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  1. Are you shocked? This is my shocked face: Feinstein proudly announces that she and other Senators (you know, the ones who supposedly work for all of us) have announced a new Assault Weapons Ban that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of 205 different firearms. If you've been on the sidelines and not calling, emailing, writing, and visiting your elected representatives to oppose this garbage... get after it. You can't expect the NRA, GOA, 2AF, FPC and other orgs to do it for you. YOUR voices matter more than theirs do to your representatives. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/1/senators-introduce-assault-weapons-ban?fbclid=IwAR3xTTd5SgGw-982yQdwkmLFY5voI9YyDZF3eaUK944avP9-QMVx_6ZpjmY
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    FN’s New 15-Round FN 509 Midsize

    FN America has announced that the 509 family has expanded to include the new 15-round FN 509 Midsize as well as a black 509 Tactical. The Midsize is dimensionally similar to the Glock 19. FN 509 Midsize Specs: Check back with me sometime next week. I'll be able to offer some first-hand thoughts on it, as I have one on the way.
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    FN’s New 15-Round FN 509 Midsize

    Initial thoughts: Grip texturing is great! I like how they used different textures for different parts of the grip. It's as if they spent some time thinking about it rather than just smearing the same texture all over. It really is the same size as Glock 19 or an M&P M2.0 9mm Compact and, for me, that is a good thing. With the larger of the two backstraps installed, as it came from the factory, the grip profile has a soft curve that a cover garment should drape across more gracefully and not be as "identifiable" as is with a Glock 19. The mag release on the 509M is easy to manipulate but not so easy that it could happen accidentally. Deep undercut on the trigger guard allows you to get a good, high grip on it. The polymer there has a super-fine texture that shouldn't agitate anyone but I may polish it to a mirror at some point. I prefer an undercut that is as smooth as glass. The stock sights are steel, which is good, but I prefer a very prominent front dot and no, or subdued, rear dots with a U-notch. I have a set of Trijicon HD sights on the way. The barrel is crowned, which is nice to see. I also noticed that the final half-inch (approximate) of the barrel right before the muzzle is a thousandth of an inch or so larger in circumference than the rest of the barrel's length. I assume this aids in accuracy much the way a bull-barrel in a 1911 does by providing a snug fit between the barrel's terminus and the portal that it passes through in the end of the slide. The slide release lever is a piece of cake to manipulate with either hand, unlike the M&P M2.0. The extractor is a monster and looks hella stout. The slide serrations, fore and aft, are perfect and exactly what I prefer on a fighting gun. The trigger is NOT BAD AT ALL! It's a bit heavy but seems to be lightening up and smoothing out a little as I dry fire it. I'll put a trigger gauge on it tomorrow. Wish I'd done that before dry firing it a hundred or so times, for comparison. Whoopsie. I doubt seriously that I will swap the trigger out for an Apex part. The OEM trigger seems just fine for me.
  4. We've been talking about this for a few days over on the Shooters Nation Community (Facebook group). I haven't seen it mentioned here yet. Glock 48. 10rd, staggered or single stack, approximate in size to the Glock 19 but with a slightly longer slide.
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    Easy to rack handguns?

    Have you tried the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 380 EZ yet? The "EZ" in that is, as you might guess, pronounced easy and is a nod toward the fact that it was designed to have a slide that is easily manipulated. https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-380-shield-ez-0
  6. McCain will be voting for someone on the Arizona Democrat ticket next election, guaranteed.
  7. What's your point? Let's be complacent and ignore her again because that punch she's thrown the past 20 times never made contact?
  8. I have seriously begun to question how many of you TGO regulars actually go to the range and shoot your guns, and how many of you just buy them to let them sit at your house. Or worse yet, how many of you just come here to talk about politics because politics and guns see to be inextricably linked to one another. So, let's have some fun related to guns. The next time you are at the range, take a photo of what you're shooting and what your targets look like. It doesn't matter what distance. You don't even have to disclose it. If you want to stand right in front of it and pull the trigger for the tightest group possible, that's fine and you don't have to tell a soul. At least you're out shooting! To start us off: This was a recent outing with one of my old faithfuls. This M&P 40 was produced in 2005 and is one of the earliest production runs of the reborn M&P line from Smith and Wesson. I have owned it since it was new and it has about 10,000 rounds on it now. It has attended six combative pistol classes and has never failed me. Not a single time. Never a failure to feed, fire or eject. I have put a seemingly endless combination of sights on it over the years but it currently wears Ameriglo Hackathorn sights. I haven't even replaced the recoil spring on it yet. No sign that I need to, either. This grouping was shot at about 15 yards and is two magazine's worth (30 rounds) of 40SW.
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    ad closed Withdrawing sale

