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Old February 14, 2009, 03:58 PM   #76
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Old February 14, 2009, 05:22 PM   #77
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As AK103K has already graphically pointed out, E. Fudd is Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd is a popular Looney Tunes character (a series of short cartoons produced by Warner Brothers since the late 1930's or early 1940's) and is the classic nemesis to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others. If you've never seen a Looney Tunes cartoon, I encourage you to watch them as they can be downright hysterical.
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Old February 14, 2009, 05:50 PM   #78
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Firepower!,

I responded to one of your threads in NFA, but you have several close to the top so I'm not entirely sure which one you meant.
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Old February 14, 2009, 08:43 PM   #79
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Old February 15, 2009, 01:45 PM   #80
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Firing an AK on full auto is very different then firing a sub-gun(like the mp5) on full auto.

An AK jumps and it takes a while to get used to. The MP5 is one where you are quite able to squeeze off short controlled bursts with surgical precision.

Many SWAT teams are now using the M4 as their main weapon, but the MP5 is what they should have stuck with. The M4 jumps around more on full auto and the accuracy is questionable.

The NAVY SEALS could choose whatever weapon they want and they chose the MP5.
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Old February 15, 2009, 01:51 PM   #81
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I voted yes my thought on it is if FA is good enough for someone to assault a home (AKA swat or your choice of 3 letter acronym here) it should be a viable option to defend one. IMO
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Old February 15, 2009, 02:12 PM   #82
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The M4 jumps around more on full auto and the accuracy is questionable.
While its to be expected the larger calibers will have a stronger recoil impulse, the technique is still the same regardless, and the results will be similar.

If you try to "hold" the gun on target, your results will not be very good, regardless of caliber, but they will only get worse as the caliber goes up. If you relax, and dont try to control the gun, but instead, go with it and ride it, the results will be very similar. The trick is not to try to physically hold the gun on target, but to just keep moving it back towards center, like you would a strong hose. Its a lot easier to show than it is to type.

When some tells you that the gun continues up and to the left or right, depending on their strong hand, and off the target, thats a good indication they dont understand how to shoot the gun. At a reasonable range, you should be able to dump the mag pretty much COM with one pull of the trigger.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:09 PM   #83
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Firepower, first you wrote this:
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I would rather pick mp5 sd or M4 with a suppressor. I just dont like to ruin my walls with shotgun shells and lets say the battle moves to outdoors i am at disadvantage with every yard of growing distance.
Then you wrote this:

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"Remember, your gun will be seized as evidence until you are cleared of an unlawful homicide."

Again, why does everyone comfortably ignores the assumptions made in the initial post like cost is not a factor. Gun being siezed is a cost. What does it take for some of you to answer a simple question based on simple assumptions. If you cant answer that, I am doubtful if you are even qualified to own a weapon let alone talk about its use.
What the heck??? I'd submit that having holes in your walls from using a shotgun is a "cost" that you shouldn't be factoring in, if you were to follow your own advice.

Call me crazy, but if I have multiple attackers inside my house and need to use a shotgun, subgun, etc. to defend my home...I don't give a rat's behind what my walls will look like afterwards. In fact I'd go so far as to say that if multiple bad guys are breaking into my home then I really must live in a ****hole, third-world of not, as you objected to.

As for the original question, I voted "no". I've carried and trained with an MP5 at work for about 5 years before switching to an M4. The MP5 certainly has great attributes but I don't think of it as the wonder-gun that some of you do. I admit it is far easier for most people to use than a shotgun (IME). From what I've seen an MP5 is probably the easiest weapon to teach a new shooter to use. They do have shortcomings, however. It doesn't penetrate body armor (which is becoming increasingly common), and 9mm, even multiple 9mm's, are not the best round in the world as far as instant incapacitation.

Also, an MP5 SD is not a small weapon IMHO. I'm sure your house is bigger than mine but in my apartment, with narrow walls and stairwells, a pistol would be a much handier option. Besides, I come from the mind-set that I'm accountable for every round I put downrange. Forget about legal consequences and property damage...I have a family and every shot that misses the bad guy has a chance of hitting a loved one.

That said, my personally owned home defense gun is my Colt lower with a Noveske N4 14.5" upper. It is semi-auto only but even if it were FA I'd only use it on semi. It has less over-penetration than a pistol or shotgun, although, like I said, in my size apartment there would be a strong argument to use a pistol instead.

In closing I'd just add that I hope you were joking. If you really are concerned about the condition of your walls after the gunfight, then I am doubtful if you are even qualified to own a weapon let alone talk about its use.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:17 PM   #84
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no b troll i am not qualified to own one. Why dont you come and try taking them away...it would really be funny.


The posts you quoted were from different context.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:18 PM   #85
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Many SWAT teams are now using the M4 as their main weapon, but the MP5 is what they should have stuck with. The M4 jumps around more on full auto and the accuracy is questionable.

The NAVY SEALS could choose whatever weapon they want and they chose the MP5.
John, I'm not a Navy SEAL, and I don't play one on TV either, but from what I've heard they "chose" the P226, MP5, M4, M2HB, M60E3, Benelli, S&W 340PD, etc. In other words I think that you may be misleading by making it sound like they "chose" the MP5 over the M4, which they did not.

As for SWAT, I don't play a SWAT cop on TV either but in real life I have been one for a few years. I'd strongly disagree that SWAT teams should have "stuck with" the MP5. The move to the AR15 type weapons came about as a result of lessons learned (primarily from places like the North Hollywood BofA). Some people may think of it as a kneejerk reaction to an isolated and widely publicized incident, but I disagree. As I said in my previous post, body armor is unfortunately becoming an increasingly common item in the hands of bad guys. As for the M4's accuracy being questionable, I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about...

