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  1. 2 points
    Meh. That piece, like much of what the TFA publishes, is the opinion of John Harris. While John has done a fantastic job of championing firearms rights over the years, I take what they publish with a grain of salt and read it through the lens of being one man's opinion. An opinion that the one man believes should be yours as well. The last statement of that article strikes me as being the reason it was written: Bill Lee hasn't done anything wrong yet from a Second Amendment perspective and former Sheriff Jeff Long, now Lee's Commissioner of Homeland Defense, was an extremely pro gun-ownership Sheriff for as long as I've lived in Williamson County. Until either one of them make a move to restrict our rights, the worst the TFA can accuse them of is not expanding them... and Lee has only been in office for a ONE DAY as of this writing. Do I think the TFA is worthy of your financial support? Sure. Do I need a fear-mongering OpEd to make me cut them a check? No. But I guess some people do. Honestly, a more economical and far more effective way for you to ensure that Bill Lee doesn't trample the Second Amendment is to email, write, call, and visit him in person and tell him how important it is to you. We, as gun owners, need to stop outsourcing this to organizations like the TFA, NRA, GOA, etc. We need to evangelize the message ourselves and be serious about it. Elected representatives fear or respect their constituents far more than they care about organizations who claim to represent them. What's louder? One large voice or the storm of thousands of voices?
  2. 2 points
    How many of you will get this one?
  3. 2 points
    I was broke then, so it really didn't matter.
  4. 1 point
    Gone Still trying to thin the herd a bit so putting this one out there. HK USP Compact .45ACP V1 with the decocker/safety. Comes with factory box and a total of four magazines. $650 $625 Have something I want to buy, so here is a nice price drop! $575 FTF or $600 shipped. One last price drop... $500 FTF, $550 shipped. Will consider trades but would prefer to sell. PM me with any questions or offers
  5. 1 point
    Cheap as you've got. Literally open to anything. I just had a silly moment & opened a PSA email & now I've bought a complete upper & I've got nothing to attach it to. Damn you George Dickel!!!
  6. 1 point
    I found this at the Jackson, TN gun show today. A Model 15-3 2". The gun is easily 98% with just a very light turn line. Timing, lock up, etc are perfect. The action is smooth as butter. It shows very little evidence of being fired. It has a nicely figured set of PC magna stocks on it. Serial number dates it to 1972. I added the T-grip once I got it home. The price was pretty good for this gun in this condition. $475 OTD. I don't really need it. It was an impulse buy just because I didn't have one. But I like it. The bad thing is that with the way our weather has been and current forecasts, it may be Spring before I get a chance to get to the range to try it out. I'm afraid my poor photography skills just don't do it justice. It looks much better in person.
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  8. 1 point
    Don't believe he is far off from the truth !!!!!
  9. 1 point
    I take it you folks don't work in marketing?
  10. 1 point
    OK, so we've been here before. I admit it. Every so often, someone will release a mid-size 9mm handgun with dimensions somewhat approximate to those of a Glock 19 and I will buy it and then tell you all that it's worth your time and attention. On a few occasions, even, my opinion of the firearm hasn't deteriorated over time. I still love my M&P M2.0 Compacts, for example. But eventually and inevitably my attention wanders back to the Glock 19. I have carried it or the Glock 23 for over 20 years now and it would be impossible and foolish for me to be dismissive of the experience with and familiarity with that platform. I can index a target with the Glock 19 as naturally as I could point at it with my finger. So, why do I keep doing picking up the next "Glock Killer" every time one is released? Enter the new FN Herstal 509 Midsize, or 509M as they're calling it for short. I took a chance on it sight-unseen. I had never held the full-size 509 and had only fondled a FNX-45 Tactical on a few occasions in gun stores. There really is no comparison in size or feel between the FNX-45 and the 509, but that's really as close as I had come. But, some friends of mine prodded me toward the 509M because of how well they liked their full-size 509's and I took a chance. I'm glad I did. The 509M seems like a perfect marriage of the best elements of some of my favorite guns: -- The slide's serrations and top rib remind me of the HK VP9 as does the profile of the picatinny rail on the dust cover. The slide's heavily beveled face reminds me of an HK P2000. -- The trigger shoe feels like a fatter, wider, smoother M&P trigger and the crisp break and short, pronounced reset remind me of a Glock Gen 5. -- The grip's backstrap and front strap remind me of a CZ P-10C and the flat side panels remind me of a Polymer 80 that's been worked over by a skilled stippling artist. -- And of course it is virtually the same length, width, height and weight as the Glock 19. I am honestly very, very excited about this gun. Far more than I thought I would be. I purchased it for right at $500 and initially thought that I would just flip it for a wash or maybe a small profit if I didn't like it. Most of them are selling for $550 online at the moment, but you can still find them for a hair over $500 if you search and aren't slow on the "BUY NOW" button when you luck into one at that price. I know that I say this every time, but this stands a good chance of relegating the Glock 19 to the safe. Well, for at least part of the time.
