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Jamie Jackson

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Jamie Jackson last won the day on August 30 2019

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About Jamie Jackson

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  • Birthday 01/31/1954

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • Interests
    Preps, self defense training
  • Occupation
    R.N. Emergency Room

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  • Handgun Carry Permit
    Yes
  • Law Enforcement
    No
  • Military
    Yes
  • NRA
    Yes
  • Carry Weapon #1
    Glock 19
  • Carry Weapon #2
    J Frame S&W

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  1. @Dirtshooter I tried one of those type holster T- shirts you mentioned, a Kramer made iirc, long ago. They were, as mentioned, not comfortable, but most important slow and clumsy to draw from and prone to snagging when trying to draw at any speed. I agree with @Hippy that a quality bellyband is a good consideration for deep concealment. But if worn under a tucked in shirt there is still the need to move a lot of closed clothing out of the way to gain access. I've worn them under my scrubs before and they served me well, but it's gun size dependent to a degree. I still have one that I took a Glock factory holster, cut a bit off and sewed into a bellyband. It served it's purpose well at the time for an NPE situation. I'll attach a pic below if I can dig it up. Just an option... It would be helpful if you mentioned the type/size of handgun and the attire you'll be wearing. Do you wear a coat and tie, or just a dress shirt tucked in? Untucked shirt? I recently listened to Spencer Keepers on the Polite Society podcast talking about concealing a Beretta 92 AIWB while wearing a dress suit with a vest. It's not that I'm recommending AIWB carry (that's my personal choice but I understand it's not for everyone). As to IWB in general I've found that with a quality gunbelt just repositioning the holster an inch or two, fore or aft of 3 o'clock for a right hand shooter to find that "pocket of comfort" can make a significant difference. But we are all individual on this.
  2. My primary these days tends to be my S&W 9mm Shield. I find it far more "shootable" than a gun this size should be. I've carried my G19 for over 20 years now. It's like an old friend, but age is creeping up on me rapidly and the Shield simply takes less thought and effort to comfortably carry. But I have one of my LCR's in a pocket as a secondary, sometimes a primary for NPE carry. Love my wheelies! I still want to pick up an LCP for those times when deep concealment is required. But money is tight these days...
  3. I feel your pain buddy. I have an RMR on my 17 and it dramatically improved my groups, especially at distance. But I've put a lot of dry fire practice into it, still do. Consistent presentation and all of that. But I have been amazed at what improvement it makes at distance. I have astigmatism, so I have to be careful I don't have the dot dialed up too bright at distance (50 yds +), but closer it's a nonissue. It;s nice to be able to simply target focus. Pick up the dot and press. Nice. I have HD's on my G 19 and Ameriglo CAPS on my G 26 and S&W Shield. I'm happy with those choices. When proven out a bit more, I am considering one of the Holosun RDS for my G 26 and/or my S&W Shield...maybe both. Time, and money, will tell.
  4. I like that setup @BCR#1! I have my 550 set up for 9mm as that's what I have historically shoot the most of. But I've loaded quite a bit of .38 and .380 on my old single stage Lee press this year. I need to look into a 550B for .38! Back when I used to shoot 45 acp a bunch I had a separate tool head and powder for my 550. That made life simpler at the time. These days, like @leroy, I claim curmudgeon status.
  5. Great price on some darn decent mags! I only have 4 of the Magpul G-mags, but each has about 1000 rounds thru them and have functioned without a hitch for range use. If I didn't have so darn many Glock mags I'd be all over this! GLWS!
  6. Those guns are beautiful @LINKS2K! And definitely congratulations on the retirement! I am envious and hope to actually do the same ...one of these days...
  7. We've hauled off a tube TV and a couple of window unit AC's to the Knoxville Waste Management Facility on Elm Street, They are a curious bunch with tons of restrictions, rules, and regs, but one of the only options locally I know of my friend. I'll try and link some info below. Crazy world isn't it? Mike's suggestion has merit imho. Someone I know might have done something similar...maybe... 1033 Elm Street Knoxville, TN 37921 Office: 865-215-6700 http://knoxvilletn.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=109562&pageId=200230
  8. Not yet, just intermittently as YouTube keeps pulling them... violation of policy? Seriously? No surprise...
  9. I totally agree. I, like many other TGO members, purchase from SGAmmo and subscribe to their newsletter. In the most recent newsletter they mention the fact that ammo, especially bulk purchase, is at a 13 year low. But they also mention that several companies will be increasing their pricing this year, and of course they mention the unpredictability of an election year and the equally unpredictable response of the public. The majority of us only too well remember the wild swings and shortages of the past 15 years. It's definitely a buyers market right now. How long that lasts is anyone's guess, but this year and the next should prove interesting.
  10. I handload as well and it's definitely worth the time to me. I don't cast but probably should. (A group of us used to but that seems to be on a protracted hiatus...sadly.) But I enjoy handloading and load development. And if your are primarily shooting revolvers (as I have the past 8-9 months) handloading is definitely cost effective. I've put at least 1500 rounds through the LCR .38 I purchased on TGO last April. I couldn't afford to do that otherwise. I generally purchase bulk plated or jacketed 9mm, .380 and .38 bullets during Black Friday sales and that keeps my price per round at around $0.12 - $0.13 each.
  11. Simply outstanding @TripleGGG! What a fantastic thing to do for your staff and their families. Not to mention the positive "Gun Culture" introduction and experience you've shared with them. This is how our 2A and firearms culture and traditions will survive and thrive. I bet those kids will talk about that experience for a long time! You are one heck of a positive role model my friend (I already knew you were a great guy!). I love going to SPB and try to do so weekly. I haven't been since last year (the 31st ) so need to get over there soon...like tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this brother.
  12. Ouch! I've had books loaned not returned before too brother. It looks like since the closing of Paladin Press many older quality books have sky rocketed in price. If only I had known! @Tiffany Johnson Welcome back! I have a feeling you may had had an influence into bringing Mr. Givens into a digital format level of technology. Now, when are we to expect a book from you? I'll pre-order as soon as you give the word. I always enjoy listening to you on the various podcasts you are on btw.
  13. I am sorry for the loss of your friend . I've had that happen, I certainly though it never would as I am much older than my bud was. It's tough. My thoughts and prayers for you my friend. I have rekindled my love of revolvers this past year and tend to shoot one variant or another of a snub weekly. I actually still have my old copy of Mas's Stressfire book from the 80's. I've followed and read Ayoob for a long time and greatly respect the incredible information he shares. Another gentleman (I've never had the opportunity to train with but greatly respect) that has some solid info as regards revolvers and especially snub revolvers is Michael de Bethencourt. btw...his defensive knife training skills are remarkable for it's particular niche imho. Here's a link to one of his vids from Snub Training. Revolver use and techniques are still relevant and I hope we don't lose these bits of knowledge through time. Thankfully these gentlemen had the foresight to record some of their teachings. Another person keeping revolver knowledge alive is Daryl Bolke of Hard Wired Tactical. He's a "been there and done that" kinda guy. Here's a link to a rather long vid (I've listened to this podcast on an mp3 twice now and will probably listen to it a couple of more times). Incredible knowledge here folks! It's worth your time. I promise!

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