I might have exaggerated a little with that title.
Marcus Wynne, apparently coming off a weekend bender of expresso, biscotti, and ogling lasses a generation or two younger than himself, has sent me yet another link to a piece about 100 yard shots, this time with NFA pistols.
Because, of course, terrorism.
See my previous post about this rather absurd subject. But boyz n’ toyz, you know. Only here the boyz are taking themselves seriously.
I can imagine a scenario where I need to use my gun for self-defense; that’s why I carry one. I can imagine a scenario where I might need a 25-yard shot, but less so. I can imagine one where I might need to make a 100 yard shot, and am able to, and have a clear path to, all during a chaotic terrorist incident, but really…?
Imagine is the right word.
Google your chances of being struck by lightning. Then assess, from the available crime stats and your life style and situation, your realistic chances of needing to use your gun. Then multiply that by some tiny number less than one to get to the necessity and ability of a 100 yard shot on a terrorist. Jimmy the Greek odds: you’re going to die by lightning first. Easy odds.
I make no specific preparation for, and have no specialized equipment to deal with, lightning strikes. Unless you live on a very high place, I doubt you do either, and even then it’s probably not a life style altering set of preparations. I simply rely on my general knowledge of how to deal with a lightning environment should I find myself in one. It’s not like I haven’t thought about the problem, it’s that I don’t change change my life and become a gear queen to deal with the possibility. Because it’s so damn small.
You have every right to schlep an SBR, folding AR, or NFA stocked pistol wherever you like, IMO. But unless you have 1) real, actual tactical training from genuine LE or Mil SMEs (not internet celebrities) in dealing with these situations 2) the specific mission of dealing with them, and 3) a realistic likelihood of encountering them, you’re kind of a strange ranger, ya know?
And here the rest of us are trying to cement the respectability that gun owners have painfully obtained over these last few years.