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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: What is your favorite carbine?
« on: August 06, 2017, 04:48:43 PM »
My favorite is my SCAR 16S. I have owned a lot of different rifles - but out of all of them, I like my SCAR the best :)

Rifles & Shotguns / What is your favorite carbine?
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:13:59 PM »
Ok, handgun guys. A new topic  :rocknroll2:

What is your 1 favorite carbine that YOU OWN?  :th_thicon_idea:

Post pics if possible

I read a story about this yesterday.

Personally, I only ever get phone cases that are made to protect a phone in a fall. Because I drop the damn thing all the time  :P

Gun News & Laws / Re: Petition to request Interstate Reciprocity for CHL
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:59:54 AM »
Please tell us WHY you believe that, inasmuch as every State will be free to make their own rules, just as there are varying details among marriage, professional & driver's licenses among the 50 States.

I've said for 3 decades that the "full faith & credit" provisions of The Constitution already require that EVERY State recognize the licenses of other States but that the US Courts have refused to recognize that fact..
(Give us just one more Justice on the SCOTUS & the anti-gun morons are FINISHED & all the Anti-2nd Amendment laws will be moot.)

yours, satx

Someone on the Beretta Forum recently posted about this. I agree with his view:

(copied and pasted from that forum)

Contrary to the beliefs of some here, I am not anti-gun or anti-2A. I just do not think this is the correct way to handle the issue of national reciprocity.

First of all, like it or not the SCOTUS has ruled several times that permits can be governed by the states. And I also believe in state rights. I do not want the federal government telling my state (or any other state) that they have to do something that the SCOTUS has already ruled is up to them, or forcing my state to accept how some other state does something. While national reciprocity sounds like a good idea, what will the next thing be that the government decides to force other states to do that the should be a state right?

But most importantly, I personally do not want the federal government getting their hands in the permit "cookie jar". My biggest concern is that if this passes, some state (like CA) will sue and somehow the government will decide that all permits have to conform to some "standard". And that standard would undoubtedly be the strictest one.

So, no thanks. I for one cannot get behind this unless there is some guarantee that what I am concerned about would never happen. The problem is, once the government gets their hands on something, they never let it go. Just look at the healthcare fiasco.

A later reply back to someone:

As I have said many times, it really does not matter what you or I think the 2A means. All that really matters is what the SCOTUS has ruled (several times). We may not like what they have ruled, but until overturned (or you have your new tea party), it's the way it is. So you can say "shall not be infringed" until you are blue in the face, but that's not going to overturn those rulings. And the bottom line is that the current "law of the land" is that states have the right to make the laws regarding carry permits. And national reciprocity is about those carry permits.

As someone who is always bragging about how great things are in the state you live, I would think you of all people would not want the federal government involved in possibly changing things for the worse.

On a side note, because I think it is relevant to this discussion, you and others always quote "shall not be infringed", but leave out that pesky "well regulated militia" predicate. People here have argued that "regulated" did not mean regulations as it does today, but that it meant "finely tuned" or "well running". Ok, if we go with that, then there would need to be some sort of way to determine if the militia (the people) is "finely tuned" or "well running". IMO, that would mean some sort of training and maybe some sort of way to identify that they are well regulated (i.e. the permit). Most issues regarding lack of reciprocity between states revolves around the different requirements to get a permit in those states. So as I mentioned earlier, my concern is that if this were to pass that the government will step in and decide that the requirements need to be uniform for ALL states, and they may even use that pesky "well regulated" part of the 2A to justify making those requirement as strict as possible.

I don't trust the federal government to step in only far enough to tell a state that they must honor another state's permit regardless of that state's own laws. They never make it that simple. Nope, I think this is just the first step to a "national permit" and an easier path to universal background checks etc. etc.

But the federal government got involved with limiting speed limits in 1974 to 55MPH. It was eventually repealed, but the point remains the same. Allow the federal government to get their hands in it, and they then decide what "standard" is best for you.

Gun News & Laws / Re: Petition to request Interstate Reciprocity for CHL
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:07:40 PM »

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I agree. I do not want the feds involved in CHLs

Gun-carrying pharmacy customer stops armed robbery when he shoots and kills suspect mid-stickup

A gun-carrying citizen prevented an armed robbery at a north Phoenix pharmacy Tuesday by shooting and killing the suspect who was holding a gun to pharmacy employees.

