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Gun Pr0n–Full Auto 12 Gauge February 19, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Man Laws.

Close range? Fuggedaboutit. Watch the bit on the grenade rounds at about 4:40. Number of emasculations? Well, it’s got a 20-round drum.

I look forward to shooting Russ’ at the next moronic convergence.


1. Pupster - February 19, 2008

Speaking of pr0n,

I just got an email…a legitimate, business email…from a young lady named Sherry Delight.

How awesome is that?

2. Cathy - February 19, 2008

I look forward to shooting Russ’ at the next moronic convergence.

^That little possessive apostrophe at the end of Russ’ name is kinda important in this case. Cool weapon, Skinbad. I truly enjoyed the video.

3. Sobek - February 19, 2008

Yeah, threatening Russ with physical violence is my gig.

4. daveintexas - February 19, 2008


5. Sobek - February 19, 2008

So I was just as the local packing and shipping store, and I figured LauraW is probably in a very similar store right now (except freezing her grotesque hump off).

So I decided to smack the counter-lady on the butt and ask her if she could send that to Connecticut for me. She said she’s see what she can do. So Laura, if you get a smacked bottom in the next 3-5 business days, you know who to thank.

6. TXMarko - February 19, 2008

I. Want. One.

7. skinbad - February 19, 2008

I did pay attention to the possessive. Then I wondered if it needed an extra “s.” I recall Jesus and Moses don’t need an extra “s.” I respect Russ but don’t know if he’s in that company or not. I think he probably does need an extra one.

Russ’s collection of weaponry is impressive.

That’s probably better.

8. daveintexas - February 19, 2008

I always thought the rule was apostrophe only if it ends in s.

Well, ok, I didn’t always think that. Some english teacher beat it into me.

9. skinbad - February 19, 2008

I think it has to do with how awkward it would be to say it. Russ’s (extra syllable) sounds OK. Los Angeles’ with an extra syllable would sound weird. Something like that? Maybe there are hard and fast rules depending on the style guide you need to follow.

10. daveintexas - February 19, 2008

Strunk says always use ‘s for singular possessive


and ‘ after the “s” for plural possessive (i.e. the sailors’ quarters, more than one sailor).

Other sources say this is in dispute, and either is correct.

11. skinbad - February 19, 2008

Hey, this is kind of cool. Almost real time map of when Wikipedia is updated. Watch it for a minute or two:

12. Michael - February 19, 2008

Other sources say this is in dispute, and either is correct.

That just means Mrs. Peel needs to give us the correct usage.

13. Cathy - February 19, 2008

@#5 I was just in a packing and shipping store today too. The guy behind the counter seemed like a sweet kid, but he wasn’t the sharpest. I was wishing I was in Lauraw’s place. No buts about it.

14. Muslihoon - February 19, 2008

I understand the rules to be that when a word ends in “s” because it is plural, the apostrophe is put after the “s” without any additional letters. When a word is made plural without adding “s” (oxen, men, women, sheep), the possessive is made by adding an apostrophe followed by an “s”. After singular words, an apostrophe followed by an “s” is used. The exception is with historical names (Jesus, Moses, Isis) when an apostrophe is added without an “s”.

But the current trend, really, is to do what sounds right.

15. Sobek - February 19, 2008

I also add an apostrophe without an s after x and z.

16. Sobek - February 19, 2008

This game is a lot of fun, although it has about zero replay value.

17. Sobek - February 19, 2008
18. Muslihoon - February 19, 2008

For a moment I was wondering how putting apostrophes after letters could be a fun game. One never knows.

Thanks for the link.

19. daveintexas - February 19, 2008

It’s the kind of minutiae we just live for around here.

*wonders if I spelled ‘minutiae’ correctly?*

20. skinbad - February 19, 2008

Sobek, Remind me of the title of the book you chose for the group. I thought I had the library get one for me, but I think I must be “misremembering.”

21. daveintexas - February 19, 2008

I have ‘deja vu amnesia’… I think I have forgotten this before.

22. Sobek - February 19, 2008

Skinny, I kinda figured that book got abandoned. Maybe we should just move on and have someone pick a new one for March.

23. BrewFan - February 19, 2008

I don’t see much practical application (militarily) for that weapon although it is probably a ton of fun to shoot.

I laughed watching the beginning of that video. Such serious narration while the dumbass dude is sticking his shotgun in the window and firing blindly. What was that, the Palestinian Police Department or something? A hand grenade would have been much more effective.

24. Mrs. Peel - February 19, 2008

I always put ‘s, so I would write Russ’s. I think it makes more sense because that’s how it’s pronounced. It’s considered correct either way, so it’s not something that bothers me.

I often ignore the exception for Moses and Isis. But how do you pronounce Moses’s? Moe-zez-zez? Is Moses’ supposed to be pronounced just Moe-zez? At least with Jesus, you can simply pronounce his name “Yeshua” and the problem is solved. And is the plural of Isis Ises?

(On that note, the plural of genius [if you are the kind of person who insists that the plural of octopus is octopodes*] is actually genii. I suspect that this is where the word “genie” came from, since “genius” is used in older editions of A Thousand Nights and a Night [which is the correct title of what most people call the Arabian Nights] where we would expect to see “genie.” Had this corruption of the language not occurred, however, the world would never have seen the first and only sitcom starring an astronaut, so I’m not inclined to complain.)

