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Offline Humpy

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Think you are a pistolero ?????
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:28:03 pm »
  The last time I qualified with a pistol for patrol duty, I scored a couple of points short of master at the Wichita Police range, combat, timed fire course.
  Today I was accosted by several "wood bees " out by one of my sheds. I went to my, be all, kill all..............
  22 cal 6" Heritage pistol "wheel gun" loaded with CCI 22 frog shot "#12 birdshot" . If you think you can hit your target with reasonable accuracy, regularly, and can take on all comers, think again.
 If you  think you are good with your handgun,then you need to try these little monsters. I felt very proud of 12 for 1, at 2 to 4 yds.
 Lots of practice for me in the future.............. I can't hit a bee in the butt.
 They have no center mass.
 
 









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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 11:30:15 am »
wrong weapon ya gotta use a tennis racquet!

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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 07:41:51 pm »
Or an aerosol can.

Now hittin' that full can with a .22 might be exciting, as well.
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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 08:37:42 pm »
 @ WAKE UP: with a pistol,  Number one I wouldn't shoot a full can of anything, but I just think trying to get these little buggers is a lot of fun. I am not as good as I used to be because I just can't shoot a thousand rounds a year any more.
 The whole idea of the post is not to say how a good of a shot I am, but to try to add a new way to enjoy the sport of shooting a very challenging target.

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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 09:21:10 pm »
Years back, I recall some TV show talking about shooting wings off flies. Could have been Matt Dillon, out there in Dodge City. Could have been a movie, too.

Target practice was great fun when ammo was cheap. I was always content to place six in a football at 50 feet. Probably never shot more than once a month. I'd be happy to do that, these days.
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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 04:18:19 pm »
Hump, my friend. Why must I always have to come to your rescue ? You want rid of those pesky little dive bombers---call in the Marines. First I would call in a Phantom to drop some snake and nape---just to soften them up---then a few rounds of 155 arty to drive my point home---then walk some 81 Mike-Mikes , Hotel Echo ( High Explosive )  across their AO. After the smoke clears I would then send the Navy Corpsman up front to “tag’m and bag’m”----and to check for any remaining resistance !
 Wake-Up! might not agree with me on the last thing I would do. ;D

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 08:47:17 pm »
Hump, my friend. Why must I always have to come to your rescue ? You want rid of those pesky little dive bombers---call in the Marines. First I would call in a Phantom to drop some snake and nape---just to soften them up---then a few rounds of 155 arty to drive my point home---then walk some 81 Mike-Mikes , Hotel Echo ( High Explosive )  across their AO. After the smoke clears I would then send the Navy Corpsman up front to “tag’m and bag’m”----and to check for any remaining resistance !
 Wake-Up! might not agree with me on the last thing I would do. ;D
                                                                                                                                                                   I thought that I would do like the ROKS do, just cut off their heads and post them on a pin, then again, that couldn't even get onto Live Leak with that. Besides H.E. could hurt mama's garden.
 Thanks for guarding my 6 .

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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 08:28:29 am »
No doubt Navy Corpsman have done their fair share of taggin’ and baggin’ for the Marines. If I recall, many a platoon Sgt. kept a Corpsman close by his Radioman. Someone had to double check the Radioman to make sure the correct position was called in for the Phantoms. Calling in the wrong position gave a whole new meaning to the term ‘friendly fire’. Seems we also had to double check the LZ coordinates when the 34D’s came in to medevac the wounded.

But where I disagree with you Jarhead, is the last thing the Marines did after sorties you’ve described was to withdraw to LZ Stud for a little R&R and warm C-rats. And wouldn’t you know it, an area that had been secured at the cost of too many KIA and WIA was quickly re-infested by those pesky wood bees. Just no end to their persistence.

I always admired those Marine Corps television spots for recruiting, “The Marines are looking for a few good men.” My Corpsman friends and I would always laugh, “that’s damn well why the Marines use Navy Corpsman”.

Speaking of 6, watch yours Jarhead, I don’t want you running over anybody.
Humpy, keep your powder dry.
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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 06:03:49 pm »
Right you are wake-up. The corpsman always walked right behind the radioman.That is why when they needed a volunteer to carry the prick-25—I volunteered. I wanted the man with the Darvon's and bandages close by. Maybe I also thought that 25 lb radio might be lighter than all the ammo as an A-gunner for the “pig “, I had to carry. What I didn’t know was that the radioman---or “communication specialist” as I preferred to be called, walked right behind the leader whether it was the platoon commander, plt sgt or squad leader---so when the bad guys saw the radio, his goal was to take out the command,communication and corpsman all at the same time---yes sir, that volunteering wasn’t the smartest thing Mother Edward's baby boy ever did. The reason the Doc followed the radioman was so the poor soul wouldn’t get lost.
  Did you know LZ Stud’s real name was Vandergrift Combat Base ? They only started calling it LZ Stud when I got there---go figure. OK, that’s a big fat windy !!
 I have to agree with you that my beloved Corps is part of the Department of the Navy----THE MEN’S DEPARTMENT.
PS: The next time I’m backing out from the post office and you scream like a little girl, just to see me slam on my brakes, I’m getting out and putting an old time Kansas ass whup’n on your swabbie ass.Hell, I thought I had run over some blue hair !!

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Re: Think you are a pistolero ?????
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 08:13:06 pm »
Made me smile