The new show Top Shot has made me think of a thread


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Sniper X
June 9, 2010, 06:06 PM
Here it is guys, list the weapons you are proficient with. As in, what can you shoot or throw well weapon wise?

Me: Rifle, carbine, shotgun, pistol, revolver, throwing knives, bows, blowguns, slingshots, hatchets and tomahawks, and throwing stars. I can also use Samurai (Complete Daisho) swords pretty well.

These guys in Top Shot will have to use several different weapons to include rifles, slingshots, bows, pistols, and I think crossbows.

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Tony50ae
June 9, 2010, 06:46 PM
For me it would be rifle and pistol. Shotgun if just shooting at a target, never shot trap or skeet.

KodiakBeer
June 9, 2010, 07:18 PM
Hand grenades...

irishelcid
June 9, 2010, 08:55 PM
pistol and rifle, wish i was better with a shotty

Nushif
June 9, 2010, 09:13 PM
Shotgun and Handgun ....
I won't kill myself with a Rifle though ... I think.

smince
June 9, 2010, 09:31 PM
I'm decent with most small arms. I tend to concentrate on handgun and knife, as those are probably what I'll have with me if anything happens.

Zoidberg523
June 10, 2010, 01:34 AM
Rifle, shotgun, katana (learning, but no great shakes at double wielding/Daisho), throwing knives, hatchets, and sharpened foxhole shovels. Never had much practice with a handgun over 22LR. :o

KarenTOC
June 10, 2010, 02:35 AM
I'm fair to middling at short distances with a couple of different handguns.

The only thing I can throw is a tantrum.

notbubba
June 10, 2010, 03:17 AM
:D KarenTOC :D

Dang funny

lilquiz
June 11, 2010, 06:09 AM
Very proficiant with Airsoft....I mean if I throw an open container of the pellets , I will hit something:rolleyes:

FIVETWOSEVEN
June 11, 2010, 06:37 AM
That was a good one Karen.

possom813
June 11, 2010, 06:41 AM
I'm real proficient/efficient with a John Deere and a .30-30

doc2rn
June 11, 2010, 08:39 AM
I would have to say Colt revolver, Harley Davidson, towed artillary, and maybe hydrogen bomb. Not to bad with a bow either but I just know the fundamentals. :uhoh:

trailgator
June 11, 2010, 09:11 AM
I used to be pretty much an expert at stone throwing. Then the wife just HAD to have the glass house. Now everyone says I shouldn't throw them for some reason. ;)

Robert
June 11, 2010, 10:32 AM
Me: Rifle, carbine, shotgun, pistol, revolver, throwing knives, bows, blowguns, slingshots, hatchets and tomahawks, and throwing stars. I can also use Samurai (Complete Daisho) swords pretty well.

You have shoes that enable you to climb walls too? Tactical wheelbarrow? Bark-less Chihuahua?

What does proficient mean? Does this mean you can hit a paper target in perfect conditions from 25 yards? Or do you mean that with your heart racing, short on breath and up on adrenaline you can make a hard shot when it counts? Standing on the line, or sitting at the bench and taking your time to punch a hole in paper is one thing, one boring thing. But I guess if that is the game you like to play then yes one can be proficient at that. I like to run, jump, and shoot from really difficult positions and angles to challenge myself to be more than proficient. Not only can I hit what I am aiming at in perfect conditions but, more importantly I can hit what I am aiming at under stress in crappy conditions. So yeah I guess I am proficient with my rifle, pistol, and shotgun. I'll leave throwing weapons to the experts.

NMGonzo
June 11, 2010, 10:37 AM
I am good at throwing insults in many languages and localisms.

In reality, beyond 10 yards I am not really good at handgunning; beyond 200 yards I am not good at rifle, I don't know which end of a bow to hold, and I should get a slingshot and practice some more.

Speaking of slingshots; it was a customary practice for the 602 Comandos in the Argentine army to carry slingshot and steel ball bearings. They played with them in idle times and those guys would make that steel silhouette "plonk" from cover faster than I could do it with the FAL.

I have no idea what was the practical use of that, but they did.

Nushif
June 17, 2010, 11:57 AM
It's gotta hurt like mad to be hit by a ball bearing.

speaksoftly
June 17, 2010, 12:32 PM
I handle my pistols, shotguns, and 2000 Saleen well...working on the rifle also.

And working in an office has honed me into a very accurate paper clip/rubber band shooter. I can punch a hole in a sheet of paper or leave a whelp from ten feet!

svaz
June 17, 2010, 12:39 PM
Decades ago my dad had handmade some metal scribes from scrap. I found them well-balanced and could reliably impale them into our weeping willow from a variety of distances. We also used to hit tin cans, and the occasional cat, w/ stones from his handmade slingshots from across the backyard.

I'm also not too bad w/ the M270/M26 - I can hit a grid square from 20 miles at least.

Proficiency-wise, however, I'm a rifleman. I consider myself an acceptable pistolero and archer, too.

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