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lock n' load last won the day on April 11 2018

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  1. My whole issue to this is just that there is no need for this new permit class. One permit structure is just fine. If one wants a permit then just save the money to get the HCP. As long as we are required by the state to obtain a permit to carry then proper marksmanship and common sense should apply. As others have said, some states won't recognize the new permit. What good is that if that permit is not recognized? I would love for constitutional carry to be the norm but I don't have faith that it will ever happen. In the mean time at least prove you can hit your target and understand the laws. Easier said than done in a life or death scenario. Could I do it? I hope so or I'll be in a world of s#&t. One thing I learned is that every bullet that leaves your gun has a lawyer attached to it. That and showing that you understand the basic concept of deadly force in self defense can mean the difference between going home or going to jail possibly. I dunno what the new course teaches but I doubt it matches what I learned in my HCP class back when I took it. I learned just enough to be dangerous. Practical tactical courses should be next. I want to take some but the money thing keeps me from doing at the moment..
  2. I personally think the new permit is not a good idea. Showing some proficiency at shooting a stationary piece of paper gives the instructor some idea if the student can hit the broad side of a barn. Also, I wonder if the online class goes into details about common sense laws about using deadly force? There was a guy in GA that is charged with felony murder for shooting and killing a teen for stealing his cellphone. If I'm not mistaken, you don't have to take a class to get a CCW in GA. Just go to the courthouse, fill out some paperwork and if your BG check comes back clean you get your permit. I think all states issuing a permit to carry a gun should at least give some legal perspective on the use of deadly force in their state so that applicants know some basic rules. Most places you can't shoot someone over stolen property. If a person doesn't know that then they will be in for a rude awakening if the do. Am I wrong for thinking that way?
  3. I was looking at the reciprocy map and noticed Minnesota doesn't honor TN permits. I was thinking they used to or did I just overlook them?
  4. That's who I order my ammo from if I buy online. They have good prices I think.
  5. I have a .223/5.56 rifle and one that shoots 7.62x39. The cost of the 7.62 for 1k rounds was cheaper than 1k rounds of .223. Maybe it's because the ammo comes from Russia (TulAmmo)?
  6. +1. That is the station I go to when renewed both my DL and HCP. Wait isn't very long and the folks there are nice. I opted for the lifetime permit the last time I renewed mine.
  7. WTH? http://newschannel9.com/news/local/concealed-carry-permit-holder-accidentally-fires-weapon-on-cleveland-state-campus-thursday
  8. I bought a CMC mag today and shot another 100 rounds again. Had almost shot 100 rounds when it failed again. I tried pushing the slide forward and couldn't get it to budge. I cleared it and finished off the box. I've sent RIA another email requesting it to be returned for repairs. Hopefully I'll hear back from them Monday to get the process started again. Ugh.
  9. Yes. I experienced the issue with various brands of fmj ammo also. The failure has occured with both the WC and the ACT mags. I'm not sure what poundage the recoil spring is however.
  10. Yes. Before I sent the gun off, I detail stripped the slide and cleaned the channels out with a Q-tip. It took about 4 to get it clean.
  11. I guess I just need to get a different gun
  12. I read on another forum that I may need to get an extended magazine release that holds the magazine tighter in the gun. Anyone think this might be a possible solution?
  13. I looked at the follower and couldn't find any dimple on it. The only magazines I have are the stock magazine and the WC magazine I bought. I've had the issue with both magazines.
  14. Update #2 I sent my gun back to RIA two weeks ago to have them check the gun out. I explained what it was doing and they sent me a return label to ship the gun back. The gun was only gone two weeks and I got it back yesterday which was pretty quick to me. They indicated that they tuned, cleaned, lubed and tested the gun. They never indicated what they tuned. I fired another 100 rounds through it and again had a failure to go into battery on the last round. This happened with the stock magazine that came with the gun. Now I am looking a several options. Option A: start replacing parts with aftermarket parts (extractor, recoil spring, etc) and have it tuned by a gunsmith to see if that fixes the issue. Option B: trade the gun for an American-made 1911. I think trying to upgrade parts will end up costing as much if not more than buying a better gun. I've read good reviews about RIA guns and I still want to think they make good guns. Maybe I just got a lemon. I think they have a good customer service system with how quickly they handled my situation but unfortunately, it didn't seem to work for me.

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