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Re: Help me!
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2015, 03:51:20 pm »
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..... one of my great regrets is never having had the chance to handle or fire a Thompson. 

I too had grand desires, but somehow as opportunities now present themselves, my aging corpus does not seem to be up to the task....

I "always wanted" a Martini Henry in .455-577.  Well, several showed up at the Pawn Store. I can hardly hold them up for the time req'd  to shoot them offhand!  I "Always Wanted" a proper Thompson or replica.... after finally handling a real one I decided they are just too blasted heavy (when properly loaded) as well....

I better send away for the Charles Atlas course before I cannot raise up my remmies.....

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Re: Help me!
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 04:31:06 pm »
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Understand the feeling.  Having totaled my right shoulder several times playing infantry, I can really no longer hold my pistol more than one or two stages a match, so I generally shoot both pistols with my left.
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 05:03:29 pm »
In one of the grand oddities of my naval career, in the late 80s the USN still had Thompsons in the inventory!  The USN was the last of the services to give up the 1911, (1993) so they carried the .45 Subgun to go with the ammunition supply.  Evidently the Navy never bothered with the M3, as they had plenty of Thompsons at the end of WW2, and sailors don't exactly wear small arms out.  So I did get to shoot a Milspec Thompson M1a1 in service.  I begged the Master-at-arms of the USS Virginia to let me try one.  Great fun!

Heavy beast true, but the weight comes in handy in full auto, surprisingly controllable.  Sailors carry things around in boats ennyways.  Like Ma Duece, a comforting thing to have around.
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2015, 08:07:25 pm »
On a ring mount from a moving track the Ma Duece T&E can be very accurate and deadly
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2015, 08:49:26 pm »
On a ring mount from a moving track the Ma Duece T&E can be very accurate and deadly
From the commanders cupola on an M1A1 with thermal sights it is deadly accurate way far away. ;)
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2015, 08:50:05 pm »
How did we get down this wrong road?
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2015, 09:37:56 pm »
True sadly as an infantry guy never had the chance.
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2015, 09:38:59 pm »
Road? Heck, this bunch takes off cross country like chicken feathers in a cyclone.
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2015, 10:09:32 pm »
 





Road? Heck, this bunch takes off cross country like chicken feathers in a cyclone.





    OK-back on track!!! :D



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Re: Help me!
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2015, 06:08:35 pm »
Well, got the new Thompson home.  KN series Worchester gun.  After the Cabelas card I won at the company picnic (Thank you Diamond Pet Foods) and a few discounts (Thank you USN) I paid $61 of my own money (Damn you state and federal taxs!)

Yeah, I'm showboatin' a bit, but c'mon!  I suspect I'll never be this lucky again . . .

Went out to the farm and put 50 rounds of my LRN handloads thru it.  No problems at all.  Off the shoulder at 50 feet you could cover all the hits with your palm.  A few from the hip were more scattered, but frankly I was mesmerized by the vertical puffs from the Cutts.

Take down was as I remembered, not hard, a little fiddly with the take down button sliding the fire control off. The tolerances on this one are very tight.  Well made, well machined.  Clean up very easy, thank you American Select.

I've got the military forearm on the way, be nice to sling this beast.  There may be a spring kit in the future, but its certainly manageable for now.  While the PPS will remain my primary Zoot gun, I can see bringing this out if someone sets the targets back a ways.  The Yangtze River Patrol beckons . . .
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Re: Help me!
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Re: Help me!
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2015, 07:11:08 pm »
I think there are some steel cowboys at Windy Ridge that may need to be subdued.....

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Re: Help me!
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2015, 07:51:14 pm »
It will make the trip.
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