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  1. 4 points
    DonDon

    Tactical gears.

    Tactical is a word I do not like....it's like " organic" it is very often just a reason to charge more and results in a product that isn't the best it could be. For instance the "tactical" hawk, the title results in a high cost and features that often interfere with it usefulness in a Hawks number one function, cutting wood. The word also implies "military" "combat" and other things that the preaparedness crowd likes to avoid being labeled with. There are a number of very useful and even "cool" items that are "tactical" but often the better option is a more tradional item. Think about it.... If trying to get yourself or your family out of town do you think looking like a SOF operator will help you blend in the crowd or get you shoot first, arrested, or robbed. The first tactical item needed is the training, knowledge, and skills and with these anything becomes "tactical".
  2. 3 points
    So, next week, we are going to see family and grandkids about 1600 miles from here. My wife has her Walther EDC, and I will have my G-26 with G19 mags and grip adapters, a .357 revolver, and a small 9 mm subcompact 9mm pistol for rest stop toilet breaks. Also, long gun will be my lever action .30-30 for critter control, be they two legged or peglegged, I’m not planning on doing any hunting at all, just like the ability to for farther with more. Ive been seriously thinking, always dangerous, that I “need” a nice bolt action 7.62x39 caliber rifle. So, I’ve looked, researched and shot a few. While I love the CZ version, I am more drawn to the Ruger American model, simply because if needed, I can use Mini-30mags in it. CZ is only a five rounder, and mags are pricey. I like the 7.62x39 round itself, and have found most loads I use to be extremely accurate in bolt actions. They also give me excellent groups out to 300 meters, which suits my road trip needs and concerns just fine. I can shoot a lot of rounds with little or no residual shoulder issues as well. Unfortunately, I’ve little faith in our politicians from any party, that they can tone down or eliminate their divisive rhetoric and intentional hate speech. I see the need to be prepared for “emergent contingencies”, while traveling. We’ve got a 90 day bucket of food, plenty of water, that goes with us, just in case. Yeah, it’s a heavy load, but, I don’t mind traveling “heavy”, because, I love my wife and kids, grandkids, and we don’t want to be anymore of a burden on them either, if I can limit or reduce needless suffering, why not? Son and daughter in law are getting very well prepared as well in most areas, and when possible, we’ve assisted with protection preps that we can use as well, when we are in residence. I Have a feeling that civil unrest ala Zimbabwe is not too far in the future for our Republic. I sincerely hope and pray not, but, we will prepare for it, and hope love for mankind will prevail in the hearts of most. Just some thoughts on this Good Friday’s Eve. May this Easter season be a blessed one for all.
  3. 3 points
    Awwww, you guys!
  4. 3 points
    You cannot tell idiots anything we are preaching to each other no anti gun left wing alt left people would come or stay here they are not able to have a conversation on any topic unless it is their viewpoint and ends in their way and are willing to have the police implement it by use of deadly force and will giggle gleefully as they bust in your door abuse your rights and murder you under cover of law. In the last few hundred years EVERY DICTATOR HAS CONFISCATED WEAPONS SPEARS SWORDS AND GUNS then rounded up all the decentors and MURDERED THEM. They call right wingers Nazis well thats a load if we were they would be against the wall shot full of holes held in prison without due process attacked on the streets like the jews in Nazi Germany OH LOOK the Alt left does it to people who are against them now they are talking about using deadly force on unarmed protesters legally assembled. I as well as the whole country watched as the police allowed left wing protesters to burn down private property threaten peaceful citizens blockade hiways and where are the arrests ? where are the public trials ? where is the justice ? where is the transparency ? There is a concerted effort to silence free speech by private companies that own all the social media where are the protests ? where is the outrage ? where re all the old timers that have the time money and supposedly the backbone to hold a sit in on these companies dump their stock and do all the horrid things that the left does to get their way because there are ten times the number of us than them ! Apparently America is too lazy stupid or pathetic to have an opinion take a stand or swamp their representatives phone lines demanding action. Thinking this is America and "it can't happen here is stupid and they know they want to kill us off they hate us God and hey are the Nazis they want to change or eliminate the constitution end religious freedoms and install their version of life on all of us Canada is a prime example Troudo it the apex poster child for the New World order Illuminati agenda 21 and anyone that the first thoughts are conspiracy theory are more than brainless as all of hese facts reports and plans are on the U.N. website and the E.U. to destroy the family homogenize all the police and military under one leader one world government all others would be local oversight. look up mercury in inoculations WHY ? sudden up tick of downs syndrome we give billions to Africa and they are dying like flies. when was the last time you heard of a cure for any disease ? why do they want to lower the age of consent to 13 allow Sharia law as it lowers the age of sex to 9 years old for penetration and the use of their body for gratification to 2 up to 9. Ann Barnhardt has videos on all of this on youtube including the removal of the clitoris by a RAZOR BLADE sewing the labia together !!!! and the alt left NOW and other womans organizations are all for it.... Watch all of her videos she's got a head on her shoulders
