Bought a little present for myself

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BBBuffalo

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Did anyone catch the Sons of Guns episode where they made a water cooled dual M-16?

I especially liked the 100 round mags they used to see how hot the barrel would get after 300 full-auto shots.
 

-bp-

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One of my radio stations runs Gun Talk and the Cigar Dave show. Both would be a blast to listen to if the damn hosts weren't such polidiots. I realize how easy it is to politicize both cigar smoking and guns, but it drains every last ounce of fun out of both. Actually Cigar Dave is the worst offender. At least gun talk CAN be fun to listen to. Cigar Dave is just an idiot.
Reading this thread was twice the fun of listening to either.
 

Mark Evans

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Thanks Steve. Good stuff. It's really sad that we have come to all that in this country. I would have to look into our state laws on all that. Of course before I would ever do anything I would take the correct classes and practice.
 

DJ Dave

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Steve is right on. You have to feel your life is in danger and think quick. Though be prepared for the consequences. A few hours in jail is much better than losing your life.

When I took my CCL class, there were people there I would not want to let loose with a piece on them. Very scary. My wife and I have advanced Pistol (Semi-Auto) training and it's still a scary thought to even think about having to draw.

Reminds me of a time when a person was approaching a Waffle House (he was packin) and a mand came up to him with what appeared to be a small revolver, the other man drew and shot a person inside the Waffle House eating breakfast. He totally missed his target and the "revolver" the bad guy had was a lighter.

The person shot was ok and no suit was ever filed. It was in this scenario justified because the CCL carrier believed his life was in danger. The bad guy was arrested and later found with another lighter resembling that of a revolver robbing people. If the man only hit his target (and had proper training) in the first place the bad guy would not be treatening innocent people.





I sure hope I never have to draw because I will hit my intended target. It is highly recommended anyone that carries to take an advanced pistol class (personal and tactical defense) and practice practice practice. With enough practice from what is learned a person can become consistently accurate every time.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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Firearms, just like any piece of DJ gear, once purchased, there are always an endless supply of accessories to buy. One potential issue with the Glock 26's compact size is the short handle and no place to put one's pinky. The good folks at Pearce have a solution for that, it's a replacement for the bottom of the Glock (10 round) magazine. You put it on and voilah, you go from this (1st picture), to this (2nd picture), a place for your pinky.


I bought the Pearce Grip Extension at a local Gun Store called Hoffman's Gun Center and Indoor Shooting Range. They installed the grip extension on my magazines right there in the store. The salesman, Carey, even offered to convert the Glock's mag release from right hand to left handed when he saw me, a Lefty, struggle a little bit with the mag release.

This store is the largest of it's kind in Connecticut. It's the Home Depot of Firearms, yet the service is outstanding and the prices the best in Connecticut. The have a state of the art indoor range,as well as all sorts of training classes included the highly sought after "Utah Class". For anyone in the Tri-state/Hudson Valley/Southern New England area, it's worth making a day trip out of it. Check them out at www.HoffGun.com
 
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Ken Heath

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My wife and I have advanced Pistol (Semi-Auto) training and it's still a scary thought to even think about having to draw..
That it scares you is enough to let me know you paid attention and have taken the lessons seriously...anyone who is not scared should they have to draw their weapon isn't really cognizant of their circumstances.

I never had to draw mine, but I was in two situations where I thought I might... believe me, the scared factor was there, even with the Marine Corps and Dept. of Corrections training behind me. Could I do it? Yes, no doubt about it...but if escalating to lethal force doesn't make you pause for thought, you aren't qualified to be armed.
 

Alexander

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If I ever move to the States, I'm gonna outfit my entire family in these.




