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by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

So, if you feel we should just declare No-Go zones and leave those communities to self-police, I bet we would cut down on police shootings. It's not a binary choice of having more gun free zones or current levels of police shootings. Present circumstances don't really support less firearms used in ...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7618
Views: 414984

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 pm
I picked up a Butler Creek sling for my Ruger PC9 today. Didn't really need one, but it was on sale and I figured why not. :lol:
A rifle needs a sling!

I got a couple boxes of rifle ammo, mostly for the brass to reload.
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

There are several organizations that track police misconduct, including CATO. If you search "police misconduct database" you'll see several sources, each which is sourced pretty well. CATO took over PoliceMisconduct.net somewhere around 2014 maybe and they have data going back to the mid 2000's at l...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

But you know what you actually want is a Henry Long Ranger. Well-chosen wood, good fit and finish, nice trigger, detachable box mag... I feel you there, Henry has a knack for selecting really nice looking wood. Or I could go for a Browning BLR. Man, they made a run of BLR's this year with light map...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Damnit, Pete...I don't need to be spending $600+tax and FFL. Nor thinking about finding a new FFL, since my usual one isn't available at work anymore. :lol: If I have learned anything about PSA, it's if they offer something on sale one week, just wait a month or 3 and they'll have it on sale again....
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

[The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our (law enforcment) stars, But in ourselves... Eh, people sucking is omnipresent in all cultures. Sure, some cultures suck more than others depending on how you are grading, but people who suck are everywhere. Cops just shoot way more of them here than in Germany...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

M813 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:31 pm
I think it's grossly unrealistic to ask police officers to be experts in law, law enforcement, mental health, marriage counseling and more.
Man, ain't that the truth.
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

I understand why the man was shot. Still don't understand why people see this as unjustified & a cause for such destruction. Because people are weary of people dead or abused at the hands of police being a constant in the news cycle so every time a new one comes up they assume it's the police at fa...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 118
Views: 3727

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Interesting discussion, but let's remember to keep this discussion to lawful defensive use of firearms. Some of the chat is seemingly trending towards offensive use. If there are riots of folks wearing homemade or store bought armor, the only sane strategy is to disengage. It's not worth saving a st...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

For people looking for a Ruger PCC, PSA has them in stock for (barely) less than msrp.
https://palmettostatearmory.com/ruger-p ... ampaign=cl
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1193
Views: 104911

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Well, partial success. I picked up some Dogtown 35 gr HP flat base bullets on sale for the TCM a while back, thinking they would be a good fit. Turns out the length / ogive isn't a great fit. Turns out the TCM is like last call at the bar and goes for the short, fat bullets. I had to load the bullet...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Seems to me that charging the advertisers, those placing ads, a small fee for the listing (call it the eBay model) and keeping the doors open to anyone who wants to buy makes more sense. But, their site, their business, their rules. I don't have to shop there after all. It's possible they ran those...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1193
Views: 104911

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

So tonight I'm going to tackle 22 TCM for the first time. It's a fun round to shoot and I've collected some brass so going to give it a try! It's supposed to be less problematic than 5.7, but in general tiny bottlenecked cartridges can be annoying to work with, so I'll see. I even bought the dedicat...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I'm not seeing that as reasonable at all unless you're making a business. Seriously, if I want to go on there shopping for a firearm I need a premium account to make any contacts, and that's reasonable at $4.00, but why does it have to be an automatic recurring monthly payment? How often do they th...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

I like to think of oddball ammo as best used for back up and occasional use guns. In my area at least, you can find clearance rifles and pistols in odd cartridges. So while I'm not using 45 GAP as a day to day gun, having one as a backup to your every day 9mm Glock would make sense, for those times ...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Someone already found a loophole in posting ads on there. Apparently, you can go back to an old ad, edit it to fit whatever you're selling now, reactivate it and you can bypass the payment thing. Whether or not it still works or if it's been patched by now is still unknown. I've also noticed that t...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 118
Views: 3727

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

12 gauge ammo is one of the few ammos the stores in my AO are full of. I did a quick check at Academy last week and they were stocked pretty well on 12 gauge ammo. Not sure if it was just birdshot or buckshot, though. May have just been birdshot. They also had some 16 and 28 gauge shells too. My gu...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

And Armslist may have borked themself on this move. I'm happy to pay a reasonable fee for a service, but when I tried setting up the payment for a premium membership it failed to process, using two different cards and two different browsers on two different computers. I wanted to rule out a possible...
by PistolPete
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

If I got a PCC, I was thinking about something like one of the PA prismatics. The ACSS reticle seems well-received, they're compact, and 2x-3x seems like enough magnification for a pistol caliber? All depends on your use case. For home defense and short range work a red dot is great. For a bug out ...
by PistolPete
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7618
Views: 414984

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Only downside is that they're for a CZ 527 and I don't own one of those. Well, that and they're missing the little screws that hold the rings down on whatever optic you'd put them on. A nice stroke of luck! I bought a box of 38 special today. I didn't need it, but a local shop got a shipment and I ...
by PistolPete
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 679
Views: 17376

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Both the Browning BLR and Henry Long Ranger are lever guns that feed from a box magazine. Whether they could be made to work with a longer box magazine I can't say. The Browning uses the same mags in their BAR and I think they make a 10 rounder for that, or at least used to. I've never used a BLR so...
by PistolPete
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1016
Views: 93477

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

They now have their own propaganda section: Guardian publishes op-ed written entirely by artificial intelligence: ‘I have no desire to wipe out humans’ Yeah, sure you don't... uh-huh. Holy selective edit, Batman. I'm way late to this party, but FOX news left out a huge bit from the original Guardia...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sleep during Disaster/Crisis
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Sleep during Disaster/Crisis

It's a good topic to consider. Personally, that's one of the reasons I keep a dog, even though pets are a pain sometimes. It's a set of ears to wake me up if something wonky is going on. Something he didn't mention is how the situation may make it harder to get good sleep. I had an intruder maybe 10...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Begining Archery
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Begining Archery

I don't have anywhere near the experience of Woodsghost, I'm a much more casual archer. I find it very relaxing. That said, if you decided to go with a compound bow consider used bows. You can find used bows for half or less the new price, as people chase the newest tech. Also- don't jump into a bow...

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