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  1. The one here in Phoenix appears to be dying as well. Been there three times in the last months for one thing or another. Mostly empty. More associates than customers in the store. Not much to sell at all. I felt lucky the other day to find a couple phone charging cords......every other thing they had was propriatary for apple (just say NO) LOL. An associate told me their corporate tells them its because of the President's tariffs on China. Seems sketchy because WalMart's got more chinese crap to sell than carter's little liver pills! LOL
  2. Go with 38/12ga. Stoegers are good entry level guns. Can't beat Marlins. Ones coming out of remlington these days are as good as any. Henry builds fine, fine rifles. They have a rather long stroke. Not nearly as bad as Winchesters though but the Marlin hands down is the better buy. Rugers. I love my Colts, Piettas and such but you just can't beat a Ruger for longevity. I love my 73's but dang, their pricing is getting up there. (and I thought new Marlins were bad, LOL) I'd forgo the 22's. That young'n will outgrow'em faster than you think. 32's aren't a bad choice but you'll be ahead from the standpoint of availability and cost to just go with 38's. If you don't reload now, you will eventually and cost-wise, 38/12 is about as cheap as you're gonna find if you shop wisely for components.
  3. Stop-loss. I know this cuz I was one LOL. By July 1990 I was in the Individual Ready Reserves after leaving my last unit, a correctional unit here in the valley as it happened because that was all there was for an MP unless I wanted to go National Guard which I didn't. Whn you're IRR you only drill once a year, two weeks plus a day or two for physical testing and whatknot. My detailer at ARPERCEN called me up to process my re-enlistment and set up my two weeks for that year. I was angling for someplace nice like....Hawaii. He kept offering me garden spots like Fort Sill, Ft Drum.....and then said in a week it wouldn't matter I'd probably be on a C-141 heading for the sandbox. Huh....whut? LOL He explained the stop-loss. See, for certain mission critical MOS's they slap that sucker on you and SHAZZAM, you be GREEN again. Whatsa matter boy, doncha watch the news? You didn't see this coming?? LOL, as it happened, an MP with a secondary correcttions MP MOS which was a double-whammy; Guess who was the advance teams? Clear roadways do convoy duty, get ever-body where they was supposed to go? Yeah. MP's. And who's gonna guard all them POW's? Yeah, MP's. And with that corrections thing, and I worked in the jails for the S.O before going to patrol so....I was you might say a hot comodity as it were. The day after I got the stop-loss I got ANOTHER big brown Army envelope. Inside was an honorable discharge. Er....whut? (seems I forgot all about that re-up paperwork...) So I called the guy. Stop loss was dated day AFTER the discharge so I was golden. He did enquire about the possibility of me completing my re-enlistment since I WAS within the window but he got real quiet when I explained that I had a disabled daughter and with the (now EX) wife working that presented other problems I knew the Army couldn't solve. That's when I got the First Sergeant's voice and the speech that started out with "listen here boy...don't do nothin' stupid because" explaining my responsibilities to God, Country, Army and FAMILY, were not necessarily in that order. And he was right. So there was no volunteering for me, no matter how much I might have wanted to. I remember back then getting a different kind of speech from another First Sergeant about RESPONSIBILITIES. I think they was brothers or cousins or something. By the by I saw that movie...didn't care for it.
  4. Godspeed my friend.
  5. "The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act was delivered by GOP sponsors U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Rep. John Carter of Texas and aims to deregulate suppressors as a safety measure to help promote their use in protecting hearing." http://www.guns.com/2017/01/10/hearing-protection-act-introduced-to-new-congress/ I would urge y'all to contact your congress-critters and Senators about this bill. Remember suppressors and silencers are the same thing. Stress these devices would still require the same paperwork and background check, along with all the regulatory protections that a handgun would.
  6. Pro Ears 200 behind the neck @ 70 bucks Caldwell E-max behind the neck @25 bucks Howard leight, which is my new favorite (sorry ProEars) doesn't have a behind the neck model that I can find. I'd go with the ProEars, they're pretty good.
  7. ATF regulations ain't per'zactly easy to navigate much less the patchwork of laws across the US. MASS, NY, CA and a few others.....oh so not worth a sale. Should an out of state dealer/PP send a firearm and violate the law unknowingly....well, that ain't an excuse should you make an error. They'll hammer you. Not worth it.
