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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-18-2008 02:33 PM
travler37
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Originally Posted by jheldatksuedu View Post
Nix the shot shell pistol idea too.

Here's some info on the idea. Too much recoil, you'd have to load your own with almost no powder.

GECO flare pistol? - Yahoo!Xtra Answers

Shooting with a flare, even at close range, is not deadly. Google flare gun and you find a video of a guy shooting himself in the head with one, and basically just saying ouch.

Time for plan C......

I plan to stay away as much as possible but when you want to go everywhere it does create a problem.

Anybody know what plan C is...... I'm still thinking Jon
Buy this,
HK EFL Emergency Flare Launcher 19mm : Survival Gear at GunBroker.com

Shoot yourself in the head and then go drat.....
Seriously,I own this wepon and carry it for personal defence as do my children.NY State handgun laws suck.Relpacement rounds are avaliable if you look/ask enough.If the law pulls you over throw it in the ditch bag or the box with your jumpercables/oil..ect.if in the van.

Accurate to at least 10 feet if you practice with it.I would not want burning WP hitting me......
My Thoughts
mark
12-18-2008 06:39 AM
sailingdog Most cruise ships have stabilizers... so a few guys with Barrett .50 cal. rifles up high could have done a fair bit of cleaning.
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It was reported a couple of days ago , in the Australian media , that a cruise ship with several hundred Australians on it was surrounded by up to 40 boats , with up to 6 pirates in each boat.
The crew used water cannon to repel at least 2 of the attempts to board the ship , and the captain simply went to full speed , outrunning them.
That would have been the perfect opportunity to round up a hell of a lot of them , half a dozen helicopter gunships , with a Somali speaker on a loudspeaker telling them to shut down their engines , or be sunk , and it would be "all over , red rover ".
Rob J.
12-17-2008 09:47 PM
MyMilitaryYears2 They simply enderestimated the resources required to do the job, and were not able to fight effectivel without abandoning other efforts. You have to remember that while the British definitely wanted ownership of North America, it came down to what could be managed in the end. It's also worth remembering the size of the British isles compared to what they were defending.
12-05-2008 12:57 AM
poopdeckpappy Look into a Thompson Contender with the 410 barrel, what's cool about the TC is you can break it down if need be
12-05-2008 12:38 AM
jheldatksuedu
No shot pistol

Nix the shot shell pistol idea too.

Here's some info on the idea. Too much recoil, you'd have to load your own with almost no powder.

GECO flare pistol? - Yahoo!Xtra Answers

Shooting with a flare, even at close range, is not deadly. Google flare gun and you find a video of a guy shooting himself in the head with one, and basically just saying ouch.

Time for plan C......

I plan to stay away as much as possible but when you want to go everywhere it does create a problem.

Anybody know what plan C is...... I'm still thinking Jon
12-04-2008 09:19 PM
GBurton Yeah but with your boat you really just need an oar.....

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GB-

Last I checked, I wasn't carrying a spare engine.
12-04-2008 06:05 PM
poopdeckpappy South America and Mexico ( Pacific side ) is becoming a hot spot now, not to the degree as Somalia, but curisers need to take heed when headed south
12-04-2008 05:55 PM
sailingdog GB-

Last I checked, I wasn't carrying a spare engine.
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I can't believe this is coming fron you SD! You are the ultimate poster when it comes to anal preperation but you have a problem with someone else being well prepared
12-04-2008 05:34 PM
Boasun lThe most reasonable precaution is to totally avoid the areas where pirates abound. But if you have to transit those areas; Then having a Ma-duce fore & aft would be very reasonable in my books.


Ma-duce. .50 cal. Browning Machine Gun. It has the range on the RPGs.
12-04-2008 05:25 PM
GBurton I can't believe this is coming fron you SD! You are the ultimate poster when it comes to anal preperation but you have a problem with someone else being well prepared

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There are reasonable precautions you can take, and then there are unnecessary precautions you can take. I think it is a bit paranoid, and expensive to have an entire second diesel engine aboard in the rare case the first might possibly fail. Why not just bring a second boat along, in the event your first one sinks???
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