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  1. 7 hours ago, watab kid said:

    the longer we keep doing their work the farther we get from that position , , accepted norm becomes the norm , 

    Which is one of the reasons I keep fighting it. 

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  2. Just now, Cypress Sun said:

     

    I've seen pictures of someone that kept their finger in the cylinder gap area of a S & W 500. Wasn't pretty...I'm real sure that he won't do that again...ever.

    I'm pretty sure that he CAN'T do it again.:ph34r:

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  3. 2 hours ago, Oak Ridge Regulator said:

    If you take a look at a revolver that has been shot a lot ( esp a high power revolver) you often notice the top strap right above the mouth of the barrel will actually look like it’s been partially cut. Well it has and that caused by VERY hot high velocity gas escaping between the mouth of the barrel and the cylinder face. You DO NOT want your hand blocking that gas, ( it cuts steel imagine what it will do to your hand )most revolvers are capable of causing severe burns or gas cutting of soft flesh even at cowboy velocity. Anyone interested enough to put a silencer on a gun with a gap between the chamber and the barrel probably needs to learn that lesson because there going to have a serious sound leak

    Mythbusters tested it some time back using ballistic gel fingers, and it was so bad that apparently youtube won't show it. Buy Jerry Miculek shows here what can happen substituting a hotdog for the finger.

     

  4. 37 minutes ago, Smokin Gator SASS #29736 said:

     

    She was also on some space agency committee if I remember correctly. And still believes the moon is predominantly gaseous .

     

    30 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    Some moons are more gaseous than others.:ph34r:

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  5. 1 minute ago, Warden Callaway said:

    I can't even check out with a cashier.  I seldom actually buy anything in stores.  I usually get Mary to put what I need on her list. Or I'll find what I need and put it in the basket.  But one time I was on my own. Got what I wanted and headed for the 10 items or less that didn't have a line.  Rang up my purchase.  I tried to use my credit card. Wouldn't go. Tried several times.  The sales clerk came around to help me.  No wonder, I was trying to use my Department of Conservation card instead of a credit card.  

    My friend used to say that my credit was so bad that they wouldn't even take my cash.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Sam Sackett said:

    I will NOT use a self checkout. Even if the “Assistant” offers to check me out on one, I will decline. The “self” checkout still gets the credit for the sale and that’s what goes on the reports. 

    I don’t think I am alone. I have left a careful of items and walked out if there was no cashier. And I’ll do it again..

     

    Sam Sackett 

    If you have an account with them that has your payment info, (debit or credit card number), and you pay with it, Walmart sends you a survey in your email. When they do this, I will ALWAYS make it known whether I had to ask somebody to check me out at the self checkout, or if I was able to have a cashier check me out. 

    And while I've never HAD to leave a cart full of groceries, I've threatened to do so. 

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  7. 7 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    They gave a Chief a weapon? That’s Nuts! Their trigger fingers will not work properly. They have coffee cup hooks, not trigger fingers. :lol:

    The other hand has two fingers sticking out to hold a cigarette.

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  8. 30 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    I can tell that on my ship we had quite a few “expert marksmen” aboard using small arms - M14s. Not poodle shooters. :P

    My first cruise the sailors gave us a "demo" of what the Old Chiefs could do with M14s. They hit the water every time.

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  9. I just ask a Walmartian to check me out. Except for one Old Biddy at my local Super Walmart, they've always been happy to do so. And they seem to have cashiers available more than they did.

    A while back I was at my local Frys, (Kroger for those who might not know), and the Manager was directing people to the self checkouts as the cashiers were busy. So I asked him to check me out. He said that he could show me how to do it. So I told him that I know how to do it, but I don't work there, so he could either check me out or put the groceries away, I didn't care which. He checked me out.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    To me the selling point on the .44 Bulldog is the light weight, given the appealing caliber. It makes for very easy carry. 

    Light weight in a big bore. It's a niche for sure; maybe why it's the only one.

     

    56 minutes ago, Dantankerous said:

    I figure a Rossi 720 44 Special is next as well, just might take a tad longer to locate that one.

     

    44 Special is an absolute joy to shoot. Cannot go wrong with a 44 Special.

    Taurus also has a .44SPL, the 441. Pretty much like the previously mentioned 450. but also available in 4 and 6 inch barrels.

    They also made them, (441 and 450) in lightweight alloy frames. All sadly no longer produced. But you can sometimes find them on the used market. 

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  11. 55 minutes ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

    Anytime I start thinking no one could be THAT stupid, another election proves I have underestimated once again. 

    The way the other side cheats, I don't think that you can count election "results".

  12. 30 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    You are probably right. I haven’t encountered a .45 ACP or .45 Colt in CA revolvers. I always see .38 and .357. 
    Taurus also had a .45 Colt revolver. I believe the model was / is the 405. Everyone I have asked about those wished me luck. 
    In truth I probably shouldn’t bother. My right wrist probably wouldn’t do well firing .45 Colt or ACP from a gun that weighs just a few ounces over a pound. ^_^

    There are a bunch of .45ACP versions on Gunbroker for under $500 right now, but yeah, if your wrist is bad, the recoil would NOT be fun. My wrists are fine and it's not fun for me. My usage will primarily be for CCW and not a range gun. 

