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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by captainkaos on May 20, 2017, 09:13:51 PM »
So far, my 1911's have been Colt, Kimber, and Llama.
The Colt's were the best of the bunch, but the Llama was surprising. The only time it malfunctioned was with extremely crappy cast lead bullet reloads.
The only work I did to it was to tighten up the trigger a bit.
For the money it was a great value.
I would not be afraid to buy one of the Turkish pistols you posted a link to.
If they shoot at all I can't see how you could go wrong.
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Ha! He sounds a little crazy towards the end.
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Hi folks,

I've been getting involved with my local pink pistols chapter, and a friend pointed me to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4oRjoaEl0I of a recent rally where a representative of pink pistols had a few things to say.

Does this represent the position of Pink Pistols?

Thanks!
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by Booger Hooked Bang Switch on May 15, 2017, 03:31:09 PM »
I confess that I'm a 1911 guy and occasionally carry my Kimber but this little nine is just so light, comfortable, and accurate that I can't find anything bad to say about it.
Any experience with Turkish 1911's? Somebody mentioned these 45's on this forum quite some time ago, it got me looking at them and now I'm curious. Most of what I see online is good, but I'm always open to more input. The rebate on Shields is very, very tempting though.
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: CC women's holsters
« Last post by Booger Hooked Bang Switch on May 15, 2017, 03:24:51 AM »
Well, this topic makes me think of this: Flashbang holster
Of course, I wouldn't suggest giving that to your cousin (or even suggesting it to her...)

I've heard good things about the ukoala bag recently (Daniel Shaw's Gunfightercast), and honestly, I'd love to wear one if I thought I could get away with it as a guy.  It's like a tactical drop-leg purse!


http://ukoalabag.com/

It solves one of the common problems I have with purse carry - Purses are too easily snatched or left behind.

Other than that, I'll defer to folks who actually have experience carrying as a woman.
If there were a male version of that I'd consider getting it. It's not as dopey as a phanny pack, not as cumbersome as a bag, and easier to get to than a backpack. It also doesn't look like a holster unless you know it is one, which is interesting.
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Member Introductions / Greetings from Utucky
« Last post by Booger Hooked Bang Switch on May 15, 2017, 03:12:38 AM »
Hello everyone. By some strange stroke of misfortune, I'm posting this introduction from Utah. I don't know why I live here, I would never have chosen to live here, but this is my circumstance...

I recently got my first gun, a pistol I inherited, and was looking forward to getting involved with the online communities for what I hope will be a longlasting hobby. That is, until I started browsing them and coming upon posts like these:

"[I ]t is no surprise. Since many [white ] gun owners at least in part have guns in the house to protect themselves, and the simple fact is Blacks commit far more violent crimes than whites, per capita, and the study was obviously done on white gun owners only[...], then the gun owners visualization of a hypothetical intruder/attacker is mostly going to be a black man."

"[A]llowing [Mexicans] that commit crimes to be deported instead of facing punishment and giving them the ability to post bail with no accountability encourages lawlessness. Most have guns for protection so the illegal aliens are statistically much more dangerous than any other large group in America, so I don't feel its racist but just being realistic. They have like 2X the DUI rate of everyone else because they can.Also a big part of gun ownership is about limiting government, supporting Arizona is also a large part about that, Federalism/limiting the federal governments ability to impose in our lives."

"I've never tried any and I'd wouldn't recommend it as SD ammo primarily because we really don't know how it actually performs in real shootings. Though I'd also say the same thing about [removed], but it did perform most excellent[sic] on the street thug Travon Martin (expanded, fragmented and never exited his body even at near point-blank distance and stopped his attack immediately)."

As someone who is other than completely white, I knew I couldn't join any communities where posts that were entirely un fact based and openly racist could be made without being  removed and the poster banned, but that's what I've been seeing everywhere else. My hope is that the realities that the majority of the members here have lived will keep this place free of the kinds of made up, emotionally "justifying" nonsense that other places allow people to use to excuse bigotry.

As for this user name, after reading the posting rules I knew what my name had to be here. I couldn't help my self.
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EDC/Prepping / Re: Who has an amateur radio license?
« Last post by captainkaos on May 14, 2017, 04:09:26 PM »
W0TTM here.
Old school (20 wpm) extra.
I like the idea of a net.
Let's help the Tech's here upgrade and tear up the lower bands.
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by captainkaos on May 14, 2017, 03:45:38 PM »
I've seen the Smith & Wesson Shield mentioned a few times in this thread and I thought I'd pass along my personal experience.

I bought one on a whim because I'm a nerd (Marvel's Agent's of Shield) and added a green Crimson Trace Laser to it.
That laser was a bit pricey but after using it it's worth every penny. The spot is visible even in bright sunlight.

Our Personnel manager at work had never fired any kind of a gun before and after a couple of magazines through a Ruger 22 I handed her my Shield.

At 15 yards, she promptly sent two magazines into a group that I could easily cover with one hand.

She's stuck that target to her refrigerator and bought a Shield.

I confess that I'm a 1911 guy and occasionally carry my Kimber but this little nine is just so light, comfortable, and accurate that I can't find anything bad to say about it.

It's striker fired like a Glock, but is much prettier.
I call it a Glock in a fancy dress.
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Member Introductions / Joplin instructor
« Last post by captainkaos on May 14, 2017, 02:11:52 PM »
Good morning!
I'm​ an old, straight guy that's been shooting for over half a century.
I've volunteered to be an instructor in the Joplin, Missouri area.
I'm not a certified instructor but my son in law is and he is training me.

I can't express strongly enough how much I support your cause and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is with gun's, ammo, range time and whatever else I can do.

If you are a new shooter, I have pistols from .22 to .45 for you to learn with, and if you want, rifles from .22 to 7mm Ultra Mag including AR 15 and AK 47.

My account should let you e mail me directly, but if not-
robbytheremin@gmail.com
417-208-7637
Text is best because I have some firearms related hearing loss 😁
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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Choosing a firearm
« Last post by gerhard1 on May 14, 2017, 06:41:32 AM »
The Nano looks like it might be a bit hard to control, so consequently, I'm going to echo what others have already said:  before you make any firm decision, try it out.

Have you thought about revolvers?
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