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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:02 pm

a while back ben Posted this




cant remember which thread, but the inference was there that this is a "typical" Gun owner


so i got to thinking....


by that reasoning clearly THIS



must be a "typical" Muslim


EITHER that OR our esteemed leader is like so many anti gun nuts a two faced lefty hypocrite.
applying one standard of "fairness" to one group and a different one to another.....

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:56 pm

I thought that was just a typical black guy - isnt a typical Muslim?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:44 pm

Vic, can you tell me where I implied that guy is the typical gun owner? Even if I was using that photo to connote guns (rather than make eddie blush), I would be using it to connote the typical gun nut, not the typical gun owner.

By the way, I own a gun. It's a Rock Island Armory 1911, looks almost exactly like this (even down to the grips) though there aren't any cut-outs on the trigger -- I think mine's an earlier model:


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Post by eddie on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:21 pm

I don't think either of those two pictures are typical of anyone tbh Vic?
One is naked and mad and the other is just fucking mad.


I have a huge water squirter. I reckon that would surprise any would-be intruder.

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:44 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:Vic, can you tell me where I implied that guy is the typical gun owner? Even if I was using that photo to connote guns (rather than make eddie blush), I would be using it to connote the typical gun nut, not the typical gun owner.

By the way, I own a gun. It's a Rock Island Armory 1911, looks almost exactly like this (even down to the grips) though there aren't any cut-outs on the trigger -- I think mine's an earlier model:


do you actually USE it (I mean on targets)

And sorry ben...that was a bit mean of me.....

but it did get the topic started....

see ben...over here its getting like this

I owned a gun but the liberalists said that made me a threat so they took it off me (and didge said thats great...its not necessary)
so I went back to my other hobby as a radio ham

and the liberalist said that made me a threat and they took it off me (and didge said thats great its not necessary)

so I went even further back to a hobby I had as a kid, and got out my old stamp collection

but because I was on benefits and my collection was valuable the benefits office said I had to sell it as it was an asset (and didge said thats great...its not necessary)

so now i watch jeremy kyle and act as thick as the rest of them


but you know.....one day you liberalist might want my skills, certainly as a communications expert.....maybe even as a marksman...but you know what.....I will have forgotten how....
and I'm as thick as you now.....so you can drown/starve/burn.....you know why??? (because victor recons thats great....you are not necessary)


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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:46 pm

eddie wrote:I don't think either of those two pictures are typical of anyone tbh Vic?
One is naked and mad and the other is just fucking mad.


I have a huge water squirter. I reckon that would surprise any would-be intruder.

I had to read this twice.........

first time i read I am a big squirter Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed ...............and thought yep that WOULD surprise any intruder Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:21 am

It's been a while since I've taken it to the range, but I've got all the basics down for what I need it for (home invasion). You don't have to be a great shot to hit somebody who can't get to you without walking down a long, narrow hallway Smile

Mainly, it's the vibe you get at a U.S. gun range these days. Every third person seems to be some scary future shooting-spree killer type, and range fees and ammo prices are through the roof.

For what it's worth, I wouldn't take away your gun, ham radio or stamps. I don't know if that makes me not a "liberalist" or makes you wrong on what a "liberalist" really is.

Then again, I've always been a bit unclear on what you mean by "liberalist" ... it seems to be a synonym of "social engineer" the way you use it, but a dictionary would say it's more like "a person who espouses a political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority." http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Liberalist

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Re: A random thought

Post by eddie on Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:53 am

victorisnotamused wrote:
eddie wrote:I don't think either of those two pictures are typical of anyone tbh Vic?
One is naked and mad and the other is just fucking mad.


I have a huge water squirter. I reckon that would surprise any would-be intruder.

I had to read this twice.........

first time i read I am a big squirter  Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed ...............and thought yep that WOULD surprise any intruder Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed


Hahahahahahaha lol!

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Re: A random thought

Post by Raggamuffin on Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:02 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:Vic, can you tell me where I implied that guy is the typical gun owner? Even if I was using that photo to connote guns (rather than make eddie blush), I would be using it to connote the typical gun nut, not the typical gun owner.

By the way, I own a gun. It's a Rock Island Armory 1911, looks almost exactly like this (even down to the grips) though there aren't any cut-outs on the trigger -- I think mine's an earlier model:


You own a gun? Shocked

I'm going to be really nice to you from now on. Laughing

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Re: A random thought

Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:05 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Vic, can you tell me where I implied that guy is the typical gun owner? Even if I was using that photo to connote guns (rather than make eddie blush), I would be using it to connote the typical gun nut, not the typical gun owner.

