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Old 08-04-2012, 05:08 PM
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Why Motorcycles Can Be Dangerous For You


I heard her scream "HALT!".

Then, but not too quickly,

POP
POP
POP.


Me, I had my pants down.
I was crouched in some scrubrush
about forty feet away
from the bike.

She stayed with it
alongside the road.

I was dealin' with
the aftermath of a
roadside taco stand lunch
(from what day I wasn't sure, yet).

Well, I finished up fast and best
as I could- ran, cautiously, back.

Saw the pickup truck- no tailgate-
plank half way out the back and three
guys, like dots, between the truck
and her.

I started putting it together. The first one, a real BIG guy, was layin' on the ground in shock. No movin', no screamin', just lookin'.
Lookin' at where his right knee oughta be.

The middle one was down in kinda a ball shape with the back half of his head missing (well, actually it probably was right there on the gray roadway for that matter). He had gone down on one knee to pull his gun from his boot. Looked like he was lookin' down when he got it. Never saw it comin'.

The one by the back of the truck was on the ground howlin' all sorts of things but I couldn't understand any of it.
Anyhow, I was lookin' at a particularly viscious contraption next to him.
Two feet of pipe with about three feet of chain welded to one end. Someone had woven barbed wire through the chain. Someone had been very busy in the shop.
And, unless I was wrong, that someone was howling with a shattered wrist that made his right hand just sorta flop around.

Then I noticed her restocking her Kimber clip (them .45 rounds look real big up close, huh boys?).

Bein' the gentleman I am by nature I pick up her brass.

We mount and move.

Somewhere in the middle of fourth gear I think "You really never know what's gonna happen when you're out ridin' and you pick up a hitch hiker".

All in all though, things seem to be going well.

Now where shall we have dinner?
Hmmm.

[as told to Nick by Galloway]



Nick, you've gone and spelled vicious incorrectly.

Yes, Mr. Pierce, you are quite correct.

Well, aren't you going to change it?

Nah. Anyone that was gonna catch it has come and gone by now.

So now what?

Oh. Well, I was gonna let this part settle down the page and off into oblivion.

Then?

Then I was gonna post the next part.

Omigawd! There is more of this...this...this tripe!?

There is always more, Mr.Pierce. Always more.


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Old 08-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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I vote for Mel Gibson to play Piercy in a Mad Max sort of post apocalyptic thriller version of this. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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i searched for you.


This is all I got
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Here is the first part, Ms. Bot.
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to be great is to be misunderstood - don't know who said that but it rings true. and Nick you usually ring the bell - are you the clapper?
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to be great is to be misunderstood - don't know who said that but it rings true. and Nick you usually ring the bell - are you the clapper?

I nominate myself for the position of vibration/sound.
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Then I noticed her restocking her Kimber magazine (them .45 rounds look real big up close, huh boys?).

clips and magazines...
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Originally Posted by Mohican View Post
clips and magazines...
Yeah, I know what you mean.

I originally intended this for the uneducated (terminology and MIM Kimber sear issues) public.

Given the current firearm atmosphere in this country I ain't even sure if pushin' ahead with this novelette outline is useful.

That and Gallo ain't told me he got ink for his printer like he said he was gonna.
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The "current firearms atmosphere" in this country is not all it's made out to be, methinks.

Write on.
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Just watched a video of the RG14s from 15ft away from a target. Guy couldnít hit with one round.

Apparently thatís the gun Hinkley used to try and shoot Reagan (from that distance).

If heíd used a Glock maybe history would have been different. Maybe Jodie Foster would have become the first woman president. Dunno.

I guess the moral is: choose your weapon with care. And... donít be a psycho.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post

I guess the moral is: choose your weapon with care. And... donít be a psycho.
I just purchased a Remington 870 so the next time I get drunk I can go shoot some TV's.

So, I did, but maybe I am.
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I hear refrigerators are better target practice for shotguns. Well, vehicles are the best, but itís hard to find a fresh abandoned vehicle unless youíre a psycho. Then, the world is a target.

If you decide to go on a rampage send me your book first. Iíd like to read a final version before SWAT takes you out.
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[QUOTE=Prodigalson

I just purchased a Remington 870 so the next time I get drunk I can go shoot some TV's.

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Service proven tool since 1951.

Older TV's (I've been told) would implode due to their vacuum tube when being addressed with a high speed projectile. I seem to remember that a .22 caliber rifle was used.

Figure the new ones will simply crack.


Suggest you try slugs. The thump is satisfying and the fat thumb sized hole is a rewarding visual that mutely testifies ability to hit where you say you're gonna.
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I hear refrigerators are better target practice for shotguns.

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And here I've been intending to use them (refrigerators) for something to hide behind when being fired upon.

Imagine how foolish I feel.
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Service proven tool since 1951.



Older TV's (I've been told) would implode due to their vacuum tube when being addressed with a high speed projectile. I seem to remember that a .22 caliber rifle was used.



Figure the new ones will simply crack.





Suggest you try slugs. The thump is satisfying and the fat thumb sized hole is a rewarding visual that mutely testifies ability to hit where you say you're gonna.


Yeah, my Dad loves the solid slugs on a fridge. He has an Uzi too. Says they are fun on a fridge. The Uzi might be fully automatic, dunno. That, or he can wiggle his finger really fast.
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Yeah, Nick, it's that implosion/explosion combination that's the kick -- the sound is wonderful, although you can hear it better with a .22. The new TVs are a bore.

Part of what led me to pick up this 870 was finding a box with a couple hundred rounds of 12-gauge buckshot, when I was going through the stuff my brother left when he died. Figured I might as well use it.

And Tim, when you're a psycho the vehicle needs to be neither fresh nor abandoned.
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Part of what led me to pick up this 870 was finding a box with a couple hundred rounds of 12-gauge buckshot

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Thinkin' it wise to give the primers a visual check for greenish discoloration.

Would set aside any that don't look cool for one at a time with a wait in between discharges.

Would use the good lookin' ones for BANG-EJECT-BANG-EJECT-BANG- you get the idea activity.
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Yeah, these were sealed up pretty good. The iffy ones are ones it looks like he loaded himself -- things like chopped up sheetrock screws and other mangly shit.

I'll probably just shake the powder out of those and play with it.

The guy I got the gun from dropped off a spare stock today, to use as a pattern when I carve my own pistol grip. Don't like just cutting down the stock. Then I have to find an old barrel to cut down, and I'll have something useful around the house, and out in the field.

Of course, I'll only be shooting TVs...
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