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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..NZ ban..
« on: Yesterday at 04:23:44 PM »
When I was a young lad, I'm talking 55 years ago, there was a retired Master Sergeant that lived down the street who owned a '60 Chevy Pick Up that had a bumper sticker that said "If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns." As a young kid I really didn't understand what that meant.
I talked to him all the time and I asked him once about the bumper sticker. As best I can remember this is what he said. "Five years ago they passed a law in this state that made it illegal to carry a pistol unless you were a cop so I took my .38 out of my pocket and put it in the glove compartment. Last year they passed a law that said you can no longer carry a pistol in your car or truck but it was OK to have a shotgun or rifle".
He paused for a second and asked me if I thought if that made any sense. I said "no sir." So he continued "Criminals or outlaws don't follow the law they do what they want the law be damned. The way it's going, sooner or later, a law will be passed that will make owning a gun against the law. They'll come for your and your daddy's guns and you know what? The criminals will never surrender their guns. You and everyone else will just be a target for those c***s*****s."
Strong language for a 12 year old to hear but I now understood the meaning of that bumper sticker.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Gun Laws>>>> Please Provide Input
« on: Yesterday at 12:15:42 PM »
12 weeks is a little long but not unheard of. A lot of people get a new handgun for Christmas and rush to get their LTC soon after so there may be a backlog. There is a specified time in the statute that requires the state to either approve or deny your application but I can't remember what it is. I thinks it's 60 days but could be longer. I'd wait until the end of the month and call.

Central Los Angles? Have been through there a few times but never saw anything like that but that was a long time ago. Must be a new park or something.  :icon_wink:

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / St. Patrick's Day
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:49:45 PM »
Is always a big thing at my place.
Corned beef with cabbage and carrots, rye bread, bread and butter pickles and mashed potatoes

I like making a sandwich with mine and finishing it off with a cold Guinness!

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Micro Trucks.
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:47:32 PM »
My cousin bought two of these to replace his 4 wheelers. Not street legal. Max speed is around 60 mph. MSRP is around 16K.

Mahindra Roxor
DescriptionThe Mahindra Roxor is a 2-seater 4x4 off-road utility vehicle assembled by Mahindra Automotive North America since 2018. It is based on the Mahindra Thar M2DICR, a utility vehicle produced in India. Wikipedia
Engine: 2.5 L M2DICR turbo (diesel)
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 2-speed low ratio manual transfer case
Curb weight: 1,376 kg (3,035 lb)
Manufacturer: Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA)
Model years: 2018-present
Power output: 62 hp (45 KW) @ 3200 rpm, 144 lbf (195 Nm) @1400 rpm
Assembly: Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

That sent me PM's and condolences concerning the recent passing of my father. I do appreciate that.
Just a short bio on my old man.

Born April '25 Oldest of seven brothers and sisters.
Army 44-72. Armor. Retired 0-6 Colonel. WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. 2x Purple Heart and Bronze Star w/V device and several other awards. West Point graduate 1949.
Advertising Manager and C&W disk jockey at KOVE radio late seventies and eighties.
Advertising Manager for the local newspaper from '85 until he retired to his beach house in Galveston in '98

Had Alzheimer's the last five years or so. Anybody that's been though that my hat's off to you.
My dad always had a taste for expensive liquor. Found a bottle of 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle in his bar yesterday and some 30-40 year old scotch. I've taken my liberties with same.
Again thanks everyone!.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Pocket Pistols
« on: March 14, 2019, 12:35:53 AM »
Came back to delete that last paragraph as after thinking about it I thought it might come off as a little harsh. Father passed away yesterday and have been self medicating. Everyone but my grandson is off to bed and I'm hoping to soon follow. It's been a long day.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Pocket Pistols
« on: March 14, 2019, 12:07:12 AM »
Just my opinion here but I don't think the guy in the video is in anyway serious. He took what is probably the most debatable on line topic or argument for many firearm enthusiasts, what caliber has the best "stopping" power, gave the video a title that ensured more than a few looks "Real men don't carry pocket pistols" then sat back for the fun.
To me, again my opinion, I really don't care and would never second guess what your decision on what caliber handgun you carry, the size or type of firearm you prefer for SD or HD, what gel test proves this, what internet expert says what, if S&W is better than Ruger or if you carry concealed, open or pocket and, frankley, is it any of my business .38 Special is my ammo choice for SD and I load my Detective Special with 90  grain Hornandy FTX Critical Defense Lite and I'm comfortable with that.

