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Posted: 5/4/2003 6:18:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2003 6:19:54 PM EDT by DarkNite]
A drone of engines above your home cause you to turn down the "A Team" and go to your window. Floating downward is a full Regiment of Russian Descent troops. Looks like the balloon is going up, boys! Heading to your glass and wood gun case you select one of many yet-unrestricted firearms of the period...

What would it be? A .308 Galil or an Uzi 16"-barrelled carbine? An HK 53 or the faithful SP1? Or something entirely different?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:19:33 PM EDT
Plasma rifle in the 40-Watt range.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:22:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
Plasma rifle in the 40-Watt range.



Given that "Terminator" was actually a 1984 movie this answer does indeed qualify!
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:29:19 PM EDT
M1 Garand, good solid rifle to kill dirty Commie Fuckwads
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:32:39 PM EDT
SP1
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:41:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2003 6:58:54 PM EDT by Hokie]
Shiny chrome 1911 with the theme to "Miami Vice" blastin' away the brand new Sony cassette deck.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 6:55:25 PM EDT
I'd go for a matched pair...

An HK 91 or G3 for the longer range work and a matching HK 93 for the quick and nasty stuff.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:03:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:37:44 PM EDT

Shiny chrome 1911 with the theme to "Miami Vice" blastin' away the brand new Sony cassette deck.

Sonny used a Bren Ten (they're now on the C&R list, but good luck finding a magazine).
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 8:18:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/5/2003 8:20:00 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 8:42:06 AM EDT
Towards the end of the series he used a stainless 1911 in 10mm, one of the Colt Delta something-or-others I belive.

Um, what would I use? Pre-ban Para FAL STG58 with the folding stock... muhahaaa...
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 9:51:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
M1 Garand, good solid rifle to kill dirty Commie Fuckwads



I'll second that. I love my little tanker model, and it perks right along, spitting out c-clips left and right. Gimme one of those, a nice G20 glock, and I'll be set.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 5:10:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/5/2003 5:11:00 PM EDT by Hokie]

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Towards the end of the series he used a stainless 1911 in 10mm, one of the Colt Delta something-or-others I belive.

Um, what would I use? Pre-ban Para FAL STG58 with the folding stock... muhahaaa...



Oh well, I guess we'll always have that Miami Vice theme song! They can't take THAT away!

edited to add: although they probably should!
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 6:11:59 PM EDT
1984?

Id have a Sendra F/A AR-15 with as many mags as I can carry for just such an occasion.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 6:30:11 PM EDT
in 1984 it'd have been a squirt gun....I was 5 years old! But out of my selection today..25MN .22MAG. Light, detachable mags, can carry lots of ammo in a small pouch/pocket. 30/30 would be cool but it's lever action. P22 (supressed) would be good up close and personal. A 1911 would eb good "insurance" in up close and personal situations.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 7:58:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Shiny chrome 1911 with the theme to "Miami Vice" blastin' away the brand new Sony cassette deck.

Sonny used a Bren Ten (they're now on the C&R list, but good luck finding a magazine).




Originally Posted By Aimless:
Bren Tens are C&R? Damn that's depressing.

Hey didn't he use a 1911 (or something other than the Bren Ten) towards the end of the series? I wasn't really watching it then but I thought I noticed that in a rerun as I was flipping around channels.



Sonny Crocket had a silver slide/blackened frame Bren Ten that was in reality converted to fire blank 45ACP because it was easier to find blank 45ACP than 10mm, toward the end of the show, he used a S&W4506. New Bren Ten mags can be bought new from Tom Forest Inc, of Lake Forest, Calif. I bought one extra mag about 10 years ago, for my all-black Bren Ten for $125.

--

I would pick a folding stock & bipod G1/HK91
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 7:58:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Shiny chrome 1911 with the theme to "Miami Vice" blastin' away the brand new Sony cassette deck.

Sonny used a Bren Ten (they're now on the C&R list, but good luck finding a magazine).


He used a Smith and Wesson 4506 after the first season
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 10:49:35 PM EDT
Mauser M48:cuz I KNOW I can hit with it. Hard.
Sar 1 slung just in case the fun got too close
and my Blackhawk in 357.(again because it puts neat little holes in small oval shaped targets).
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:16:20 AM EDT
I guess I'd have to say HK91 or HK93, and an HK94 for backup. I can't recall if anyone other than Polytech was importing AK's at that time.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:51:57 AM EDT
You know, on and off the subject a little bit..In the DVD of Red Dawn, in the pull out it talkes about the making of the movie..When they shot the paratrooper scene, some of the jumpers landed way off course and wound up hung up in trees in someone's backyard begging for there life...

