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Posted: 11/26/2001 10:25:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 2:50:27 AM EST by Arock]
"Dressed To Kill"
"From Kabul to Kandahar, It's Not Who You Are That Matters, but What You Shoot"

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14195-2001Nov25.html

It is snowing in Hell and pigs are flying and The Washington Post has an almost unbiased article about firearms.

It's worth a read. I doubt you will ever see The Washington Post offer a similar unbiased firearms article again in your lifetime.

If a mod wants to fix the url do so.

Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:51:06 AM EST
Good Story.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 6:28:13 AM EST
That article is the sort of thing we should see ALL the time!

And the guy actually has a wit about him. I particularly liked "...the ever-present PK machine gun on its bipod, the former squad automatic weapon of the Soviet army; it looks like it was designed by drunken plumbers in an Odessa hotel room while waiting for the hookers to arrive."

Priceless!
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:21:09 AM EST
We talked about this yesterday. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=73041
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 8:42:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
We talked about this yesterday.



What do you want? Extra points for having a good memory, for being more observant of the content of the AR Forums than Goad, or are you just looking for an opportunity to piss and moan?

Far more annoying than duplicate posts are people who are compelled to point it out.

Link Posted: 11/27/2001 8:46:13 AM EST
Hugs and kisses to you, too.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:06:13 AM EST
Excellent!
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:23:13 AM EST
Very good article. I think I'll save this one.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:36:45 AM EST
What ??? Did aliens take over the Washington Post ?? Did anyone see any black helicopters flying over their biulding ?? This is pure proof of a right-wing conspiracy ! hock.gif
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:52:32 AM EST
It would be even better if the technical accuracy were improved. For example, the fourth version of the 'old M16' was the M16A4 which is basically a flat-top version of the A2. The '4' in M4 has nothing to do with what version of the M16 it is or is not.

BTW, just because he wrote this piece and is apparently the author some excellent novels doesn't mean he hasn't also printed some anti-gun garbage in the Post.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:10:50 AM EST
Check out some of Stephen Hunter's novel's. "Time to Hunt", "Dirty White Boys", "Black Light" and his best work .... but my damaged brain cannot remenber the name. Anybody read the one about the sniper framed for an attempted hit on the POTUS? Great book, and for all of the ATF types snooping ... number one, this is a work of fiction and number two, the hit was actually on a South American priest.
5'm assuming we all read since these forums are in written form.

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Link Posted: 11/27/2001 1:00:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By wiggy762:
Check out some of Stephen Hunter's novel's. "Time to Hunt", "Dirty White Boys", "Black Light" and his best work .... but my damaged brain cannot remenber the name. Anybody read the one about the sniper framed for an attempted hit on the POTUS?



"Point of Impact"

I do enjoy Stephen Hunter's books. He has obviously turned a neck or two in his time.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 1:28:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:21:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 1:52:48 AM EST by SIGmund]

Originally Posted By Troy:
Note that our own John Feamster was the technical advisor for "Point Of Impact." Now you know...

-Troy



And one of the Viet Nam Marines from "Time to Hunt" was named Captain Feamster.

www.wbanet.com/hunter/books.html

edited to TRY to link the url
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 6:03:30 PM EST
The Washington Post? Hell that reads like it was from Shotgun News!

Maybe we can still save this once pround nation from the Clintonites.

Link Posted: 11/28/2001 2:50:33 PM EST
The Post reporter apparently didn't think Eugene Stoner deserved mention.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:30:46 PM EST
Written by Stephen Hunter? Does that ring a bell somewhere (Dirty White Boys, Time to Hunt, Black Light, Point of Impact)?
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