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January 06, 2013

Guns & Hunting Thread (1-6-2013)

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

Shorter Left: Dead kids make great props.

The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.


... Meanwhile, Back At The Gun Store

John E. provides this example of what's going on out in the gun retail world. AR-pattern rifles are getting mighty hard to come by (scroll down). Ammunition's ridiculously expensive now, too.

Bob Owens described it vividly here, and I think he's exactly right:

The people have responded to these threats by not merely buying up the firearms, magazines, and ammunition that might be affected by these proposed bans as they did in 1993/94 before the Clinton-era ban was pushed through, but by purchasing nearly every firearm of military utility of the past 100+ years. Ruger 10/22s and other common .22LR rifles have doubled in price when they can be found at all. Inexpensive Mosin-Nagants, originally designed in 1891 and typically found by the dozen in your average neighborhood gun shops, are nowhere to be found, and their ammunition is gone as well. U.S. citizens are preparing for war against their government by the millions. Americans aren’t “going Galt” in response to the push by would-be elites to surging statism. We’re on the cusp of going Häyhä.


Gun Of The Week

What's are these lovelies?

(answer below)


Marksmanship Award

The Loganville mother of two assumed the knocks on her front door Friday afternoon were from a solicitor.

“Don’t answer,” she yelled to her 9-year-old twins playing downstairs.
When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work.

“Get the kids and hide,” he told his wife.


A career criminal was released and he continued to commit crimes? Color me shocked. The only bad outcome here is that he didn't die.


Gun Of The Week - Answer

The 1873 Winchester held 15 rounds of ammunition. A fella could load on Sunday and shoot all week. Hence: Assault Rifle.


Concealed Carry Guns

I've had several requests like this one about discussing concealed carry options in the thread, so here goes ...

My main carry gun is a .40 cal. H&K USP Compact.

In the summertime, when it's t-shirts and shorts, I'll usually eschew that for a little .38 Special S&W Model 38 airweight in the front pocket.

"IMO, the best gun for concealed carry is the one you have on you" ~ Stuff Jefferson Said, Third Ed.

Discussing the particulars is fun and all, but in the big scheme of things it's undeniable that you're better off with a .22 derringer on you when you need it than you are with The Perfect Carry Gun™ back home in the safe.

So with this in mind ... on to the eternal debate! Revolver vs. semiauto. 9mm vs. .40 cal. vs. .45. Vote here, and then let's air it out in the comments.



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