Could you amagine during that time trying to explain that you are not really a Russian Paratrooper, but just an actor shooting a movie. All the while holding an AK-47 in your hands?

I would never have belived there story and those actors would not be with us today!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:04:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
You know, on and off the subject a little bit..In the DVD of Red Dawn, in the pull out it talkes about the making of the movie..When they shot the paratrooper scene, some of the jumpers landed way off course and wound up hung up in trees in someone's backyard begging for there life...

Could you amagine during that time trying to explain that you are not really a Russian Paratrooper, but just an actor shooting a movie. All the while holding an AK-47 in your hands?

I would never have belived there story and those actors would not be with us today!



Considering it was 1984 (Watching it now BTD..DVD kicks ass) I bet a lot of people would have filled em full of lead! Shit the cold war was heating up righ good about then too....yep I'd have shot his ass on the way down, however a live "russian" grunt would have been a cool story to tell the kids about. I wonder who's yard he landed in?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:49:28 AM EDT
Let's see I could have used a SP-1 or a Norinco underfolder. Maybe a M-1 and a SPAS-12.

That movie really ruined the market for cheap military style weapons. After that movie came out evryone wanted a military style weapon of some sort.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:02:42 PM EDT
Something accurate. With that I can get any gun I want off dead BGs.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:22:32 PM EDT
G3 G3 G3. Or a SIG 550.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:35:23 PM EDT
1984, it would have been mini 14, moss 500, and Smith 39-2 9mm.

At age five, it would have been one of the shotguns in the corner. LOL
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:32:29 PM EDT

Bren Tens are C&R? Damn that's depressing.

They were just added last year. I did a search on Gunsamerica; they're not as expensive as I thought. Several NIB examples are listed for $1700 to $1800. You too can be a Sonny Crockett wannabe.





He used a Smith and Wesson 4506 after the first season

I don't think it was that soon. Maybe around the third season.



New Bren Ten mags can be bought new from Tom Forest Inc, of Lake Forest, Calif. I bought one extra mag about 10 years ago, for my all-black Bren Ten for $125.

OUCH!!! Good to know, however.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:23:07 PM EDT
Kinda looks like a fu@#ed over rebuilt CZ.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:34:23 PM EDT

Kinda looks like a fu@#ed over rebuilt CZ.

Well, that's kind of what it is. Jeff Cooper thought that the CZ 75 was the cat's meow, especially if it could be paired with the 10mm Auto. The buying public didn't share the same sentiment.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:35:41 PM EDT
Were there any AUGs in country circa 1984? (btw thats a year before I was born, hehe)
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:10:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2003 9:12:15 PM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Bren Tens are C&R? Damn that's depressing.

They were just added last year. I did a search on Gunsamerica; they're not as expensive as I thought. Several NIB examples are listed for $1700 to $1800. You too can be a Sonny Crockett wannabe.


He used a Smith and Wesson 4506 after the first season

I don't think it was that soon. Maybe around the third season.



New Bren Ten mags can be bought new from Tom Forest Inc, of Lake Forest, Calif. I bought one extra mag about 10 years ago, for my all-black Bren Ten for $125.

OUCH!!! Good to know, however.



Those guns costed (in 1980s dollars) $500-$600 depending on model, and $800 for dual caliber(10mm & 45ACP) model & $1,200 for a Jeff Cooper commemerative.

Bren Ten prices
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:44:30 AM EDT
The other mitigating factor to the lack of the Bren Ten's success was that it really didn't stand up very well to a regular diet of 10mm. Remember that back then only "full house" loads were available and the BT was already long gone before the FBI went poking around with the 10mm.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:51:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
The other mitigating factor to the lack of the Bren Ten's success was that it really didn't stand up very well to a regular diet of 10mm. Remember that back then only "full house" loads were available and the BT was already long gone before the FBI went poking around with the 10mm.


Yep, you're right. I was at my favorite indoor range shooting my Bren Ten with my downloaded 10mm(its equiv. to very lightly loaded 45ACP), and the darn extractor flew off! Oh man, I was scarced $hitless, because if I didn't find it, I would've been screwed because find spare parts is pretty much zero. I have stopped shooting it now.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:23:09 AM EDT

Those guns costed (in 1980s dollars) $500-$600 depending on model, and $800 for dual caliber(10mm & 45ACP) model & $1,200 for a Jeff Cooper commemerative.

