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  1. You aren’t wrong; everything matters. That’s why everyone is saying she needs to try them all. Will 2 380’s do what one 9 will do? Not if they are slowed by heavy clothing and have very little penetration. But should someone use a 9 if they can’t do a follow up shot? No. Small lightweight guns are not fun guns to take to the range and shoot 200 rounds. Does that make them bad self defense guns? Only if you can’t hit someone at close range. He said she was a good shot with an SP101 and the recoil was manageable. It was just too heavy for her purse. My point being…she doesn’t have to like it for an SD gun; just be able to use it. She probably won’t notice the recoil if she has to use it. With the shootings I have seen or been involved in the investigation, when a person is shot they usually either give up or run. However not too long ago someone posted a story where a cop shot a perp multiple times with a .45ACP and he was still standing and returning fire for a long time.
  2. I'd like to have a 6.5" 610. But not enough to pay $830 for it.
  3. You need the handguard. https://www.keltecweapons.com/product/plr-compact-forend/
  4. There are millions of threads on here about the caliber wars. You just have to apply some physics coupled with common sense. I was trained, and I train the goal is not whether or not you can kill, the goal is to make the bad guy unwilling or unable to fire his weapon. A .22 can kill, but if it’s a body shot in a deadly armed encounter; it won’t do much for the goal. Before the “shot placement” guys start in….. that’s a given. Most any round can stop the threat if properly placed. Can someone that has probably never experienced that level of adrenalin rush in their life do that? You won’t know until it happens. You probably want a round that can expel a lot of energy in the body. Surface area and mass is the key to that. Only enough Velocity to do the job is required. So much velocity that the round passes through the body is not required. So, it sounds like, from what you are saying the choices are a .380, a heavy 9MM or a .38. I’ve been the responding Officer on a lot of shootings. Only one that I remember with a .380. The victim got shot in the gut. It was winter and he had heavy clothes on. He didn’t think he was hit and went after the shooter, who ran off. He was sitting on the curb when I got there and stood up and talked to me. As the put him on a gurney and loaded him into the ambulance, I told the EMT’s to tell the ER staff and I would be in to get that bullet. He said “You want this bullet?” And before they could stop him he picked it out of his gut and handed it to me. That coupled with my experience with seeing what .380’s will do, and the problems of being able to reliably operate an action, have formed my opinion. But that’s just one persons opinion. On the other hand, .22’s and 380’s have killed a lot of people. A J-Frame S&W or a Shield are popular small carry guns. I’d recommend she try a Shield with a Federal 9MM 147 Grain HST. Or J-frame Model 60 with a 130 grain JHP. A say a Model 60 because it is all stainless and the heaviest of the J-frames. The heavier the gun, the less felt recoil. The lightweight J-frames will be terrible. The Shield EZ is another option, but do your research. The .380EZ is plagued by feeding problems. I assumed it was because the .380 isn’t really a good round for operating a gun that big, but the 9mm recently came out and it appears to have the same problems. If she wants a house gun, that’s not a carry gun, have her shoot a S&W K or L frame with .38’s. They are cream puffs. You asked for “any feedback” this is simply mine, and many will disagree; but that okay. You and your wife are the only ones that will have to reap the results of your choice. As other said; let her try them and decide. Good luck with your search.
  5. I don’t know. I would love to have some Performance Center Revolvers from back in the day when PC meant something. But I have a PC M&P that I told the guys at S&W if it was ever in the Performance Center; in was on a cart passing through.
  6. I didn’t find anything with the battery and switch set-up I wanted, so I ordered two more of the Fenix PD35 V2.0’s. Fenix has 20% off for Memorial weekend, that made their price a few bucks less than Amazon.