AZCentral reported that Phoenix Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard said the incident occurred at 6:20 p.m. at a Walgreens on West Union Hills Drive. Howard said a man had jumped the pharmacy counter, pointed a gun at employees, and demanded Oxycodone, a strong painkiller.

General Gun Discussion / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:43:41 PM »

we watch our neighbors "stuff" but should I see someone who is very obviously attempting to haul off what is not theirs, the extent to which I'll involve myself will be to contact the authorities and to contact the neighbor at their work place

I think I would have to make the same decision. I do not want to be put into a situation where I shoot someone because of my neighbor's stuff.

General Gun Discussion / Texas woman shoots, kills home intruder
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:06:04 AM »
Texas woman shoots, kills home intruder

A 60-year-old Texas woman wasn't taking any chances Monday morning when she heard two intruders enter her home, grabbing her pistol and shooting one of the would-be thieves dead, police said.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, confronted the two armed men after they entered her Harris County home through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Thanks for the Likes!!!
« on: July 31, 2017, 04:21:04 PM »
I will have to let you know. It may be a little while. As I am sure you can understand... When you have a fairly NEW girlfriend, and you only get to see each other every OTHER weekend... (and, ya gotta leave to drive back around noon on the Sunday - 3 to 3.5 hour drive)...

We tend to want to spend that day and a half together alone.  :thumbsup1:

But maybe we can work something out in the future  :th_thicon_idea:

(I have my son every other week, so that is why I only get to see her every other weekend... I do not believe in introducing him to someone I am dating until I have dated them at least a year)

Introduce Yourself / Re: New to forum from Frisco
« on: July 31, 2017, 09:44:47 AM »
Welcome aboard!

Introduce Yourself / Re: New Guy from La Grange
« on: July 29, 2017, 04:04:06 PM »
Aloha  :th_thicon_idea:

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Unusual Beretta 92 at Classic Firearms
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:03:48 PM »
I really fail to see WHERE that would be an advantage for LEO.

Seems to me it would be the exact opposite.

Not only would that slow your shooting speed down, it would also greatly affect accuracy.

But I can see where it would help with ND's, as an intentional conscious trigger full  pull would be required for every shot.

I personally only like DA/SA guns. I want the heavier DA pull. With the D spring, you can get around an 8lb 1st shot... Better than the 11+ lb ya get with the factory Beretta hammer spring.

Practicing, I can do pretty damn well with that 1st shot.

I have personally been in a situation where my adrenaline jumped up before. You DO see things in a tunnel vision. Science tells us our body tightens up in such situation, and this can include the tightening of the finger muscles. It IS too easy to have an accidental discharge in such a situation. I've read many reports of this happening to the police around the country in such situations. Does every officer do it? No. But some due.

I feel much more comfortable with that heavier and LONGER 1st shot if I am in a stressful situation. And, I practice enough that I am okay with it.

Heck, my carry gun is an HK P2000. I have left it stock. The DA pull IS 11 pounds for the first shot. I practice shooting in DA every time I shoot with it. I'm pretty good with that 1st DA shot. Comfortable enough to keep it as my carry gun.

That being said- I wouldn't want a gun where EVERY shot was in heavier DA.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Just got a Beretta APX
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:34:06 AM »
I held one at academy finally. Loved the grip. Academy would not take the trigger lock off.

But I only use striker fired guns for range toys. So, i likely will not get one. I prefer DA/SA

General Gun Discussion / Re: Remember when I said Taurus is good?
« on: July 26, 2017, 12:51:49 PM »
Don't even get me started on my opinion of Taurus...

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Turned 45 today
« on: July 24, 2017, 11:13:54 PM »
Happy birthday.
I just turned 57.
Hope that makes you feel younger.

Sho nuff  :P

I have past reviews of flashlights here, if I remember. If you look at older threads...

I have owned over 30-35 flashlights. At 1 time, I collected them.

My personal favorite is the Nightcore SRT6 - for a carry light. It has a rotating ring that will let you adjust the light from zero to max, and anywhere in between based on where you stop turning the ring. Awesome light output and throw too, for the size. It is my daily carry, because I need one for work.

I use an 18650 lithium ion rechargeable - I no longer have to worry about how much two 123 batteries cost when I use the light. The 1 rechargeable cell is also much safer than 2 primary lithium batteries too.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Just got a Beretta APX
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:10:46 AM »
Very cool. Congrats!

Gun News & Laws / Re: Sig M17 to the troops in November
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:19:00 AM »
They still have contracts with other militaries. Will it hurt? Yes. Will they get smaller? Maybe. But they won't go broke

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