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I had a ported 1911 in the 1990s. It was usually the loudest gun on the indoor range. Louder than many revolvers. I knew not to use it for home defense. WAY too loud.

Anyway, congrats

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Yes, it will be a while before it is settled

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Ratchetbelts Mini Review
« on: December 14, 2018, 10:33:07 AM »
Yes - I have worn mine for a week now. I really like the belt.

I don't plan on using one as a gun belt - but for work or jut as a normal belt, they are pretty cool. I like that you cut them any length you want. I ordered a gun belt a couple of months ago that I ended up returning. And as every brand seems to measure belts differently - figuring out the size to order was a pain. Not so with this brand

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This would be a terrible situation to be caught in - with 3 gunmen... Too many to try and take on if you were there...


HPD: Gunmen rob 8 people at Spring Branch meat market


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HPD is searching for three masked gunmen caught on video robbing eight people at a Spring Branch-area meat market.

The men ambushed employees and customers at La Michoacana at 2030 Wirt Road on Nov. 20, Houston police said in a press release.


https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/memorial/news/article/HPD-Gunmen-rob-8-people-at-Spring-Branch-meat-13454206.php

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Ratchetbelts Mini Review
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:24:59 PM »
:afraid4: woops. . . . a little pricey for me

i used to buy the leather ranger belts from cabelas, but i don't think they carry them anymore

I got one a $38 black one and got 20% off (20% off the $38 normal price). It was not that expensive

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Ratchetbelts Mini Review
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:28:26 PM »
Just a mini review....

I had never heard of Slidebelts - they have a Ratchetbelt. I saw a review of it on The New Screensavers. Leo Laporte showed them off a few times, and I thought I would give it a try.

I ordered one with the 20% off code "TWIT" - so, it was not very expensive for the standard black belt.

It came in yesterday, and I set it up today. It really is a cool belt. You cut the belt to your size (it comes in longer - and it has measurements on the back to help you know where to cut it at)). And, it has a cool ratchet belt buckle that allows you to set it at any size. Very easy to adjust while wearing it, which can come in handy...

It's sort of a fancy web-belt style belt - but they make it in leather - not just the older military cloth belts that would allow you to set it at any size.  It makes a cool "ratchet" sound as you tighten it :D

Anyone else have one of these?

https://www.slidebelts.com/

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Good morning
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:33:01 AM »
 :smiley054: :smiley054:

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 :th_thicon_idea: Very cool!

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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: a different CZ
« on: November 30, 2018, 06:46:32 AM »
I remember when those were being sold. I looked at them a few times. They do look a little unusual, but they are interesting. I never bought one, cause I had no use for it myself.

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Well, now they use composite sticks. They can shoot the puck a lot harder now than they used to be able to. You need that extra padding now.

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HE SHOOTS.

HE SCORES.




 :flyers: :flyers: :flyers: :flyers:
Flyers were a team I followed in the 70s. Then moved to TX before hockey was known here.

Dont really keep up with it anymore.

Had the chance as a kid to meet
Tony Espizito. Actually he had dinner at our house. My dad was Plant Mgr for Northland Hockey sticks which was Tony’s brand.

Talk about a neat deal for a kid of 7-8 yrs old.




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Everyone here knows I am a huge Flyers fan. I watch every game, and I have flown up to Philly several times to go to an event where you can meet the players. I have tons of signed items from those trips.

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University police training faculty to fight potential armed intruders — complete with hockey pucks


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Gordon said that in addition to the training, faculty and students will be armed with hockey pucks to fight back against a potential active shooter.

According to the station, “Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in brief cases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter.”


https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/11/28/university-police-training-faculty-to-fight-potential-armed-intruders-complete-with-hockey-pucks

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hey folks
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:00:41 PM »
2018 has been a very rough year....  :facepalm:

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hey folks
« on: November 27, 2018, 12:48:41 PM »
Aloha  :th_thicon_funny:

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General Gun Discussion / This "surprise" almost resulted in a shooting
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:26:55 PM »
This is kinda funny - could have gone bad fast :P

https://imgur.com/gallery/MdTmTis

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You must fully take possession of it today (no layaway, no future services or future delivery).


