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Great vidio of pirate target practice.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by powermad, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    What a cool job!
     
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  3. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    Though the poodle shooters did the job one would think a belt fed something or another would be a better choice.
    I wonder if they are limited on what they can engage them with.
     
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  4. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Looks more interesting than my line of work.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Shall we have toddies on the aft deck after repelling boarders? It's only civilized!
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    The way that skiff hit the side of the ship, I think the pirates had issues from the 'incoming' fire. The guys on board the ship doing the shooting could go off duty in the sound knowledge that they had done the right thing that day. I'm just surprised the international shipping community had not done this sooner and saved countless millions of dollars and a few (innocent) lives.

    I have to say though, those pirates have a pretty large set. In all honesty, would you dash through open water towards a target that could potentially shoot back in a bid to try hijack it? I sure as hell would not. I think that video proves a point. One day, you might just not make it home and no one will know where your corpse is! I also wonder how many times that scenario is playing out per month over there? Do it enough times and they run out of idiots to throw at you I guess.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, there is an unending supply of idiots. All you can do is keep the population in check thru attrition.
     
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  9. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    The ones sending the idiots out don't care what happens to them, plenty more where they came from.
    I believe insurance reasons and differing countries policies on armed crew kept them from shooting back.
    Once out in international waters though a small boat could meet them and escort them through the idiot zone.
    I bet it's a lucrative gig to escort ships through dangerous waters these days.
    You have the high ground and have good cover, almost like a zombie kill everything that moves game.
    I would still want at least an m240 to keep them far enough away to stop them getting into rpg range.
    An M2 would kinda make it a short fight.
    That probably goes on a lot more than the public knows about.
     
  10. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.
     
  11. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    What a job!!
     
  12. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL,, friggen awesome!! :gun13:
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SO we all think its what fun to kill someone? Granted these guys have to be stopped and most likely the only way to do it is to kill them. But really! This is the job some of you want?

    Pretty sadistic

    Sorry I don't get that..
     
  14. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    i don't think killing someone is fun. However I compare pirates to a infection. If you don't kill the infection it continues spread and be a problem.
    How does protecting a ship you are on differ from protecting your home and your life? As I am likely to be a victim of kidnapping by being on the ship I would have no problem protecting myself or my ship since my job is as a security guard.
    A laughing matter no. But I will do it.
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My comments were directed at the people responding here with:

    What a cool job!

    Awesome.

    What a job!!

    LOL,, friggen awesome!!


    Not those men tasked with protecting the ship.
     
  16. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I know these things Mark. But you ask the question, SO we all think its what fun to kill someone? even if it was mean sarcastically I felt like letting the putzes know we all do not think that way.l
     
  17. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    You're damned right it's awesome and cool! I think anything that removes human garbage like these pirates is awesome and cool! I have ZERO tolerance for scum like this, whether in East African waters or right in my own back yard.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Ironbar, I have only one question, Have you ever pulled the trigger on a human target? When you do tell me then how friggin awesome it is.
     
  19. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    You got it.
     
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    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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