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  1. I don't see us making any necessary changes or investments until we are absolutely forced to. By then, making those changes will be a lot more expensive and difficult. It's hard not to feel discouraged when I look at the problems that we're facing. Our inability to agree on anything is going to cause us to fall behind other nations. Interesting times ahead of us I think.
    6 points
  2. Structure is important in lawmaking. And with the exception of a few legal terms that require minimal research to define, the majority of the code is relatively simple to decipher by anyone with a high school education (what should be the majority of our population). The issue is more likely that no citizen is willing to pour over the thousands of pages to know the full law, nor should they be expected to. simplification of law should be a matter of necessity for common understanding based on quantity, not verbiage. As to Worriedman’s point about people not doing anything, people are busy. I bet that the majority of people that would support this bill have no knowledge of it and if they do, it’s from a news source that misrepresents the bill. It’s not that they are malicious, but the American way of life leaves little in modern times for mass activism. You pick and choose what you can involve yourself in based on fitting around school and work and band practice and football games and shopping and karate and cheerleading and the plethora of other activities that families currently engage in. When something has little to no impact on that person’s daily life, they simply don’t have the time for it, even if they support it. Insulting these people won’t help. Friendly requests and reminders will. The majority of members of this board are part of the fringe group of gun owners. We represent a tiny percentage. And it’s prudent in our endeavors to remember such.
    5 points
  3. March Car and Driver did a piece on the Rivian R1T and with a 5650lb trailer, range was reduced from 270 to 110 miles. They claim an 11000lb tow rating which would be even worse. That’s a huge hurdle to overcome. personally, I think they went the wrong direction with batteries built in and charging stations. Instead, hot swappable packs with swap stations.
    4 points
  4. Well, allow me to introduce my anus-free M&P. I've named him Bob. Bob Gun. He started off with a whole lot of derp, but I think he's going to be OK.
    2 points
  5. A minor point, but current nuclear power is fission. Maybe you meant fusion? In that case, consider that Edward Teller was proposing that fusion power represented a clean, cheap, easily obtainable source of infinite energy in 1946, when he was seeking funding for the development of what came to be known as the hydrogen bomb. Despite 75 years of research and untold billions in funding, controllable fusion reactors probably aren't much closer to reality now than they were in Teller's day. Fusion power does hold promise, but the technological challenges are immense, far beyond those which we faced during either the Manhattan Project or the Space Race. There have been a few developments along this line, but despite the breathless promises that "fusion is just around the corner" that you read in assorted science and news articles on a yearly basis (similar stories have been written for decades), fusion remains but a tantalizing dream of the (distant) future ...
    2 points
  6. Very little transportation of spent fuel has actually happened. Last I was told, TVA has sent zero spent fuel anywhere. It's all stored on site and they don't expect to run out of space for a while. Our problems with nuclear power are mostly related to the antiquated design of pressurized water reactors. They're huge, complex, use low density fuel, and make a lot of waste compared to newer ideas. Government efficiency is hard at work streamlining the design approval process.
    2 points
  7. This is a political problem that can be solved easily if there was enough political will to do it. These bureaucratic roadblocks were intentionally erected when we stupidly decided to move away from nuclear power. Than can be removed in the same bit of legislation that funds plants. It’s all a choice that has to be made.
    2 points
  8. My first MCH arrived today. I have another on order, but this one has the EDC head with dual output. It is their FDE finish with the Thyrm Switchback ring on it. The other on order is clear anodized and has the High Candella single-output head on it. That one will get carried on security duty because I've never done Force On Force training in the dark where I wished that I had anything less than ALL of the lumens. I'll let you guys know how I think the EDC version works, in a few hours.
    1 point
  9. So I switched to a Glock 48 a while ago. I like the slim frame and with the Shield Arms mags you can carry 15+1. Another TGO member had a G48 MOS for sale and I ended up doing a trade with him. I just picked up a Holosun 407 and got it mounted. With the 407 mounted it would almost fit but not quite my current IWB kydex holster. Got the dremel out and did a little work to the kydex and now my holster hold both of my G48's. I need to get some range time shooting with the holosun. Once I get accustomed to shooting with the rds it will become my new carry gun.