    Oh my.
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    Nashville officer charged in shooting

    I sincerely hope that you are right. I am finding it very hard to be optimistic about the public these days.
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    9mm subcompact choice

    Those were my experiences with the P365 as well. Oddly, I didn't like the larger P320 one bit, but the P365 is top of the line for pocket carry and deep concealment.
  12. Guys, we need to fight this with every ounce of energy that we have. The time for letting the NRA, GOA, 2AF, and everyone else fight for our rights is long past. It's time to actually get off our butts and make it important enough that we call, write, email, and even VISIT our elected representatives and tell them that there will be hell to pay at the voting booth if they support this.
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    Nashville officer charged in shooting

    My prediction is that Officer Delke will be spending time in prison now that it is up to a jury to decide his fate, regardless of what the law says an officer can do to a fleeing felon. Juries are made up of the public, and the public increasingly cares less about facts or laws and more about feelings and social justice. This guy is sunk.
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    Nashville officer charged in shooting

    So, Judge Blackburn recommended that the Delke case go to the Grand Jury. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/01/07/andrew-delke-ruling-daniel-hambrick-shooting-nashville/2500355002/ @bud, my condolences on your loss of $5. I'm glad I didn't make any bets on this one.
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    9mm subcompact choice

    My experience has been that the 2.0 triggers are a lot better than the first generation. I put an Apex trigger in one of my M2.0 Compacts just to see if it really made that much difference and, in my opinion, it really doesn't. Bear in mind too that a lot of Glock owners swap triggers for aftermarket kit despite the Glock trigger reset having become the example of what a polymer striker-fired gun's trigger should feel like. While some people may replace them in pursuit of a certain aspect of an aftermarket trigger's feel or function, I think a lot of people -- on both the Glock and S&W sides of the aisle -- swap them because folks are chronic tinkerers or gear-whores. Tinkerer's gonna tinker!
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    9mm subcompact choice

    How did it go?
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    Headlight bulbs

    You probably know this, but wear rubber gloves or do everything in your power to keep your skin's oil from fingerprints and such off of the bulb when you install it. The minuscule amount of oils on your skin can actually cause bulbs to burn hot on the area where the oil is present, and consequently fail early.
  18. This is what worries me. The media and a lot of people in government WANT us to be against each other. They despise the vision that leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. had for a country united where "color blindness" could reign supreme. My wife are working hard to ensure that our kids love people the way that Jesus loved people. We want them to be indifferent to a person's physical appearances and to make decisions based on the character of people's hearts. I dread the day when our kids encounter someone who doesn't look like them who tells them they hate them because they are white and because white people are guilty of "insert injustice here". My kids aren't being raised to be apologists; they are just being raised to be decent.
  19. I'll bet you a Coke that there was never a white dude inside the car.
  20. No, my angered reaction is just to the way these stories spread like wildfire, with little to no verification of the facts, because it's the narrative that the mainstream media wants to propagate. I'm troubled by the society that my kids will be growing up in.
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    for-sale Quarter circle 10 9mm AR

    I originally misread the title, thought it was a 10mm QC-10 build, and was reaching for my wallet.
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    sale-or-trade Vz 24 for sale or trade

    That is a great-looking rifle!
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    9mm subcompact choice

    Getting out and trying them is the best way to make an informed decision. At the end of the day, everything you read or hear is someone else's opinion. What matters is how the gun works for you. I have an M&P Shield 1.0 in 9mm and now a P365. I prefer the P365's feel overall. Your mileage might vary!
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    New to tnguns

    Welcome, Wes!
  25. Just as the title asks, what are some products you WISH that they would announce at SHOT Show 2019? I'll start us off with this one: I wish Smith & Wesson would announce an 10mm M&P handgun.

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