And remember this terrible tragedy from a few years ago when a news station got punked.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Pocket Pistols
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:56:23 PM »
Thanks for the laugh. :th_thicon_funny:
Yeah that snub nose magnum, looked like a 3 inch Model 15 or 19, weighs about two pounds when loaded and would be like having a brick around your ankle. Guess that would be OK with cargo shorts and tube socks.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Any planned 2019 purchases?
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:54:47 PM »
I'm thinking about putting a Tracking Point scope on Boomer.
If your going to replace that Steiner T5xi on Boomer I'll give you $50 a Klondike Bar and a six pack of Shiner for it.  :thumbsup1:

Sold! (that is if I get to pick the 50 $1 Morgan Silver dollars.  And you can keep the Shiner, but I'll take a DP instead) :)
I actually have four Morgan Silver Dollars (thanks to my father in law) but they were graded fair to good. Worth a couple of hundred at best. And a six pack (if there is such a thing) of Dom Perignon?  I'll pass.  :th_thicon_funny:

Doooo what?

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Brian Tes popped up here about a month ago. He's resurrected some old threads with some bizarre comments like above. My guess is English isn't his first language and he's using one of those whatever language to English programs or he's a troll.
Nice to see back with us though.  :th_thicon_idea:

General Gun Discussion / Re: Any planned 2019 purchases?
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:12:50 PM »
I'm thinking about putting a Tracking Point scope on Boomer.
If your going to replace that Steiner T5xi on Boomer I'll give you $50 a Klondike Bar and a six pack of Shiner for it.  :thumbsup1:

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: name is Juicy Smellit..
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:01:50 PM »
 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :jumping:
Wait a minute. Harpo was (allegedly) mute. My guess is that he did most of the bitch slapping.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: S&W M&P .380 EZ
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:30:51 AM »
I plan on renting one next time my wife comes with me to the range. Might be perfect for her. Most 380 pistols are snappy because either they're tiny & light or they're blowback design. This 380 is neither. The closest competitor I see is maybe the Ruger LC380 which is based on the old LCR 9mm, with that trigger some didn't like. It's also a little smaller than the S&W EZ 380. My wife lost interest in shooting & maybe because my guns are suited for me, not her. Something like this may change that. My wife hated shooting my Beretta Pico 380. Didn't even finish the magazine. The grip is even too small for her tiny hands. Time to buy her a gun she will enjoy shooting. The EZ comes with or without a manual safety. >Update: Prepper Gun Shop has these for $299.99.
Even with FFL fees and shipping that's a pretty good price. Mine came with promo kit key lock handgun vault, $25 on Amazon, which is great if you have little fingers and inquisitive minds around which I don't.
I imagine I'll find a use for it sooner or later.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: S&W M&P .380 EZ
« on: March 08, 2019, 08:11:57 PM »
Bought this last year as a loaner gun for new students.  Great for people having trouble racking the slide.  It has less recoil than most 380 subcompact guns.
So I found out. Don't have trouble racking slides but for those that do it's really EZ. Also the recoil is really tame. Very controllable follow up shots. The magazines are very easy to load.
I also prefer SA/DA but the weight and accuracy really won me over. I will also say it has a decent out of the box trigger. Let me run 2-300 rounds through and I'll go from there. First impressions are great though.

Handguns and Revolvers / S&W M&P .380 EZ
« on: March 08, 2019, 04:08:10 PM »
I actually bought this for my wife thinking she may prefer it over the Bersa Thunder .380 she has. It has everything she likes, lightweight, thumb safety, great sights, decent trigger and the .380 caliber. She thought it was OK but not enough to make a change.
I like it just fine though. Have it in my hiding place by the front door but may work it into my EDC rotation.

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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: The Scorpion Bullpup Kit
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:32:24 PM »
I saw that advertisement a few months ago. At around $350 for the kit it was tempting but decided I like my Scorpion EVO as is plus I thought I might get in over my head with something like that.
Now they have u-tube instruction videos out. I watched one and I think between me and my engineer wife it would be something that could be done. I'm not that dedicated yet but if I come across a used Scorpion and could get into everything for less than 1K I would consider that but doubt that will ever happen.

He has two FELONY convictions and no carry permit? Imagine that. I guess that Indiana doesn't have a convicted felon in possession of a firearm statute. In Texas that would get you at least five years. Really doesn't matter though as every time he has to squat to urinate he'll know justice has been served.

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