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by Middle Age Russ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Need a more comfortable Glock 43 holster
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Need a more comfortable Glock 43 holster

To me, the ability to get a full firing grip on the gun before drawing is a must-have feature. Any holster lacking this feature is a no-go.
by Middle Age Russ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: CHL Mother kills 2 YO daughter when switching on safety
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: CHL Mother kills 2 YO daughter when switching on safety

Another avoidable tragedy -- if we are to believe the story. I have reservations, though, because of reported inconsistencies in what the mom has said, and because most modern firearms are designed so that they won't fire if dropped assuming that they are working properly. Perhaps it is due to the m...
by Middle Age Russ
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Church Security Team help!!
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Church Security Team help!!

As others have already indicated, the fellow taking the lead for your security group may have good intentions but little idea about effective security measures. Our church recently established a security committee comprised of a few individuals with former law enforcement experience and other folks ...
by Middle Age Russ
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Former NRA President Marion Hammer recives death threats
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Former NRA President Marion Hammer recives death threats

Now how do we go about ensuring that the enactors of the ordinance and the community at large know which side of this issue has a demonstrated aptitude to pre-emptively threaten others with deadly force...
by Middle Age Russ
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Give me a cotton picking break!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Give me a cotton picking break!

It must be exhausting to be perpetually offended.


... and the offended are doing their best to exasperate the rest of us to the point of exhaustion.
by Middle Age Russ
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: New trigger!!
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: New trigger!!

I can't answer for Grundy1133, but for me most Blocks just doesn't speak to my hand the way the M&P does. FWIW to anyone who doesn't already know, there are various iterations of the APEX trigger group pieces that can be used in the M&P line, from straight or curved triggers with the Glock-l...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: They Take the Second Amendment First and the First Amendment Second
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: They Take the Second Amendment First and the First Amendment Second

Collectivists have been working toward destruction of Western society for at least the last century. Theirs is a long game, and we have all seen the way they incrementally go about taking away our freedoms. "Gun control" efforts quite easily illustrate such incrementalism. Incrementally, t...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: UK outlaws home delivery of knives purchased online
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: UK outlaws home delivery of knives purchased online

There is indeed a distinction between Subjects and Citizens. The former content themselves with freedoms they are granted by their rulers. The latter insist on individual Rights and individual Liberty. I realize how blessed I was to be born in the US, and my spirit aches for those less fortunate if ...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What are the gaps in your collection?
Replies: 59
Views: 1156

Re: What are the gaps in your collection?

If the right deal comes along, one of the following might fill a gap in my collection. Semi-Auto 12 ga "tactical" shotgun -- FN SLP, Benelli, Mossberg 950 or similar Benelli Ethos 12 ga Browning (Belgium) Citori or Superposed 12 ga LC Smith SxS 12 ga HK P7M13 Dan Wesson (Monson) 445VH 8&qu...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Modifications to your carry gun. Thoughts?
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: Modifications to your carry gun. Thoughts?

APEX hard sears (at the least) in all of our first generation M&Ps except for the .22 and the Bodyguard .380 (but then again, they are not exactly M&Ps in anything other than marketing parlance). A few of the triggers were relatively OK out of the box, but some weren't. The change in the tri...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Fort Worth police arrest teen suspects in game room robbery
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Fort Worth police arrest teen suspects in game room robbery

Although we can't see the rest of the establishment, it appears that the hoodlums had a good shock-and-awe strategy, bringing apparently overwhelming force quickly into the room. Their swift movement into and supposedly throughout the room makes most defensive strategies relatively ineffective. The ...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: UK having problems with murder
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: UK having problems with murder

Humans are apex predators. Humans sometimes choose to prey on other humans, and use whatever tools are available to assist in these efforts. As someone averse to being preyed upon, I count among my blessings the ability to (within the law, no less) carry tools that allow me to bring deadly force to ...
by Middle Age Russ
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructors that wear Body Armour
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Instructors that wear Body Armour

I haven't yet acquired armor to wear while instructing. It is only a matter of time and resources, though -- I am not so much concerned with those I am instructing as the other shooters at public ranges.
by Middle Age Russ
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .45ACP is still my choice for handgun caliber
Replies: 93
Views: 2191

Re: .45ACP is still my choice for handgun caliber

My wife and I standardized on 9mm for defensive pistols for several reasons. We both shoot .45 pistols well and would feel adequately armed with them, but feel no less so with the 9mm guns we have -- and 9mm ball ammo is significantly less expensive than .45 so we can train more, or spend less for t...
by Middle Age Russ
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: New Secret Service report on mass shootings
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: New Secret Service report on mass shootings

"The United States' Congressional Research Service acknowledges that there is not a broadly accepted definition, and defines a "public mass shooting" as one in which four or more people selected indiscriminately, not including the perpetrator, are killed, echoing the FBI definition o...

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