Monday, January 24, 2005

Misc Comments from the Old Man

Couple of miscellanious comments on the State of the Blog:

Nice scope, ugly gun.

On the spotting versus sniper question:
The question was regarding the MILITARY relationship: Do spotters shoot? If so, when? Is the training the same? Are they armed the same, etc. Do they train together from start? Any first hand experience would be greatfully accepted.

Personally, I would be a little pissed if I was assigned the spotting duty with the knowledge that I would never shoot. If that is the case, more power to spotters!

Range Report on the Thompson:
A Fun Shooter!!!
Not good for hunting, not good past 50 yards, at 25 it is a nail gun, punching a four inch hole with no target left with a 30 round clip (reminds me of the old carnival shooting galleries where you had to punch out the red star completely).
Rapid fire, even with a semi, makes you understand what "dying in a hail of bullets" really means.

Thanks for the .22 comments.

The Old Man

Hey I thought that you were a glass hater???

That laminate stock is a stock only its maker could love. As it is a Ruger I guess it is hard to find a replacement stock? There is always spray paint...

I am glad you are enjoying that Thompson. Ben tells me it is not very friendly for the lefty shooter though. Bummer that. As it is a fine piece of engineering.

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