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Everything Else / Want Some Southern Fried Chicken With That Kimber!
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 01:44:43 PM »
Kimber is moving to the South!

Kimberís Expansion Into Alabama, Due To Gun Laws Or Something Else?

Firearm Reviews / HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 09:55:01 AM »
Some of you just might like this review:
One who carries needs to have a "Gray Man" attitude when it comes to bringing the law down on them. No bumper stickers or tactical clothing, or anything to bring attention to a predisposed combat mindset.

One also needs to watch what he post on gun blogs because one's whole life will come into play after he is forced into a self defense situation. Looking into computer activity looms large on anyone anymore.

I pray "often" that I will never face a bad situation again, but some people "these days" have no regard for his fellow man. 

This story will be labeled "road rage" to make bigger headlines in the media. That will be another obstacle this guy's defense team will need to fight, let alone the bumper sticker. Why do that?

This guys future will be in the tanks for the rest of his life, over a bumped fender and allowing this confrontation to happen. The grey man would have stayed in the locked car and called 911. Don't be a willing partner in a situation going south. Avoid at all cost, if possible.

By the way, I would make a guess that the witness' testimony is questionable, from the info we have.
...a juvenile following a minor car accident resulted in the death of the teen, and the arrest of the shooter.


The old saying about what you say can, and will, be used against you also applies to other things - like bumper stickers.
Everything Else / A Bump (stock) in the Night!
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Everything Else / Comedians Can Be Funny!
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Everything Else / Re: My Dad passed
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Thanks guys, I realize I have not been on here as much as I should.
Everything Else / SAFESHOOT!!!
« Last post by Taurian on January 20, 2018, 05:20:39 AM »
Remember back in the old days when you were responsible? I am saying this with tongue-in-cheek, because I know that you are still responsible people, as I am (or consider myself to be).

With firearms, one of our responsibilities is target identification; knowing what you are shooting at - and what is beyond that target. What if you had a device that could identify your target for you, or that a presence is in your area.  What if this device was installed in every firearm.  So, you are walking into your favorite restaurant, and you are carrying concealed as you normally are, and your cell-phone starts ringing.  You would normally glance at the screen and decide if you are going to answer the call - or not. Instead, a message scrolls across the screen advising you that another firearm with the same device installed is in the area. Probably, it is just another patron who is also armed, but now you are alerted to his or her presence.  Sound all good, right?  But, consider that the person who is carrying that firearm also receives a text message that a firearm is in the area.  The plot thickens.

As more and more processes are automated these days, people are becoming lazy. For example, take some of our vehicles these days and those possibly manufactured in the future.  Not only are the engine control system highly complex, but as AI takes hold, the vehicle will be able to report data to a database (internal or external) that will be a record of your driving habits. If you smoke in your vehicle, it will be detected and that data will be stored (as a driving distraction). Use your phone, scratch your butt. Ayup, that will be recorded as well. Pretty soon there will be an entire database that contains data about your driving habits, driving records such as trip data. Every time that you start your vehicle, data will be recorded. In fact, downtime may also be recorded and stored as data. Some of this data could end up with your insurance company and they could use that information for you or against you depending on the data received. 

We still have the responsibility of operating the vehicle, but now we have vehicles that will automatically brake because you were too "lazy" to recognize when to brake. Now, automation is a good thing at times. I thoroughly enjoy "cruise control" when I am on a long trip or in a situation where cruise control ca be used.  I select when I want the cruise control activated or deactivated and still have some control over the process. What if the vehicle's AI did that for me with no option available for me to override it.

We have sensors in vehicle that automatically turn on the vehicle's lights for us.  Pretty soon the vehicle won't even need us to drive them! Oh, wait, we already have that!

Where this topic is taking me is to a new device call "SAFESHOOT" that is attached to a long-gun that will detect other like devices in the vicinity. In the example cited in the linked article, you are out hunting with friends and a dog (or dogs) and they are also equipped with the device. Now, no one wants to shoot their friends or their dog (or dogs) so this device makes you aware of their presence when they are swept by the muzzle of you firearm. This tells you that you don't want to shoot them (unless you really do want to shoot them). The decision to shoot or not shoot is still left to you, which provides you with some control over the process.

While, of course, this device is still optional and up to the individual, I can see where it could become mandatory (given the mentality of gun-control enthusiasts).

The purpose of high-visibility clothing was to separate the friendlies from the hunted. Common sense would tell us not to shoot something that is highly visible. Should that not be enough or do we let devices rule our common sense?

Here is the link to this nice, feel-good article that is full of warm fuzzies:

What are your thoughts?
Handguns & Holsters / Pistol Review - Glock G41 GEN4
« Last post by Taurian on January 19, 2018, 02:10:25 PM »
This Glock G41 GEN4 is a range gun, but a Glock G41 GEN4 nonetheless.

Read my report on this instance of a Glock pistol @

Comments are welcomed!
Ammo and Ballistics / Re: 9mm - Gold Dot 124 grain JHP vs. Hornady 147-grain XTP
« Last post by Taurian on January 19, 2018, 10:52:07 AM »
Well, I don't have a large investment in defensive ammunition for the 9mm. What I do have is mainly in the 124-grain family. Practice ammunition also falls in the 124-grain family.

In the early days of my introduction to the 9mm I kept hearing (or being told) to stay away from the 147-grain ammunition, as it was too slow, did not penetrate, and did not expand as well as the 124-grain fodder.  I pretty much took that advice at face value, not having experience with the 9mm.

However, it seems that the modern-day version of the 147-grain cartridge is much better and the cartridge is in use by numerous LE agencies.  The velocity, while slower than the 124-grain, is still faster than the .45ACP round and (seemingly) seems to be on par with the 230-grain .45ACP round in regard to penetration.

Most of what I am reading about the 147-grain fodder is mainly old news and would like to find (or hear  something more up-to-date regarding this cartridge.
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