Americans Can Be in Awe of Philippine Taliban Backyard Gunsmithing...

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posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Americans Can Be in Awe of Philippine Taliban Backyard Gunsmithing...


This episode of 'Vice' on HBO brought me up out of my chair from a half sleep last night.


This is from an episode titled 'Killer Kids: Political Assassinations by the Philippine Taliban.' I was kind of half watching and half dozing late last night when the episode came to the segment about the Backyard Gunshop.


I mean, these Philippino children of the Taliban make very effective weapons constructed from found scrap junk metal. Everything from 9mm semiautomatic handguns to Barrett .50 sniper rifles and Kalashnikov automatic knockoffs. Yes, and even shoulder rocket launchers. These weapons made in backyard gun shops are not of shabby Saturday Night Special quality. These are battlefield grade constructed weapons. Made from scrape metal in backyard gun shops using hacksaws, files, hammers and just about any tool that can be found in the American work garage.


We've been hearing bits and drabs of news about how the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists hand make their own weapons. Until now, the scope and quality of these Shade Tree Taliban Gunsmiths has been kept in the shadows.


Back Yard Gunsmithing among the Taliban is a trade handed down from father to son through the generations. Philippino children at the ripe young age of ten begin learning how to make these guns. It's their schooling. It's their trade. And they are obviously very dang good at this trade, in spite of the limited resources and tools available to them.


When I say limited, I mean very limited in comparison to what we have available here in America. The average American Joe can go to Sears to buy a supply of Craftsman Tools that the children of the Philippine Taliban only wish they could purchase with a credit card.


Take a look at this HBO segment of a tour of a Taliban Backyard Gun Shop from the series 'Vice.'




www.hbo.com...#/vice/episodes/01/01-killer-kids/video/vice-extended-backyard-gunshop.html/eNrjcmbO0CzLTEnNd8xLzKksyUx2zs8rSa0oUc-P SYEJBSSmp-ol5qYy5zMXsjGyMXIyMrJJJ5aW5BfkJFbalhSVpgIAXbkXOA==




posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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the link not working.. can yo upost som epics of some of the guns they make?



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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pretty damn good looking guns to be made with just some scrap, a hack saw, a file and elbow grease.
only draw back is wait time. two weeks for a snub nose .38.

that's some old world smithin right there.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
the link not working.. can yo upost som epics of some of the guns they make?


I don't know what the problem is with your 'puter ISP or whatever.

Link works perfect.

I just tried it again.

Try the link to HBO's official website for the series 'Vice,' then go from there...

www.hbo.com...



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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edit: fixed

www.hbo.com...

here u go, full link no navigating.

btw, i've seen a few vids of them doing this in Pakistan I believe during the Iraq/Afganistan war to supply home made bullets and guns to the enemy. Might have actually been vice too
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posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
pretty damn good looking guns to be made with just some scrap, a hack saw, a file and elbow grease.
only draw back is wait time. two weeks for a snub nose .38.

that's some old world smithin right there.



I suppose in the world of terrorism and the Taliban, time is not a New York Minute to them.

King Saud once said to President Teddy Roosevelt, "America is like the lion. You will eventually become old and weak. We are like the wind. We are forever."

Americans don't understand the patience of the mindset.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:33 AM
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I remember seeing something similar years ago, but it was in Pakistan. The place was called Darra Adam Khel.


 
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posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
pretty damn good looking guns to be made with just some scrap, a hack saw, a file and elbow grease.
only draw back is wait time. two weeks for a snub nose .38.

that's some old world smithin right there.


Don't forget. That two week time limit includes scrounging around the junk yards for chunks of scrape metal from burned out trucks and what not, to make the weapon from.

And I suppose one could say that if the backyard gunsmiths can a nice looking handgun like that in only two weeks, imagine what an American could do in their garage or workshop with all the conveniences we have in this country.

Except too many Americans have grown too lazy to be industrious.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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I remember seeing something similar years ago, but it was in Pakistan. The place was called Darra Adam Khel.


 
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True. And if you watch the entire half hour episode, they go to Afghanistan and talk about how their children are sent to Pakistan to be trained in the art of terrorism. It's kind of sad. Children are taught to become suicide bombers simply because they don't know better. They are told that the explosive vest only blows outward, and that they will survive the blast. Or the children are told that they are carrying important papers, and the vest is detonated by remote control.

