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Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,130
Posted By OlympicFox
It was already mentioned that the timer stops on...

It was already mentioned that the timer stops on the last shot fired, otherwise there'd be a race to see who could get their gun unloaded and holstered fastest. That's one dumb idea that is not part...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-07-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,130
Posted By OlympicFox
One of the things I've discovered in action...

One of the things I've discovered in action pistol shooting, especially in IDPA, is that it helps to have a throttle on your trigger. By that I mean being able to adjust how fast you are shooting...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-06-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,130
Posted By OlympicFox
Well, the truth is that nobody said you have to...

Well, the truth is that nobody said you have to shoot from an Isosceles stance, nor a Weaver stance. As a competitor, I shoot from whatever stance I feel works best for me for a particular shot. As...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,130
Posted By OlympicFox
While I'll agree with you that IDPA is rather...

While I'll agree with you that IDPA is rather rule-bound, it may help to understand what the rules are supposed to do.

1. IPDA, as well as the other action pistol sports, are GAMES. Just like...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-05-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,335
Posted By OlympicFox
I wear a pair of glasses with the right (dominant...

I wear a pair of glasses with the right (dominant eye) side lens focused precisely on the front sight. The left (non-dominant eye) is focused on 7-10 yards.

Originally, I was shooting with my...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 01-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By OlympicFox
The IDPA rules state that you may shoot one IDPA...

The IDPA rules state that you may shoot one IDPA match before joining IDPA. After shooting your one free match, you will need to join IDPA itself.

It is not necessary to join a local club to shoot...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 06-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
While it's true that most BG's will run like hell...

While it's true that most BG's will run like hell at the sight of a gun, it's pretty obvious that we're not discussing those situation because any ol' gun would do.

Instead, we're discussing the...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-29-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
As much as I love my 9mm 1911's I'm not convinced...

As much as I love my 9mm 1911's I'm not convinced that a 9mm 1911 makes the ideal home defense gun.

Reliability: The most critical factor in a defensive gun. As nice as they are to shoot,...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-10-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
A surprising number of folks think the 44 Magnum...

A surprising number of folks think the 44 Magnum is the ultimate man-stopper handgun cartridge. No doubt another factoid courtesy of Hollywood. However, historical data shows that the best 357...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-04-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,764
Posted By OlympicFox
You keep on assuming that you're at home when...

You keep on assuming that you're at home when you're in a defensive shooting scenario. What if you're in Austin one evening and . . . not all of Texas is conservative. And what if you're out of...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-03-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,764
Posted By OlympicFox
Thanks! Life is too short for an ugly gun.

Thanks!

Life is too short for an ugly gun.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-03-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,764
Posted By OlympicFox
It's highly unlikely that you'd be sitting in...

It's highly unlikely that you'd be sitting in court defending your choice of ammo or the accessories on your gun. Taking the stand indicates that your case is desperate and you're making a last...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-29-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
Hearing protection is guns Most folks...

Hearing protection is guns


Most folks don't seem to think they need it until it's too late.
Most folks think any old gun will do; who needs an $800 Sig when a $300 Ruger LCP goes bang, too?
...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
It seems that BeyondTheBox wants the thread to...

It seems that BeyondTheBox wants the thread to stay in the box. Go figure. ;)
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-23-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,764
Posted By OlympicFox
It's incredibly naive to think that a justifiable...

It's incredibly naive to think that a justifiable defensive shooting will result in the appropriate facts surfacing and the DA recognizing the obvious and deciding to not prosecute. This may well be...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-23-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I've fired most of the common pistol calibers...

I've fired most of the common pistol calibers without hearing protection at one time or another, including indoors. Yeah, it's certainly loud, but one of the well-established facts about defensive...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-21-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,764
Posted By OlympicFox
Bingo!! Any gun you use for self-defense or...

Bingo!!

Any gun you use for self-defense or home defense should be devoid of anything that suggests you're some kind of nut or vigilante. The image you want to make is that you are mature and...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I've got night sights on all of my defensive...

I've got night sights on all of my defensive guns. They work great work great when it is very dark, not so well when it's partially lit as some of you are suggesting you keep the majority of your...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I agree that a shotgun is better than a handgun,...

I agree that a shotgun is better than a handgun, but only in terms of stopping power. A shotgun has real disadvantages for home defense for the average untrained citizen:


A shotgun needs...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I've heard of this technique, and I've definitely...

I've heard of this technique, and I've definitely given it considered time to wander around in my head, largely as a Plan B should I ever find myself confronted with a bad guy that doesn't go down...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-12-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By OlympicFox
Bad a$$? Yep. At least in my book. I carried...

Bad a$$? Yep. At least in my book. I carried the M1 Garand, M14 & M16. I even carried the BAR for a bit - my arm still hurts. ;)

I keep on thinking about getting an M1 from CMP, but I worry...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-10-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I've been through I don't know how many shooting...

I've been through I don't know how many shooting courses, both LE and civilian defensive, and every one of them taught us to aim at the Center of Mass. The only good excuse that I'm aware of for...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
I consider myself one of those that responded...

I consider myself one of those that responded directly to the OP's question. However, I fail to see what the problem is with a thread developing a life of its own as long as it's a healthy life.
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-09-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
Have you checked out any of the studies that...

Have you checked out any of the studies that compare the wall penetration of various ammo types. Buckshot is the traditional shotgun defensive load, and is tremendously effective on bad guys. But it...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,336
Posted By OlympicFox
So much of your argument is founded on the idea...

So much of your argument is founded on the idea that you only have "nano seconds to arm yourself" yet you don't have a round in the chamber. So, with your technique you have to draw from a...
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