favorite 7.62 Nato/.308 caliber rifle everyone
same and I want mine back from the shop
FN FAL. The only answer.
My name is Ted. This is a gun blog. I am also available at flytedphoto.tumblr.com
"the OG operators are a sacred pack that roamed the wastes of the once somewhat calm guns tag. Twas april 2012, I remember Gunrunnerhell only having 3 or so pages of content. It was before colorado, before the tainting of the tags. the guns tag was just guns n roses clad hipster girls, Every firearm imaginable tagged as AK-47 and the occasional “blah im a 14 y/o white girl thats going to complain about something I can’t solve” so.. the few made the gunblr tag. they banded together and trolled the tags to almost extinction. then Gunblr prospered. It wasn’t large. It was a nice size community. The OG operators made the sacred CHAT. very few see the likes of any form of gunblr chat. wether it be skype, or the rather rare tinychat. the gunblr tag was actually filled with rather funny stuff! Wether it be /k/ related humor or Gunblr OC, the tag was as Holy as JMB himself.
RamblinProse in these times was even seen as an ally to all of gunblr, (explanation later)
I remember the day.
(because my dad was in the fucking hospital bcuz of the heart attack)
Nobody knew what happened.
The tags were filled with noguns.
We responded en force. CZ gained his vicious notoriety of verbally molesting anybody that wanted to Take away his 2A right.
We beat them back.
After aurora everything was different.
The tags didnt feel the same.
We noticed more and more small gun blogs coming into the scene wanting to post and/or Be apart of “THE Gunblr”* (*another explanation in itself, involving some faggot razgriz dude) gunblr shot up in popularity. I gained 1k followers.
Then shit got shifty, The 2nd age begun.
there were low points. no gun control bullshit to go around, just slight shit posting in the gunblr tag.
Then the noguns got there chance to pounce.
Not even minutes after news reports the guns tag was flooded with political bullshit. no mourning, just bullshit.
we tried our best but the guns tag was ultimately lost.
After the realization that tumblr for the most part did not like guns (SEE FAGGOT DR WHO POST RUINER)
we we just getting by, enjoying more or less whatever came on our dash, never “venturing into the tags”
in THE DAWN OF THE 41ST MILLENNIA gunblr is at its highest point almost appearing to be broken up.
The OG operators- the dominate iron fist of gunblr. what they say goes. Laughs/gets /k/ humor, never takes stuff to seriously.
The /k/ommandos- although the og operators have /k/ in there blood they tend to try to “break” the connection to 4chan, they try to be more polite. somewhat less “lol op is a redguard”
The fudds- shitpost on top of shitpost. posts in the gunblr tag without thinking, thinks cheeki breeki is the funniest shit ever still, basically thinks he is the ruler of the gunblr tag.
and then theres you. the common gunblrite. reading this saying “holy fuck guy you must be high as shit” well, goddamnit I am. You appreciate gunblr enough to like/follow everyone you see. you may have even been here since the beginning. you are the reason why I make posts like this.
Today is a good day to be a gunblr.
In JMB’s name,
get out there and FUCKING OPERATE"
don’t mess with me, biatch. #tbt. #throwbackthursday. #lol. #wtf. #badass. #redhair. #gun.
This is literally the first photo that has the words “don’t mess with me”/”don’t fuck with me” that I have seen on tumblr with good trigger discipline. welp this throws my hypothesis off. Kudos though on practicing safe firearms handling, respect is always due for that.
If their right hand wasn’t taking the photo, their index finger would be all over the trigger.
It’s not fair to assume that because of the way she looks, she might be a better shot than you. You never know.
Dude my sister shot my .22 better than my dad did. And it was her first time out.
You can all leave the internet this is the sexiest thing ever.
First of all if you shoot holding your fore-grip like that you’re an idiot.
This guy is probably a 1000x better at shooting than I am but he still looks like he’s trying to reach around his ass to hold that gun. Makes no sense.
That’s Chris Costa, he’s one of the most famous firearms instructors in the world. He worked for Magpul and now has his own company called Costa Ludas. As for the grip I think it its best suited for 100 yards and in. It squares you’re plates to you’re target allowing them to take the brunt of the hits. The extended arm also allows for precise control of the muzzle and for quicker transitions between targets. But that’s all subjective really so just shoot what works best for you
The point being, grip it however, just be safe and get out there and shoot.