By the way, I own a gun. It's a Rock Island Armory 1911, looks almost exactly like this (even down to the grips) though there aren't any cut-outs on the trigger -- I think mine's an earlier model:


You own a gun? Shocked

I'm going to be really nice to you from now on. Laughing

Don't worry, it doesn't shoot that far

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Re: A random thought

Post by FluffyBunny on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:16 pm

Is there more gun crime in the USA where guns are legal Ben and what criteria does someone have to meet to own one?

I go back and forth on gun ownership. I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes if an intruder was to trespass on their property.

But I am glad they are not legal to own here,I can't really articulate why except to me more guns equate to more violence and more potential fatality.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:32 pm

Gun ownership is legal everywhere in the US. Some places have restrictions, that's all.

In order to assess guns you have to separate intention from opportunity. The rw is correct when they say, if guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. That's the intentional aspect.

But guns also pose an opportunity aspect. When you are angry or drunk you might have the intent, but without guns everywhere you don't have the opportunity. Make them legal, and suddenly you have the explosive chemistry.

Much as we like to think of ourselves as forever rational, we are not. The reason why nations who don't allow firearms in everyday settings are lower in gun deaths, is because there isn't a gun in reach every time you get drunk, or get into a domestic dispute, or a dispute with your neighbor, etc., etc.

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:03 pm

FluffyBunny wrote:Is there more gun crime in the USA where guns are legal Ben and what criteria does someone have to meet to own one?

I go back and forth on gun ownership. I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes if an intruder was to trespass on their property.

But I am glad they are not legal to own here,I can't really articulate why except to me more guns equate to more violence and more potential fatality.


eh?????  

yah dont say???


oh dear





one of my guns. A browning B725 12 guage under and over

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Post by Fuzzy Zack on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:09 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:Vic, can you tell me where I implied that guy is the typical gun owner? Even if I was using that photo to connote guns (rather than make eddie blush), I would be using it to connote the typical gun nut, not the typical gun owner.

By the way, I own a gun. It's a Rock Island Armory 1911, looks almost exactly like this (even down to the grips) though there aren't any cut-outs on the trigger -- I think mine's an earlier model:


Aah! That reminds me of my first gun. A Baretta 9mm. I was a Leathal Weapon fan.
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Post by Fuzzy Zack on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:11 pm

eddie wrote:I don't think either of those two pictures are typical of anyone tbh Vic?
One is naked and mad and the other is just fucking mad.


I have a huge water squirter. I reckon that would surprise any would-be intruder.

Bet my water squirter is bigger than yours. Evil or Very Mad Embarassed
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Re: A random thought

Post by veya_victaous on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:50 am

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FluffyBunny wrote:Is there more gun crime in the USA where guns are legal Ben and what criteria does someone have to meet to own one?

I go back and forth on gun ownership. I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes if an intruder was to trespass on their property.

But I am glad they are not legal to own here,I can't really articulate why except to me more guns equate to more violence and more potential fatality.


eh?????  

yah dont say???


oh dear





one of my guns. A browning B725 12 guage under and over

Yeah but that's just a tool, not like pistols which are for shooting people.
Similar bolt action rifles, not the same as semi automatic. If you are hunting you should be good enough for that to be fine

And you forgot is it typical gun owner or American gun owner geek

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Post by veya_victaous on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:56 am



I imagine english gun owners more like this Wink

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Post by Eilzel on Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:20 am

I love how the British gun owner stereotype has so much more class than the crazed cowboy American one lol Smile

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:23 am

Eilzel wrote:I love how the British gun owner stereotype has so much more class than the crazed cowboy American one lol Smile

Wellll...the jacket doesn't match. Green and brown. Echhht. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:02 am

I have that same exact hat, but in dark green; wore it tonight in fact Smile Though paired with a t-shirt and jeans.

Just a few answers/points ... I think guns (at least handguns) are made for killing people, I don't like them. It was way too easy to acquire the one I have now and the one I had before -- I bought them from friends, which is totally legal in Texas ... which is insane. (My previous gun was a much nicer Sig Sauer P220 which -- absolutely true story -- I sold in order to have more pocket money at the 2010 State Fair of Texas. Rain down your ridicule.)

