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by oljames3
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Take your kids to the range
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Take your kids to the range

I do as well. Then again I served in a Fire Direction Center right behind 8 inch and later 155 mm howitzers, so my ears have taken a bit of abuse. Hooah! Love me some M115 and M110! For myself, M109 (through A5) and Pershing 1a. Both as 13B and 13E, then as 01-03, only used triple flange plugs on t...
by oljames3
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not again!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 713

Re: Not again!!!

The profession of arms is a dangerous business. Peacetime losses have always seemed the hardest for me. As military leaders, we do the best we can to keep our troops safe, knowing all the while that, despite our best efforts, the odds are against us. Indeed, prayers for the families and shipmates of...
by oljames3
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: First time as a civilian drawing my weapon preparing to engage
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: First time as a civilian drawing my weapon preparing to engage

In my experience, anyone who ignores verbal and universally understood hand signals to stop approaching has shown himself to be a threat and must be treated as such. One of my handgun instructors had to make that decision. In the early morning dark, an intruder broke down his front door. As he rela...
by oljames3
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Safariland quick locking system?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Safariland quick locking system?

Anybody ever used it? I've got a safariland 7TS ALS holster I love but would like to be able to take it off quickly if I can't carry. This would allow me to unsnap and leave the mount on my belt then put the gun back on when I can carry again. That way I'm not having to deal with taking my belt on ...
by oljames3
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Self review after pulling weapon - long post
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Self review after pulling weapon - long post

OK. This brings up something I have never agreed with. I hear to never pull your weapon unless you're going to use it. In this case all worked great. Now explain to me why he should have shot this person? I feel that the safest place for my pistol is in its holster. The next safest place is in my h...
by oljames3
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Self review after pulling weapon - long post
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Self review after pulling weapon - long post

Great work! Thanks for sharing your experience so that it can be debriefed and we may educate ourselves. Regarding force, I believe the penal code states that the threat of force is justified when the use of force is justified. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this means that if you can use deadly forc...
by oljames3
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayer for My Youngest Brother
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Prayer for My Youngest Brother

Ray has received a transfusion of his own stem cells and will stay in the hospital for about two more weeks. Multiple myeloma. He seemed to come through the procedure in good shape and is resting well. It seems ironic to me I fought the Cold War with nukes in Germany, my younger brother was in Baghd...
by oljames3
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayers for Joe.
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: Prayers for Joe.

Praying and agreeing.
by oljames3
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thank you tax payers
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Thank you tax payers

I got to pull the lanyard on one of these...IIRC, these were $13,000 each... Now you've gone and dun it ... I'll skip over the 155mm nuke and go straight to the Army's Sunday Punch ... PERSHING Pershing 1a was over $1,000,000 a round. http://large.stanford.edu/history/military/ives/images/P1A_Launc...
by oljames3
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting older sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: Getting older sucks

My current glasses are progressive . It's taken some months to get used to them in all aspects, but my shooting did improve immediately. Does it hurt to say that? I think I'd go blind before getting used to anything that supports the progressive, leftist, Democrat side. Oh, you mean progressive len...
by oljames3
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB435 Volunteer Emergency Svces Carrying
Replies: 163
Views: 4964

Re: HB435 Volunteer Emergency Svces Carrying

Ameer wrote:
TreyHouston wrote:stupid YouTube person

Is that redundant?

:banghead:
by oljames3
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting older sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: Getting older sucks

My current glasses are progressive. It's taken some months to get used to them in all aspects, but my shooting did improve immediately.
by oljames3
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Travel to NYC
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Travel to NYC

Abraham wrote:Solution: Drive to Maine or go with someone who's driving and share the driving and gas cost.

Or, don't go...

:iagree:
by oljames3
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Road rager pointed gun at woman
Replies: 84
Views: 2013

Re: Road rager pointed gun at woman

Texas Transportation Code http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/TN.545.htm#545.058 Sec. 545.058. DRIVING ON IMPROVED SHOULDER. (a) An operator may drive on an improved shoulder to the right of the main traveled portion of a roadway if that operation is necessary and may be done safely, b...
by oljames3
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: BREAKING: P320 Recall Issued By Dallas Police | Prohibited From Duty Till Repaired
Replies: 65
Views: 1617

Re: BREAKING: P320 Recall Issued By Dallas Police | Prohibited From Duty Till Repaired

And at 2100 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA 01104, a keen-eyed journalist found this scrawled on a stall wall:
"You can beat it, shake it,
Bang it against the wall,
But until you put your booger hook
On the bang switch,
The sear will NOT fall!"

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