  5. 3 points
    HAHAHAHA Satan does not exist ??? I hear that as much as I hear there is NO God, both are very very very mistaken as your video shows people are being possessed it is especially easy when people are under the influence of drugs or open their minds by chanting or calling a demonic name over and over..... People are quick to state that words are like punches but when you tell them that words / names can draw up a evil spirit demon or entity they scoff. skepticism is a religion make no mistake and it erodes your humanity and love and those are two things you cannot live without IMHO. I find it very odd that people have no faith in God but will fly in a plane or drive in traffic that is the definition of insanity to make choices that you do not have total control of or foreknowledge to avoid danger. I have seen this people acting normal then presto chango it ain't the person it is something else and ones I dealt with had no fear or pain or sense of who or where they were, I don't speak of it much as most people will laugh and refuse to believe, if anyone has seen their own child addicted to drugs and see how it has changed them know but say it is the drugs it's in their face and because they refuse to face we live in a spirit world mingled in our existence and we choose one or the other and if we think we can avoid a choice in the absence of the choice for God there is a empty place for the demonic / Satan to inhabit. people that speak to spirit guides and those they say have passed over are Necromancers and that is an abomination and no where in the Bible does it refute their power but tells us that you cannot turn one hair on your head from white to black so what good does their / that knowledge do for you, as it has no value. Matthew 5:35 or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 3 6Nor should you swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. 37 Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ Anything more comes from the evil one. Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV) 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. What is added is your needs not your greeds and God knows what you need before you need it God knew you before you were in the womb (conceived ) . It is my personal opinion that children have little or no use or understanding for their sexuality it is a taught or mimicked trait as a child or a adult and there are people that maneuver their children into what they want in some cases I have seen men try to get their girls to play boys sports and try to make them tom boys but I have known many women that can hang with the boys and still be all woman and men that can be gentle and respectful and NOT be a jerk but we all traverse the minefield of puberty and with all the confusion I fear this will make young adulthood an insane asylum and a playground for Satan to destroy our children.. I hate no one ! I do not like what some do but all I am allowed is to defend any property and persons I am responsible for, if it were my choice I would rather all people come to Christ and not have to suffer but that is a personal choice I nor God will or can force or wants to force anyone BUT I can say when you lay down your troubles and personal issues life is really GREAT. bad attitudes come back now and again but when you feel that you know how to loose it, concentrate on Christ and help others and all that garbage evaporates, for a while but like mining for gold if you want it you have to work for it and I have learned that I am happy in Christ like I have been at no other time very strange as I thought when I was worldly I was happy but I found I never was fulfilled and was restless my life is good now not perfect by worldly standards but I like it
  6. 3 points
    P210SIG

    Elzetta flashlight ( Amazing )

    Have gone through 7 flashlights so far that stoped working simply they were either droped in the snow, or rain got to them when I’m working outdoors doing something etc. They range from $5-60 each. Doing the math, I’ve spent likely close to $200 for all of them more or less. So I’ve been looking around for a water proof flashlight for about 2 years now that can handle the elements that Mother Nature gives us.. Yes it’s pricey, but theirs no manufactured flashlight that comes remotely close to it at present time. When it come to a waterproof flashlight, I’ll bite the bullet if I decide to purchase one, hey I can use the recite as a business right off. Certainly a win win in my thoughts. Did purchase a Nebo Larry Boss flashlight for my work about a week ago at a good deal for $53 taxes in from police ordnance in Canada. EBay & Amazon are selling them at about $70-80 with shipping. Time will tell if this one will hold out, as time pass by.
