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Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 06-01-2013, 06:43 PM
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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
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Views: 11,527
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
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Views: 11,527
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: 2,561
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
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Views: 2,561
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
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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
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Views: 11,527
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
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Views: 11,527
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: 2,561
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: 11,527
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: 2,561
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
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Views: 11,527
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
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Views: 11,527
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: 11,527
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
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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: 11,527
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: 11,527
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: 11,527
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: 11,527
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...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-05-2013, 11:26 PM
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Views: 11,527
Posted By OlympicFox
Unlike the urban Liberal that seems willing to...

Unlike the urban Liberal that seems willing to acquiesce his/her rights to the ruling elite in exchange for a feeling of safety, I think most of us that are actively armed consider our homes as our...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-02-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,527
Posted By OlympicFox
That's the way I read it too. :eek: I...

That's the way I read it too. :eek:

I figure there are three basic ways to detect intrusion:
A. Dogs. The smaller hyper types seem to be the most alert while the larger laid back types are...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 03-30-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,527
Posted By OlympicFox
We're in our 60's and the grandkids live 1500...

We're in our 60's and the grandkids live 1500 miles away, so it's very rare for little ones to be in the house. None the less, we have a lock near the top of the bedroom door for those rare...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-23-2013, 07:46 PM
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Views: 2,305
Posted By OlympicFox
Since when was a government contract to buy...

Since when was a government contract to buy anything an indicator of quality? Government procurement is fraught with graft & politics - quality is rarely the key factor in procurement decisions.
...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-21-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By OlympicFox
I've read this post a half-dozen times and it's...

I've read this post a half-dozen times and it's still a challenge to understand. You're saying that you'd go with a Glock because you can switch from 40S&W to 357 SIG? That's not really any...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 03-21-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,527
Posted By OlympicFox
Night Stand Gun = a home defense gun kept at the...

Night Stand Gun = a home defense gun kept at the ready in the night stand. Since I've yet to see a shotgun small enough to fit in a night stand, I'll assume we're talking about the best handgun for...
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