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  1. Except for TGO where a transaction from the classifieds leads to a 2 hour face to face conversation.
    3 points
  2. We only sing the first verse of Key's anthem, but the third is pretty offensive. It celebrates the death of slaves and free blacks. There's some specific history from the War of 1812 that had Francis Scott Key in such a sour mood, but there would be a lot more folks not standing if they realized the lyrics. From Wikipedia's entry: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner And where is that band who so vauntingly sworeThat the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,A home and a country, should leave us no more?Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.No refuge could save the hireling and slaveFrom the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Standing for an anthem is an act of worship. When you refuse to stand, you're offending the faithful who rise to that deity. I believe America has more promise than any country on this earth. But civil religion is dangerous. You only need to look at some of the comments in this thread wishing for violence to see why.
    2 points
  3. Allen West on the subject. http://www.allenbwest.com/allen/message-non-oppressed-black-man-colin-kaepernick BTW Colin, this is what an American hero does. image hosting over 10mb
    2 points
  4. Your questions answered: http://www.bcbst.com/why-bcbst/about-us/news-center/2017rates.page In case the link doesn't work, here's most of the questions and answers: Why are rates going up so much next year? It's our fault. We set prices too low and the correction is leading to sticker shock. I didn't have many claims. So why are my rates going up? To satisfy the subsidies and make up for people gaming the system. What am I getting for my premiums? Peace of mind knowing you're on the good side of the IRS When will I know for sure what my 2017 plan will cost? When you see your postal carrier at your mailbox laughing How can I learn about different plan options? A week before the election, open enrollment begins. Find something cheap. How will tax credits, or subsidies, impact my rate? A lot. Get a lower paying job and you'll find out. Are you using this as an excuse to earn higher profits? Seriously? We're offended. We're on your side. Why are you not using your reserves to make premiums lower? We have to look out for our own first. What are you doing to control costs? Hiring illegal immigrants and outsourcing the call center to Indonesia. Are 2017 rates going up to recoup losses from previous years? Nope. That was a tax write off. What happens if BlueCross keeps losing money on the Marketplace? Simple....we abandon ship. There's always Humana (for now). What are you doing to help members get healthier? Higher premiums of course. You'll have less to spend on beer, cigs, candy, etc.
    2 points
  5. They were wrong. They realized they were wrong. They corrected their mistake. That's really about all there is to it. Just posted it so somebody else wouldn't lose money they're entitled to. That's all.
    2 points
  6. Paid $1700 for an MKE clone. It was made on the same tooling as the HK stuff, but still doesn't have the label, and can only do semi. Fun as all hell to shoot. Plan on paying an extra $150 for the sliding stock and $200 for a stamp because you won't leave it as a pistol very long at all.
    2 points
  7. The best way I can describe it is the 44 mag is a long, slow shove, while the 357 is like hitting the web of your hand smartly with a framing hammer.
    2 points
  8. I can't find the ZT 900 thread. So I figured this is just as good of a spot. Mail came yesterday while we were in town for Accupunture. I kept tracking the package to see when the mailman would come. All I kept hearing was can we go home now? Bottom Line, I did good and so did Willis. Monkey loves the knife. I even heard him opening and closing it throughout a whole movie last night. Misophonia. I can't say enough about this loving the knife though! Thanks again!!
    2 points
  9. I recently picked up a G19 MOS. Really like it for all the reasons mentioned before. Also, with the tall sights, you can work it either way. I'm running a Burris Fastfire III.
    2 points
  10. Post up some pics of your SIG P320's and tell me about your experiences with them. I'm becoming very tempted to buy one.
    1 point
  11. What the title says. https://www.classicfirearms.com/yugo-ttc-tokarev-zastava-surplus-9rd
    1 point
  12. this is going on my G41 MOS When the TICS gets its head out if it's A$$. Last year I was turned down, appealed and nothing came of it, paid for TBI and FBI reports finger prints and all. 1977 misdemeanor in Il. 1988 misdemeanor Ca. neither disqualified me. Dec last year got my Carry permit no trouble, March this year bought my G19 no trouble, but now I was TD for my G41 Arrrrggggh. Make up your mind (well in my favor that is). So now my shiny new toy sits in my FFL dealers shop and I'm waiting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  13. It suddenly got pretty breezy here and the power went out over a chunk of southern Maryville around 6 p.m. It's pretty common that this area is vulnerable to outages whenever the weather gets a bit unruly. The lights didn't come back on for two hours. I'm wondering if the city is still living in the 1950's when it comes to the grid system. In my career as an aircraft mechanic, I noticed that planes can't just park on top of a cloud when they lose juice. Therefore, there's several options to get the electrical power back, most of it independent of how the pilots think it should be restored. (Two of the most dangerous things in the airline business is a mechanic with a pen and a pilot with a screwdriver.) Many of these glorified bus drivers are bigots--they love Germanic buttons labeled OTTO, but hate to push an Hispanic one labeled MANUEL. Okay, pilots often don't have the time to react to scary failures--even if they get a bright idea--so critical systems are automatic. If electrical buses go dark, the gee whiz computer will open and close switches to cross-connect generating power before the pilots have time to scream. So why when a little windstorm comes along does it take two hours to get the electric thingys back the way customers like them? Aren't there any OTTO buttons down at the power company?
