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What is the tactical advantage of polishing your gun/armor/boots?
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Duh anon, it bounces lasers off. Didn't you ever play fallout 4?

>stainless needs to be nickel plated in order to actually keep the finish
but why?
How much does this cost?

I was thinking of getting my PX4 slide chromed up and carrying it. What’s the most durable finish? A NP3 or NP2 nickel? Hard chrome?
Shows scratches, the mirror finish on stainless is less durable than nickel plating.
Looks as good, but wears.
it increases your style points
None whatsoever. That being said maintaining your equipment is important and if maintaining your equipment leads it to developing a shine/luster than it's a benign aesthetic positive.

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An intelligence analyst I follow recommended this work and called it "hands down the best, most dense (~250 pages, including bibliography) manual on Low Intensity Conflict. It covers all aspects: command and control, tactical operations, security, economic development, intelligence, logistics, psychological operations, public information and support, plus a wide array of lessons learned from LIC conflicts in Southeast Asia and Central America."

Has anyone here read it? Can anyone speak to its quality? Is there any reason to study it over a more recent counterinsurgency work taking into account what we learned in the Middle East?

Thanks for any guidance
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What would the more recent counterinsurgency work be?

There likely won't exist a comprehensive and apolitical Army doc on Afghanistan for some time - so if you're looking for an Army publication then this is as close to a full-ranging analysis as you're going to get.

I'd say read it, and apply what you pick up to Afghanistan - and if it doesn't seem to fit, then determine for yourself why on a case by case basis. The core "mechanics" of COIN have pretty much remained the same for decades.
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That makes sense anon and those digits bid good omens

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Y'all know the deal already, so let's get to it
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I don't think this /bst/ will recover. Have a bump you free basin based bumpers.
mail the spizzy
seriously dude? I got mine NIB for $180 during the height of the coof scare.
Sounds like you already have yours, and got a discontinued product for cheaper more than three years of record hyper-inflation ago, well done.

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My mom said I bought a gun for gays (I'm not gay)
What does a gun for very heterosexual men look like?
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>in Ukraine right now
yeah cause a lot russians are there rn
Most of it in the russian army
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>AR slop "collection"
One of my buddies quite literally bought one of these from a gay man who needed the cash.
you seem to know a lot about this "sodomy"

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For me it's the Endymion class
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I read Desolation Island late last year. When I got to the Waakzaamheid chase my edible was just kicking in and I had the exact same experience as you. Thrilling.
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I just like the concept of warships being oar-powered torpedos, with some added boarding action.
The Waakzaamheid chase is the only readable thing about that book.
I couldn't care less for either Wogan or Herapath.
Incredibly based and Ironsides-pilled.

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It's /k/aturday bros

Post gats and /k/ats
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Navies getting rid of beards and ship's cats was the gayest shit, even for the navy.
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It was for such a stupid fucking reason too, it was because people were whining about costs, and "omg aircraft carrier is spending money on cat food! navy is so wasteful!!" as if pennies per meal was a big drain.
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Remember what's important to you, bros
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>kots over kids
Some days, it would take very little to convince me.

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Post stuff you either already have, are working on, search or whatever
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> Expecting /k/ to do something useful or interesting or in general anything but bitching about irrelevant BS
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Is FreeCAD a good program to learn?

>prove what plausibly nefarious you're up to for validation on the internet
>for funsies!!!
I wish I was a fed it's too easy

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What's more strategically beneficial: to make guards stand visible to everyone so it will indicate that the outpost is guarded, but that way they can be easily sniped, or have them posted inconspicuously so they could take a would be infiltrator by surprise?
Isn't this a question off of the CompTIA sec+ test?
I dunno. Is it?
Kinda, there are overlaps in considerations. There isn't a one size fits all answer. If you have a military base in a very public facing location then obviously having a viable uniformed guard presence is necessary. If you're running something smaller, say a nuclear materials quality control labratory in a civilian power plant but deals with components that may be part of nation's arsenal, then having civilian contractors that look like rent-a-cops is a WAY better option.
They're deterrents and sacrificial anodes.
They're conspicuous and the first to get shot so the hidden guards can look up, see the missing wall/turret stander, and sound the alarm
How does IT security overlaps with military strategy?

