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Now that The Korean Peninsula is cooling down, where is the next major conflict between peers likely to happen?

The baltic? Siberia? Israel? Indo-Pakistani Border? SCS?
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>>40004636
>once NK achieved it's goal of getting nuclear weapons the sanctions and threat of action option became useless. Kim Jong Un is now trying to secure his position by improving his peoples living standards.
This. The nukes are to give NK some sort of guarantee that the US woun't try to murder them the moment they let their guard down.
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>>40005432
Ukraine would love to be part of NATO, but the existing members won’t let it join because that might drag them into a war with Russia. If the Russians tried to occupy the Russian speaking parts of Ukraine, they would face an ugly and prolonged US-backed guerilla war.

No one is willing to risk bloodshed because it’s just not a big enough issue.
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Now that the Syria situation is mostly done, and the NK stuff never evolved into anything major, I think that next up on the plate is Venezuela. There's enough material for the media to make a narrative about "muh oppressed hungry Venezuelans", plus Maduro seems like the kind of guy who'd pull a Saddam/Qaddafi with his oil exports.
Hopefully nothing happens though. Now that Bolsonaro is in charge of Brazil, maybe the world can just sit back and watch Venezuela crumble on its own.
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>>40005253
> China will seize the north resource area.
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I think a Naval/air war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is a possibility

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Why did the Romans had no long-swords despite their advanced metallurgy?

I was reading up on the history of long-swords and came across the factoid that the Chinese during the Han-Dynasty (around 200BC to 200AD) already had not only long-swords, but actual ~140cm large twohanders to cleave through cavalry and stuff.

All the while, Rome literally relied on spears and small little pokey Gladii in the dimensons of around 30 to 40 centimeters blade length.
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>>40008697
Most of their enemies didn’t even have armor.
Celts went in to battle practically naked when given the chance.
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>>40008834
>The anabasis was written by Xenophon. He was from Sparta.
Xenophon was an Athenian who was subsequently exiled and allowed to immigrate by the Spartans and enroll his sons in the agoge -- and lose one of them in battle, which is apparently why he stopped writing -- because that's how badass he was.

You need to reread the source material a little more carefully.
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>>39995802
The Roman legionary's primary weapon was his sword, the gladius. His two pilae (javelins) were there to be thrown at the enemy, mainly to literally get stuck in the enemy's shield walls and render them useless right before charging into the stunned enemy lines with swords drawn.

They didn't fight with spears like in a phalanx or whatever. Roman legions actually used this javelin/gladius form of combat to conquer the Greeks.
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>>40010863
>Celts went in to battle practically naked
Common misconception. The average Gallic warrior was better armed than a Roman legionary. Roman armaments were known for their low quality. And Romans were severely lacking in cavalry during the Gallic wars. Julius Caesar relied on Germanic and Gallic cavalry all throughout the conquest.

Roman success in Gaul is mainly because Caesar was a literal fucking genius master of warfare, politics and logistics.
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>>40008697
>produce more metal than great britain during industrial revolution
But that's wrong.

aka your gun gets taken from your scrawny little bitch ass cuz it's all you ever trusted and depended on

How fucked is everyone on /k / from a scale 1-10?
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>>40010758
U soi latte drinking bitch
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>>40010891
He probably draws on people who weren't actually fucking with him and they're just like wtf dude?
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5. I practice weapon retention with my friend who happens to be a lard ass. Also I carry a knife. I've take combative classes in the army and I have some (Limited marital arts training) How ever I have some injuries that make me a limited factor in a hand to hand fight. I suggest carrying a small fix blade that can be grabbed by your off hand.
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>>40010971
>friend who happens to be a lard ass
Good shit that. If you can spin a fat boy then you are GTG.
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>>40008846
>not carrying six handguns and a hatchet like a pirate
not gonna make it

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What guns do girls like?
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>>40010884
It's really unsettling how organically that thing stumbles. It looks like it's genuinly in distress and I don't think we should keep abusing it.
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>>40010884
We are 10 years from The Big One, and there's nothing that can be done to stop it
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>>40010913
Orisa mains.
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>>40010913
Tempting but I'm still gonna wait for my preferred waifu.
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>>40009459
It hurts

P230 edition

Pastebin:
>https://pastebin.com/gs6mLNik

Guide:
>https://www.scribd.com/document/382993265/gitgud-1-rev2-1

If you want to be monitored by the govt:
https://discord.gg/5GG87Uu

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>>40010667
>paint on the backside of that rear sight
>no paint on the fontside of the front sight
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>>40010667
So you can sight it when you're staring down the barrel from the other end, duh
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>>40009047
This is his containment thread
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>>40010657
1.7 irony layers (ILs)
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I bought my first hand gun its a hobo high point and I was wondering what ball ammo works the best on it or if possible can someone give me a list of what works with it and what doesn't pls its the 9mm c9 high point.

I just ordered a “pistol” from SanSwiss arms. What can I expect from this mountain-jew weapon? Are they as good of quality as they were years ago when sig owned them? I ordered one of the 553’s in 762x39.
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>>40008667
>refinish a collectible factory $5000 firearm

are you retarded?
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>>40008786
don't buy the blue one?
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>>40003732
why though? just because mountain jews?
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>>40008862
Unless you want the blue one, don't get it.
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>>40009353
>why though? just because mountain jews?

No. Because american collectors don't want the value of their pre-ban 550 go down.

