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General Gun & Fun Talk / Re: For fans of John Wick
« Last post by ballardw on May 18, 2023, 09:01:31 AM »
Movie currently playing at Boise 22 theaters at Overland / Cole, at least still playing on 18 May 2023 but expect maybe not more than another week or so.
General Gun & Fun Talk / Re: For fans of John Wick
« Last post by Jeff on May 14, 2023, 09:04:43 PM »
Where did you find it?
General Gun & Fun Talk / For fans of John Wick
« Last post by ballardw on May 10, 2023, 04:58:52 AM »
May want to consider the movie SISU to show someone that is really tough.
Not a great deal of dialogue. The main character actually only has one line in the whole movie.

Bullet proof gold-mining pans, landmine frisbee, hanging on rebar, combat pick-ax and many dead Nazis.

The story is about a commando from the Finish-Russian Winter War that gets involved with a Nazi patrol in Finland.

Ignore the use of a Soviet built T-55 tank in lieu of a proper Panzer (3 most likely having a hard time finding German details of operations in Finland)
Adventurescapes / Re: MA Week 1
« Last post by Jeff on April 04, 2023, 05:49:10 PM »
Sounds like fun but losing a boat not so much.
Adventurescapes / Re: MA Week 2
« Last post by Jeff on April 04, 2023, 05:47:11 PM »
Wow.  Cool story.
Adventurescapes / Re: MA Week 2
« Last post by ballardw on April 04, 2023, 12:37:43 AM »
When I was with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, the division was transitioning from M60 to M1 tanks and M113 APC's to M2 Bradley IFV. Our division commander, seeing all the neat new gadgets involved with these decided we were to become the US Army's "Premier Heavy Night Fighting Division". Which was all well and good for the tankers and infantry with the M1 and M3: thermal sights and new issue of NODs.
However no one else had any night optics. So we had to drive in the dark with NO lights  except the little "follow me" tabs on the back. So typically 5 mph. The tanks would bore-sight the gun straight ahead and use the thermals and drive 20+mph. You learned real quick to listen for the squeak of the suspension as when an M1 is coming for you that's what you hear.

It was interesting to be in an after action report from a training exercise a year or so later when one of the armor platoon leaders had to fess up to not knowing how to do something in light because there hadn't been any day light maneuvers for most of the year.

PS: It's a bitch to recover razor wire in the dark.
Adventurescapes / Re: MA Week 1
« Last post by ballardw on April 04, 2023, 12:28:32 AM »
When I was in college early in the fall semester I was part of a BSU ROTC group that floated (paddled) rubber boats from CJ Strike Dam south of Mountain Home to Swan Falls.

If you do something like this do not camp too close to the river as the dam typically reduces flows at night and the water rises. One of our boats wasn't tied up well enough and we were lucky to have it retrieved by some fishermen with a power boat the next morning.
Ammo / Emergency! Don't Use This Ammo!
« Last post by Retired on March 23, 2023, 01:39:06 PM »
I just found out about this. Supposedly it's just this lot, but it would make me not want to chamber any!

Share far and wide!
New User Introductions / Re: Still active?
« Last post by Shortmag on March 10, 2023, 09:57:37 AM »
yes, although not as busy as it once was...

New User Introductions / Still active?
« Last post by idahoguntrader on March 06, 2023, 08:21:49 AM »
Is this forum still active?
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