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 No.4939[Reply]

Hello comrades I'm a transwoman who owns a Bersa in 380 (pic rel) that I purchased in more prosperous times. Is it suitable for home defense? I live in a pretty crap apartment and am concerned about over penetration and efficacy. I don't have much money for another option. Please advise.

TLDR trans femme comrade needs caliber advice

 No.4941

A crossbow would be better, but that seem like it'd work fine.

 No.4942

1. A gun you have is better than one you don't.
2. A gun you are adept at using is better than one you just have.
>.380
yeah sure that's fine.
>concerned about over penetration and efficacy
looks like you got hollow points which reduces penetration and increases tissue damage. don't waste those on practice shooting though, just get some cheap boolets designated for target shooting.

 No.4943

It'll kill people for sure if that's what you're wondering. Cheap ammo and easy to carry as well.

 No.4944

define "suitable". will a .380 kill a man? yes. is it wise to shoot indoors? no, few guns are. hollowpoints are safer though
find a good range and practice. get some click rounds (not sure what the term is in English but blank rounds you can fire without damaging the firing pin) and practice loading, unloading, safing, unsafing and handling it in general

 No.4967

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Birdshot round are good for home defense. Hit an intruder anywhere near the face and you'll ruin their objective without killing them.
Home defense is different than having a body count, try to avoid that if possible.
A blank, a couple round of birdshot and then HP for the final rounds if things get serious. I like my shotgun because I've been able to dissuade one potential intruder with the sound of racking it, glad I haven't had to kill anyone.



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 No.3450[Reply]

>A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a long-barreled firearm designed to shoot a straight-walled cartridge known as a shotshell, which usually discharges numerous small pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, or sometimes a single solid projectile called a slug. Shotguns are most commonly smoothbore firearms, meaning that their gun barrels have no rifling on the inner wall, but rifled barrels for shooting slugs (slug barrels) are also available.

The shotgun is thought of as being an extremely basic firearm but it is also very versatile and powerful. It can shoot loads that allow you to hunt small game, large game, from birdshot to buckshot, to even rifled slugs that basically turn your shotgun into a rifle, also works good for home defense and even military applications (think WW1 trench guns).

People have a misleading sense of how much spread shotguns have especially in video games where they magically become ineffective after 10 feet meanwhile in real life hunters regularly kill animals with buckshot at far greater distances.
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 No.3692

>>3675
what's the deal with burgers and muh home defense?

 No.3693

>>3692
Come find out.

 No.3698

>>3693
what the hell does that mean? that doesn't answer my question

 No.3699

>>3698
It's a joke, the implication is that if you "come" and enter their home, they will shoot you.

 No.4966

Refilling a shell
>The video does not show the exact parameters and names of the components. This is not a tutorial for making shotgun shells, it is a reconstruction of a museum rarity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOoIrHdJ4Q

Video is by Drobashevich a Russian Shotgun channel
https://www.youtube.com/@DROBASHEVICH



 No.38[Reply]

DIY
-Personal Armour
-Vehicle Armour
-Structural armour

Instructions, specifications, theory.
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 No.4768

See >>2099
But since I know (You) won't listen - How To Make AMAZING Body Armor For $30?! on youtube. Guy uses fiberglass resin to create a fairly durable Level III plate.
https://files.catbox.moe/saoovh.mp4

sage for potential glowies

 No.4862

Anyone have these old 'future' military stuff? I remember there being a site for it, but it's gone or something.

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 No.4937

>>4763
The Russian special forces titanium helmet, yes.

 No.4963

A DIY Mirror Ghillie that is surprisingly effective



 No.2782[Reply]

I see a lot of talk about how Russia n China could shit on the west with hypersonic missiles. which is cool af but I also don't know if thats even true or what a hypersonic missile even is(I assume it goes faster than sound?). Are they a big deal? I really do hope the hype lives up this time
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>>4831
The funniest thing about this missile is that by making it an external mount for the F-35 (because it's probably too large for internal mounting, or if not, will only fit one such missile) it completely negates the F-35's stealth, because of just how much pylons fuck with that.
https://topwar.ru/241043-giperzvuk-mako-ot-lockheed-martin-i-coaspire-dlja-f-35.html

 No.4889

>>2785
Why would it be any harder for a faster missile to correct course? It still takes 1 second for it to travel the distance it travels in 1 second. If anything it means you can make smaller adjustments because the extra distance you are moving per second will magnify how much that changes your final destination. Potentially it would be harder to calculate corrections on the fly, but given the payload these things carry that shouldn't be that big of a deal.

