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Old January 18, 2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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How many of us did this...

How many, if any bought an AC556, or a Mini14, because Hanibal Smith had one?

You can't see it, but I'm sheepishly raising my hand. lol
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Old January 18, 2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Just me huh? OK, If that's your story, stick with it.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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I always wondered why the members of a highly trained A-Team never could seem to hit the guys shooting at them. They just missed and blew up barrels and vehicles. Then I shot some minis and realized what the problem was.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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LMAO!!!

You mean that you realized that they look so bad@$$ that the badguys either run away, or simply surrender out of utter FEAR, so no need to actually shoot them?
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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I admit, my Mini-14 was the first rifle I bought when I was a kid because of the A-Team. Whew. I feel better now.
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Old January 19, 2012, 12:53 PM   #6
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I didn't buy my Uzi because of Terminator.

Didn't buy any of my AR 15s because of Blackhawk Down or Generation Kill.

Didn't buy my .44 because of Dirty Harry.

If it makes you feel better, I bought my AK-47 because of Ice Cube and my Glocks because of Biggie Smalls. Now I'm saving for a MAC-10 and a 64 Impala on "dubs" because of Easy E!


In all honesty I did buy my 627 because of the end shootout scene in Sultan Sea (it was a 327 in the movie) and I would buy a Bren Gun because of the little hippie girl shooting one in slow motion in Lock Stock. ...And I want a M79 because of Terminator 2 but what's the fun of a 40mm without H.E.?
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:01 PM   #7
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Willie, I'm not going to say that the song good day didn't influence my choice to buy an AK either.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Who is Hannibal Smith?
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Old January 22, 2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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He's the Team leader in the A Team.

I bought my Mini-14 because I couldn't afford an AR-15.
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Old January 22, 2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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Bought a M-1 Thompson because of Vic Morrow in Combat.
BAR because of Little John in Combat and Bonnie and Clyde.
MP-40 because of Rat Patrol.
M-60 because of the Rambo scene in the hanger.
Mac-10 because of John Wayne.

And the rest because I could and guns are addictive.
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Old January 22, 2012, 09:00 PM   #11
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He's the Team leader in the A Team.
Heard of it, never watched it.
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Old January 22, 2012, 10:17 PM   #12
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Never Watched The A-Team??????

What are you? Some kind of communist?????

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Old January 22, 2012, 10:31 PM   #13
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What are you? Some kind of communist?????
Nope. In the America I grew up in, there was more to life than stupid TV shows.... Americans did things ..... now they watch things..... screens of one sort or another, mostly .... Come to think of it, I think I'll go dry fire and do some position work ...... KThnxBye.
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Old January 22, 2012, 10:31 PM   #14
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Pity the fool ?

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I love it when a plan comes together .



In the 1980's it was entertaining TV . My buddy bought a Colt 1911 because of Magnum PI .

We had no internet
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:57 AM   #15
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Nope. In the America I grew up in, there was more to life than stupid TV shows.... Americans did things ..... now they watch things..... screens of one sort or another, mostly .... Come to think of it, I think I'll go dry fire and do some position work ...... KThnxBye.
Funny coming from someone with over 3000 posts.

The A-team was a good show... but I am kinda young but do remember it.

However I'll stick with an AR over a Mini.
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Old January 23, 2012, 01:44 AM   #16
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Nope got mine because I like to eat Deer & hog & the mini gives me a pretty good deal on freezer meat.
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:38 AM   #17
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Funny coming from someone with over 3000 posts.
Now that's funny!!

JimBob, next thing you're gonna tell me is that you had to walk to school everyday 5 miles, uphill, both ways, barefoot, in the snow, AFTER you got off work from your 12 hour shift at the saw mill, so you could pay the doctor bills for your poor sick mother, who was raising 14 kids on her own, cause Paw died in a coal mine when you were 3.

Man, I'm glad I didn't grow up in THAT America!!

Seriously... Lighten up Francis... we're having fun here.
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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Too bad I was 12 or I would have bought 5 of them
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Old January 23, 2012, 06:27 PM   #19
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No - not me, but of course if Hanibal has one that's good enough for me. My decision to buy an AC556 went something like this:

1. It was originally between an UZI and AC556 - both priced nearly the same when I was in the market. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. I decided I wanted a full-auto that fired the more powerful .223 than 9mm or .45. So, the UZI was out.

2. I also considered the FNC because I had an FNC semi-auto that I could have purchased a sear for. But I was concerned about lack of parts and breakages. Also, the conversion required welding the bolt (I think?), only a couple of folks did this, and I wasn't convinced that this was the best way to go.

3. The AC556 was rugged, robust, affordable and factory supported (at the time). A factory supported machinegun that I could shoot and get repaired whenever I wanted - Yep, that made the AC556 an easy choice.

Now, what have I learned?

The FNC conversions are actually quite durable and robust - you don't hear about many problems with these guns. The AC556 is no longer supported by Ruger and its very hard to find parts for it. Parts sets are through the roof! I still like it better than the UZI, but not as much as I did when I first bought it.
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Old January 25, 2012, 07:54 PM   #20
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Poodleshooter: THAT and George Peppard (who played Hannibal Smith) didn't want anyone to be shot during the show-or so I have heard.

Good, campy 80's show.
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:18 PM   #21
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I didt buy one because I learned from watching the show, that it didnt matter how many millions of rounds fired by one, no one was ever hit.
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:23 PM   #22
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i did paint my van black and grey and put a spoiler on it.
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Old January 25, 2012, 09:11 PM   #23
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Stuck in the 80's??

Ok, well maybe I did watch too much TV back around 1985.... Here's my Pickup truck... Name the show.

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Old January 26, 2012, 09:58 AM   #24
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Fall Guy . No offense , but Lee Majors your not . He didn't wear glasses
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Old January 26, 2012, 06:42 PM   #25
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Nice one Guy! I still need to get the chrome roll bar, push bumper, and CB antenna LOL

Hard to believe Lee is an OLD man now.... I thought he was the coolest when I was a kid.
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