DonDon

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  • Birthday 07/19/1972

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    I grew up on a farm hunting, fishing, raised lot of stock, planted a lot of gardens. Now I just raise kids (5) and work.
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    St Louis
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    Long walks on the beach, wine tasting, spa days........YEAH RIGHT! Although I really should get one
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    17 years in the security/surveillance industry

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  1. ....so the barrel is longer by a bit....but the slide and frame aren't? So you can just install the "evil" original barrel?
  2. ....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.
  3. ...for my home defense shotgun actually me racking is a decision to go (more)lethal. I load #8 trap, #6 trap, #4 3", 00, slug, slug, slug all thru bore choke 18" at the distances in my house the decrease penetration of the 6 and 8 shot thru walls is worth the decrease wound depth (but still full shot weight) while I get my bearings amoung the five sleeping kids and uninvited guests. I have drilled far well enough that I am very confident in my ability to cycle very quickly and accurately a whole tube in a few seconds if the need arise. I use the "one...and...two...and...three...and...four...." Cadence in my head so seven rounds in what should be 3 and 1/2 seconds but ends up being just north of 4.....by any standard a reasonable amoung of stopping power for anything from cautious theft, to angry meth head.
  4. ....as I said...anyone still moving probably has bad intentions. I have fortunately never had an opportunity to have someone run, but it is my experience that a racking shotgun causes everyone in ear shot to stop and pay attention. Never dealing with it in a "pressure" situation of course, and as a non-LEO them running would be in theory my preferred action for them over actually having to center mass them, if them running isn't an option they will not have time to think on the sound of the slide as a split second after that action goes to battery I will be slapping the trigger. Obviously one would never count on someone doing the intelligent or sane thing in a life or death situation.
  5. 00 buck is actually not that effective as individual projectiles, somewhere around a .32acp, but it's the numbers that count....basicly an 8 (drunk) man firing squad, you might be lucky....you might not...but on the subject of stopping power, I don't believe I'll ever seen someone that don't stop in their track at the sound of a 12 ga being racked...s-s-s-chunk.....s-s-s-chunk and anybody still moving probably has bad intentions.
  6. The thing I like to ask the people who are so enthralled with this tech....So this technology is so very useful, powerful, and can basically run your life for you, it was designed and developed is maintained, expanded and improved constantly....but...the "service" is free and only requires a purchase of under $50 or is simply part of the free phone your cellphone provider handed you. Who paid for this and continues to? How does something like this become a billion dollar industry by charging nothing?
  7. Oh boy.....here we go.... A JCMS length rant and ramble () I am a man of belief, a man at peace with my relationship with my creator. As a child I was "officially" Southern Baptist, but attended church at a large number churches both with friends and individually looking for truth. In the end I found God where I believe he is and has always been, in the world around me. I have lived my life by my (paternal) grandfathers words " I know God and God knows me and no man has anything to say about it", like he I have very rarely seen God inside a church ( in fact I have seen the face of Satan there more) and seen him more times than I can count everywhere else. It is important as well to understand my relationship with the bible. It is the word of God passed down thru the far from perfect vessel of man, a kids story in the true scope of God's voice...like the wisest of great grandfathers speaking to a baby barely self aware. I believe it is gross vanity for Man to think that he could perceive the smallest amount of Gods wisdom. To God's scale, even to the wisest of (early) man, the Bible is " see spot run". It is for this reason I do not find it hard to reconcile the Bible and science. If you simply look at the story of creation in the Bible as such and see the "days" as simplifying of the truth it is a very closely related time line.....if you were explaining something as complex as creation to a three year old would YOU use words like billion or sub-atomic plasma? Adding to the idea that it is near impossible for a perfect being to explain anything to an infinitely simple and flawed people such as us, that the word of God has been tainted by millennia of man's touch, translated from...to..and back though every tongue of man...by hand. Then used by government after government, sect after sect, the ambitious and zealous. We are left to find the basic meaning and lessons in what we have inherited to see our own truth...perhaps this is God's plan, that we use it less as a manual and more like an outline. Now that you have some idea of where I come from, I have to say that man has balanced on the edge of God's tolerance from the start. Sodom, Gamora, Babylon, the Pharioh, Rome, the Dark Ages, the Crusades, the Renaissance, Inquisitions, reformation, witch hunts, Age of Enlightenment, rise of Communism, Mimes.....the list is exhaustive and is basicly the entirety of human history. Now we all see these differently in the light of our personal beliefs and sensibilities, but I will say that one thing I see is knowledge....every time man jumps forward in his knowledge he steps forward towards the edge. As mans knowledge has increased so to has the risk he puts himself in to the point where we stand now....able to actually destroy all life on the planet and even the existence of the planet itself. Free will is both the greatest gift that God has given us and the greatest curse because with it we have risen from the primal ooze and are ever ready to return ourselves to it. While change is evitable, it seems to me that while the face of the issues change at the heart it is the same story since Eve stole the apple and Caan slew Abel.
  8. Living very near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, I have thought about the waters as a way to get out and away. There is a launch about 6 miles away that can take small houses boats and upriver from the confluence. The idea I have is to get a pontoon boat that hasn't been cared for and the deck and basicly everything above the pontoons is rotten and trashed (there are plenty to be found if you look) and basicly build a "shed" on it, not for so much sleeping and living necessarily but more a floating pantry/tool crib. If you look at the area you can get "lost" in it every quick and easy or just float on down to any point, even hang a left in to the bayou....with six in my group this would be the cheapest way to have a water escape and it would be great for some long weekend trips to camp/fish/hunt...live...in those same wild areas that few get to.
  9. 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".
  10. ...ooooh I didn't get that the point...I know they are doing that with movies that have become almost public domain.
  11. Guess I'll go a generation ahead and say Red Dawn...the original Starship troopers Green Berets ...the John Wayne one ....I'm sure I could go a lot more but I'm drawing a blank.
  12. ....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!
  13. 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.
  14. Welcome! Space becomes an issue no matter how much you start out with.....
  15. ....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.