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by Liberty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 5341

Re: Annoying Trends.

anygunanywhere wrote:People who leave their vehicle parked in the fueling lanes while they go into the store to do whatever business they want. Usually in the diesel lane. I stopped in a Stripes in Kerrville the other day and every lane had an empty vehicle with no one fueling.
Some of these people are probably prepaying to get the pumps turned on.
by Liberty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 5341

Re: Annoying Trends.

rotor wrote: I don't have any leftist friends. They are family, not friends. Your leftist "friends" are the ones that want to have government control all aspects of our lives, from cradle to grave. The mandate in Obama care was part of it. The purpose of the 2ndA is to protect us from government. I don't know any leftist that wants to protect us from government, they only want to control us more. Sure it's great that we can defend ourselves from criminals but the greatest threat is government and the biggest killer of humanity is government.
Not all leftist are created equal. Not all are dogmatic idealist. We will never convert all of them to understand our right to protect ourselves. But if we can win over a few to keep us in the majority, we will win the main game at least on this issue. I am starting to wear my age, my best fighting years are behind me. As the years wear own it will become even more so. The battle that I am fit to fight is the one of ideology, philosophy and political. Winning people over to our side would be the most satisfactory win. Keeping our government and our rights is surely better than having to fight for them. These days of bipartisanship and division make the possibilities bleak.
rotor wrote: I really don't care what shoe style any forum members wear. I must really be getting old and cranky.
I retired 2 years ago and traded in my steel-toed shoes for Birkenstocks, yeah, the hippie shoes. Don't really care if people like them or not. I get to choose. I like 'em and that is all that matters.
by Liberty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 5341

Re: Annoying Trends.

cmgee67 wrote:Freedom of speech is wonderful ain’t it? Let me exercise mine a little bit. I think that having a higher consistent percentage of carry with an “itty bitty” gun is much much better than having a bigger gun and only carrying a little bit. There are always going to be those guys who say “oh I carry a full size HK USP 45 with four back up mags no prob.”
My complaint with the mouse gun, striker guns, Ironless rifles and even the 1911s wasn't about the people and the choices they make. It's about the market and the available choices. Visits to the local gun stores are getting increasingly depressing over the years I'm seeing fewer and fewer guns that I would consider buying.

BTW: my EDC is a fairly small gun, It's a 9mm Beretta PX4 SC. I've even pocket carried it a few times.
by Liberty
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 5341

Annoying Trends.

Perhaps it's because I tend to resist change, or that I just tend to look back to the good old days, but there are certain trends in the gun community that bug me.

1: Itty bitty guns that are EDCs for sr so many people. Sticking them into pockets. Yeah, I understand that people have their reasons. It's just that it has become so commonplace. It seems to me that a lot of people are toting pockets, without giving traditional carry a chance. I wonder how many people actually qualify with an LCP.

2: Rifles without irons. Seems to me that more rifles are sold without irons than without. I suppose that a lot of inexpensive guns today are pretty accurate compared to what was available in decades past and folks like getting the most out of their guns. There is nothing wrong with scoping a rifle, it's just that without irons a rifle seems incomplete and the selection available is getting limited.

3: Abandoning the traditional Hammer fired DA/SA, The 1911, and striker fired are very popular, while there are fewer and fewer new models of TDA guns being offered. They are being squeezed out of market by tiny strikers Glocks and 1911.

4: Overpriced used guns., Seems as though a lot of people these days seem to think that a slightly used gun is worth as much or more than a new gun. I suppose this shouldn't annoy me that much because I generally won't buy a new gun, and would rather give away a good gun to a friend or relative than sell it.

5: We have met the enemy, and he is us. We as a community are often our worst enemy. Criticism of OC, Reciprocity, and Leftist. Mostly the unabashed critisism of leftist. While most of the resistance we get is from the left, and many of our political leaders from the left are deserving of a good verbal thrashing. The thing is second ammendent rights and the right to defend and protect are civil rights traditionally what the left is sensitive too. It's about the right of women to defend themselves, The rights of the poor, and protection against a mob. The ability to protect our children. The right to defend ourselves should not be bipartison, and we should be trying to get them on our side for this one issue. Thoughout history we have swung from liberal to conservative and back again. If the right to bear arms remains a Republican issue only, we are destined to lose these rights that have taken so long to gain.

OK, I'm being cranky. and find no fault with people who own ironless, pocket striker fired handguns. It's just the trend that annoys me. Ive vented and feel much better now :mrgreen:

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