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    Talking The manliest firearms

    10 Manliest Firearms: by Michael Z. Williamson, SMLE, Mosin-Nagant M44, Swiss K31 Carbine, Remington 870

    THE TEN MANLIEST FIREARMS
    by Guest Author, Crazy Einar

    This was a hard piece to write, because guns by definition are manly, except for Berettas, gold-plated TEC9s, .25 caliber pistols or anything made by the French. To simplify things, I have limited it to modern cartridge firearms a man might, can, and should collect and shoot. There are certainly other manly weapons, and you may have a different list. As long as the list contains nothing French, gold-plated, .25 or with pearl grips (which Patton correctly observed are the mark of a New Orleans pimp), it is a good list.


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    Nice article. I think I saw Pinki's AR15 there.

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    #1: Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle

    I especially liked the comments on the Barrett.

    It must suck to be a real man on the Left Coast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    I especially liked the comments on the Barrett.
    The comments were in error - What "Uncle Ronnie" really did was tell LAPD SWAT that if they wanted their rifle back, they would have to come to Tennessee and get it, after California banned .50 cal's.

    He said that California's law was unconstitutional, and therefore illegal - And he was sworn not to send guns to criminals

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    I'll take your word for it, but it sure made for some nice reading.


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    Michael Z. Williamson is a truly fascinating person, I love his books.

    A true libertarian, he is.
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    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    Excellent write up there.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    I'll take your word for it, but it sure made for some nice reading.
    Definitely - It's a great article!

    Here's Ronnie Barrett's two letters, one before he decided what to do with LAPD's rifle, and the second one where he tells everyone that he told the LAPD that they would have to come get it. It used to be posted on his web site, but he's in a fight with Hawaii now:

    Letter from Barrett firearms to LAPD

    An Open Letter From Ronnie Barrett (Barrett 50 caliber)


    Many of you have inquired as to the outcome of the letter I wrote to Police Chief Bratten of the LAPD. Unfortunately, the chief's position did not change. He continued to use his officers in the same deceptive practices formerly utilized with the city council. These few officers testifying in Sacramento ultimately contributed to the unconstitutional AB50 law being passed.

    It saddened me to have to tell members of the LAPD SWAT team that they would have to send someone for their rifle, because I refused to assist anyone or any organization that is in violation of the United States Constitution. In turn, the department arranged to pick up their un-serviced rifle.

    Barrett cannot legally sell any of its products to lawbreakers. Therefore, since California's passing of AB50, the state is not in compliance with the US Constitution's 2nd and 14th Amendments, and we will not sell nor service any of our products to any government agency of the State of California.

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    Nice going Bratton, and right on Barrett. Does anybody get the feeling that Bratton was just a puppet hired on by the liberals down there in Los Angeles?


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    Good list but short. I'll restrict my whining to missing the M-1 Garand, Boer War 7mm Mausers, or the lever action Winchester 1886 in 45-90, and the Win. 1895 in 405 Winchester.



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    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    I get the feeling that PGG has a new Christmas list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    I get the feeling that PGG has a new Christmas list.

    Me too - I hear that the CMP is about to get in a new load of M1 Garands that they found stored overseas somewhere - Or they may have already gotten them

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    If you guys like him, support him by purchasing his books. The Freehold series is a gem.
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    But these things are total lies, and serve to point out that liberals are not men, and have no honor.
    Oh hell yeah. This is my new favorite person
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    So what are the 10 womanliest firearms?

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    .25 or with pearl grips (which Patton correctly observed are the mark of a New Orleans pimp),
    Which is why I replaced the pearl grips on mine with manly black plastic ones. Can't be on the same level as a N.O. pimp. I'm my own pimp.
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    Any list that doesn't include the M1 Garand, the BAR and the '03 Springfield just doesn't ring true as far as manliest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Any list that doesn't include the M1 Garand, the BAR and the '03 Springfield just doesn't ring true as far as manliest.
    You forgot the Thompson , Keith !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Nice article. I think I saw Pinki's AR15 there.

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    #5: Smith & Wesson Model 29
    #4: AR15
    #3: Remington 870
    #2: Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP
    #1: Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle

    I especially liked the comments on the Barrett.
    Arm the sheep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You forgot the Thompson , Keith !!
    Thanks for the catch!
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