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Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-21-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 684
Posted By txpossum
I cannot believe that nobody on this forum has...

I cannot believe that nobody on this forum has mentioned "Cut and Shoot" Texas.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 302
Posted By txpossum
Does it really matter?

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time looking for the "perfect" gun with the "perfect" ammo.

Now that I'm getting older, I've found that there ain't no such think, and there are a lot of guns...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-20-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By txpossum
If I am wearing a shirt tail out, or a jacket or...

If I am wearing a shirt tail out, or a jacket or vest, my preferred carry (1911) is an inside the waistband holster worn right behind my hip. If I'm wearing a tucked in shirt I like a belly band...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By txpossum
I took the job in oil and gas because a friend of...

I took the job in oil and gas because a friend of mine who owned an oil and gas services company, who knew I wanted to move to this area, decided to open up a Pittsburgh office, and offered me the...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By txpossum
I left because my fiancee lived up here, and I...

I left because my fiancee lived up here, and I was tired of the long distance relationslhip
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-19-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By txpossum
Well . . . it's even more complicated. In Texas...

Well . . . it's even more complicated. In Texas I'm a lawyer, but I now live in PA with my application to the PA Bar in progress. So until it comes through I'm selling guns.

Was working for an...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-18-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By txpossum
I try to explain to them that they are unpleasant...

I try to explain to them that they are unpleasant to shoot, and if they are unpleasant to shoot they probably will not practice with them enough. I tell 'em that shooting should be fun, and they...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-18-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By txpossum
I always try to point newbies away from these...

I always try to point newbies away from these type of guns. I am often unsucessful, and they like the small size and have no real idea of how unpleasant they are to shoot compared to a full or...
Firearms Forum: History 07-18-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,045
Posted By txpossum
The Ruger MK I .22. Why? Because it was MY first...

The Ruger MK I .22. Why? Because it was MY first gun when I was 5 years old.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-18-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By txpossum
I think a goodbye is coming.

If the information I heard today is true, then my tenure as a gun salesman (at least at my current place of employment) is coming to an end.

Right now a customer can fill out a paper version of...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-09-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By txpossum
I still believe in paying extra for quality, if...

I still believe in paying extra for quality, if you can find it these days. Even in "name" brands.

However, with the "bang for the buck" ratio I think the following are okay values if you want a...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-01-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
I have no idea, I don't shoot 9mm and he didn't...

I have no idea, I don't shoot 9mm and he didn't say what type of gun had.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-01-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
And about twice a month we have someone come in...

And about twice a month we have someone come in wanting to buy 5.56 for their AK, or 7.62 x 39 for their AR-15. I know that there might be a case for this to be true, but these were just confused...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By txpossum
Doesn't anyone here know how to read?

Doesn't anyone here know how to read?
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 06-30-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By txpossum
Really like their revolvers, but hate their...

Really like their revolvers, but hate their autoloaders except for the MK I, II, or III.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
I dread the day that one of our younger clerks...

I dread the day that one of our younger clerks sells a person .32 auto shells when what they need is .32 S&W. Woulda happened the other week if I hadn't overheard the customer ask for ".32 bullets...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By txpossum
Fiction writers who sorta know guns.

Nothing turns me off a book faster than the writer making a basic mistake about the firearms his character is using. If they get something so simple wrong, how can I believe the rest of the plot?
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Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
Speaking of the wrong ammo in guns, I just read a...

Speaking of the wrong ammo in guns, I just read a mystery novel where one of the main puzzles was why there were no rifling marks on the 30-30 slug that killed the victim -- also why the bullet...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By txpossum
Hey. I mentioned the Model 41, and the Model 27,...

Hey. I mentioned the Model 41, and the Model 27, the kissing cousin to the Model 28.
I kick myself almost weekly for selling my model 41.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-30-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
Okay. Another true story. Last week an older...

Okay. Another true story. Last week an older guy comes in asking about the Ruger Mk III we have. He has a MK I. He shoots in some type of matches -- .22 at 50 yards. For years -- YEARS --- he...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-29-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By txpossum
OMG. This was just said to me.

A guy comes in tonight. Asked, "What's the difference between a .380 bullet and a 9mm bullet?". I show him a 9mm round and a .380 round. He says, "No wonder it wouldn't work. My son thought he...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-28-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By txpossum
I will agree that the CZ75 is a classic design...

I will agree that the CZ75 is a classic design that works very well. Just not to my taste, but would rather have one of those that a lot to other designs.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-28-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By txpossum
Assuming you have a full size one-ton pickup, my...

Assuming you have a full size one-ton pickup, my gun control program would allow you to mount a quad-50 in the back of your truck.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-28-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By txpossum
Yep. Never been a "spray and pray" guy. My...

Yep. Never been a "spray and pray" guy.

My pappy used to give me five .22 shells, and if I didn't come back with 5 rabbits for the pot I'd get my butt whipped . . .

Okay, so that didn't...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 06-28-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By txpossum
Dang. You had to bring that up. I LOVE vintage...

Dang. You had to bring that up. I LOVE vintage Smiths. This poses a problems. Also . . .my Ruger MK I is my favorite plinker (yes, I know this is not a wheel gun, but just thought of this as not...
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