  7. 3 points
    Drew_Forge

    question about ruger 77

    Concur. Dude needs to buy a chronograph and learn how to reload. Getting a .44 Magnum to 1000-1100fps with a 240-300 grain bullet should be a piece of cake. I doubt that even in the US, many manufacturers jump up and make supressor-ready ammo for the .44 Magnum; its normal use is out of a revolver, and well, suppressing a revolver is like suppressing Rosie O'Donnell's mouth - pretty much impossible to do.
  8. 3 points
    I would not rather get shot (again) or ever get shot at (again) period. While some people may tote a .500 S&W, the reality is that the majority of the thug demographic, doesn't even have access to a handgun in that caliber. Most homicides in this country are in caliber .22LR, .380 ACP, or 9mm. (See FBI-DOJ Uniform Crime Report-annual) This should not be interpreted as these are "the" ne plus ultra fight stoppers. It simply means that at the time the trigger was pulled, at some point in time, the "victim" died from the administration of the bullet/s. While no caliber can be an instant fight stopper, the first rule of any gunfight, is HAVE a loaded gun. The second rule, equally important in my personal book of truth, is to not get into a gunfight in the first place. I carry legally because I've seen evil and know that it continues to flourish and exist everywhere in spite of my best efforts to avoid it like a politician. If all you have is a .380, it's better than a stern look, or a pencil.
  9. 3 points
    Hamas founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself If this guy could do it anyone could January 9th, Fawzy Barhoum, spokesman for the Gaza-based Islamist terror group, said that Imad al-Alami, one of the movement’s most senior officials, was critically wounded when his personal firearm accidentally discharged. I am just so upset --- that it did not happen to more of them....
  10. 2 points
    Let's get into the weeds "STOPPING POWER". Stopping power is as elusive as a albino whale although we know they exist or have or, will again is a useless fact if your searching for one spending your own money and time. Then there are the arguments that the world is flat or X caliber is more able then the world is round as all calibers have performed and accomplished one shot stops..... so what is it, well it it's part fact a bit of fiction mixed with magic pain and fear. The human body cannot function beyond certain limits like nerve damage lack of oxygen or clinical death. All of these factors take time from a split second to minutes, minutes you may not have in an altercation or would have if you could have the time to analyze the instant replay and be able to act on it. The reason why I am so pro 2nd amendment is obvious once seen through the lens of lets say Afghanistan once people do not have options of hand weapons they will do like Theodore John Kaczynski or the Unibomber or even the lowly kitchen knife as was used in China on a many occasions where one person killed more than many shootings here all you have to do is type in, "knife attacks in china" and a whole list will pop up. So do knives have stopping power ? yes they do but unlike a bullet it is very hard to "test" but I can assure you that stabbing weapons do stop people in their tracks in many cases like bullets they have to do damage to vital organs as well as inflict pain enough to "stop" the individual from being able to function. So lets do the math or NOT ! because this is where fuzzy math has been contorted to 3 dimensions to explain something that it is not able to in any situation as all are totally different, unique and quite unable to be explained except after by a intense investigation and or an autopsy. We all know or should that 357 magnum has had more ability to stop attackers over any other caliber but if you just take that and not dig deeper you will miss the competing factors such as bullet weight barrel length and other statistics like clothing thickness bullet type weight and distance of individual shootings. More important is survival of the victims and yes there are survivors, some use catheters others need a bag to crap in stuck to their side others are in wheel chairs or cannot function to 100% of their previous ability. Does this mean they did not effect their mission of injuring or killing others ? The answer is NO NO and sometimes. Think of a body in 3 dimensions moving in all directions as so are the organs not fixed in space, this is why center mass is he approved aiming point it takes the largest area and asks you to focus and try to place all your shots in it, thats it ! This is part probability part lawyer foo and all guess work that the shooter is capable of hitting a bull in the azz with a bass fiddle ! under stress fear and never having been in a potentially lethal confrontation in their lives. On the attackers side many are accustom violence or have a long list of violent crimes or worse have used violent tactics against weaker