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Spoo/k/y s/k/ary stories thread.
>couple years back, camping on an island with a couple old friends from high school (me, two other guys, three girls)
>spend the day exploring the island, doing a little target shooting (I brought my nugget and one of the other guys brought some sort of durr rifle, maybe a Savage)
>night has fallen, we've started a bonfire and are generally having fun roasting random shit, playing guitar, swapping stories etc.
>the one nofuns guy suddenly shushes everyone and says "what was that?"
>we all look around
>"huh, guess it was just a rabbit or something" (rabbits are a huge problem round here)
>go back to enjoying ourselves
>eventually everyone goes to sleep, save for me and nofuns
>it's about midnight
>we're just cleaning things up and letting the fire burn down when he taps my shoulder
>"there it is again" he says
>points to a ledge about 50 feet above our camp
>I look up and see nothing
>"no no I swear I heard something move"
>grab flashlight and shine it along the ridge
>at one point I see something move, quite quickly, to avoid the beam, my light just catching the tail end of it as it shambles away
>it's big and moves like no animal I've seen
>we both jump
>we retreat back to the safety of the fire
>we can now both here something creeping around in the woods near the site
>I'm still assuming it's just a big cat or something, even though the island isn't large enough to support anything much bigger than a raccoon
>I want to get a good look at this thing before I start shooting, in case it's a person or someone's dog
>I can hear it creeping closer and closer to the site
>whenever I try to get a good look at it with the light it scuttles away from the beam
>noguns suddenly tries a ballsy move
>waits for the thing to pass close to him, then makes a sudden movement towards the noise and yells "Boo!"
Why are Glocks so popular?
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Hey /k/, noguns here
I've been going to the range constantly for the past few weeks trying out handguns to make an educated purchase, and I constantly see people say "Just get a Glock" all the time.
But I've been trying out a fuckton of handguns, including Glocks, and I feel like they're mediocre compared to the competition especially for their price.
The ergonomics feel like absolute dogshit, like they're meant for robots, the trigger is mushy, and really lacks many features which the competition offer, many times at a lesser price point.
I feel like I've enjoyed every other handgun more than a Glock... so why are they so popular?
U.S. raid to free Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS allegedly failed
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According to unconfirmed reports, the U.S. launched a special operations mission to recover the Jordanian Air Force pilot captured by IS militants after he was forced to abandon his F-16 over Iraq on Dec. 24, 2014.
However, the mission had to be aborted after the commando, heading towards a private house in Al-Raqqa, in the northern part of central Syria, where the Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot was hidden, lost the element of surprise and the helicopters came under heavy fire.
The news was reported by Israel News media outlet, but the source are rebels in Syria according to Turkish news report in El Andalul. So, once again, it’s difficult to determine what’s true and what’s just propaganda.
According to the rebels, two U.S. helicopters were involved in the rescue operation, supported by several combat planes.
Although it is impossible to verify such reports, we can’t rule out the possibility the U.S. launched a rescue mission in the aftermath of the capture of pilot Muaz Yossef El Kasasba to free the first coalition pilot in captivity. Indeed, the presence of (Air Force Special Operations Command) Osprey tiltrotor aircraft based in Kuwait exposed by Google Maps imagery, seems to suggest the U.S. are prepared to conduct CSAR (Combat Search And Rescue) missions in Syria and Iraq, should the need to recover a pilot arise.
If confirmed this would be the second failed raid in about six month, the first on Jul. 3, 2014, when some V-22 aircraft were used to carry Delta Force commandos to a campsite in eastern Syria where ISIS militants were believed to hold American and other hostages (that had been moved by the time the commandos attacked the site): a sign that special operations are extremely difficult and dangerous in that region.
Anyway, as a consequence of the capture of one of their pilots Jordan has suspended the Royal Jordanian Air Force operations against ISIS, Jordan newspaper “Arab al-Yaum” wrote.