VIEW MY

locutus

Gift Premium Subscription To locutus

Join Date:

12-24-2011

Last Activity:

05-29-2016 5:53 PM

Likes Given: 9871

10025 Likes on 5388 Posts 

    ABOUT ME

  • Wyoming
  • retired

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Ruger .327 Magnum Single 7 on 05-30-2016 at 01:36 PM
    I just wish Ruger would make a 6 inch barrel,adjustable sight version of the SP101 .327.:)

  • Posted in thread: Geezer Test on 05-30-2016 at 01:33 PM
    If you remember Butch Wax, Duck and Cover, "You'll wonder where the yellow went", 22LR for 50
    cents a box (longs were 45 cents) Sugar Bear, Sky's niece Penny, had a thing for Annette,
    adding bluing to...

  • Posted in thread: Fnh m249s on 05-29-2016 at 09:43 PM
    I can't afford a M249s, but be the next best thing would be a semi RPK-74 with a few 75 round
    drums!:D

  • Posted in thread: 22lr ammo price? on 05-29-2016 at 09:26 PM
    And....during what decade was that...60's....70's?Actually that was during the early 2000s,
    when George W. Bush was president.

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth joining the NRA and other organizations? on 05-29-2016 at 09:20 PM
    I've been a life member since 1957. So, yes. it's worth joining.

  • Posted in thread: 22lr ammo price? on 05-29-2016 at 12:08 AM
    Before the drought, I bought FULL CASES (5,000) through my club. $120 per case for match
    grade.I also bought a few 525 round bulk packs at Wally's for $7.99 per pack.Thank goodness I
    bought a helluva ...

  • Posted in thread: What do you feed your dogs? on 05-29-2016 at 12:02 AM
    I feed my dogs ONLY Iams dry dog food as recommended by the vet. (who does not sell dog food
    BTW.)

  • Posted in thread: Sig p320 Options (New Jersey) on 05-28-2016 at 11:44 PM
    From my experience, if you get the "carry" ytou'll like it so well you'll forget the full
    size.That thing is near perfect,:D

  • Posted in thread: Day at the Range. on 05-28-2016 at 09:51 PM
    Nice guns.:)

  • Posted in thread: Random Thoughts Thread on 05-28-2016 at 09:47 PM
    I just tell them I don't have an email address if I don't want to give it. Prove that I do.
    🤔And for the most part, the only phone number I give out is my land line phone number.
    Yeah, I still...

FORUM SIGNATURE
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated
2 COMMENTS
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.
 
POST A COMMENT