individuals with such success that they feel embolden so they have no fear or understanding that someone will or can attempt to stop them in essence bullies like the guy in Missouri that strong armed robbed a convenience store and then assaulted a police officer and then was shot dead by that same officer after the subject turned and attacked like he was Godzilla attacking Tokyo --- why, because he had used that tactic before brute strength and bully tactics that had worked before. That is the psychological condition of man, our go to option is what we know has worked in the past. Now consider a person that has zero experience and fills that lack of experience with -- you got it hearsay fables STORIES. Facts on the other hand are confusing and will not bring confidence up at all. I am sure that the lady that went up to her attic with her children and shot the home intruder in the face was either 5 or 6 times and he didn't die is awestruck that he did not stop after the first shot and still survived, after all in the movies they throw a sheet over people shot in the head just once don't they ? Let us also look at fanatical and psychopathic attacks they are not as rare as one might think but the war in the Philippine Moro's (mooslims) was where the U.S. found that 38 was not a man stopper and opted for a .45ACP everyone forgets that the round was full metal jacket or the velocity is not best for expansion but in this case using it on full grown people of no more than 120 pounds it worked another fact is that they (Moro's ) wrapped / bound themselves with strips of cloth like a mummy and got all psyched out before an attack -- nothing like natural endorphines and testosterone fueled with religious hatred to start your day. and we have all heard of the doped out of their minds attackers even the police have problems in taking down and this is fact and a lot of luck on the dope heads part on here got shot 17 times by numerous officers and lived and still had to be tackled by officers-- notice PLURAL more than one. In the event of an attack by a religious or doped up individual, Your azz is grass no jury with an overzealous prosecutor is easily going to accept your story that you had to shoot 15 times and reload and this may sound sexist but unless your a female although women shoot better than men generally speaking. Remember the state is not going to investigate beyond the fact you shot someone it's your lawyers responsibility to put up a defense, remember that so you better hope there is video and your lawyer has the sense of mind to know that find it and exploit it for your benefit. The reason for the civilian to carry is to defend themselves -- now think that through, it does not mean for you to defend against the golden horde and it is on your part INSANE if you think your able to take on a group of individuals with long arms IMHO it may play well in the press that you died with your boots on heroically your battered body numerous wounds last gasp yada yada yada PRAY you die because if you live you will be blamed for everything since the civil war and god help you if you accidentally shoot a bystander in any situation. Once you pull a gun your liability NEVER ENDS at least recklessly discharging a firearm and a blot on your record and up to murder either by one of these Murder, Manslaughter or Justifiable Homicide. Please note that all of them means you killed someone and some will always equate it just that way. Statistics prove -- nothing, people have been killed with a pellet gun 25acp and old 32 caliber pocket revolvers some were even rimfire that are known anemic calibers. is there some magic balankee we can find solace in as far as a handgun and not fear the consequences of using it ---the answer is NO, there will be consequences in either way if you carry don't carry use it or just forget you have it and get arrested in the wrong place like a school property and I know about all the stories that people have been let off because yada yada but that is not always law but an effort of the local legal system not to ruin a particular person that does not say they won't make you an example ! To pocket pistol or not to pocket pistol or even a tiny derringer, if you work in a antigun company or a place where carry is a definite firing offense but still know it is not an option for yourself as you have a threat against you this may be your only choice. Companies are willing to sacrifice individuals for their own beliefs or rules because they are not legally responsible if they could be charged or sued because of their rules it would be another matter entirely IMHO. Because of my surroundings I have NOT carried, in some instances I have decided to carry a pocket version and others full size, full power with a long gun backup shotgun or rifle. That is why we have all the variety and because people come in all different sizes shapes weather / event appropriate clothing and professions. I like that corporations are