Where I live, it makes me feel safer to have one than to not have one ... on my trip to Colorado I kept trying to figure out what felt so different, and I finally figured out that besides the incredible mountains visible from everywhere I went, it was the fact that I went days without hearing a police siren. Here, I often find myself pausing whatever I'm watching on TV in order to tell whether the sirens I'm hearing are on the show or just outside in my neighborhood, and I actually live in a pretty low-crime area.

Where I used to live, I would see police approaching a neighboring house with guns drawn. I'm just saying that it's so ingrained around here that it's not going to be something with a simple solution. I'd love to see more gun restrictions, but when you have a huge community of people who proudly call themselves "gun lovers" (still looking for the equivalent "hammer lovers" or "lathe lovers" communities), it's not going to be fixed quickly or simply.

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Post by eddie on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:33 am

Fuzzy Zack wrote:
eddie wrote:I don't think either of those two pictures are typical of anyone tbh Vic?
One is naked and mad and the other is just fucking mad.


I have a huge water squirter. I reckon that would surprise any would-be intruder.

Bet my water squirter is bigger than yours. Evil or Very Mad Embarassed


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Re: A random thought

Post by Lone Wolf on Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:28 am

victorisnotamused wrote:
FluffyBunny wrote:
Is there more gun crime in the USA where guns are legal Ben and what criteria does someone have to meet to own one?

I go back and forth on gun ownership. I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes if an intruder was to trespass on their property.

But I am glad they are not legal to own here,I can't really articulate why except to me more guns equate to more violence and more potential fatality.


eh?????  

yah dont say???


oh dear



one of my guns. A browning B725 12 guage under and over

Cool

NICE...

I know some people with guns like that, both friends and relatives..

(I'd prefer a pump action semi-auto' moi self, but our guvment made them illegal for general public ownership back in the 1990s..).     Suspect

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:40 am

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Eilzel wrote:
I love how the British gun owner stereotype has so much more class than the crazed cowboy American one lol Smile


Wellll...the jacket doesn't match.  Green and brown.  Echhht. Rolling Eyes

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NOTHING WRONG with green and brown, Quill ~ that's only natural, in fact...

NOR green and blue, or green and red, for that matter..


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Post by Lone Wolf on Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:47 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

You own a gun? Shocked

I'm going to be really nice to you from now on. Laughing


Don't worry, it doesn't shoot that far

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MY bows can shoot their arrows around 700 -> 800 feet (210 - 240+ metres..). tongue

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:06 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
I have that same exact hat, but in dark green; wore it tonight in fact Smile Though paired with a t-shirt and jeans.

.............................

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I HAVE one sitting in a drawer here that an uncle brought back from Scotland for one of my grandfathers, back in the 1980s..    


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Post by nicko on Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:13 pm

HAha ha ha ha, what a tit!
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:29 pm

nicko wrote:HAha ha ha ha, what a tit!

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:35 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
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Wellll...the jacket doesn't match.  Green and brown.  Echhht. Rolling Eyes

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NOTHING WRONG with green and brown, Quill ~ that's only natural, in fact...

NOR green and blue, or green and red, for that matter..


THE whole trick in getting the colour combinations looking 'right' and in harmony, is in finding the correct shade of green to go with those complimentary or contrasting colours.    Razz

Well yes, as I look at it again, it works. It's just that when I first saw the green over brown, I got the impression that it was dark in the closet and he grabbed for the wrong hanger. But it only works because of the earth tones; a forest green wouldn't work. But that's what you just said, isn't it?

Admit that blue and brown works. My bedroom sheets--at least one set--are of that combination.

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Re: A random thought

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:47 pm

veya_victaous wrote:

I imagine english gun owners more like this Wink

to an extent thats true

MOST "game shooters"
will wear smart tweeds, tie etc.

its part of a long standing tradition, that speaks of "respect for quarry" (which also includes humane treatment, quick dispatch of any wounded, and, by rights NEVER leaving a drive till ALL "runners" are accounted for) and its also "respect" for your landowner on who's land you are shooting

smart shoes may well be dispensed with if the footing is unsuitable, on our shoot wellies are often required, rather than optional...

However dont let the fact that most shooters will deress like this fool you into thinking its a "rich mans game " it isnt and the cost of a set of good tweeds neednt be extortionate.

there is a large disparity in costs for different shoots....

a SINGLE "driven day" (which I DONT do as I dont see driven birds as sporting) can cost as much as £2500 PLUS up to £80 per bird...

the shoot I attend is a "diy" syndicate and we pay £250 per year each, do our own "keepering" and have 10 "walked up" days per year

we normally only take a brace of birds per gun...so if there are 4 of us on a given day we only take 8 birds then finish for the day...and the birds are as we say "walked up...I.e flushed out from cover by walking through said cover (with dogs to help cover a bit more ground)

far more difficult that "driven birds", personally, I think far more ethical and damn hard work...

