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House Bill 961 prohibits “any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or transporting an assault firearm” in the state of Virginia.
Violation of the law would be a Class 6 felony, carrying a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

The bill also makes it a felony to have magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.

“HB 961 would make tens of thousands of gun owners in Virginia criminals overnight,” Republican Del. Nick Freitas told the Washington Examiner.

“This bill creates an environment where you could receive up to 12 months in jail for every magazine you have over 12 rounds,” he added. “At the same time that Democrats are voting for early release programs for people convicted of first-degree murder and rape, they are criminalizing law-abiding gun owners.”

Gun News & Laws / Magnum Research Thunder Snub in 45/70 with 3" barrel
« on: February 04, 2020, 06:25:56 PM »
Saw this on another forum. The biggest caliber pistols I have shot are a Ruger .454 Casul and a Desert Eagle .50. Both had a stout recoil. The .454 especially so. I can only guess what this beast would be like. Doubt it could be tamed with a Hogue sleeve or a Pachmayr grip. I imagine you would have to double up on the ear protection also.

So the question is would you shoot it using the 540 grain Garrett Hammer Head or any of the other available calibers? Video at the bottom.

Gun News & Laws / Anti Second Amendment Virginia Governor Doubling Down
« on: January 12, 2020, 11:51:03 AM »
I read this on Fox News earlier today:

"Northam is rehabilitating himself within the party, in large part by championing liberal policies on issues including gun control and marijuana. Proposed gun restrictions include an assault weapons ban, an increase in the minimum age for gun purchases, and required background checks for all sales.

The governor even increased the state's corrections budget to handle what he expects to be a higher number of incarcerations due to new gun laws."

Now let that last sentence sink in.

I also read this last week:

“We see in the governor’s proposed budget that he wants $4 million and 18 new law-enforcement positions to enforce a ban on commonly-owned firearms,” said Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America senior vice president."

So with a stroke of a pen Virginia's governor will make thousands of law abiding citizens instant felons and has reserved space in their correctional system for those that refuse to voluntarily surrender their "assault" rifles. Scary times my friends.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Credit Card Compromised
« on: January 08, 2020, 04:38:52 PM »
First time for me. Used it 4x during the last month for Christmas presents and bought a firearm for myself. All places I had done business with before and  have active accounts. Went to pay off the balance this morning and saw two $99 charges at Ahmed's Chevron and Food Mart in Houston. Both charges were this morning. One at 8:30 and the other at 10:15. Talk about good timing on my part.
My bank is taking care of everything. Refunding the money within 48 Hrs and issuing me a new card. Guess I got off easy. Card representative said $99 is probably for gas and cigarettes.


Handguns and Revolvers / Beretta Model 81 Double Stack
« on: December 28, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »
Mentioned in a post last week that I ordered a Model 81 from Classic Firearms. It came in yesterday. Even with the assorted fees (tax, shipping, insurance, extra magazine and FFL transfer) added to the $199 cost of the pistol I think I did OK at $300. Was the first time I had to pay tax, under the new law, on an out of state on line purchase.
Only condition issues I could find were light scratches around the grip screws. Overall condition is close to excellent. Locks up tight and the barrel looks new. This is my third "surplus" firearm I've bought from Classic and have yet to be disappointed.

Rifles & Shotguns / Henry Lever Action "AXE" .410
« on: December 25, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »

The adolescent inside me says awesome. My more mature self says hmmm make it a 20 gauge and lower the price $500 and I would consider. Not a big fan of the "Governor" style .410/45 LC pistols but this Henry would make a good companion piece if your into that kind of thing.

Tech Zone / No spam calls with I phone updated to iOS 13
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:47:55 PM »
Learned something new today. If your I Phone is updated to iOS 13 you can send all incoming calls not on your contact list directly to voicemail without the phone ringing. No intrusive alerts, rings or vibrations just a red icon letting you know you missed a call.

Open Settings

Go to Phone

At bottom of page turn on "Silence Unknown Calls"

Handguns and Revolvers / S&W Shield EZ .380 $250 @ Academy with extras
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:32:49 PM »
Bought mine a few months ago for $265 came with a Sentry lock box. Academy swag is range bag, electronic ear muffs, shooting glasses and a bore snake. Decent combo deal.


Some I knew but there were several I didn't. Good easy read.

15. Seeking cover and returning fire reduces your chance of being shot to 26% with a 6% torso hit rate. (Source)

General Gun Discussion / Back Up Gun (BUG)
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:36:35 AM »
I saw this discussion on another forum and since TGF members haven't had this subject brought up in awhile I thought I would bring it up again.

For those that carry do you feel it necessary to carry a back up gun on their person? For every day carry I usually do not. I do have a gun in my vehicle most of the time as well my carry gun on my hip. That's because I have in the past jumped in my car to go get something, usually yard or auto related, and forget my primary carry. But as a routine I do not.

For me a speed loader or extra magazine is sufficient. I have friend that always has a BUG. His mindset is it's easier to deploy another firearm than call timeout and reload. He, I believe, has somewhat of a valid point but the odds of needing to pull your primary to defend yourself and emptying your available ammo is close to winning the lotto.

For those that open carry. Many believe that anyone that OC is just a magnet for criminal types to identify  and incapacitate or disarm you first and take your firearm so a BUG is necessary. I find that a bit of a stretch but the belief that it could happen is frequently debated.

So what says ya'll? I do not want this thread turn into a CC/OC argument please. I don't care if you carry a BUG or not just curios.

Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, Dallas and tonight in Tupelo Mississippi. Massive protests outside at the Minneapolis rally, Albuquerque had a few but were shouted down. There was barely a hand full of protesters at the Dallas and Baton Rouge rallies. People reported seeing no, none, nada protesters at the Mississippi rally tonight.

I wonder why in NM, LA, TX and MS not a lot of folks felt the need to express their first amendment rights.? I think jerks that do this type of crap, Antifa and the like, know that southern folks don't tolerate those that want to mouth off and commit violent acts and tend to push back. But it might be something else or a combination of things.

Your thoughts.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Who's birthday is it?
« on: October 18, 2019, 03:05:41 AM »
Watching the original Jason Bourne movie and  was about to call it a night/morning when I remembered something. Must be that gent from Mineola that has a birthday today. :jumping:

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.


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

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.

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.

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