And I can remember complaints that it was "too expensive" back in 1985 (when Ruger 77s were a paltry $250 and AR15s went for $300).
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:35:37 AM EDT
In 1984 I had only my mini-14 in a Butler Creek Folder, a SW 44mag and my trusty PPKs. Oh, I think I had an Ithaca Pump but that was a long time ago. I didn't get an AR until a few years ago. I surely would have killed a Rusky and taken his AK.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:34:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By az_larry:
In 1984 I had only my mini-14 in a Butler Creek Folder, a SW 44mag and my trusty PPKs. Oh, I think I had an Ithaca Pump but that was a long time ago. I didn't get an AR until a few years ago. I surely would have killed a Rusky and taken his AK.


I thought about it since I first saw the movie Red Dawn years ago. Why didn't the movie director and NRA director John Milius show people with ARs & Mini-14s? I think that Milius wanted to show that most people in the mid-west had only six-guns such as Patrick Swayze's SAA and hunting rifles.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 4:43:04 PM EDT
Mine would have been a Browning pump 12 gauge and a .22 Browning take-down.

They would have been good enough to take out paratroopers in the sky still.

While an AK would have been OK, I would be looking for a SVD. RPG's would be nice too.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:45:41 PM EDT
I would have taken my neighbor's boom box and played that crappy 80's music at full volume. The Russian paratroopers would have shot themselves..


or I could have went over to the twin's house and made a hairspray bottle bomb.. those girls still look cute..however it looks like they use less hair spray now....



in all serious, back then it would have either a Remington pump 22 or an 870.. that's all I had back then (hell I was only 14)
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:01:48 AM EDT
id run home and cry for my mommy as i would have been 3.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:10:23 AM EDT
I was 16 in 1984.At that time .But given the chance to shit and get, I would have grabed my fathers M14 and SP1, and Colt Commander .45 .And burned some AK toten ,commie bastards ass.WD
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 8:06:03 PM EDT
I was only 4, which means I would have attempted to run them over with my Bigfoot Power Wheels car and fend them off with my Voltron Sword!

I guess if I was of age back then, I would have used a Valmet in 7.62x39 so I could use Russian mags.
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 10:28:20 PM EDT
Well I was -2 so... I guess it would have to be something light like an SMG. Can you say MP5.
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 10:56:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZRH:
Well I was -2 so... I guess it would have to be something light like an SMG. Can you say MP5.


How about a 30cal M1 Carbine, a heck of alot cheaper piece of equipment and chambers a more powerful round. The 30carbine round has ballistics close to that of a 357Mag.
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 8:56:58 PM EDT
I was at flight school at Fort Rucker when Red Dawn came out. I even saw it at the base theater. You should have heard the applause at the end of the movie. I think everyone in the theater wanted to kick some commie butt that night. So I guess I would have picked a 2.75 inch rocket to stick up their butts! However, I was also very partial to a M16 with a 203 attached to it. 203's could always do the trick for me.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 10:15:05 AM EDT
since back then i thought the A-team was the shiznit and i was too young to own a gun, i'd want a full-auto??? mini-14. i guess nobody paid attenion to detail back then.

truth be told, i wouldnt be caught dead w/ a mini-14 in my hands.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:38:03 AM EDT
I'd grab an FN FNC.

It was in some movie, but I forget which one...
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 7:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
I'd grab an FN FNC.

It was in some movie, but I forget which one...



That would be "Heat".
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 7:15:56 AM EDT
I just started Basic in 1984.. so I guess I would have grabbed my M16A1.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 1:50:49 PM EDT
In '84 I would've had to use my bb-gun, because that was WAAAAAY before I got into real firearms. My Dad had a S&W 9mm, so I guess we could shoot a commie with that, then take his rifle.

I thought I read somewhere that Sonny Crocket carried a Detonics pistol?
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 10:54:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2003 11:03:28 AM EDT by TimJ]
When Red Dawn came out I was 19 and had been an Infantryman for two years. M-16A1 I suppose, although I had a tricked Mini-14 and an SP1 AR-15 to fight my way to the armory!

They also hand out at least one Mini 14 when they raid the POW camp.
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