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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Coolest Thing I've Touched in a While: 1960s Type 56 Assault Rifle

My friend Colin owns more guns than anyone I know. And he's got some cool shit, especially a Type 56 -- a Chinese-made copy of Russia's AK-47.

Colin's dad scored this particular Type 56 when he was fighting in the Marine Corps in Nam. What makes this the coolest thing I've touched in a while is that Colin's old man had managed to confiscate that very weapon in 1968 during the Tet Offensive from some Viet Cong who had just been using it to shoot bullets at him!

It's an odd feeling to handle a weapon that has very likely killed humans -- and in this case, American soldiers. Shit, it may have even stabbed humans (notice the bayonet on the barrel there). I got the same eerie feeling when I fired rusty old machine guns at a shooting range a few years ago in Cambodia.

The older I get, the more I want a gun -- mainly, just to have one, but also for my once-a-year skeet shooting trip. The good news is that DC loosened their gun ownership restrictions; the bad news is there's no way in hell my wife will let me get one.
Comments:
hooray for your wife!!!!!cali
 
" The older I get, the more I want a gun -- mainly, just to have one, but also for my once-a-year skeet shooting trip. The good news is that DC loosened their gun ownership restrictions; the bad news is there's no way in hell my wife will let me get one. "

You know, I have to agree with your wife.

No decent gun owner should ever have ONE GUN in the home....you never know when you will need a back up .

Tex Anon
 
Perfect. If you had a Type 56 Assault Rifle you wouldn't have to run down the deer with your automobile, you could simply spray the neighborhood with bullets and kill 'em all.........., the deer not the neighbors.
 
Tex Anon said: "No decent gun owner should ever have ONE GUN in the home....you never know when you will need a back up."

Excellent point. I will try this tactic to convince her to let me get TWO guns instead of one. Can't believe I didn't think of that myself.
 
Dear Lonnie,
Hell to the no.
Love,
K
 
Dear Lonnie,

Sounds like you will be out of luck. Should have started with a higher number and worked your way back down. :-)

Tex anon
 
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