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  1. There are some things we know from the last several decades of vaccine science - coupled with things we've learned about this virus in the last year. 1. All of the vaccines available here in the US - whether you're getting one of the mRNA variants or a traditional viral vector variant like J&J - generally will generate a higher antibody response than the body will generate on its own in response to the getting the virus. There's a lot of well studied science here - but think of it like this - while you're fighting the natural variant - you're body is already compromised. It's not going to perform at its best. 2. People who've recovered from the virus successfully will naturally have some immunity. What's unknown is how strong and how long lasting it's likely to be. There are a lot of studies that are ongoing with people that got the virus early on trying to see what level of immunity they still have. 3. This is why early on when vaccines were scarce - providers were generally recommending people who had recently had the virus not rush to get the vaccine unless there were other mitigating conditions. 3. Even after the your bodies original antibodies have faded - your body's T cells and B cells will remember how to make the antibodies. To what extent is a topic that's getting a lot of research right now. Obviously we'd like to see a strong response years from now - but that's unlikely. 4. The virus is mutating - rarely do mutations become less effective. 5. The current vaccines respond well to the current mutations. Off the top of my head in order of effectiveness - Moderna, Pfizer, then J&J. 6. There are a bunch of mutations around the world that are being closely monitored. We don't want breakouts. If I could suggest one reason for getting vaccinated here in the US it's this. The longer we delay full vaccination here - the longer it takes the rest of the world to get vaccinated. And a major event in a place like India or Brazil will have follow on effects on the world economy. 7. Fading immunity from whatever vaccine you received plus mutations that break out will likely require most people to get a booster. Will that be yearly like a flu shot? Every 10 years like a tetanus shot? We just don't know yet. Here's what we don't know - we still don't really have any idea why this virus is a relative non-event to some and kills other people like @Steelharp. Until we do, I'm going to hedge my risk and get the vaccine.
    9 points
  2. While I appreciate your responses in this thread, I think we're wasting our time. It's the same folks saying the same things and asking the same questions since last year. We've answered the same questions multiple times and they come back the next week to ask it again as if they really want to know the answer. I've only seen a few people who I thought were willing to look at it objectively and came to ask questions with any sincerity.
    3 points
  3. This guy has repeatedly broken his oath to support and defend the Constitution. Of course, that is what passes for normal these days in DC. But someone should bring up that he has promised in these hearings to violate the 2nd Amendment as much as he can. The whole Waco involvement just points out how much of a sick character he is.
    3 points
  4. I'm hoping that this is a joke and that you don't really believe there is freedom of expression in Russia.
    3 points
  5. Some of the multi-generational firearms I’d pass on shooting, some are more keepsakes than for shooting. I inherited a mass arms 12 gauge from my grand father, had a big crack in the stock, took it to a gunsmith and told him I wanted the stock restored, wasn’t getting shot, just wanted it to look good, he fixed the stock, reworked the gun, replaced the nail they were using as a firing pin and took it to the range. I thought I had inherited a keepsake, as it turns out the shotgun was a throw away, (my grandfather actually picked it up from a garbage dump where it had been discarded because it didn’t work), cut a nail as a firing pin and used it for years like that.
    3 points
  6. I'm not surprised, it's my understanding that the smallbore shotguns have been quite popular for several years now. I don't have much sympathy for those who are lusting after these, as my favorite all-time shotgun caliber was 16 ga, which have pretty much disappeared entirely ...
    2 points
  7. Fun fact: The Italians produced rifles for the Japanese during WWII. Those are known as Type I’s and are basically Carcanos that look kinda like Type 38’s.
    2 points
  8. Now Greg, you know it's not about what's available. Gun owners always have some holy grail caliber of the month they have a hard on for.
    2 points
  9. That's up to us. I now live in a sanctuary county inside a sanctuary state.
    2 points
  10. So the news is that us that have had the chicom flu stand a good chance to be set for life with antibodies. No need for the made up experimental shot in the arm.
