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by squinty
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 14606

Re: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt

I'm going to be honest, I know of no-one who has encountered a pickpocket in Texas?The United States. Not saying it doesn't happen, but if I let someone that close I'm already doing it wrong. Ever bump into someone getting on a bus, in a crowded mall, or at the airport? People still pick pockets. N...
by squinty
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Recommend Inexpensive Pistol for Bear
Replies: 76
Views: 3958

Re: Recommend Inexpensive Pistol for Bear

Fact is you gotta two fist it...bear spray on one hip, pistol on the other, arms akimbo waiting to draw down on the ursine foe if he so much as twitches...(Ennio Morricone music)
by squinty
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unsure and feeling unsafe. What to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 2628

Re: Unsure and feeling unsafe. What to do?

Off the top of my head: Drive carefully, wear seatbelts, keep doors and windows locked, a reliable phone handy, cultivate a good relationship/line of communication with neighbors if there's time, read the "13 things a burglar won't tell you" thread on ZS but ignore the fighting over wasp spray (you ...
by squinty
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 14606

Re: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt

PistolPete wrote:The video is very well done. You come across as knowledgeable and personable. It kicks ass you took the time to do it!
Indeed. Thank you for the video!
by squinty
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 14606

Re: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt

I can hasa link to said video? I'm on TapaTap and don't see it linked or embedded. Good thread. Just remember to be vigilant with your cleaning. It's amazing how much lint, etc accumulates in your pocket. I blow my P3AT out weekly with one of those office duster things. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

OK, something other than leave your son and soon-to-be ex-GF in your dust as you flee... LOL, she saved the kids and ended up in the hospital. He then asked her to marry him at the hospital Proof that Brave does not equal Smart She said yes . So soon to be spouse. :roll: :oh: Well, lets hope the ki...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

Funny you bring up Loughner being brought down by bystanders. It's apparent in recent news reports that many times people were within arms reach, give or take. Lots of people were RIGHT THERE - and no one bothered to do so much as pull at his ankle while on the ground, let alone tackle the guy. Ver...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

I think the determining factors as to wether I would draw my weapon or not would be. Can I get a clear shot Can the people around me get away from me if I draw fire in a short amount of time. Will I not endanger anyone other than the shooter and myself To me there are too many variables to say yes ...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

One what esteem would you place me? Me personally, I am just evaluating what little information I have of the situation, and it seems like it was a cluster fuck. As much as I might dwell on having not tried to shoot him, it's nothing a few beers and maybe an hour of therapy couldn't fix. However if...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

I think the determining factors as to wether I would draw my weapon or not would be. Can I get a clear shot Can the people around me get away from me if I draw fire in a short amount of time. Will I not endanger anyone other than the shooter and myself Fact is this was over in 60 seconds. The gunma...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

The odds of you surviving a public mass shooting are overwhelmingly... in your favor . Forgive me but that's the biggest bunch of meaningless bullplop people love to spill out after these things. It's about control. Why should I let him decide if the dice are rolled on my life today? Why should I s...
by squinty
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Re: Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during mo

Okay, some guy blasting away in a crowded theater where the exits are effectively blocked. I don't see any real choice here other than to engage. Remember 78 people were hit. That's about a third . 1. You miss and hit someone else. (could you accept being responsible for one more innocent fatality?...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

Two things struck me reading this thread: 1. everyone talking about concealed carry is talking 1 on 1 i.e. me with my one pistol vs the coward with his rifle/pistols. Couldn't it be instead- if you're lucky to be in a country/state where you can conceal carry a pistol, try and make your family and ...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

Two things struck me reading this thread: 1. everyone talking about concealed carry is talking 1 on 1 i.e. me with my one pistol vs the coward with his rifle/pistols. Couldn't it be instead- if you're lucky to be in a country/state where you can conceal carry a pistol, try and make your family and ...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

There's an earlier thread (about another mass shooter iirc) where both Phil and I linked an article that rated the average effectiveness of various strategies for dealing with mass shooters (different strategies work for different types of criminal.) The guy at the nursing school. I think the thread...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Love for any of the Classic Non-Locking Pocketknife designs?
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: Love for any of the Classic Non-Locking Pocketknife desi

Cars aren't supposed to be crashed into things either, but I still wear my seat belt and buy one with airbags. This analogy is off. Cars are driven on roads with other drivers and often non-drivers. Road conditions -- including inclement weather, chemical spills, etc -- contribute to car accidents....
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/07/20/could_a_brave_citizen_with_a_concealed_weapon_have_prevented_the_aurora_shootings_.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/07/20/could_an_armed_person_have_stopped_the_aurora_shooting_a_second_opinion_.ht...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

There is no cover in a movie theater, but there is plenty of concealment. A panicky crowd around you is, itself, a kind of concealment. The patrons who survived seem to have done so by hitting the floor between rows of seats. A ccw holder might be well served to take advantage of the fact that there...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

CNN is reporting that one of the injured victims is a 3 month old. Not that I would expect any parent to anticipate this kind of horrific tragedy, but what the hell kind of parent brings a 3 month old to a midnight showing of the biggest, loudest action flick of the summer season? The same ones who...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 16510

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

Whatever the movie chain gun policies happen to be, remember that company policy is not the same as enforceable law. There could be other minor legal implications (trespassing, for example), but (to beat an old drum) familiarize yourself with local laws, and if a company has a policy, decide for yo...
by squinty
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1201
Views: 312462

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Squinty its made by United Cutletry this site says. http://www.knivesplus.com/rigid-knives.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here it is forsale but i dont understand the site. http://www.grove-eshop.com/product/966" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And here it says ho...
by squinty
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Love for any of the Classic Non-Locking Pocketknife designs?
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: Love for any of the Classic Non-Locking Pocketknife desi

There are cool old knives. My grandfather carried a little three blade pen knife - it had a clip point, sheep's foot, and spey point blade - in his shirt pocket, and he got a lot of work out of it. I had a Spyderco co-pilt and a no-name 1" thumb size knife that I used for the same kinds of tasks his...
by squinty
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bump in the night belt
Replies: 52
Views: 2753

Re: Bump in the night belt

A related concern about holding an intruder at bay: there's an infamous case where an Arizona homeowner held an intruder at gunpoint while the police were enroute to his house. IIRC the wife was on the phone describing the scene the whole time, but may have imagined that part. The police arrived, en...

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