protecting themselves like sports coliseums with metal detectors but once you leave like one man who had his children with him was attacked and beaten to death by a couple of competing sports fans found out once outside the venue your a victim waiting to happen. I am sure his children appreciate the fact that all those people in the stadium were safe from firearms even though they were forced to watch their father get beat and stomped to death. Think outside the box, I hear that and know it is a load of sh*t 97% of people don't. There are real reason why people carry just as much what they carry and between brow beating from the dwindling numbers of pro 2nd amendment full size carry ONLY and the fear of the legal system or their employer people that should don't. Every time I hear of a rape murder or kidnapping I wonder how many criminals would be dead or jailed instead of someone being victimized and how many that would eliminate from being future victims. How many times have we seen or read that the felon has done this repeatedly and has been in and out of prisons, a fact that fails to penetrate the parole boards and justice or might ai say injustice system. it is a self fulfilling perpetual machine criminals re-offend the system makes more money they can't pay but the tax payer does so they get a check any way it goes. the criminals have children who because of not having a 2 parent home have a greater chance of becoming a criminal themselves their parent has to for the most part depend on social services like welfare and food stamps help with rent and medical at the expense of again the tax payer who subsidizes the evolution of the criminal from birth to death and even in death we foot the bill for an autopsy and burial as does anyone really think these types care or spend money on insurance or a burial policy ? and what about their children ? we are saddled with all the responsibility and no accountability as in do they spend the money on food and how well are their children doing in school or if the parent is on drugs OH HELL NO ! that is an invasion of privacy but, if your in the military you do not have the luxury of privacy or in corporate employment try being a pilot and not getting drug tested or a truck driver. people cannot tell the difference between most common calibers fired from a pistol some can differentiate rifle shots from a pistol BUT any criminal can figure out there is a gun in play that is not their own and that scares 99% of them silly and once the pain of a bullet strikes them the fight or flight response kicks in and them leaving is as good as stopping or dead as it terminates the incident for you, if they live and escape that may mean they target someone else to get away but that can happen with any caliber the proof is people survive war wounds and some still managed fight on. Stopping power caliber or arguments thereof will never be settled and in some cases after the fact we can see it is true that a longer barrel larger caliber could have made a difference that is still dependent on the individual and their ability. That being said a Glock 40 all shots fired and none striking the criminal in a crowded mall or parking lot is scary as hell to me, more so than a loose purse snatcher IMHO. You see everything has to balance the incident the place situational reasoning is as important as the reason to use a firearm or not. In the movie Crocodile Dundee, he is in New York sees a purse snatcher grab a purse takes a can from a passing persons grocery bag and hurls it hitting the criminal in the head retrieves the purse and is the hero BULLSH*T in New Yuck he would be arrested for theft (of the can good) injury with a weapon as now the can is a weapon and probably attempted murder as the strike was to the criminal now victims head plus he was running and no longer a threat and the actor (thrower of the can) was never in jeopardy of injury or loss of property and the list goes on. TV and Movies have screwed this culture up worse than drugs. New cop shows make you believe that if your not guilty you will talk to police if you lawyer up your guilty or have something to hide that is ignorance on both sides of the screen and the first thing your lawyer will ask is, "what did you say" because in the moment and excitement witnesses will have different versions but your words no matter if taken in or out of context can bury you. Why all of this post on caliber because it is not the gun the incident caliber it is the outcome the court or the grand jury that people need to get, the Monday morning quarterbacking scenario target rich environment of the incident itself as you can win the gun battle and do life in prison for killing a bystander save dozens in a mall and cause or kill one child and the horror will not go away. this is life it is messy filled with lawyers courts and prisons and choices shoot or not live or die it's not so easy and caliber is the least of considerations for the civilian IMHO.
