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  • Posted in thread: SCOTUS declines to take up 2nd Amendment Case on 06-27-2017 at 01:22 PM
    Can this be brought before the court again, or is it a one shot deal?A new case would be
    better.

  • Posted in thread: SCOTUS declines to take up 2nd Amendment Case on 06-27-2017 at 02:20 AM
    Heller was the result of that 4-4-1 court. Scalia got the best deal he could get. Not what we
    wanted, but better than a ruling against us.We sure s hell want want a decision against us.I
    hope they hol...

  • Posted in thread: Constitutional carry question on 06-26-2017 at 10:45 PM
    If you can, get a CCW permit in your home state. That solves lots of problems.Example. No
    permit needed for open or concealed in WYOMING. BUT that applies only to Wyoming residents. But
    we do honor pe...

  • Posted in thread: SCOTUS declines to take up 2nd Amendment Case on 06-26-2017 at 10:26 PM
    Justice Kennedy is still a :"swing" vote moderate. The court is not 5 to 4 as CNN would lead
    you to believe. It's ACTUlly 4-4-1Better if this case comes before SCOTUS AFTER Trump replaces
    Kennedy or G...

  • Posted in thread: What's important? on 06-26-2017 at 01:41 PM
    an ATV or a golf cart to haul all the stuff and to run down range to check out the targets!
    :DAMEN, brother! And again I say AMEN!!!!:D:D:D

  • Posted in thread: And The Argument Goes ON! on 06-26-2017 at 01:37 PM
    .45 makes a BIGGER hole !...............So a .45-70 is a better "stopper" than a .338
    LaPua???:D

  • Posted in thread: Favorite accuracy loads for 308? on 06-26-2017 at 01:28 PM
    I've had good luck with the Speer 150 BTSP and H-335. Remington 9 1/2 standard LR primers.

  • Posted in thread: $500 Scope? What's good? on 06-26-2017 at 01:21 PM
    If you're interested in a precision long range rifle, I think $750 is a more realistic starting
    point.:(

  • Posted in thread: Quick AR cleaning question on 06-26-2017 at 01:10 PM
    I much prefer Hoppe's, to CLP. Shooter's Choice and Tetra are even better, IMHO.

  • Posted in thread: What are the best practices for scope mounting? on 06-26-2017 at 12:52 PM
    The other problem I'm working through is experience. I used to think "bigger is better", so I
    have scopes like 3-9x50's that I bought because they were the same price as a 3-9x40 (or less
    even)..Over...

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Posted: 
May 13, 2012  •  05:16 PM
Locotus,

I did not get a chance to respond to your quoting me in the "worst handgun ever thread" before it was closed. To answer your question of "what's my experience?" "have I been paid to carry a gun?" and "why would I not listen to professionals?" by "professionals" I assume you mean LEO's?

Well, I'm a 40 year old Infantry Veteran who was paid to carry a gun for 6 years consisting of 2 overseas tours, Egypt "Sanai" and Korea. I chose to secure my CCW 17 years ago after having my lower spine fused in 3 places with a bone graft off my hip plus 6 screws and 5 rods installed my the doc's at Madigan Army Hospital.

I have carried a gun daily and legally for said 17 years, am an avid pistol and carbine shooter, volunteer RSO for my private gun club, and have introduced dozens of new shooters to our sport while training most of them in the safe and effective handling of guns so while I've never been a cop, I do know something about selecting a sidearm, the shootability of all the different platforms, "as I've owned and extensively shot most all of them", and like most pistol shooters who were not sold on "Glock Perfection" as green peas, do not see Glocks as anything more that they are. Which is an OK pistol, "if you can get past the horrible trigger and ergonomics".

They are not bad, but they are far from spectacular.

I was glad to hear that your department got to choose but many do not and simply working as a Cop does not make your opinion any stronger than mine. I've seen more than a few LEO's shoot that I was not impressed with and the vast majority of unsafe acts I've witnessed were perpetrated by officers.

I'm not saying you fit this mold, the fact that your hear indicates that your an enthusiast who spend more than 1 qual day per year firing your weapon.

Just my life experience and why I don't assume anyone knows what there doing, badge or no badge, until I've seen them handle and shoot firearms.

Take Care

Tack
 
Posted: 
May 14, 2012  •  11:57 PM
Tack,

My apology if my post offended you. I suppose that I have grown so accustomed to 16 year olds on forums telling me that i'm ignorant, and that something is absolutely God's own truth becauase Jeff Cooper said so.

Experienced people can, and often do disagree. I think that's what happened here. I can understand that you intensely dislike Glocks, because I feel basically the same way about 1911s.

BTW, I only served 4 years in the military, so thank you for your service.

I'm glad you sent this message, because next time I see something in one of your posts that I disagree with, I will know it came from another professional, and not a 16 year old. I will treat it with the respect due a professional


@Tackleberry1
It's kind of a shame, but unfortunately on the internet, we can't see body language, and hear voice inflections. This often causes misunderstanding that wouldn't happen in a face to face conversation.
 
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