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> To: > Date: 4/30/2006 2:22:43 PM
> I had a .308 (aka NATO 7.62mm) rifle, up until April of last year.
Ah, the infamous sell-off due to lack of funds. Been there, done that, and in fact have done so recently. 2 weeks ago, as a matter of fact, so I understand, fully. $750 (low)-$1,500 (high) worth of custom designed and custom finished bookcases, hand crafted and finished, for just $450. Originally made for Japan Depot/BCM&M bookstore.
>guy who dislocated his shoulder did so with an M-16. So even the
> 5.56mm rifles
> have a fair amount of kick to 'em.
Kinda blows my mind. I've fired a measly M-1 carbine personally, and they go off like a stick of dynamite, with great recoil. Makes your entire body move in response. I've seen a M-16 in action, and the shooter's shoulder moved only about twice as much as my friend whom I allowed to shoot my old Remington 550, which is just a .22 LR. M-16 DID sound like a shotgun next to my ear though, so maybe the shooter was super experienced and only made it look easy, instead of the task it might have been. He was in a sitting position at a bench rest, leaning into the rifle, fwiw.
> I once fired a 10ga., without holding it in close. I had a bruise the
> size of a saucer.
> I learned my lesson, and never had it that bad again... :)
You and me too, brother. -_^
BTW, I love feather weight .410s and will shoot a full sized 20 gauge if pressed to, but nothing heavier. Even a .410 has a pretty sharp kick to it if you use a feather weight, if you didn't know.
Apples and oranges--I find little or no dif between a 9 MM Kurz and a 9 MM parabellum/Luger in a pistol, except it's easier and quicker to reacquire the target with the 9 MM Kurz. Love the Sig Sauer 9 MM Kurz P-series. Lot more easy to get a great group than with, say, the Glock 9 MM parabellum/Luger, due to the barrel rise on heavier loads like the Parabellum/Luger.
Sig's quicker to bring back on target. Other than that, I love the Sig, but admire the toughness and ultra reliability of the Glock. If I wanted to be an "artiste" with a pistol, I'd get the Sig. If I was out slogging in the mud, or the sand, or hiking in the mountains where you can get a lot of dirt in your sidearm of choice, I'd chose the Glock. Not as easy to shoot, but as near as I can tell, practically infallible. ^-^
Sorry for rambling on.............
(fascinated by firearms, but personally owning only an inheirited one.............)