Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Sep 8, 2012.
This dude's got a pink bow and clearly doesn't give a fuck.
He's using olympic-style gear. They use girly-ass stabilizers. You'd think for the $5K+ it takes for that gear he'd choose a better color than pink.
He's got a gold one too. But I think he prefers the pink.
The brief time I shot that style, I borrowed an emerald green one. It was just too rich for my blood.
At least he aint one of those compound bow pussies...
Might as well use a gun.
(I shoot traditional.)
Is that where you use a recurve with no sight and look down the arrow?
Yep. I have a 55 lb recurve and a 45 longbow, neither of which is pink. The arrows are wood and fletched with real feathers, again, not pink.
Never had a go with a longbow. I have no doubt I'd be shit - used to shoot recurve with a sight.
That's cool. I think you could probably shoot longbow. It's just a matter of practice, like anything else.
Bizarrely, I think my problem would be knowing where to point it, even though when I was in the zone shooting recurve I'd often put the arrow straight in the gold with the sight way off target.
Takes a while of knowing where to point it before I can do that, though.
Funnily enough I am reading this in Las Vegas airport and yes, there are. Not actually in the airport (though there are slots here). The one I went to seemed mostly aimed at the gamer crowd rather than the black helicopter crew (who presumably have their own guns anyway) - there were packages called "gamer" and "pwnage", the front staff are all young women in Lara Croft type outfits, and the custom targets they offer are pictures of terrorists and zombies. The one of bin laden was presumably a terrorist zombie.
I recommend the tommy gun personally, the modern weapons are all a bit clinical and efficient. There was one old guy who came to use a huge old WW2 Browning belt fed machinegun.
Arn't tommy guns notorious for jamming?
Definitely the older the better.
Once you've stoved someone's head in with a hand axe you'll never want to go back.
If you can do that, you can do it without the sight.
I think it's just the drum magazine that jams a lot, which this one wasn't using.
The SAW that some people tried jammed about a dozen times and had to be taken away to be stripped down and fixed.
Yeah, but you don't need to go to Vegas to do that, you can just go down to B&Q.
It's getting to that point without the sight that I'm not sure I could do.
Erm, can I have directions? PM if you prefer.
Stick tape over it for a while and see how you feel.
It's been years since I shot a bow at all. Probably totally forgotten by now.
Still pretty accurate with the hand axe, though.
Remind me not to piss you off.
This 'normalisation of killing devices' guff is nonsense. Knives kill lots of people and we put racks of them on the kitchen wall where children can see them.
No use pretending that shooting isn't a lot of fun and that guns are not fascinating. Shooting at targets is excellent sport. You may have seen people doing it in the Olympics the other day. If I had a couple of hundred acres I'd buy half a dozen guns, including a long range sniper rifle. I had a go with a Glock and a couple of rifles in the US not so long ago and it was very entertaining. I grew up in a house with a pond in the garden and would be chucking light bulbs and beer cans in nearly every day so I could sink them with my air rifle. Everyone who ever came to our house loved to have a go. Just because you enjoy shooting (and I defy you not to if you try it) doesn't mean you like to kill living things. The important thing is to keep guns locked up and never get them out unless you're going to get well away from other people and do some target shooting or kill something to eat.
And remember: guns don't kill people. People with mustaches kill people.
People with mullets, too.
I've no interest in owning a gun in the city: if I lived in the country or on a farm, it would be a different story.
I would love to work to walk with a side arm and an AK-47, then do a lecture, "so fuckers, who's done the pre lecture reading"... Good Times!
Get a wolf dog. One of my English profs brought one to class every day.
my h.s. art teacher did that
It's always the liberal arts profs.
I got invited to Nebraska next year - one of the main selling points was some shooting range where you can blast away at old cars and trucks with military grade weaponry. i think it's out Scottsbluff way. I like that corner of the state.
Coolness! Are you going to take them up on it?
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