    1 point
  14. It offends me that people like that are defended by the brave men and women in the military. Hopefully when the zombie apocalypse happens sooner rather than later dipsticks like this will be the first ones eaten.
    1 point
  15. Has made over $100 million..... so much for being oppressed And of course I wouldn't expect the Huffington Post to give some background on Colin.... such as, he was given up for adoption and raised by a white couple with their children. Maybe he would've been better off in the orphanage. Could send him to Canada.... maybe their national anthem isn't offensive.
    1 point
  16. Sumner Gun & Supply will be setting up an e-mail for your convenience. You'll be able to e-mail us directly from here!
    1 point
  17. Amen brother! That's me to a "t". My wife even tells me I talk too much...but what does she know.
    1 point
  18. The gas piston is probably being held by a ring of carbon fouling. Hit it with a good spray cleaner like Gun Scrubber or brake cleaner. Let it soak for a while. In severe cases you may have to use a small tool to scrape the ring out. When you put the piston nut back, be sure to peen the edge of the gas chamber at one of the nut openings to prevent it from working loose. It doesn't take much.
    1 point
  19. I'll take the PF9 Mag if still available.
    1 point
  20. Iron Man does not need a knife. EDIT: - hey, no fair. You corrected your mistake.
    1 point
  21. 1 point
  22. Mainly because lasers are visible to everyone down range, expand size over range, are fairly unreliable, etc. Same reason putting a laser on a rifle is vastly inferior to an optic.
    1 point
  23. " I'll take it ". PM sent.
    1 point
  24. Yeah, fraid I'm prone to it. But it was an actual question too. - OS
    1 point
  25. So were they sufficiently awed with your legal knowledge such that they honored the card after all? - OS
    1 point
  26. They do! Your house was auto load shed. I bet your neighborhood is located on the non-essential bus. (That's also what whinny aircraft mechanics rode to school on)
    1 point
  27. How in the world would we pay the Iranians if we went cashless? Having worked in the lending money box for 20+ years, cc's can be scary good and scary bad. Imo, we all pay 1%-3% more for goods and services to pay the merchants trans fee, whether credit or cash. Debit has a lower merchant fee than credit. Sears makes more income from finance charges than selling merchandise. Watch your high credits vs. balance vs. total revolving usage, perfect credit with high utilization and low credit availability adversely impacts your credit score. I'm a cash guy, I spend less and experience fewer impulse buys.
    1 point
  28. The internet and smart phones have about destroyed the concept of true, actual, face to face talking.
    1 point
  29. What ever happened to an old fashioned face to face conversation?
    1 point
  30. Having lived in Florida for many years (Thank god I escaped back home) I was amazed that when new lines were needed they still are using above ground poles. Why in the world would you not bury the lines in a hurricane prone area? Same for everywhere these days. Bury the darn things, safer and provides for less outages. Oh yeah, cost too much! Always the reason. As power companies are monopolies and there is no competitor to go to I guess we are all stuck with the status quo. Kind of like our political candidates.
    1 point
  31. It blew really hard and poured here but we didn't lose power. The storm cell seemed to materialize directly over my house. My wife said downtown Maryville got a downburst, had some damage to buildings, and lost both power and water for a few hours. I'm sure the grid here is just as outdated as anywhere else. I have noticed that they do appear to do a lot more tree trimming in the fall than they used to. Guess they decided that's cheaper than fixing lines when everything is covered in ice.
    1 point
  32. Feature difference? As in what's the sales pitch on why you should go this route? If that's the question I would say A) satisfaction of doing something yourself and B ) price. I get the satisfaction out building things and being able to say "this is mine, I built this. " That's why I'm in it.
    1 point
  33. That's how we've bought all of our vehicles. Dealer wasn't quite sure exactly what to do when I bought my '01 F-350 a few years ago with an envelope full of $100s.
