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About logicprevails

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    North of Nashville, TN

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  • Handgun Carry Permit
    Yes
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  • Carry Weapon #1
    Glock 19
  • Carry Weapon #2
    Para LDA CCO
  1. I spent an aggregate of about 10 years in management with both. While they both have their inherent evils, I choose FedEx. I was in hub operations, BTW, not package or P&D.
  2. Brits are OK....they just speak funny
  3. This may have been posted already, but didn't see it anywhere in a cursory search of the forum: LONDON (Reuters) – A soldier serving with the British Army in Afghanistan has told of the moment he threw back a Taliban hand grenade, telling himself: "I've really only got one chance to do this." Rifleman James McKie from Recce Platoon, 3rd Battalion The Rifles was under fire from three directions on a roof when the grenade hit his platoon commander and landed at his feet. "My first thought was I hope this doesn't hurt too much," the New Zealander said. "That, and I've really only got one chance to do this. "If it fails, either way, doing nothing, I'm going to get the same amount of hurt. So I picked it up and threw it off the roof." It exploded in mid-air just seconds later, sending shrapnel flying. A media statement from The Rifles at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which carried McKie's account, said his actions helped to save the lives of his commander and one other soldier who were involved in a fire-fight in the Sangin area of Helmand province, where six British soldiers have been killed in the last week. "We were in a high position on a compound roof," McKie went on. "There was no way you could throw yourself off and not get injured, so I made a decision to pick up the grenade and throw it off the roof. "I tried to throw it properly, to clear the roof. I didn't want to do it half-arsed and have them throw it back at us or anything like that. "I remember thinking that if I didn't pull this off, it was going to hurt. But at that stage I was pretty much committed." McKie sustained fragmentation injuries to his right arm and face as the grenade exploded mid air, close to where he stood. Fragmentation also hit his Platoon commander Captain Graeme Kerr who received leg injuries and who is recovering at Selly Oak Hospital in Britain. "In retrospect, people keep telling me how brave I am, which I'm slightly embarrassed about," said McKie, who previously served in the New Zealand army. "I'd like to think that anyone in that situation would have done the same or something similar because you can't just sit there and let yourself or other people get hurt. "I don't feel particularly brave. I thought: I have to do this to survive." Soldier tells how he threw back Taliban grenade - Yahoo! News Good story of a quick thinking hero, even if he is a Brit;)
  4. I have a Para LDA CCO with the 3.5 in. barrell. The only Serpa that I could find was for the full size. Used an angle grinder with cutoff wheel to remove the extra material below the muzzle. Alas, the dimensions of the holster didn't account for the shorter frame, so the gun fit with much wiggle. Solution: heated the kydex with a heat gun and formed it around the shorter frame for a tight fit. I've also used a Dremel tool with the sandpaper drum to shape or remove material from the kydex. Use it on slow and it shouldn't melt the material.
  5. Nice rig (and nice lemonsqueezer, too)! I'm envious of both.
  6. I would say if presented with the same situation, I would hold center of mass while letting the individual know that they need to leave. Especially if I couldn't confirm whether they were armed, or not (and confirming that would take more than a few seconds). If he were, say, armed with a gun in his rear waistband, not having a muzzle pointed at his melon may have emboldened a draw attempt on his part. Just sayin'.
  7. GWAR....now THAT'S a spectacle to behold. Primus meets H.R. Puffnstuff.
  8. I use the 835, but either way you'd be good to go. You'll be addicted. I started last year and bagged 2 birds. Totally hooked and could care less about deer hunting, now. Use the Hevi Shot loads.....they really work well.
  9. I went today also. Got there just before the mad rush. Sold my Sabre AR and a Glock 22. Glock went to a TGO member (Sam Riley....+1, good guy). Now this is interesting. There was this older gentleman riding around on his George Costanza scooter. Pretty heavy dude. Anyway, he was about 20 feet or so from me and he blows his front tire on this thing. Sounded like somebody touched one off. Pretty loud. Had a few people concerned, to say the least.
  10. That's a whole lotta ventilated rib. Kinda like this one: http://jwilsonsworld.com/mateba.htm
  11. I have been a huge 1911 fan for many years. Over the past several years, I've had to pare down my gun stash to the minimum. I still have, as my primary carry weapon, a Para LDA CCO (Officer's size). When choosing a 1911 to keep (I know, it's not a true 1911 with the LDA trigger) I chose the pistol that I shot the best with and fit the carry needs. I had a Kimber and a couple of custom builds, all full sized guns. Part of my choice was based upon the concealability of the LDA, but it did shoot as well as, or better than, the others. Anyone else here a fan of the LDAs?
  12. Once you buy a 1911 platform pistol, you'll be addicted. And ya gotta love a wife that thinks like yours does.
  13. Lol. I appreciate the condolences from all of you. I guess you could call it love blind, but it wouldn't be prudent to send the wife back and stay here, since the 6 YO daughter would go with her also. Can't have both my gals that far away. As far as the taxes, yup....sux. Along with most of the other stuff that was mentioned. However, the opportunity to live within walking distance of Lake Ontario and almost double my income (which would offset the tax situation a bit) just seems like the right move at the moment. Would afford the wife the opportunity to 'return home', as well. Not to mention the medical problems I have that are heat-related that wouldn't be as big of an issue there. Great hunting, fishing, camping, etc. Have even spoken with the pistol clerk (yes they even have a govt pistol clerk....more tax dollars at work ) and judge and was given the down-low on how to get an unrestricted license for carry. The good thing is that if we decide to, we can always come back to TN.
  14. Actually, my wife's just to the right of Rush Limbaugh, but she does miss the snow, the cold, the family, and stuff. The things we're willing to go through for the missus.

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