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  1. TWD Season 8

    Last week on Talking Dead they were hinting at a big shocker for this episode. Somewhere during the early part of the show, it hit me. They're finally gonna kill off Carl! About damned time! The kid can't act and the character always was a screw up. He's been dead weight for years. Can't say I'll miss him. Now they're hinting that he'll go out in some sort of blaze of glory. The producer, Gimble, said that a bite is a bite, but Carl ain't done just yet. Oh well, at least its not a good character that's leaving.
  2. Apologies if already covered...

    Straight from the CMP e-mail: To all CMP constituents: The CMP Board of Directors has discussed at length how the sales of 1911s would be handled, if the CMP were to ever receive them from the United States Army. Some preliminary decisions further clarified: 1. Decisions concerning the grade and pricing of the 1911s will not be made until inspection has occurred of a substantial quantity which will take an estimated 150 days post receipt. 2. All laws pertaining to the sale of 1911s by CMP will be strictly obeyed. 3. Potential purchasers will have to provide to CMP a new set of documents exhibiting: 1) proof of U.S. Citizenship, 2) proof of membership in a CMP affiliated club, 3) proof of participation in a marksmanship activity, 4) a new form 2A with notary, 5) a signed copy of the 01 Federal Firearms License in which the 1911 will be transferred to. 4. A NICS background check will be performed by CMP on the customer to assure the customer is eligible to purchase prior to shipment to the FFL licensed dealer. The customer must receive a "proceed" from NICS prior to shipment of the pistol to the FFL licensed dealer. 5. The CMP customer will be required to complete a form 4473 in person at the FFL dealers place of business, successfully passing a NICS check performed by the FFL holder, before the pistol can be transferred. This is a second NICS check performed on the customer. 6. Qualified CMP customer will only be allowed to purchase one 1911 per calendar year. 7. No 1911s available in the CMP stores, or on line, only mail order sales. 8. CMP will set the date in which it will accept orders for the 1911s. The date will be posted to the world. 9. Orders will only be accepted via mail order delivery. 10. Orders will only be accepted post marked on the date or after, no early orders. 11. Once CMP receives 10,000 orders, customer names will be loaded into the Random Number Generator. 12. The Random Number Generator will provide a list of names in sequence order through a random picking process to CMP. 13. Customers will be contacted in the sequence provided by the Random Number Generator. 14. When the customer is contacted a list of 1911 grades and pricing options that are available will be offered for selection of one. 15. As CMP proceeds down the sequenced list less grade and pricing options will be available. Again, this done completely random. Note: 1911 type pistols purchased from CMP cannot be transferred to 03 FFL (curio and relic) license. BATF and the United States Army prefer the second background check be performed by a "store front" FFL dealer. Each customer purchasing a 1911 type pistol from CMP will be subjected to two NICS background checks, one performed by CMP and the other performed by the FFL dealer the pistol is being shipped to. Mark Johnson Chief Operating Officer Civilian Marksmanship Program www.thecmp.org ======================================================================================================================= So, you have to go through two NICS checks AND be chosen by a random lottery AND then you'll be told what you can choose from and the price. Plus there are no in store sales and your C&R license can not be used. That's a lot of hoops to jump through. I'm still gonna wait and see what they got and what prices will be. I already have a G.I. 1911, so buying a CMP gun will be iffy for me.
  3. 1911

    If it is indeed a Para under Remington's name, be aware that these things take a long time to break in and run properly. Some need as much as 1000 rounds before they work right. I know, I have one. BTW: I don't really like the fat grip or the gun in general. But mine is a special edition my son gave me. So I keep it.
  4. Another story from my past.................

    I was a long time regular at the old Shelby County range. Bobby Keen was a good friend of mine as were Tom and Richard after Bobby retired. For many years, my work had me off on Tues and Weds. Quite often I'd go to the range on Weds and stay all day. Yes, it was next door to the old Shelby County land Fill which is now full and closed. As Bob said, the inmates were all minor offenders and Trustees. They did clean up, repaired target stands and generally kept an eye on shooters. However, they were absolutely forbidden to touch a firearm. Its a sad tale about how it all ended. While the range technically was part of Shelby Farms, it had always been treated as a separate entity with its own set of books which always had shown the range turning a small, but steady profit. In the late 1980s, maybe 1990, Shelby Farms got a new director, who's name I have forgotten. He was anti-gun and hated the range. He was determined to close it down. First thing he did was put the range into the general park fund. From there he cooked the books to show the range loosing money. There were also problems when developers started building big subdivisions behind the range. Residents complained about the noise and on very rare occasions (two, maybe three times) a bullet would hit a house. No one was ever hurt and any damage was minor at best. I must point out that every incident of a bullet hitting a house was investigated and not once was it ever proven that the round came from the range. I every case the conclusion was that the round came from a poacher illegally hunting in the Wolf River bottoms. However, that didn't seem to matter. Anyway, in 1992 this weasel park director went to his bosses and with the rigged books, noise complaints and the imaginary danger and got his wish. The range was closed. There was a fairly large group of us who tried to put up a fight to save the place, but our pleas fell on deaf ears. Now the place sits empty and abandoned. The ground is so full of lead that the cost of cleaning it up would be outrageous. They can't use it or sell it. Although I do understand that the Sheriff's dept and the County Police at least did make use of it once or twice a year for a while. But I don't think they do anymore. Nobody can seem to remember exactly when that range opened. Best guess was sometime around the mid-1950s. It served the shooters of this area quite well for many years until one anti-gunner in the right position lied his way into closing it.
  5. Diversity and inclusiveness