What's the best loadout against a tribe of these?
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>>40009697
>mfw we'll finally have jobs in New Jersey again
DOW! REV UP THOSE CHEMICAL PLANTS!
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>>40010845
>Come in and try and peacefully get resources, build schools and learn the language
>workers keep getting killed by blue space niggers
Burn all smurfs
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>>40009697
Operation Ranch Hand II: Electric Boogaloo
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>>40009620
The Brown Bess. It worked once and by god it’ll work again.
>space redcoats blasting away at the aliens with volley fire
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>>40010845
There's probably two major reasons. First a lot of the kids here have built up their sense of self around guns, military things, things like that. So in this case the military looking guys are who they identify with, and who they will automatically root for. To do otherwise would be to risk a crisis of identity. And second we have a bit of reverse underdog. They simply like the feeling of power they get when imagining cutting loose with heavy fire-power against those who would be near enough defenceless.

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Never too old to ball edition

>Discord
https://discord.gg/wYHFJyw
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Took my PTR out today to the after installing the enhanced recoil buffer.

Holy shit, what a difference that makes. It felt like I was shooting my SKS, it was so soft. It was an absolute joy to shoot. I'll also never get over the fact that it flings brass literally across the entire range (~30 feet).

How does the buffer make that much of a difference?
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Making my jump to battle rifles after collecting nothing but 5.56 spitters.

Will you guys laugh at me for getting a RFB? Plz no bully.
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>>40010170
It's pretty onions, and pretty squishy.
Solidly suggest the PTR or build yourself a FAL or at the very least an M14 yet I'd say the M14 is the weakest choice despite being a m14 owner.
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>>39996942
Excuse you
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>>39999363
I've heard FNX 45s have an erratic ejection pattern that beats up red dots. This true?

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Howdy there partners. This here thread is for cowboys and cowboy accessories. To start this is my 1873 Winchester and my top-break revolver along with some accoutrements
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Any of you guys mounted shoot? Been looking at getting into it. My girlfriend trains and does rodeo shit so I constantly have horses and ponies to ride around whenever I want.
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>>40005393
I haven't seen these threads in forever, what happened?
I think Black Powder Ranger was still posting in the last one
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>>40009030
Old west guns with tang sights make my peepee hard. I fucking want a nice Sharps repro.
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>>40005393
I do want a SW no3 clone, but they are unreasonably priced.
I'd carry the shit out of one though.
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Any good coach gun companies besides CZ?

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Why does Glock™ get all the attention when this little fella is better all around and under appreciated?
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>>40004021
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>>40004105
I did too, and I called Glock who paid shipping to replace all parts and fixed it for free.

Did the same for a px4, 10/22, and a P2000 because I'm not a sneaky fag that lies on a Hawaiian Pork Roasting Forum.
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>>40007412
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>>40007597
Its literally a lock.
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>>40009689
It can't be accidentally engaged by recoil. It must be depressed and turned 90deg to engage it. You will need the key to do that. On my version, aside from the trigger, it is the only safety and serves as the takedown detent.

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why do lever acions still exist?
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>>40008321
>phoneposting
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This may shock you, but not everything has to be an ayyarr
Theyre famously good deer rifles, and allow for faster followup shots than bolt action
However, and this is possibly the simplest, but most common reason, theyre fucking fun.
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>>40008331
Inherited my grandpa's savage 99. Love shooting that thing more than any of my other guns.
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They're beautiful, functional, sturdy, ergonomic, and fun rifles.

What beats 14 rounds of .357 magnum as fast as you pump the lever?
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>>40006513
>>40006526
a lever will never be as accurate as an AR, don't kid yourselves

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Pictures of people who know nothing about either combat or guns trying to look cool, I'll start with a classic.
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>>40010991
when did john cleese join delta
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Weapons and vehicles
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>>40009517
Kek
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HtS
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Another anglr
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>>40006622
I feel like you'd need stitches after using this like 1 time

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This thread is for writing /k/ related stuff and the recommendation of books that are /k/ related


>It's been unscientifically proven that a lack of (you)s for writers can lead depression, alcoholism, story abandonment, and an hero.

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>>40000900
Oh damn. that was pretty intense. Nice western piece mate.

>>40006717
You're teaching us some wholesome values. Even if your story has a giant, fearsome... squirrel... Keep the good work up.

>>40007572
Nice stuff, man. Nice bit of Seuss Victor put out there. Like the poet warrior Ice Cube.
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>>40009207
The Seuss bit is supposed to be what victor hears when the plague doctor is around. Thanks for the input. This is my first story
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season-appropriate bump!
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbok_Radio
One thing that's always killed me about trying to write anymore stories taking place in somewhere like Rhodesia, is that there's not too many ways that I can find material and recordings relating to Springbok radio, which was apparently the first commercial radio service on the south end of the continent. There's very little to find, and like a lot of radio programs, there seems to be a very small sample size of their broadcasts which have either survived, been made available to the public, or been recorded. It kinda blows the wind out of trying to at least mentally attribute an aesthetic to the station, and in just about ANY story during it's run up to 1985, springbok radio would undoubtedly be present.

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Have you ever gotten an Article 15 /k/?
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>>40009065
No. trouble avoided me like CLP on teflon.
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thats a negative...looking to keep it that way. gonna be rough since im in korea but its really not that hard
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Roger. I delegated my authority to a spec 4. The Specialist failed to preform. I was held responsible. Got a 30/30. NBD. My next assignment to an LRS was a success.
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>>40009065
Yes. I was a dumb enlistee and I ended up developing some weird medical that I kept putting off thinking I could muscle through it and in they end they just separated me after enough fuckups.. In hindsight, it was probably for the best.
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>>40009649
Me too brother


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