Thompson sub machine gun

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Old 05-25-15, 07:37 AM
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Thompson sub machine gun

went sporting clay shooting with my SIL this weekend. Great therapy for a shoulder replacement one location had pistol and medium to long range rifle locations. So he took his Thompson. I have never shot a more uncomfortable, super heavy weapon in my life. Did pretty well at 25 yards with a silouette.

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Larry are you trying to make us envious
They say that machine gun Kelly was so dangerous with his that even his cohorts in crime took cover when he pulled the trigger
 
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Old 05-25-15, 08:06 AM
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That's one of the most beautiful weapons ever made IMO.

Never fired one. In the Navy, I would shoot the M-14 on full auto, that would get your attention.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 08:38 AM
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We didn't find the 50 round drum until we returned home. Sorta glad we didn't
 
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Old 05-25-15, 10:21 AM
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That wasn't full auto was it Larry? Looks like an Auto Ordnance model. The steel version only weighs about 13 lbs unloaded, what's the problem? lol

I agree though, the stock is just weird.
 
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I was just about to ask if it was class 3 or semi?

A beautiful gun that feels like it was whittled out of a solid chunk of cast iron. Next to it I once shot a clip through a grease gun which was a light little dream by comparison and it was slow enough that you could still do single shots pretty easily. It did feel pretty cheap, loose and rattley compared to the solid feel of the Thompson.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 11:10 AM
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Great therapy for a shoulder replacement
Perhaps a new auto loader is in your future.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 11:37 AM
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That's cool. Shooting one of those is on my to do list. My dad had a state trooper buddy, would've been in the 60's, who showed me one he had in the trunk of his patrol car. Of course I knew better than to even ask if I could just touch it, as much as I wanted too, but sure was great eye candy. Dad carried one onto Okinawa on Easter Sunday 1945, and there was a lot that those guys didn't talk about, so the subject generally changed before the stories got too far along, but my best understanding was that they laid a lot of lead down range, and in pretty short order.
 
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...with my SIL ...
In my book SIL means sister-in-law.
So he took his Thompson.
Your sister-in-law is a he?

Do you now understand why spelling, punctuation and the rules of grammar are so important?
 
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Old 05-25-15, 12:41 PM
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Uhhh, Furd? SIL can also mean Son In Law...all depends on context. The use of the pronoun "he" pretty much defines that.
 
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Ah, yes. SON-in law. My bad. I guess not being a parent colors my world.
 
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I don't own any class 3 but when I'm traveling alone and have time to kill many cities have ranges that will let you shoot them for a hefty fee. The price may be a shocker but if there is any way possible to afford a combo it's really worth it. Shooting one on auto is an adrenaline rush but to try different guns right after each other you can really notice the differences.

Probably the worst was the Mac 10. Really short, small, blazingly fast and really easy to shoot holes in the ceiling while praying it didn't come apart in my hands. The long barreled Uzi and Thompson were more controllable but felt quality enough that I wasn't worried that they'd come apart and maim me. Then my favorite was the cheap old grease gun. Simple like a rock with a slow (for a full auto) pop... pop... pop that made it a lot of fun. Get the full auto squeeze out of your system them play around squeezing the trigger to get singles and doubles.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 05:52 PM
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No, not fully auto, for the books very difficult to keep shouldered. Seems as if the butt plate is cut at an odd andle, almost backwards.

Yeah, son-in-law, Furd. Sister-in-law would scare the begeebers out of me with a gun in her hand.

120 rounds, plus of 12 gauge the first day, then again on Sunday, plus the Thompson, Shoulder had enough.
 
 

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