  7. My bad, when you google it, it has the TWRA website link I posted above.
  8. This thread is six years old and he hasn't logged in for five, I think this is the info you are asking about: Norris Shooting Range Address: 699 Upper Clear Creek Rd, Andersonville, TN 37705 Phone: (865) 494-0880 https://www.tn.gov/twra/hunting/firing-ranges.html
  9. He tried to; he put Pence in charge. But then the media just cried all day every day that he wasn’t taking this seriously because he wasn’t doing the briefings. They just wanted him in there so they could ask ignorant questions and get him pizzed so he would say stupid stuff instead of posting it on Twitter. He isn’t going to shut up about anything. I’m sure he believes that if you don’t like what he has to say; that’s your problem not his.
  10. They said on the news today Memorial Day gas prices will approach a 20 year low. I figured when this started they would find some way to shoot prices through the roof based on the virus. Looks like it may not happen.
  11. Which one do you have? Is the ON/OFF switch and the intensity level separate?
  12. Only if you do it with the intent of committing Civil rights intimidation. 39-17-309
  13. That would be some reasons for reloading, regardless of the cost. I would like some of those Carpenter bee (or wasp) loads. But where I live I’m pretty sure the cops would get called. I would hate to have the cops walk around the corner of my house while I’m out there seeming, randomly firing into the air.
  14. The SC site lists Tennessee, but it has a link back to TN.Gov that is not there anymore. As you can see, there is no “Enhanced Only“ like there are after several other states. I would suspect they have not addressed it yet, and when they do; it will also be “Enhanced Only“. How quick do you need to know? I have a family member that is a Police Officer in SC, but it might take awhile to find out from them. http://www.sled.sc.gov/Reciprocity1.aspx
  15. My understanding is that for retired Officers LEOSA requires you have ID and meet your prior departments qualification requirements, and some departments don’t authorize out of state trainers to do that. Is that not part of the problem?
  16. We lost or best source of range ammo, Walmart. (That's what I read, but I haven't needed ammo in awhile, so I haven't been in there.) But then Sportsman Warehouse opened and they are pretty close to Walmart prices. I have ordered ammo online, but its usually because of a really good special. Academy has good prices also, but I have to go to Smyrna for that, so I haven’t been there much.
  17. I’m not a Doctor. But I do have a very good Doctor. If I get sick I will take what he tells me to take. I’m not going to tell him I want to take something, or I don’t want to take something based on what the President or anyone else says. If there is a chance something will work, I hope he won’t wait until I am deathly ill and in the last hours of my life, so some azzhats can claim the recommended drug either didn’t do anything, or killed me. Politics doesn’t belong in medicine. Not in abortion, not in pain medication, and not in this. But I would guess very few Doctors write prescriptions based on all this ridiculous drama about what the President is, or is not taking. I doubt there is very little controversy in the medical community; I suspect most of it is on the internet and in the media.
  18. I thought when I look at it years ago an out of state LEO cert that was within 5 years was good. But I don’t see anything there now to allow anyone not certified in this state (other than military) to skip the class. Do you have certification of any of this? If you are a currently employed Federal LEO covered by LEOSA; who is telling you there would be a problem?
  19. What do you guys think of this light? 3000 lumens in a light that size is crazy! I would pre-order this right now, but I’m a little skeptical of that rotary switch, as I absolutely hate the operation of my Streamlight ProTac HL 5-X USB. I think it needs that rotary switch AND an on/off. I love my small 1000 lumens Fenix that has separate ON/OFF and light level switches. They are $120 pre-order, but $96 through 5/25.
  20. You used to get an FFL discount with some online vendors, I don’t think many do that anymore. Or if you are buying old surplus stuff, it keeps you from going through an FFL. I haven’t used mine much over the years, but for $10 a year; I’ve kept it.
  21. 18 U.S. Code § 922. Unlawful acts (b)It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell or deliver— (1)any firearm or ammunition to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is less than eighteen years of age, and, if the firearm, or ammunition is other than a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition for a shotgun or rifle, to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is less than twenty-one years of age;
  22. Darn it! I wanted to play some doubles tennis in NY this weekend.

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