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Firearm Reviews / CZ75B Pistol Review
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 01:14:36 PM »
Although a hard-core lover of the .45ACP and of the 1911, I have felt the need for speed lately and have (almost) decided to carry a high-capacity 9mm.

There are a few pistols (and also a few revolvers) that I keep coming back to for one reason or another.

I posted a report on the CZ 75B, that might interest you @ http://guntoters.com/blog/2017/12/16/cz75b-a-slightly-opinionated-opinion/

As usual, comments are always welcome - as long as they address the firearm and not the writer and they are not crude or lewd. This is a family channel, after all.
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Everything Else / Re: My Cousin Jack
« Last post by crzyjarmans on Yesterday at 06:42:09 AM »
Thanks guys, but I am no hero Just glad to have known this good man, Jack. I was glad to say his family got a measure of comfort from the remarks I made at his farewell party. Those hero's just never discussed their memories, (turned out to be daemons for some) after that war. I truly believe had it not been for them we would not be enjoying freedom, as we have known it, in our day in time. We owe them much thanks. Sad most of them are gone, but that is life.

This hero experienced "hell on earth" in the 4 years he was in the war, in 4 major theaters of WWII. Even spent time in "Patton's Army," whom he admired greatly after the war. Jack's bravery was extraordinary, which is an understatement. I told those who met there that my war experience was miniscule compared to his.  All I can say is what a man. It is almost unfathomable to know what this man did in the war, and then came home to be the model citizen he was for most of his life.

Thankfully, in later life, he did get to go back to some of the places he fought and revisit the past first hand. He was treated like royalty in both France and Italy, where he was awarded their equivalent of the Medal of Honor. His wife said it was good for him to revisit and face some of his daemons.  She noticed his spirit seemed to be at peace, for a while afterwards.  After he got dementia, life went downhill for him, as one can understand. His last couple of years were what his grandchildren couldn't understand. He fathered one son which became his life. My words were directed toward the grandchildren. I was told, sometime afterwards, I got through to most of them.

On a side not the guy who preached the funeral, was his son's best friend and neighbor, and my best friend in school. I had not see him since graduation in 1966. Sadly he died shortly after Jack's funeral, cancer, and I never got to see him again.
Thanks for your nice comments guys.

Sorry to disagree, but this statement is why you are my hero
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Everything Else / Re: My Cousin Jack
« Last post by pop pop on Yesterday at 05:23:43 AM »
Thanks guys, but I am no hero. Just glad to have known this good man, Jack. I was glad to say his family got a measure of comfort from the remarks I made at his farewell party. Those hero's just never discussed their memories, (turned out to be daemons for some) after that war. I truly believe had it not been for them we would not be enjoying freedom, as we have known it, in our day in time. We owe them much thanks. Sad most of them are gone, but that is life.

This hero experienced "hell on earth" in the 4 years he was in the war, in 4 major theaters of WWII. Even spent time in "Patton's Army," whom he admired greatly after the war. Jack's bravery was extraordinary, which is an understatement. I told those who met there that my war experience was miniscule compared to his.  All I can say is what a man. It is almost unfathomable to know what this man did in the war, and then came home to be the model citizen he was for most of his life.

Thankfully, in later life, he did get to go back to some of the places he fought and revisit the past first hand. He was treated like royalty in both France and Italy, where he was awarded their equivalent of the Medal of Honor. His wife said it was good for him to revisit and face some of his daemons.  She noticed his spirit seemed to be at peace, for a while afterwards.  After he got dementia, life went downhill for him, as one can understand. His last couple of years were what his grandchildren couldn't understand. He fathered one son which became his life. My words were directed toward the grandchildren. I was told, sometime afterwards, I got through to most of them.

On a side not the guy who preached the funeral, was his son's best friend and neighbor, and my best friend in school. I had not see him since graduation in 1966. Sadly he died shortly after Jack's funeral, cancer, and I never got to see him again.
Thanks for your nice comments guys.
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Everything Else / Re: From an email
« Last post by M1911A1 on December 15, 2017, 10:48:31 PM »
...Sorry for the rant!

No apology is necessary.
Your words fall on receptive and appreciative ears (metaphorically speaking).
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Coming from the MEDIA! They are that ignorant!
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Everything Else / Re: From an email
« Last post by crzyjarmans on December 15, 2017, 05:47:57 PM »
On a shirt that they were selling was the following quote; "If North Korea bombs us, we think the military should take a knee and let the NFL players handle it."  Ayup.

Sense this “taking a knee” crap has started, I have forbidden football to be aired on my televisions, nothing angers me more than the disrespect of our soldiers who have fought and died for this great nation, who have fought for our rights as free human beings, to me all they are doing is spitting in the face of every Soldier, past, present, and future.

Now, Keapernick (who started this crap) says if a team will hire him, he will stand for the Nation Amthem, so he will sell out his beliefs for a paycheck! Sorry, but that to me is a man with out honor, a man that can be bought,  a man with low character!

Sorry for the rant!
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Everything Else / Re: Well, crap
« Last post by crzyjarmans on December 15, 2017, 04:56:50 PM »
Flyover, best wishes with your dad, hope all goes well

Chuck, so sorry to hear about your wife

Both will be kept in my heart
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Everything Else / Re: My Cousin Jack
« Last post by crzyjarmans on December 15, 2017, 04:45:26 PM »
Pop pop, thank you for sharing your story, both you and cousin jack are true hero’s in my mind, may he Rest In Peace, and May you have peace in your life today and forever, I treasure and admire all who have served our great nation to help protect our way of life and freedoms, thank you for being a hero
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Everything Else / Re: My Cousin Jack
« Last post by Robert Harvey on December 14, 2017, 09:58:11 PM »
thankyou
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Everything Else / Re: My Cousin Jack
« Last post by M1911A1 on December 14, 2017, 02:24:56 PM »
"...Told dad we were from good stock."
Obviously the absolute truth, Roger.
It still shows.

You and I both like to do things for people, to make some small part of their lives better.
That's what "good people" do.
When your cousin Jack joined the Army well before he had to, he was trying to make things come out better for everybody else.
And that's what you're doing, when you worry about security and protection, both for your family and for your fellow worshippers.
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