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Given how self defense shootings play out, these seem to be the ideal.

Consider the following:
>the record for the most attackers shot by a concealed carrier, which has stood at 4 since 1984, was set by a guy with a 5 shot revolver and no additional ammo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_Goetz

>the only other documented scenario involving a concealed carrier shooting more than 2 attackers took place on a bus with 3 shots fired into 3 attackers
https://6abc.com/septa-shooting-teens-shot-on-bus-bustleton-avenue/6107263/

>reloads basically never happen in self defense scenarios, with John from Active Self Protection not finding a single example where a reload was needed across the tens of thousands of videos from all over the world that he's analyzed, in the comments he further mentions that he's only seen a dozen or so cases involving shooting to slide lock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0tst9-_pPs

>the average number of shots fired by police in shootings involving a single officer is only 3.59 (with a 51% hit rate), climbing to an average of 6.48 rounds total between all officers involved when considering situations with 3 or more officers shooting (with hit rate dropping to 9%)
Keep in mind police shootings regularly have much higher round counts than normal self defense scenarios and there are plenty of documented examples of police needing to reload, since the police need to worry about chasing people down in order to apprehended them.
https://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/117909-Study-reveals-important-truths-hidden-in-the-details-of-officer-involved-shootings/

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>>55386994
>>55386714
It would be cool if it was because they were developing a double/1.5 stack version
Don't worry I am not bringing this possibility up for any reason.
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>>55387039
The overall round shape with the cylinder and all makes it print far less than having a big rectangle in your pocket.
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>>55380994
Same here
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>>55389806
30 super carry is not for pocket pistols. Astronomically too high pressure. You will never see it in an LCP sized gun.
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A valuable accessory for concealed carry regardless of what kinda gun you carry is of course a small folding clip knife which we all have but ALSO pepper spray, something many (mostly men) don’t consider but it can be very valuable in giving you a bit of time/space to step back to draw your carry gun if necessary and in places that ban concealed carry, (like bars in many states) you still have something to defend yourself from a drunken attacker.

I recommend an ASP Palm Defender, which goes on your key ring (and is thus already in your hand when out and about and instantly deployable) and being small and nondescript, it looks like a penlight and isn’t bulky in the pocket.

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Starting to get severe nuclear anxiety over this shit. Please help calm me down. Tell me we're all gonna be ok. Tomorrow is the official annexation day and after that.... who knows.
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>>55396483
>Russia won't use nukes right?
The likelihood is fairly high that they will use a tactical nuke if their "mobilization" fails, and then it's a question of how the West will respond. Probably the response will be the heavy use of conventional munitions by the US on Russian positions in Ukraine.
After that if Russia targets any Western nation with a nuke then it's a full nuclear retaliation coming for them and they won't survive. But then neither will billions of other people.
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>>55396483
I embrace nuclear anihilation. mankind doesn't even deserve to be destroyed by external factors but by its own hand. and it will happen eventually
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>>55396483
I was talking to Russia and they told me they have no intention of using nuclear weapons except for a precisely targeted strike on OP
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>>55398211
Anon channeling the spirit of Von Neumann

>Von Neumann was, at the time, a strong supporter of "preventive war." Confident even during World War II that the Russian spy network had obtained many of the details of the atom bomb design, Von Neumann knew that it was only a matter of time before the Soviet Union became a nuclear power. He predicted that were Russia allowed to build a nuclear arsenal, a war against the U.S. would be inevitable. He therefore recommended that the U.S. launch a nuclear strike at Moscow, destroying its enemy and becoming a dominant world power, so as to avoid a more destructive nuclear war later on. "With the Russians it is not a question of whether but of when," he would say. An oft-quoted remark of his is, "If you say why not bomb them tomorrow, I say why not today? If you say today at 5 o'clock, I say why not one o'clock?"

>Just a few years after "preventive war" was first advocated, it became an impossibility. By 1953, the Soviets had 300-400 warheads, meaning that any nuclear strike would be effectively retaliated.

https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/soco/projects/1998-99/game-theory/neumann.html
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>>55396542
i've never understood nose rings
seems like it'd be nothing but a constant annoyance

