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Cold Steel Sure Strike
« on: July 11, 2016, 12:35:20 AM »
As I have a steady income right now I'm currently working on picking up things for "Research" purposes.

I just bought a pair of Cold Steel Heavy Sure Strike Throwing Stars.

Well from just picking them up they are not your usual Flea market garbage. I personally was surprised at how large and thick they were.  While the edges are not sharpened out of the box they still have nice points.

While It's my first time throwing a real "throwing star"(Thank you Kommiefornia and your weapons laws.) I had little difficulty hitting a 12"X18" cardboard target from across the room. In looking at the Cols Steel Video I guess I was doing pretty good.

Outside I tried an old bit of hardwood plank and found that it doesn't stick as well against harder targets. The points were hitting but the stars bounced off.

Now as a Kid I used to love the Ninja Turtles and I wanted all their cool ninja weapons. You also had Various movies where a Ninja would toss a star from long range and get someone in the neck. I really don't think that they were ever that accurate. Even real ninja prefered to use them as a distraction.

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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 12:39:08 AM »
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    « Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 06:51:59 AM »
    When I was a younger man, someone threw a Star at me.   At my face.   I caught it.   It stuck in my hand.  This angered me.   I pulled it out... dude started running.  I threw it.  And stuck it in the back of his head.
    I still have the scars on my hand. 
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    « Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 08:48:59 AM »
    1. Sharpen the points a bit.
    2. Throw harder.

    Yeah, you can kill with a throwing star, but it isn't easy, and requires as much luck and surprise as skill.  Other'n that, they're best for distraction and wounding.

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    « Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 10:12:29 AM »
    They are more fun than darts, but if you want your thrown weapon to kill, it needs to be an axe or a spear.
    But they are more fun than darts.
    And golf. They are more fun than golf.

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    « Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 12:48:36 PM »
    Root canals are more fun than golf.

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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 01:51:53 PM »
    Root canals are more fun than golf.

    And unlike root canals, golf courses waste large amount of land which could be used for gun ranges.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 04:13:23 PM »
    I love it here .  .  .   :rotfl


    Seriously though, if i wanted to create mayhem I'd carry a nail pouch full of caltrops and a few throwing spikes.   #3 rebar works pretty well - about 12" - 14" long with the ends hammered flat and pointed up on a grinder.  Blows through 1/2" plywood pretty regularly if the point hits within 30 degrees of perpendicular to the target face.   With a little practice you can usually do this out to about ten yards or so. 
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    « Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 10:39:17 PM »
    When I was a younger man, someone threw a Star at me.   At my face.   I caught it.   It stuck in my hand.  This angered me.   I pulled it out... dude started running.  I threw it.  And stuck it in the back of his head.
    I still have the scars on my hand. 
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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 10:51:47 PM »
    i will be very disappointed if your business cards don't have the title "Professional Ninja hunter" on them.

     :rotfl
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 03:53:08 PM »
    i will be very disappointed if your business cards don't have the title "Professional Ninja hunter" on them.

    Now, see, that's confusing to me.  Does "Professional Ninja hunter" mean a Professional Ninja who hunts?  Or does it mean one who hunts Professional Ninjas?  Inquiring minds need to know.   :rotfl
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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #11 on: July 13, 2016, 05:01:18 PM »
    Professional Hunter of Ninjas...

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    Re: Cold Steel Sure Strike
    « Reply #12 on: August 05, 2016, 01:12:32 AM »
    Ninjas are alright, but I prefer Triumphs and KTM's.
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    « Reply #13 on: August 05, 2016, 05:18:11 AM »
    Exactly:

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    « Reply #14 on: August 05, 2016, 11:31:14 PM »
    Clean.   :cool
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