  11. 2 points
    At indoor distances a wad holds the shot together so it can make it through 2 sheets of 1/2 inch sheet rock . everyone here knows to keep their butt down nose to the floor, all that running and screaming to and fro is good movie antics but accomplishes nothing.
  12. 2 points
    ....mind you....after running running one of those drills (usually on a few empty two liter bottles on the ground) I usually let out a low slow oooouuuuccch....and you are for sure stunned a bit yourself.
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  15. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Travel preps

    I think it was SIG that brought up the Bic pen weapon but here I was considering all the things I have trotted around with in case I might cross into a bad area or folks. a good cane I do not care for most umbrellas as they are usually poorly made there are great quality ones but cost is not cheap the other issue is current or normal weather that precludes one. Nail files clean and trim nails are attractive for all sexes. Bic Pens are a great resource and totally innocuous I like a clear pocket protector with a few for all the right reason non or reduced copy protection of red and blue or black for specific uses. A stainless steel collapsible pointer in your pocket protector. old car antennas that is becoming a hard to find item.... heavy belt buckle on a well made belt for use as a flogging weapon. carrying a roll of coins is sensible in your carry on as you never want to be without money as is a good pair of compression hose / socks you want them well made as if you need to build a better blackjack ou need to make sure that the roll of quarter size coins do not fly out after mild use. Table salt pretty common and easily held in a small bag paper or plastic, used to blind throwing in the face there are many powdered or granular spices that are extremely useful especially cinnamon or peppers that have been powdered, of course with all the drug issues certain areas you may want to keep it in the original container. large bandannas can hold a decent size stone or a good size washer tied to the corner and popped like a whip folded in the hand with a bic pen it makes a fine driving weapon / push dirk. NO MORE METAL HANGARS well may be just one nice whipping weapon. Binoculars but you better have a extreme strap. BALLS steel about the size of a quarter for enhancing your Chi or whatever story you think you can pull off. used for throwing weapons or as a black jack. IMHO these are way better than a spinner. Some items you an only purchase on the ground like a fluid lighter and lighter fluid people do not do well on fire just remember to spray the fluid through the flame and remove before you release pressure if you have an off brand lighter and are concerned on its striker present the lighter spay the fluid and threaten with the lighter if you get it in their eyes you may can just leave. A rolled up newspaper used in a reverse grip to protect your forearm from a hard weapon or a slashing attack from a sharp edge weapon it can be used to hide a pipe or a brick or any other party favors like a bottle just remember bottles do not break like in the movies hence the newspaper. You can purchase knifes but if your in a foreign country their laws are in play and your not immune to them and our personnel are not going to help you. if you are forced to defend yourself they still are not going to help you so it is best to hit and run and pray they are not all camera happy this is not all useful as today most criminals have guns and do not mind using them or they wipe out a space so your not going to be aware of any danger but you can help yourself by not standing in front of a window or door but a sturdy wall and not in the front door area on the side in a corner way from the counter. your head is on a swivel swivel it watch people if they react you need to find out why ambient sounds if they are abnormal look around vehicles in a bazaar or pedestrian market or area should heighten your awareness especially if they are breaking speed limits. Covered faces or abnormal clothing if locals are concerned you ought to not be obvious but take spacial or defensive measures like placing tables or objects between you and their line of travel try not to be obvious. there are places where kids swarm you and have weapons so your best bet is to ball up and protect your vitals keep money and ID in a ankle storage pocket of the same color as your socks never carry your passport unless your required to keep it locked at your hotel or a travel locker if the police need it you can tell them where it is if you do have any problems fake a head injury (if you don't have one) and repeat I don't know, I could not see no matter if their asking why a million times DON'T CHANGE YOUR STORY for blood nor money, once a liar always a liar in the cops book. If there is an incident and you get that urge to leave don't just go home fly to the next town of notoriety and carry on as the original plan set out and wait a day or so and then leave nothing stinks so bad as fear or flight relax if your not the instigator or the problem and try to not dress like you are a tourist over half the worlds clothes are cheaper than china mart why pack like your on safari and do not try to look like the locals but like a person that lives there seasonally-- it's an art. in fact if you carry a sketch pad no one will bother you too afraid you ask them to buy a painting or sketching and artist are the world over seen as slim pickins and NOT the actor.