I’m fairly bad at introductions so I’ll just start this off with a bit of information about my history with guns. I’m an immigrant to Canada, an avid shooter, a self-proclaimed amateur munitions expert, and a holder of a Minor’s Firearms License (This permits me to buy ammunition and posses, but not buy, non-restricted firearms here in Canada as a 17 year old; this license can be acquired at the mere age of 12).
Over the past few months, as gun control has become a popular topic of discussion, I’ve found myself more frequently hearing nonsense, misinformation, and flat out unintelligible dribble spouted by anti-gun individuals who have no history with firearms, or any knowledge on the subject. Terms like ‘assault weapon’ or ‘assault rifle’ are commonly accompanied by ‘high powered’ or ‘flesh-rendering’. A large number of people believe that many semiautomatic rifles are somehow more powerful than their manual action counterparts. In the interest of information, I’d like to point out a few things regarding how the media, the gun control lobby, and many anti-gun individuals portray the power of certain cartridges. This short essay with also cover the ignorance surrounding magazine capacity, and the uninformed and poorly drafted legislation that comes from that. So, let’s begin.
Pictured above is me with my SMLE No.1 MK3*, built in 1962 at India’s Ishapore Rifle Factory. It is more commonly known as the Lee Enfield, although this term is not the proper term for the rifle. The design of this firearm dates back to the late 1880s or early 1890s, and it first saw action against the Boers during the latter mentioned decade. It has been modified and upgraded since then, having been used by Britain and her Commonwealth in two World Wars, countless counter-insurgency operations in Malaya and the Far East, the Korean War, and everything in-between. This rifle was also used by the Taliban to drive out the Soviets in the 1980s, and has seen action in countless other warzones, and is still used today by Canadian Rangers, Pakistani and Indian border guards, and dozens of paramilitary groups worldwide. It was designed for the singular purpose of taking the lives of Her Majesty’s enemies, and in the hands of Commonwealth soldiers, fulfilled it’s purpose quite well. This is a dedicated military rifle, and yet it does not appear on any ‘assault weapon’ ban lists, and can be bought in Canada without a background check, registration, or any paperwork at all, really. The same goes for this rifle, just to make a point.
The SMLE fires from a standard ten-round detachable box magazine, although it is more commonly loaded by stripper clips, which are a much faster method of charging the weapon. Many media pundits have claimed two things; one, that semiautomatic rifles can fire up to thirty rounds a minute, and two, that a magazine limit could stop further shootings. It is somehow believed that this rifle, because of it’s manual action, lack of pistol grip, and bashed-up wooden stock is somehow less deadly than a rifle like an AR-15. However, this is patently false. During the First and Second World Wars, British foot soldiers were able to accurately fire up to thirty rounds a minute, including reload times and the half-second required to recharge the weapon after a shot. Inaccurately, a trained shooter can probably fire up to forty to forty-five rounds per minute, as demonstrated in this video by iraqveteran8888. A shooter with a lever-action or pump-action rifle can likely shoot far faster than this, as the motion to recharge the weapon is simpler and faster than that of my SMLE.
So now that we’ve established that a bolt-action or other manual action firearm can shoot perhaps on par with some semiautomatic rifles or shotguns with regards to speed or accuracy (And are indeed perhaps more accurate), let’s talk about the power of certain cartridges.
Shown here are three different spent rifle casings. From left to right, the 5.45x39mm (Fired by the Soviet AK-74/AK-12 series of rifles), the .223/5.56x45mm NATO (Fired by the AR-15 and M16 series of rifles), and the .303 British (Fired by my SMLE). Looking at these cartridges, it is instantly apparent that the .303 is not only longer, but the bullet has a far significant width than either the .223 or 5.45mm rounds. Many gun control groups, uninformed individuals, and media pundits believe the middle and far left rounds to be the most powerful cartridges available, and because of their military design, they are somehow far more deadly. All three rounds shown here were designed for their respective national militaries (5.56mm being American, 5.45mm being Soviet, and .303 British being, well, British) with different purposes in mind for them, during times of varying military doctrines.
