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  1. I agree. I have had several iterations of each platform over the years. While I greatly prefer the iPhone, I would not say that a quality Android device is a bad choice. The thing to keep in mind about Android is the much larger range of quality provided by the various device manufacturers means having to conduct more research to be sure you are getting a good one. There is a vast difference between low and high quality Android devices.
  2. Congratulations on the new 10mm! I have a Glock 20 that I have shot some, but not much. I used 180gr Sig brand FMJ with no problem. Although that ammo is supposed to be fairly warm, I did not notice the recoil being particularly harsh. (Of course, the slide of the G20 has more mass than the G29.) I have read that hot ammo can bulge the case with stock Glock barrels, and I have some Underwood ammo to try, but I have not tried it yet. I know some think that a heavier-than-stock recoil spring is needed for high-powered ammo. I think it could be true if you want to shoot quickly, but I don’t have enough experience with it to say.
  3. For the two options listed in the title, I recommend looking at the available ammunition that best fits your purpose and which pistol is more comfortable to carry while hiking. If your concern is larger animals, then either hardcast or copper solid projectiles seems to be the way to go. From what I have seen, there are better loadings for this purpose in .45 ACP than in 9mm. Either should be effective against coyotes or mountain lions, but they probably start to lose effectiveness with wild hogs and are minimally useful against bears. Considering that a dangerous encounter with any of these animals is unlikely, the better consideration probably is which is more comfortable to carry in a hiking situation.
  4. This one died in House subcommittee because none of the representatives would even offer a “second” on the motion to vote. The Senate version is still in subcommittee, but the Senate is usually worse than the House in supporting our rights.
  5. This result is definitely a good start. No doubt, TWRA will appeal, but it is helpful that the trial court ruled in favor of the landowners.
  6. Watching the House subcommittee online today, I was reminded how these politicians love to hide behind “voice votes” where their names are not recorded with each vote. The system is designed to hide much of the process.
  7. Somehow I missed HB2554 and it’s companion bill when you first posted this list. If enhanced permit holders are defined as LEO for the purpose of carrying firearms, then there will be very few restrictions on carrying with the enhanced permit. I think they probably need to add some language that would force private venues to recognize the enhanced permit as the equivalent of a badge for carrying purposes, but even as written, it is a large step forward. Sadly, I will be surprised if this bill passes either chamber in its current form, as I expect (especially in the Senate) the moderates will leave it to die in committee.
  8. I am watching this one. The language in it would delete the vague "intent to go armed" from the current statute.
  9. Thank you for keeping us updated. Did you get any idea if leadership will let this bill get to a floor vote?
  10. https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/112/pub/pc0108.pdf
  11. Is this bill as great as it should have been? No. Are we better with this bill than without it? Yes. I am still surprised this governor was willing to push this bill at all. Tennessee governors tend to be moderates, regardless of party, and a change of this magnitude is not usually something they will promote. They might acquiesce to it, but usually will not promote it. My read on this situation is that the governor told the leadership “this far and no farther” on this one. He seems to be willing to appear more conservative than the usual Tennessee governor, but he is not going to push for what he sees as “radical” change. One other positive: I think what just passed may ease the ability to adjust the law toward what it should be without as much fanfare in the future. After six months of permitless carry without the ever-predicted carnage in the streets, we may see some “corrections” passed in the next session to address issues like carry in parks and other differences from the enhanced permit. Of course, they could just ignore these issues altogether, but lately it seems they like to tweak the carry laws almost every year.
  12. 10mm is a fun cartridge, and IMO the Glocks are currently the best handgun platforms for it. I think the choice among the 20, 29, and 40 mostly depends on how you intend to use them. The 40 will get the most stock performance out of the cartridge, but it is probably an open carry only option. The 20 and 29 can be concealed without much difficulty, so I think the 20 is probably the best overall option. There are several aftermarket barrel options for all of them, so there are options to expand their usefulness. I can’t provide any advice on using red dots with them, but they sure are fun to shoot.
  13. It’s a shame that this bill is the “best” the supermajority can deliver. While this bill is a disappointment, I am disgusted that my supposedly “100% pro-second amendment” state senator voted against the bill in its entirety. Having seen his votes in other matters, I am not entirely surprised. He is not what he claims to be, but I suppose most politicians are the same.
  14. The bill has passed in the Senate, but the House still has not voted. From what I have read from TFA, this bill is an improvement on the current situation, but it could be so much better. If we have so many “pro-gun Republicans” in the general assembly, why are they so hesitant to pass a real constitutional carry bill? I have not yet reviewed the record, but apparently no amendments were allowed to the senate version of the bill. At this point, it would be helpful to call (rather than email) our state representatives to pressure them to make amendments to improve the bill. Once this bill passes, in whatever final form it may be, the Governor will congratulate himself for getting “constitutional carry” passed, and that will be the end of his efforts on this issue.
  15. This story made me realize that I have always assumed the bullet from a squib would be far enough down the barrel that it would not interfere with feeding the next round. I have never experienced a squib, so I guess the warnings about squibs created the impression that they are always midway or farther in the barrel. It certainly makes sense that it could be lodged close enough to the chamber to prevent a complete feed. If it is going to happen, it seems better for it to cause a failure to feed such that a new round can’t be chambered and fired into the obstruction.
  16. I agree. I also see many tristar stickers upside-down on vehicles. I think most people just don’t know the correct way to display it.
  17. While it does not use the word “sanctuary” HB0446/SB0557 looks helpful: “Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, adds a prohibition of the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the sale of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories if the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.”
  18. GMRS radios are another option that might be useful for the local area and a few surrounding counties. The license does not require a test. Also, while it is not a great option, I have been able to get decent distance from single sideband (ssb) CB radio. Based on the responses above, I have started looking into BBS. What boards are good for information?
  19. This new bill by Rep. Griffey looks good, but I don’t have much hope that it will pass as written. https://fox17.com/news/local/tennessee-lawmaker-pushes-for-true-constitutional-carry-law-firearms-nra-concealed-permit-crime-law-enforcement-guns-criminal-self-defense
  20. Not really, but permitless carry is a more accurate name for this bill. There are still too many remaining restrictions not addressed by this bill to consider it constitutional carry.
  21. Exactly right! There was a couple killed here in Knoxville a couple of months ago by a complete stranger who crashed his truck through the front wall of their house and shot both of them. https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/03/27/west-knox-bizarre-double-homicide-ronnie-johnson-boyd-doris-beets/2917787001/
  22. Even closer to home, our neighboring state of NC, with a similar population distribution, has had permitless open carry for quite a long time. It has not been a catastrophe. I don't think permitless carry in general is going to cause any significant problems here.

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