All the same, you've got to be in awe of the ability of the backyard gunsmith.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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Works for me.....
that sub machine gun they naamed after the president was awesome....
They are masters with hand tools.....
the sophistication rivals the gunsmiths of Peshawar.........



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Sounds like you need to get out more if you think this type of ability is rare in the US. Garage tinkering is still a huge hobby anywhere people don't live in human-hives. There is a large part of this country's population that either are capable of doing this same type of work or have neighbors that can.

Shoot, there are three back yard gunsmiths within a half mile of my house! Lots of people hang a shingle out at the driveway. Surely you know this?



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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I will be starting my own company here shortly.
Along with a day job, that will be my second job.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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would love to see it, yet every link given so far only gets me to a blank black screen.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by Montana
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Sounds like you need to get out more if you think this type of ability is rare in the US. Garage tinkering is still a huge hobby anywhere people don't live in human-hives. There is a large part of this country's population that either are capable of doing this same type of work or have neighbors that can.

Shoot, there are three back yard gunsmiths within a half mile of my house! Lots of people hang a shingle out at the driveway. Surely you know this?



Well, good for you. And your neighborhood. You need to stand proud with your Neighborhood Crime Watch as a paradigm to be admired and followed by many more neighborhoods.

But I'm a little disappointed you only have three gunsmiths in your neighborhood.

There's are too many socialist neighborhoods in America anymore.

Caveat.....the Metal Strom technology was created in an Australian garage. I'm more than a little disappointed that the Aussies went one up on us in that category.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by macman
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I will be starting my own company here shortly.
Along with a day job, that will be my second job.




Keep us apprised of your company's progress.

For too long the domestic market has been dominated by the Big Names like Colt and Ruger. Which is not all bad. Except the Big Name gunmakers are outsourcing their manufacturing to Chinese companies more and more.

The future of the American domestic gun making industry is opening up widely to individual entrepreneurs.

Not to forget mentioning how the liberals in Washington are pushing all the Necessity is the Mother of Invention buttons for Second Amendment manufacturing to go more local.

Like in Montana.

No neighborhood with a reputable Neighborhood Crime Watch should be without a convenient store gunsmith. More neighborhoods should be erecting signs that say, "NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH....WE MAKE OUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD GUNS AND AMMO."

That'll make those scalawags think twice about trespassing.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by stirling
Works for me.....
that sub machine gun they naamed after the president was awesome....
They are masters with hand tools.....
the sophistication rivals the gunsmiths of Peshawar.........




The Gunsmiths of Peshawar

Published on Jun 7, 2012
If a Firearm is a Jewel then Peshawar is Gem Row


www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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And I would suggest that gunsmithing in third world countries is going on an upswing...

The American people could be facing a 'Cold War Gunsmithing Gap.'

Once the Taliban gets hold of a 3D Printer, they will create other 3D Printers that will recreate Kalashnikovs.

It is estimated that half the Kalashnikovs operating in the world are produced by those other than certified Russian Kalashnikov manufacturers.

Well, what did you expect. The AK is so simply designed...and so trustworthy.




First Desktop 3D printer in Pakistan

Published on Feb 6, 2013


Printing a Yoda bust on my Solidoodle Gen 2 3D printer. Printed in black ABS without support material, hence the slight drooping at the chin area. To my knowledge, this is up till now the first desktop 3D printer to be operational in Pakistan. Shoot me a PM if you want me to print out anything on it! I'll send the first 3 requests completely free of cost..

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:37 AM
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Don't forget in the Philippines, it is legal to own full-auto firearms. But it is illegal to own a .50 cal rifle. Why? Because the politicians don't want to be assassinated from a mile away. Their bodyguards would be near as useless stopping a sniper from that far away without foreknowledge of the attack.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Those guns look just like high quality production models. Very cool. I wish i had detailed info on this, I'd make one or two.

Neat thing is if this was in America, it would be 100% legal. We have no laws aganst making homemade guns. I have never seen a homemade gun look so nice before though. Cheap too. I'd buy one after it had been tested very well.






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