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Originally posted by defcon5
The only thing that I can think of that they could be talking about is recoil. My break barrel has just slightly less sound and recoil then a real 22 rifle does, where a pump gun has none. But the trade off is that it has tons more FPS, distance, and is a higher caliber.
Also in regards to buying a 22. A 22 is not a bad thing to own, but long term you can only maintain a 22 for exactly as many shots as you have firing (priming) caps to reload the ammo.
Bows are an even worse problem in many ways. Arrows are not a compact item to be toting around, and for both high-powered compound bows and crossbows, you cannot home build arrows without special equipment.
Also in regards to buying a 22. A 22 is not a bad thing to own, but long term you can only maintain a 22 for exactly as many shots as you have firing (priming) caps to reload the ammo. Your last priming cap is your last shot
If someone has on body armor, you might as well be throwing rocks at them.
Originally posted by Moneyisgodlifeisrented
Commercial weapons won't work when society isn't around any longer to produce the parts needed to maintain, everything breaks and once it does, then what?
You are so much better off with simple weapons and weaponized concepts such as Improv weapons.
Think booby traps, Offensive and defensive, the only things that you can rely on it things you made yourself, guns are grand an a great way to move a object fast enough to hurt someone, but not the only means to do so.
Think Junk yard wars, but more literal.edit on 22-6-2012 by Moneyisgodlifeisrented because: (no reason given)