  11. 1 point
    If you start fishing from a jet ski you might just be a bigger redneck than the ones born here.
  12. 1 point
    Thunderbolt and Lightning....
  13. 1 point
    I like the Diablo. Don't believe I'd ever shoot it though.
  14. 1 point
    Here is a very fascinating read about repurposing calvary blades into fighting knives for WWII. Also the campaign to gather knives and send to troops. https://blog.knife-depot.com/wwii-demand-for-blades-led-to-knife-crowdsourcing/?fbclid=IwAR0F9-vVRPWBnGI7tbxEaAB1vVT1wYZu8RwGgGfUXaqu8i9E5JO7oM2OYDo
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    A little late to the party but here are my thoughts. I have a SW Bodyguard and it goes with me just about everywhere. It almost never leaves my pocket. Most of the time I also have my Glock 26 on my hip but when I need to be "ultra concealed" the 380 is still in my pocket. About the only time the 380 comes out of my pocket when I am out of the house is when I go to the VA for an appointment. As far as the 380 isn't powerful enough debate there is plenty of research done out there where folks have put clothing in front of ballistic gel blocks and shot it with a 380. There is still plenty of lethal force from the 380 through clothing. With any self defense firearm, it is only as lethal as you are accurate with it. Again there are plenty of stories out there where LEOs and others have mag dumped multiple mags of bigger calibers into a person and not taken them down. A lot of things play into it. This might be a logical reason to always carry a larger caliber but in the end as the saying goes, "the most effective carry firearm is the one you always carry." I always have the 380 in my pocket but again about 90 or 95% of the time I also have my Glock 26. Who says you have to only carry one gun!
  17. 1 point
    Sadly I agree. When SHTF you are gonna have a hard time bringing anyone into the fold because of trust. Is that 10 year old sweet little girl a plant to let murderous raiders into your camp? Do the people you let in have skills to be more than resource black holes? Even if you are well prepared, a long term or a teotwawki scenerio will mean hunger and toil. Without access to electricity and/or mechanical assistance it will be even worse. Growing enough food to sustain even a small group will be back breaking. The days of mules and horse drawn plows are gone. The small population of animals that still exist will probably be slaughtered by the masses for food long before anyone gets far enough above water to start farming again. The woods will be hunted clean of anything bigger than a chipmunk. Stores, warehouses, cubbards, and anywhere else anything of value is stored will be looted. Sadly lots of it will be wasted as the JIT mentality have people gorge themselves today just to starve in a week. I truly believe cannibalism and slavery will rise up again as the "strong" prey on others. These gangs will terrorize groups and communities in search of resources. Those of us with guns will have a bit of an edge if we are willing to make the hard decisions, but even reloading supplies will run out at a point. True we can make black powder and mold our old bullets, but making fresh brass? When we are back to flintlocks holding off invaders will be much different. I hope for everyone's sake that the fragile system holds. As much as I despise a lot of today's world, I do not want to test how I might survive when a simple cut could mean a horribly painful death due to infection.
  18. 1 point
    We're ALL going to die eventually. And, it's going to be UGLY!
  19. 1 point
    That South African .308 was good ammo.
  20. 1 point
    If we all had time machines, we would have a lot of nice guns and cars....
  21. 1 point
    The 3 hours is not an issue to me driving. I made the Johnson City to Jackson run a bunch over several years. My issue relates to having the time to go there. Between work and family it is hard. Especially when the family is not supportive of this theme of thought.
  22. 1 point
    Hell, I moved down here to GTFOOD! I'm w/ you guys, I'm sticking it out here. Just purchased 17 acre's at the end of a windy country road ... just hope I can get it improved and the house built before the schumer really hits the oscillator! - K
  23. 1 point
    I lived in west Texas in the 70/80. Hard place to live when things go bad. No water and there will be many Mexicans looking for things to get on our side of the boarder. Nothing but hot in summer, cold in winter and lots of sand.
  24. 0 points
    Undoubtedly so. The only way you would have read a positive prediction about Bill Lee from John Harris would have been if Lee descended from the clouds upon a carpet-sized copy of the Constitution, and was carried to his inauguration on the shoulders of the ghosts of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson while tossing 9mm ammo to the crowd like candy from a Mardi Gras parade float.
  25. 0 points
    He probably didn't marry her for her brains ...
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