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  1. 20 hours ago, StrategicFS said:

     They did include plates to match almost every red dot out though.

    I've read numerous reports of screws being sheared and optics flying off due to issues with the supplied plastic mounting plates.  I for one wish a steel plate was supplied by S&W, but in fairness I don't believe any gun manufacturer supplies a steel plate.

  2. 6 hours ago, Grayfox54 said:

    Generally when sending a firearm in for service, you contact the maker, company or provider first. Making all arrangements prior to shipping. More often than not, they will e-mail you a pre-paid shipping label. Simply attach that to the package and drop off at the named carrier. 

    Not anymore. That’s my point. UPS, like FedEx, will no longer accept a firearm from a non-FFL. A manufacturer providing a shipping label to an individual is no longer a thing as none of the carriers will accept the firearm from the individual. 

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  3. "UPS has changed its policies.  Like FedEx, UPS will now *ONLY* accept firearm shipments from FFLs.
    An unlicensed person can no longer ship a handgun without the services of a FFL. 
    An unlicensed person may still ship a long gun to a FFL in any state or to another unlicensed person in the *same state* via U.S. Postal Service (USPS/"mail"), but not via UPS or FedEx. An unlicensed person may not ship handguns via U.S. Postal Service."

    So with FedEx not accepting firearms except from an FFL and now UPS adopting the same policy, and with handguns unable to go via USPS, will manufacturers somehow make right the costs the consumer will be  paying in the way of FFL charges to ship and then once again receive a defective firearm?

    Seems like FFL's will capitalize on this new revenue stream. FFL charges could easily add up to another $100 just to send off and receive back the defective gun.  


  4. Hipower, as you try out various 9mm handguns I'd be curious of your feedback when you get around to trying the IWI Masada.  I'd like to know the pros/cons compared to all the other similarly priced competitors you have experience with.

  5. A couple of things I keep in my kit are aspirin and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in both capsule and liquid form (Zzzquil)

    If myself or someone with me is having cardiac symptoms indicative of aspirin administration, it's good to have that at my fingertips.  Diphenhydramine for an allergic reaction.

    I'm also a big fan of the Israeli bandage.  A great way to secure a trauma pad anywhere on the torso and larger limbs.

  6. Another wishful bit of firearm legislation I would like to see in Tennessee, ironically also as is the case in Florida, is preemption with regard to where a firearm can be discharged.

    In Florida, State statute makes clear that a firearm may be discharged on one's private property regardless of how small or how large the property is so long as the shooting is done safely without negligence.  Granted, safely and without negligence is subjective; however, a municipality such as a city or county cannot make their own rules dictating anything different than what the State allows.  A city cannot write their own ordinance stating "No discharge in city limits" or "No gunfire after sunset" or likewise.

    I see so many posts here asking "may I fire my gun on my property here or there?"  It shouldn't matter where one resides so long as one is on their own property and the bullets are not leaving that property.

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  7. 2 hours ago, moodster said:

    M&P .40 gen 1. Looking for a P365 though.

    and any random knife from the collection because I can never decide 😄

    Similar here.  Most often I carry the 365 in appendix position but more & more I'm carrying my M&P 40 on my hip.  Once I'm confident the kinks have been worked out with the M&P 10mm I plan to get that and have it replace the .40

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  8. On 3/27/2022 at 8:54 PM, Chucktshoes said:

    It is something that may superficially appear to be a duck, but does not meet the statutory definition of a duck.

    Allowing unelected bureaucrats to change and reinterpret the law to suit their whims does not result in more freedom for anyone. It was a bad precedent set with the bumpstock ban and exactly what those of us who decried it at the time warned everyone about. 

    This is incremental groundwork that’s being laid that can eventually allow for the reclassification of modern semiauto rifles as machine guns. The ATF is going to keep pushing as far as they can unless they are stopped. 

    I agree with everything in that post.  Furthermore, if the Government cannot define a "woman" I have no confidence in their nuanced definition of a machine gun.

