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  1. Quality holsters is one of those areas where you get what you pay for, so spend the money for a good holster I prefer leather over Kydex, it's quieter when drawing or re-holstering a gun. I have Kydex & leather for both IWB & OWB. As for leather, Milt Sparks makes VERY good holsters.
  2. Robert Johnson, who was the 5th ranking American ace in WWII and 2nd ranking American ace in Europe flew the P-47 the entire time. He related a story in the book 'Thunderbolt' about how much damage a Thunderbolt could take. It's summarized at the link: Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Johnson#Near-fatal_engagement While not as "pretty" or "sexy", not as maneuverable and lacking the range* of the P-51, it remained an effective fighter. It was probably the best all around American fighter in Europe being both a very good fighter and an excellent fighter bomber that could take a beating and still bring it's pilot home. *The P-47N variant developed to escort B-29s over Japan had a range of 2200 miles, about 200 miles more than a P-51D w/drop tanks
  3. Take them to a gun range(s) that rent guns and have them handle and dry fire some, the ones they find the most comfortable have them try the gun with live ammo. And have them read the following: https://www.pewpewtactical.com/how-to-rack-pistol-slide-weak-hands/ If recoil is going to be an issue, then forget almost all of the blow back .semi-auto's and the small revolvers in conventional calibers. In a full sized gun, the Steyr M9-A1 (9 mm) has a good trigger, it's points better then any other gun I've handled in 40+ years of shooting and the recoil & muzzle flip is mild. I've heard good things about the Bersa .380's regarding their quality and mild recoil, but have not fired or handled one. Thinking outside of the box, maybe the .22 Magnum or 5.7 x 28 in a semi-auto, although I have not fired of handled them either. If they can manage the trigger, perhaps a small revolver in 9mm. From what I have read a 9 mm revolver shoots "softer" then a .38 with decent defense loads.
  4. I expect it to stay with the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security until after the election. I'm guessing that the Democrat's internal polling is showing that all the civil unrest is making voters lack enthusiasm for more gun control.
  5. Kenzie, I adopted her from a rescue in February 2011. She's probably about 14 or so now. I've spend half my life living with Jack Russell's and most of my life around dogs and I've never known a better dog.
  6. Probably an early model P-61 without the radar installation & nose cone. The angle of the photo makes the fuselage look a little "fatter". but the wing shape is correct. The early models lacked the .50 turret on top of the fuselage.
  7. Have her rotate the semi-auto 90 degrees counter clockwise so that the ejection port is at the 9 o'clock position and see if she can rack the slide that way. For some reason that that helps with racking the slide.
  8. For the Siege of Delhi overall losses on the British side were 1,254 killed and 4,493 wounded. On the mutineer's side the estimated losses were about 5000 killed or wounded.
  9. The Sirmoor Battalion (which became the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles) was 9 British officers and 490 Gurkhas that took part in the Siege of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The Sirmoor Battalion was assigned an important position nearest to the walls of Delhi and the mutineers. For 3 1/2 months during the summer they, along with the British 60th Rifles battalion repulsed 26 attacks. During this time the mutineers tried to convince the Gurkhas to leave the British and join them. During one instance, the Gurkhas agreed, said here we come, closed to within 20 paces of the mutineers, gave them a volley from their muskets and then closed with bayonet and kukri. When the siege was finally over, 8 of the 9 British officers had been killed or wounded and 327 of the 490 Gurkhas had been killed or wounded.
  10. I think have one of those, from what I read sometime around 1970 Navy Arms bought a bunch of Martini actions, attached a heavy octagon barrel, stock & forearm and sold them. Mine came with a 6x Unertl. Mine is very accurate, sub MOA groups with the first batch of reloads.
  11. I recently re-watched 2001: A Space Odyssey and overall found it boring and I'm a big science fiction fan.
  12. It might and it's certainly a cheaper alternative to buying another shotgun. You can try a slip on pad, that may also help lengthen the pull if that's an issue. I recently acquired a 16g SxS that weighs 5 lbs 10 oz and a 1oz load at 1200 fps was uncomfortable for me and I'm not a small person. Using a Gamekeeper slip on recoil pad diminished the recoil significantly (even with the recoil pad the gun only weighs maybe 6 pounds at most) and lengthened the pull about an inch making the gun fit me much better.
  13. Not all District Attorneys are elected, I know in Connecticut it is an appointed position. The only elected position in the Connecticut state legal system is the Attorney General.
  14. I would contact CZ, I've heard that that they have pretty good customer service
  15. Keep in mind that depending on the state and/or the club (not all SASS events own the land the match is held on), the people putting on the match may not have choice about the masks.
  16. .52 to .54 cents a round for 255 gr lead and the price goes up from there. Specialty rounds for bear are $2.05 per round.
  17. Chantry

    WWII joke

    And if you hear "Ayo Gurkhali"* you shot at some Gurkhas *Ayo Gurhali translated into English usually means 'Here come the Gurkhas' , although I have also read it translated as 'The Gurkhas are upon you'
  18. The 442 Regimental Combat Team is the most decorated unit of it's size in American history. "The unit earned more than 18,000 awards in less than two years, including 9,486 Purple Hearts and 4,000 Bronze Star Medals. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (five earned in one month). Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor." Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)
  19. Are you buying to collect or shoot? I dabble in British shotguns and the ones I have are all pre-1885. Reading the books on the subject the British don't understand the American preoccupation with matching numbers or original condition. The British view is the guns were meant to be used and at the end of the shooting season would go back to the maker for a strip & clean and repair or replace anything that needed fixing. Even in the U.S. a proper restoration can add value to a gun. Take a worn gun with matching numbers in maybe 50% condition. As is it probably isn't worth much. Sent it off to Turnbull and after some time and money you get back a gun worth a lot more that looks new. A restoration done by an expert is a lot different than a "restoration" done by some owner who has no experience or skill in restoring a gun.
  20. Sadly it will almost certainly die in committee, the current Democratic leadership in the House will never allow this bill to reach a House vote unless they attach some horrific, unacceptable amendment to this bill
  21. Fixed it for you: Too bad they don't require people to wear MORE clothes, preferably loose fitting. I've lost track of how many times I've had to bleach my brain after a trip to Walmart
  22. Anti-tank rifles became obsolete as newer tank designs were introduced during WWII and by June of 1941, the Lahti was no longer effective against tanks, but continued in use as a anti-material & heavy sniper rifle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti_L-39 It's probable that other anti tank rifles used by other countries were considered obsolete either before or by June 1941.
  23. I knew bombs, shells and most missiles were off loaded, I was less certain about ammo for the .50 calibers and the the point defense missile systems, mostly because the point defense missiles systems appeared to be a "closed" system, it wasn't until this morning that I saw a picture of a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile being loaded.
  24. 1/4" steel plates, it looks like the round started to tumble when it hit the 5th plate
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