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Given the reality of how little you really need in a handgun for real world use cases, why doesn't the 3D printing community fully embrace the memes and focus on multi color disposable cyberpunk pistol designs rather than just making frames that you then need to spend most of the cost of a new gun on commercial gun parts to complete?
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Disposable is for stuff that you can produce very quickly. 3D printing is slow as fuck and requires hand finishing.
If you wanted to mass produce disposable guns you would need injection molding.
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>>55398660
printed guns are cheaper by a lot in many cases. you can make a glock 19 for about 270 dollars vs the 400+ you need to buy the actual thing. Then you can print your own mags for a few dollars each (including springs) and if you really wanna jew you can just make your own springs
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>>55398758
So all that time and effort for a throwaway to save $100? How many would you need to make to offset the cost of the printer and materials?
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>>55398804
1, the 400 dollar price I gave was the cheapest ive seen any glock in store and it was the shitty .22 one. Glock 19's cost 600+ and I can make them so cheap it offsets the cost of the printer and material (it cost me 300 for my printer and a roll of PLA+) and you dont need to throw them away, if the frame crack you just take the parts out and make a new frame and its easy and fun to do
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>>55398620
I was gonna post why don't they just make liberator barrels int a pepperbox pattern but apparently that's already been done, next step is to make one that's a black powder muzzle loader shotgun with homemade electric ignition or percussion caps I wonder how well a plastic choke would work
that said I wouldn't even buy a plastic factory made gun just cause I want stuff my great grandkids can still use and while polymer's made some real big advances it ain't even cheaper

I fear that all the laughingstock that Russia's military might has turned out to be will instill in our politicians an unshakable belief that "the West is the best".
And then they will drastically reduce defense funding to cut corners and stop worrying about China, which they believe is even less ready to stand up to the United States than Russia.
And after 10-15 years of lack of financing, our military-industrial complex will roll back 40 years in development, and all the "brain capital" will migrate to East Asia - and then it will be our turn to be the laughingstock.
And then it will be the end for us.
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>>55398677
Why dont they just stop the charade at this point and declare Xi emperor and the Politburo the imperial court?
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>>55397235
Not financing the military industrial complex is a good way to make sure you'll catch two bullets on your cabrio ride.
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>>55398793
But that would mean the useful idiots in the west won't support them, if they don't maintain the communist image.
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>>55397595
Taiwan does suck as a name, it should become Taihoku prefecture once more.
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Not linking the old thread
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>>55397572
Do you realize that you can delete everything in that URL after the "?"?
This works: https://www.ebay.com/itm/195364540336
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>>55397333
what's the cheapest way to upgrade from just belt pouches to chest webbing? can't afford plates yet but would a cheap tac vest/carrier for when I can just be better I just wanna have more neat pouches for the range and hunting season
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I wish Flights Suits were meta again
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>>55398774
>tac vest
you talk like a fag and your shit's all retarded. what do you want to carry? The best cheap way is to use surplus gear for pouches and an H-harness. Do not buy a plate carrier without plates. Do not buy some garbage tier just as good carrier. If you can't afford something today save your fucking money.

>>55398784
don't let your dreams be dreams.
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I still hate you all so much.

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boar access edition

Git gud guide:
https://bayfiles.com/96M9Ec9eue/git_gud_guide_scrdownloader.com_jl0109lrzj_pdf
Pastebin:
https://pastebin.com/gs6mLNik (embed) (embed)

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make sure to pull back your slide to clean off the carbon smegma from your gun
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>>55398779
*axis
ffs
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>>55398817
still furious that the HK45C is a hair too small to mount a normal weaponlight

What could Ethiopia have done to win?

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M14 story #2?
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>>55376149
>You fags never understand, why would we adopt a foreign calibre in the highest period of nationalistic dick stroking we will ever see in the existence of humanity?
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>>55397992
Because they are a party that has no connection to SIG and the 320 was thrown into the contract without so much at stake as the US contract.
If the insinuation is that the 320 was given a pass, then wouldn't that mean the Danish would have rejected it?
They're testing criteria was also significantly more intense than the MIL-STD tests that the US did with a handgun that has now undergone dozens of revisions.
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>>55398047
I suspect something fishy is going on with that.
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>>55398047
Did they discover that the P320 wasn’t dropsafe? If that wasn’t a specific concern then I doubt the tests were objective or comprehensive
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>>55398801
Once again, you haven't looked into this at all because if you did you would know the XM17 submission had a lighter blade trigger and was never plagued with the drop safety issue because of this.
After it was called into question that if you drop the pistol at a 60 degree angle from 6 feet in the air it MAY go off, they added the disconnect that they all have now as well.
Initial phases of adoptions are also just that, initial phases. As with all contracts of this nature, SIG got the contract for the gun, received the full reports of the MHS testing, and then went back and revised the entire system to address each and every issue that the results highlighted (of which there were few, mostly resulting from the +P ammunition the Army is now fielding as standard)

https://soldiersystems.net/2018/02/02/modular-handgun-system-things-arent-as-bad-as-the-dote-report-implies/

Whew
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>>55395243
Niggerbrained statement, China's wage inequality has grown since the mid 2000s.
US manufacturing wages are collated at 25$/hr, Chinese manufacturing wages are collated at $1.48/hr. Those are 2021 numbers. Mexico was $3/hr in the same period, but still sees proportional leveragwe over US manufacturing for wage reasons.
Total lack of environmental protection + cheap electricity are also a factor, but wages are still king.
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>>55385664
Canards CANNOT in any way replace engine TVC
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>>55386056
fpbp and also:

my maserati does 185, i lost my license now i don't drive

https://youtu.be/pLMEY5WpFAY?t=396
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>>55395395
>but wages are still king.
then why hasn't everyone shifted to india and africa?
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>>55398527
Do India and Africa have the shipping and mining infrastructure to open those factories?

