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  • Posted in thread: Cost per load on 10-22-2016 at 09:57 PM
    Watch what you buy as well.Do you really need Hornady XTP or Speer Gold Dots to go out and
    punch holes in paper?I recenty bought a 4 pound jug or Alliant Power Pistol at Sportsman's
    warehouse (of all ...

  • Posted in thread: How many do you plan to defend against on 10-22-2016 at 09:32 PM
    If it's a righteous shooting, you'll be in the clear. (Unless you're a white male)

  • Posted in thread: Judge dismisses lawsuit against Bushmaster on 10-22-2016 at 09:27 PM
    In their complaint the anti gun plaintiff's actually stated Bushmaster " should have known "
    their rifle would------Should have known? I'm no lawyer but this is pure bull$hit.One phrase
    has totally de...

  • Posted in thread: Black Powder solvent on 10-22-2016 at 09:16 PM
    1. Hot soapy water.2. HOT plain water.3. dry patch or two.4. PATCH WET WITH Alcohol (to remove
    the last trace of water.) 5. allow to sit for a minute for alcohol to dry6. Oil.

  • Posted in thread: A "Betsy" shoots CCW carrier with own gun on 10-22-2016 at 04:11 PM
    Sounds like a federal hate crime to me!OH! wait, was the victim white?:p

  • Posted in thread: New .22 on 10-21-2016 at 11:55 PM
    Colt! Period.:)

  • Posted in thread: Hornady, American Gunner Ammunition 9mm 115 XTP on 10-21-2016 at 11:54 PM
    Dick's sporting Goods has a corporate pol;icy of no handguns and no modern rifles or shotguns.
    It doesn't matter where the store is located.

  • Posted in thread: How the dickens did I overlook this???? on 10-21-2016 at 07:25 PM
    Happy birthday to all present and former Gobs!:):)As a kid, I wanted to be a Gob. Then they
    retired the Battlewagons.:(

  • Posted in thread: Ruger Security 6 - Would you buy? on 10-20-2016 at 11:06 PM
    If it's in good overall condition, and it's tight, I'd jump on it.I personally like the
    security Six better than the GP 100.

  • Posted in thread: Any Holster recommendations? on 10-20-2016 at 03:14 PM
    I was not attempting to re-open the open carry/concealed argument.I was just curious about a
    civilian wanting to carry in full military battle gear.

When you go home, tell them of us and say: "For your tomorrow, we gave our today."
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.