    1 point
  34. "Why do you need to circumvent the system if you have nothing to hide?" -a statist, probably
    1 point
  35. When I sold my lathe, the buyer counted out over $1,000 in $20s. Said he was a bartender, got paid in cash and didn't trust banks. Didn't matter to me, they were all real bills. How do you buy something with plastic if the system is down, or power/ phone line/ internet is out? Various studies have shown on average people spend 18-50% more (the 50% was a McDonalds study) when using plastic vs cash. The credit card companies are making money, the vendors are making money, but somehow I've never met anyone that claimed to be the one giving it to them. Everyone I've ever spoke to about this has always claimed to the the guy with the system, the guy that never paid a dime in interest, fees, etc and was 'making money' with plastic. If every consumer is ahead of the game and costing the credit card companies money, how do the credit card companies stay in business and turn such large profits? Maybe the credit card companies really do know what they're doing, and feeling 'ahead of the game' is all part of their plan. That seems to make more sense than everyone being smarter than the system, but what do I know? I'm just a guy that likes using cash.
    1 point
  36. Guns & Leather was a long-time faithful supporter of TGO and there was absolutely no drama at all involved in their decision not to renew. I asked Daniel about it shortly after their ad campaign expired earlier this year and he simply stated that he thought the shop might be going a different direction with their advertising. We would obviously love to have them back and I would say that their support of TGO for the many years that they were a Vendor here should make anyone who reads this want to patronize them still. If you do, tell them we said "Hi"
    1 point
  37. No one ever had their credit card number or identity stolen using cash. Merchants pay around 3% per transaction for you to use that card. That equals higher prices. How are you going to use a credit card when buying a used lawnmower or whatever from some guy off Craigslist? When people have to wait behind you in line at a convenience store for your card to clear on a $2 purchase when they have cash with possibly exact change in hand...well, I'll refrain from labelling. So are you insinuating that those whose prefer cash are trying to hide something?
    1 point
  38. This is video that Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics produced. In it he discusses some additional points for the RMR that my post did not address.
    1 point
  39. For some reason, I've been on an antique lighter kick lately. Specifically, I've been looking for something called a trench lighter. These things have a bit of history, and got their start from soldiers making them from spent bullets. They would put a little shield on them to hide the flame so an enemy would not see the flame at night. Companies took the idea and started making them in production for sale. You can see that as you slide up the outer sleeve, the cap folds over. This one is in pretty good condition and looks pretty new. I'm going to keep looking for more, and hope to find one with an older looking brass patina. There are several manufacturers. This one is a Bowers, made in Kalamazoo, Michagan
    1 point
  40. I have one and have fired about 300 rounds through it at the range and never had an issue with mine. I also have a 380 Thunder and have put probably 500+ rounds through it with no issues.
    1 point
  41. So, as many of you know my Dad passed away August 8th. I am still going through the stages and that is a slow process. However, I had an interesting experience recently. 35 years ago my Dad’s boss gave me a beat up old Remington 510 Target Master single shot 22. Dad and I broke it down and cleaned it, completely stripped the stock and refinished it. I remember being disappointed when we found a crack in the forearm area. Dad told me not to worry as we could repair it. We spent several weeks sanding and prepping the stock. Dad even got the crack repaired well so it only showed a little. After refinishing I had that old gun for 2 or 3 years. I sold it and bought a Ruger Single Six at one point. I have regretted that for 35 years. For about the last 20 years I have been looking for another 510 so I could have one similar to it. I have found a few over the years but most had pretty bad barrels. One had an obvious bulge the dealer tried to put off as handling marks from being in a safe. So a week ago my son and I went over to Dad’s to be with Mom and help clean up a few things. While in town I ran by the local gun store as to me that is therapy. As usual I casually looked at the offerings in the racks. I spotted a Remington 510 on a rack towards the back. I picked it up and looked it over. As my son was looking at it I again told him the story of the gun (I am sure my sons are tired of hearing it). I told him I had been looking for one and he kind of gave me the “yeah, I know look”. As we were looking it over I told him about the refinishing and the crack. He turned it over and pointed to the forearm. Now comes the scary part. There is a crack that looks like the very one we repaired 35 years ago. As I look over the gun I get more and more memories of Dad and I working on it. Now as this model has no serial number there is no way I can be 100% sure but I would swear it is the exact gun I sold many years ago. Probably just silly thinking but as I do not go in that particular gun store very often I think Dad steered me there. I know it sounds funny and I have never had that feeling before but as I said it is the scary part. I like to think Dad is looking down and smiling, knowing that my kids and grandkids are going to help me refinish that old single shot. I can’t think of a better way to get my Grandkids into shooting and the joy of working on guns. Hug the ones you love and say what needs to be said now. You will never forget all of the things you wished you could have said. Thanks for letting me ramble on folks! I just needed to get that off my mind.
