Monday, January 20, 2014

Tab Clearing...

Three wiki tabs open again...
The last is my absolute favorite WWII... or any war, for that matter... Medal of Honor story: "You've heard about the guy who stepped out into the open and took on four tanks with his Tommy Gun and knocked one of them out, right?" (Apparently a round went through the vision slit and killed the driver and it drove into the gully.) .45ACP: It knocks out tanks.

20 comments:

gunfreezone said...

Dear God in Heave, just what we need. 6 months of fans of the .45 ACP telling the world why the round is better than an 80mm mortar. :)

Takashi Sheffield said...

"They all fall to hardball."

og said...

Location, location, location. Well done that man.

Fiftycal said...

Well, my 9 would have done the same thing.

KevinC said...

Not that taking out a tank with a Tommy Gun isn't worthy of the Badass Hall Of Fame, but it was an *Italian* tank we're talking about here...

Robert Fowler said...

.45, Hell yeah.

Robert said...

Hell, Sgt. Rock did that to Tiger tanks every other issue...

Ragin' Dave said...

So a guy named Fiftycal says his 9mm can do the same thing as a .45.....

Things like this is why I read the comment around here.

LCB said...

I took Melatonin for a while to help me sleep. Seemed to help a little for a while.

Robert said: Hell, Sgt. Rock did that to Tiger tanks every other issue...

I miss Sgt. Rock, I do...

Anonymous said...

.45ACP also takes down fighter planes.

http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1996/July%201996/0796valor.aspx

It's not impossible; the first air combats of WWI consisted of pilots taking pot shots at each other with pistols and carbines until someone thought of mounting a machine gun.

Al_in_Ottawa

Gewehr98 said...

I know of one instance where shooting a round or three of .45ACP into one's own jet allowed a F-80 Shooting Star to land safely.

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Above--Beyond-Shooting-Up-a-Shooting-Star.html

Uno Mas (SASS #80082) said...

.45 -- is there nothing it can't do? Imagine if the made the bullets out of bacon...

tailwind said...

".45ACP: It knocks out tanks."

Worked for Captain Miller.

John A said...

Another rabbit hole - http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=67090198072
"Seven shots, five kills" with his .45.

but warning about offensive language.

As well as soldiers, posts gods and goddesses, priests and nuns, women holding castles while husbands off at "front" lines, and more.

tailwind said...

We'll call it the .45ACB. The ultimate weapon against Islamic terrorists.

Atom Smasher said...

Most likely L35s. Still tanks, even though they were called tankettes. More armor than a shirt...

BryanP said...

For a second I misread melatonin as melanoma. I immediately thought "oh no!"

Boat Guy said...

Why GOTHIC SERPENT now?
It comes up for me every October; do you have a project?

Tam said...

Boat Guy,

I was double-checking my math. It occurred to me that Red Wings is as far in the past now as Gothic Serpent was when BHD was in theaters.

Boat Guy said...

Wow. Hadn't had that thought, but yeah...