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Handguns & Holsters / Re: M P 2.0 9 C
« Last post by pop pop on January 18, 2018, 07:17:03 AM »
Got my new BladeTec Kydex OWB holster and It is not very comfortable. Don't know if it will be worn much am trying around the house. May be another for the holster bin. Well, it was only 29.00 so I am not hurt too bad.

Also got the Crossbreed Super tuck, combat cut, IWB holster, and I believe it is going to work out well. Am also wearing it around the house now. Really glad I got my 30.00 dollar belt a size too large. It fits perfectly. By the way I do recommend the 30. dollar belt. Well made. I got 2 of them. This holster (crossbreed) is comfortable even sitting. Sitting was where I had trouble with the Blade Tec.

Have not received my Aker OWB holster yet. Hope it works out better than the Blade Tec straight draw. I want OWB for church carry, if possible.

Watched The Best Defense program on TV last evening. The whole program was aimed toward an active shooter in church. Was quiet insightful and sure gave something to ponder, as far as training goes.

Sweetie said the program (scenarios) were not what she pictured, in her mind, and was very revealing to her. They stressed reaction too, and practiced drawing from weak side, should strong side arm be injured, and strong side as well. The program showed strong arm tactics and knife as a defensive tactic as well.

They stressed not to bring a knife to a gun fight(bad Idea), but was an alternative if you had nothing else to fight with. Myself, I am going with the gun route, as I am to old and feeble to be in hand to hand any longer. Will be pocket carrying on my weak side.
Ammo and Ballistics / Cor Bon DPX
« Last post by pop pop on January 16, 2018, 01:52:35 PM »      Has Corbon DPX on sale for 19.99 + Shipping. Just purchased 8 boxes of 115 gr 9MM + P DPX.
Everything Else / Re: It's That Time Again!
« Last post by M1911A1 on January 13, 2018, 11:30:43 PM »
I hereby resolve not to "act my age," ever again!
Everything Else / Re: It's That Time Again!
« Last post by NorCalChuck on January 13, 2018, 09:46:19 PM »
My resolution is to make No My Resolutions
Good Reading Material / Some Interesting Crime Stats
« Last post by pop pop on January 13, 2018, 07:26:35 AM »

“The US didn’t have a spike in violent crime in 2016. The stats for 2017 have not been studied, at this time. 

A handful of neighborhoods in the US did. A mere five neighborhoods in Chicago supplied one-third of the increase in violent crime in 2016.
Murders in the U.S. rose nearly 9% last year, and one-third of that increase came from just a few neighborhoods in Chicago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the FBI’s annual 2016 publication, Crime in the United States.

While violent crime (homicide, rape, assault, and robbery) also rose nationwide from 2015 to 2016 — over 4% — the data show the increase was not uniform, but rather concentrated in cities like Chicago and Baltimore.

Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., meanwhile, saw “meaningful declines in violence [that] have been sustained since the 1990s.”
This means the US doesn't have a violent crime problem.  We have a violent zip code problem. 

This, of course, is hardly news.  Anyone watching the country knows that the worst of criminality falls in a handful of places, typically poor neighborhoods in big cities, and the root of the problem is gang violence and turf wars.  John Lott published a study in 2016 using 2014 crime statistics finding that murder in the US is very concentrated by location.

In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders.  69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.

Murder has gotten more concentrated in fewer places.  John Lott again:
Murders actually used to be even more concentrated. From 1977 to 2000, on average 73 percent of counties in any give year had zero murders.

Criminologist David Weisburg of George Mason University criminologist, released a study in 2015 that described what he called the “law of crime concentration,” and “the criminality of place”: a disproportionate amount of any city’s violent crime occurs in a small geographic area of the city.  His data showed:
Weisburg found that in large cities, 50% of crime occurs on just 4% to 6% of a city’s streets, while 0.8% to 1.6% of streets produce one-quarter of all crime.

