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Old 02-03-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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A gun is the only thing that can keep you in the game even if your too old or weak to bounce around like a chimp and shoot an old type of weapon. What he does is neat like the acrobat bouncing around on a high wire but not practical for self defense. Good luck with carrying that into the local restaurant.
Well, in fairness, I don't think anyone is advocating a longbow for self defense. Lol. A fast draw match twixt this guy and Jerry Miculeck , engaging targets at 7-25 yards would be fun to watch, though. Still, a SW 625 is still highly preferable to a longbow for practical self defense, yes. I don't think anyone is arguing that point.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Legallas of the woodland realm has nothing on this guy. He is amazing.
Shooting the incoming arrow was unbelievable.

Imagine being in a battle and a troop of guys on horse back with this kind of skill were charging at you. That is a scary thought.

When I was a teen I had a recurve bow and shot on the right. It just made more sense and was easier. I guess I was on to something.
I'm going to toss my compound and go back to the recurve!
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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A gun is the only thing that can keep you in the game even if your too old or weak to bounce around like a chimp and shoot an old type of weapon. What he does is neat like the acrobat bouncing around on a high wire but not practical for self defense. Good luck with carrying that into the local restaurant.
I keep a split limb Jennings Star Master Advantage Camo https://www.google.com/search?q=jenn...A&ved=0CEMQsAQ well equipped and setup right at 70# for an alternative weapon. I used to deer hunt more with it when I was younger.....now I might use it to quietly hunt people if I needed such a weapon. Poof, didn't hear a thing....almost as good as a suppressor. I'd take the firearm over it any day though. I still keep it around just in case I need something like that. So I've heard Jennings went out many years ago and someone else bought the name and the new ones are cheap junk and suck. I'm glad I still have this old good one.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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yep, not concealable, not much power in his bow, special wide nocks on his arrows, etc. amazing, but not practical at all. search you tube for a guy with a site called "the slingshot channel" and be prepared to be blown away.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Very cool but still no match against a gun.

Like the video says, they guy has spend years training to do that stuff but you could teach a raw recruit to shoot a gun with acceptably lethal accuracy in a couple days.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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Accuracy is one thing, adequate speed of hitting is another thing entirely, but if the training is done properly, yes, adequate speed of hitting, at realistic ranges, can be imparted in a couple of days, if the student is not overwhelmed by the gun and load he or she is trying to use. I"ve seen several that just could not make the "leap" between .22lr and even weak-loaded .45's.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Very cool but still no match against a gun.

Like the video says, they guy has spend years training to do that stuff but you could teach a raw recruit to shoot a gun with acceptably lethal accuracy in a couple days.
I don't know. If I had the choice of being shot with an arrow or a bullet, I think I'd choose the bullet. I think I would freak out more if I had an arrow sticking out of me and a wood stick stuck in my organs, versus a bullet that passed through. The guy in the OP's video is pretty amazing, but archery isn't very practical. I would take a gun for self defense due to ease of use, more rounds, and maneuverability.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:12 PM
 
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The arrow won't be sticking out of you. It will pass thru you without even slowing down. :-)
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