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(Bear with me... I'm bored. :eyeroll: )

I just watched an episode of "Deadliest Warrior" last night that was kinda interesting. It was a new episode to me anyway.
For those that don't know, it's a TV show that takes two types of "warriors" and explores their strengths and weapons with real-life info then inputs all of that info into a computer program to determine which would win in a battle. This episode was Jesse James gang against the Al Capone gang.
The reason for this post is that I think most of us here would have called it just the way it turned out where most others would have said Capones gang would have came out on top using a Thompson.
Actually, the guys shooting the lever action and the six-shooters came out on top for one simple reason... they aimed their shots and the gangsters just sprayed bullets. In fact, one episode had the gangsters, in a car, drive by 5 targets (I think 2ft x 3ft?) and out of 70+ shots fired, hit each target once.
So... do y'all think that the outcome would have been much different if it would have been someone aiming and using short bursts with the Tommy?

(I must really be bored to post such a :bull: topic !)
 

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I saw that episode and got a good giggle. The Capone and James gangs were involved in different kinds of "businesses," and neither would be likely to cross paths with the other. In a real life scenario, however, the Capone mob might have won, provided they could catch their victims unarmed. In a real battle, the James gang would have had the advantage, based on the fact that the Capone guys were essentially cowards with guns. The James boys had experience as guerrilla fighters who perfected hit and run tactics against well armed adversaries. Capone's men would use kidnapping as a means of getting the victim away from his comrades, then murder at leisure, or they'd attack single targets rather than a well armed group.

I have fired a few Thompsons, and no matter what anyone says to the contrary, I found it controllable, accurate, and very, very deadly. A Winchester, on the other hand, is surgical and precise, and in trained hands, just as deadly, if not more so.

And I must be really bored to respond. :0023:
 

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I have always been a fan of aimed controlled fire! It is a more efficient use of ammo. My vote would be for the James gang!
 
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