In many concealed carry classes you're dutifully told there's no such thing as a bad neighborhood that you can avoid to have no risk of violent attack.  While I agree with the sentiment that you should always be aware of your surroundings and that lightning can strike in odd places, these statistics show that statement is just wrong.  There are bad neighborhoods, and your chances of being involved in a violent crime are much worse in some places.  If you don't have to go there, don't go.   

Complicating Weisburg and Lott's findings is the side effect of protests against police that have police vowing to have a lighter presence in the areas that need them the most.

A Pew Research Center poll from January 2017 showed that an overwhelming number of police officers say widespread protests following high-profile killings of black suspects have made police less willing to conduct basic police work, such as stopping and questioning suspicious people in high-crime neighborhoods, and using an appropriate level of force to diffuse a situation.

In Baltimore, violent crime rates were going down until 2015, when police officers “pulled back from a more proactive approach” following widespread city riots after the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a severe spinal injury while being transported in a police van on April 1, 2015, and died one week later.

Violence in Baltimore has stayed historically high following the riots, with arrests plummeting, shootings soaring, and the police force itself getting smaller.

One thing that has been proven to reduce crime rates is more proactive policing.   Yet the "Ferguson Effect" has caused an increasing reluctance of police to go into those neighborhoods, and more reluctant to carry out everyday tasks of policing. You might have noticed that the left is currently lobbying for all of the things that make the murder rate worse.

Remember: it's not gun control we need.  It's zip code control.”
Everything Else / Re: It's That Time Again!
« Last post by oldranger53 on January 12, 2018, 04:30:42 PM »
Same here!

Sent from BlackBerry KeyOne

when bad guys use a gun they are not thinking rationally. This kid had all these armed cops around him.
Yet he tried to pull a gun and shoot them.
1. they knew who he was.
2. he was out gunned.

Yet he still tried to kill them. (he almost shot his friends.)
Rumor was the officers shot and kill an unarmed Black boy.

Threats were coming in because of this rumor.

Video of gun has been released

An Arkansas 17-year-old who was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding early Sunday is seen pulling a gun and firing at officers before he was killed by police, a newly released dashcam video shows. North Little Rock police released the 5-minute video on Wednesday that showed when officers pulled over the vehicle for speeding and a headlight violation. Charles Smith was a rear-seat passenger.
“Get your (expletive) hand out,” one officer told Smith, whose hands were out of the camera’s view. The officer then yelled, “It’s a (expletive) gun.”
The video then shows Smith pointing a handgun at officers, cocking it while his right hand is pinned against the curb, firing it and then cocking it again.
The police officers opened fire in response, killing the teenager.

Handguns & Holsters / Re: M P 2.0 9 C
« Last post by pop pop on January 08, 2018, 10:18:04 AM »
I go to post-op Physical Therapy on Tuesday. Will find out more then. We will talk about my workout program and get their advice as well. My Dr set this up for me.  We hoping and planning on the best.
Handguns & Holsters / Re: M P 2.0 9 C
« Last post by CR Williams on January 08, 2018, 05:32:27 AM »
All weight lifters say you body needs a day to recover from serious weight training, or one really does more harm than good.

The thinking nowadays among advanced lifters runs around the idea of 'active recovery' rather than complete rest. Some easy/slow cardio and some range-of-motion work fit nicely into this concept. Look into that as a search term and see if anything might work for you. I personally have struggled with the establishment of a good recovery period, so I know it's not always easy to set up the way the people that don't do anything but work out do it.
Good Reading Material / Re: Where Is "Safety?"
« Last post by NorCalChuck on January 07, 2018, 03:03:13 PM »
I would say that, "excellent and timely treatment of the subject" is an understatement.

The only thing that I might add is quite simply is, "everything that you have written in my mind is just plain common sense."

It was a real pleasure to see so much of "GrandMa's common sense" written out in plain simple language. Thanks for taking the time to express your thoughts.
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