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Okay now that the Donald has said he doesn't want to protect them with American dollars and that the Brits are out and cannot veto shit anymore, it's time to look at Europe and its Defence.
Admitting they would start working on something, what, in your opinion should they do and why?
Which level of integration/sharing, which threats are they facing, which doctrine and equipment program should they focus on?
>inb4 EU is cucked and should be dismantled. Keep all discussion about the benefits of the political union to /pol/ please, we are only talking military strategy and doctrine, based on the assumption Europe should do something.
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/tg/ here. I'm sure this question gets asked a lot, but why is it modern armor designs have devolved so far from Renaissance-era armor - particularly in coverage?
On a quick guess, I'm going to assume it's an extension of the same problems armorers faced then - mobility and weight. Even that new 4.4lb NIJ IV plate will soon reach overbearing weights if you tried extending it well beyond the torso.
But I rarely see protection extend beyond the torso, groin, and head. There's nothing like a kevlar gamberson to wear as your clothes beneath the vest - something with sleeves. Same for legs. Especially legs. They have thin (0.5"), 2lb plates at IIIA that could cover thighs, which doesn't sound too inhibiting. At risk of sounding ridiculous, even a sort of left-shoulder shield/plate of any coverage sounds more reliable than a bare arm.
Even if the problem is weight, mobility, heat, etc. I'm surprised there isn't some form of heavily armored troopers used to advance against fortified positions in conditions where vehicles aren't appropriate - such as storming buildings or bunkers. Perhaps not for SWAT or other teams that need speed & mobility for literal storming, but is there no place for a slower, better protected unit that can actually fight through taking hits?
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noguns long time poster finally becoming has guns, getting LTC, during my training coarse I got to fire the Ruger Mk III and kinda want one to perfect it, since my aim was dreadful (I can post the target if you want, I got to keep it), and I was actually not used to the recoil of a fucking .22, but I also want to conceal carry, because of all the riots and violence Hillshills are committing, so I can feel safe at all times.
Basically, is it even remotely viable to CC a Ruger Mk III, or .22 in general? Or should I get something like a BG 380 or LC9? Poorfag by the way, and MAfag to boot so no LCP for some fucking reason.
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Noguns here, never shot a gun in my life. Always wanted to, so I'm going to my dad's in a week and heading to the range with him and his roommate. They've got a pair of ARs, and I think a few handguns. Aside from typical gun smarts (ie. don't aim at anything you don't intend to shoot, manage trigger discipline, wear ear protection) what should I keep in mind at the range?