I never was one who was interested in fast or flashy cars. Vehicles, to me, are a means to transport people and things from point A to point B. I once had a long series of conversations with this guy named Walter about cars and women. He figured that a nice car was essential to finding a nice woman. He drove a Mercedes when I first met him. Then it was some sort of flashy looking muscle car. I forget the make and model. I just don’t pay attention to that sort of thing. Then after he hit it big he bought a brand new, bright red, Ferrari. Within a day or so after buying it he came over to my place to show it off. “That’s nice Walter.” I just wasn’t interested. And when we went for a ride I couldn’t sit up straight. It was extremely uncomfortable for me. I just can’t see the point. The only way I could see getting something that “over the top” is if it were REALLY over the top. If it could spread wings and fly at 300 MPH then I could see the appeal. But to be merely 50% faster than an ordinary car just seems pointless to me.
I feel the same way about machine guns. I just don’t get the appeal. I’ve shot them a few times. And sure, they put a lot of lead down range in a short period of time but so what? I can put more pieces of lead on target with a semi-auto in any realistic situation that I can imagine myself being in. There isn’t even someone like Walter who could plausibly argue that machine guns will attract the babes–so what is the appeal? I really don’t get it.
That said, I just saw the analog in the machine gun world of the car that can spread wings and fly at 300 MPH.
I told Barb this is what I want for Christmas:
P.S. After a decade of faster and faster, flasher and flasher cars Walter eventually did find a woman that would marry him. Barb and I always figured it would be a gold-digger that took him for a ride since that seemed to be what he was advertising for. But the reports I got back (he is on my “every time I see his face I involuntarily start to draw my gun” list now) is that she appeared to be an alcoholic instead.
Ok, mounting a GAU-18 on top of a suburban is just cheating. And must do a number to the paint finish.
That said, I want one.
Anywise, if you are concerned about holding automatic weapons on-target, I might suggest that you look up the K.R.I.S.S. System developments… Their .45 automatic is an interesting thing to behold.
This reminded me of Metal Storm, the folks who put 15 40mm (yes, 40mm, not .40 cal) rounds downrange at 240,000 rpm (!). They also put 30 40mm rounds out at 6,000 rpm. Alas, they’re still limping along in R&D.
Me too, me too! I want one!
Count me in as well. Then, for my birthday, I’ll get the ammunition factory.