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Old 06-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #25831
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OMG, I thought you were talking about Winds' doctor. I almost died. Then I saw you were responding to the thread about her DAD! Whew... I'm OK now. LOL
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #25832
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So yesterday I bring in the mail and I notice I got a letter from my sister. That's strange because we usually text or talk on the phone. I open it and it is a legal form, signed, witnessed, notarized, that I have been assigned her medical Power Of Attorney. Now, usually, one would think to ask someone before you just assign them such a responsibility, wouldn't you? But it's okay, I wouldn't have told her "no" anyway. And I am my Dad's medical POA. There, handwritten on the back of the last form she wrote, "My daughters wouldn't be able to pull the plug on me if the need should ever arise. I know you could." Well, should I be complimented or is she recalling the fights we had as kids? I texted her and said, "If I should ever have to pull the plug on you, I hope your daughters don't fight me tooth and nail." But then, lightheartedly, I added, "I've made an appointment for you to see Dr. Kevorkian next week." I think I'll bury her next to my favorite Boston Terrier in the back yard.
Can I VOLUNTEER to be one of my sisters' medical POA's? I just have to be willing to hear her doctor and direct them to "pull the plug"!? I can do that!
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I'm going to shoot a pigeon.
Seriously, what kind of demon spawned bird from hell makes noises at night?!!
All English birds -- if one knows what one is doing.
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Well, now I'm in a predicament.

For months, I have been wanting a 1911 to use as a carry gun, but have yet to find one within my price range (it has to go through private sale due to me not being 21 quite yet, which severely limits my choices out there) I just found a beautiful stainless Beretta 92FS 9mm for $650 (could probably talk him down some). I'm stuck between guns now.

I plan on eventually having both, but can only get one now.

I can see pros and cons for each of them. Seems like the biggest complaint on the Beretta was the large grips, but I have large hands, so that does not matter. Ammo cost is also a factor, but I plan on reloading so that may not be that big of a deal.

Any suggestions? I could get the Beretta tonight if I want it. I could get the 1911 as soon as I find one within my price range, that's for sale by an individual.

Here's what the Beretta looks like.
If the 92 is a good deal now, and you wanted one anyway, why look a gift horse in the mouth? My guess is the prices of 1911's will be coming down as the anniversary wave subsides a little more.

Either is too big to CCW but you'll learn that as you gain some experience.
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I couldn't tell you the difference in weight. But yes, it's basically an M9, besides a VERY few minor differences.

I think one has night sights, where the other doesn't. I think one has a tapered dust cover. I think the new M9 has a rail dust cover. One may have the nylon recoil spring guide rod.

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Either is too big to CCW but you'll learn that as you gain some experience.
Actually, he and I are about the same size and body type, and I can conceal my 1911 quite well with the right shirt. NOT the Beretta though. Too fat.
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I'll be 21 in August.

The more I look at it, the more I want it.

This is about the same gun as the M9 isn't it? About how much difference in weight is there between a 1911 and a Beretta?
if you already had made plans on getting the Beretta then maybe go ahead and get it if you can get the guy to deal. personally, i would try to get in between about $500-600 in order to buy it. MSRP of the stainless model is about $750 NIB.

the M9 is just the military designation of the pistol. there are some minor differences, but for the most part, pretty much the same pistol.

looking at weight differences. most of the Beretta's range about 34-36 ozs. and most of the steel version Goverment Model sized 1911's range about 38-39 ozs. so there isn't a huge weight difference unloaded, but look at it loaded. the Beretta, 15+1 of 9mm and the Government 1911 with 7+1 of 45 ACP.
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If the 92 is a good deal now, and you wanted one anyway, why look a gift horse in the mouth? My guess is the prices of 1911's will be coming down as the anniversary wave subsides a little more.

Either is too big to CCW but you'll learn that as you gain some experience.
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Actually, he and I are about the same size and body type, and I can conceal my 1911 quite well with the right shirt. NOT the Beretta though. Too fat.
If the Beretta is too fat for CC, I may have to pass on it. That's is the main reason I want a handgun (fun at the range is secondary)

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if you already had made plans on getting the Beretta then maybe go ahead and get it if you can get the guy to deal. personally, i would try to get in between about $500-600 in order to buy it. MSRP of the stainless model is about $750 NIB.

the M9 is just the military designation of the pistol. there are some minor differences, but for the most part, pretty much the same pistol.

looking at weight differences. most of the Beretta's range about 34-36 ozs. and most of the steel version Goverment Model sized 1911's range about 38-39 ozs. so there isn't a huge weight difference unloaded, but look at it loaded. the Beretta, 15+1 of 9mm and the Government 1911 with 7+1 of 45 ACP.
Well, I may not be getting that Beretta after all. I just found a NEW Remington 1911R1 for $550. If they guy still has it, I may be making a trip to Tyler tonight.
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Well, I may not be getting that Beretta after all. I just found a NEW Remington 1911R1 for $550. If they guy still has it, I may be making a trip to Tyler tonight.
He still has the gun, so it looks like I'm getting the 1911.

I'm excited. I've heard a lot of good about the 1911R1s.
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Re: Gambling- defined as a game of chance. If you know how to play poker..... it's not!


Seriously, law here in VA-

§ 18.2-334. Exception to article; private residences.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to make it illegal to participate in a game of chance conducted in a private residence, provided such private residence is not commonly used for such games of chance and there is no operator as defined in subsection 4 of § 18.2-325.


So yes, you and your buds can get together on Friday nite for a poker game.

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