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Korean War Vet defends home with service weapon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ezkl2230, May 9, 2012.

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  1. ezkl2230

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    It seems like a lot of the stories in The Armed Citizen columns in the American Rifleman are about an older person defending themselves. When I first moved to Orlando in the mid-90s there was a story locally about a WWII veteran killing an armed robber with his service 1911. Criminals would do well to leave the "Greatest Generation" alone in my mind.
     
  3. Pilot

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    I'm curious as to what type of gun was used.
     
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    That's another good deed done.
     
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    I hope it was a Garand and he hissed "get off my lawn!" at them right before he opened up...

    All movie references aside, in light of what happened to that elderly couple in Tulsa recently, I hope more and more elderly people start to take their defense more seriously. Being robbed just isn't the case anymore, it seems our society has become so sadistic and twisted that you can count on whatever happens to be terrible... Nothing is sacred, no lines are left uncrossed.
     
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    I would venture to say, A 1911 in .45 ACP............
     
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    I'm a little curious about two things and only curious - not the least bit judgmental. ;)

    Wonder where the grazing projectile ended up

    And

    What's in his driveway?
     
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    Ha,ha! Kind of sounded like "Gran Torino" to me, too.
     
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    The casing they showed in the video wasn't like any 9mm Luger casing I'd ever seen - it had a bottleneck.
     
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    I wonder if it was a nickel-plated .45 Luger? :rolleyes:
     
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    He says "i had my german Luger right here"

    so he might have been a Vet of 2 wars?


    Must be the first Intruder shot with a P08 in a while :evil:
     
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    "Gun he carried" and "service weapon" are not necessarily the same thing. The Luger might have been something he picked up or brought with him. Maybe he was in WWII as well. I'm not sure what the rules on personal weapons were in Korea, but he might have just had a Luger and brought it with him or had it sent to him. Just because he carried it doesn't mean it was issued to him.
     
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    That makes it a private weapon bought in the states pre-ww2, or a captured police weapon from ww1 or ww2.
     
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    It was a .30 Luger
     
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    ^ That's pretty dang rare.

    I think that's a policy from George Herbert Walker Bush. I could be wrong, but if memory serves, before NFA 34, servicemen could take any guns they got home with them and buy their issue weapons from the government. After NFA 34, servicemen could do the same, but they had to register their NFA weapons. After GCA 68, servicemen could no longer bring back foreign automatic weapon. After FOPA 86, servicemen could no longer take their automatic weapons out of the service. And around 1990, Bush senior made it so that servicemen could no longer bring back anything but themselves and their uniforms.
     
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    While on my way to Korea, I was in Japan waiting for transportation to Korea. I had with me my Luger, which when seen by a front line sargent, decided he had to buy it from me. I wonder if it was the same guy and my gun????????...dick
     
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    It clearly was not a .45 Luger. In the video he says "it's hard to hit anything with a .45 but a Luger is a very accurate gun." That isn't the same as saying that his Luger was a .45...I think he was saying why he prefered his Luger to a .45 (I imagine he would be familiar with 1911s from his service). Also the shell is necked, so I think we can safely conclude it was a .30 Luger (7.65x21mm).

    Good job to him!
     
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    Then why was a casing for .30 Luger shown?
     
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    Did he look like Clint Eastwood? That's just too funny....and eerily similar.
     
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    That's not what he said...
     
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