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  • Foolish pride, integrity, and doing the right thing.

    I'm not quite sure why is this bothering me so much. Perhaps it's because it happened in conjunction with some other things in my personal life, I don't know, but at any rate I'm going to set the record straight. As many of you know, Bug_out and I got into a discussion on the AR-15 platform in the weapons section of this forum. We disagreed on pretty much everything. It's ok to disagree with someone but when pride gets involved we end up saying some stupid things.
    I made the statement that I made a 1.5 inch grouping at a 1000 yards with a .223 Colt M-16. That's 10 football fields. If you have any doubt as to how far that is, stand at the goal post and look at the one at the other end of the field and then multiply that by 10. Point in fact, it didn't happen. I have been through basic training twice. Once in the Air Force and once in the Army. I qualified expert marksman everytime I shot. I remember the Drill Sergeants in both making statements about my marksmanship but there were no such groups at a thousand yards. I remember making some tight groups, but maybe it was at 300 yds, maybe 100, maybe 50, I really don't remember.
    The point is, I got caught up in the heat of the discussion and I typed the first distance that came into my head and I got called on it and rightly so. Then as foolish pride often dictates, I stuck to my guns (no pun intended) instead of admitting my error. That is not the reputation that I want here. The next time I get into a heated discussion maybe I can think a little harder before I type and maybe get the best of my pride before it gets the best of me. So, I apologize if I have misled anyone, I can assure you that it wasn't intentional. I will try to be more dependable with my info and war stories in the future.
    Thanks for your time and this forum
    BBC
    The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

  • #2
    Well said and done, that was honorable.
    WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

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    • #3
      Cool! Works out better when we all are on the same team going in the same direction. BBC and BO glad you got it resolved...

      Anybody ready to discuss 9mm vs. 45?????:p

      Just Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:
      73

      later,
      ZA

      Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
      beat you to death with it because it is empty.

      The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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      • #4
        don't even get me started on that one, there's no comparison :)
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        • #5
          Bebop and B.O. that's huge on both of your parts. You have both demonstrated you're a cut above most and deserve your space here.

          Z.A. and Diesel I've never understood the 9mm vs 45. Why not just eat the whole bag of M&M's?
          ENJOY AND STAY SAFE

          TEOTWAWKI happens to all of us everyday. Always be prepared!

          P.A.W.T. = PROUD AMERICAN WHITE TRASH

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          • #6
            it takes alot to admit a mistake, good for you BBC! As far as .45/9mm, just get a 40s&w and be done with it!
            Acta non verba

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            • #7
              Beebopcop and Bug Out,

              I wasn't in the middle of this one, but I am heartened to see the conclusion.

              Beebop, seeing an error and correcting it is a real reason to be proud.

              Bug Out, not hanging on to trifles, especially with all the crises we face in the world, is a real reason to be proud also.

              Now, all we need is some '70s sit-com, lesson-learned, happy-ending music, followed by a fade to black.

              :D
              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
                followed by a fade to black.

                :D
                Fade To Black by Metallica

                Life it seems, will fade away
                Drifting further every day
                Getting lost within myself
                Nothing matters no one else
                I have lost the will to live
                Simply nothing more to give
                There is nothing more for me
                Need the end to set me free

                Things not what they used to be
                Missing one inside of me
                Deathly lost, this Can t be real
                Cannot stand this hell I feel
                Emptiness is filling me
                To the point of agony
                Growing darkness taking dawn
                I was me, but now he 's gone

                No one but me can save myself, but it's too late
                Now, I can't think, think why I should even try
                Yesterday seems as though it never existed
                Death Greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye


                Dang Fade to Black is depressing :( Don't think that is the "fade to black" you meant:rolleyes:;):D
                73

                later,
                ZA

                Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                • #9
                  Zombie...did you write that?
                  The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                  • #10
                    it's a Metallica song
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by beebopcop View Post
                      Zombie...did you write that?

                      No bbc, ain't that depressed :D :D:D Bet you was getting ready to call the suicide hotline for me huh???;)

                      Sorry for the confusion:eek:
                      73

                      later,
                      ZA

                      Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                      beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                      The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                      • #12
                        Zombie Axe, not to diss Metallica, but this is more what I had in mind, albeit, it was in the 80s:

                        Original G.I. Joe PSA 1 Getting Lost
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvRCmdNtUqM

                        "GO, JOE!"

                        :D
                        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
                          No bbc, ain't that depressed :D :D:D Bet you was getting ready to call the suicide hotline for me huh???;)

                          Sorry for the confusion:eek:
                          No prob. Just thought it was deep. My wife would have caught that, she's the metallica fan in the house. I'm more of a classic rock guy.
                          BBC
                          The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by beebopcop View Post
                            No prob. Just thought it was deep. My wife would have caught that, she's the metallica fan in the house. I'm more of a classic rock guy.
                            BBC
                            Tell me what you think of my stuff. www.myspace.com/thesilenthaze
                            "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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