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General Gun Discussion / What would you do?
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:12:04 PM »
I had a "discussion" on another forum awhile back concerning confronting thieves caught trespassing on your property or found in the act of stealing something of value from you. I'm not talking about someone cutting across your lawn I'm talking about someone that ignores "no trespassing" signs and climbs a fence in order to attempt entry into your house or garage or steal property. Another scenario would be finding an unknown person or persons attempting to burglarize your vehicle, day or night, parked in the driveway, on the street in front your house or in your garage.
I was criticized and chastised by several people for saying I would arm myself and confront the problem. Was told that I should dial 911 and wait for the police. That no self defense instructor would recommend arming yourself and confronting unknown persons committing a crime on your property. This was a firearm enthusiasts forum if you can believe that.
This is not something I look forward to doing but I'll be damned if I'll let some meth head enter my life and steal from me. Hiding in my house waiting for the cops while my property walks off isn't in my DNA. I'm not some tough guy wanting an armed confrontation I just made up my mind many years ago not to let this happen to me or my family if I can help it. If someone defeats a lock and/or ignores signs, fences, security lights and cameras my German Shepard goes first and I'll be following close behind. Firearm in hand.
So what say you. Thoughts or feedback welcome.

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https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2019/09/congresswoman-lee-ar-15-50-caliber/

Yes I know Alexander Arms custom builds AR's in the .50 Beowulf caliber but I would bet she didn't know that.

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 19, 2019, 06:12:49 PM »
There was rain all around us when I went out to run some errands yesterday afternoon and the weather radar showed everything was east of College Station. Skies opened up when I was on my way to Academy. Got off the highway onto the south feeder, for those familiar with the area this was right in front of Central Park, slowed to about fifty MPH and noticed water pooled in the road ahead. Slowed a little more before I hit the water and the next thing I know my ass end came around, went down the embankment backwards then straightened out and then hit the slight up rise to the highway where I stopped with a big thud. Another 10 feet and i would have entered the highway driver side to traffic.
My Genesis never died. No warning lights or audible alarms. Put it in reverse and backed on up the embankment to the road w/o a problem. Stopped in the Academy parking lot. No body damage no fluid leaks. Lots of grass in the spokes and grill. Runs fine. Lucky.
My dash cam video shows the whole episode from me leaving the road to stopping took a little over three seconds. The only thing audible on the video was me saying "damn" when I stopped. Been driving 50 + years and had that happen once before abut 30 years ago. Be safe out there.

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General Gun Discussion / Beto the fake Mexican holds an open forum on Reddit
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:19:49 PM »
And the questions & comments concerning firearms are brutal.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/d6etv5/hi_im_beto_orourke_a_candidate_for_president/

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Gun News & Laws / Colt "temporarily" suspends AR 15 production
« on: September 19, 2019, 02:14:56 PM »
https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Colt-suspends-production-of-AR-15-for-civilian-market-560796581.html

I'm actually surprised by this move and call BS on this statement:

"Veilleux said in the statement the company remains committed to the Second Amendment and is adapting to consumer demand."

I do wonder what Colt's overall profit's from the sale of civilian AR 15's actually are? I realize most of their AR profits are from military contracts but the civilian market must account for something. I'm fairly confident that other manufacturers will be more than happy to pick up some extra business.

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Outdoors / Bear encounters
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »
I've had a couple of encounters with bears in the wild and both ended peacefully w/o confrontation.
Ever since the first one some 40 years ago I've been interested in stories about the largest land predator in North America especially ones where handguns were used in defense.
I came across this thread yesterday and spent the better part of two hours reading the different stories. Each   section is divided by handgun caliber used and a link to the original publication is provided. There are some great and frightening stories here that made me think "Damn could I have done that?"

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/08/handgun-or-pistol-defense-against-bear-attack-73-cases-96-effective/#axzz5wtQI8UPC

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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Am I missing something here?
« on: August 30, 2019, 11:19:12 AM »
IOLA, Tex. (KBTX) -- The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office says there is no threat to Iola ISD after they searched a student for a weapon on the second day of school.

Investigators say on August 22, an old picture of a male student was posted on social media from when he was 9-years-old. The photo that was taken years ago showed the child and an adult shooting in the country with the child holding a pistol.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office says the student was immediately pulled out of class, searched, and officials found no weapon on the student. The case has been referred to the Grimes County Attorney’s Office to review for any possible charges.

Iola ISD says they cannot release if there was any punishment for that student.



WTH "referred to the Grimes County Attorney's to review for any possible charges". Someone enlighten me as to what law was broken. The kid has a years old photo of himself posted on bookface or something holding a pistol and someone deemed this a threat?
Over the years I've posted several photos on various websites, including this one, of my grandson and I shooting handguns and long guns at the range. Is this something I should be worried about. Are you guys going to snitch on me?
Iola is a one stoplight town about 30 miles NE of College Station.