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  9. I have a Glock 22 Gen 2 and Gen 4.  I also have a 9mm conversion barrel that allows me to reliably use 9mm ammo in the G-22.  When I bought the conversion barrel some 15 years ago it was to train with the more economical 9mm ammo while carrying the arguably more potent .40 ammo when not training. 

    That flexibility has served me well.

  10. 14 minutes ago, Sleep profit said:

    Ok would there be a any potential problem with over penetration. Is this a high speed round. Or is it more like a slow round like 45. 

    A lot of variables to that answer.  The 10mm round will be traveling a lot faster than a .45, but the type of bullet will have a lot to do with "over penetration" concerns.  Know your target and what is behind your target.

    I encourage you to do your own research through reading or watching videos, but 10mm is basically a .40 on steroids.  Really, .40 is a neutered 10mm.  Conveniently, many 10mm handguns will reliably fire .40 ammo, although no manufacturer recommends this.

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  11. 10 minutes ago, Sleep profit said:

    Question.  What. Would you use a 10  mm for I have never had or shot one  self defense. Hunting.   Bowling pins   What the advantage over a  9 mm or 45 

    For me personally, I like the ballistics of the round.  From my line of work, I have seen too many people shot with a 9mm round and they were doing better than I would like if I had been the one who shot them in defense of my life.  Admittedly, a lot of those were shot with ball ammo rather than defensive ammo, but the size and velocity of the 10mm round makes for a potent defensive handgun.

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  12. On 3/22/2022 at 11:08 PM, TGO David said:

    It seems like they should refer to the new version as the M&P 2.5 since it's an incremental improvement.

    When I saw the release of the 10mm M&P it took a lot of restraint for me to not find one to buy right away.  I'm glad I waited.  I've seen multiple reports of numerous issues that when reported to S&W they simply minimized or ignored, at least publicly.  I was hoping they would make some minor rolling production changes leading to improvement.  I was reminded of how Sig had some rolling changes to overcome a few items with the initial introduction of the P365.  I pray the bugs are being worked out by S&W.  I figured I would give the new platform a year in the market before I lay down my money for one.  It bothers me though that a cheap plastic MOS mounting plate is what's included instead of a quality machined aluminum plate.

  13. I sympathize with your frustration.  Drives me nuts when something that should be so simple becomes a herculean task.  I am anxious to get the new M&P 10mm but hearing some negative reports about the gun and S&W's replies to the consumers has me holding off.  I hope I can get back to where I have confidence in the products S&W turns out as well as responsive customer service from them.  I don't see me getting to that point any time soon.

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  14. On 12/27/2021 at 6:03 PM, chances R said:

    Still waiting on the M&P 10mm.  If it is like my full size 45, it will be a winner.

    I'm anxious to get the M&P 10mm.  Debating between the 4.0" and the 4.6" versions.  I'm cooling my jets for a little bit though to allow them to have some more time in the market.  I'm reading of numerous users complaining of FTE/FTF issues and couple of cases of slide mounted optics shearing the screws and flying off under recoil after several magazines.

  15. I'm aware personally of a few cases similar to what was described by the OP.  In one of the cases the State Attorney's Office did not prosecute.  In another the alleged assailant was acquitted based upon a legal defense of self-defense.  Regardless, a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of money out of pocket on legal fees for those individuals. 

    It's unfortunate but too many times I've seen officers make an arrest on the spot with the attitude that the Prosecutor's Office can figure it out and make the call to charge or not.  Besides seeing that attitude regularly on display I'm also speaking from experience in that regard.  An angry, frustrated cop arrested me, I contacted my attorney, posted bond and waited for over two months for things to play out while they decided whether or not to even charge me.  When the ASA got around to looking at the charge and the supposed evidence, he declined to move forward.  The ASA was reportedly frustrated that the cop even arrested me.  I'm proof that "you can beat the charge but you can't beat the ride."

    I wonder if the gentleman in this instance has any self-defense insurance and if it will come into play on this.  I know that CCW Safe will not cover a domestic situation.  This seems very domestic in nature.


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