    1 point
  10. So I finally had some time to go to the range this weekend. I needed to sight in the Holosun on my G48. This is the first time I have shot this gun since I bought it. Right off the bat I started having extraction problems. I would have 3-5 failure to extract per magazine. Only had one brand of 9mm with me but did try several different magazines but nothing helped. I was able to shoot it enough to get the Holosun zeroed. Now I just have to figure out the extraction issue before I carry it. So I get home and take slide off. I start inspecting the extractor to see if it is chipped or broken. As I am rubbing it with my finger I notice it is loose. I can move it. Stripped my other G48 to compare it to and as expected the extractor is nice and tight. So time to completely disassemble the slide. Pull the back plate off and take out the firing pin. Start to pull the extractor rod out but it will not come out. The spring pulls off the end of the rod and just the nipple the spring attaches to is sticking out of the channel. Gently grip it with needle nose pliers but it will not come out. As I am sitting there staring at it I realize that the right screw for the Holosun is directly over this channel. I back the screw out a couple of turns and the rods falls right out like it is supposed to. So it looks like the screw was not allowing the extractor to move freely. I checked and I did not have any shorter screws. So I got my dremel out and very carefully started grinding down the screw. Now the screw is in nice and tight and does not effect the movement of the extractor. Hopefully this fixes my problem. Now I just have to get back to the range and shoot it some more.
    1 point
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  12. My phone number is 956 740-5875. You can text me so I can reach you before you leave to see if I’ll be able to make it.
    1 point
  13. Ammo Seek shows 3 listings. $3.80 per round!
    1 point
  14. Last year I went to rds on three of my handguns (four actually but sold one). On the Sig P320 it makes a absolutely fantastic gun for steel. On my lowly S&W Victory it is also a boon at the range. On my Hellcat it looks great, but haven't carried it much. Have to practice a lot to get used to a rds drawn from a holster, as in a defensive situation. I have noticed that my tendency with a red dot out of the holster is to aim a bit low out of the holster. It takes a conscious effort to retrain my mind to "seemingly" push the muzzle up a bit when presenting the firearm. It feels different and don't think it is just me. At the range they are just great and am absolutely sold on them. Guess if I keep practicing I will feel more comfortable with one on a edc, Anyway, practice makes..."somewhat competent" in my case.
    1 point
  15. That's true of course, there's no accounting for the timing of scientific insight or breakthroughs. However, right now, in order for a test of a fusion reactor to be considered highly successful, worthy of celebration, the reaction has to produce a power output of a fraction of one percent greater than the power input for a few milliseconds. To accomplish this takes a huge assembly of very complex machines, and enough input power to supply a small city. Most of these tests fail, only a handful ever producing the required result to be considered "successful". That's a really long way from the "unlimited free power" that most of these stories trumpet ...
    1 point
  16. The running joke is that fusion will always be just 30 years away. Saw a test fire of SHIVA back in the 80's, quite impressive and LOUD. Sadly, have been no breakthroughs recently, just slow progress towards controlled fusion. I have to wonder if its just too difficult to be practical?
    1 point
  17. I buy mine from Buffalo Bore. You can also shoot .38-55 which I also get from Buffalo Bore. I have Marlin 375. What are shooting that is 375 Winchester?
    1 point
  18. CNG causes the environmentalists just as much anguish as dinosaur sauce.
    1 point
  19. Add in extreme temps and the range gets ever worse! Battery powered cars and trucks is not the way to go, alternative fuels are the answer. CNG (compressed natural gas) trucks are on the road now, look close at a UPS rig the next time you get close to one. There even dumpster trucks as well running on CNG.
    1 point
  20. Marlin pre-cross bolt safety 1895 45-70. 22" JM marked barrel. Shows very little use. There are a few small dings in the wood. Comes with 3 boxes of ammo. $1300 cash.
    1 point
  21. At least we can keep our sense of humor.
    1 point
  22. If laws were written in plain language, allowing just anybody to read and understand them, what would all the poor lawyers do to make a living ...