    I've sometimes wondered what all these new sexual orientation terms meant. Now that I have a better understanding, I still don't care.
  6. New Gun Range in Memphis

    I was out and about today, so I stopped by to check the place out. Brand new, all squeaky clean and bright. Well organized and seems to be well stocked with guns ammo and accessories. As soon as I walked in there were salesmen asking if they could help me. There weren't but about two customers including me. One salesman even followed me around for a few minutes reading an advertising card to me about their mission and prices. I just ignored him. Range looked pretty good, but then it is brand new. Only two guys shooting and apparently they needed the practice from looking at their targets. As I expected, their prices seemed a bit high, but not outrageous. Most guns were MSRP or close to it as near as I could tell. I'm needing a new set of electronic earmuffs and they had the same set I've been looking at, but they were $5 higher than Bass Pro. Wilson 1911 magazines were $6-7 higher than I normally pay on the internet. Those are the only prices that really stuck out to me. But as I said, everything seemed a bit high. Although, while I was there some guy did buy a fancy AR. I didn't pay attention the the brand or price. So they are getting some sales. One thing that bothered me was there were no used guns at all. My interests lie mostly in older guns. Maybe in time they'll take in some trades? It is a nice place and I wish them success. But I won't be doing much business there.
  7. Coat shopping for carry

    I carry OWB. So I buy hip length coats which cover the gun well. I currently have two Carharts. One light/medium weight for warmer days and another thick heavy weight for when it gets really cold. Both have roomy pockets including inside pockets where I can drop a small frame revolver or auto if I choose to. If I know I'm going someplace where I know the coat will be taken off, I just leave my shirt tail out.
  8. New Gun Range in Memphis

    Its not very far from me. I'll probably swing by and check the place out. I'd be more interested in it as a gun shop as I do my shooting out at MSSA. But still, it would be good to have a nice place to shoot when its cold and wet outside.
  9. A friend of mine heard a rumor and asked me about it. I checked R. K. Gun Shows web site and it seems that the Agricenter has decided to require background checks on all gun sales. Here's a LINK. As near as I can tell this applies to shows at the Agricenter only. The next G-town show is Nov 18 &19. Just a week away. Here's the exact quote from the bottom of the page: "***Background checks will be required at all gun shows held at the Agricenter International per Agricenter Management This is really gonna hurt a lot of private sellers and could end up killing that show all together. But I guess that's what ultra-liberal memphis wants anyway. Honestly, I've gotten where I can take or leave this show as it rarely has anything I'm interested in. But still, this is just plain wrong.
  10. Just thought I would ask?

    No guns, but we have a bunch of left over 7.62X25 ammo from my late friend's collection. I'll be at the Jackson gun show this weekend. It'll go cheap.
  11. Mass Shooting at Texas Church

    Here's one answer for you. A former co-worker of mine was always very active in his church. He also has a handgun permit and carries all the time. He retired a few years ago and now volunteers several days a week as church security. They always have an armed volunteer in the building. On Sundays, during services, there may be a half dozen or more armed people there. That's how you deal with situations like this. Just because its a church doesn't mean you have to be unprotected lambs for the slaughter. More churches need to realize this.
  12. Mass Shooting at Texas Church

    This guy was convicted in a Military Court of domestic violence, did a year in a military prison and received a Bad Conduct discharge. Reports say that he bought the rifle legally. How did that happen? I'll grant you that mental illness is a real problem in this country. But asking politicians to fix the problem opens up a whole new can of worms. Say that they do pass laws to get the mentally ill out of society. My guess is that it won't be long before many perfectly normal people will be facing false accusations and be forced to prove themselves innocent in a messed up system that has already declared them guilty. And just who will be charged with making the determination of if you're sane or not? The probability of abuse and violation of people's rights is mind boggling.
  13. Ammo brass?

    If you come up with any 38 Super or .32acp, I'll be glad to take it off your hands.
  14. Smith & Wesson Performance Center Revolvers

    The S&W Performance Center builds guns with special features such as custom barrels, optics rails, special markings and such. If that's what you want, fine. As far as actual performance goes, I've never really found them to be any better than a standard model of the same gun. They're more about looks than performance.
  15. Guns with sentimental value.............

    I have inherited three guns that have special meaning to me. The first was my Dad's Remington 11-48 12 gauge. He was a big quail hunter and that gun brings back memories of days afield, fine bird dogs and time spent with him. One day this will belong to my oldest son. The second is a 6" S&W Model 29-8 that belonged to my friend Bill. He was a retired LEO and had a love for the .44 Magnum. He actually had another Model 29 before this one and shot it so much that when he sent it in to the factory for its 3rd overhaul that they just replaced it with this one. That big ol' cannon was his EDC as well. He left it to me when he passed away in 2002. The third belonged to my best friend Bob. After he passed, his wife and I were going through the safes. She told me "Bob wanted you to have this one." and handed me his 1975 6" Colt Python. I'll never sell any of these.

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