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I had a friend who had a Yugo. Remember those? He used to take a bunch of people home everyday. Can you imagine that he fit up to 13 people in a Yugo once? And no, people were not sitting in the proper location with seatbelts :th_thicon_lol:

That thing was a piece of junk. The 1st week he had it, he kept driving and driving it. He thought it got great gas mileage. Turns out the needle was stuck. When it died, and went back to the shop - it was outta gas. But, it looked like it had a full tank  :th_thicon_funny:

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Any HK fans?
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:11:47 PM »
I always wanted a USP in 45 - and I rented one a couple of times. But my hands are just too small for the grip

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Wishful Thinking.
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:56:40 PM »
Yup that was my FN 5.7 that did that. Haven't shot it since that day. Indoor range here doesn't allow that caliber and I usually only take my long guns to the outdoor range.

I owned one years ago. ANd, I would like another. I think it is a cool carry gun. Light - 20 round magazine. and all polymer covered (even the slide) - great for the Texas heat. No worry of rust from sweat.

But, I just can't bring myself to carry one because it is basically a SAO gun. And, the safety is in an unusual place. I wish someone made one in DA/SA

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Wishful Thinking.
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:54:10 PM »
You know I bought a OWB holster for it and planned on using it as an EDC but couldn't stand the thought of the five billion to one chance that I would have to use it and have a $1000+ handgun sitting in an evidence room for an extended period of time or, with my luck, not being returned.

You have a better chance of being bitten by a shark in B/CS.

If it saved my keister or my families.. It was worth every cent and dont really care how/if I get it back.

I agree - my nightstand gun is not a cheap gun. My carry gun was not that cheap. I agree with Sean. If it is my favorite - it is my favorite for  a reason. If it saved my life, it was worth it.

I want the best - or what "I" consider the best and my favorite - if my life depended on it

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The good ol days

Yes, I miss the 80s. I often wish I could go back in time to that time period

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I scooted thru all of those. I never had a Garfield phone, but I remember all those things

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Moving from Michigan
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:38:52 AM »
Howdy. Glad ya found us!

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CHL - Concealed Handgun License / Re: Moving to TX
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:38:33 AM »
I wanna say the 6 month requirement was removed, but cannot say for sure. Someone else will chime in. When I got mine in 1996, I had to wait 6 months. Now, I think ya just need a DL here and you are good to go on the residence issues.

I do know that if you research some rules about TX CHLs online, you often will still see specifics/rules that have long since been discontinued. Like some pages still claim no carry in churches and hospitals. In reality, you can carry there unless the place is posted with the appropriate sign. Yet, many websites STILL list that restriction.

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Outdoors / Re: Fishing!
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:05:27 PM »
Sorry, but I am not a fishing fan...

Too many times in South Louisiana as a kid. Dying from the heat and mosquitoes. Getting up at 4am to get out in the boat before the sun came out. And then sitting in the heat for hours, because that is what my father wanted to do...

The only part I liked was the boat ride. That was all I wanted to do.

So, no fishing for me...

Ship, fishing isn't for everyone. Some people like yourself just don't enjoy it. Nothing wrong with that. My brother use to go hunting and fishing when we were still living at home. I doubt he has picked up a fishing rod, or taken a gun to the woods to hunt since he left home.

My father sold the damn boat just when I was getting 17 or so - old enough to take it out on my own. So, still didn't get to boat ride

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Just enough to screw up my car wash when I drove

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:23:23 PM »
I hear ya

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:08:14 PM »
Then a chromebook is perfect for ya

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I washed my car yesterday, so, it WILL rain by tomorrow  :th_thicon_lol:

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:20:49 PM »
Just curios, does MS office and Adobe Creative Suite run on Chromebooks?

For Office - IF you have a 365 Office license, you can use the android Office apps on a chromebook. What I do is you the free online version of MS Office.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx#

They have Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Onenote for free thru the browser. I like that version better than the android version on a chromebook. I upload my original document from the computer, and then sav it on the Microsoft cloud afterwards.

As for Adobe - I found this paragraph about the Adobe products that work on a chromebook:

A few months ago, Google announced support for Android apps on Chromebooks, further paving the way for their mainstream use. Android versions of several Adobe apps—Photoshop Express, Lightroom for mobile, Photoshop Mix, Illustrator Draw, Comp CC, and the Creative Cloud app—are supported on Chromebooks as well.

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:53:02 PM »
I think any money I might have spent on guns this year went to tech instead. I gotta stop listening to this tech podcast I play daily  :th_thicon_lol:

I also bought a new phone back in Nov....

Ship, I'm usually way behind the curve on the new tech stuff!  :help:

Then a chromebook is great for you. Much simpler than Windows

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:35:34 PM »
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I use Photoshop a lot - haven't tried to install it on the Win 10 machine but I'm thinking that it probably won't (install) - so, when I'm forced to go to Win 10 I'll keep this old workhorse around just for the programs like PS

I think you can install that old Photoshop on win 10. I was using an old version of Photoshop - version 5.5, on my Win 10 computer (laptop). I think that goes back to like 1998 or so. It runs fine on Windows 10.

But, Pixlr Editor is very close to Photoshop. Even the tools look very similar. I use that on all of my Chromebooks/Chromebox. It is a Chrome extension. So, if you use the chrome browser on a Windows PC, you can install the Pixlr extension and use it on any computer. It is free. You only have to pay if you want to get rid of the ads. As little as I use photoshop, I can live with the ads because I do not use it enough to justify $7 a month, just to get rid of the ads on the right side of the screen

But, anyone who uses the chrome browser cane try it out even without a chromebook. If I already had photoshop (which I do have, but on a WIndows PC), I would use photoshop. But, on my chrome devices, it is more than good enough.

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Outdoors / Re: Fishing!
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:26:51 PM »
Sorry, but I am not a fishing fan...

Too many times in South Louisiana as a kid. Dying from the heat and mosquitoes. Getting up at 4am to get out in the boat before the sun came out. And then sitting in the heat for hours, because that is what my father wanted to do...

The only part I liked was the boat ride. That was all I wanted to do.

So, no fishing for me...

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Any HK fans?
« on: May 20, 2019, 06:44:23 AM »
Agree with Ship; P2000 is a great carry weapon. I have it as my main EDC with a P30 and P30SK in the stable as well.  I had a USP .45C  but couldn’t find the love with it.  All are great shooters and I find the P2000 to be a better trigger than the others. YMMV.  Presently thinking of adding a P45C but need to save my pennies.  Would by a 10mm in USP or as a P10 in a New York minute.  BTW all mine are DA/SA.

Yes, all of mine are DA/SA too

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Any HK fans?
« on: May 19, 2019, 12:48:32 PM »
I think I've owned the following HKs over the years...

HK45, HK45c, P30L, USPc45, USP 9mm, USP 9mm (yes, a second one years later), USPc 9mm, P2000, P2000sk, P2000 (I bought one again because I missed it - it is my current carry gun)

Out of all of them, the P2000 has been my favorite.

The P2000 and USPc 9mm are very close to being clones, but not quite. I shoot the P2000 better than the USPc 9mm.

I have a P2000 and P2000sk right now. The sk model is my favorite subcompact I have owned (and, I've owned many, many of them over the years)

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Any HK fans?
« on: May 19, 2019, 08:22:37 AM »
I'll be honest, H&K is one brand of firearms that I have little experience with. I have handled a few in the past, and they seemed rather well made, but as mentioned a little on the pricy side.

Except for the USP line, they lowered their prices quite a bit. Like maybe $200 off the price from about 2 or 3 years ago. So, not as expensive as they used to be

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