Backpacking/hiking in Mountain Lion territory all next week. Is a Benelli M4 with 00 buck good enough to put one of these down if I need to?
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You just reminded me of that webm of the dude who got attacked by a cat after unwrapping a PS4. Cat went straight for the throat.
> hugging my big meow meow
This desu. It makes no sense that everyone’s so worried about one big kitty
Make noise, don't wear headphones, move as a group, bring a handgun for if that isn't enough. Only reason I'd bring a shotgun is if I thought I'd run into something on two legs instead of four or if it's been a particularly lean year for wildlife, in which case you shouldn't be inna that fuckin part of the woods to begin with if you have any sense. I've been stalked by mountain lions before and it's the most terrifying fucking thing in the world when your monkey brain starts screaming that something is looking at you when you don't know where it is consciously. Even then screaming and keeping my head on a swivel was good enough to keep me alive long enough to figure out where it was and I just backed out of the area while keeping my eyes on it. They're not retarded animals and they know you're going to fight unless they get the drop on you, the one I had to deal with seemed to know what handguns were because it fucked off after I drew and started holding a bead center mass for a few seconds. From what I heard from the park ranger for that area they'd had a cat that'd tried attacking a few people because that year sucked for rain and meant fewer deer, they later ended up catching it and killing it for that reason. Point remains that even with a gun on me just not being a complete idiot and keeping my eyes and ears open is what saved me, if I'd been a dipshit jogging with headphones in it wouldn't have mattered if I had a .500 S&W Magnum loaded cocked and drawn.

If you're talking about self defense from the other kind of cougars that's on you having a good relationship with your mom and not getting a job as a barback or poolboy.
Unironically I spray a bit of bodyspray on me. I don't normally wear perfumed stuff and most animals smell way better than we can, so if you smell really unnatural most animals will steer clear of you. A bit of gasoline or kerosene dabbed on the end of a rag tied to your backpack also works.
if you have a big enought cock you can tame females mountain lion into a roaming pack that maul californians hikers
its a far better option then killing them bth

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>be me, live in NYC
>apply for a gun permit
>costs 330$ for the application and 90$ to get fingerprinted
>requires constantly going to the police station for interviews and questions
>11 months later get rejected
Any NY anons managed to get through this shit? It's unbelievably the amount of hoops you need to jump through just to get the city to honor the 2nd amendment.
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False. If you're op you let yourself get cucked harder than many Euros. Shameful
Non american here, american laws fascinate me, can you own AR15s or other semiautomatic rifles in New York? What about Washington DC?

What happens if you live in California smack dab on the border with Arizona and walk 300 meters to buy a grandfathered fully automatic M16?
unironically move out of NY
NY has always been garbage, even your great great grandfathers knew that
>can you own AR15s or other semiautomatic rifles in New York? What about Washington DC?
No and no. Hurr durr states rights was a mistake.
>What happens if you live in California smack dab on the border with Arizona and walk 300 meters to buy a grandfathered fully automatic M16?
Depends on the FFL (dealer). It's legal to possess in Arizona, but not legal to take into California, unless California's salt weapons ban allows grandfathered firearms like most of the others.
Cope, it used to be pretty solid before we let the micks and dagos in.