 No.4894

>>4888
>888
Checked for another F-35 'L' moment

>>2831
>Says this
>Posts a MiG-25 and Belenko's defection
What did he mean by this?

 No.4895

>>4661
>This is cope. It is impossible to stop a nuclear warhead once fired, because not only do you have to hit tens of thousands of decoys
Don't exaggerate, at most a couple thousand, see >>3401
>Hypersonics are a fucking meme unless you're fighting an asymmetrical war against a target unwilling to open pandora's nuke box.
Its a weapon that both helps guarantee MAD in terms of a retaliatory strike and as a conventional missile capable of hitting well defended targets.

>>3920
NTA but
>The plasma blackout that >>2817 is talking about also prevents the missile from receiving incoming communications
Is incorrect. Plasma makes it HARDER to receive or send signals but not impossible. Furthermore, the plasma effect also masks the missile from RADAR, meaning that the missile will be hard to target, let alone actually intercept, as demonstrated when Patriot missiles failed to shoot down Kinzhal's and got taken out by them.

 No.4948

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China has demonstrated its Aero-Ballistic hypersonic missile. It is obviously a copy of the Russian Kinzhal.

https://topwar.ru/241671-vpervye-pokazany-kadry-puska-kitajskoj-ajeroballisticheskoj-rakety-s-giperzvukovoj-boevoj-chastju.html



 No.4682[Reply]

Want a gun but its impossible to get a gun license in your country? Buy a repeating crossbow. These things will nail the target in a wall behind them.

<Tactical Repeating Crossbow – Maybe this is the biggest innovation in the crossbow market ever – this weapon changes everything.


<The 7.5 inch arrows (or bolts) have screwed-on field points and reach a proud 30 joules at 130 pounds tensile weight. The arrow speed is approximately 78 m/s (256 fps), which makes the Adder accurate even at distances up to 50 meters (55 yards). In our tests, the standard field tips penetrated through several layers of clothing and a thick layer of ballistic gel, then perforated a coconut poured into the gel block. By using the special High-Penetration Bodkin tips, which have razor-sharp edges, this penetration power can be further increased.


<The removable tactical rear stock is adjustable. The weapon can also be used without the rear stock, which makes it even more compact if required. The all-metal red dot visor supplied with the weapon can be adjusted vertically and horizontally.


https://www.amazon.com/EK-Archery-Automatic-Repeating-Crossbow/dp/B07ZQNWBDV
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 No.4691

>>4689
>Dehumanizing the enemy is good lol
No anon. I have no sympathy for Porky but to say this shit is equivalent to those /pol/fags that cite that Polish Nazi about "I've never killed people, only communists"
Socialists seek to rise above their ideological enemies and not stoop to their level, that is a path to fascism and Populism. Even in WW2 and the height of the Cold War, the Soviet government never damned the people under fascist regime, but the fascists themselves, it's why Nazi and CIA propaganda tried so hard to propagate the image of "sub-human Easterners coming to rape and pillage!"
Mao, Stalin and Che among others talked about this.

 No.4694

50J starts being enough for hunting the kind of small game you can with a .22, from a legal perspective (rabbits, pigeons etc). but because the bolts are so heavy, I expect it might also work for things as big as roe deer. an added benefit of crossbows is that they're silent
he should make one with a motor for cocking

 No.4695

>>4694
also I recently learned that in Finland trappers would hunt squirrels using blunt bolts so as to not damage their fur. the name for money in Finnish also stems from the name for squirrels

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 No.4902

its regulated as any gun here and you also need to be apart of registered hunting club



 No.1076[Reply]

Today, the United States is among a number of nations working to develop and field advanced directed energy weapons, or lasers, for a number of military applications.

