How do I open carry 6 flintlock pistols without looking insane Posted on March 6, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor How do I open carry 6 flintlock pistols without looking insane
>without looking insane
Isn't that the point of open carrying 6 flintlock pistols? If the merchant mariners surrender at the sight of you it makes pillaging so much easier.
i guess you could hide them in a particularly large coat.
otherwise i got nothing chief.
>How do I open carry 6 flintlock pistols without looking insane
bring 60 of your friends with you all in pirate garb
>implying I have 60 riends
That's what the flintlocks are for. Shanghai em!
carry some of them in a coat. you're still going to look insane, but that's part of the aesthetic so just roll with it
press gang them
Try having friends instead of riends. Way better.
Get a pirate ship and it’ll be easy to make friends
Alternatively you can do Confederate on horseback.
>How do I open carry 6 flintlock pistols without looking insane
Who the fuck cares what people think you look when you have six flintlocks?
carry one .357 instead
or carry 6 .357s
Only the insane have the strength to prosper.
Just keep your dreadlocks lit on fire.
Paint the tips of the barrels orange to make them look like toys.
It really is faster to switch weapons than reloading, huh?
ye, just instead of flintlocks, run revolvers (make sure one of them has a big ass scope)
That's the neat part—you don't.
You need to balance it out with a few lit pieces of fuse in your beard.
Carry one cap and ball revolver you larper.
Three cap and ball revolvers
One revolver that revolves revolvers.
Galaxy brain thinking right there.
The fuck? Crazy but really cool
>this is a stick up pardner, give me your silver dollars or I will shoot every darn tooting living soul in this darn here saloon
My balls dragging across your face no cap frfr
Implying any historical pirate ever did this
At least Teach did. Safe to assume others did as well.
t. Pirate scholar
Join a historical reenactment group. You can get away with pretty much any insane behavior if you convince people it's educational.
>t. Pirate scholar
Do you know why they did this instead of using a breach loader or repeater? I understand both of these things were expensive luxury items at the time, but pirates were plundering absurd amounts of goods. Surely if you're rich and your life might depend on your sidearm, you'd pay a gunsmith to make you the best.
As far as I know, breach loaders/repeaters were extensively rare in the 18th century. I would also argue ease of use, maintenance and probably most importantly logistics of powder (which was a tremendous pain back then).
Besides, most of the pirates rarely fought with their marks. Majority of plundering was a peaceful enterprise, often on a rather gentlemanly basis - like Roberts giving often pretty valuable gifts to any crew who surrendered their cargo without any struggle. Teach pretty much build his career on psyops of being this terrible, devil-like figure, while in reality he probably never killed anyone up until his final battle.
Exceptions existed, but they were rare and often dealt with by their own crews.
Fun fact: their flags were often pretty intricate. Picrel, one of the last remaining pirate flags.
I wonder why they put so much detail on the flag when it would only be seen from a distance.
It was a thing of pride for each crew. It's like with today's military banners or Roman Aquila, etc. It was their biggest business tool as well.
The same applied from the other side. Just a mere possession of the black flag often meant getting ROPED.
They didn't have PrepHole back then so people found other ways to keep entertained
It was often better to come equipped with multiple pistols if one could afford it than anything else
Even knights traded in their lances for a pair of pistols
Not to mention there are contemporary depictions of him wearing six pistols.
I hate Hollywood myths but this one's pretty legit. Pirate were rewarded with guns. Most of them got sold. Lots got used to take more guns. You can't reload very fast, why not just carry multiple? Tldr you're a fucking dumbshit
Edward Teach aka Blackbeard did. Why do you think they wouldn’t if they could?
>guns very effective
>slow to reload
>way too slow to reload in melee combat range
>more guns = more dead enemies
If you had 2 or 3 and could carry them why wouldn’t you?
Not arguing he didnt, but unless they were some kind of pocket/travelling affairs or one of those tiny Scottish Highland guns its gonna be very awkward to carry more than two. Had a flintlock 1777 Charleville pistol, which is fairly compact for a period military gun and this fucker still weighted like 3lbs. Its clearly designed to be tucked into the belt or sash, having a hook mounted on the side.
