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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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    Knoxville Tennessee
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    Preps, self defense training
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    R.N. Emergency Room


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    Glock 19
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    J Frame S&W

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. Thanks for posting this! I'm about 2/3 the way through my copy and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Mr. Givens is an excellent instructor and a darn fine person. I've had the honor, and pleasure, of training with Mr. Givens and always enjoyed the time I was able to spend with him at his facility (at that time ) Rnagemaster in Memphis. His book "Fighting Smarter" is also a great book. My copy is the older version from around 2003, but I understand there is an updated version, iirc. I would highly recommend "Concealed Carry Class" for both new shooters and seasoned shooters as well.
  7. I don't have any personal experience with the project you are planning, sounds pretty darn cool ! But an excellent resource, imho, is Steven Harris. I've listened to him on various self sufficiency podcast and read many of his blog posts over the years where he goes into great detail for similar projects. I'll post a few links below. Let us know how the project develops Kev. https://www.stevenharris.net/ http://www.solar1234.com/ http://www.battery1234.com/ https://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/?s=steve+harris+episodes
  8. I hope all of my TGO "Family" has a Blessed and wonderful Christmas. God Bless you all.
  9. This is certainly what I've done in the past. As mentioned, if properly stored it seems to have an incredibly long shelf like. Our local Point Blank range will order powder and primers for you. The price is certainly more than if you bulk purchased them yourself, but it's one of the few options I'm aware of in the Knoxville area.
  10. If this was the Turkey Creek Walmart I saw the same thing Monday morning. They also had around 6 boxes (50 rds) of Tula 45 acp at $7.00 per box. I had no need so didn't purchase any. But I was surprised to see anything besides "hunting" ammo.
  11. Thank you for what you do @pop pop! This is what our community needs to grow and do so positively. I commend you Sir. I have a couple of LCR's, one in .38 spl and one in .22 LR. While the .22 has a heavier trigger it is incredibly smooth and I find practicing with it helps with my DA shooting all around. I actually wouldn't hesitate to carry it as a second gun... not primary of course. But Claude Werner (The Tactical Professor) makes a decent case for such in a very narrow and limited niche application. I have a S&W 422 that I started my son on long ago and it's helped my wife in starting her journey into handgun shooting. It incredibly reliable and very accurate. It's a great little .22 semiauto and Smith made a bad decision when they stopped producing them imho.
  12. I'm with @Grayfox54 here. More info and maybe some pics? Mags? I've loaded many, many thousands of rounds of 45 acp FMJ and LRN at 1.230" and had no feeding issues with 1911's, Glocks and even a Star PD I had. I did run across a few 1911 magazines that were problematic but that was a rarity. I never had issues with 13 round Glock mags.
  13. Thank you @Moped and @hipower. Solid info and much appreciated. It'll be after the first of the year before I can swing one. I'm hoping one pops up in our classifieds that relatively local to me. You never know @pop pop, I am familiar with the concept of using water in the guise of a "Fackler Box". It's set up using 1 gallon ziplock bags of water. According to the article I'll link below by Jim Higginbotham, the correlation is that water is 1.8 times easier to penetrate than ballistic gelatin . I would imagine your setup would provide some interesting info. Love to see some photos of it, mainly because I'm jealous that I don't have a place to set up something like this! Decent article in case anyone's interested. https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/triggernometry-home-bullet-penetration/

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