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by surprise_i'm_armed
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 35
Views: 775

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

Recently I checked out the Starwood Cafe. It is not posted with 30.06 or 30.07, so I say that all of us who want to open carry should just "assume the sale" and show up OC'ing. The day I dropped in they seemed to have a lot of servers, so we should be able to get timely service. The date i...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Ladies
Topic: The Ladies Pistol Project by the American Rifleman.
Replies: 2
Views: 189

The Ladies Pistol Project by the American Rifleman.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/8/21/the-american-rifleman-ladies-pistol-project/ The above link is to a detailed examination of multiple handguns that women tried, and commented upon. Many times women will get the usual "buy a snubbie in .38" kind of advice. Not always the...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel
Replies: 28
Views: 904

Re: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel

Well, if anyone in Israel wanted some HK firearms, all they would have to
do is find a straw buyer in a country of which HK approves, and have it drop shipped
to Israel.

But since HK has chosen to abandon the Israeli market, Israeli's have plenty of companies
that WANT to sell them firearms.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 35
Views: 775

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

I'm in Frisco every day. I will check out the place by talking to their management
and seeing if they have a separate kind of seating area, maybe with a door, which
would be nice.

The Starwood is on the NW corner of Legacy and Lebanon, in the Kroger shopping
center.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Plano shooting - 7 dead + shooter
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Plano shooting - 7 dead + shooter

Prior to the shooting the BG had been drinking at a bar, was talking crazy talk, and put a handgun and a big knife on the bar. Everyone at the bar was freaked out, but no one dropped a dime on him to Plano PD to have him checked out. The shooter appeared to have been an alcoholic, who was also on pa...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 1 dead, 3 injured Washington state high school shooting
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 1 dead, 3 injured Washington state high school shooting

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God."
Matthew 5:9

One of the news reports I read (unknown link) stated that the student who was killed tried
to talk the shooter out of violence, but he was killed by the shooter.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

IIRC, the old minimum was .32.

Since the minimum has now been removed, people with recoil sensitivity issues
may now use a .22 or .25.

Even a .22 is much better than harsh words. :-)

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 35
Views: 775

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

Since the Arlington meetup is the 3rd Saturday of every month, why don't we (Lewisville, The Colony, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and other nearby towns) make ours the 2nd Saturday of each month? It would be great to have TWO Greater DFW meetup breakfasts a month. If so, that means our next meetu...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 263
Views: 7508

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

I will be making it. I hope to see others who will be there, but just haven't
explicitly RSVP'd.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Pros & cons comparing rifles w/ shotguns using slugs?
Replies: 29
Views: 549

Re: Pros & cons comparing rifles w/ shotguns using slugs?

Well, this has been a very enlightening discussion. Jason812 mentioned that a <standard?> shotgun slug = 437.5 grains. Someone else mentioned that the Brenneke (sp?) slugs = 602 grains. A .45 ACP is fairly heavy for a pistol round, but is only 230 grains. So, a standard slug of 437.5 grains would = ...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 263
Views: 7508

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Is this always 0800 at Rudy's, Arlington? If so, I expect to start making these on a regular basis. Long, long ago I remember that the DFW people endlessly debated about where and when to hold these, so I was pleasantly surprised to catch up on this thread and see that a place and time has been chos...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Pros & cons comparing rifles w/ shotguns using slugs?
Replies: 29
Views: 549

Pros & cons comparing rifles w/ shotguns using slugs?

Recently I read where Alaskans who travel in bear country prefer to carry 12 gauge shotguns, loaded with slugs. Granted, this could be just 1 person's opinion on a carry weapon in such territory. But it got me to wondering: It seems to me a rifle with regular bullets would be the equivalent of a 12 ...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Back in the Saddle Again
Replies: 44
Views: 1440

Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Speaking of Hot Springs, I was chatting with a guy who had a nice Honda Gold Wing. Its speedometer went up to 160 MPH, and I asked him if it could go that fast. Well, he and his girlfriend were up in Arkansas on an empty highway. He got that Honda up to 138 MPH and he said there was more power to go...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: BREAKING: P320 Recall Issued By Dallas Police | Prohibited From Duty Till Repaired
Replies: 65
Views: 2021

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

I am not able to research and post a link right now, but I believe that the
New Jersey State Police have a large lawsuit against Sig Sauer for problems
with their chosen Sig sidearms.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Concealable 9mm with an easy to rack slide
Replies: 39
Views: 1075

Re: Concealable 9mm with an easy to rack slide

Recently I read a gun magazine review on the Springfield Armory XDE (Exposed hammer). In the article they mentioned that it has an easy-to-rack slide, and opined that hammer-fired handguns in general have slides which are easier to rack than striker-fired pistols. I don't understand why this is so. ...

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