  16. 2 points
    Look at Disney world/land , children are taught at a very young age in a fantasy make believe world. Delusional indeed. Britney Spears & Miley Cyrus, are followers of lucifer, they worked for Disney when they were much younger. Miley would do just about anything just to be famous & a lot of young children follow her.
  17. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Snap shooting an ar

    Here is an old read from Charles Askins Snap shooting Snap shooting is good to practice it is hard at ranges today as they got all kinds of rules but a good multiple bulls eye target or 4 square a bulls eye north south east and west or if you can on your range just get stick on spots and scatter them around and try to pop them. When I was a kid we would throw dirt clods we did not have to worry about back stop no one lived in that direction --- and all woods until the next town about 10 miles off. Today it's getting harder to find a open space to experiment with shooting strategy, tactics, off hand shooting and point shooting. back in the day I like to copy the old movie cowboys two hand walking the can / target out with a string of bullets.
  18. 2 points
    yea it's a bygone era but if ya got em' smoke em' IMHO people may not see it now but as the old cars made of steel today people drool over them the simplicity strength and they lasted, IMO I doubt very seriously that any of the plastisch pistolen will last until the next century I have seen plenty of Springfield's brown besses and too many to name built in the late 1800 still slinging lead today while first generation glocks I have seen some interesting posts about. I am not that hot about aluminum frames either.
  19. 2 points
    Let’s see, My wife and I both have bikes, both of us are over 40, by a long shot, (2 wheeled), carry our concealed handguns on our persons when we ride, as well as a folding stocked carbine or two, (Gasp!) Regularly take an Ibuprofen/Tylenol cocktail for joint pain, but, take nothing for my “bad attitude”(politically incorrect viewpoints), and in general now, have an “FTW” out look on surviving the latest financial holacaust our esteemed members of Congress and the Senate are driving us towards at a reckless pace. Oh well........
  20. 2 points
    TPSnodgrass

    Another school shooting

    This school shooter like the rest of them, telegraphed his murderous intent on social media pages months ago, to even as some media outlets are reporting, emailing the FBI himself, telling them what he was planning. This was also no surprise to the students that knew of him at that school, as several media outlets are reporting that many students “knew” he was quite capable of this kind of an act, long before he actually perpetuated it. Yet, the faux-intellectual-elitists in this Republic, consistently cry out about the tools used in this cowardly and despicable act, instead of placing blame squarely where it belongs. Th8s hypocrisy, merely continues to perpetuate their false moral outrage, and shows us all, that their true agenda, is the removal of Constitutionally protected Rights, for their political power grab. They care nothing about actually being able to stop these kinds of terror attacks.
