You've got what it takes......http://www.rare-posters.com/5424.jpg
3 hours, 1 minute ago on How to treat your weapon
Just posted on the SOFREP thread, and while I don't agree with everything, the straightforward approach is appreciated on my end.
"Fortune Favors the Bold"
1 day, 14 hours ago on A Navy SEAL Sniper’s Perspective on Firearms Ownership & The NRA in America
Wow I really missed a lot of action... w/ 400+ comments mine is not needed, but here is one from somewhere in Texas:
I mentioned in the s/o box how I appreciated the no holds barred approach & straightforward talk. From my perspective, B. Webb really appears to shoot as straight in talk as he does w/ a .300 win mag. In any organization that is politically affiliated you find a boatload of "PC" talkers who (as Churchill put it) are "modest men who have much to be modest about."
One would be hard pressed to find someone who is this forthright and honest about his beliefs, and it is my belief that men serving the public in institutions (e.g. NRA, Congress) should be transparent about their thoughts and communicate in a clear and concise manner. BW is clear in this post, more details later would help the 'concise' part.
Glad he is willing to be proactive and not reactive, which is a rare quality these days.
As to all the posts regarding "gun training/safety culture" I must say that the most traditional and effective way is at the home. That means dad's, grandpa's, uncles, older brothers, and of course the talented women should be the primary way the younger generation learns about the use and safety of firearms.
Our mindset should not be 'what and how should we dictate society (whether you're in the NRA or Congress), but rather 'what and how' should *I* do to help those around me. No need to create a middle-man.
As to those not exercising your Rights I say this:
"Use It, Or Lose It"
P.s. @BrandonWebb Target is anything that smells like BS....might need to hold left a mite...send it!
1 day, 15 hours ago on A Navy SEAL Sniper’s Perspective on Firearms Ownership & The NRA in America
Didn't Putin just hold talks with Prince Bandar Al-Saud? Anybody know more about that?
3 days ago on Saudi Arabia Enlists Pakistan and Others To Fight Alongside Syrian Rebels
Thanks for the content on foreign SOF, Russia in particular. Keep it up!
3 days ago on Russian SOF Gear – Altyn helmet
@HM1 (FMF) Ret. @KineticFury @majrod If only I had a dime for every time I've seen it happen in these videos......
6 days, 10 hours ago on Mexican Cartels with M1 Killing AT Weapons?
@majrod @KineticFury thanks I didn't see that one. I'm sure you know but I've seen several Syrian armor videos (filmed by both teams) courtesy of Youtube & Liveleak...very surreal.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Mexican Cartels with M1 Killing AT Weapons?
The damage these can do to an SAA team T72 tank to put things in perspective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2TLS1sqMl8
6 days, 22 hours ago on Mexican Cartels with M1 Killing AT Weapons?
@Txazz +1 admit I usually ignore anything related to the assassination of JFK due to the polluted well of information and opinion.
1 week, 1 day ago on Why President Kennedy Was Likely Assassinated By The KGB, Not The CIA
@Old PH2 I know an "Iranian" who is now here in TX, he sings the song "God Bless America" but when asked where he is from, his eyes light up and says "Great Persia."
1 week, 1 day ago on Dealing with Iran—Turning Enemies into Allies
@majrod @KineticFury @Raihau I thought blue team had 400K + casualties. My bad.
2 weeks ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
@majrod @Raihau Wouldn't Lincoln 'take the cake?'
P.s. My compliments to Mr. Lang.
I would say this "Darth Vader" is a position that can and will be filled by others further down the line, similar to the title "007" it was Sean Connery but now it's Daniel Craig. Was Bush, is Obama, will be ______ in a few years.
Really it's just an "empire" with no accountability. That is partly because when there is no real leadership, there is no real objective, and no one to blame.
".thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander." Pretty sure this quote is a paraphrase of one by Yehuda Bauer, January 27, 1998.
... '"but in my experience the veteran voice on current issues, especially current black issues, is not any better than the rest of the uninformed commentariat community, and ofter worse because it carries with it the reputations, and implied knowledge, of former lives. Too often that knowledge is no longer relevant"
---- I totally understand what you're saying here, and have had some similar thoughts myself, but I think the site is very forthright about making the distinction of the op-ed style writing, so I'm not reading like every single word is universal gospel truth. To each his own...
Personally, considering the present state of being of our media and government, places like this are needed to break the status quo. Everybody has a bias, but I think 'REP is a step in the right direction.
SOFREP is what you make it!
This concludes my attempt to get you to reconsider.
-KF aka Matt
@joesig @LawyerHandle Quote: "I don't care: all I'm saying is that this site makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and I detect growing egos and growing self-delusion among the principals of this site on their expertise and opinions and level of knowledge about units they've never belonged to, esp. SMU and OGA."
As a civilian, one of the things that makes this site is the discussion between people with different mil/dod/etc backgrounds. They don't always agree and may do some things wrong, but so far this site is one of a kind.
SOFREP hasn't really dug into anything that is not current open-source info (except BA Rhodesian stuff!).
Like kiyabear said, good to have a voice like yours here as well.
*Note: I recommend reading the link if you're on the fence and as to the 7 downsides, "Purchasing an 870 Police or Marine Magnum will obviate points #1 and 2. So if you do decide to get a Remington 870, get a Marine Magnum. But let's get into the details"
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Remington 870 or Mossberg 500
Personally I'd go for the 870, but it's not for everybody. I think they're close enough in performance that it boils down to personal preference for most purposes.
That being said I agree w/ others and wish the safety on the 870 was identical to the 500. If I was buying as a gift for someone for "self-defense" purposes I'd probly go w/ the Mossberg.
Here's something to think of via http://jth8260.tripod.com/870.html
II. Downsides to the Remington 870, as compared to the Mossberg 500.
1. Installation of magazine extensions;
2. Installation of TacStar Sidesaddles;
3. Position of shell lifter;
4. Number of extractors;
5. Position of safety;
6. Position of slide release; and
7. Quality of finish (870 Express only).
@YankeePapa @KineticFury @SEAL76 We got awesome daily history lessons around here.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Where Did Special Operations Go Wrong?
"Civil Affairs would come out the next day, buy him a new door, and then we would come blow it down again that night."
Better or worse than glass-house drills?
3 weeks ago on Where Did Special Operations Go Wrong?