ON THE OTHER HAND....

those of us who do pest control all year round as well...are likely to be found in camo (or at least combat type greens) during that work.....(for obvious reasons...)

I'm often to be found dressed head to foot in green with a lightweight "viper" combat vest, quietly walking around hegerows or sitting under a bit of cover....

why a "viper combat vest"?

its lighter than a back pack...
Its got shed loads of pockets
for

spare shells
knife
priest
Ist aid kit
water (for me AND woofit)
sarnies
waterproof cape
phone
and a nice big mesh pocket for any "lunch" that just might "volunteer to quit this sphere"

and it keeps the load better balanced than a back pack...(and closer to you own body center of gravity)

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Post by captain on Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:26 am

Maybe one of the weapons above could sort this guy out. Need I say more, he may be contagious...

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:41 am

Nems wrote:
nicko wrote:HAha ha ha ha, what a tit!

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I HAVE no idea who that is !

I simply Google image'd "Tam O'Shanter", and lo and behold.. tongue

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Re: A random thought

Post by Lone Wolf on Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:16 am

victorisnotamused wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:

I imagine english gun owners more like this Wink


to an extent thats true

MOST "game shooters"
will wear smart tweeds, tie etc.

AND no doubt just what Victor and nicko both looked like back in their 20s and 30s ?

its part of a long standing tradition, that speaks of "respect for quarry" (which also includes humane treatment, quick dispatch of any wounded, and, by rights NEVER leaving a drive till ALL "runners" are accounted for) and its also "respect" for your landowner on who's land you are shooting

smart shoes may well be dispensed with if the footing is unsuitable, on our shoot wellies are often required, rather than optional...

However dont let the fact that most shooters will deress like this fool you into thinking its a "rich mans game " it isnt and the cost of a set of good tweeds neednt be extortionate.

£15-20 at your local charity shop, and you're completely outfitted..

there is a large disparity in costs for different shoots....

a SINGLE "driven day" (which I DONT do as I dont see driven birds as sporting) can cost as much as £2500 PLUS up to £80 per bird...

the shoot I attend is a "diy" syndicate and we pay £250 per year each, do our own  "keepering"  and have 10 "walked up" days per year

we normally only take a brace of birds per gun...so if there are 4 of us on a given day we only take 8 birds then finish  for the day...and the birds are as we say "walked up...I.e flushed out from cover by walking through said cover (with dogs to help cover a bit more ground)  

far more difficult that "driven birds", personally, I think far more ethical and damn hard work...

Those evil and despicable "Driven birds" practices, and the even worse USA-style "turkey shoots", are for the lazy crazy short-sighted scum-suckers who can't even shoot straight, even when sober...

ON THE OTHER HAND....

those of us who do pest control all year round as well...are likely to be found in camo (or at least combat type greens) during that work.....(for obvious reasons...)

I have some genuine camo' gear (i.e not fashion 'knock-offs') kicking around here, too..

I'm often to be found dressed head to foot in green with a lightweight "viper" combat vest, quietly walking around hegerows or sitting under a bit of cover....

why a "viper combat vest"?

its lighter than a back pack...
Its got shed loads of pockets
for

spare shells
knife
priest
Ist aid kit
water (for me AND woofit)
sarnies
waterproof cape
phone
and a nice big mesh pocket for any "lunch" that just might "volunteer to quit this sphere"

and it keeps the load better balanced than a back pack...(and closer to you own body center of gravity)

I have both a vest and a set of webbing plus several pouches among my 'kit' as well.
AND I don't even go shooting..
     


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Post by Original Quill on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:44 pm

Yeah, I've got a shooting vest, too. Someone gave it to me. Sooo loose. Hardly ever use it.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:43 pm

Smile

NEED that bit of looseness in there so that you can also accommodate the cooling vest underneath your shirt in hot weather, or the jacket over your shirt in the cold and/or wet, as well as the bullet-proof armour between your shirt and the utility vest..    

THE one I have here has a lot of adjustment in it's side straps, so it can be 'snugged' up nicely..    tongue


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Post by Original Quill on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:13 pm

Yeah, mine too as lots of side-straps. Still not for fashion.

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:04 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
victorisnotamused wrote:

to an extent thats true

MOST "game shooters"
will wear smart tweeds, tie etc.