You guys and your fetish for guns... Geez :shocked!:
 

DJSTEVEZ

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That it scares you is enough to let me know you paid attention and have taken the lessons seriously...anyone who is not scared should they have to draw their weapon isn't really cognizant of their circumstances...but if escalating to lethal force doesn't make you pause for thought, you aren't qualified to be armed.
Extremely well said Ken!!! A Big X2 here

You guys and your fetish for guns... Geez :shocked!:
Alexander, I can't speak for the other gentlemen, but I have no fetish for firearms. Personally, I wish we were like Japan or England where handguns were so rare even much of Law Enforcement didn't have them. However that's not the case. In every aspect of my life, including the therapy philosophy I practice with my clients, I am all about personal empowerment. The world that I live in has a very ugly side. Google "Chesire Home Invasion". Just as I wear a seatbelt to prevent needless harm and tragedy, I carry a firearm as well. I've seen too many incidents of barbaric and savage torture ending with loss of life that very likely could've been prevented had one of the victims been an armed responsible gun owner. For me, I simply refuse to allow me or my family to be a victim. As with all the endevours I under take, I believe in doing it right or not at all. Given that firearms can take life, I believe, as Ken has stated above, there is an extreme responsibility with their ownership and carry. Part of becoming a responsible owner & carrier is to know your subject matter, both in an academic sense as well as practice. I would think that's something even an anti-gun person could respect if not at least appreciate. Perhaps it's the enthusiasm and fellowship of all of us engaging in the on going work of being responsible firearms owners that you mistake for a "fetish".

I celebrate that if you don't like firearms then you have the right to your perspective and position (and to practice it) without persecution. I said in an earlier post that people need to really figure out which side is best for them and be on that side. I've said many times in this forum that I don't need everyone else to be like me. That is also the case in this subject matter. I respect all those who choose not to own/carry firearms. I can only hope that position has come by logical reasoning and possession of facts as opposed to an emotionally based knee jerk reaction. Regardless, both sides need to have tolerance and respect for the other.
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Alexander

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I'm not going to get into a debate about gun ownership or laws and I do applaud the fact that you are taking the necessary steps in training and responsibility of such ownership... however... For every one of you, there are ten others (for arguments sake) that aren't / don't feel the need / insert you own reason, that frightens me.

The fetish comment was meant as a generalization regarding my "south of the border" neighbours as a whole. If you like, I can substitute "pre-occupation" instead. ;)

Carry on and don't shoot your toes.
 
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djshy

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Oh crap it's TRUE! The gomment is coming to get our guns!!!

Sounds like this bill will ensure that all the criminals will have hi-cap mags, and all the law abiding citizens and off-duty LEOs better learn how to change clips FAST.

Nice piece by the way. I just bought my buddy the Springfield XD compact in 9mm as a Christmas present. He loves it.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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I'm not going to get into a debate about gun ownership or laws and I do applaud the fact that you are taking the necessary steps in training and responsibility of such ownership... however... For every one of you, there are ten others (for arguments sake) that aren't / don't feel the need / insert you own reason, that frightens me.

The fetish comment was meant as a generalization regarding my "south of the border" neighbours as a whole. If you like, I can substitute "pre-occupation" instead. ;) Carry on and don't shoot your toes.
Alexander, thank you for responding. I believe you and I share a lot of common ground. While I don't know if I would agree on the ratio, Yes, there are far too many lawful gun owners who I too have concerns about, and they frighten me also. All I can do really is try and serve as a good example and spread the educated word...and make sure I'm armed around such armed idiots ;).

I now better understand your use of the word fetish and as such I think I find the humor that was intended with its use, especially from a neighbor north of the border. Yes, Americans are very pre-occupied with their 2nd Amendment rights...be it protecting them or diminishing them. When you look at the money involved in just the legal/legislative side it keeps a lot of lawyers and professional lobbyist types employed...which I guess is a good thing.

There's no icon here for extending one's right hand for a hand shake, but know mine is. It's nice when 2 educated adults can respectfully disagree, and a bonus when they discover they do in deed share some common ground. Best, Steve
 

DJ Dave

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Oh crap it's TRUE! The gomment is coming to get our guns!!!

