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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:52 pm

It's relaxing to me, sitting in a tree stand. Archery hunting is really as close as you can get to true 'hunting'. Of course when you have a $800 bow that shoots 295 fps.. you're still "cheating" :lol:

When I go rifle hunting, I rarely sit. We post 2-3 guys up, and the rest of the 8-10 of us drive for them. It gets to be pretty fun when you're point man on a drive. Lets just say you learn to hit the deck at the first sound of gunfire :lol:
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:58 pm

I absolutely loved archery. Came to me pretty naturally, and I got to be quite a good shot in a relatively short period of time.

First time I went hunting (with an uncle and his friend), I was in a natural blind about 15 yards from a clearing on a trail. Great location, perfect shot opportunity. Sat there for about two hours before the first doe came along. Then another. Then two more. Then, about six inches behind my left ear, I heard *SNORT*. Goddamn buck sneaked up on me. Deer can be real d|cks.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:57 pm

Pretty happy with how I did at the range today. Glad I paid for a range permit because a conservation officer stopped by and checked to make sure I had one.

This was from 15 yards.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:08 pm

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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:49 pm

f'in WCOs. always trying to make a buck. Sorry, I've never met one I liked.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby Shyster on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:08 pm

Interesting: the FBI has issued a pre-solicitation notice that they are looking to buy new pistols in two different sizes, both chambered in 9mm. This means history has come full circle. The FBI decided that 9mm was insufficient after the famous Miami Shootout of 1986, and their quest for "more power" led to the adoption of the S&W Model 1076 in 10mm. "More power" turned out to be too much power, and the guns were too big and heavy, so S&W shortened the cartridge for them and created the 40 S&W, which the FBI has used ever since (although to S&W's no-doubt disappointment the FBI bought Glocks). It's nearly 30 years later and the FBI is going back to where it started.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/0 ... iber-wars/
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby DelPen on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:10 am

Pistols will be fine for almost everything they do in day to day job duties. In a case like the Miami Shootout, today they would go to their trunk and whip out an M4 or call in SWAT which is now better equipped than our military was in 1986.

Funny thing though is the military is moving away from 9mm in the Beretta to a 45 ACP again.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:05 pm

Is it military-wide? I thought it was just the Marines. (SpecOps forces have continuously used the .45 ACP even while the standard issue sidearm has been the M9)
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby Shyster on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:55 pm

Not necessarily .45, but I've read that the entire US military is looking to replace the 9mm with something larger. Since the military can't use hollowpoints due to the Hague Convention of 1899, it does make sense that if all you're allowed to do is punch a caliber-sized hole, you should punch the largest hole possible. The way 9mm has caught up to larger calibers in recent years is mostly due to modern premium hollowpoint designs. Whether the military goes back to the .45 isn't clear at this point; they could end up choosing .40 S&W, .45 GAP, or something else. All they've essentially said at this juncture is "we want bigger."
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:56 pm

.50 cal desert eagles for everyone!! :pop:
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:28 pm

I think it's odd that civilians are allowed to have hollow points but the military is not. (At least not for use in combat)
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:36 pm

Real life and the Geneva Conventions make for some interesting stuff. You can't shoot a person with .XX caliber. But you can shoot equipment with it. Equipment includes body armor.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:52 pm

That makes a lotta sense.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby Shyster on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:30 pm

mac5155 wrote:.50 cal desert eagles for everyone!! :pop:

My friend (the same one who told me the secret of a good marriage is "separate bank accounts") has one of those in .44 mag. That's a fun gun. We all voted to name it "the dragon." Fire one anywhere near or after dusk and you'll know why. :)
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:34 pm

The 44 is the only DE I've ever shot. I can only imagine what shooting the 50 is like..... must be an emotional experience. :lol:
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:21 pm

I posted a video of me shooting a DE50 earlier in the thread. Was a lot of fun, done it on two occasions, in an indoor range. :twisted:

I want to buy one eventually. It's a cool piece of gear. It has a bolt that looks like a scaled down version of the bolt in the M-16.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:28 pm

My buddy won one at a gun bash a few weeks ago. I can't wait til he can find the ammo to go shooting
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:29 pm

I think Buds has .50AE in stock.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:21 am

This is so funny to me for some reason. Not sure how I missed it until now:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/aug/ ... vancouver/

Clark County's prosecutor said Tuesday he will dismiss a firearms-related charge against a Vancouver man who said he was merely taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property from car prowlers. Instead, the man will be prosecuted for obstructing a police officer.

Jeffrey C. Barton, 53, made international news when he told journalists: "I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air."

That is a reference to the vice president's answer to a question in February 2013 about home defense. Biden responded that Americans don't need to own semiautomatic weapons because a couple blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:43 am

Finally looked into getting a handgun in MD. I have to jump through about 15 hoops. What is it like to get a handgun in PA? If I own one in MD can I move to PA with no issues?
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:44 am

Just wait. MD is a pain, it's the only state between NC and PA that doesn't allow concealed carry.

PA is a joke. Sign a form and wait a few days. No class or anything.

I see now you're just talking about purchase. Couldn't really tell you the difference there.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby ffemtreed on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:50 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Finally looked into getting a handgun in MD. I have to jump through about 15 hoops. What is it like to get a handgun in PA? If I own one in MD can I move to PA with no issues?



MD sucks! I am so glad i moved from that god aweful state. But to answer your question, yes you can move to PA (or just about any other state) without any issues.

Make sure you have your training done before you get fingerprinted for your HQL application. Because your fingerprints are only good for 72 hours once they are taken, so you need to get your app in ASAP. I know a few people who wasted money on their fingerprints because their training was a week away.

For reference -- in PA you walk into a gun shop, pick out your firearm, get a quick 15 min background check done, pay and walk out with your firearm. There is no finger printing, 7 day background check, two trips to the store to get your firearm, no license to own a gun or any of that other BS.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:52 am

I think I'll just wait...sheesh

By my calculations it would take me at least 3 months to get a handgun in MD.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby ffemtreed on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:02 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I think I'll just wait...sheesh

By my calculations it would take me at least 3 months to get a handgun in MD.



That is exactly what the new law was meant to do. Make it so much of a hassle to get a firearm people just give up. It was nothing to do about reducing crime.

I can't wait until they pass laws requiring getting finger printed, taking a long expensive training course before you could vote or participate in free speech.
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Re: Where are my Gun Owners?

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:02 am

dodint wrote:Just wait. MD is a pain, it's the only state between NC and PA that doesn't allow concealed carry.


This wording is poor. I meant to say it's the only state that doesn't honor my NC CCW. I'm sure they have their own that you could apply for.
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