  8. I got one of those, won it at WR as a matter of fact and I still use it for WB !!! They didn't make very many, it was made by para and is pretty basic. Sweet running iron. If you're not going to buy it, tell me where it is and I will! $725 is a bit high but...
  9. Last gunshow I went to was the Crossroads/Small Arms in Dec. Me and my buddy got a table, filled it to the brim...twice and sold every gun we brought, LOL. Stuff like a Snider in .577 for $150 a Mauser 71/84 for $200 ( which like all my stuff was way more than I paid for it ) The wife's S&W Shield for what I had into it. ( No, that's already spent on her new Kimber, LOL. ) Yeah, I think we did ok. We usually do. There was a time when we would do a show and sell most of our stuff and have to make a run home during the day for more stuff. There was a time when prices were more reasonable, too. The internet sites are driving prices up. The internet in general is making it tough on brick & mortar stores like the one I work at ( Yeah, SEMI-retired now, LOL ) and gunshows reflect that but there are deals if you look for them. $11,000 for a Ramo1919 done up to look like a 1917 water cooled. What a deal. ( Actually, it really WAS a good deal ! ) Remington 1903A3 in exc condition, $575. Really good deal. S&W model 10 heavy barrel, nice, $700. Not a deal. Takeoff M4 uppers, 14.5" with bolt carriers in very well worn/desert pickup condition $500....definitely NOT a deal when I can get a brand new upper in pretty much any configuration for way less than that. 22 magnum in cci, rem, nice stock for $18/bx of 50. Powder primers, primers for $26/1000 My store price is $37 and I think Cabela's is $32. There were lots of collectibles; more than I had time for and that was a three day show. I did pick up a real nice vintage holster made by Texas lawman/detective Oliver Ball. No, gun shows aren't what they used to be but there's still deals and fun to be had !
  10. All of the information you seek is readily available on the internet, courtesy of Google, LOL. We no longer have airborne alerts and our readiness posture is the lowest it has ever been. Airborne alerts stopped right after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Ground alerts, except for ADIZ are no longer. That tip of the nuclear triad has been blunted. Nuclear duty in the armed forces isn't a joy. PRP, no lone zones, constant security checks and.....use of deadly force is authorized. I wouldn't know about gold in Air Force survival kits, I was in the Army and we didn't have no gold...LOL. We still have land based missiles, all are on 24/565 alert of course. We still have our nuclear submarines. Somewhere around 14 depending on who's figures you believe. Who knows how many are on patrol at any given time but they run with two crews to maximize the time spent at sea. 24 trident missiles apiece, each with up to 8 warheads but I think they're limited to three on each. Used to be the captain, weapons officer and exec had independent launch capability under very narrow circumstances. That all changed during Clinton. (Seems da hag didn't like it not being under her absolute control...LOL) Have they changed proceedures? I don't know. Been out of that for a long time. At one time with a Strategic Air Command run by Gen Curtis LeMay, no one dared attack us. Now? Not so much. I do believe that we are vulnerable to a first strike because of some of these current policies.
  11. Yes and more, LOL. The S&W action depends on two springs; trigger spring inside the rebound slide and the hammer spring. (mainspring) Both bust be matched, this is a SAFETY factor. The trigger spring must be of proper tension so it returns the trigger forward FASTER than the hammer spring pushes the hammer. I will be direct here; some nitwits (not you, other people I um...know) chop off a coil or two off the rebound spring and call it good. If you want to shoot yourself in the butt someday, this is a good plan. Here's why; The internal safeties on the S&W design DEPEND on proper weight springs to function correctly. There's a ledge on the rebound slide behind the trigger that contacts a matching ledge on the hammer. There's also a hammer block that also works off the rebound slide. Both of these DEPEND on that trigger spring (rebound spring) to power the slide forward BEFORE the hammer goes down. Changing only the rebound spring is a bad plan. Get the Wolff kit. Once installed there's a test to see if its done correctly. Unloaded. Cock the hammer, put a pencil down the bore resting on the breechface. Tap the trigger to release the hammer so the trigger springs forward. (I use a magic marker) If the spring tension is correct the pencil is going nowhere. If the trigger spring is too light the pencil will fly out of the barrel. This is why those kits come with one hammer spring and two or three rebound (trigger) springs.
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