*yes, I am that kind of person.

Ok, I think I’ve hit my pedantry quota for today. I’m going to go do my math homework now.

25. Muslihoon - February 19, 2008

I want that gun.

I think I’m in love.

26. Michael - February 19, 2008

Mrs. Peel scares me sometimes.

27. Russ from Winterset - February 19, 2008

That gun would be great to have in combat, but only if you’ve got three Sherpas carrying all your ammo for you. The grenade rounds? Only effective within a 9 foot radius. Compare that to the 40mm grenade round, which is lethal within a 20 foot radius.

Plus, you could see that the firing done on full auto was with low-brass light recoil ammo. That ammo isn’t very effective on pheasants, so I’d worry about how it performed in combat. The string that Mankiewitz (spelling?) shot at the board full of targets was with hotter ammo, ‘cuz you could see him absorbing the recoil. True, it’s not as much recoil as with a Remington or Mossberg pump, but the difference is miniscule.

Mankiewitz (sp?) is the freaking dramatic chipmunk of gun pr0n. Remember how he went nuts over Dragon Skin? I’m not saying that the AA12 is the firearms equivalent of Dragon Skin, but I think that it’s overkill for 95% of your typical missions.

28. Mrs. Peel - February 19, 2008

Only sometimes?? Dammit!

29. cranky - February 19, 2008

Michael Yon has his Dragon Skin for sale on eBay. Stuff is suspect he says.

Practical use for this shotgun in combat, or police SWAT, would be room clearing. Grenade round followed by buckshot. Hauling around the ammo would be a ball breaker, and is the reason why we fired so much in little engagements (training) so that we wouldn’t have to carry it.

Fifty rounds of 2 3/4″ 12 gauge with #8 shot weighs in at 5 1/2 pounds and that would only fill two and a half drums. Someone hauling this weapon around is gonna be carrying several hundred rounds and probably a couple of loaded drums. Minimum of 40 pounds of ammo to go along with 50 to 60 pounds of body armor plus additional gear, water, communications, and an M-9 with 50 to 100 rounds of 9mm. Poor bastard.

30. TXMarko - February 19, 2008

“Had this corruption of the language not occurred, however, the world would never have seen the first and only sitcom starring an astronaut, so I’m not inclined to complain.”

Let’s not forget Barbara Eden’s role in furthering the exposure of genii midriffs worldwide….

31. Mrs. Peel - February 19, 2008

She was a cutie, wasn’t she? It’s funny to think that her outfit and her “cohabitation” with whatshisname were considered indecent once upon a time.

32. Michael - February 19, 2008

She was a cutie, wasn’t she?

As an adolescent, “cutie” is not exactly how I thought of Barbara Eden.

33. TXMarko - February 19, 2008

This was an era where Ward & June slept on their own single-size beds separated by a nightstand. You had to wonder how Wally & the Beev managed to come along!

34. Michael - February 19, 2008

At the end of the third quarter:

San Antonio: 55
Charlotte: 49

These punks should not be that close.

35. daveintexas - February 19, 2008

I heard Kidd is coming back to the Mavs

36. Muslihoon - February 19, 2008

There is something to be said about announcing, “Leave my house or I shoot a grenade at you!”

Sobek and Skinbad will kill me for saying this, but during the second time I had gone to Church, we were discussing preparedness (saving money, having a reserve of food and water, et cetera) during priesthood class. Someone asked what I wanted to ask but never dared to: if we stockpile emergency supplies and disaster strikes, what do we do with mobs demanding we share our supplies?

To which a missionary (who would baptize me a month later) responded: “That’s why we stockpile guns.”

37. geoff - February 19, 2008

Moses supposes his toeses are roses
Moses supposes erroneously

38. Dex - February 19, 2008

I thought genie was the anglicized feminine of djinn, which is of Arabic root for mischievous spirit?

39. Muslihoon - February 19, 2008

There is a bit of debate amongst Muslims as to what, exactly, the jinn are. Whatever they are, they are real because the Qur’an says so. The consensus is that they are either non-angelic spiritual beings or hostile spiritual entities. King Solomon (Sulaymaan in Arabic) is said to have had the power to control the jinn and that he ordered them to build the Ka’bah through this gift he was given from Allah.

40. Dex - February 20, 2008

So you could never sell a Muslim a Jinn and tonic?
non-alcoholic, of course.

41. Cathy - February 20, 2008

heard Kidd is coming back to the Mavs

Yep. I like Kidd and respect AJ and wish them good stuff together.

*this Spurs fan is hoping she doesn’t regret saying that*

42. Rosetta - February 20, 2008

That video kicks ass. You can use that thing to kill the bad guy and then use it to dig the grave.


43. buzzahead - February 21, 2008

yah! It’s freakin cool! http://www.buzzahead.wordpress.com

44. Amos - March 5, 2008

It’s very cool, but as other more experienced people here have said, who wants to lug that kind of ammo load? A weapon can only travel as far as a soldier can take it into a battle space, and only be useful as long as it’s ammo lasts. A .50 cal can blow a man in half, why not equip each marine with one of those, if it’s only firepower you’re looking for and not practicality?

Amateurs talk tactics, professionals logistics etc. I’m going to defer to the guys who have done some actual patrolling and combat here.

That said, these things might be perfect for SWAT or police

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