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.My wife and I have advanced Pistol (Semi-Auto) training and it's still a scary thought to even think about having to draw..
Extremely well said Ken!!! A Big X2 hereThat 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.
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".You guys and your fetish for guns... Geez :shocked!:
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'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.
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.
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.Although in a real situation the mental state and adrenaline will actually determine if you are cognate enough to hit the intended target.
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.I am fine with 10 in the mag, besides I have two more ready to go.
In the immortal words of Robert Boatman:Why am I a firearm owner? Because, when seconds count, the Police are minutes away....
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 .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.