    2 points
  11. I also own a Keltec P32. Before I bought it I did some research and read that it works reliably (no rim lock) if you use FMJ. I've fired a couple of hundred rounds of Fioccho 73gr FMJ though mine with nary an issue. If you want a mouse gun, the Keltec is the smallest, lightest, reliable option out there. I also have a Ruger LCP II which is just a fraction larger than the P32 in length and width, but is quite a bit wider. The big difference is in the weight. The LCP II is 10.6 ounces (unloaded ) and the P32 is 6.6 ounces. When not using a 9mm (OWB), I find myself pocket carrying the P32 a bit more than the LCP II.
    2 points
  12. Taurus 415 41 magnum Ported snub barrel Matte stainless finish Very good used condition Includes Original box $600 I'm in east tn but I travel
    1 point
  13. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/measure-making-tennessee-a-second-amendment-sanctuary-passes-senate/ar-BB1g6y2f?li=BBnbfcL This is the first that I've heard of this, which is surprising considering the number of people on this forum that watch the local government concerning gun-related legislation.
    1 point
  14. Selling my Brand New Never Fired Beretta 1301 Comp Pro 12 gauge. I am asking $1450.00 Firm for the shotgun. The shotgun was purchased earlier this year and has never been fired. I did clean the barrel and added the tube extension to add 10+1. No Trades. I prefer payment in Cash, Cashiers Check, or USPS Money Order only please. "NO Paypal" Thanks for looking. Sold - Thanks TGO The Shotgun Comes With: Three Chokes 24" Barrel Beretta Hard Case "The purchaser of the shotgun must be a resident of the State of Tennessee, prefer to have a HCP, and Fillout and Sign Bill of Sale"
    1 point
  15. Nyet, tovarishch. In Soviet Russia, is said that the mules kick like Mosina ...
    1 point
  16. If anyone was thinking about getting one for the kids Christmas,Walmart (Nashville Nolansville Rd @Harding has tons of them on clearance for twenty dollars so I would guess all stores should have them. They are a new type with a compass and sundial on stock and in a really kool box with a large green bow on it and Christmas Special on box. Shoot your eye out? not a chance as they come with saftey glasses or always have for many years. Looks like WM sees the writing on the wall and being high capicty and knows they may be on Joe's ban list they don't want to have to turn them in before Christmas.
    1 point
  17. I know this because growing up in Memphis my best friend’s dad had one. He was in the Navy during WWII and brought it back from the Pacific. It was the “secret” Jap rifle as they had no markings other than a serial #.
    1 point
  18. I've said that for decades, but manufacturers pretty much abandoned development of both the gun and shotshells years ago. I traded my last one (Rem 1100) several years ago and haven't owned one since. Of course It's rare for me to shoot any shotgun now, but I always contended that the 16 ga was the perfect balance between weight, recoil and ballistics, at least when loaded properly ...
    1 point
  19. I bought a nickel 57 S prefix a few years ago for a song. It was well worth the price of admission. I too lust for a nice vintage 58. A companion 1894 Marlin would be all the better.
    1 point
  20. I saw some Stevens 301 shotguns a few weeks ago. Two 20 gauges and a .410 and the .410 was $20.00 more.
    1 point
  21. I'm not sure which country pioneered this strategy first, but both quickly mastered it. I've always thought it would have been interesting to see French forces take on an Italian army, without interference from allies who actually fought ...
    1 point
  22. sold sold sold barrel is a 16” ballistic advantage stainless steel, the BCG is Nickel Boron, the upper and lower are both Aero precision, has magpul furniture, MBUS sights, Romeo MSR red dot, and a cheapo sling. BCM end plate and hand stop. 6!5-5o9-9!49 Portland/Nashville 1100$
    1 point
  23. The Arisakas were quality rifles in my opinion. Waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of the Italian Carcanos of the day.
    1 point
  24. Wallhanger? Hell, if the bore is decent and you can find ammo, shoot it! I shoot mine.
    1 point
  25. Whether from a shot or from infection, one major benefit is that your body is less likely to have a severe reaction to a mutation. Sure, successful mutations are, by definition, more effective, but those mutations are NOT huge leaps in effectiveness; therefore, your body's reaction would not be as severe. Kind of like how the annual flu shot didn't cover H1N1, but it lessened the effect when I got it.