    1 point
  23. Personally, I am willing to go nuclear power. However, there are problems in long term spent fuel rod storage. Transport of spent rods to Yucca Mtn can is suseptible to exposure due to accident of misshandling. It's the same in every country that uses nuclear, what to do with the spent fuel, That's what the worry is right now at Chernobyl with the power being cut off. idle rant: I just heard some 'ss hole who claimed to be a nuclear expert say if the waste water boils off at Chernobyl just add more water. Yeah, but where does that radioactive steam go to? Don't get me wrong a CIVILIZED nation should be able to handle nuclear power. The Ruskies have repeatedly demonstrated they are not of that ilk.
    1 point
  24. Gas in Europe has always been high. When I was a young troop in Germany way back in 74-75, gas was about $2.00 gallon then. We could have easily bought our own cars to use while there. But couldn't afford the gas.
    1 point
  25. The concept behind Biden's Build Back Better plan is great. Our nations infrastructure is in dire need of repair and update. The problem with it is that the Dems loaded it down with trillions in pork, totally unrelated BS and political favors. If they would just cut the fat, I could support it.
    1 point
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  27. Range when towing is severely diminished.
    1 point
  28. What a lot of people do not realize is that this bill actually enhances the TN enhanced permit similar to the Mississippi enhanced permit where K-12 and college carry is legal. You would be able to legally carry in places like colleges that right now you cannot carry in TN. If you have an enhanced permit, you should be for this bill becoming law because it does expand where you can legally carry. I saw the amendment added to this bill and it looks like it was postponed to next week. Does this bill or the GOA sign bill have a decent chance?
    1 point
  29. That is the question...the answer lies in the term allegedly, a few are really conservative, fewer of them pro gun rights. The power lies in the bureaucracy and they control the agencies and run the State, because, too many sit on their rear ends and do not contact their elected employees, or, fire them when needed. Everybody keeps electing the same flecks of smegma because they bring the bacon home, Civil Rights be damned. The masses want someone else's representative gotten rid of, and will not work to remove their own. In truth, lethargy and sloth are to blame.
    1 point
  30. Roy and Dale! I remember them well.
    1 point
  31. It’s pretty bad everywhere I’ve looked. Even the shops I usually frequent, and like, are pretty out there right now. Over the last week, I’ve probably been in 10 spots, and haven’t purchased anything. Priced a gun at $1541 after TTT today, when I offered 1500 cash they said no. Left it behind on principle.
    1 point
  32. Man, wrong side of state…nice set up. GLWS Rudy
    1 point
  33. Grinding down the screw a little fixed the issues. Ran a bunch of mags through he G48 today and not one FTE.
    1 point
  34. I appreciate those of you that keep this thread updated with funny and ridiculous content. It's a nice break from the madness in the world right now.
    1 point
  35. Pushing this back up, it would be great to have classes on reloading, something I have thought about getting into and not something I think just watching a few YouTube videos would be enough to do it safely and / or well.
    1 point
  36. The length actually helps quite a bit. This video explains why.
    1 point
  37. Is the loop lever more or less desirable than the one you are looking for?
    1 point
  38. Apparently folks are having to shorten the optics mounting screws provided by Holosun so that they don't impact the extractor assembly. I saw this mentioned elsewhere recently, and I don't recall where it was. Probably Facebook or Reddit. I'll see if I can find more info.
    1 point
  39. Let's just agree that a lot of you replying in this thread aren't the customer demographic that will spend the money to customize a Glock. Let's also agree that the people who do that are no different than the people who spend money to customize a 1911.
    1 point
  40. My father had a stainless Taurus copy of a 92 Beretta. I sot of hurt to learn he'd traded it off. That thing was a spectacular shooter.
    1 point
  41. Done and I’ve issued you a full refund of your Benefactor membership. Don’t pick a fight and then wonder why the other guy doesn’t have a sense of humor about it.
    1 point
  42. 1 point
  43. IMO, lots better choices out there. Sig 365, 938. H&K VP9SK. SA 911. Lots more I can't think of just now. No, I'm not a Glock guy.
    1 point
  44. I've been to gun stores that had well over 40 lbs without containment.
    1 point
  45. for discussion purposes, what happens if you mmmmmiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhtttttt be a wee bit over this 20 # number with no goobermint spec'd box.?? Asking for a friend.
    1 point
  46. 0 points
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