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It's a damned shame. There will be another case though.
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: CC women's holsters
« Last post by Booger Hooked Bang Switch on Today at 05:03:00 AM »
I Googled "concealed carry pants" and this page popped up:

https://www.undertechundercover.com/

Maybe I'm going blind, but there are no pants there. Lots of other stuff though, for men and women.
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Guns 'n Gear / MTM High-Low Shooting Table
« Last post by gerhard1 on June 23, 2017, 08:58:43 AM »


This little table is impressive. Why? Because sitting on a tripod, it is as steady as a rock. In fact, it is better, that is, more stable than I thought it would be. The top fastens onto the tripod with a large hand-turned brass screw and the metal 'nut' is well embedded in the bottom of the polymer table top. The large surface atop the tripod also ensures stability.

The legs of the tripod are adjustable for length and the tension adjustment is strong.

If what you are looking for is a steady shooting rest that doesn't take forever to set up, I think you'd be well served by this.

This is one purchase I'm happy to have made
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by Douglas on June 19, 2017, 01:32:42 PM »
if you are a new shooter, get a full size pistol to learn how to shoot.  it won't beat you up as much, has a longer barrel and sight radius (making it easier to aim and having better accuracy), and is a double stack 9mm.

if you go to Operation Blazing Sword, there are literally over 1000 instructors who have offered FREE training, and i'll bet most have more than one gun in their safe that they would take to the range and let someone try out. 

i have more than one (cough) pistol, and if you contacted me, we'd go to the range with several pistols to try out.

trying to learn to shoot with a small gun will make you very frustrated very quickly, you won't learn, you won't practice enough to get good, and ultimately, you will have wasted your time and money getting a pistol upfront that was not a good first choice.
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: New Pistol Ordered
« Last post by SOS on June 19, 2017, 03:26:38 AM »
Congrats.  I love my P229.  They are very nice guns.
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by SOS on June 19, 2017, 03:21:07 AM »
Choosing a gun for conceal carry is a personal decision because guns fit and feel differently based on the person.  It is also a compromise because a gun that may be easy to shoot, may not be as easy to conceal and a gun that conceals easy may not be as accurate due to size.

I recommend using a process to find the right gun:
- go to a couple gun stores and handle several guns - look at how it feels in the hand, can you reach and operate the magazine release, slide, slide stop, pull trigger.  Try to handle all that are recommended here.  If the store will let you try testing the guns in a position you think you might carry it using one of the universal holsters to get a feel if it could be concealed.  Write down several that feel good.
- Research all the guns that felt good when you were handling them.  Do they have good reputations and reviews.
- Go to a range (or may have to be a couple) that rents guns.  Try to rent as many of the guns that you liked when handling and researched showed to be good.  How do they feel when shooting?  Are you more accurate with one than others?  Are there certain features that you like or don't like as far as style?
- After narrowing it down to one or two, I recommend going back and renting the gun again, maybe even firing more rounds and possibly even a few of a defensive ammo to make sure that you know which one feels the best.

As far as specific recommendations,  there are some standard ones that are popular:
- SW Shield or MP compact
- Glock 19, 26, 43, 42
- Sig P229, P239, P938
- Ruger LCP, LC9, SR9c
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: CC women's holsters
« Last post by SOS on June 19, 2017, 02:43:02 AM »
I have carried a P229, which is similar in size to the G19, AIWB in a Custom Carry Concepts Shaggy.  I am bigger than your cousin but I found AIWB to be the best position for me to conceal.  The Shaggy is the best AIWB holster I have found after trying several.
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Member Introductions / Re: New from Hilton Head Island, SC
« Last post by HuckleberryFun on June 18, 2017, 08:52:19 PM »
Welcome. Those Springfields are nice.
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Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Northern Calif
« Last post by HuckleberryFun on June 18, 2017, 08:51:30 PM »
Welcome, from the relative freedom of next door Oregon.  :)
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