Live Your Life by a Compass, Not a clock...
Love the skinny young thing shooting the BMG,but I also love girls in shorts and western boots;I guess I love 'em all!
Kinda wish I was at gunpoint by all those hotties getting told what to do...Roll playing can be fun sometimes.Greenbow
Greenbow,I think you mean 'role' playing.Unless you mean you're gonna roll around-which can be fun,too.
I like the M-1903 and the pre 1950 .38 M&P myself---Ray
Fun fact: The Japanese art of Kyuudo(way of the bow) is considered meditation, and practitioners believe that if you perform your meditation correctly, the arrow will spring forward and be drawn to the target.(as opposed to being aimed and directed as Western archery practitioners do)I have seen Japanese treatment of firearms working from the same perspective. To quote..."The best place to shoot from if you want to hit your target is at point blank. So to do that, the shooter and the target must become one." The idea being that if you become one with the gun, the target, and the bullet, then every shot fired will hit.I will leave individual interpretation of these beliefs as profound or silly up to the reader.
Volfram, I don't get it! If you are close enough "to become one with your target" perhaps gun is not a right weapon to use? Perhaps a sword, knife or an axe is a better weapon?The whole purpose of firearms was/is to bring down the target before it has a chance to become a physical hazard to body and flesh...Perhaps this was a Japanese saying before the creation of firearms?
James Butler: There's a lot of metaphysical and conceptual philosophy BS going on in the statement, but it's effectively the same as the medallion in The Mask of Zorro. You're not literally coming into contact with your target, but you are understanding the greater unity of all creation, and you are understanding the connection between yourself, your surroundings, the gun, the bullet, the target.Or somesuch.I think it's worth thinking about a little bit at least, even if you decide it's all quite silly. I was merely trying to point out that in some cultures, yes, shooting is a very literal and spiritual meditative practice, in addition to the well-known therapeutic effects.
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