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DocWard last won the day on July 31

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About DocWard

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  • Birthday 02/14/1966

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    Southwest Ohio
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    Shooting, building models, camping, enjoying time with my family.

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  1. Interesting! I've been on the lookout at both our store, and a couple of small local gun stores. I did check briefly at one larger stand alone gun store as well when I was there. I don't have any intent to buy, more just curiosity. If I make it up that way though, I'll look you up for lunch!
  2. I don't know if Mrs. Doc telling me she was pregnant was the scariest, but it was up there. Definitely the most sobering.
  3. Since your reply followed mine, I don't know if it was a response to mine or not. I've not seen new Colts of any kind in gun stores, either the one I work at or those I frequent locally. I get asked all the time if we have any Colt 1911s and the Colt Cobra in addition to ARs. The answer is invariably "no." I look to see if others have the same things when out, just because, and don't see them. I'm assuming they are out there, but not in particularly impressive numbers.
  4. I honestly don't recall the last time I saw a new Colt of any kind in a gun shop. Doesn't seem like a major loss to the industry.
  5. I had to think long and hard about the least favorite I own that is least favorite to shoot. I finally had to go with a Winchester Model 101 Diamond Grade O/U trap gun. It points wonderfully, breaks birds well, and kicks like a mule. Eventually, I intend to get a Kick-Eze pad installed and try having the forcing cones lengthened. If those help the felt recoil, it may come out of my safe more often.
  6. Beth passed away peacefully just before 10:00 a.m. this morning. Too everyone that posted, I am appreciative of your thoughts, comments, and the prayers of those who have offered them. To those who made comments that were suggesting religious options to me, I do appreciate your thoughts and suggestions, and know they come from a good place in your hearts. It has been a long few days, and there will be some long days ahead, but without the sense of urgency. @J. Mark Flint #31954 LIFE , your words offer wisdom, and I know that Beth would be disappointed if we didn't move forward, happily, and together. So, we will grieve, we will remember her, her humor, her intellect, and the advice that she gave freely when it was sought, and only occasionally when it wasn't but was sorely needed. I believe lives well lived, and in my case caring for her daughter and granddaughters to the best of my ability are the best ways to honor her memory.
  7. I'll just say a Mini-14 was my first firearm I ever purchased with my own money. I love it, and have loved it even more after putting it in a Hogue over-molded stock. It added just enough length of pull to make it fit just right. As for guns I thought I wanted, I can't really think of any that I was just itching to get my hands on that I ended up disappointed with. A few I was interested in trying out that after I did, I was just fine with not buying or owning. At the risk of the wrath of many, a Glock comes to mind.
  8. The three I mentioned in the other thread? I have no idea how many rounds I put through the BT99 in practice and competition, or the 9422M simply plinking and having fun. Less than 1000 through the Model 41, but because I got it during a time when I was unable to get out and shoot it as often, and still don't get the chance. Edit: I will say I have more .22LR through an old Marlin 60 belonging to my dad than any other firearm.
  9. I'll be spending the night tonight at my mother-in-law's home with Mrs. Doc and her siblings. I don't know what the night holds, but I don't believe I will get much sleep tonight as we await what is to come. I'm sure it is only a matter of time.
  10. It depends. Handgun would be a Smith and Wesson Model 41 .22LR given to me by my father-in-law. It shoots far more accurately than I am capable of. Rifle would be a Winchester 9422M, .22WMR, given to my by my brother on my 18th birthday. It also shoots better than I can, but it is a blast. It is probably the reason I'm a Cowboy Action shooter. Shotgun would be a Browning BT-99 trap gun. It was given to me by my father-in-law as my first trap gun. It was also his first trap gun. I shot in college with it, along with the Grand American and many other trap shoots with it, and it just fits me right. To this day when I pick it up, I feel a connection to him.
  11. It seems what that story fails to mention is that Dicks sold two subsidiaries, Affinity and Blue Sombrero, to Stack Sports, has closed a number of stores, including one where I live that had been opened just over one year, and basically tightened their belt. I can't say that doing so was because of the $150 Million loss from limiting firearms sales, but one has to wonder. If they continue to do well and make a profit, then the market has spoken. As for me, I drove past two Dick's to get to a Dunham's when I needed some gear for my return to the martial arts.
  12. I will admit I sometimes feel a little privileged living in Ohio. To obtain my Concealed Carry License, I only needed to show them my DD214, pay for the picture ($5.00) and fill out the paperwork for the background check. On occasion, being a veteran has it's perks. The funny thing was, when I called and asked, the deputy indicated I needed paperwork indicating I was honorably discharged, with firearms training. I grabbed my DD214, certificate and "Additional Duty Orders" showing my training and naming me as a Range Safety NCO, my concealed carry license from my deployment, and a couple of other things. I got there, the deputy plucked out the DD214, said "Yep, this is what I need. Has your discharge and marksmanship badges." Yeah, I felt like an idiot. Limited to three guns? Hmmm... PPK/S PX-4 Storm And for now, Springfield Armory 1911A1
  13. Isnt that a stoner (not Eugene) reference?
  14. I thank you and I’ll keep you in my thoughts, hoping things improve.
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