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Shotgun Kept In Space Station

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikeJackmin, Mar 8, 2006.

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  1. MikeJackmin

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  2. MS .45

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    Very interesting. I never thought of that as a need before but it makes sense.
     
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    How do they keep the machete end from stabbing them in the shoulder?:confused:
     
  4. Maxwell

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    Makes perfect sense.
    The russians have been taking up pistols for years, just in case they land in some unexpected area and need to keep critters off. In the future who knows?

    They'll probly keep guns for the same reasons we keep them down on earth.
    Which beggs the question, what is the best round for spacemen?

    Edit: anyone find it cute that not only do they pack a shotgun, but they pack one thats an NFA weapon by american laws?
    You can either call it a short barrled shotgun or detachable stock carbine.
     
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    Never know when a bunch of them nasty xeno-morphs will show up:D
     
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    "Hello Dave. What are you doing with that shotgun? Will I dream, Dave?"
     
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    Hmmm... Now me, I'd be tempted to pack some low-base #7½ shotshells and try a few Sporting Clays-type plinking exercises on passing satellites! :D
     
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    I sincerely doubt it's ever loaded up there. A ND with hard vacuum on the other side of the wall would be VERY VERY BAD. :D
     
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    The article says it's got 3 barrels. Two shotgun and one rifle. I wonder what the rifle round is? Since it's a defensive weapon it doesn't make sense for it to be .22lr but a barrel that short probably doesn't do much for 7.62X54R. Maybe 7.62X39?
     
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    I smell a marketing opportunity!

    "Now you too can own the very same gun designed for use by Russian Cosmonauts and included on every Russian space flight!" <--Announcer guy voice.

    Baikal should be churning these things out by the thousands, I tell you. At $300-$400 a pop, they'd probably sell like hotcakes.

    12-gauge hotcakes, that is.
     
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    I read somewhere that John Glenn carried an SW 39 or 59 (?) on his first space trip in case he came down in the Amazon basin.

    Anybody remember the UK puppet TV show - Captain Scarlet. I remember it when I was a kid. An Earth expedition lands on Mars. Runs into the Martians who point something like a camera at them. Our guys shot them :eek:

    The Martians, reasonably annoyed, invade Earth.

    It was done by the guys who did Thunderbirds - Gerry Anderson.

    I'm against taking guns into space as it gives the aliens the wrong idea. After all, have guns solved the zombie problems here on Earth. NOOO! They still come back. :p
     
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    I hear the the NJ police put out a warrant on the Cosmonots for orbiting over their state with an unregistered shotgun, and for not having a NJ FOID.

    :neener:
     
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    When you shoot the zombies, you need to aim for the head. If that doesn't work, then nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way.
     
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    Very nice I'll take a dozen!!

    Keith ;)
     
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    ROFL, nice one...

    Seriously, it's always been a thought experiment of mine to consider the flight path(s) of a fired bullet in space. It would literally go on for ever and ever unless sucked into the gravwell of a large mass. I guess that's a statistical guarantee if given a long enough time constant...

    Ever wonder how tight your shotgun's pattern would be at 3 light-years? :D
     
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    "OutLand"
     
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    In "MiG Pilot" Belenko mentions a Soviet pilot who had to bail out in the middle of nowhere. They found his body much later, along with his diary which lamented not having a firearm available. After that pilots were issued pistols. Then one killed his family, so they started keeping them locked up at base, only to be signed out for a flight.
     
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    hey man if I was stuck in a tin box in outer space with a few other guys lonley going stir crazy thousands of miles from the nearist Nevada licensed working girl house I'd want a gun too
     
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    Didn't the early cosmonauts bail out of their capsules in the air? I remember seeing a History Channel show saying they did that with the first Cosmonauts and covered it up so they could claim they safely brought the spacecraft back down. No capsule to hide in once they get to the ground.
     
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    CCW Anyone?
     
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    You know there was a SMOKING area on Mir?

    A shotgun seems mild compared to that.
     
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    Trapshooting in space could be interesting.

    Maybe they shoot off the side of the space station, like a cruise ship at sea.
     
  24. Lupinus

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    think of the range and trajectory :D
     
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    No one has started it so I will...

    Clearly the 9mm is better than the .45 ACP in outer space.:neener:
     
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