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Ballistic Humor

2005-02-20 00:07:00.095952+00 by meuon 6 comments

I recently acquired a nice Sniper-ish Colt AR-15 5.56mm 24" floating barrel, scope on rails, match trigger.. after a long hiatus from shooting, I am craving a day at a range or better. While getting boned up on things I have forgotten (and a lot: never knew ), I found the Ammo Oracle. It's extremely well done, rings very true and accurate, but also has some incredibly tongue in cheek humor pointing at the odder part of the gun-geek-nerd paranoid crowd. Some favorite quotes:

"What works in deer may or may not work in humans. The same goes for hogs, varmints, pigs, dogs, zombies (headshots only please), and aliens (particularly grey skins- go for the big eyes, not center mass)."

And another:

""SHTF" is an acronym for the "Shit Hits The Fan," meaning a natural disaster, a catastrophic breakdown in civil service, a military takeover, a New World Order, or an invasion by brain eating zombies that makes life an exercise in "every man for himself." (Also known as "The End Of The World As We Know It" or TEOTWAWKI--easily characterized as akin to a third NSYNC and Britney Spears tour.) "

Still, an excellent large single web page with an amazing depth and clarity to it.. if you are into such things.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 03:30:43.750406+00 by: ziffle

I envy your purchase - like to go to the shooting range on Suck Creek mountain sometime? I just had my unregistered Colt Model 1911 circa 1918 rebuilt.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 04:04:08.768294+00 by: meuon

Not been up that way in a long time, it used to be very 'rednecky'. We could aim for next weekend. (groan)....

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 15:36:04.641144+00 by: DaveP

Now you just need to get some fun ammuntion for it. Pretty!

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 19:48:48.164523+00 by: meuon

Circa 1988, I had a friend in Monroe Wisconsin that had a small factory making specialty tracer ammunition. Went to a 'night fire' event he had. Wow. What a sight..

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-22 12:41:39.628402+00 by: DaveP

Hmm. Monroe. Home of Huber beer!

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-24 20:14:48.300973+00 by: polly

ziffle..is that a single shot gun? there is an organization called the Single Action Shooters Society (SASS) that does the "old-timey" cowboy shoots, full cowboy regalia and authentic single action weapons. very interesting to watch and participate in. they also do the mounted (on horse for geek fyi) shooting...real neat to watch. locally in chattanooga the shoots are held the third saturday at my sister's farm. you can go to her website for more info if this is up your alley....www.mysterydogranch.com please let me know if you need any more info or are interested.