Near the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union began experimenting with the idea of fielding a laser-equipped tank that could blind the targeting systems of inbound ballistic missiles or vehicles. Ultimately, two prototypes of the laser-armed 1К17 Сжатие, translated to “Compression,” were built, though they weren’t complete until the Soviet Union fell and was replaced by the new government of the Russian Federation.

Today, the United States is among a number of nations working to develop and field advanced directed energy weapons, or lasers, for a number of military applications. The U.S. Air Force recently announced its intentions to begin fielding lasers on their fighter platforms as soon as 2025, and the U.S. Navy began testing its latest laser, the MK 2 MOD 0, aboard the USS Portland in May of this year. But decades before these programs came to light, the Soviet Union was already exploring the idea of using lasers as a means of missile defense.

The Soviet strategy wasn’t to use these lasers to destroy incoming missiles like the applications in development today intend to. Instead, the Soviet laser tank aimed to blind or burn out the electro-optical sensors missiles used to find their targets. Once blinded or damaged, a missile would miss its intended target, whether that was the 1K17 or other nearby assets. Other planned applications included using the laser apparatus to blind heavy vehicles like tanks, making it impossible for them to aim and fire accurately.
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 No.4596

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Soviet LASER pistol for astronauts. It's only powerful enough to overload cameras but it looks cool. It actually has single use battery cartridges like bullets in the magazine. The idea was for the astronauts on space stations to shoot this out the window at approaching ships.

 No.4597

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>>4596
There was a laser revolver version of this too. It reminds me of the laser pistol from the original Alien (1979) film.

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Лазерный_пистолет?useskin=vector

https://en.topwar.ru/38339-sdelano-v-sssr-lazernyy-pistolet-kosmonavta.html

 No.4602

>>4597
The laser pistol actually looks cool. The revolver has to be the ugliest looking firearm I've ever seen.

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 No.4863

Laser deforestation demonstrated in Russia
>Specialists from the Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Thermonuclear Research tested a mobile laser complex produced by Rosatom. The laser was used to cut down forests and speed up the laying of power lines. Using a laser complex, it was possible to cut a tree trunk 200 mm thick in six minutes; by simulating a laser beam, this time can be halved. The laser installation has no analogues in Russia and is capable of cutting even metal structures whose thickness reaches 260 mm, at a distance of no more than 300 meters. Previously, a sunken ship located 50 meters from the shore was cut with a laser on Sakhalin. There are no technical details released yet; the laser complex can be installed on an all-terrain vehicle of median size or larger.
An interesting use of a laser. Perhaps its not so fantastical in the future to have laser cannons.



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 No.4842[Reply]

I fucking love it even if people think it looks bad.
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 No.4845

>>4844
Maybe he plays airsoft or something?

 No.4846

>>4842
Ebay, aliexpress, etc why don't you consult a web search.

 No.4847

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>>4844
Everywhere. I will wear it at home, in bed, on the toilet, at the shower, all day & night and go out in public with the helmet / cap included.

 No.4848

>>4846
Those are ass to order from in Europe (particularly Eastern Europe because of customs). Are there no retailers within Europe?

 No.4850

>>4848
All the more difficult considering that under Article 10 - It is forbidden to buy, sell, rent, lease or distribute military uniforms without permission.
The use of military uniforms and standard clothing once equipped by the Chinese People's Liberation Army to conduct business activities is prohibited. So it might not go through customs.

Am I supposed to contact the Chinese embassy for permission lmfao?



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 No.4839[Reply]

Does this actually work or did leafanon have a giggle?


 No.4827[Reply]

Does anyone do fencing, HEMA, kendo, or some other sword inspired combat sport?

 No.4828




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 No.2195[Reply]

hmmm today… i will post my favorite cat
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RF-4E tactical reconnaissance aircrafts
first pic captures the lunch of 3 sam-2 aa missiles

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 No.4825

>>2373
bump

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>>4825
If you're going to bump, bump with an actual image or post uygha.



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