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TGO David

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  1. I know it's a hard pill for folks to swallow, but there's not a single one of us who is going to make it out of here alive. We've all got a date with the Grim Reaper. It sucks that for some folks he comes as a virus, but there are a million other ways people die every day too and a lot of them have better forms of prevention than what we have for COVID-19. A person should seriously just listen to their doctor, analyze the risks, factor in their own risk profile, and make their own decision. I really hope the bleeding hearts don't hassle me the next time I have a cheeseburger or a glass of bourbon, or inhale some gun smoke. None of those things are good for you either, but I'm taking my chances. "Every man dies, but not every man really lives."
  2. I've never had a problem with an optic fogging, even on open-emitter designs like the RMR. I do put Cat Crap brand anti-fog on my lenses, same as I do my prescription glasses, but I also think the fact that the optic stays relatively warm while carried against my body helps as well. Even still, these days I find myself gravitating toward the closed-emitter designs like the Holosun 509T for a variety of reasons - antifogging being one of them. You might give them a spin if you get serious about the Dot Life.
  3. Hopefully people are listening to their doctors and not the media, politicians, or the Internet. My doctor told me to wait because I've had the real deal. He also told me to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine if/when I decide to participate in this ridiculously unprecedented clinical trial. What blows my mind is the staggering amount of "Vaccine Shaming" that is wrapped around this whole issue. Even if I ever do decide to get vaccinated against COVID-19, I'll probably take it to my grave as a secret. And hopefully that'll be a long time after the vaccination and from reasons completely unrelated to the vaccine. This issue isn't just politicized, it's been "socialized" to the point where an alarming percentage of people actually want the government to force their fellow citizens to undergo medical treatment. FORCE. And here we are participating in an Internet community centered upon the one Constitutional amendment that was designed to keep the government... a government... any government... from doing that sort of thing to you. Weird.
  4. I was mainly just testing to make sure that the new database engine didn't puke on a new post, a reply, etc. But now it's just fun.
  5. True Story: I'll make eye jokes all day long and screw with people at work. We once were interviewing a guy who we had already decided was going to be a perfect fit for the team, from perspectives of qualifications and cultural fit. He was a messed up individual like the rest of us. When we took him to lunch, he asked how brutal the on-call schedule really was. I told him, "Look man... I had two working eyes when I started this gig." He paused barely a second and erupted in laughter. We hired him practically on the spot.
  6. I mortify the people at Lens Crafters when I ask them if I get a 50% discount because I only need half of what they're selling. Those poor people don't know how to respond.
  7. Yikes. I forget what the actual statement was by the doctor at the time, but I want to say my dad relayed that I was 4mm away from what would have been a fatal hit. If it had impacted just slightly lower it would have gone through the optical cavity and that'd would have been that.
  8. On the heels of the software upgrades that have occurred over the past few weeks, today I wrapped up some upgrades to our database engine. Page loads, especially those involving traffic to things the majority of our members are doing at around the same time (i.e. searching for new posts, loading the index page, loading the most recent threads, etc) generally seem faster to me. Let me know if you encounter anything odd though.
  9. I'm almost positive that my medical records list me as having been shot. The path the bullet took to get inside my head feels fairly academic other than that fact that the wall bled off enough of its momentum to keep it from killing me.
  10. Yeah man.... safety glasses are a must have for me.
  11. Twice. Once when I was a young teenager, out squirrel hunting with a childhood buddy. He had a negligent discharge as we were walking and we both looked around to see where it went in the ground, as he was carrying muzzle-down. We then realized he'd shot me right above the ankle with his .22LR. The next time I was in my early 20's. My brother had a negligent discharge in my parents house on New Years Eve. The 22LR round hit a wall and ricocheted, striking me in the eyebrow above my right eye. The projectile glanced down, went through the top (white) of the eye and stopped in the optic nerve. I lost sight in my right eye because of that one. When people notice that I shoot handguns right handed and rifles left handed, this is the "Why?" behind it. Despite these occurrences, I still love guns and love shooting. What I don't love is shooting with other people - if I am not familiar with them or their gun-handling abilities. It takes gigantic leaps of faith, huge doses of fatalism and a desire for something significant for me to attend any sort firearms training classes. I generally pick out people have their #### together, and partner up with or shoot near them.
  12. Hey folks. I am going to need to shut the forum down this evening at 9:00PM Central in order to do some maintenance. The work will take an hour or two to complete, so I'm trying to pick a day and time that normally doesn't see a huge volume of traffic. Honestly, there's no "perfect" time to do it but this is about as perfect as it gets. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I think we will benefit from the work. Thanks!
  13. Hell of a good deal. Everything you need in a fighting pistol.
  14. Oh boy. Yeah, that's been exercised within the past 15 years as an attention stunt and attempt to joust with the legal system for personal gain. I genuinely hope that sad schmuck's life has improved to the point that he no longer sees a "wrongful death by cop" lawsuit as a way to provide for his family. What a complete and utter cancer to the Second Amendment in Tennessee.
  15. I think you'll really like it. The PDP's ergonomics are excellent and the trigger is one of the best I've ever experienced on a striker-fired pistol, out of the box or otherwise.
  16. Reasonable Answer: Walther PDP with a Holosun 509T dot optic on a CHPWS mounting plate. Irrational Answer: Staccato C2 DPO with the same setup. Unreasonable because it's just silly expensive. I have both. I don't really prefer one over the other. If I didn't have both, I'd just buy the Walther and call it a day.
  17. How many slaps does the bolt release have on it?
  18. This is what a man needs in order to watch Die Hard correctly this upcoming Christmas season. Do it!

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