A guy at work got a new firearm...

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by fupuk, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    So Im sitting at work eating lunch about 30 minutes ago and I started talking to this guy about guns. He has his Cpl and carrys a firearm, but he bought a S&W semi auto dont know what model, about three weeks ago at the gun show that rolled into town. He said hes carried it since he bought it. He has yet to take it to the range and see if it functions or if its reliable. He just loaded the mag, feed a round in the chamber and off he went..... I told him thats the dumbest thing he could ever do and we got into a little argument over it. Nothing serious just a little pissing match. I have been carrying my Glock and have been doing so for almost nine months but I have shot probally 3000+ rounds through it and I know where to aim and I know its reliable. I just dont understand how anyone could carry a firearm that they have never shot before? Maby his weapon shoots three feet to the left and a foot high at seven yards. I told him that, and told him hopfully he dont figure out that his sights are off when he actually needs it. Just had to share my story form work.
     
  2. hardluk1

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    Newbe stupid!!. Invite him to go shooting with you. Maybe he will say yes and he can start the learning process.
     

  3. Donn

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    There are a lot of CC types like your co-worker. They take the class, fire on the range, (usually not their carry gun), get their CC, buy a weapon, stick it in their belt and head out the door. You perform to the level of your training. If you've never trained with your carry gun, and the worst happens, you'll fail. More than likely Mr. Bad Guy will wind up with his gun and yours.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yup- Scarey when you really think about the numbers :(
     
  5. Rick1967

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    I would have said, "Lets go out after work and shoot that baby!"

    I bought my Kahr to replace my J-frame for daily pocket carry. But I waited 3 or 4 days until I put a couple boxes of rounds through it. I was not disapointed by the way.
     
  6. 70cuda383

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    my wife and I were talking about this last night. Think about how many stupid people you run into through the course of a day. you know, the moron at the grocery store who can't park their own car without tieing up 4 parking spaces? the lady putting on makeup as they drive down the freeway, the manager at work who makes you perform mindless, redundant, pointless busy work because they think it's beneficial, and they're all allowed to buy guns :eek:

    these are the same kinds of people who will buy guns but not do any training, they won't lock up their guns when they're not in use, they won't go train with their guns to know how to operate them, or even worse...they buy them ONLY because it's cool or because it MIGHT become illegal to buy them later.

    Now, we are all for gun ownership (obviously! I didn't sign up here to troll! haha) but we also believe in RESPONSIBLE gun ownership. I don't want more government control at all, but at the same time, when you think about the kind of people rushing out and buying guns for the first time who haven't fully thought through the purchase, they haven't sought out any real training... it can be kind of scarey.


    I don't know what the answer is. I do know that more government control/requirements is NOT it.
     
  7. JonM

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    The upside is most goblins do the same thing. Steal a gun chamber a round in the pants it goes till they need to rape someone. So the playing fielld in that respect is level....
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    A little ray of sunshine thru the cloud :)
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Anytime!!

    its why goblins lose to trained folks on such an regular basis. The whole mindset of being a murderous thug stems from laziness. If they had a work ethic to begin with they wouldnt be robbing and raping.
     
  10. JTJ

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    It is also the only way they could ever exercise control over anyone. Unfortunately once they experience that control, they want more and it becomes addictive.
     
  11. GaryGlock

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    Get him to the range, and for all of us, show him some safety!
    Could end up with a new shooting buddy too.
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    Sound like you just described the mother of the guy that just shot up that school and killed all those poor kid and teachers.
     
  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Me and my wife go shooting together once a week or every other week depending on how busy we are. I asked him to go to the range with us last week Saturday and he never showed up. Im gonna have to try again and see if he will go shooting with us.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

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    It'd be good for him for sure. Don't get me wrong I started same way. Glad I joined this forum and learned as I got involved.
     
  15. HOSSFLY

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    Keep on him-
    I'm lucky enuff to be able to shoot in my backyard & i sometimes feel the wife & I don't shoot enuff :eek:
     
  16. 70cuda383

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    possibly, but I thought the media had people saying that she was an avid gun enthusiast, which typically means they are properly storing their firearms, not leaving them around for their mentally ill children to get to. but...without knowing her personally, I have no way of knowing exactly what she did.
     
  17. Vincine

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    Not quite. She went to a range frequently, perhaps regularly. She brought her son as well. It was a way for him to socialize, experience competency, and at least receive some measure of respect and acknowledgement. Apparently not enough. :(
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

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    I was referring to people that don't properly lock their guns up. That's why I quoted only the one section. He had way too easy access to her guns, no way they were locked up, and in case they were a mentally ill person should not know the combo to get to them. She is fully at fault for his actions. Wish she were around to punish. Then again, being murdered by your own son is pretty good punishment, just wish that part of it were televised... I'd have bought a ticket to the show.
     
  19. Bear304inc

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    That's a load of horsesh*t.
    She was fully at fault?
    You would buy a ticket to watch a son murder his mother?

    I assume your exaggerating your points,, but listen to yourself bud.
     
  20. BeyondTheBox

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    No joke, I fully support public hangings be brought back. A real point that makes itself.

    A picture is worth a thousand words. If people actually saw the repercussions of their actions they'd start to think twice. I firmly believe in publicized punishment. And much more extreme punishments for sure.

    She was fully at fault from my understanding of the information provided. Now I may very well have missed something that would be key to my understanding and if you have anything enlightening to provide I'd appreciate it, but here's what I know.

    She owned the gun's, trained a mentally ill person to fire them and had them in a situation/place accessible to, and I reiterate A MENTALLY UNSTABLE PERSON. You tell me where the fault lies...?
     
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