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    West of The Big Muddy by North of The Red River
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  1. California and any other State cannot secede from the Union without the permission of Congress. I think California splitting into two separate States is a excellent idea. The rural agricultural counties are more conservative which will give us two new Senate seats in Congress.
  2. I accidently discovered that a 50/50 mix of crushed walnut hulls and corn cob work very well together. (It was a result of shifting corn cob from cleaned brass before checking what was already in the bottom of the shifter bucket). Since it works so well I now use the 50/50 mix on purpose.
  3. Actually I thought the large Marine did not look as sharp with as far has he had his legs spread apart. The other Marine standing at attention showed him up. I would also put my money on the smaller Marine in a fight. Them small guys are wiry and tough and the big jarhead makes for a bigger target.
  4. Well since the Packers are out of it I don't have a dog in this fight BUT I would love for the Pats to win just to watch Goodall's face when he has to give them the Superbowl trophy.
  5. Let me add that I really like SIG handguns. A P239 9mm is my primary edc. Nor am I bashing the new 320. The modular feature may prove to be a very successful design.
  6. The ability to switch between grip frames is being way over-hyped imho. From the linked article; "If you want to change from a 9mm to a 45ACP gun you don’t need a new firearm, just pay $350 to your parts supplier of choice and a conversion kit will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need to get running with your new chosen caliber…no FFL required. Or if you want to go from a full size gun to a compact carry version, $400 for a new barrel and grip is all you need." An additional $350 and $400.00 puts me in the used gun market. Even if I have to add some change I have two complete guns. As a admitted gun crank give me two handguns over one any day of the week.
  7. Nothing weird about it. As others have commented it is very common. I was talking to a co-worker and showing off the pictures of my new Grandson. She has four children ranging in age from 26 to 7 yoa. Her youngest is going to grow up playing with her adult kids children (her Grandchildren).
  8. This is only your opinion. See my comment above. The Marines only kept their custom made 1911's from 2012 - 2015 and have replaced it with the Glock 19. Special Ops and other highly trained units such as the Green Berets and Navy SEALS should get whatever weapons meet their mission requirements best. This includes such weapons as bow and arrows and crossbows. However all of the Special Forces in the entire U.S. Armed Forces comprised a very small number of personnel in our Armed Forces. In fact the Marines were unhappy with the custom 1911 they adopted in 2012; "The Marines chose to stick with the 1911 design for MARSOC. Marine testers placed a high priority on accuracy. The winner of the 2012 contract had to be capable of putting five-shot groups on target that "didn't exceed four inches by four inches at 25 yards" from an unsupported firing position, Marine officials maintain. But military pistol experts maintain that the 1911 design, while extremely accurate, requires more training and care than other modern tactical pistols. Young operators have had trouble with the 1911's beavertail grip safety, according to one former Marine weapons instructor who trained MARSOC members. Many shooters wearing gloves tend to grip the 1911 too high and do not properly disengage the beavertail grip safety, so the pistol won't fire, he said. A lot of professional shooters who run custom 1911s will disable that beavertail grip safety to avoid this problem, he added. The 1911 design is also known for feed-way stoppages, a malfunction caused when a round gets stuck feeding into the chamber, experts said. Horizontal and vertical stovepipes – types of malfunctions that occur when an empty shell casing gets caught in the ejection port – are also a problem with the 1911 design." http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/02/19/marines-allow-operators-to-choose-glocks-over-marsoc-45.html A bit of history about the 1911A1 military use. Prior to the outbreak of W.W.II the Army was looking for a replacement of the 1911A1. When W.W.II started there was a massive demand of all arms, first by the British and then our military when we entered the war. The main goal of the U.S. was to produce massive amounts of weapons as quickly as possible. The was little development of other small arms during the war. The M-3 is the only one that comes to mind. As early as 1947 after W.W. II the Army conducted tests to replace the 1911A1. With budget cutbacks and the huge number of serviceable handguns in inventory it was decided against adopting a new type of handgun. However the SIG is apparently being adopted for widespread issued in the U.S. Army. My objection is it does not meet all of the requirements of the MHS Program. (See Post # 25). Army brass is doing what Army brass does best. Spend millions of unnecessary dollars for new toys. The Beretta M9A3 addresses most the complaints about the M9. It can be phased in as M9's wear out. Armorers are already trained and logistical system is already place. In addition how practical is it really going to be to switch out frames, especially in the field? Is the armorer going to switch grip frames during routine training and range qualifications? Non-combat range qualifications usually involve guns being issued from the Armory. In the battlefield. Soldier A with size large hands is been issued the gun for todays mission and soldier B with size small hands is going to be issued the same handgun tomorrow. Will different size frames even be available in forward units? And, most importantly, our troops are still the same 9mm NATO ball ammunition.
  9. Stay focused. We are discussing use of the 1911, 1911A1 and Beretta M9 by the U.S. Armed Forces. The 1911 was only made until 1924. The 1911A1 was adopted in 1924 and made until 1945. The bulk of it's production was during World War 2. Production ended in 1945. In 2012 the Marines adopted a special model 1911 45 acp which were replaced only three years later in 2105 by the Glock 19 9mm. "The Marine Corps has authorized MARSOC operators to carry Glock pistols, since many of the elite outfit's members prefer the popular 9mm over the custom .45 pistols the service bought them in 2012." The commercially made 1911 handguns available today are highly refined version of the original design and sold in the civilian market. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/02/19/marines-allow-operators-to-choose-glocks-over-marsoc-45.html
  10. Just conduct a survey on the SASS Forum about what handgun members will choose if in combat. You are going to get answers from the S&W Model 10 38 Special revolver, various manufacturers .357, .44 and 45 ACP, 45 Colt revolvers, all sorts of semi-autos, and handguns in .223 such as the SIG 556 and AR. And then you are going to have s group that want a handgun such as a J-Frame revolver that is small enough to go everywhere with them including to the toilet. I wonder how many people that criticize the M-9 have spent much time learning how about it and how to shoot it. It has a far longer production history than the 1911 and has been as much combat as the 1911.
  11. Most of today's soldiers do not have experience with firearms before joining the military. Thus their introduction and training with handgun is limited to what the military provides during training. As most MOS's do not require carrying a handgun so there is even less exposure and the opportunity to learn how to properly shoot a handgun. Allowing soldiers to make individual selection of their handgun would be a logistical and training nightmare.
  12. Send them to me. I think the Beretta 92 platform is a great firearm. it has 35+ years of combat use, use by law enforcement agencies world wide and by civilians to prove it. Lack of proper maintenance and abuse by poorly trained soldiers does not make it a poor handgun. Actually it is a testament to it's design that it performs well after such treatment. Contact me by PM to arrange for me to take those 92's and M9's off of your hands.
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