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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.
Handguns & Holsters / Craft/Vega Shoulder Holster System Review
« Last post by Taurian on January 19, 2018, 10:34:16 AM »
I have posted a review of the Craft/Vega Shoulder holster system that was purchased for my CZ75B, and which can be read at

The article contains information about the shoulder holster system itself, general information regarding shoulder holsters, a couple of true stories that involve shoulder holsters. I hope that you will read it and provide comments (because some of mine may invoke some responses).

Ammo and Ballistics / Re: 9mm - Gold Dot 124 grain JHP vs. Hornady 147-grain XTP
« Last post by pop pop on January 19, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »
I have not ventured into the newer 147 gr market although it supposed to be better now than it was. Currently I have ordered the Cor Bon DPX all copper. I like them.
Ammo and Ballistics / 9mm - Gold Dot 124 grain JHP vs. Hornady 147-grain XTP
« Last post by Taurian on January 19, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »
I normally carry Gold Dot 124-grain JHP ammunition in any 9mm that I carry. However, I have been considering moving to the Hornady 147-grain XTP for defensive carry.

Anyone want to weigh in (no pun intended) on this move?
This doesn't surprise me. I have recently been watching a series on NETFLIX about the underground; gun running, gangs, drugs, prostitution, illegal alcohol, and then some.

The mentality and lack of morality of people in the "under world" is beyond belief.  The level of callousness is amazing - especially toward those who are not part of whatever "family" they belong to.  However, even opposing rival gangs come together for a common cause at times. It is unfortunate that this seventeen year old's life came to an end, but I can't say that it was undeserving. In doing what the officers had to do, they probably saved some innocent soul's life at a later time.

Oh, we could on and on about this!
Handguns & Holsters / Craft/Falco Holster for CZ75B Review
« Last post by Taurian on January 19, 2018, 08:04:07 AM »
The holster for the CZ75B finally arrived!

Read my review of the Craft/Falco IWB holster for the CZ75B @

A review of the shoulder holster will be coming shortly.

Thanks for reading and leave comments, if you so desire.
Handguns & Holsters / Re: M P 2.0 9 C
« Last post by CR Williams on January 19, 2018, 05:32:25 AM »
Look at Gypsy EDC for holster options:

Used to be Infidel Arsenal. He made the holsters I posted about elsewhere here.
Another sad case of a nessesary cop reaction. All that teen had to do was comply with law enforcement.  Same 'ole story, just different actors.
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