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paulvonscott

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Re: Megazine 4.17
« Reply #15 on: 30 October, 2002, 05:21:23 pm »
Really enjoyed the first episode of bendatti, but it sort of wandered off.  In the end 'Crisis Story' is all I can be bothered to say.

A good TPO this month, this is what we want, watching it all go to hell.

Really enjoyed Radlander and Durham Red (nice surprise).

The rest I'm saving for later.

But that cover next week... I think Mr Barnes is taking the piss here :)  Just as well people didn't complain too much about the size of Dredd's package on the cgi issue, or heaven help us what the cover could have been.

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« Reply #16 on: 30 October, 2002, 06:40:08 pm »
where's TPO up to, history wise?

In Oz we just got 4.15 (?) going up to prog 500ish.

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« Reply #17 on: 30 October, 2002, 08:19:35 pm »
Hi Tuplang, we are now in the late 700's onwards territory.  That's Junker country.  Basically, the bad times and perversely the bit we all wanted to hear about.  

The drawers of mud is a revelation to look forward to ;)

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« Reply #18 on: 31 October, 2002, 03:11:17 pm »
"My favorite gun of the moment is..."

You have a favourite gun? Scary...

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And what's scary about having a favorite gun then?

As a sports shooter, I resent the implication that there is anything scary or wrong about having an interest in firearms.

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« Reply #19 on: 31 October, 2002, 03:32:10 pm »
++As a sports shooter, I resent the implication that there is anything scary or wrong about having an interest in firearms++

Me too, and if I could get my hands on some firearms I'd probably start with people who play lacrosse, before moving on to cricket and curling.

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« Reply #20 on: 31 October, 2002, 04:24:41 pm »
As a gun fetishist who frequently reads articles about elite special forces "slotting" people and gets all excited about specialist assault weaponry (hopefully with folding stocks, silencers, and all kinds of other complicated looking accessories) I resent the implication that I'm some kind of nut.

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« Reply #21 on: 31 October, 2002, 04:37:20 pm »
On the sad subject of guns, and knowing how much of a rather worrying military hardware buff you are, arthur, I couldn't pick your brains for some realistic-sounding ballistics dialogue, could I?

What kind of handgun bullet would make a nice big bloody hole in someone?  The more technical jargon, the better.  Something along the lines of, y'know, "9mm parabellum slug, with full metal jacket and something-or-other grain load".

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« Reply #22 on: 31 October, 2002, 05:03:00 pm »
try a controlled expansion, jacketed hollow point bullet, loaded to maximum velocity for the particular handgun you are using.  that should produce a nice mushroom effect on impact which would basically blow someones back off.....

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« Reply #23 on: 31 October, 2002, 05:19:41 pm »
...failing that, we could all put our handguns down and try to work through the situation as responsible and mature adults.

Shit, watched way too much Trisha.

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« Reply #24 on: 31 October, 2002, 05:45:40 pm »
Heh!

I know what your thinking.  is that a large handgun in my pocket or am i just pleased to see you!!

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« Reply #25 on: 31 October, 2002, 05:48:59 pm »
The big debate amongst American troops at the moment is whether or not the 9mmm hardball ammunition their handguns use is just too wimpy. Apparently it takes a couple of shots to down a mujahadeen, so many troops have taken to bringing along their own .45 handguns.

Americans gun nuts complain about calibre a lot, and I suspect its something to do with the gun-as-penis-extension. I also think a dislike of the metric system may be behind it, but I may be over interpreting there.

The fact that the military are restricted to hardball ammunition may be the cause of their complaint: It doesn't do any of that expanding-inside-the-body-to-the-size-of-a-dinner plate type stuff that controlled expansion rounds would do, the theory being that the aim of modern warfare is to wound and incapacitate people rather than knock huge holes in them.

More info H&K PDW or the FNP90 seem to be going for smaller, proprietry high velocity rounds which easly cut through body armour.

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« Reply #26 on: 31 October, 2002, 07:56:19 pm »
the intention of modern military ammunition is indeed to wound and not kill, therefore, tying up logistic supply routes in the rear looking after and transporting casualties.  this is why NATO dropped from a standard 7.62mm to 5.56mm Ball ammunition in the late 70's and early 80's.

it is true that the standard ball 9mm parabellum round is inadequate for stopping most targets dead in their tracks and i basically a trade off.  

current thinking is to issue fighter pilots with the H&K PDW (which i have fired incidentally and it's great!!) so that they have an effective combat weapon with a good supply of ammunition (it is small and lightweight compared to 5.56mm) in the event that they get shot down.  the common philosphy with the baretta and Sig pistols used in the Gulf War was to throw it at the advancing enemy in the hope it would distract them long enough for you to run away.  no practical use was really expected in detering possible captors....

Firearms lecture and NATO Policy statement over...