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Hard currency (wallpaper)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Great, as usual.
     
  3. entropy

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    Hey, Oleg, if they were fired, they could be the national flower of Mozambique!:D
     
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    another great one Oleg
     
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    Seems to me, you'd want to show the cartridges. Bullets alone aren't worth all that much. Unless there are lots of handloaders in Mozambique.



    -Owen
     
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    Doesnt really make sense either to someone not in the know.

    Like me.

    Also doesnt really depict a very positive message about firearms. So now instead of using money to buy things in Mozambique, they use firearms to get what they want.
     
  7. Oleg Volk

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    It is a joke. That's why it is wallpaper and not a poster. And, if it is take seriously, you can explaint he realities of modern Mugabestan and other hellholes of that part of the world.
     
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    Great as usual, Oleg!!!
     
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    Could you try a no-nonsense "wakeup call" alternative with the wording "Hard currency if the SHTF"?
     
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    Mozambique, Rhodesia (Mugabestan), pretty much all of Africa where that's accepted currency.:uhoh: :D
     
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    Oleg,

    Very nice!



    For those who don't get it...

    A Mozambique drill is when you fire two shots to COM with a follow-up to the head.
     
  12. Redlg155

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    Nice!

    Are those Remington Golden Sabers?

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
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    As stated, the "Mozambique" is a term used to describe the triple tap. Two rounds to the chest and then one to the head. I have no idea of the origin of this term but it would be interesting to know.
     
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    bad_dad_brad - I believe it's another term coined by Jeff Cooper, after an acquaintance of his used such a triple-tap when surprised by a gunman in Mozambique.
     
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    Ian you are correct. The Jeff Cooper angle and a little Googling came up with this from the Jeff Cooper files:

    As time passes we discover that there are a good many readers who have not been to school and who are puzzled by our reference to "The Mozambique Drill."

    I added The Mozambique Drill to the modern doctrine after hearing of an experience of a student of mine up in Mozambique when that country was abandoned. My friend was involved in the fighting that took place around the airport of Laurenco Marquez. At one point, Mike turned a corner was confronted by a terrorist carrying an AK47. The man was advancing toward him at a walk at a range of perhaps 10 paces. Mike, who was a good shot, came up with his P35 and planted two satisfactory hits, one on each side of the wishbone. He expected his adversary to drop, but nothing happened, and the man continued to close the range. At this point, our boy quite sensibly opted to go for the head and tried to do so, but he was a little bit upset by this time and mashed slightly on the trigger, catching the terrorist precisely between the collar bones and severing his spinal cord. This stopped the fight.

    Upon analysis, it seemed to me that the pistolero should be accustomed to the idea of placing two shots amidships as fast as he can and then being prepared to change his point of aim if this achieves no results. Two shots amidships can be placed very quickly and very reliably and they will nearly always stop the fight providing a major-caliber pistol is used and the subject is not wearing body armor. However, simply chanting "two in the body, one in the head" oversimplifies matters, since it takes considerably longer to be absolutely sure of a head shot than it does to be quite sure of two shots in the thorax. The problem for the shooter is to change his pace, going just as fast as he can with his first pair, then, pausing to observe results or lack thereof, he must slow down and shoot precisely. This is not easy to do. The beginner tends to fire all three shots at the same speed, which is either too slow for the body shots or too fast for the head shot. This change of pace calls for concentration and coordination which can only be developed through practice.

    Mike Rouseau was later killed in action in the Rhodesian War. May he rest in peace!
     
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    Usual high std Oleg .. but yeah .. those bullets.? I have no GS's left to inspect .. but can't remember which bullet has the diagonal stress grooves .... can you elucidate?
     
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    It might be my imagination, but I think I see the reflection of Oleg's arms and camera in the center bullet. :)
     
  18. Oleg Volk

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    Correct, these are Golden Sabres.
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    I like it, although I'd tighten the letter spacing in "MOZAMBIQUE".
     
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