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http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/201 ... fle-sniper
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A mile-long shot is not appropriate for domestic law enforcement. That's insane.
Police Chief Val Demings said the rifles would allow the department's SWAT team to keep pace with the criminal element.

"We will take advantage of any opportunity to supply our SWAT team with the tools necessary to win the fight on the street,"
And it is an NRA grant program . . .
 

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"The Barrett M95 sniper rifle has an effective range of more than a mile and fires a high-powered .50-caliber round that can penetrate a fortified bunker or a car's engine block."

No, I'm reasonably sure a shot of 1800 yards or more won't be called on too often, but disabling an engine block or defeating a concret wall IS a reasonable expectation.
 

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Looks like they are preparing for something... :sly:
 

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GSB hit it. Knocking out an engine block, punching through a wall or other similiar situations are what the use would be for here. Not long distance head shots on the bubba. Loosen the tinfoil.

Lleonard, your an oxygen thief.
 

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Those aren't mice. Those are palmetto bugs. :shock:
Polite words for COCKROACHES!
 

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Lleonard, your an oxygen thief.
It's clear you don't like kwikrnu and his dedication to OC that surpasses even people on this forum, but do you have to post personal attacks every time he posts? It doesn't add to the discussion. It's highly unlikely that you will find me carrying a spray painted Draco in a park, but I'm still interested in his discussion.
 

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The SWAT team also has requested five Benelli M4 tactical shotguns, the same model used by the U.S. Marine Corps, at a cost of $9,117.
I know they're Benelli's but doesn't it seem like they're getting ripped off for that price? If I were a citizen of Orlando i would say, why not go buy some Mossberg 500's for a couple hundred dollars and save us some money.
 

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Well, it is Florida. I was there for too many years, back during the Scarface days.

Shortly before I left, one morning after a shoot-out in the streets, the police picked-up over two hundred 9 mil shell casings. The story was on page 6 of the Tampa Tribune.

Wouldn't surprise me if they wanted RPGs.
 

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I don't think it's too outlandish. Not only could you take out an engine block or shoot through a concrete barrier to eliminate a threat. You could also take out a boat.
 

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Not long distance head shots on the bubba. Loosen the tinfoil.
The expert witness for the State in my civil rights lawsuit says an AK pistol can take out a target at a mile away. So, I agree they wouldn't need a "fifty" to do "long distance head shots on the bubba". It took a deep breath of cool Tennesee air to type that.
 

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kwikrnu said:
gruntpain1775 said:
Not long distance head shots on the bubba. Loosen the tinfoil.
The expert witness for the State in my civil rights lawsuit says an AK pistol can take out a target at a mile away. So, I agree they wouldn't need a "fifty" to do "long distance head shots on the bubba". It took a deep breath of cool Tennesee air to type that.
Show me the man that can make that shot and I'll kiss his butt on Peachtree st. The 'expert' is full of it.
I called two of my best shooters, they laughed. They do not laugh easy.

 

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Effective range for an AK-47 is roughly 350m, probably shorter with the Pistol variant Although, if the tip is painted orange then the max range for stupidity is endless.
 

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I agree this is for barrier penetration, engine blocks, etc.

There are much better rounds for mile long "head shots" (I had a good chuckle when I read that). At 1600m, you aren't taking "head shots" - somebody needs to quit playing video games 24/7.
 

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I agree this is for barrier penetration, engine blocks, etc.

There are much better rounds for mile long "head shots" (I had a good chuckle when I read that). At 1600m, you aren't taking "head shots" - somebody needs to quit playing video games 24/7.
And even then, it might need to be on "giant head" mode. :lol:
 

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kwikrnu said:
Everyone should own a fifty. I want a m82a1 and when I can afford it I'll open carry it.
You are not sane. Hopefully your miserable existence will be brief.
Because I think open carry is honorable or that I want to open carry a rifle?
 
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