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Gun Review: Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A Super Match Rifle

My Rifle
 
M1A SM
 
This is my rifle. There are many like it (there are an estimated 2,000,000 M1A/M14 rifles in existence), but this one is mine. It is a Springfield Armory, Inc. Super Match M1A, model SA 9102, chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge. I can’t say how much I paid for this rifle, because my wife might read this. Suffice it to say, I paid “somewhere near $400”. At least in the cosmic sense. (Hey, when Carl Sagan is talking “billions and billions”, the difference between a few hundred and a few thousand can be rounded to zero.) For the reader’s reference, most sellers want around $3700 today for a shiny new Super Match model, less for a Standard model (Standards were a little over $1200 before The Great Gun Shortage Of 2013, around $1700 as of this writing).
 
I have to admit...
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Badass Married Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Why do you call yourself Ninja?

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Easy.  Because ninjas are awesome. Done.  -Jay (NinjaJay81)

Really the story is a lot more complex than that with a lot of ins and outs, some real cloak and dagger shit.  Okay, maybe not that complex.  The truth is that I picked Ninja because I always liked ninjas.  For as long as I can remember I played every ninja game and watched every ninja movie I could get my hands on.  Then I played hockey and kind of wrongly decided to get Ninja put on the back of my jersey instead of my last name and caught so much shit, but I did not care.  I was the Ninja and I have not stopped being the Ninja for about 15 years now. So NinjaJay81 is just the newest incarnation of my ninja being.

But this is not the only instance where my real life has affected my game playing...

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Battlefield 4 Preprder

Here is a quick story about me going to put Battlefield 4 on preorder. The whole concept of preordering games is kind of lost on me,

Just so you know, the last game I put on preorder was Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2).  I was so excited to get the game, I went the day it came out and was disjointed that there was no line for the game so there was no reason for me to put it on preorder.

I saw the new trailer for Battlefield 4 and said what the hell so I slapped down my 5 bucks and made my first preorder in about 9 years.  But I got some neat dog tags that I was not going to wear but I said to myself why not just allow myself to be excited about a game...

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Badass Married Guys Guide to Gaming: Buying a new videogame

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Buying a videogame is a hard thing to do nowadays, unless you just have enough disposable income to spend on such things. But since I nolonger live as a bachelor, any money I have goes to things like the light bill or mortgage. So when I do decide to buy a new game I do some new game math.

When I look at a game to buy, a few things come into play:

One: how many hours of enjoyment can I get out of a game I am going to play?

Two: How much does it cost, and does the cost-to-hour ratio work out to under a dollar an hour?

Three: Is it something that I want to play?

Example: A new game comes out and it’s 60 bucks. I buy it and only play it for six hours, so that’s a ten dollars an hour game...

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Badass Maried Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Kids playing violent videogames

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I have played a lot of video games and I have played them for most of my life. I really enjoy my pastime and enjoy being able to write about it.  I have to tell you that there is no better way for me to blow off some steam than to jump online and take part in an epic battle between me and an unending horde of zombies or soldiers. There is one thing that will turn my stress-free romp into questioning the future of humanity and that’s hearing a squeaky voiced kid telling me something fucked up.

My biggest problem with kids playing violent videogames is not for any moral reason, or because Jesus would not want them to play such things, but because I understand that kids just don’t have the emotional development to handle what violent video games provoke...

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