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  • #46
    God I hope Gaddafi is taking the piss, either that or he works for the Department of Finance and Defence
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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    • #47
      I am not a piss-taker.

      I may be a sexist, a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, a piss-taker, but i am not a porn star!
      Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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      • #48
        Last night I was talking to an exer friend of mine who served in ordnance, he said that the notion that the BAPs were improrperly maintained from the start is news to him.
        "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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        • #49
          I'm not up to date on pistols, But I've fired the bap and have been told that I had potential marksman on it. I am trying to find out if it is possible to get a pistol on civvie street as some target shooters have already recieved a licence for one. I have asked about Cpl's firing the bap in competition but was told it was only for senior NCO's & Officers.
          I had the good fortune to be able to fire a 44 Magnum while on Hols this year, now that is some weapon!

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          • #50
            I fired the BAP in competition last year as a Corporal,I wasnt the only one. To my knowledge,anyone who is qualified to fire the BAP(ARPs etc) is eligible to fire in Competition.
            Whoever told you has their facts seriously wrong. Could it be because you are in fact(gasp) a woman?


            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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            • #51
              Civvie licenses for pistols and rifles. All your questions answered here.........http://pie.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=466

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              • #52
                Originally posted by waterbaby
                :...I have asked about Cpl's firing the bap in competition but was told it was only for senior NCO's & Officers....
                Would say this is horse****. The Cav, for instance, are supposed to be
                trained up on the BAP, as a car crewman(woman). Whether RDF
                Cav troopers get BAP training in this scenario, I'm unsure.
                My mob specifies Sgt upwards, as Sgt's may have to do BOS duties
                on camp. Fair dinkum, to a point...
                "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by FMolloy
                  Last night I was talking to an exer friend of mine who served in ordnance, he said that the notion that the BAPs were improrperly maintained from the start is news to him.
                  From what I can remember some years ago the British army suffered a number of Fatal and near fatal missfires with their BAPs(L something or other). These for the most part were caused by slide failure, in particular the failure of the slide to the rear of the ejection opening.

                  As a result of this, Our own ordnance people surveyed the Pistols in stores and discovered a large number when x rayed had the same hairline cracks found on UK weapons(Possibly caused by firing higher load Parabellum rounds than usual) as well as metal fatigue which was not unusual for any metal object which undergoes the stresses associated with the firing of any ammunition. A large quantity were removed as a result of these examinations.

                  The increased use of the Pistol since the withdrawal of the Gustav SMG has also diminished the available pistols,necessitating the replacment programme.


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #54
                    new DF sidearm poll

                    saw inthe indo Yesterday that the DF are replacing the Browning, so here's a poll to find out everyone's preference
                    Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

                    Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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                    • #55
                      Hasn't this been done before?
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                      With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                      Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                      • #56
                        Finally, this could mean that the RDF should soon be issued with new dueling flintlock pistols .... ooh i cant wait!!!

                        Personally the SiG Sauer would be my choice, simply because it has proven itself with a lot of other forces, dont the ARW use a SiG too? their experience will surely be called upon in the choice making, then again, that WOULD be forward thinking of the DF....
                        "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
                        "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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                        • #57
                          http://irishmilitaryonline.com/board...ghlight=pistol
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                          With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                          Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                          • #58
                            sorry YJ, I searched but all I got was an error message
                            Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

                            Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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                            • #59
                              If I recall the last time round the selection was made,but the government cancelled the process.
                              Anything will do as long as its 9mm and double action. Armourers around the country have begun condemning Baps all over the place. Replacements are well overdue. Some of those in stores have smoothe bore Barrels at this stage.


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by mutter nutter
                                saw inthe indo Yesterday that the DF are replacing the Browning, so here's a poll to find out everyone's preference
                                Can anyone find and post this article?


                                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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