Can it be done?
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>>55398605

You're into bell-curve territory.
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>>55397065
>Nato
>180 European warheads not 600+
What
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>>55398504
That's literally the only thing I care about during nuclear war.
I will literally say goodbye bros and die since I live next to a place where nukes are kept.
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>>55397065
Why are Africa, China and the rest of Asia left out in this?
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>>55397065
US SLBMs can destroy the entirety of Russia's land based arsenal within 30 minutes of the first launch and 10 minutes of first warning to Russian leadership. The problem is that killing 30 million people in a first strike would be universally frowned upon.

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You'd think that a country that isnt good at anything else would be at least decent at primitive brutal force against much weaker opponent, especially since they have so much practice at it?
Is it all caused by the insane level of corruption and everyone always hiding info about issues when reporting higher ups to cover their asses? Or is it something more?
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>>55395267
Corruption makes you shit at everything.
Corruption makes you shit at war.
War has become a game of how wealthy you are (assuming you have some population you can spare.)
Corruption makes you shit at state organization and management.
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>>55397409
the audacity of russians to call anyone else a mutt LMAO
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>>55398846
All Ukrainians are magically Russian when the Vatniggers find it convenient, consistency is a western concept to them so they avoid it like an HIV free woman.
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>>55398861
I do not believe Russia is going to use nukes ever

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This is a thread for BRs. Post them here. Enjoy a complement cigar and whiskey.
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Post pics from Sunday Gunday or your wood floors. Honey Oak finally back after 20y.
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652 more threads to our next milestone. Prepare early, prepare often.

This is a nice thread. Be nice.

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>>55397473
the plastic mag it comes with sucks
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>>55397531
I assumed as much. I'll get milsurp mags.
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>>55397531
Mines been 100% reliable, much better than most of the 10 or so NOS milsurp mags
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>>55333975
Funny that the Saint Victor showed up at my LGS a couple weeks ago. Is this the new meme 308?
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>>55398845
>meme 308
Looks good to me.

what does /k/ think about the SIG 550/stgw 90?

>4,1kg
>5,56 x 45 mm Nato
>600-900 bullets/min
>single/double and full auto
>300+ m range (very precise)

doesnt go very well with harsh conditions. it hates mud...

verdi/k/t?
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Wish I could get one
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>>55395222
>doesnt go very well with harsh conditions. it hates mud...
To be fair, a large majority of the collectorfags that own one aren't going to be tossing their $4,000 safe queen in the mud.
t. collectorfag
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>>55398609
This is 8000$ for everything pictured in the USA, swissbros should be thankful
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>>55397307
some fair points, you can still get mags out of switzerland without major grief or gouged on gunbroker. The tools are usually provided by SIG AG but not easy to get normally. There's a couple pros though. Dave @ excelsior motors is one of them. Most parts can be had, but spare 550 barrels is a bit of a pain. thats our import laws though

>>55397370
nice bait and/or cope post.
>>55398315

theyre still like close to 4k new in switzerland, unless youre conscripted, then like $150. Used prices are a lot cheaper. still 2kish though
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ok but where the fuck can i buy one dude i really dont see them anywhere

Russia will formally annex these regions of Ukraine on Friday. At that point, they will be under Moscow's nuclear umbrella. If Ukraine attempts to retake the regions, there's a good chance Moscow will use tactical nukes. What should/will Ukraine do?
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>>55398553
Hell yes, let's hope it happens soon. Stay safe out there.
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>>55398419
There is literally no nation on Earth that would stand in righteous anger at the country of Belarus being nuked
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I hereby announce that the entirety of the Russian Federation is now the communal property of /k/.
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>>55398769
I WANT DAGESTAN
GIVE ME DAGESTAN
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>>55398769
All I want is one DSHK and a lifetime supply of ammo

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Mountain Hollow Edition

This thread is about the appreciation of knives and their design, their history, and the engineering and materials that are required to make a functioning blade.

Guides:
>Fugg, what guides?

Collectors Edition Thread >>55257565
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>>55397237
Fold them over like glorious Nippon katana steel
Or forge them together in a layered billet alternating high and low carbon (monotemper is superior)
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>>55397180
>>55397237
Can also try to get an old bandsaw from a yard sale or thrift store, or Ebay
Then when you're confident in your metalworking skills buy a Swedish saw blade made from 80CrV2
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>>55396714
That's not correct though
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>>55396714
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>>55397076
>scrap stainless steel
>railroad spikes
>suspension springs
>leaf springs
>tool steel
>ball bearings
>old steel files
Probably the best place to start would be railroad spikes.


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