    1 point
  42. The easiest is probably the MOS Glock. I don't have one nor do I have any experience with them. I started carrying an RMR prior to the MOS Glocks coming out. Sending a slide off to get milled is easy and I bet the difference in price between buying a new MOS gun and a used Gen 3 + milling the slide is about the same. I sent both of my slides to One Source Tactical and they did a very good job with the milling. I don't agree with some of their business practices so I will not be sending any more slides their way, but that is completely unrelated to the milling they performed on my slides. The red dot is very practical. I chose the RMR for it's durability and the reputation Trijicon already had for the RMR on pistols. I've also already sent my RMR back to Trijicon for service. It took over three years of use to have an issue. The upgrades Trijicon made to my sight make me believe it will last well past three years this time. I think it is very practical for a number of reasons none of which have anything to do with being one of the cool kids. #1 Your eyes can't focus on more than one thing at the same time. I demand to be able to keep my eyes focused on the threat and deliver accurate fire while moving. The red dot enables this better in every way than iron sights. #2 If my glasses come off my head I'm still combat effective. Note however that I'm far sighted. I'm not sure how a near sighted person would be effected, but I can only imagine the dot would be better than iron sights. #3 I'm more combat effective at night with a red dot. You may note that there is a significant amount of night in every 24 hour period. #4 Long distance shots (whatever "long distance" means to you with a pistol) are now easier with less practice for proficiency. #5 The dot is slow to pick up if you look of the dot. If you draw and look for your sights it is automatically in view. #6 I never turn my dot off and I normally don't use the auto brightness setting and I regularly get a year or more out of my battery. #7 I keep a spare battery and an allen wrench in my grip just in case my battery goes out. I need to order some extra screws to keep in there as well. #8 This is starting to get to be a reach, but racking the slide administratively is much easier with the RMR. It becomes a handle. In a one handed situation it is a big handle that I can rack the slide off of anything with. A wall, my belt, my boot, a car, the floor, the table...etc The RMR does not care what you hit it on. Other things usually care more about being hit with it. There are also some cons to using a red dot. #1 You are changing the slide mass and that might require some tuning. #2 Holster options are reduced. #3 The emitter on the RMR is exposed and drizzle is my biggest concern. Rain is surprisingly not that big of a deal because it flows off the glass and drains out the holes. Drizzle just kinda sits on the glass. I use lots of Rain X. #4 It's expensive #5 It's harder to sell a milled gun. I've never tried to sell one of my milled guns, but I can only imagine the number of buyers is less than for a stock gun. #6 It is ever so slightly larger for concealment. For AIWB I don't think it is a big deal. If someone see's your gun printing a little bit and says something, you just tell them it's a colostomy bag and they need mind their business. Add cuss words to make your point stronger if required. That's all I can think off at this time. If you are near Clarksville I'd be willing to let you shoot my gun before you take the plunge because it is a big investment.
    1 point
  43. It takes practice to pick up the dot from a draw and of course shooting with both eyes open. But once you figure it out it's a good option for a guy with vision not what it once was. I've been doing it for about five years now and I'd never go back to open sights again.
    1 point
  44. Welcome Guys. I'm just starting to get in to Glocks my self,looking to put a reddot on one now . I grew up in Union and Grainger County right outside of Knoxville.
    1 point
  45. Can't go any worse than this! https://youtu.be/1Wjjs982zZU
    1 point
  46. I wore a glove the first few times I shot mine with mags. You can feel the heat sometimes. 44 mag might push and kick where the 357 just kicks. Haven't shot 44 to compare. Just take a "high" grip. Like the web between thumb and index almost touching the hammer.
    1 point
  47. Welcome. I'm in McKenzie right now. Maybe we can meet up and shoot one day Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  48. I'm partial to Underwood ammo.
    1 point
  49. The SKS was widely used in Vietnam. The NVA had them and the Viet Cong used whatever they could find. The SKS cost more to produce than the AK. The AK was junk. A lot of Mosins were also used. Probably the other way around. The SKS was a better, more accurate rifle than the AK. The leader and the snipers would probably have SKS’s if they had them. Mosins and 03 Springfields were also common sniper rifles. Everything available was used in Vietnam. The Viet Cong were scavenger forces; they used whatever they had or could take. The same thing today in Afghanistan; plenty of old azz rifles there. They use what they can get.
    1 point
  50. Nothing to C(z) here... ;)   Welcome to the madness!
    1 point
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