Since it looks like most people ignored this part,

No, I was willing to buy the trip tickets and leave the same day  :P :th_thicon_lol:

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years ago when cell phones were new I bought a Bag Phone for my Wife - to carry with her in her car for emergency purposes only (a friend going on a x-country driving trip borrowed it and was pissed when he got a bill for a couple of hundred $s  :icon_wink:)

since then she's owned a variety of phones and used various providers (settled with Verizon for best coverage)

then when I started doing my solo x-country driving trips she (rightly) concluded that a cell phone for me would be an added safety item - I got a Flip Phone and liked it

now she's got the latest something or other and got one for me too - I have no idea on how to use it (except when it's with me in my truck, where it's "mated" so I sometimes get calls).  I do use it, very infrequently, to make calls but I don't know how to use it's camera, or how to open voice mail messages or check missed calls and the ring volume must be "off" 'cause I never hear it ring (and that's the way I like it)

I shake my head in disgust, when dining out, at the morons who are screwin' with their phone at other tables.....I went to the John in a restaurant recently, on the way passed a table and happened to see that a fellow there was playing Solitare on his phone .. while sitting at the table with his Wife and Kids.....must be one hell of a happy household there, not  :thumbsdown:

when my Wife and I go out I "request" that she leave her phone in the vehicle - if she's expecting an important call she will keep the phone hidden and if there's a call I insist that she take it outside

remember that old song that goes.....:  "got along without you before I met you, gonna get along without you now.."  that's how I feel about cell phones

bah humbug on cell phones

Well, one of the reasons for my divorce was that my wife was addicted to the internet and her ipad. She was on it all night, every night. She would deny that all she did was play with her ipad while she was still playing on her ipad. Can you believe that... So, I know what ya mean.

I saw two teens out on a date recently, at the same cafe I was at. Dumb boy was out with a beautiful girl, and all the two did was use their phones the entire time. I watched it for a while and thought how sad it was.

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I do admit that I bought a new cell phone this evening. I had been wanting something besides my super slow  Samsung J3 cell phone.

Found a good deal on a Samsung S8 at Best Buy. I'd been looking for phone deals online for the past 2 days - but that was the phone I really wanted.

What did you guys buy?

May have already told this,, dunno?

Our one son works for AT&T. So he hooked me up with an apple I fone on his plan last year.
I totally hated it for about 3 months.
But it has grown on me.
I guess the neandrathal has to set aside the old flip fone sometime.

This one does have an awesome signal where the old flippers had dead zones all over.
It also takes great pics and vids.

We were OK once he turned Ciri OFF.

I was trying to call the wife back one day,, 1st call Id tried to make.
The fone wouldnt let me out of the update screen and I couldnt find the dial pad.
So I pulled off the interstate and no matter what I did, I couldnt make a call.
I started cussing.
Then this womans voice ( CIRI ) starts telling me SHE DONT APPRECIATE my language.
Which,,,, only made it worse.
I had to drive 10 miles to my father in laws house to call the wife back.  :bangheadonwall:

I called the boy that night and told him as much as I appreciated the fone, if it didnt cost upwards of $800 bucks,, I would have pitched it out into the center of the interstate and watched a truck run it over.
I said I DIDNT NEED a womans voice in the fone telling me to watch my mouth,,, I ALREADY had a wife taking care of that.  :bangheadonwall:
He laughed hysterically and told me how to shut the voice activation off.  :th_thicon_funny:

Ive come to kinda like this fone now, but it took some time.
The price was certainly right. Unlimited everything. :rocknroll2:
I does need charged though every 2 days.

Well, I have been using a $150 Samsung J3 for the last year and a half, and it was so slow.

The Samsung S8 was pretty damn expensive when it came out. My girlfriend got one last year - on sale for $650 (I think it was close to $800 initially). I have been jealous of her phone ever since.

When the S9 came out around Aug 2018, the Samsung S8 came down in price a little.

But with the sale on black Friday, it was $449.

I have had it for 2 days now, and it is fantastic. I took my son to the zoo yesterday, and the camera is amazing. The one on my older Samsung J3 was horrible.

As for battery - I use my phone on and off all day - for email and internet browsing. so, I have to charge it every day

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