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  1. How shooting in matches altered my whole perception of CCW and SD

    For many years I was comfortable with practicing at the range. I was confident in my abilities to handle my firearms simply because I had put in the time to practice them. My practice didn't just mean I stood there, shot at the paper and after 100 rounds of so, go home. I practiced double taps, drawing from concealment, target acquisition, reloading... plenty of fundamental things other than just shooting at the paper. I was very confident in myself, my guns and my equipment. This all fell...
  2. The Statistics on Gun Deaths are WRONG!

    We all know that gun death statistics are inflated by suicides. A huge portion of gun deaths are by suicide - a fact usually ignored by anti-2nd folks. But within those suicide by gun death figures the vast majority of them happened when the person was intoxicated. I've spent years as a mobile crisis counselor - many with the fire department - and have been on scene for countless suicide by gun deaths. In my experience, all were intoxicated at the time. Bringing this up since last...
  3. Dunk-It Cleaners and Ultrasonic Baths...Do these Clean Well??

    Hey all. I got a good friend that called me the other day and wanted to know about cleaning really dirty Firearms. He specifically asked me about these “bucket” type dunking or immersion cleaners and ultrasonic cleaners. I told him I had no idea, but promised I’d find out from those that know. So here I am. He shoots a LOT of .22 LR semi autos pistols and 10/22 rifles. He and his son also shoots a Judge pistol using .410 shells almost all the time. He also shoots shotguns and semi...
  4. Under the Radar: Rupublican Senate Committee Hearing or Red Flag Laws

    [URL]https://www.npr.org/2019/03/26/706673156/in-the-shadow-of-suicides-senate-panel-makes-rare-move-to-consider-gun-control[/URL] Keep an eye out. Some of our friends aren't above selling us out for self interest and political expediency or other aspirations... "Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in his opening remarks, sought to play down fears of second amendment infringement. "There are a lot of people [who] may be worried, 'Is the government going to come take your guns?' And...
  5. Which one Glock 48 or Glock 19 Gen 5

    Looking to Purchase one of these Glocks either the G-19 Gen 5 or the New G-48. My hands are not big, please give me your option on which one and WHY! It will be my EDC, have holsters for the G-19 like 5 of them, NO holsters for the New G-48. I like the way both feel in my hand though, confused. This will also be the ONLY handgun that I own at the present time. Had to sell everything at a point, Thanks!!!
  6. the latest Glock Chart blows away the others

    six months ago I went looking on the internet for an updated Glock chart. there weren't any. the existing ones usually went up to Gen3, I think one had a little information on Gen4 and nothing on Gen5. if I wanted an updated Glock chart I had to make it myself. so I started on that project. I quickly found out why there aren't any beyond Gen3. when you look at Glock's publications for specs, the deeper you dig into them, the more contradictory and confusing it gets. not only do the specs...
  7. As winter approaches Gen 4 vs. Gen 3

    I am a “Gen 3” fan but Winter of 2016 made me realize something important. What happens when you no longer can shoot right handed after having nothing but gen 3 firearms? As of December 2017 I owned three Glocks (G26 Gen 3, G17 Gen 3, and G30SF Gen 3). Then I slipped on ice in New York while visiting family and broke clean through my upper right arm two inches below my shoulder. I spent the next six months with no use of my right arm. It was then I realized I should get a Gen 4 so I could...
  8. Glock 19 over Ruger American Compact

    Hello all, I was looking for a compact double stack. The reviews on the Ruger American Compact looked good so I went to my LGS to check it out. Well, it’s just about the same size as the Glock 19 but about a pound heavier ( not really ) but it was at least 4 oz heavier and the slide was slightly thicker. It also holds 3 rounds less. So I bought a Glock 19 Gen 5 for 479.00. Fair price?
  9. Glock 9mm ejector differences and performance comparison (with video) 336 vs 30274 vs 47021.

    Those of us who have been hanging around Glocks as well as the internet for a while know that “erratic ejection” or “brass to the face” (BTF for short) has been a longstanding and often discussed issue, especially in 9mm Glocks. This discussion seemed to kick off with the advent of gen 4. Early gen 4 guns in 9mm had issues. The guns were shipped with a stiffer recoil assembly to cope with the 40 cal, which had taken over law enforcement at the time. As long as you were using full power...
  10. Gifted revolver

    My father in law has been working on a house for a few years, and the elderly owner gave this to him, which he in turn gave to me. It's a "Young America" Double action. The damn thing is tiny, and I believe is a .32. Pretty corroded on the other side. Based on my initial research, I believe it is close to 100 years old. Story is that the homeowners farther used to carry it while he went gambling. Who knows.
  11. Steel case vs brass

    I hear it all the time ''i wont put that in my gun!'' I want to hear your guys input on why you shoot one vs other, I personally only shoot steel case the cheapest I can find usually tula or Winchester usa forged (indoor safe and non bi metal) I take my savings and improve my skills/buy another gun,I get it if you have a rare gun or sentimental gun but outside of that why not use steel case? You can literally buy every part you wear out 10x over or just buy a few new guns vs the cost of...
  12. Front Sight: Training review of their 4 day Defensive Handgun and 1 Day Concealed Carry Classes

    General Info [URL]https://www.frontsight.com/[/URL] This review chronicles the class that myself and other members of the training staff and range owner at my local gun store (Indy Arms Company, Indianapolis, IN) took at the Front Sight training academy in Nevada. As we were already in Las Vegas for SHOT Show, we decided to extend our stay and take 5 days of training at Front Sight. The four of us took the 4 day Defensive Handgun and two of us continued a fifth day with the Concealed Carry Class....
  13. National Reciprocity - A Good Idea?

    I Would Rather Be In The Fire But the Frying Pan Will Have To Do For Now Today we are going to jump into the fray of National Reciprocity – is it a good idea? I would think that most of us have heard of the ‘Mexico City Policy’. It is an extension of the Helms Amendment which prevents non-governmental agencies whose work intersects with abortion in almost any form or fashion from “actively promote[ing] abortion as a method of family planning." In essence is removes funding from NGOs which...
  14. The Glock 17 Gen 5: A Subjective, Yet Systematic Review (0-2000 Rounds)

    I tend to rotate what I am carrying based on where I will be, my dress, and personal preference that day. I do not take these changes lightly and train with each carry gun that I use. The Glock 17 has been part of this rotation through multiple models (Gen 3, RTF2, Gen 4) and with the release of the Gen 5 I decided to systematically evaluate if it would replace my current G17 carry, the RTF2. I purchased a Blue Label G17 Gen 5 with the AmeriGlo Bold sights using a GSSF coupon. As the Gen...
  15. Glock 19 Remains My Favorite

    I grew up with guns in the house. I had my first .22 when I was 8 years old, but we didn’t shoot a whole lot. My father was a Marine Officer and he understood the importance of firearm ownership but he wasn’t a gun guy. He didn’t have any tactical rifles or pistols, not that he was against them but he just didn’t have any. He actually thought you needed a special license to own them and he had no intentions of going through all of the hassle to get them. I guess that came from being in the...
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