My favorite martial arts technique comes from noted street martial artist, Marc "animal" MacYoung and it involves survival in bars. Its called PIB-or Pitcher of Bud. If things are starting to get nasty, you buy a PIB and try to calm down belligerents with a round of beer. if that doesn't work you brain the SOB with the pitcher.
I was more into open back before the red dot stuff-back in the days where my Wilsom L-E accucomp was competitive in Class A (there was no Master or GM)
I shot next to Todd Jarrett at one of the big invitationals. His Para was doing ok that day
EAA had pretty decent bonuses. the barrels needed replacing every 6000 rounds (ie every month)
Timeline - The History of Guns Rifles and Machine Guns
1232: The Chinese who invented gunpowder (black powder) first used it in a weapon - gunpowder filled tubes aka rockets.
1364: First recorded use of a firearm - shooter lit wicks by hand that ingnited gunpowder that was loaded into the gun barrel.
1400s: Matchlock guns - first mechanically firing of guns. Wicks were now attached to a clamp that sprang into gunpowder that was placed in a "flash pan".
1509: Wheel lock guns - wicks were replaced the wheel lock that generated a spark for igniting the gunpowder.
1630: Flintlock guns - the flintlock did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of the flash pan and provided an igniting spark.
1825: Percussion-cap guns invented by Reverend John Forsyth - firing mechanism no longer uses flash pan, a tube lead straight into the gun barrel, the tupe had an exposive cap on it that exploded when struck
1830: Back action lock
1835: Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms
1840: Pin-fire cartridges
1859: Full rim-fire cartridge
1860: Spencer repeating carbine patented
1861: Breech loaded guns
1862: Gatling Gun
1869: Center-fire cartridge
1871: Cartridge revolver
1873: Winchester rifle
1877: Double-action revolver
1879: Lee box magazine patented
1892: Automatic handguns invented by Joseph Laumann
1893: Borchardt pistol - automatic handgun with a separate magazine in the grip
1903: First automatic rifle a Winchester.
Guns? Invented for the military. What does the military do? Let's just say its primary is not to go looking for turkeys. Try picking up a history book sometime my son, before zee Germans get here.The matchlock appeared in Europe in the mid-15th century, although the idea of the serpentine appears some 40 years previously in an Austrian manuscript. The first dated illustration of a matchlock mechanism dates to 1475, and by the 16th century they were universally used.
The Janissary corps of the Ottoman army adopted matchlock arms from Hungary gradually from the 1440s onwards. Improved versions of the musket were transported to India by Babur in 1526.
Last edited by Hatuey; 09-26-11 at 11:46 PM.
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