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  • Posted in thread: p239 issues on 03-31-2015 at 01:50 AM
    I would take it to a competent gunsmith.My P239 in 9MM has several thousands of rounds through
    it, mostly reloads, and not one single malfunction.

  • Posted in thread: Formula for making your own Case Lube on 03-30-2015 at 02:54 PM
    I just buy it already made in a spray bottle from Dillon.After sizing, it's easily washed off
    by tumbling in Tide and warm water.If you need extra heavy duty lube for re-forming cases,
    Imperial sizing...

  • Posted in thread: Truglo Red Dot on 03-30-2015 at 02:44 PM
    Aimpoint is expensive though.Not really. Half the price of a medium quality scope. And rugged
    enough for combat use by the army. Dollar for dollar value, the Aimpoint is the most economical
    RD out the...

  • Posted in thread: Battle of Blakely 1865 on 03-30-2015 at 03:31 AM
    the name of the country is United STATES of America.This indicates to any English student a
    group of individual states, not a homogenous union. There was nothing in the Constitution of
    1860 to prohibi...

  • Posted in thread: Surprised by the 2022 on 03-29-2015 at 11:07 PM
    The 2022 is the bestselling SIG in Europe. Law enforcement agencies here love the
    polymer-framed Glocks, but usually forgo the 2022 in favor of the more expensive metal-framed P
    series. I don't know e...

  • Posted in thread: She did it! she did it! on 03-29-2015 at 10:52 PM
    Birthday coming up. :mad: Tax refund arrived!:):)Wife gave me a SIG P320
    compact!:):):):):):)I'm as giddy as a teenager!:D:DShoots like a dream. Like taking all the
    good points of my SIG P226 and my G...

  • Posted in thread: First .22lr on 03-29-2015 at 10:30 PM
    My very first 22 LR. was my Grandfathers Springfield Meteor Single Shot Bolt Action
    Rifle.Followed by my first pistol being a Berretta Jaguar 22 Cal. Pistol. Wish I had it back!I
    wish Beretta still ma...

  • Posted in thread: Does ammo have a shelf life? on 03-29-2015 at 06:13 PM
    Any ammo made during or after WW2, if properly stored, should last at least 100 years.About 10
    years ago, I shot up my last 100 rounds of British Kynoch .303 ball. It was marked 1933. it
    fired 100 per...

  • Posted in thread: First .22lr on 03-28-2015 at 02:13 PM
    Anything by Smith and Wesson or Browning.

  • Posted in thread: carry permit on 03-28-2015 at 02:02 PM
    NEVER ask LEO for legal advice, NEVER!Contact one of your state's firearm organizations. Often
    they will have attorney's that provide this kind of advice at no charge.State law will
    determine what you...

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May 13, 2012  •  05:16 PM

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

May 14, 2012  •  11:57 PM

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

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.