- Jun 4, 2004
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dont be afraid of armed teenagers????????
Before World War I, a German general observing Swiss military maneuvers asked a Swiss militiaman what would the Swiss do if a German army, twice the size of the Swiss militia, invaded. The militiaman responded, “Shoot twice and go home.”
Dave Rishar said:I kind of like the way they do it - five rounds, 300 yards, no sighters, sights mechanically zeroed from the armory. After all, if you just grabbed a rifle off the rack, would the bad guys give you a few minutes and a few boxes of ammo to sight the thing in before hostilities commenced?
It seems to me that a certain amount of luck would be needed here in addition to marksmanship. Cool.