Undertoad Wednesday Feb 16 07:04 PM
2/16/2005: Truck sold as consumer vehicle
FloridaDragon Wednesday Feb 16 07:44 PM
I agree, I don't want one either....well maybe that one time I had a hummer 2 think that I would get out of his way because he was bigger than my Jeep even though I had right of way .. I ignored him, he almost lost it off the road trying to not hit me then flipped the bird and ranted and raved for a while, kept putting on his blinker like I was going to pull over and "discuss" it with him ... that would have resulted in a discussion with my tire iron and if worse came to worse, my S&W 40 cal. ... so I continued to ignore him which pissed him off worse (good!)
Krackel Wednesday Feb 16 10:00 PM
I heard about this truck on the radio, they said it can withstand nuclear, biological, chemical, attacks... or "NBC-safe".........no joke.......
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Feb 16 10:28 PM
Hey, welcome to the Cellar, Krackel.
wolf Wednesday Feb 16 10:37 PM
Happy Monkey Wednesday Feb 16 11:21 PM
Most vehicles can (as long as the nuke isn't a direct hit, of course).
JabberWokky Thursday Feb 17 03:27 AM
The reason it's touted as NBC safe is because the military version of this vehicle is specifically outfitted for NBC usage. It runs at positive pressure, etc.
Elspode Thursday Feb 17 02:46 PM
I presume that it has hardened electronics, then? Wouldn't matter if it was intact after a blast if EMP wiped out all the electrical devices.
mrnoodle Thursday Feb 17 03:10 PM
I want one, but only if it comes with anti-personnel stuff on it. Like high voltage, tear gas ducts, and slits to shoot out of.
undone Thursday Feb 17 06:10 PM
I just want to know when they are going to start shipping them over to our guys in Iraq.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 17 09:07 PM
Our guys in Iraq can't afford it.
404Error Thursday Feb 17 11:46 PM
I'd consider getting one if they came in metalic blue.
Gromitspapa Friday Feb 18 10:02 PM
Clodfobble Friday Feb 18 10:18 PM
There's a user named Lumberjim, LJ for short, and he had his own forum here, basically just a subsection of threads that he started, but he stopped having as much free time to devote to us so his forum went away.
garnet Monday Feb 21 03:52 PM
What a shame that a US car maker is wasting its resources developing another butt-ugly, gas-guzzling truck for rich people. With gas pushing $2.00 a gallon wouldn't it make more sense to work on making hybrid vehicles more affordable to the general public?
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 21 04:58 PM
Hold on Garnet, before you whitewash, or in this case blackwash, the US Automobile Industry, twern't them.
Brown Thrasher Monday Feb 21 05:02 PM
Does that mean it can withstand the new 50 caliber weapon; to be sold at your nearby wal-mart soon. I saw an exibition of this gun. It took this guy two shots at a thousand yards to shoot through a target which consisted of 2 inch steel. Bullet went right through the steel. He had never shot the gun previously. I'm not against a citizens rights to arms, but I do think this gun is taking it a little to far.... Unless you need to shoot a Humvee at a thousand yards. However, if it can withstand nuclear attacks; I'm really asking a dumb question.... Better get to work......North Korea, Iran, Syria. Just to name a few. Main concern of the government is the ability of terrorist to shoot down Jets taking off or landing at your local airport. I'm not sure of the company but you can legally purchace one of these weapons in the u.s today.
Troubleshooter Monday Feb 21 05:05 PM
Regardless of the company, it's very difficult to regulate civvie to civvie sales of legal firearms, much less illegal sales.
Brown Thrasher Monday Feb 21 05:14 PM
Troubleshooter Monday Feb 21 05:20 PM
One thing will keep too many of them out of most people's hands, price. They run about $7k.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 21 05:24 PM
The m-16 and ak-47(74) are designed for different scenarios.
garnet Monday Feb 21 07:16 PM
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 21 07:30 PM
CharlieG Tuesday Feb 22 08:20 AM
Yep, the .50 cals as someone said, are 7K+, have NEVER been used in a crime (yeah, going to walk up with a 5+ ft long, 40 lb rifle), and you have to realize it's going to cost you something like $3 every time you pull the trigger
404Error Tuesday Feb 22 09:14 AM
This new one by Barrett is half that price. Of course, I want one!
Troubleshooter Tuesday Feb 22 10:26 AM
"You shouldn't hang me on a hook Johnny. My mother hung me on a hook once."
404Error Tuesday Feb 22 10:41 AM
*Piscopo shoots his partner while cleaning his gun, "Oh, sorry. Did I gitcha?" *
Brown Thrasher Tuesday Feb 22 02:29 PM
Maybe, I mistated my point. The guy shooting the rifle took two shots to hit the target because he had never fired it before. The shot that hit the target wnt through the two inch steel plate. I don't know of any rifles out there that can shoot through a steel plate the size of a 5 gallon bucket at a thousand yards. Also, the weapons of anykind, that I am aware of that could do the same damage are not being sold legally. You are right about one thing the m-16 and ak-47 were meant to shoot people usually one at a time. they were not meant to shoot down airplanes. I think that the cost will keep any law abiding person from just having to have one. However, I'm not sure about hostiles foreign or otherwise that do have the means. I'm realy no more worried about this weapon than I am having another terrorist attack on our country.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 22 07:03 PM
I follow you, but terrorists aren't concerned about legal and to take down an airplane with a bullet would be damn near impossible. I can't think of anything you could hit that would cause a catastrophic failure on approach or takeoff.