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Posts posted by DaveTN

  1. 10 minutes ago, Hozzie said:

    Bought and sold many things on GOC without issue.  Use your common sense and you should be fine.  If I feel anything at all is off kilter, I just don't do it.

    Me too. I get a lot of activity; half of it is useless. But I've bought and sold a lot there. I won't travel to meet anyone from there. I also won't give anyone a phone number on preliminary conversations. Seems to be a lot of phone number collectors.

    14 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

    Seems like everything I like on there is in Crossville. Why is Crossville a gun hotspot. lol

    Ha, Ha, Ha, I have wondered the same thing.

  2. 42 minutes ago, Grayfox54 said:

    A couple of years ago, my then GF and I went to visit a friend of her's living  just outside of a small coastal town in northern Florida. We had taken the GF's dog along as well. About 10:00 pm I went to take the dog for a walk so he could take care of business before bedtime. As I was about to leave, the friend said "Be careful, the bears have been troublesome and raiding garbage cans of late".  :eek:

    Oh swell! And all I had brought along was my little Colt Mustang .380.  Not my first choice against a black bear. :shake:  But then I realized the small, but extremely bright LED flashlight in my hand had a strobe feature. I decided that that would be the better weapon in the event of a bear encounter. Hopefully, the strobe would confuse and scare the critter into going away. Fortunately, I never had to find out. ;)

    But I still like the idea and carry that flashlight whenever I go camping or hiking. I'd really like to test my theory. But I will be carrying a gun just in case. :rolleyes:


    We had to warn people not to take their dogs in boats where there were Gators. Gators will come in a boat after a dog. They must really be scrumptious.

  3. It sounds to me like they are preparing to try to lay blame on whoever cleared him to take-off. Unless it’s so bad nothing can fly; that’s on the pilot, who is the only one that knows his individual abilities.

    I used to fly with a friend for work. When the weather was questionable, he used to always say “It’s better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.”

    And if they weren’t tracking him on radar, how did they get the information about his speed variance?

  4. 1 hour ago, pop pop said:

    I would appreciate your opinions. 

    They are the same when it comes to killing deer. So it comes down to the round itself. For that reason I would go with the .308. It is one out the most popular hunting round in this country, used by our military, available everywhere, plentifully, and cheap surplus ammo is available. Plus its my favorite rifle round (the most important part); there is nothing better for all-around use.

    The 7mm-08 is a designer spin off of the .308. There won’t be any cheap surplus ammo for range day. It will be expensive and not readily available. Those aren’t good things for a young man.

  5. 50 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

    I didn’t intend to offend anyone, but should have seen it coming. I just do not understand why our society elevates athletes, actors, etc. to sainthood status or beyond simply because they have a specific talent.

    I’ve not seen it mentioned here that one of our planes went down in Afghanistan a few days ago. It was barely mentioned in the news. 

    No one is elevating him to sainthood status. He was exceptional in his field and one of the few good role models for kids in the game. If that had been Jerry Miculek, Julie Golob, or even Shane Coley, it would have been talked about here (because they are exceptional in their field) but probably not on the news much.

    When a few people are morning their loss; it won’t make national news. When hundreds of thousands are; it will.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Magiccarpetrides said:

    Well dang if I didn't already send it to the auction i'd offer you up my BNIB 1978 Blackhawk Convertible 45acp/45lc with 7.5" barrel.  Alas its at PowellAuction.com  should be on their online auction late Feb early March.

    Thanks, but that barrel is too long. I have a 7.5” Super Blackhawk now.

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  7. 2 minutes ago, Omega said:

    So, what you guys are saying is that insurance thinks it more likely there will be a problem if a business doesn't post, then if they do?  In either case, it matters little to me what their reasoning is, I chose not to patronize establishments that post their business.

    If that is directed at me; I couldn’t care less what the insurance company thinks. I care what the property owner thinks. Just like I support your decision to not patronize their business; that works for you.

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  8. 1 hour ago, E4 No More said:

    The news this morning stated that this particular Sikorsky helicopter was a designed to fly in zero visibility. Many aircraft do that. It sounds to me like a case of bad :poop: happens when instruments go wrong.

