the dissident frogman

16 years and 10 months ago

Friday open gun advice thread

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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Here's the pitch: my birthday is coming up, and since I'm hitting a new landmark in the History of Me — a two numbers figure with a zero at the end — I'm working out various ways to mark the event.

In the "it's now or never: live the instant" Department, I'm considering either taking a jump out of a perfectly working airplane, or a ride in a Lamborghini Murcielago — behind the wheel, and on a race track of course.

While that should fulfill my need for adrenalin, I'm also looking for something that will last longer, and I feel like offering me a boomstick to mark the occasion for the years to come — assuming the chute will open properly.

So here's where I put you to work: I'd like suggestions.

Guidelines as follow:
Up to you now. Show me the guns, show me the love.

Oh and if you don't know jack about guns, I'm thinking of having a few words engraved on my Rifle of the New Decade. Any idea?
  1. Well, I won't be buying that Lamborghini you know.



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2621 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

Inscription submission:

"Well, Hello!"


"I See You!"

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

2622 - canker

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W E Henley's Invicta has always inspired me:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced nor cried aloud:
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

Of course it's far too long, but how about the last two lines as an inscription? Or, if you're feeling particularly antsy, what about `My head is bloody, but unbowed'?

Whatever you decide, have a very happy birthday!

2623 - Blinky

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  • Blinky Omaha, Nebraksa, USA

Looks like there is some good info here. If you can't get an SKS, I like the 700 also.

As far as getting it engraved, go with an old classic : ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

2624 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

Why not borrow another phrase from the Army of Darkness? After all, it is a "Boomstick" you're getting.

How about:

"Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun."


"Hail to the king, baby."


"Klatu Verata Nicto"

or my personal favorit:

"Oooh! That's gotta hurt!"

Iwo Gina

2626 - Opus Rex

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Happy birthday, DF! Enjoy the jump!

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2627 - B-52 GUNNER

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How about a little latin:

Si vis pacem, para bellum

2628 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

'Para bellum' sounds like it should mean 'two southern ladies'

Para belli would be two southern chicks in a really bad mood.

If you want a kind of inscription that's a bit more than just a tag line, how about:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Or, you could shorten it to something like: With such as this, men oppose tyranny.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

2629 - Gozer the Carpathian

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  • Gozer the Carpathian


True enough Frogman. It is so futurisitic looking they're actually using modified versions of it for the new Battlestar Galactica TV show. So I can see how you might not want to use it. Still isn't a .45 enough to take down wild bore at Carbine ranges?

Oh, and thanks for the compliment on my site. I thought was easier for folks to spell than :D

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2630 - B-52 GUNNER

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Si vis pacem, para bellum translated means:

"If you seek peace, prepare for war".

I've always have been fond of this phrase.

2631 - Papa Ray

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  • Papa Ray West Texas

Well, I see I'm late to the party again...dang

Anyway, happy birthday and jumping from that airplane sounds the best to me. I did it one time on a dare back long ago. It was a blast.

Now to your other question. Go here: and look around.

I have one of the Legendary Lawmen .30-30 caliber. I paid a little less as you might guess, in 1978. It is a sure shot, really nice weapon. It feels like it was built for me. I have put thousands of rounds thru her without a problem or complaint.

I bet somewhere on that webpage is one that will fit you to a t.

Papa Ray