucrative!
Anyhow... Howdy folks!
Other weapon in home is a pretty clean and efficient KSI 9mm... Researched after purchase, it appears that it is actually a Norinco, 9mm Chinese Officer Sidearm reproduction. I've familiarized myself with it on the range and went through 2 boxes of regular target rounds; fairly quickly, under an hour, just to try to shake it loose and see if it would mis-feed, misfire or otherwise jam up.
It was a keeper.
Kept bedside now with a clip full of hollow points.
I hope to enjoy the site here. Being wheelchair restricted, I have alot of time to sit and peck, as I listen to Alex Jones scare the crap out of me each day, waiting for Coast to Coast A.M. to spring up at 10P.M. to help me through the lonely nights!
Peace u all... And if not, well then - center mass and keep on squeezing.