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by BeanCounter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If You Carry a Gun, You Need an Outfit to Match
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: If You Carry a Gun, You Need an Outfit to Match

Several years ago, I was visiting the range when this gangbanger want-to-be-type with full tats and droopy jeans decides he wants to shoot next to me on the same outdoor range. Oh joy! I was silently debating changing ranges when I heard the unmistakable rhythm of full auto suppressed fire. Sure eno...
by BeanCounter
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: MN: Self defense shooting trial built on gun control bumper sticker
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: MN: Self defense shooting trial built on gun control bumper sticker

The other day I was digging around in my big box of bumper stickers, pins, etc. and came across my very first NRA-ILA pin. It was for helping to pass the 1986 McClure-Volkmer Act some thirty plus years ago (ok now I’m feeling a bit old). Rest assured, I have amassed enough pro 2A stickers to vinyl w...
by BeanCounter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Watch Where You Walk
Replies: 34
Views: 2021

Re: Watch Where You Walk

Black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, rattle snakes, copper heads, cotton mouths, dive bombing blue jays, kleptomaniac racoons, an elusive mountain lion and attack squirrels can all found between me and my mail box, but there is no way I would return to living in the Metroplex. :non...
by BeanCounter
Wed May 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Post Mortem
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

Re: Post Mortem

Bring 3 new friends each year to the range We started doing this last year. Out of the 8 newbies we took to the range, three purchased their first firearm, one discovered a consuming passion for skeet and sporting clays, two received their license to carry and two joined our range. One Saturday mor...
by BeanCounter
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A multitude of Prayers needed
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: A multitude of Prayers needed

Prayers for your friend and his family. Also, I will send a multitude of prayers your way.

God Bless
by BeanCounter
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amateur Radio vs. HOA
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Amateur Radio vs. HOA

I helped a fellow Ham and HOA captive construct a rather tall backyard jungle gym for his future grand kids. Since the kidos were not currently using it... He stored a few antennas in there. His neighbors even complemented his construction efforts.... since it was "for the kids".
by BeanCounter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: The time OC may have deterred crime
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: The time OC may have deterred crime

I stopped for gas in Dallas late one night and had a “panhandler” magically appear from behind a gas pump maybe 4 feet away. I had just picked up the gas nozzle when he started his “hey man…blah blah blah” I said no… but he kept getting closer and closer so I shifted the nozzle to my left hand and p...
by BeanCounter
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off to the TSRA annual meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Off to the TSRA annual meeting

I'm also wondering how the meeting went. I managed to catch a bad cold / flu and missed both days. :banghead:
by BeanCounter
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 560 - Holy Grail?
Replies: 415
Views: 36725

Re: HB 560 - Holy Grail?

by BeanCounter
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: LEO Shot in Little Elm
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: LEO Shot in Little Elm

Prayers for the officer Walker's family.
by BeanCounter
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Home Defense Weapon
Replies: 42
Views: 5079

Re: Home Defense Weapon

Interesting penetration comparison

.223 55 grain HP vs .40 S&W 180 grain HP vs 12 ga 2 ¾" rifled slug.

http://www.olyarms.com/index.php?option ... &Itemid=26
by BeanCounter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Survey by Speaker Joe Straus
Replies: 56
Views: 2871

Re: Survey by Speaker Joe Straus

Done.
by BeanCounter
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 560 - Holy Grail?
Replies: 415
Views: 36725

Re: HB 560 - Holy Grail?

We and TFC may wind up being the only ones pushing hard for this Bill. Chas. So TSRA and/or NRA won't throw their shoulders to it? (and I mean hard, not just supportive words). Several years ago, I called my State represented to ask if they supported bill so and such. My call was passed around the ...
by BeanCounter
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees
Replies: 190
Views: 17785

Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

I guess I'm wondering where will the funds come from? The Texas Comptroller’s office collects about $50 billion annually acording to their website. https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/transparency/revenue/ The "loss" of LTC fees is the proverbial drip in a very large bucket. I doubt anyone except bea...
by BeanCounter
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How easy it was to get through customs
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: How easy it was to get through customs

honeymoon cruise to Cozumel from Galveston First of all Congratulations! I have taken several cruises leaving and returning to Galveston without issue with US Customs...well except the one time I departed the ship wearing my H&K ball cap......the customs officer wanted to chat about the virtues of ...

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