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by Scott B.
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?

I like my lights simple, on - off. No accidentally switching to strobe when I don't want strobe, etc. I've got a Pelican 7600, 944 lumen, which I mostly like, but it's supposed to be 'programmable' so you can just run the modes you want. I consider myself a fairly tech savvy person, but I've never b...
by Scott B.
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?

It's personal preference. I prefer an off hand light as opposed to a weapon mounted light. There are a number of pros and cons on both sides. Off hand light. Yet another thing to manipulate / keep track of. You get a whole new set of arguments to endure, Harries technique or other? Weapon mounted li...
by Scott B.
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Is the .40 dead?
Replies: 51
Views: 924

Re: Is the .40 dead?

I'm not saying 40 is going away, but it's done as the primary LE/Agency caliber. I don't look back at my .40 cal guns with any fondness though. The worst was I think a 4006 I bought when I first got out of the service. It was the alloy frame version which didn't help. As for 357, I'm looking at buyi...
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Is the .40 dead?
Replies: 51
Views: 924

Re: Is the .40 dead?

Agency after agency has switched to 9mm. Reasons are many, but primarily cost, easier to shoot, less wear and tear on the platform, capacity, and improvements in 9mm ammo. How drastic is it? My primary supplier for LE/First responder guns basically isn't even going to attempt to stock .40 cal produc...
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Sorry - but I have to confirm regarding transfers.
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Sorry - but I have to confirm regarding transfers.

You're dad's guns are really their guns as long as they were still married at the time of his passing. You could move them with any of her things that are coming here to Texas. She can also send any of her guns to herself here in Texas. "Any person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in th...
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Recommend Light/Laser or Just Light?

If your function will be interior of house, don't go crazy with the lumens. The TLR-1 at 300 lumens is a great, well made light. The TLR-1 HL at 800 lumens is, in my opinion, too much light for inside. Size wise, you might consider the new TLR-7. Not as bulky as the TLR-1 but is still 500 lumens. Su...
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: FN SLP 18" 12 ga - Harris County
Replies: 0
Views: 149

FN SLP 18" 12 ga - Harris County

I love this shotgun and hate to part with it. But, with the recent thread on collections in mind, this is going to help fund my next gun (an O/U for skeet/sporting clays). It's an FN Self Loading Police (SLP) 18", with ghost right sights, original hard case, both pistons, extra choke & wren...
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Beware the instructor - credit card scam
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Beware the instructor - credit card scam

Recently got a batch of those stupid "I have X disability, or live in X state, need firearms training, do you accept credit cards?" emails.

Most of us know it's bogus, but if you're a new instructor and hadn't run across this yet - here's your sign.

:fire
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Sig P226 Legion or Sig P226 bi-tone W German
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Sig P226 Legion or Sig P226 bi-tone W German

Which would you rather have? The Legion version, or old-school P226 in stamped nickel slide/black alloy frame? http://preview.ibb.co/diYVbn/Sig_P226_Legion.jpg http://image.ibb.co/drXVcS/SIG_Sauer_P226_Nickel_Slide.jpg Of the two, I'd take the Legion because that's the SAO version of the 226...and ...
by Scott B.
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Houston - Looking for used shotguns for skeet and sporting clays
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Houston - Looking for used shotguns for skeet and sporting clays

For sporting clays and skeet, it depends if you want a break open O/U or a semi-auto. I would skip a pump. Hard to go wrong with a good semi auto starting out. Used, start looking for a Beretta 391 or A400. Maybe an older Benelli Montefeltro Sporting. Remington 1100 is no slouch by any means and can...
by Scott B.
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Courses (BSA approved)
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Courses (BSA approved)

We had 2 or 3 BSA guys in both our rifle and the shotgun instructor's courses when I went through them.
by Scott B.
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What are the gaps in your collection?
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: What are the gaps in your collection?

This would be a lot easier, and cheaper, if we assembled one super collection out of our collective collections. Then we can pass ownership of it every six months. The only downside is the first person would no doubt lose the entire bunch in a 'tragic boating accident.' :mrgreen:
by Scott B.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What are the gaps in your collection?
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: What are the gaps in your collection?

A great skeet/sporting clays O/U shotgun.
4" S&W 357 revolver
National Match M1A
by Scott B.
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: TX: Houston man accidentally shot in the head at 2:30 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1097

Re: TX: Houston man accidentally shot in the head at 2:30 am

You could see he wasn't happy with her handling the gun. Then he went passive as she chambered a round, pointed it at him, and pulled the trigger. But of course, "It was an accident."

:nono:
by Scott B.
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stop The Bleed - free medical training
Replies: 19
Views: 591

Re: Stop The Bleed - free medical training

I also took a Stop the Bleed class yesterday. The majority in our class were fellow CERT folks. It's well worth your time to track one down. At an hour and a half, it leaves you wanting more but they pack a lot of good information in that time. As our lead FD instructor stated, Stop the Bleed is muc...

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