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Handguns and Revolvers / What handgun is next on your list?
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »
What's next on your handgun radar? The next purchase......

Handguns and Revolvers / What was your first 1911?
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
What was your very first 1911 that you owned (if you ever owned one)?

Tech Zone / Got a new Microsoft Surface Go last night
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
I was looking for another laptop device to supplement my main laptop for a while now... I end up turning my main laptop on/off 5-6x a day, quite often. Many times, I just want to browse the web or do something else for just a few minutes. But, I wanted something with a REAL keyboard. I have a Samsung S2 tablet (like an Ipad), and it can be annoying to type something long without a real keyboard and mouse.

I tried a cheap, colored HP laptop, but I returned it to WalMart. I saw why it was so cheap... The monitor SUCKED. It was so washed out that I got a headache just setting up Windows. I returned it back to WalMart like 1 hour later...

I kinda wanted something without a physical hard drive - just SSD. Since it would get shut off and on quite a lot. I started looking at cheaper laptops, but did not really like the screens/resolution on most of them. I had read about the new MS Surface Go about a month ago. It just came out earlier this month.

It was much cheaper than the other surface tablets, and it uses Windows 10 AND can actually use a mouse. I read good things about the keyboard as well... I went to Office Depot and Best Buy last night. I started to play around with one at Best Buy. I asked several questions, and I ended up getting one. I got the keyboard with it, and a separate device to plug into the USB Type C plug. Now, I can hook it to the TV via HDMI if I want, and I have 2 USB ports.

I've put it next to my laptop at home, and I can use the fullsize keyboard and mouse on it, when I just want to use the internet. And, if I have bills to pay or something else, then I can use my main laptop.

I am going to buy a bluetooth mouse tonight, so I don't have to keep moving the little plug for the wireless mouse back and forth. If you remove the keyboard, it works just like a normal, touchscreen tablet as well. :)

So, cool combo of an actual Windows 10 laptop and a tablet. It comes with MS Office for free too.

I think it's pretty cool. Here is a pic of it (photo is not at home)

Ammunition / Hot ammo in a car? Dangerous?
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:18:54 PM »
I had never heard of this in over 15 years of being on gun forums, until yesterday...

A few people (on another forum) were claiming that if you leave a firearm in a very hot vehicle (summer time), that the heat could affect the ammunition...if it is fired when it is that hot....

The gun is fine, but with the ammo being so hot - if you had to fire the gun, the heat would cause the bullets to have too much pressure... which in turn, could cause you to blow up the gun.

Anyone else ever hear of this?

It can get over 150 or 160F inside of a vehicle in the summer... many of us occassionally leave a gun in the car for a particular reason. I learned to use polymer guns if I do this, as a metal gun gets too hot to hold. But in over 20 plus years of having guns, I never heard of this until yesterday...

Anyone here try those new TRL7 or TRL8 Streamlight lights? They are priced pretty good on Amazon - especially the TRL8 with the laser.

Just curious if anyone here had one....

Handguns and Revolvers / Glock 19X
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:40:34 PM »
Not a real Glock fan, but that 19x seems kinda cool. Anyone here have one? What do ya think about it?

Happy birthday to Lone Rider Leather!

Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer single stack 9mms.

Let me explain... I previously owned 2 M&P Shields. I liked the gun well enough. But, I find that I still prefer the grip of a double stack 9mm (on a 45, I do love the grip of a 1911 - I am just talking about the newer, single stack 9mms).

I have picked up several of these newer 9mms. And, I also had a Springfield XDe, along with those two Shields and a Kahr PM9 years ago. I can make them work. And, I even have smaller hands, so you'd think I would like teh single stacks. But, they just don't feel that great in my hand compared to double stacks. My P2000sk and.or P2000 feels so much better to hold than the Shield or the Springer XDe ever did.

Anyone else agree? Disagree?

Tech Zone / Anyone else have Arlo cameras?
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:29:34 PM »
Anyone else here use Alro cameras?

I have 4 Arlo Pro cameras. Pretty satisfied with them. Only annoying thing is that my neighbor goes in and out like 1 million times a day... So, they have my batteries lasting 2 weeks in those two cameras... I used to get 1 month, but they doubled their movement, unfortunately.

My back camera lasts about 3 months, though....

What is your favorite 80s song?

Handguns and Revolvers / SIG Releases Civilian M17
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:10:45 AM »
SIG Releases Civilian M17

Sig will release 5,000 of the M17-Commemorative pistol, which will be identical to the one the Army approved for the modular handgun system (MHS), using identical components, coatings, and markings, according to The Outdoor Wire.

If you could pick a new first name, what would it be?

Gun News & Laws / Texas’ Campus Carry Law Turns Two
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:06:51 AM »

Texas’ Campus Carry Law Turns Two


AUSTIN, TEXAS – Wednesday, August 1 2018, marks two years since Texas' campus carry law took effect at public universities and one year since it took effect at community colleges. During that time, no Texas college has reported a resulting fatality, injury, assault, threat, or suicide attempt.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Damn hot yesterday!
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:03:28 AM »
I was on the way home from San Antonio yesterday. It was DAMN hot!

Apparently, today is the 30th Anniversary of the release of Diehard (1)

Yippee kai yay!!!

Woman accidentally stole car, kept it for two weeks

This is the wrong way to get an upgrade.

An elderly Canadian woman inadvertently stole a car and kept it for two weeks in late June after mistaking it for the one she had just rented.

A Better Chainsaw Bayonet

If Zombies ever attack, you’d wish you had a chainsaw attached to your AR.

NJ Governor Murphy Throws Veterans Under the Bus, Just in Time for July 4th


As they clamored to ban standard capacity firearms magazines and turn one million law-abiding citizens into criminals with the stroke of a pen, NJ Governor Phil Murphy and legislators silenced objections from law enforcement by exempting retired police from the ban. But they made a “mistake” in their pandering strategy that could prove fatal to the new law – they failed to also exempt military veterans from the 10-round limit.

'Time warp' discovered outside Las Vegas, paranormal investigator claims

A self-proclaimed paranormal researcher claims to have discovered a time warp on the outskirts of Las Vegas, which he says slows time down, Fox 5 Las Vegas reports.

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