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Your a justice involved person...... :sick2:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-francisco-board-adopts-new-language-for-criminals-turning-convicted-felon-into-justice-involved-person

In the late 70's I lived in California for three years. 60 miles south of San Francisco. I came to the conclusion after I was there for awhile that some folks that live there just aren't wired the same way many of us are. I mean who even thinks of crap like this. Don't want to hurt the feelings of convicted felons, pedophiles, murders and sex offenders my a**.  I guarantee you criminals ain't worried about your feelings when they put a gun in your face, steal your car or break into your home. 
As someone that worked in some type of law enforcement for close to forty years I have no empathy for criminals and am apathetic about their "feelings".

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / It's a law isn't it?
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
That when your AC unit has a problem it makes self known at 2 AM on a Sunday or a Holiday. My AC fan motor bearing decided to give it up this morning and I had to shut it off. Sounded like someone was beating a metal shovel against the outside bedroom wall.
For years my brother in law had a part time gig doing HVAC repair so we put out an SOS to him and he showed up about noon with all his tools. My wife took up her regular position as helper and I took up my position as manger and solicitor of free advice.
Yup, fan motor bearing gone south and of course your not going to find a Carrier model whatever replacement fan motor on a Sunday. BIL said he thinks the part is around $150 and will pick one up tomorrow and have me good to go before lunch time. I still can't believe I'm getting off that easy so all I can do is wait and see.
Before he left he sprayed the fan motor with WD 40. Said it was just a temporary fix that may not work, or may work for 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days. He turned it on and it's been humming like new. Just hope it lasts through the night.

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Gun News & Laws / S&W brings back the Model 648 in .22 WMR
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:26:19 PM »
I have always liked the .22 Magnum round. Whats not to like (except the internal lock) about a 6 inch 8 shot stainless revolver. The previous discontinued Model 648 brings $1200 or more nowadays. Will be going to my LGS tomorrow to see if I can order one for half that or close to it.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/14/model-648-revolver/

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Ammunition / PSA Fiocchi 115 gr FMJ 9mm
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:16:14 PM »
Price drop at Academy from $11 to $8 for a box of 50. Walked in when they were just stacking the shelf. Bought four today probably get another two or three tomorrow. My CZ EVO Scorpion eats these up.

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Last Saturday my wife went to wash her SUV at a local automated/self serve car wash. She left her phone with bank card on the hood and drove off when she was finished. About two miles down the road she realized what she had done and retraced her steps back to the car wash.
Security camera at the car wash shows the phone on the hood when she drove off. So she returns home extremely upset. Phone had an app that when remotely activated wiped it clean. Cancelled the bank card. Traced her route in my car but no luck.
This morning I received a phone call. The phone had been found. The person that found it works at A&M and was talking to a co-worker who realized she knew my wife when she worked there. They called H&R to get contact information and the person that answered the phone is my neighbor of 25 years. I mean what are the odds of all that? Thankful for honest people.

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Retro Ford F 150
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:37:08 PM »
For an extra 10 grand (or more) you can turn your new F 150 into a retro beast. I'm not a pick up guy but I do like this.

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-dealers-retro-package-adds-1970s-style-to-the-f-150-pickup



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Handguns and Revolvers / Dual barrel 8 shot .22 WMR Pistol
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:39:26 PM »

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Chili
« on: July 13, 2019, 05:32:12 PM »
My mother made chili with kidney beans and it was damn good. My wife makes a three bean chili which is also really good but the best chili I have ever had was 30 years ago in Grimes County at Sheriff B. Foster's annual law enforcement BBQ.
No beans. The guy that made it was serious about his chili. For the meat he raised and butchered a certain type of calf. To control the heat he raised his own Caspian peppers and the onions came from his garden. Was adamant about using a wooden paddle instead of stainless steel.
I was going to ask him about beans in chili but he was heeled with a .45 LC Colt Single Action Army revolver in a well worn cowboy holster and decided not to broach the subject.

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Getting back on my feet
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:56:29 PM »
Kidney disease that has been in partial remission the last few years reared it's head last week. Kind of knocked me down for a few days but after a new round of (expensive) meds and I'm feeling much better. Kidney function is at 30%, which is the best I can hope for, so no dialysis.
So I've been catching up on the threads here on TGF and will be responding appropriately.

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Outdoors / Bobcat
« on: June 22, 2019, 04:27:13 PM »
Strolling along the creek bed about a 1/2 mile from the house.


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https://www.businessinsider.com/2020-candidates-comfort-food-whiskey-veggies-fries-cupcakes-2019-6

The article is pretty lame until you get to Mayor Pete the homosexual from Indiana:

"Mayor Pete Buttigieg said his favorite trail snack is beef jerky — which supporters sometimes give him at events."

Ya know I wasn't going to go there but some sh** just writes itself.  :icon_wink:

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