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by PistolPete
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 892

Re: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020

A quick dive on the web shows many church's ban firearms in the facility. Given the number of different churches shot up of late, I find the reaction most curious. About 10 years ago I took a tactical class that was mostly made up of cops and mega-church security guards, so at least then there was ...
by PistolPete
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Has anyone in CHAT shot "38 special mid range"? I've never heard of the "mid-range" part. Is it just normal .38 Spcl? From what I understand it's the name for the 148 grain wadcutter load. Not sure why they call it mid-range, as it's some of the lightest loads you can do up in 38 special. Although-...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 137
Views: 4091

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

From NPR : 'Guns, Protests And Elections Do Not Mix': Conflict Experts See Rising Warning Signs - 7 minutes of audioat webpage. A " must-hear " story, imo. Seems pretty typical NPR to me, very one sided. I used to be a regular NPR listener but they got too political after the last presidential elec...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 137
Views: 4091

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

DC businesses are reported to be boarding up windows and door in anticipation of riots from a contested election. Not a real surprise, especially considering that DC is rioting right now because of another POC death. Same thing happening in St Louis: https://www.kmov.com/news/nordstrom-rack-boardin...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

Ah, but just how accurate is the reporting of incidents in China/Russia/India/etc.? Does it compare directly with US reporting practices? When police won't even go into some areas, doesn't that skew things? How much? How many police shootings would Brazil have if the favelas were patrolled by the p...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

Something to remember when comparing stats between the US and other countries is that it may be more accurate to compare the US to other continents. We have our 3rd world regions and warzones the same as other continents. We just don't acknowledge it as readily. Other continents don't count their w...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

So, if you feel we should just declare No-Go zones and leave those communities to self-police, I bet we would cut down on police shootings. It's not a binary choice of having more gun free zones or current levels of police shootings. Present circumstances don't really support less firearms used in ...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7619
Views: 415768

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 pm
I picked up a Butler Creek sling for my Ruger PC9 today. Didn't really need one, but it was on sale and I figured why not. :lol:
A rifle needs a sling!

I got a couple boxes of rifle ammo, mostly for the brass to reload.
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

There are several organizations that track police misconduct, including CATO. If you search "police misconduct database" you'll see several sources, each which is sourced pretty well. CATO took over PoliceMisconduct.net somewhere around 2014 maybe and they have data going back to the mid 2000's at l...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

But you know what you actually want is a Henry Long Ranger. Well-chosen wood, good fit and finish, nice trigger, detachable box mag... I feel you there, Henry has a knack for selecting really nice looking wood. Or I could go for a Browning BLR. Man, they made a run of BLR's this year with light map...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Damnit, Pete...I don't need to be spending $600+tax and FFL. Nor thinking about finding a new FFL, since my usual one isn't available at work anymore. :lol: If I have learned anything about PSA, it's if they offer something on sale one week, just wait a month or 3 and they'll have it on sale again....
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

[The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our (law enforcment) stars, But in ourselves... Eh, people sucking is omnipresent in all cultures. Sure, some cultures suck more than others depending on how you are grading, but people who suck are everywhere. Cops just shoot way more of them here than in Germany...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

M813 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:31 pm
I think it's grossly unrealistic to ask police officers to be experts in law, law enforcement, mental health, marriage counseling and more.
Man, ain't that the truth.
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

I understand why the man was shot. Still don't understand why people see this as unjustified & a cause for such destruction. Because people are weary of people dead or abused at the hands of police being a constant in the news cycle so every time a new one comes up they assume it's the police at fa...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 137
Views: 4091

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Interesting discussion, but let's remember to keep this discussion to lawful defensive use of firearms. Some of the chat is seemingly trending towards offensive use. If there are riots of folks wearing homemade or store bought armor, the only sane strategy is to disengage. It's not worth saving a st...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

For people looking for a Ruger PCC, PSA has them in stock for (barely) less than msrp.
https://palmettostatearmory.com/ruger-p ... ampaign=cl
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1193
Views: 104960

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Well, partial success. I picked up some Dogtown 35 gr HP flat base bullets on sale for the TCM a while back, thinking they would be a good fit. Turns out the length / ogive isn't a great fit. Turns out the TCM is like last call at the bar and goes for the short, fat bullets. I had to load the bullet...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Seems to me that charging the advertisers, those placing ads, a small fee for the listing (call it the eBay model) and keeping the doors open to anyone who wants to buy makes more sense. But, their site, their business, their rules. I don't have to shop there after all. It's possible they ran those...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1193
Views: 104960

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

So tonight I'm going to tackle 22 TCM for the first time. It's a fun round to shoot and I've collected some brass so going to give it a try! It's supposed to be less problematic than 5.7, but in general tiny bottlenecked cartridges can be annoying to work with, so I'll see. I even bought the dedicat...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I'm not seeing that as reasonable at all unless you're making a business. Seriously, if I want to go on there shopping for a firearm I need a premium account to make any contacts, and that's reasonable at $4.00, but why does it have to be an automatic recurring monthly payment? How often do they th...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

I like to think of oddball ammo as best used for back up and occasional use guns. In my area at least, you can find clearance rifles and pistols in odd cartridges. So while I'm not using 45 GAP as a day to day gun, having one as a backup to your every day 9mm Glock would make sense, for those times ...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 694
Views: 17845

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Someone already found a loophole in posting ads on there. Apparently, you can go back to an old ad, edit it to fit whatever you're selling now, reactivate it and you can bypass the payment thing. Whether or not it still works or if it's been patched by now is still unknown. I've also noticed that t...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 137
Views: 4091

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

12 gauge ammo is one of the few ammos the stores in my AO are full of. I did a quick check at Academy last week and they were stocked pretty well on 12 gauge ammo. Not sure if it was just birdshot or buckshot, though. May have just been birdshot. They also had some 16 and 28 gauge shells too. My gu...

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