    Now the Taurus 450 wasn't bad. It had a steel frame and those rubber Ribber grips on it. A friend of mine had one and it was HIS CCW. But since Taurus doesn't make them anymore, good luck finding one for any reasonable price. 

    I take that back, there's one on Gunbroker right now for $499. It's also ported to help with the recoil. If I had the extra funds, I might go for it. Since I can't, you should go for it.

  13. 45 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    Don’t know where TX Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was “educated”, but she just told a high school class that the moon is a gaseous planet that emits “unique light and energy”. 
     

    I think the only gaseous body was standing at the microphone. And she sits on the House Science Committee… :blink:

    It gets better. Several years ago she was visiting NASA being shown the Mars lander, and she asked if it could go to where the Apollo astronauts landed.:wacko:

  14. I have a Charter Arms Pitbull, (.45ACP). It's not bad, though when I first got it, it had some light hammer strikes. Charter sent me a label, and repaired it at no charge. Being lightweight, it does hit the hand hard, but it's tolerable. I probably wouldn't use it as a range toy, but it's small enough to conceal, so it's a good choice for that. 

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  15. It doesn't really bother me that these..."women" say this stuff, but that they have other people that listen to them and BELIEVE it. I don't care if they're stupid, (though I really think that being that stupid should actually hurt), but they're spreading it around!                   

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  16. On 4/8/2024 at 3:49 AM, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:

    Since it's another Monday and all you yet to be retired Cowboys have to get up early to head off to work, thought a thread on the topic of Coffee might be appropriate for any weekday.

     

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    On 4/8/2024 at 5:12 AM, Pat Riot said:

    Hmmm…That little guy could pass for a Navy Chief. :lol:

    Not quite. If he were a Navy Chief, or a Marine Staff NCO, he would only be using one hand to hold the coffee. The other hand would have a cigarette in it.

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  17. 2 hours ago, ORNERY OAF said:

    Please, by your logic, anyone who sells drugs, a drug dealer, is a pharmacist,  anyone not licensed is just a private citizen......so the dude down the street slinging meth and heroin is not a drug dealer because he is not licensed? He is a private citizen 

    Perhaps I worded it wrong. The article referrers to "Unlicensed Dealers". There is no such thing as an Unlicensed Dealer. A dealer has an FFL. Someone who doesn't is not a dealer, he is a private citizen. Private citizens can legally sell guns. 

    The article tries to make it sound like criminals are getting their guns by buying them online as though they were buying a used car, or buying them at gun shows. The Left believes both of these to be true. 

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  18. This is an article from some publication called "The Sentinel-Record. It talks the usual blah blah about how unlicensed gun dealers are supplying guns to criminals, not running background checks by selling guns online, at gun shows, etc. There's only one problem I see in their assortations: there's no such thing as an unlicensed dealer. Gun Dealers by definition are FFL holders. Anybody who doesn't have one is a private citizen, and private citizens CAN'T run a background check on another private citizen.

     

    https://www.hotsr.com/news/2024/apr/06/68000-guns-were-illegally-trafficked-through/

     

    WASHINGTON -- More than 68,000 illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. came through unlicensed dealers who aren't required to perform background checks over a five-year period, according to new data released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

    That represents 54% of the illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. between 2017 and 2021, Justice Department officials said. The guns were used in 368 shooting cases, which are harder to investigate because unlicensed dealers aren't required to keep records of their sales that could allow federal agents to trace the weapon back to the original buyer, said ATF Director Steve Dettelbach.

    The report ordered by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the first in-depth analysis of firearm trafficking investigations in more than 20 years. It examined more than 9,700 closed ATF firearm trafficking investigations that began between 2017 and 2021. Firearms trafficking is when guns are purposely moved into the illegal market for a criminal purpose or possession.

    The second-highest share of firearm-trafficking cases investigated by ATF was straw purchases, when someone buys a gun for a person who can't get it legally themselves.

    The report also shows that the recipients of trafficked firearms were people who had previously been convicted of a felony in almost 60 percent of the cases in which investigators were able to identify the background of the recipient. Furthermore, trafficked firearms were used to commit additional crimes in almost 25 percent of the cases, Dettelbach said. That includes more than 260 murders and more than 220 attempted murders, according to the report.

    "The data shows, therefore, that those who illegally traffic firearms whether its out of a trunk, at a gun show or online are responsible for real violence in this nation," Dettelbach said. "In short, you can't illegally help to arm nonviolent people and not be responsible for the violence that follows," he said.

    The report found the average number of guns trafficked per case was 16. People who got them through unlicensed dealers bought 20 weapons on average, compared to 11 guns for straw buyers, according to the report.

    The Biden administration has separately proposed a rule that would require thousands more gun sellers to get licensed and run background checks. The Justice Department says it's aimed at sellers who are in the business of firearm sales, but the proposal quickly drew protest from gun-rights groups who contend it could ensnare regular people who sometimes sell their own guns.

    The rule, which has not yet been finalized, is estimated to affect 24,500 to 328,000 sellers. During the five years documented in the report, 3,400 unlicensed dealers were investigated by the ATF.

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