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Ruger Announces PC Carbine Chassis Models

USA – -( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is excited to introduce three configurations of its new Pistol Caliber Carbine (PC Carbine) Chassis model.

The standard model of this refreshed PC Carbine boasts an abundance of new features, including a glass-filled polymer chassis system; six-position, telescoping, Magpul MOE buttstock; flared magwell for improved magazine reloading capabilities; ergonomic pistol grip with extended trigger reach; and a factory-installed, barrel-mounted Picatinny rail. Additionally, two 10-round state compliant models are available. One with an adjustable stock and threaded barrel, and the other with a fixed stock and non-threaded barrel.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Guy VS Kangaroo
« on: October 09, 2019, 07:25:53 PM »
This is pretty wild...

Handguns and Revolvers / Beretta APX and Orange Ameriglo sights
« on: October 05, 2019, 02:36:27 PM »
I picked up a Beretta APX back in June. After the $100 rebate, the gun would be $279. Not a bad deal. Striker fired guns are not usually my thing - but it was a Beretta. No place I know has one for rent - but I gave it a shot for the price.

It shot pretty well. But, because they made the front dot larger than the 2 rear dots - I tended to shoot the gun low when trying to line up the dots. Sean suggested that I cover the rear dots - so, I put electrical tape over the rear dots. When I shot the gun, it shot fine at that point. But, I don't care for an all black rear sight.

So, I ordered some Ameriglo night sights, and I sent the slide off to Beretta. They installed the sights for free, and I got the slide back from Beretta this past week. I went to shoot it today.

The sights worked fine. I no longer shot the gun low, like I did with the factory sights.

The gun shot pretty well. I do still think I prefer normal sight sights with white rings around the tritium. But, I gave these a shot, and I will keep them on the gun. The orange looks great in the light - but in dimmer light, white circles around the tritium are actually easier to see.

The APX Centurion shoots well. However - once again I see that DA/SA is just my thing. The only striker fired gun I absolutely love is the Walther P99 - but even that is DA/SA.

I will keep the APX. It shoots fine. And if I ever get my $100 rebate - the price was awesome. A sub $300 handgun! However, I do not think I will ever carry it. I just prefer carrying my HK P2000 or Walther P99 more.

But no, I'm not gonna rush off and sell it. Which... Given what some of you guys know about me - is pretty amazing.

Truth is, after going thru so, so, so many guns over the past 20+ years - there really isn't anything I want that I don't already have. The APX will sit in the safe, and I will occasionally shoot it. Maybe my son will fall in love with it as he gets older, and I'll give it to him. We'll see.

But, given that I previously bought a Ruger P95 years ago, twice, to have a cheap vehicle gun. I could always use the APX for that, given the price that I paid for it. And, the APX is a better gun than the P95 ever was.

1.4 million more Americans than last year have concealed carry permits, report says

In a report released this week, the Crime Prevention Research Center says there are now nearly 19 million Americans with permits to carry a concealed handgun – an increase of 1.4 million, or about 8 percent – from around this time last year.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / This is amazing to see
« on: September 30, 2019, 02:32:26 PM »

This is amazing – wait until the end with the 2nd guy…

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Hella Fish!
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:04:07 PM »

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / How is this possible?
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:19:25 PM »
I've watched this a few times - She puts on the duvet... I still do not understand how she does it:

Russian Hockey Team Starts Giving AK-47 to Player of the Game

The Russian club, which plays in the second-tier VHL, unveiled a new postgame award this week after defeating Chelmet. It’s not a hat, or a jacket, or a rock or any of the other things NHL teams pass around the dressing room. No, goalkeeper Saveli Kononov was feted for his strong performance in net by receiving an AK-47.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / What a week. Geeze!
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:47:07 AM »
Man, I have been to 4 doctors in the last week - I FINALLY found out what is causing me my problem this morning... What a week...

About a week ago, I started coughing and had chest tightness. I was coughing like I was throwing up or coughing up a lung. Also felt like I had trouble breathing.

I went to an urgent care and had chest x-rays. My lungs sounded fine ,and the xrays were fine. They put me on a very high dose of prednisone for 5 days. That triggered my migraine issue, and I even had to stay home 1 day from work.

Come last Friday, I was not getting any better... So, I went to my allergist - I was using my nebulizer 3x a day to help with my breathing (I have asthma), but it was not helping much. Still had trouble breathing, and coughing was the only thing that helped... But not for long. I did a lung test at the allergist and it came out fantastic. He did not know what was going on and had no idea what to suggest other than allergies...

I went to another doctor late Friday - because my chest was killing me too- soreness between the ribs. He even checked my heart with an EKG... He diagnosed me with costochondritis (inflammation of the cartridge around the rib cage). But, that still does not help me with the coughing. 

All this weekend, I am coughing so hard that I almost passed out a couple times. Yesterday, I decided that I would just go to my ENT office on Monday when they opened and try to get them to fit me in. Luckily, they did manage to fit me in.

All this weekend, it felt like I Had drainage in my throat - but not coming from my sinuses. Like it was starting around my voicebox, and then draining to the bottom of my throat/top of my lungs. It is like I am drowning all the time. I knew the ENT could put a scope down my throat and see what was going on.

Well, he said I have reflux. Apparently several areas around my voicebox are burned badly. That makes mucus, that runs down, and that is what is effecting my breathing.

He stated he gets it every couple of years, and people think he has TB for a couple of months. Apparently, it will be over a week before I get better - but I have a couple of medicines that should help.

With all my neck and back problems - like I really needed this.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he will defy NRA, take lead on gun background checks

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he's "willing to take an arrow" and defy the National Rifle Association by pressing Texas to close one loophole in gun-purchaser background checks

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / I have the worst luck...
« on: September 06, 2019, 01:57:20 PM »
I am stuck on the side of the road with another flat tire... AGAIN. I just had one last week. Ended up having to pay $165 for a new tire because it could not be fixed.

Now, I have another one. Out in the country... Where AAA has a tough time finding someone. I called nearby places, and they cannot help me for 3 or 4 hours.

Finally AAA found someone, but it will be at least 2 more hours. I got stuck in the same place 3 years ago with a flat tire, and I waited almost 3 hours that time...

Man, this sucks.... It is like 100F outside too....

Walgreens, CVS join Walmart, Kroger in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in stores

Drugstore chains Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health on Thursday joined Walmart and Kroger in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in their stores, even in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Live video of Axxe!
« on: September 05, 2019, 08:24:13 AM »
Video of Axxe... Live from this morning when he was trying to stay ahead of the storm:

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:

Kroger joins Walmart in asking customers to 'no longer openly carry firearms' in stores

Kroger on Tuesday requested customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in its stores — hours after Walmart asked the same of its shoppers amid recent mass shootings across the U.S. and some public pressure from mostly left-leaning groups to restrict gun sales.

"Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in a statement.

Texas Whataburger Location Reopens After Viral Video Shows Mouse Jumping Into Deep Fryer

Walmart to stop Alaska handgun sales, end sales of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammo nationwide

Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.

The store said it will gear its focus toward long barrel deer rifles and shotguns, supply much of the ammunition they require and provide hunting and sporting accessories and apparel, Doug McMillon wrote in a memo.

Alyssa Milano complains about Second Amendment rights: 'Which passage of the Bible' says it's a 'God-given right to own a gun?' Ted Cruz demolishes her argument.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took actress and activist Alyssa Milano to task over remarks she made questioning Second Amendment rights.

Hong Kong police randomly beat the passengers in the train at Prince Edward while the MTR's train service was stopped.

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