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kBob
January 16, 2013, 10:20 AM
I used to edit a Gun Rag, mind you the worst gun rag in the business adn only for a season.

Often I have listen to folks blam printers and such for errors and just quietly smiled.

Yesterday I spent some limited cash (Ok plastic aproved digital bucks) on a new magazine or one shot about surplus military arms.

I turned quickly to an article on the P38. I shot one as a youth that was a bring back, then qualified with one while in the US army with our partnership German unit, shot one at my German gun club with a guy that helped make them at the factory only a few miles from my barracks, and finally bought a P1 former Austrian Police pistol one summer at the Rod and Gun at Graffenhowr along with a holster spare mag and a pile of Geco FMJ ammo, carried it as a privately owned weapon as an officer and then brought it home via a form 6A.

It is gone now but I am still interestied in the guns so I bought the magazine in the hopes of finding some new and trustworthy info.

How can I find any data I can trust in a magazine that has an article that places Ulm Germany "near" to France in fact "across the river" from Strassburg?

Now I make spelling errors and grammer mistakes galore on-line....because no one is paying me for posting here.....but darn it none of you are paying money other than your basic service accounts to your providers to read this either.

When I lived a few years in Neu Ulm across the river from Ulm I did not notice a French city on the north east bank of the Danube glaring down at our little town. For some reason it took several hours after boarding a train in Ulm to reach France.

So I am guessing that at some point the shape of Europe and the course of her rivers has changed drastically since WWII.

How can I trust the technical data on guns in the articles when such flat stupidity makes it to print?

It seems the gun rags are no more editing than say freebee websites these days!

So, why am I paying them more than you?

BTW I think the P38 (p1) is a great historical piece and an adequate service pistol, but there is better out there today. Few fashion accessories go better with a black leather over coat and a dark felt fedora though......

"..... sign the paper oldt man....."

-kBob

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VA27
January 16, 2013, 04:18 PM
It appears that Ulm is about a hundred miles from Strasborg. It is across the river. A hundred miles isn't very far in the grand scheme of things, unless you're walking. Depending on the roads, traffic and speed limit you could drive it in an hour and a half. Two hours if everything is against you. In a Panzer more like a coupla days.:D

Or it could be the writer looking at a map and saying, "They're only an inch apart, that's not far."

Did his information match your experience and other info that you've found on the P38?

I've always thought the P38K was a nifty looking gun. I've shot regular P38s and thought they were fine guns.

CPshooter
January 16, 2013, 04:49 PM
So, why am I paying them more than you?Pictures of guns and hot women?

meanmrmustard
January 16, 2013, 09:32 PM
Pictures of guns and hot women?
These are ideal. Money is not an option as the American dollar is becoming worthless. However, gun porn and beautiful European women (somewhat clothed, of course) will suffice.

I apologize for the ignorance of some folks, especially those without the aptitude to read a map.

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