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Sidecarist last won the day on June 14 2017

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About Sidecarist

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  • Birthday September 17

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    Eastern, TN
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    Shooting, Gunsmithing, Holster Making, Bee Keeping
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  1. Another shooting

    It's about ratings not about doing the right thing. The most sensational headline wins the day. Plus half of what gets reported is speculation at best so they have to come back and revisit it over and over until the next big story.
  2. Great, looks like 100% to me. You will surely get better. Dry fire if you can, cheapest practice there is. Congratulations.
  3. Another shooting

    While I see your point, I think when considering such a thing as a ban on guns we here in the US would have to look outside our borders in an attempt to gauge the effectiveness of such a ban. Lunatics are lunatics all around the world. A determined man that plans in advance is not going to be thwarted by restricting access to one weapon type. The crime will look different but people will still get murdered. At its heart this is still a people problem more than a weapon problem.
  4. Another shooting

    I'm not just looking at the US or just schools. Elsewhere in the world trucks and cars have been used for mass murder where guns are harder to get. A determined sociopath will find a way to be successful and/or become famous. Bombs are regularly assembled in some parts of the world by people with far less education and resources than this guy had. As far as nerve, how much nerve did it take for him to commit this crime? Plenty I think...
  5. Another shooting

    A ban on the weapon (gun) used by a criminal to commit such a crime would only direct them to a new weapon (truck, explosive, etc).
  6. Another shooting

    If we have a law that says 26yrs of age or whatever, what makes you think they would obey it? This isn't a legal problem it's a people problem. Common sense isn't common anymore and I'm afraid that the backlash from this will not be helpful in the long run. Restriction of rights for the majority of people in an effort to stop random sociopaths simply won't work. A true killer will find a way to kill.
  7. Another shooting

    The media goes directly to blaming things like the weapon. This is a symptom of the current political correctness where it isn't acceptable to blame the Person that committed the act. Regardless of age we know it's wrong to kill other people, but the numbness caused by constant exposure to violence on Movies, TV and Games has caused many of these kids to simply not care, or react to it with the outrage that most of our older generations do. It's simply just the way they perceive the world. Many of these shootings if not all of them have a mental health aspect to them. Notice that there is a constant drum of the FBI was notified, someone should have known. There must be a way to use social media to predict this sort of thing. This scares the crap out of me because it smacks of "thought police" Yet again the blame is being directed somewhere other than at the Perpetrator. This young mans father and mother are both dead, his mother raised him, he is in counseling, has been called emotionally disturbed, etc. I have yet to hear anyone in the media, or government say he is plain and simple a murderer. As a society there has been a shift away from Personal Responsibility. I fear that the next few generations will suffer greatly because of this. We will have the government Surveilling us, banning the weapons we enjoy responsibly using, and our grand kids will grow up thinking that this is just how things are. I know this is preaching to the choir but I am deeply saddened by this, by the fact that we have so many adults and children in our wonderful country that think that they are owed something, and if they don't get it they'll go out with a bang. No personal responsibility, and our elected officials don't have the integrity to point out that an Evil Person did this and that there really is no way to prevent an evil person from committing acts of evil. This is a problem that has taken several generations to create and I fear that we have gone past the point of no return.
  8. Pics look great! Looking forward to it. Do you have any idea of an estimated ship date?
  9. Another shooting

    Personally I think many of the issues our youth are having are directly related to lack of parenting. Single parent homes particularly where no father is present lack hard boundaries. Nurturing is a wonderful thing but kids NEED rules and consequences too. If they go long enough without them the results are what we see in our society today. Participation trophies, no sense of accomplishment, or how to deal with loss. So many kids are just adrift in the world. They never get prepared for adulthood, and responsibility. The results are terrifying and the public response will largely be to blame anything BUT they perpetrator of this horrible event.
  10. Help with a revolver

    If it shots well, no need to worry about the barrel, but I would put a bit of penetrating oil on the muzzle nut. They have a tendency to seize up. Give the oil a bit of time to soak in and you'll be fine. They had switched to plastic tools because the required torque is quite low. With plastic tools there were fewer problems with over torquing them. That will be a good shooter! I had a 10" 41mag that was a great silhouette gun.
  11. Ill second the rental range. It gives the opportunity to run several guns sort of like a test drive in a car. I will say that the push to get women to buy smaller guns isnt always the best idea. If the gun is hard to control with a crappy trigger they will not be starting off on the right foot. Dressing around the gun is another problem for some women. They simply must reconsider the fashion/safety ratio. They can be very fashionable with little safety, very safe and less fashionable, or somewhere in the middle. It's hard to have it all... At the end of over a year my wife carries a 15 shot midsize 9mm in a paddle holster. A belt helps but isn't required, and she can shoot and operate the gun better than the other smaller choices we had.
  12. I just realized that my avatar is my hcp target... no mag dumps in my class as we shot 5 shot strings. I spent most of the shooting time watching others. Only one older woman struggled because she was trying to shoot with a laser on a revolver. She turned the laser off and shot twice as good.
  13. My wife's instructor graded her 100 and commented that there was no way to count 50 holes because she had done well. Considering the long time they had, over 45min to complete shooting 5 round strings. It isn't hard to keep all of them on an 8x11 sheet of paper with that much time. She practiced by shooting paper plates at 7 yds.
  14. If I Only Had One Concealed Carry...

    We can hope that they are smarter than that, or that they're already in prison.

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