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About Fltargetmaster

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  • Birthday 08/03/1942

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    Crossville TN and FL
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    Too many to list. #1 breathing
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  • Carry Weapon #1
    Carry Sig 239
  • Carry Weapon #2
    Randall 45
  1. Perhaps I am not well versed in local tradition, but I went to the gunshow today in Cookeville. Sadly, it was one of the more disappointing events of my recent experiences. Now if I wanted bags, jewelry, flashlights,watches, knives and windows....yes windows, it might have been a worthwhile trip. The vendors ( all that I spoke to) were pleasant, cooperative and genuinely friendly. Oh there were firearms available but it seemed that guns were just a secondary item. IMHO, the venue itself really doesn't support a "trade show" but is more suitable for a horse show or sheep shearing demon
  2. Couple of observations. 1.Before doing anything commercially with these, I thought it was a good idea to try the 82. All I can say is WOW!! Had to move the sights a bit but now at 15 yards mine is right on, reliable and aside from the butt-ugly importer engraving, nice looking. I have begun to carry mine on a semi regular basis. I like the caliber ( always have) 2. As far as holsters go, there aren't that many. Seems that there isn't a metal blank made around which the leather can be formed, so it's difficult to get a custom made holster. I have been informed that PWL ( one of the prem
  3. Finally went ahead with the impulse regulated by research and cost considerations this week. Got a 799 in the 7.62x39 version. Nicely made with only one complaint...the ammo feeding takes some effort. Had to get the special scope mount and mounted a "bargain basement" 3x9. Took about 20 rounds but it is dead on at 25 yards. Feral harvesting will commence shortly. All joshing aside, I do like this Serbian made piece. And, it's light enough to haul around and not aggravate the arthritis
  4. Indoor ranges may pose a risk for lead and other toxic metals. No matter what the air handling systdem or filtration system, the risk is there. If I have to shoot at an indoor range, I do wear a mask and leave as soon as I can. Easiest solution IMHO is to use an outdoor range. A little cold now though.... Lead is one toxic mutha
  5. The Front Sight endeavor has had its troubles. The information that is available online reveals that the company had that "receivership" matter removed in a week or so after it was judicially imposed. They have had some really bad public exposure and press, and it seems much of it goes back to that "resort with guns" marketing. Currently, from what I can read the Front Sight program has not continued the marketing that is based on a resort and land sales. IT has seemingly focused the sales and marketing on the firearms training. I was at that site this summer and would never buy land or
  6. From what I can gather from the really rather sketchy articles, the legal problems seem to have had their origins in the sales promises and promotions of houses and resort like features at Front Sight. The sales pitch is still there but quite subdued. ( There are two issues for Piazza and company, the other being some death resulting from an accident on one of those towers and rope courses. ) On the resort matter, it did go to court in California and some settlement was reached. Then, as I can glean from the news articles, the plaintiffs said Piazza was renegging on the settlement agree
  7. Was out there for a short course in mid-June. The place is in the middle of the desert but of course ya need a car. Coursework was fine, competent instructors. All in all, glad I went. Learned a lot and met some fine folks. The issue with the legal problems seems to be resulting from the marketing and sales gibberish about making it a gun "resort" When you drive up to the place it's obvious it isn't a resort. There are berms and ranges everywhere, towers and such for those brave enough to do that sort of stuff. It's a far off place from TN and whatever course you take you have to fact
  8. Looks like I will be headed out that way in June. I thought about shipping the ammo but probably will opt for getting ammo there from the local WallyWorld or just bringing it. The airline folks advised me that I could ship in my baggage up to 11 lbs and by my scale that will cover 300 rds of 9mm. My experience flying out of Nashville is that TSA isn't the problem, it was the airline desk help. The ammo has to be in the right container including the box of purchase or something designed to carry ammo....not a ziplock baggie. And shipping out the handgunS is by the book...just as it's wri
  9. An FR8 at the range. The rifle was presented to me as a lightweight 308 that was fun to shoot. It was lightweight and I hurt for a week with several deep bruises . My advice is to use a rubber butt adapter, and let your friend shoot it.
  10. In the for what it's worth department, read that Fed Ex policy again. Despite the endorsement by the NSSF ( National Shooting Sports Foundation) Fed Ex is quite gun unfriendly. There are two sections to Fed Ex, Express and Ground...two different companies from what I am told. Anyway, Fed Ex at most places will demand the shipper show a license (FFL) before they ship. Last go around with Fed Ex to allow mature law abiding citizens to send firearms to themselves was met with a stone wall. UPS will too, but makes accommodations for shipping to yourself. UPS can go ground and it's quick enou
  11. Lessee here. If Joe Joe Jones from Knoxville goes to Dalton GA to see his friend Bobby Joe Jones and Bobby gives Joe a 1954 .410 as present, and Joe brings it back to TN did anyone break a law?? As I understand it, if TN law says you can only get firearms in TN, then there was a violation. But if there are no TN laws saying that and there are no laws in GA prohibiting the giving of a firearm to Joe for any reason, then Joe and Bobby seem to have all above board. Joe goes out and gets some squirrel. All is OK. Now Bobby can't ship it to Knoxville...that is interstate commerce and an FFL g
  12. Now it all sorta depends on how it shoots in your hand. I do quite well with a Sig 226 and 239 but can't quite handle the awkward cant for me of a glock. If you haven't tried the usual variety of handguns...Sigs, Beretta, CZ etc I wouldn't buy a Glock unless it were for $19.95. I had one and I got rid of it.
  13. Admission as noted on the crudely hand lettered sign was $10. First show I have been to in the area and I was a bit surprised. I found plenty of knives, holsters, ammo, tools, bags and uniforms and clothing articles, and lots of printed manuals and brochures in addition to the firearms and parts. The vendors were uniformly polite and easy to get along with. There were only a few of the C&R type firearms seen, and I saw a Swede 96 go for what a 94 was going for several years ago. Gasp!!! Without any intent to disparage the show or the promoters or the vendors or patrons, I think one


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