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Wrong website, there, spanky.
maybe he's talking about an arisaka rifle, they were chambered in an 7mm right, cant remember
great icebreaker to a gun site
samD keeps his back to the wall. Please let us know where you are from. Is English not your first language?
Thanks bud for Backing me up to Glockster rude attitude .I thought thats the proper way to introduce your self.any way I`m from Phillippines.serving in the Phil Air force.sorry been busy last year as you can read in the news a lot of disaster hit P.I island.thanks
I'll welcome you later, first explain what thats all about.
this isn't a gay dating site what the fuck is this guy doin here
First your assumption that this is a male. What if it is a female? Try a little more patience and a lot less knee jerk reaction.
Am a new member to this site and after reading most of this forum's contents, I think you guys have a lot to share, especially with a freshie like me. Just got myself a G19 2 months, learning to use it with some of the local so-called-experts.Got myself a Fobus Paddle Holster too. Am going out to the range every fortnight and shoot a few hundred rounds..as this is my first gun, I am obviously nervous handling a gun..even after a few hundred rounds..is it the Glock or is it me? 3 safeties and still its nerve-wrecking. Any tips on how to overcome this nervousness?
Where I come from, we just buy watever gun thats available..remember, I am not in the U.S of A. All I am saying is I didnt choose the Gl9 but it chose me...no complaints except for the jitters...guess I have to live with it but please, can someone give me some advise as how to overcome this nervousness. I am sure this is also beneficial to all the freshies out there.
Thanks for your time.
from Papua? Wow! I had an anthropology professor named Kenneth Read who wrote two books about New Guinea: High Valley and return to High Valley. Fascinating guy and fascinating books. Do you happen to know them? Hmm, gun-related. OK, I also have a Glock 19. :-)
the best hearing protection you can find will really help because if you are hearing the noise it will cause you to be jumpy,also try to shoot light duty ammo not the super dooper hollowpoint stuff until you get over your nervousness and then practice,practice,practice!
first, did you take a beginners claSS? IF NOT YOU SHOULD. tHAT WAY YOU WILL FEEL ALLOT MORE COMFORTABLE DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY.IT MIGHT BE TOO MUCH GUN FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. RENT A .22 FOR AWHILE UNTIL YOU GET USED TO HOLDING AND FIREING A FIRE-ARM.THEN GO OUT AND GET LAID BEFORE YOU GO TO THE RANGE... VERY RELAXING. WELCOME TO THE SITE, AND DON'T BE A STRANGER.
Sorry, didnt get a chance to read the books but am living the PNG life. Its true, truth is stranger than fiction.
Greasypaws & ebear:
Guess the main problem boils down to lack of PROPER instructions taken or given. We do have a gun club around here, but they lack the professionalism and for security reasons, most gun owners do not join the club because most of them preferred not to be known/seen as a gun-owner.It's a different mind or perception which also boils down to 2 different school of thoughts - to reveal a.k.a prevention or not to reveal a.k.a surprise factor, our guns. And we are talking ONLY about the licensed gun-owners.
Let me briefly describe the security environment of PNG.
Violent Firearm crimes are the norm in this country. According to the latest UN-international studies, Port Moresby comes number 5 as the murder capital city of the world. Of course, this includes tribal clashes and skirmishes but urban crimes, mostly involve factory-made and home-made weapons. Carjacking, robberies, sexual crimes,murders, etc.In fact, a self-propelled rocket launcher was seized at Mt. Hagen Airport a few days ago, AFTER the cargo arrived from Port Moresby.
Most of these urban crimes are targetted against expatriates(considered soft targets) and business houses (90% of business houses in PNG are foreign-owned).
It doesnt help when most criminals caught (if ever) are either released on almost-next-to-nothing bail, knee-capped & released (reminds me of fishing phrase'catch & release' except the fish got off much more lightly) or does not serve out their full sentence(prison escapes depends on the river tide)
So, u can imagine the kind of life we are facing here.
Sorry to dissapoint Shuyler if you think that this country is a 100% paradise of some sort.And if u get a chance to meet with Prof. Read, ask him. The wave of crime is spreading to the small rural places too and there's no signs that its stopping.
I will take the experts advise, keep practising with the G19 i have till I can practise no more.
Read was an anthropologist who studied the native cultures in the Highlands as a young man before there was a significant western presence. He was an Australian and emigrated to the US to the 'U-Dub' (University of Washington in Seattle) He returned as a sickly old man after his retirement to write the second book. He died in 1995. Another really good movie on the Highlands is 'Dead Birds.' It deals with the old style of tribal warfare (You kill one of my guys, then I kill one of your guys. Repeat) Of course, at that point they had only spears and no alcohol. Times have undoubtedly changed.
you have to go through the motions continuosly about checking your saftey, making sure that the chamber does not have a round in it when not on the range. maybe a trigger lock. once you do this with repitition, you will become less nervous.
Sorry to hear about Read. I am sure he would have a lot more to write now if he were still alive knowing that in the period of 10-15 years after his passing, things have changed so much for the worse. The 'an eye for an eye' mentality is still very strong and alive here. Especially among the Highlanders. Now they do more than spears - now its the full arsenal, especially during Election times. The rocket launcher they found in Mt. Hagen, thats in the Highlands
Hard to come by anybody with a trigger-lock to sell here in PNG. Almost non-existence. I thought of that earlier but then again, to find a trigger lock, I would have to go down to Australia, or New Zealand. I'll keep that in mind when I go down there next time. Thanks for the idea tho.
Anyway, thanks for the advises guys. Its been very informative.