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Everything Else / Re: New Blog - A Continuation
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 06:22:25 AM »
Where's the 'tactical'?

Y'know i' 'taint no good if'n ya got no 'tactical' in their!

Very excellent.

And seriously, you might want to throw an addendum in there at some point about the value of going off-sides during counteroffensive operations.

Topic for another day; it would have made this write-up longer, but the tactical aspect was (and still is) considered (Part 3?).
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Taurus Curve - Opinions
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 06:18:52 AM »
"This new, inexperienced customer base does not know that if the grip of a pistol "stands proud" of one's body a little, the draw stroke becomes easier to accomplish and quicker (with practice, of course). Instead, these new, unknowing potential buyers and users see a greater positive virtue in easier and more comfortable concealment." - M1911A1

So true.

Taurus has seen fit to provide a finger rest just behind the muzzle - convenient.

I want to see Hickock45 do a test on this one! That is going to be interesting.
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Taurus Curve - Opinions
« Last post by CR Williams on Today at 06:17:19 AM »
I'm trying to figure out how many fingers you can get on the grip.

See what you mean about the clip, Steve. They couldn't put it farther up without it being useless in-pocket without a pocket holster, but that looks tailor-made to get a finger on the trigger during access as it looks now. Better be a pretty stout trigger pull.

Now watch it sell better than Hi-Points.
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Everything Else / Re: New Blog - A Continuation
« Last post by CR Williams on Today at 06:10:23 AM »
Where's the 'tactical'?

Y'know i' 'taint no good if'n ya got no 'tactical' in their!

Very excellent.

And seriously, you might want to throw an addendum in there at some point about the value of going off-sides during counteroffensive operations.
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What do you do with the Scopeshield, when you take it off to fire a shot in the field?
Is it attached to the rifle? Do you tuck it into your belt? Does it fold up small enough to go into a pocket?
Does it come off quickly, for a snap shot?

  • It is looped around the rifle - or can be left unattached.
  • It can be left hanging from the rifle.
  • Use it to pad the stock on a rifle rest (tree branch, shooting stick)
  • Held against the forearm with the support hand (see picture)
  • If the scope was detached from the rifle, it could be used to hold the scope while you use the iron sights (if available)
  • It comes off quickly - pull the rear tab, lift, and let it drop - it is faster than trying to locate the flip-tabs on scope covers. Note: If you have see-through lens covers, it would be faster just to shoot if the covers are in place.
  • It can be stuffed into a belt or pocket when not attached to the rifle.
  • It can be used as a pot holder when trying to grab that hot cup of coffee you just roasted over an open fire.
I would like to see the front strap with Velcro attachments; Velcro would hold the straps together but would allow the cover to be removed without having to remove the sling.

The sling does not have to be removed to use the cover; however, it is recommended that the cover be placed before the sling mount and then re-attach the sling, to prevent loosing the cover.
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Everything Else / Re: Again, Facts are Misused
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 05:31:27 AM »
The problems lies in the public actually listening to them - without knowing the true facts. 

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
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Everything Else / Re: Again, Facts are Misused
« Last post by crzyjarmans on Today at 04:15:10 AM »
They will do/ say what ever they need to, in order to try and get the public to listen to them
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Taurus Curve - Opinions
« Last post by M1911A1 on Yesterday at 10:54:02 PM »
There has been a discussion, on another forum, in which a wise and more-experienced shooter and writer notes that it is very probable that the Taurus Curve was designed as the result of a careful market study which purposely did not include input from experienced pistol users.

The point of the whole thing is to develop a whole new set of customers, almost all of them with little shooting experience, as a means of capitalizing on the recent relaxation of concealed-carry restrictions. The firearms industry seems to be headed for saturation very soon, so a widened customer base will very quickly become extremely important.

Most people who are now considering the purchase of a concealed, self-defense handgun seem to be both without experience, and also unwilling to seek any shooting experience, unless forced to do so by law or licensing regulation.

This new, inexperienced customer base does not know that if the grip of a pistol "stands proud" of one's body a little, the draw stroke becomes easier to accomplish and quicker (with practice, of course). Instead, these new, unknowing potential buyers and users see a greater positive virtue in easier and more comfortable concealment.

One fairly new pistol shooter, a member of that other forum, immediately noted a particular phenomenon that has always bothered me: The clip that is attached to the Curve is so far to the rear of the pistol that the gun ends up buried inside one's pants or skirt. Thus, a preparatory full firing grip is impossible to achieve before a presentation is begun, and a self-defeating fumble is almost assured. (I do not agree that the clip is a dangerous carry method, if the pistol is double-action-only. But that's another story.)
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Lasers, Optics, Sights / Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Last post by M1911A1 on Yesterday at 10:23:58 PM »
What do you do with the Scopeshield, when you take it off to fire a shot in the field?
Is it attached to the rifle? Do you tuck it into your belt? Does it fold up small enough to go into a pocket?
Does it come off quickly, for a snap shot?
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