When is the line crossed?


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10-Ring
February 2, 2003, 03:12 PM
When do you cross the line from being aware & prepared to becoming a "tactical poser?"
I mean, there is a practical use for some things, but when everything is taken together, a line is crossed, right?

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Blackhawk
February 2, 2003, 03:18 PM
You will know.

It's when you have no other acceptable choice.

Tamara
February 2, 2003, 03:24 PM
-When you mount a Mr. Coffee on your AR.

-When you stop snickering at "BLACKHAWK!" and Masters Of Defense ad copy.

-When you mount a brush guard on your flat-tan SUV, and haven't actually put a wheel off pavement except finding a parking place at your kid's little league game.

-When you buy your office attire out of Gall's and you work as an accountant.

-When you need your seamstress to let your tac vest out a notch to accommodate your beer gut.

-When your only consideration on buying a new gun is what the buzz is about how well it did at Gunsite Ranch Force Institute, and the closest you've been to a shooting class is qualifying for your CCW five years ago.

-When you spend more money at Gunsite Ranch Force Institute than you do on such trivialities as "food" and "lodging" and convince yourself it's absolutely vital to staying alive as a hardened Network Administrator warrior on the mean streets of Dubuque, and not just another hobby.

cheygriz
February 2, 2003, 03:29 PM
10-Ring,

The "line is crossed" when you develop the wrong attitude. Lotsa "tactical" crap is fun to play with. There's nothing wrong with that.

When you develp the attitude that a SHTF sceniario is inevetible, and you start buying/ stockpiling supplies and equipment for the inevitable worst case scenario, IMHO, you're prolly over the line.

There's nothing wrong with trying to anticipate future problems and be prepared for them. In fact, I consider that a wise course of action. The difference, in my opinion, is between concerned and paranoid.

When you trade off your bolt action .30-06, that's killed a dozen elk and countless deer, because you feel the need for an M1A TODAY, just in case the balloon goes up tonight, you're prolly over the line.

But if you start saving $10 every payday for that M1A, because it will be fun to own and shoot, and could be real handy in the very unlikely event that the SHTF scenario really does happen, then you're certainly not over the line.

Common sense, and attitude. Use the first to develop the second.

I think we all draw the line in a slightly different place. Only you can really determine if you're over it. However, the fact that you're willing to ask the question tells me that you're prolly NOT over the line.

10-Ring
February 2, 2003, 03:29 PM
A few years ago, a buddy painted his Land Cruiser olive drab, beige & black:what: :rolleyes:...everytime I see it, I still laugh!

coonan357
February 2, 2003, 03:48 PM
hey but theses mre's are great when you become unemployed just don't feed them to the girlfriend !! BTW does anyone have any cookbooks on these things??:rolleyes:

BerettaNut92
February 2, 2003, 05:08 PM
Tamara, like this?

http://www.olegvolk.net/newphotos/tn/absence-of-fear.jpg

Braz
February 2, 2003, 05:16 PM
:D

That's great SB! I'd like to sic ROTL on some door to door salesmen, heh. You guys are crazy, I see I've come to the right place. ;)

Cya up...Braz

BerettaNut92
February 2, 2003, 11:05 PM
That's not me, that's Twoblink.

I called him at 8 one night, bored and seeing if he wanted to go shoot something.

"I'm packing up RIGHT NOW and driving to visit Oleg and Runt...wanna come?"

Jeez yeah, I'll call my boss and say, "Yeah, can I take the next 2-3 weeks off? Me and another guy I met on the internet are running off to meet these two people we met on the Internet....oh yeah I'm not coming in tomorrow btw..."

:fire: :mad: :p

10-Ring
February 3, 2003, 12:25 AM
Running off w/ people you meet on the internet is just the first step towards finding your pic plastered on milk cartons up & down the west coast my friend :neener:

There's just something inherently funny about to Asian guys running off together :what: :p :D

PATH
February 3, 2003, 01:25 AM
Getting back on topic a bit....who were those two scary fellas?

The line is crossed when you are offered a job in mall security!:neener:

BerettaNut92
February 3, 2003, 01:27 AM
Getting back on topic a bit....who were those two scary fellas?


Twoblink on left, Runt on right.

Bob Locke
February 3, 2003, 02:36 AM
It's like that Supreme Court Justice said a few decades ago with respect to pornography:

I can't really define it, but I'll now it when it gets here.

Pendragon
February 3, 2003, 04:03 AM
If you start to think gadgets are what give you your edge.

If you think you need more equipment rather than practice and training.

If you feel unarmed with "only" a revolver or basic pistol (and not your laser or ballistic nylon or whatever).

When you think that the outcome will be determined by ammo capacity or gadgetry and not mind set.

A 55 year old guy with a J frame that knows what he is doing is so much more dangerous than a hot shot punk with a high capacity weapon. See "Way of the Gun".

To that end, I have decided that I am going to CCW a J frame when I get legal - I think having a limited but effective weapon will force me to think more and actually practice tactice - instead of trying to "be" tactical.



same thing said 5 ways.

Kahr carrier
February 3, 2003, 06:32 AM
When you walk around in Camo BDU"S all the time.:D :neener:

bogie
February 3, 2003, 02:16 PM
Hey, my former vehicle, the Critter Gitter, was a 1987 Chevy S10 4x4 which I painted green, tan, brown and black. Didn't do all that bad a job on it either...

Had probably 75-100 bumper stickers on it, most of 'em pro-RKBA stuff.

Kaylee
February 3, 2003, 03:16 PM
when you can no longer have a good laugh at yourself


There's just something inherently funny about to Asian guys running off together

Dude... a Skunkabilly and Twoblink road trip. That is THE buddy movie I would pay mulitplex admission to go see. Think of the potential......a little "hijacked," a little Jackie Chan funny faces, a lot of Tactical Giggles.... ohh... we gotta write that one. :D


-K

BerettaNut92
February 3, 2003, 03:25 PM
Dude... a Skunkabilly and Twoblink road trip. That is THE buddy movie I would pay mulitplex admission to go see. Think of the potential......a little "hijacked," a little Jackie Chan funny faces, a lot of Tactical Giggles.... ohh... we gotta write that one.

Blink, on driving duty while Skunk catches a combat nap: "Skunk, wake up, there's sparks flying out the end of your car."

Skunk, groggily waking up: "huh, what?"

Blink: "There's sparks flying out the back of your car."

Skunk: "OK let's pull over and take a look."

Skunk: "This pile of .308 is too heavy. It's pushing the rear end of my car down and my Folgers tactical muffler is dragging on the ground and creating an infrared signature."

Blink: "Let's take some of it and blow away some varmint. We're half way to Tennessee, and I'm getting tired of beef jerky and Hoho's."

Skunk: "OK, let me get some soju from the cooler and let's get the rifles out. It's dark, but there's two pairs of NVGs in the glove box."

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