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I need a weapon for home defense against marauders when TSHTF.

I was thinking of a 105mm howitzer. However, I have heard that those new 35mm autocannon are also quite good for home defense. Has anyone any experience with them?

Also, what do you think of flamethrowers? I was thinking of using one as both defense and home heating, in case I run out of matches.


-- Gunman (, March 12, 1999



Weekend Trolling Begins...

-- Texan (, March 12, 1999.

Actually I thought it was pretty funny.

I would like to be the first to encourage Gunman to stock up on the items he has discussed and practice. Practive early and practice a lot.

I would particularly encourage you to practice with the flamethrowers for home heating, and soon.

You will find your self with lots of company. We hope.

--Greybear, who wonders how you hold a 105mm howitzer up to your shoulder, much less sight the dam thing.

- Got Land Mines?

-- Greybear (, March 12, 1999.

Oh no, you don't fire a howitzer from the shoulder. You fire from the hip, like a grenade launcher.

I tried to use a flamethrower instead of matches last night, on the stove. Worked REALLY well. Not only did the gas catch fire, but the whole house did as well!!!! (by the way, it is not a good idea to store ammunition under the stove. Especially not 22mm artillery shells.

And yes, I do have landmines. I store them under the doormat, but I'm thinking of putting them somewhere else. The last six visitors to my house were inexplicably blown up, and I had to replace the doormats. At $19.95 apiece, you can see why I'd be annoyed.


-- Gunman (, March 12, 1999.

They're lurking under the bridge -- trolls!

-- (watch@watcher.watching), March 12, 1999.

$19.95 per visitor is pretty expensive. But if people keep gettting the kind of greeting you give, I don't wonder that you're having to pay people to come see you.

The most we ever do is shoot in the ground around their feet. (Just to see how sincere they are in wanting to visit)

Can yoy get a shoulder holster for a 105? That would have to out-do Dirty Harry about as bad a possible. Great chuckles in the picture of Clint holding a 105 pointed at the bad guy saying " Go ahead......."

-- Greybear (, March 12, 1999.

Or Indiana Jones pointing gun at two bad guys, (click) "ShXX!" He then throws the gun at them and runs like hell.

-- Donna Barthuley (, March 12, 1999.

We may be on to something valuable here.

None of the guys in the movies ever did much good throwing their guns at someone.

Now when you throw a 105 at someone I think you just might have a chance a discouraging them.

-- Greybear (, March 12, 1999.

Are you aware of the 12 ga shells that put out a wall of 3000 degree fire out to 250 ft? Gives a whloe new meaning to muzzle flash.

Skroll down to speciali

-- CT (ct@no.yr), March 12, 1999.

Oops,,darned cats.

Are you aware of the 12 ga shells that put out a wall of 3000 degree fire out to 250 ft? Gives a whloe new meaning to muzzle flash.

Skroll down to specialized shot ammo.

Got a flame thrower?,,,why, yes I do.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), March 12, 1999.

Has anyone seen the "alternative" firearms and ammo around teh gunshows?? I've gotta figure they are around a 2 bore or may be a 2.5 bore. Some are flares, some are flashbang rounds and some are duplex rounds. I saw some a few weeks ago and well, they are a bit big for ME but....

-- Chuck, a night driver (, March 12, 1999.

Around here,,, N.Ca.coast,,,the laws go out the door on and before The 4th of July. You can buy anything from M80s to 4" mortars,,( even the cops buy them ) and we all get together on the beach ( cops too ) and have more fun and a better show than the city,,so far no ones been hurt but a 2" mortar going off 100' away is definitely a major flash/bang.

Those flame rounds for a shotgun are course ground Aluminum ( pinhead to powder ),,,should be able to make your own.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), March 13, 1999.

Here's an off-the-wall idea - could I somehow set up explosives on my property that would go off when hit by a .22 round? I'm thinking of something to make a lot of niose and possibly light to scare intruders away. Any other ideas on how to scare people?

-- y2kbiker (, March 13, 1999.

"--Greybear, who wonders how you...sight the dam thing."

Kentucky Windage.


-- LP (, March 13, 1999.

Exploding targets taped to milk jugs 1/4 of gasoline. Leave the lids off the jugs and hit them with a 12 or 20 gauge light load. The targets explode and the jugs leap 20 feet in the air large ball of fire. Hang a few from the clothesline.

In the spirit of this post, please keep the flames in your yard.

-- Bill (, March 13, 1999.

Need to go to you can pick up a suitcase nuke for next to nothing. Stops everything and everybody.

Got radiation?


Oops! There goes the neighborhood.

-- LM (, March 13, 1999.

Wrong LM. You do not need to go to You are confused here.

You need to BE Chinese and go to

That apparently works well. Just take lots of cash. Understand they have mark down sales just before election time.

-- Greybear (, March 13, 1999.

"Understand they have mark down sales just before election time."

And for a modest charge, you can stay at the White "Bed and Breakfast" House while you're visiting.


-- LP (, March 14, 1999.

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