The reason both the .223/5.56mm and 5.45mm rounds are so small is because they are not inherently designed for killing; of course, any bullet will kill you if it strikes you in the head or an immediately vital organ like the heart. These two cartridges were designed to wound enemy soldiers, fragmenting or tumbling in their bodies and making treatment more time consuming and expensive, and increasing the time needed to recover. The reason for this was entirely logistical - the cost of burying a corpse is minimal, but intentionally draining enemy medical supplies, and pulling much-needed medical technicians away from the frontlines to treat the wounded is extremely expensive, both in manpower and monetary cost. They were cartridges designed for an all-out Cold War gone hot scenario, where a war of attrition was likely inevitable. On the other hand, the .303 British cartridge was designed for long range fire and total killing power (As a trend, military cartridges have decreased in size to increase the amount of rounds carried by each soldier) as compared to the relatively small and wound-oriented modern military casings used by the oh-so-reviled AR-15 or AK-74. Shooting someone with a .303 would likely kill them by the size of the cartridge alone, not to mention the massive increase in kinetic force (2,800ft/lbs) compared to the AR-15’s .223/5.56mm cartridge (1,200ft/lbs). In the book Black Hawk Down, the author describes the M16A2, firing the 5.56x45mm round, not having enough power to take down drugged-up Somalian militiamen with a single shot. Many servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan have reported shooting Taliban soldiers with their 5.56mm service rifles, only for them to continue fighting. As a matter of fact, the reason it’s illegal in some states to hunt large game with .223/5.56mm rifles like the AR-15 or Mini-14, is because it’s not likely enough to kill them with a single shot, which is considered inhumane.
“So if the .303 is so massive, is it the largest cartridge available? So what makes assault weapons so deadly?” you may ask. Well, with regards to the latter question, an ‘assault weapon’ is simply a term used to describe semiautomatic rifles, pistols, or shotguns that look like their fully-automatic military counterparts, which have been illegal since the implementation of the 1934 National Firearms Act. Many ‘assault weapons’ are actually semiautomatic rifles that have never seen military service, or saw military service in the first half of the 20th century. Rifles from as early as 1916 would be banned by assault weapons legislation because of their bayonet lugs. When was the last time you heard about a mass bayoneting? What makes any weapon more of less dangerous, from a sword, to an AR-15, to a bolt-action hunting rifle, is the person wielding it, their intent, and their proficiency with that weapon system. The Clackamas Mall Shooter was only able to kill two people before he found himself not only confronted by an individual with a legal concealed weapon, but also a malfunction he was unable to clear; with the same weapons system, Adam Lanza killed twenty-seven people. With fertilizer, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people, and Andrew Kehoe (Who claims the highest bodycount for any school massacre) killed 44. No weapon in inherently more dangerous than any other, as all firearms, though they may appear differently, function practically the same at a general level. What matters is who is wielding it, their intent, and their level of training.
With regards to the first question regarding the size of the .303, on the far left (What I’m pointing at) is my .303 compared to a 1870s military cartridge (Second-from-left, .45-70 Government), a hunting cartridge (Third-from-left, 7mm Remington Magnum), and a shotgun shell (Right, 12 Gauge). Every single one of these is more powerful than my .303, in respect to kinetic energy, velocity, or size. To compare a shotgun slug to the AR-15’s round (.223 compared to the shotgun’s .720) truly shows how inaccurate the reports of the AR-15’s ‘immense power’ are.
To conclude, before you start talking about the power of ‘assault weapons’ or their deadliness, I would suggest you do your own research. Lying or refusing to accept facts regarding firearms to fit your agenda, pro or anti, is dishonest, promotes poorly drafted legislation, and creates a fear or total avoidance of guns that can lead to the spread of misinformation, safety concerns, or accidents. So if you want to partake in the gun control debate, I’m begging you, do your research, go to the range, and understand the laws of your country regarding firearms. Otherwise, you’re as bad as a Christian quoting the Bible as to why gay marriage should be illegal.
On a lighter note, I’m a horse.
|Teddy K:||Pfft I have 2 hands|
|Teddy K:||its like why would god give me a spare|
|Teddy K:||if he DIDNT want me to blow it up|
|Teddy K:||I'll carve piticanny rails into my stump|
|Teddy K:||Arm mounted masterkey|