Blackbeard was an absolute unit. Not a problem for him.
This. bro was what, 6'5? He must have been a sight, especially in times when everyone was a manlet.
>Maynard later examined Teach's body, noting that it had been shot five times and cut about twenty.
Now this is what it means to be built different
At 3-4lbs per gun and even with 6 guns that’s 18-24lbs. Not light, but certainly not so heavy is an issue. Rifle plates, 3 mags, and water is 20+ lbs and we consider that normal. Very easy to add extra mags and gear and be 30-35lbs on your vest
Yknow it is in fact possible to carry 18 pounds for a while.
A gun can be used to win a fight or at least stack the odds heavily in your favor, thus it only makes sense that if you can you'd take as many guns as you can get away with.
This is why carrying multiple pistols was extremely commonplace even outside piracy context when close quarters combat was expected and the carrier wouldn't get fatigued by it too much, so you'd see cavalrymen having multiple pistols in their saddle holsters, defenders of fortified positions keeping literal barrels of guns handy and so on.
Even dual wielding in the context of smoothbore flintlocks isn't that bad of an idea - you probably got no sights anyway and firing two shots at once will be better than one after another because your view will be obscured by smoke after the shot.
Same with wielding a gun and a melee weapon at the same time, but at least we know that used to happen commonly as far as WW1.
fuck ya mudda
I remember reading about these African warlord soldiers that would wear ridiculous outfits into battle in order to look insane and intimidate and confuse the enemy. Not sure if that really works but you know it's a thing that happened.
stunning and brave
> these African warlord soldiers that would wear ridiculous outfits into battle in order to look insane and intimidate and confuse the enemy.
It because they think that there is a bullet out there for everyone that is destined to kill you if fired, but that you can confuse it by dressing as a woman.
A woman to be killed on her wedding day, what is supposed to be the happiest day of her life? That would be too tragic.
On the grand scheme of whacky african war superstitions it's not even that bad of an idea. Some poor sod somewhere in africa might have actually gotten killed because the last thought to go through his mind (shortly followed by lead and skull fragments) was "what is that motherfucker doing in a wedding dress?"
>Zarnog on the far left.
Yeah but Africans are retarded
Have to look the part. If you look like you know what you're doing and act like you know how to do it people will be impressed/curious instead of scared/confused. My autistic as fuck nephew, and I mean AUTISTIC not just on the spectrum, walks around in a yellow medieval gambeson that has a sheriff badge, a big backpack that was made to look like a ninja turtle shell, and carries a stuffed pig everywhere. This bro radiates a confidence normal people can't achieve so instead of getting laughs he gets weird hand gestures and nods.
Simply asking this question on PrepHole means you don't have the confidence to go full pirate.
Why do you care about looking insane?
You have 6 flintlock pistols, what are they doing to do about it, carry 7?
Then you just call them insane for carrying 7 flintlock pistols.
Can’t argue with that
you dont, looking insane is part of aesthetic
You gotta look like someone who'll use them, or else you look like you caught the big ghey.
Well, that's all the online validation I need for this week. See you next Monday, PrepHole
Well, link it.
Get your felony charge aquitted and get a normal handgun.
Or carry a cap-and-ball revolver.
trench coat will hide the gun vest
Open carry? Not gonna happen.
Try a coat and conceal carry.
Still gonna look like a loon, but less dangerous.
Wear them on the inside of a trench coat like they're counterfeit watches
Disassemble them and make one big gun.
Let me guess, you need more dakka?
How else would you do it when it takes 2 minutes to reload the damn thing?
Realistically you should have a pistol in each hand + 6 on you for a total of 8 shots
start carrying one, get people around you to see it normalcy.
then add 1 the next month, people understand
then #3, 3weeks after that #4 then 2 weeks after that.
#5 and 1 week after that #6
I hate nu k
How tall are you?