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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Pure heresy!!
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »
Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan

Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets.

Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.

Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories.

What did you do this past weekend?

Google exec slams GOP over Kavanaugh nomination: ‘F--k. You. All. To. Hell'

A design lead at Google has slammed Republicans in an angry Twitter rant over the nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“You are finished, @GOP. You polished the final nail for your own coffins. F--K. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,” wrote Dave Hogue Saturday, in the now-deleted tweet.

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / See Nancy Pelosi tell the truth...
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »
An admission of their tactics:

Lawsuit accuses Seneca Valley 'mean girls' of targeting boy with false allegations

Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, the parents of a teenage boy identified in the lawsuit as T.F., seek unspecified civil damages against the girls’ parents, the school district and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office. The lawsuit, which includes the term “mean girls,” alleges they “conspired in person and via electronic communication devices to falsely accuse T.F. of sexual assault on two occasions.”

In a tape-recorded interview with school officials in 2017, the lawsuit alleges K.S. said she made the sexual assault claim against T.F. because “I just don’t like him.”

That sign telling you how fast you’re driving may be spying on you

The next time you drive past one of those road signs with a digital readout showing how fast you’re going, don’t simply assume it’s there to remind you not to speed. It may actually be capturing your license plate data.

According to recently released US federal contracting data, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be expanding the footprint of its nationwide surveillance network with the purchase of “multiple” trailer-mounted speed displays “to be retrofitted as mobile LPR [License Plate Reader] platforms.” The DEA is buying them from RU2 Systems Inc., a private Mesa, Arizona company. How much it’s spending on the signs has been redacted.

How were you punished as a child/teen?

Border Patrol Agent Ordered to Pay $220K After Starting 47,000 Acre Wildfire at Gender Reveal Party

An off-duty Border Patrol agent was ordered to pay $220,000 in restitution on Friday after he accidentally started a 47,000-acre wildfire at he and his wife’s gender reveal party. The Arizona Daily Star reports 37-year-old Dennis Dickey pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of “causing a fire without a permit” after he caused the April 2017 Sawmill Fire in Arizona. Dickey reportedly shot a target containing Tannerite, an “explosive substance designed to detonate when shot by a high-velocity firearm,” and colored powder that would reveal the baby’s gender at the party.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Star Wars Solo movie
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:21:11 PM »
I didn't get to see this Star Wars movie at the theater. I had read that it wasn't very good. And, I was having some severe neck issues earlier in the year - I couldn't go see any movies.

Anyway, I rented that new Solo Star Wars movie yesterday, and I watched it on Blu-Ray.

It was great. I think it is my favorite of all the new Star Wars films that have come out since #6 finished years ago. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

Now, my 11 year old son didn't like it that much. But, oh well...

I may actually go ahead and buy it, and I have not bought any of the recent SW films.

What did ya'll guys think of it?

Handguns and Revolvers / What's your #1 defensive HANDGUN caliber choice?
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:08:07 PM »
What's your #1 defensive HANDGUN caliber choice? (See poll)

Get a Custom Grip on your AR with Unique-Grip

The grip consists of nearly 50 independently spring-loaded discs. These discs are contained by a massive grip screw that runs the full length of the grip, and protrudes skyward. This screw then interfaces with the lower receiver and when fully tightened, locks the discs in place.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the way this grip works, is by having the end-user assume their normal firing grip on the Unique-Grip. Then while maintaining their grip, tighten the screw on the bottom, thus securing the now customized grip in its current shape

Utah Teen Killed By Stray Bullet From Target Shooters

On Sunday, September 23, Zackary Kempke, 14, was on a drive with his family through Utah’s remote Monte Cristo range, taking in the fall foliage, when a he was struck and killed by a stray bullet fired by nearby target shooters.

The target shooters involved in this mishap likely believed the brush was sufficient to stop a round, but you should never rely on vegetation as a backstop.

Handguns and Revolvers / The New Glock45 in 9mm
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
The New Glock45 in 9mm

Despite the name, the Glock45, a marriage of a Glock Gen5 G17 frame and G19 slide complete with front serrations, is chambered in 9x19mm and is basically a slightly updated, all-black version of it's successful G19X.

What’s the one TV show you never miss?

General Gun Discussion / What gun(s) do you use for home defense?
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:02:31 PM »
What is/are your home defense guns?

Gun News & Laws / Bullet bill' would make ammo more expensive, harder to get
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:54:44 AM »
'Bullet bill' would make ammo more expensive, harder to get

Davis' "bullet bill" ordinance would build a new structure for purchasing ammunition around law enforcement approval. Potential buyers would need to undergo a mental illness background check with their local police department or the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. They would also need approval for each purchase – except at gun shows, where showing a certificate of a previous mental illness check would be sufficient.

Finally, the ordinance would raise taxes on ammunition and use the funds for gun safety and gun rights education – teaching "about the second amendment, about how to use a gun safely and about gun violence," Davis said.

General Gun Discussion / Shootin better today....
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:32:20 PM »
I used to go to the range 1-2x a month. After getting divorced about 18 months ago, money is tighter with just 1 income.

When I went Saturday, it was just the 2nd time shooting in 12 months. I started out "ok," but it went downhill from there. I was shooting my 9mm Walther P99 A/S and my 9mm HK P2000.

I know I haven't shot in a while, but I was disappointed. HOwever, I have some new glasses - and that was the first time I went shooting with the new glasses.

Today, I went back with my Walther P99, and I wore my OLD glasses.

Everything was back to normal. Shot extremely well. Very happy. So, now I know it wasn't "me" per se...

I just gotta learn to shoot with the new glasses....

I can see up close, but not far away. To read up close, I usually have to take my glasses off (That started around age 40). Well, the distance that is blurry up close increased, with the new glasses. It made it much harder to use the sights.

Maybe one day, I'll get one of those red dot setups on a pistol....

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