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Old February 15, 2009, 03:23 PM   #86
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no b troll i am not qualified to own one. Why dont you come and try taking them away...it would really be funny.


The posts you quoted were from different context.
Your profile says you're an attorney. You may be but it certainly doesn't sound like it. Your replies to people's comments are immature and inflamatory. I'm new to this forum but I'll be sure to avoid your posts from here on out.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:25 PM   #87
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I like that new military shotgun. I doubt that it will ever be made for the civiliam market.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:40 PM   #88
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Are you talking about AA12? It is an awesome contraption and recoil is not bad at all.

...b troll, yes please avoid my posts if their inflamatory nature upset you. It is needless to comment on whose post was inflamatory and a direct insult.
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:42 PM   #89
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Also, an MP5 SD is not a small weapon IMHO.
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That said, my personally owned home defense gun is my Colt lower with a Noveske N4 14.5" upper.
TOP: Colt M16A1 w/ Bushmaster 14.5" Upper

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Old February 15, 2009, 03:55 PM   #90
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HK, I'll give you that the M4 is a longer weapon, but that's not an entirely fair comparison. For CQB type stuff I personally use the M4 with the stock completely collapsed. The MP5's I've used did not have collapsing stocks and even if they did, I wouldn't use an MP5 with the stock collapsed.

The MP5SD I trained with also had a flashlight, dual clamped magazines and an EOTech on a claw mount, so that may have added to my opinion of it's size. lol

I agree that the M4 is a bit on the large size for inside the home use, but the good balistic qualities and lack of overpenetration outweigh the disadvantages for me. The MP5 lacks in both those areas IMHO.

As a side note, I attended a course a few months back where the staff for the most part were huge fans of the MP5, not to mention the fact that my department armorers drink the HK cool-aid. If all this hasn't convinced me that the MP5 is better than the M4 I probably am a hopeless case.
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Old February 15, 2009, 04:58 PM   #91
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Ok, I'll give you that. I use both with a Blackhawk Chalker single-point sling and the stock collapsed. If not for over-penetration concerns, I would prefer the M4. I just don't think my neighbors would appreciate it. I have lots of very large glass windows, so any misses will be entering my neighbors houses.
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Old February 15, 2009, 04:58 PM   #92
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Many SWAT teams are now using the M4 as their main weapon, but the MP5 is what they should have stuck with. The M4 jumps around more on full auto and the accuracy is questionable.

The NAVY SEALS could choose whatever weapon they want and they chose the MP5.
Do you have any first hand experience, or are you just forming your opinion based on the internet and a 1990 movie starring Michael Biehn and Charlie Sheen?

M4 accuracy questionable? Maybe in your hands. Jumps around more on full-auto? The MP5 was made for the specific application for which it is most often used. Not too many weapons systems stack up well against it for that specific application. Lots of them out perform it at everything else though. It's a sexy weapon, for sure, but it's not good for much of anything other than the very narrow application that it is most often used by professionals for.
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Old February 15, 2009, 05:34 PM   #93
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I think the MP5 is a great close quarters weapon which would do the trick for self-defense in the home. I have found rifle calibers to kick more and there is a certain bulkiness associated with each rifle that slows me down from aquiring a good site.

I also think the MP5 is a more reliable weapon then the M16/M4 family. I have seen MP5 rental weapons that were about 30 years old and still fired somewhat accurately. There was this one rental MP5 I saw at a range in Vegas that looked very beaten up, but its accuracy and reliability seemed to hold its own. Could you take an M16 from the 70s, a beaten up well used M16 from the 70s, and still be as accurate or reliable?

If I was defending myself from a distance, then of course, I would want the G36. (Nope, I am not a fan of either the M4 or the M16 as I have revealed in other threads.) I do have experience with the M16 and thats why I dont own one. I dont want to own one. Plenty of other alternatives out there that are far superior.

One day law enforcement will figure out that the AR15 style weapons cant hold a candle to the G36 family.

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Old February 16, 2009, 04:02 PM   #94
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I can shoot more accurately faster with semi-auto.
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Old February 16, 2009, 05:06 PM   #95
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Who's fault is that?


Seriously though, I'd be willing to bet you cant, once you know how.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:14 PM   #96
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Police all over Europe routinely patrol the streets with sub-guns and rifles. Conversely, crime in Europe is not at the same high levels as here in the United States.

Why do European societies embrace police with automatic weapons while US police shy away?

I would feel more comfortable seeing city cops patrolling the streets with an MP5 or similiar automatic weapon. I want to feel as if the common officer has the weapons to take on a wide variety of threats. I dont feel thats possible with officers who are armed with just a bunch of Glocks.

There is no question in my mind. Airport and city police should have some patrols that mainly carry an automatic assault rifle.

Here are photos of two police officers. Which one looks more prepared to deal with a threat?

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/..._300x369,0.jpg

http://buddydon.blogspot.com/nypd_in_times_square.jpg

The two NYPD officers would be quickly outmatched by a man armed with an assault rifle.

The British officer would at least be able to return fire more accurately and greater volume over a distance.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:27 PM   #97
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I would feel more comfortable seeing city cops patrolling the streets with an MP5 or similiar automatic weapon.
I dont know. After seeing how some cops shoot, that might be a scary thing.

I'd also make the cops and the department have to get a tax stamp for the gun and go through the background check for each one, just like the rest of us.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:35 PM   #98
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The OP mentioned that cost and law are not considerations. That said, a full auto is about the most intimidating (individual) weapon one could ever face. Note the fair fight reference.

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Old February 17, 2009, 01:28 AM   #99
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Sorry but the thread is not about what kind of weapons cops should have or have weapons at all or how they should train. For that we can have a bew thread.

Please stay focused on op. Thank you.
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Old February 17, 2009, 01:32 AM   #100
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