AND no doubt just what Victor and nicko both looked like back in their 20s and 30s ?

you are of course quite right, we were (and still are)  country gentlemen of the highest calibre

its part of a long standing tradition, that speaks of "respect for quarry" (which also includes humane treatment, quick dispatch of any wounded, and, by rights NEVER leaving a drive till ALL "runners" are accounted for) and its also "respect" for your landowner on who's land you are shooting

smart shoes may well be dispensed with if the footing is unsuitable, on our shoot wellies are often required, rather than optional...

However dont let the fact that most shooters will deress like this fool you into thinking its a "rich mans game " it isnt and the cost of a set of good tweeds neednt be extortionate.

£15-20 at your local charity shop, and you're completely outfitted..


you aint wrong

there is a large disparity in costs for different shoots....

a SINGLE "driven day" (which I DONT do as I dont see driven birds as sporting) can cost as much as £2500 PLUS up to £80 per bird...

the shoot I attend is a "diy" syndicate and we pay £250 per year each, do our own  "keepering"  and have 10 "walked up" days per year

we normally only take a brace of birds per gun...so if there are 4 of us on a given day we only take 8 birds then finish  for the day...and the birds are as we say "walked up...I.e flushed out from cover by walking through said cover (with dogs to help cover a bit more ground)  

far more difficult that "driven birds", personally, I think far more ethical and damn hard work...

Those evil and despicable "Driven birds" practices, and the even worse USA-style "turkey shoots", are for the lazy crazy short-sighted scum-suckers who can't even shoot straight, even when sober...

now theres a truth if ever there was one....

ON THE OTHER HAND....

those of us who do pest control all year round as well...are likely to be found in camo (or at least combat type greens) during that work.....(for obvious reasons...)

I have some genuine camo' gear (i.e not fashion 'knock-offs') kicking around here, too..

I'm often to be found dressed head to foot in green with a lightweight "viper" combat vest, quietly walking around hegerows or sitting under a bit of cover....

why a "viper combat vest"?

its lighter than a back pack...
Its got shed loads of pockets
for

spare shells
knife
priest
Ist aid kit
water (for me AND woofit)
sarnies
waterproof cape
phone
and a nice big mesh pocket for any "lunch" that just might "volunteer to quit this sphere"

and it keeps the load better balanced than a back pack...(and closer to you own body center of gravity)

I have both a vest and a set of webbing plus several pouches among my 'kit' as well.
AND I don't even go shooting..
     

I could see the use of that kkit I have even for the wildlife photographer and or serious hiker. Especially since most of these "combat vest types" are capable of carrying a water bladder


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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:07 pm

Speaking of pouches, can anybody tell me the connection between Davy Crockett and the rock band Genesis?

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Post by Cass on Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:49 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:Speaking of pouches, can anybody tell me the connection between Davy Crockett and the rock band Genesis?

Phil Collins donated the biggest load of privately held Alamo memorabilia to the actual Alamo National Park.

so you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:52 pm

Yep! He's about to hand over a lot of items, including Crockett's ammo pouch (which I believe was found with four musket balls and two tortillas inside).

Actually got a press release about it today

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Post by Cass on Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:11 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:Yep! He's about to hand over a lot of items, including Crockett's ammo pouch (which I believe was found with four musket balls and two tortillas inside).

Actually got a press release about it today

howindahell did 2 tortillas survive this long? hes donated stuff before I believe .....I saw him talk about his obsession on a Brit late night show years ago......

you gonna go on a jaunt?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:15 am

Cass wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Yep! He's about to hand over a lot of items, including Crockett's ammo pouch (which I believe was found with four musket balls and two tortillas inside).

Actually got a press release about it today

howindahell did 2 tortillas survive this long?    hes donated stuff before I believe .....I saw him talk about his obsession on a Brit late night show years ago......

you gonna go on a jaunt?

Oh no, not this kid. I've seen the Alamo and more importantly, the gigantic line to get in, and people have told me it's really not worth the tour.

It's pretty cool though, photos usually just depict the chapel, but there's a whole complex of buildings around it (sorry if you already knew this), some really old oak trees, etc. -- here's the courtyard:




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I've always enjoyed the Kit Carson house,
Taos, New Mexico.

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Original Quill wrote:

I've always enjoyed the Kit Carson house,
Taos, New Mexico.

Idea

AS THAT house must be over 250 years old, it shows how well that Adobe ("wattle and daub"/mud daub..) construction techniques can stand up to time and weather.

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