    1 point
  26. It is a Type 44 carbine, a variation of the Type 38 rifle. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_44_carbine Looks like it is in excellent condition. If it hasn't been goobered with since it's liberation in the Pacific and is still in the original 6.5 x 50mm caliber, I'd try to find some ammo and shoot it. Arisakas are known as some of the strongest bolt-action military rifles ever used. Graf's has some ammo in stock now.....https://www.grafs.com/catalog/category/categoryId/164 Steinel is another source for this not easy to find caliber, but they are on backorder....https://www.steinelammo.com/product/6-5-x-50mm-sr-arisaka-140gr-sp/ As for care, just keep the steel oiled up and it should be fine for a long time to come.
    1 point
  27. I was in Bass Pro in Memphis this morning and picked up another box of CCI Small Pistol Primers. It was the only one they had and the second one I have picked from them in the last two weeks. They are selling them for $54.00 per 1000 box.
    1 point
  28. No matter what people say, the term "assault rifle" actually does have a clear and unambiguous definition, courtesy of the US Department of Defense: Assault rifles are “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges.” Read it yourself: Defense Intelligence Agency, Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide - Eurasian Communist Countries 105 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1988).
    1 point
  29. At one point in the 20's, many Germans employed old Reichmark notes as wallpapers ...
    1 point
  30. Keep it and use it for T.P. because it ain't worth much more than that.
    1 point
  31. Yeah , on my .380 lcp I just use FMJ . I use the round nose to try to give it a little more easier way to make it up yhe feed ramp. But mine has ran a whole box of the flat nosed ones just fine.
    1 point
  32. I'm fully prepared for hyperinflation - I already own a wheelbarrow for hauling my $1 million bills to the grocery store ...
    1 point
  33. The biggest issue you’ll have is keeping it in the smoker long enough to absorb much smoke. I don’t know that I’ve ever had one in more than about 2 hours at 225F.
    1 point
  34. I wonder if the bastard ever thinks about what he and his people did at Waco? I'm not saying David Koresh was a saint but, a lot of innocent people died there. And I don't think the Government had any business there.
    1 point
  35. Yeah, they got a long double action pull. Takes a little getting used to. I've always liked DA revolvers, so it never bothered me.
    1 point
  36. My advice is to use FMJ in the P32 to get better penetration and to avoid rimlock. If you prefer to shoot hollow-points, consider making the"flyer wire" mod to your mag(s): http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/flyerwire.htm
    1 point
  37. So what I see here is some frat handing out gift cards, keeping the good guns, and giving the police the crap ones. lol
    1 point
  38. Like some of you have said, I like the Ruger LCP for tight concealment and the Ruger LC9S when I have a bit more room. Both great guns!
    1 point
  39. I have run two different hollow points through mine as well. It is rock solid. I also have to add, I only own ONE striker fired pistol, being the Browning Baby. I believe in hammers.
    1 point
  40. My Small Gun Rotation is a Ruger LC9S Pro, a XDs .45acp, a S&W 442, a Walther Stainless PPK and a Ruger LCP for when I need a really small pistol. It used to be a Keltec P32, that I "lent" to my daughter... I'll never see that one again. Currently, I'm carrying the XDs .45ACP. My wife is carrying the LC9S.
    1 point
  41. Winchester makes a fmj with a wide, flat nose. I figure those would be a good compromise between penetration and leaving a significant hole.
    1 point
  42. I like your choices. I have been happy with the LCP, I have the older model. My other favorite is a 60s vintage S&W model 37. If it isn’t reliable I don’t keep it. I forgot to mention the Bersa .380 that was a good one too.
    1 point
  43. There is absolutely no reason one should get too twisted over it as there is not a single thing whatsoever they can do about it.
    1 point
  44. I don't have any of the others, but I've carried an LCP for more than a decade now. I shoot it often, and it's never given any problem. I consider the LCP as close to a perfect pocket pistol as is available.
    1 point
  45. We’re those vaccines approved or emergency use authorization? Big difference when it comes to low risk children
    1 point
  46. German prisoners waiting to be interrogated. Pilckem, 31 July 1917
    1 point
  47. I haven't bought squat in the past year or so. It'll show back up before long. As I've been reloading when the weather is bad, I would like to replenish my stock, but I've loaded enough ammo to shoot for a loooooooooong time.
    1 point
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