  21. 2 points
    TPSnodgrass

    3 gun idea revisited

    I am certainly in total agreement that HAVING three decent firearms is “the rule”. I would add a .22LR rifle to the mix as well, but, that is my own personal subjectivity sh8ning through. While I am not going to purchase a High-Point pistol (own selfish reasons), I have shooting buds that have purchased their handgun caliber carbines and rave about them. Yes, I even fired a few mags of 9mm through a bud’s. I would rather have one than nothing, by, my choices clearly do not reflect another’s. Last year, I purchased a logistically attractive price point 9mm SCCY pistol. I liked the idea of 10+1 in a small package and another ten round mag being included. It is accurate enough for bad breath encounters, and if used, I wouldn’t feel “bad”, about it sitting in an evidence locker for who knows how long. It’s a BUG for my uses, and so far, it’s been reliable with the standard pressure JHP rounds I’ve put through it. However, with the success of the Glock 43 and the S&W 9mm Shield, I see the SCCY as filling a “niche” rather than a need. As a very wise mentor once shared with me, “You will never, ever, need a gun, until you need one, badly!” In my past military service and professional career/s, I’ve seen that adage come true, unfortunately. Others, I was with at various times, were “not gunned up”,and were essentially useless, except as being a field expedient bullet-shagger. (Which did not occur) Since I still have two hands that are attached and working, I like the choices and preps I decided on long ago. They work for me. I like having a shotgun handy, as well as a reach out and touch somebody that deserves it rifle, as well as a varmint-vermin .22 Any firearm is better than a stern look.
  22. 2 points
    DonDon

    3 gun idea revisited

    ....I'll add the Heritage rough rider single six in .22 lr/ WMR or any number of rifles from savage or Marlin in the samecalibers...under $200 very accurate and will feed you where the others will defend and take big game (which someone should not pursue unless they have the resources and skills to process and preserve the game properly). hijack alert....the table (ballistics by the inch) you posted earlier has helped me with an arguement I have been having for years with my Rough Rider....if the velocity increase in the 6" barrel of the WMR ammo is worth the cost, noise, flash and fouling increases.....it seems I was right!
  23. 2 points
    While we are here and velocity plays an important part in stopping power, I was amazed to see the disparaging differences even within a single caliber. My research did produce a few winners .357 mag .41 magnum and 44 magnum when compared between a 4 inch barrel and a 16 or 18 inch barrel carbine. Otherwise I can see much benefit except concealment over a 4 to 5 inch pistol compared to carbine length rifles in any other caliber if there is any doubt go to Ballistics By the Inch here is the web site Ballistics by the inch tables for 2 to 18 inch barrels To my surprise the least contender for improvement was the 10MM velocity wise. I do ask people to also go to gundata.org for bullet drop chats by caliber here is the link Gundata.org bullet drop charts by caliber Comparing the bullet velocity and bullet drop gives you a reasonable assumption of the range and power on a flat trajectory. Although not a given but a good marksman could effectively use a carbine out to 3 MOA and for the magnums is out to 125 to 160 yards. Out of personal interest I looked up 9MM and it appears that @ 100 yards had a bullet drop of 12 inches and flat trajectory was only out to 35 yards give or take from there it went quickly south so anyone using a 9MM carbine would have to be very aware of range to maintain accuracy, even with a bullet drop optic you could count on mental calculation in a time of crisis might be a tad difficult IMHO.
  24. 2 points
    My EDC is a 9mm +p, 6 rds of Corbon Powerball behind a Bellot FMJ 124gr "police load" I have a few of left, they are 1150fps in a 124 gr. this I feel gives me if not good enough stopping power....at least sufficient dissuade power..... I also sometimes carry a small .22 lr 6 shot revolver, at close enough range you get to add the powder charge (burn and pressure) to the bullet damage and when "snub" firing a revolver is the only way to go as the contact with someone's body can cause auto loaders to fail...especial if the grab for them.
  25. 2 points
    ....I believe stopping power is not so elusive, it is inside the barrel of the weapon you feel the most comfortable firing. The one with the weigh, feel, recoil, angle of the handle and sight alignment that just puts holes in things everytime you pull the trigger. Stopping power comes from familiarity with and confidence in the steel (....ok... Or polymer...) in your hand.....with in reason of course. Love your .380 all you want but I'd rather be shot in the chest with a .380 then anywhere with a .500 S&W.