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>Image limit hit
Previous thread: >>59657280

"Slavaboo's aren't dead" edition
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Oh hey anon, how's it going, I haven't been on for a while how is the general taking Springfield winning the game of werewolf?
her patch flag is upside down
Unless they bring back the Tsars or the Mongols, it's unlikely

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Can an insurgency win against the US government? ISIS lost in Iraq and the Iraqi government is far weaker.
The Taliban only 'won' because America got bored of spending money in a foreign shithole. That won't happen when it's an internal civil war.
Is it even possible to win?
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The meek actually do something unlike Americans that just complain about their current situation then proceed to do nothing else
So you golems can spy on incompetents and your illegitimate puppet governments so this means that you can magically do something with said information no matter what
>>Now imagine a group of retards or even disgruntled veterans working together to cause as much chaos as possible.
They end up like the Symbionese Liberation Army? Or maybe the Red Army Faction in Germany? Made a huge mess of things, then all ended up dead or in prison mostly?

Yes. Small groups (or even lone wolves) going ape shit urban guerrilla/terrorist can cause a lot of chaos. But without larger organization or wide political/popular support, the end result of that Chaos is "a lot of guys with guns track you down and kill you".
>Can an insurgency win against the US government?
Maybe. On one hand, as someone else has pointed out, Uncle Sam isn't going to give up nearly as easily as in the Middle East, but at the same time, the government has to be a hell of a lot more careful with ops on US soil, because this is taking place on their infrastructure and in a country where there are literally more guns than people and all the people know where all the politicians are and can literally just drive there, so they can't risk destroying their own shit or pissing the civilians off too much, not to mention a rather substantial portion of the military would likely defect.
Take your fucking pills already, holy shit

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To be fair
>ended free university
>sparked a wave of privatisation that has been crippling road and rail services ever since
That was Hawke
>permanently fucked the nations internet
That was Abbott
America is sharing their most valuable military technology with us. That's going to come with a price tag. It would have cost less if we had adopted nuclear energy decades ago along with the US and UK, but the political will wasn't there yet.
Bro, you are getting 3 20 year old used Virginia's until 2040's when you receive foreign made submarines from a country that had Americans stepping into their submarine project to get it back on track and is being used as the exemplar on how not to do military projects.
Good luck with that.
The only thing anyone can expect from politicians is for them to take from the people and give to themselves.
You guys let them take your FREE UNIVERSITY.
Fuck, no wonder they took the guns first.
Consider that amount of R&D, industrial footprint that has to be sustained, etc. Finally the fact that when you buy American you have carte blanche to just crater the assholes of other nations in what becomes a seal clubbing contest.

What’s the point of silencers if they are not very good at actually at keeping gunfire sound suppressed.
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they make guns significantly quieter, even for calibers significantly smaller than the can. I think multi-cal cans are utterly underrated with respect to
>Literally just lopping a shitload of noise
off of everything you shoot.
two threads, huh?

Pretty effective if you build the entire system from the ammunition on up to be silent. Subsonic .22 cal with disposable suppressors made of rubber wipers was a big go-to for sneaki bois in the cold war.

For actual combat I've heard anecdotally that it's difficult to locate where fire from suppressed weapons is coming from based on sound, especially if there are multiples of them. Don't know if that's true or not though. Could have just been some old ranger fag blowing it out his well worn asshole.
You won’t get heard as far away or won’t wake as many people up.
Your comrade already made this thread and did a much better job tell your overseer to better coordinate your slide threading.

Anybody have it and how is it? My complaint is that I wish glock came out with a g27 MOS version, my other complaint is that I wish they came out with a G30 MOS version.
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This was my first gun

I had it in my head that i was min maxing

I could edc at school, I could use the caliber for woods gun, I could swap barrels and shoot 9mm out of it, the oinky grip made it usable

eventually you grow up and you realize that the 17, the 19 and the 43 all exist to fit their niche better

I can bet you money you’re not hickock45 dimensions meaning that this gun is like a p365 to you

Also .40 is expensive

Trust me bro. Tell me what you want it for and there’ll be a Glock that’s better for that purpose
>t. 9mm wristlet
so were at this point in the contrarian cycle, huh
The .40 was literally, not figuratively or as a joke, LITERALLY made for wristlets in the FBI
the doublestack tinyglocks are pretty awkward. youre better off getting a 43 or 48.

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