Sounds like this bill will ensure that all the criminals will have hi-cap mags, and all the law abiding citizens and off-duty LEOs better learn how to change clips FAST.

Nice piece by the way. I just bought my buddy the Springfield XD compact in 9mm as a Christmas present. He loves it.

The criminals already have the high cap mags. This will ensure us law abiding citizens have a legal way of upping the ante. Having the CCL is a huge responsibility and with that we should have the ability to have enough in the mag to do the job. Unless a person is properly trained and cosistently accurate they will need more capacity. Although in a real situation the mental state and adrenaline will actually determine if you are cognate enough to hit the intended target. I am fine with 10 in the mag, besides I have two more ready to go.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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Although in a real situation the mental state and adrenaline will actually determine if you are cognate enough to hit the intended target.
It astounds me how many people do not know this. This is why martial arts can fail miserably in situations where adrenaline floods the central nervous system. Much of the Martial Arts are dependent on fine motor skills which usually are unreliable in high adrenaline situations.

I am fine with 10 in the mag, besides I have two more ready to go.
That's next on the hit list. No doubt some stupid socialist, anti-2nd amendment politician with blind political ambition will try and limit the number of mags one can carry at one time. Makes me wanna vomit. BTW, I checked out that Ruger SRC9 in the store last night...very impressive. Good luck with them.
 
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DJ Dave

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Thanks Steve!! I have fired well over 1k rounds in each of these SR9c's and not a single jam :) . They are very accurate and very comfortable to carry. I have been a Ruger owner for most of my life and they have never let me down nor failed. I put Ruger up there with Glock, Sig (I love Sigs) and Baretta. They are all solid well built and reliable.

I contribute a lot of my thinking to the psychology training I am going through. It really does put more things into perspective when you know how the mind operates.

Those darn politicians need an ed-u-macation ;) if ya know what I mean.... They really make me sick too!!
 

DJSTEVEZ

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Ruger LCP

Hey Dave, a buddy of mine has one of these and he really likes it. I toyed around with it and I like it as well. I'm thinking of picking one up.
Being the resident Meister Ruger, Ruger Meister, I was wondering what your thoughts were. For me, I'm not a huge .380 fan, but I also know I would carry it in some situations where it's not feasible to carry otherwise, so to that end, it's better than nothing at all. Oh yeah, it can be picked up for under $300 out the door.

Other, please feel free to share as well.


 
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DJSTEVEZ

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Do You Like Apples?

Why am I a firearm owner? Because, when seconds count, the Police are minutes away....
In the immortal words of Robert Boatman:
"Carrying A Gun Has Always Been Both Right And Duty...A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it, and is better off living in a society that places lesser demands on his capacity to accept responsibility."

How Do Ya Like Them Apples?!?
 

DJ Dave

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Hey Dave, a buddy of mine has one of these and he really likes it. I toyed around with it and I like it as well. I'm thinking of picking one up.
Being the resident Meister Ruger, Ruger Meister, I was wondering what your thoughts were. For me, I'm not a huge .380 fan, but I also know I would carry it in some situations where it's not feasible to carry otherwise, so to that end, it's better than nothing at all. Oh yeah, it can be picked up for under $300 out the door.

Other, please feel free to share as well.


The LCP is really small but why settle for a .380 when you can have a 9mm for almost the same size and little price difference? Ruger also now makes the LC9 :).
On another note, a buddy of mine just bought a Kel-Tek compact 9mm. Very nice piece, light weight (14oz unloaded) and very concealable. He bought it brand new at the Wanemachers gun show last weekend for $280 out the door. No BG check & no tax. (private seller)

I had a Taurus .380 (new), a used Ruger P89 and a Remington model 66 .22 rifle. Sold all three within minutes of standing in line to get in. I got much more than I paid for them:cool:. No wonder everything was so expensive inside the show.
 

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