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About Mamba

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    Nashville, TN
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    faith, family, target shooting, reloading, motorcycles, online gaming (FPS), reading, SciFi
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    Beretta Storm PX4 SC
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    Glock 30SF

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  1. Check with your local sheriff's office. As for "distance" when we lived outside of Portland, TN no such factor was involved. We could see our neighbors and vice-versa, just made sure to shoot into a backstop not in their direction.
  2. I must admit that I've never seen them. Full disclosure: I do have A2ASB (Anti 2A Sign Blindness) ...a constant struggle for my optometrist.
  3. And..."the shooting was an isolated incident"... hmmm....wonder if it was also "mostly peaceful"?
  4. Sorry....I can take my "Thumper" to most any range, whereas you'd have a real problem there with an M79.
  5. I never was much into rifles, but do own a couple .22s and kept an AK47 around mainly for security purposes, along with an AK pistol in 5.56. I recently had thoughts of selling the latter (prices are nutz right now) and buying an AR pistol, thinking that such would be much lighter. But without doing a custom AR build and spending $$$ on ultra-light skeletal parts, they still weigh-in @ 7lbs or so. I decided to instead do a few cheaper upgrades to my M85, mostly because I wanted something "new" without going broke and it's much cheaper/easier (and fun) to make changes to what you already ha
  6. Thanks for the replies. I'm not surprised that I would have to pay more for less...I'm sure there's a maxim/law about that somewhere. So it sounds like 6lb-ish weights in this style are more the norm than I imagined. Live & learn....
  7. ....that you would trust for reliable performance, 5.56/.223 on a budget. I currently own an AK-variant pistol w/brace in that caliber but it's over 6lb, and as I age weight makes a difference...both at my waistline and in my defensive choices. Haven't really been following the newer AR models, so enlighten me please.
  8. Installed these night sights on my G30SF many years ago....tritium still going strong. Great for CC, not so great for range fine-accuracy but that's not their purpose. No regrets here.
  9. Thanks, I check them out on occasion. I DO dig his phone holster....in a manly sorta way.
  10. Exactly what I've been telling friends/family, starting a month or so past. Don't panic but do be prepared. There will be those who panic and that will have supply/economic impact. And of course the MSM stokes the fire. On the local news today it was reported that over 50K hotel reservations in Nashville have been cancelled. Along with other factors, that's a $25M loss in revenue. The economic ripple of this virus will be felt. I'm not a world-will-end prepper but I do prepare in the same manner that I buy insurance, own fire-extinguishers and sensors, and CC everywhere I can.
  11. Rimfires are not reliable....period. I would never trust one for a primary CC gun; maybe BUG. Even center-fire can have issues, which is why I CC a Beretta with second-strike hammer action. Personally, I would look at one of the Smith EZ models or in our case, a Walther CCP (since I already own one in 9mm).
  12. We had our own range when we lived outside Portland, TN....do miss that. Miss our burn-barrel too. As for the rest, TMI. Reminds me, I once applied for a job at the Crocs HQ....wearing a suit..and Crocs. They'd seen it before I guess, didn't hire me but it was one of my more comfortable interviews on record.
  13. Good to hear, however a bit off-base given the topic title...most of us think "range" as more public.
  14. +1. We've lived in SE Nashville for 2yrs now and I sub to one of those "crime watch" sites which shows the reported incidents in my area. Many of those, every week, yet I have never seen a patrol car...ever. I get it....more crime than police...but it's a sad change from where I grew-up. I am thankful to live in such a 2A-friendly state.


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