    I agree. Of course, no one knows what happened and we are all guessing, until the NTSB tells us what happened. But they showed yesterday that the helicopter was flying at 150 knots, slowed to around 50 for awhile and then sped back up to 150 before crashing. They kept showing the crash site yesterday and I don’t know if it was all debris from the wreck, or if something was already there; but the debris field looked massive. It made he think the pilot flew into a hill at 150 knots.

  9. 50 minutes ago, Omega said:

    Sure, an owner or corporate may have their reasons, but that does not change my stance.  If their insurance is the issue, I would ask if they are covered in case there is a shooting in their place, because some will surely sue if they do not provide for the safety of unarmed customers.

    They are probably getting sued no matter what. they are the “Deep Pockets” and in our litigious society they are the target. Attorneys need to get paid, and to a lesser extent, get a settlement for their client. But a “win” or a settlement means nothing if there is no ability to pay. They need a cash payout.

    It's not about the Constitution or gun rights, who is right or wrong, or who is in danger; it’s about money.

    Business owners owe it to their families, their employees, and the families of their employees to do the best they can and protect the business the best they can. If they decide (for whatever reason, or for no reason) that posting their business is the best thing for them; so be it.

    A business doesn’t owe you protection. If you feel it is unsafe; then don’t go in. It really is that simple.

    I support a business owner or private property owners’ rights to determine what will and will not be allowed on their property. I don’t go out of my way to look for signs; so, it isn’t an issue with me and I doubt it ever will be.

    Life’s tough; wear a helmet ;)

    EDIT: Remember the post here about the ND that went through a restaurant window? If that had killed someone You think the person that had the ND would be the only one sued? Of course not, the business would be sued. And being a posted business would help their case.

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  10. 47 minutes ago, JReedEsq said:

    I have seen lots of bears in the woods but I am probably more concerned about coywolves, coyotes, or boars.  




    45 minutes ago, JReedEsq said:

    The Dad in the article above, smothered the coyote in the snow.  The chances are very slim that snow would be deep enough for that to work around here. 

    I don't think killing a Coyote with my hands would be hard, but I sure wouldn't want to fight a bear. 

    That story said the victims were treated for rabies as a precaution. I always thought if you had the head of the animal; it could be checked for rabies??

  11. 12 minutes ago, PAULSHOOT said:

    Dave, maybe be good to start a new post regarding IMGUR and How to get pictures into TGO Post or Reply because the final you made is so good, yet hidden way down in this post. 

    Suggest a Subject like  "Use IMGUR Account to Post Pictures into TGO Forum"  

    Okay, I edited out some of the previous stuff. You might want to go back and delete where you quoted them.

  12. Okay, lets start with creating an IMGUR account.

    This is the opening page. in the upper right corner click on “SIGN UP”


    On this next page make up a username, email, password, and a phone number.


    On this next page put in the 7 didgit verification code that was texted to you, and check “I AM NOT A ROBOT”


    You should now be logged in with your user name in the upper right corner


    Now click on the button to the right of your name so the menu shown here appears. Click on “IMAGES”


    On this screen click the green “ADD IMAGES” box.


    On this screen click on “BROWSE” button. This will open a file explorer window. Direct it to where your pictures are stored on your computer. Then select the picture you want to upload and pick ‘OPEN”.


    It now shows you a list of your stored images. Click on the image you want to put in your TGO post.


    Simply click on the blue box that says “COPY” and is next to “BBCode”. The link is now stored in your computers memory.


    Now go to your TGO post, put the cursor wherever you want the image to be and hit CTRL +V. That will put the link in. It will simply show you the address of the link when you do that, but if you select “PREVIEW” or simply submit the post the picture will appear.




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  13. 53 minutes ago, Fourtyfive said:

    The picture appears staged to me. The background does not look normal and the gun has not one scratch on it.

    It is. The camera used to take that picture was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. (Released 2008)

    It also looks like cell towers behind her.

    The gun doesn’t have a mark on it. Her, and her uniform are too clean.


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