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Friday Gun Trivia Nov 9th 2018

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  1. vmax

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    Friday Gun Trivia for November 9th 2018



    The job of a "tunnel rat" in Viet Nam was dangerous and required great bravery and special skills. Tunnel rats used various handguns for these missions. The US issue Colt M1911A1 was the most broadly used firearm along with other weapns

    If the 45 had to be fired, it almost always mean permanent hearing damage and was done when absolutley nessesary.
    Hearing protection was not useful because the soldier had to be able to hear eveything while remaining silent

    Aquired by the Office of Strategic Services, the High Standard .22 LR Model HD semi auto pistols sometimes were used, they had permanently attached silencers with a usable life of about 200 rounds. In some cases the Ruger Mk 1 Target model also saw action.

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  2. Kar98

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    My claustrophobia kicks in & I get nauseous just reading the phrase "tunnel rat".
     
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    I agree. Why not just toss a grenade down in there?
     
  5. Kar98

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    That's why:

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    Now just imagine hundreds, if not thousands, of tunnels like that throughout Vietnam.
     
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    Had 2 friends who were tunnel rats. Both loved it. One was a normal guy and the other a bit different other than loving tunnels. Both survived their time over there. Neither talked about it.
     
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    I knew two guys. One turned preacher, the other one was known as Crazy Uncle Bob.
     
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    I grew up an Army brat. Talk about brass balls. Tunnel Rats had big ones. Not a job for the faint of heart.

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