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  • Posted in thread: Smart meters ....! on 01-17-2017 at 11:35 PM
    .I've had them for years. Never caused a problem.

  • Posted in thread: Open carry micros on 01-17-2017 at 08:32 PM
    If I ever need to "open carry" again, I'll just break out my old duty belt with Taser, baton
    O.C.spray, cuffs and my Glock 17.

  • Posted in thread: Open carry micros on 01-17-2017 at 07:07 PM
    Or maybe they just don't know any better.:(

  • Posted in thread: Salvation on 01-17-2017 at 05:56 PM
    A little over three days from now Donald Trump will be sworn into office of President of the
    United States of America.Those who didn't get invited or afford tickets will still be
    celebrating.It's Mond...

  • Posted in thread: Knife collecting inquiry... on 01-17-2017 at 05:04 PM
    If I were "collecting" I would get limited edition knives from one single maker. (Spyderco
    makes quite a few)For a "user" that i will carry and actually cut things with, I prefer high
    end steels from ...

  • Posted in thread: Chain-saw ....? on 01-17-2017 at 04:31 PM
    Ear protection is out of the question:1. You can't hear branches and snags falling (I was
    nearly killed twice by them)2. You can't hear what others working with you are doing or
    saying.3. The perspira...

  • Posted in thread: Chain-saw ....? on 01-17-2017 at 04:14 PM
    Ear protection, eye protection, heavy leather gloves and chaps.

  • Posted in thread: Stirring up the age old debate... on 01-17-2017 at 04:12 PM
    I carry both in my everyday rotation. A SIG P226 and a Glock 17.To me, hammer vs striker is far
    less important than getting rid of all manual safeties. I won't carry a weapon with any kind of
    manual s...

  • Posted in thread: Moved From Mass to Florida on 01-16-2017 at 11:37 PM
    Hey Everyone!Just letting you know another Deplorable Gun Nut is joining your ranks!I`m a
    revolver guy at heart but Love the M&P Lineup as well!I hope to contribute when I
    can!Best,Ralph :)Welcome!:)

  • Posted in thread: Newest sbr on 01-15-2017 at 07:28 PM

To the world, you may be only one person. but to one person you may be the world.
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.