beowulf

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  1. I don't think he was meaning the .50 BMG, rather the .500 SW Magnum. The short barrel version could be carried but would be pretty heavy. But not nearly as much trouble as a .50 BMG. Here is a 500 SW revolver that could be carried but isn't very practical for a concealed carry gun. http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_801052_-1_757771_757767_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y
  2. There are a lot of reasons to avoid shooting someone. One that wasn't mentioned is that even if you are justified you are highly likely to have to defend your actions in court. That could easily lead to bankruptcy. Or if it goes to a jury they could return a bad decision and you may end up in prison. Pulling that trigger must be a last resort when life is on the line and there is no other choice.
  3. Glock has just come out with a .380, it's the G42.
  4. If I remember right the percentage of GSW victims that live is very high. Most die from exsanguination because they aren't able to get medical help quick enough. So like you said shot placement matters most. One shot kills are very rare. http://youtu.be/wXwPtP-KDNk
  5. The Glock 23 is the same size as a Glock 19. I have the G19 and like it better then the G23 because it's easier to manage the recoil and I don't really see much advantage to the .40sw over the 9mm when using self defense ammunition.
  6. SA is just as good as Glock. You really need to go to a range and rent both and see which you like better.
  7. That's the same thing I got out of it.
  8. As in anything the government does there are winners and there are losers. In the case of the ACA I think there are a lot more losers then winners. Just because you get something for "free" doesn't really mean you are an overall winner. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bailing-out-health-insurers-and-helping-obamacare_774167.html#
  9. What is the leading cause of death for children 1- 14 between 1999 - 2010? I seriously doubt that firearms would rate very high on that list. Gun safety is very important but lets not blow the issue out of proportion and realistically look at the statistics including other causes of death for children.
  10. That is an unfortunate situation and why I have a weapon mounted light for my rifle and one of my handguns. Also I don't have any children. Fortunately that doesn't happen all that often.
  11. Thank you. In my chl class I was told that even if you defend your life by shooting but injure someone else by the bullet hitting them too I would be liable. So always consider your angles and if possible try to shoot upwards if possible. I don't know if you have ever been in a street fight or not. But one of my favorite quotes is "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face." It's paraphrased from Mike Tyson. Anyway reality is so much different then what you think will happen. You just have to do what have to, to stay alive and keep your self and loved ones safe. If you can watch your background then do so. But things can go sideways really fast and all you can do is react. Also if you just happen to wound your attacker you may have to defend yourself in criminal and civil court even if you were in the right. It all depends on the District Attorney. If the DA drops it you can still be sued in Civil court. If you kill the attacker then the family may sue, even if the DA decides not to. As always the best option it to avoid having to shoot anyone. Using your firearm is the last resort when life is on the line.
  12. If you are going to carry regularly you should seriously consider Texas Law Shield. http://www.uslawshield.com/texas/ Being pushed to the last resort of having to shoot someone to defend your life or a loved one can ruin your life financially.
  13. I just use the security cable. Like I said it's not used all that often.
  14. http://youtu.be/vIJFQO4DIxw I consider my Nanovault to not be all that secure. But it's better then just putting it in the glove box. Also I rarely leave my carry gun in my car.
  15. Took me a little bit but I found the link for mounting a holster under your seat. I saw this at a gun show. Looks pretty good if you drive a lot. http://www.accufireproducts.com/gunsling-r.html
  16. For those rare times that I have to leave my carry gun in my vehicle I use a Nanovault. You are better off carrying concealed then just keeping it in your car. After trying a couple of different concealed carry holsters I have settled on the hybrid holsters like Galco KingTuk and the Crossbreed holsters. I think keeping a firearm in your car makes it much more likely to be stolen, no matter what it's stored in. Wanted to add that considering we are both in the same state, the rules are pretty much the same for both of us. There are very few places I go that I can't legally carry. All of the lock boxes can be broken into given enough time and the fact that your vehicle can be stolen they would have plenty of time to break in. The biometric lock boxes are pretty easy to break into. Look it up on youtube, I have seen a couple of videos demonstrating how easy they are to defeat.
  17. http://www.policymic.com/open-mic/healthcare/67/they-want-you-to-think-this-is-complicated-it-s-really-not-let-competition-work
  18. The out going senate, if they lose power will reverse it, in the lame duck session, before they leave office. That might happen, but unfortunately the precedent has been set. So now it makes it more likely that a Senate in the future will decide to change it back when they feel the need to do so.
  19. Are you directing this question to me? I have never voted for either of those parties. What the Democrats have done is make it so the minority party can't filibuster at all now. Now as long as the Democrats can muster a simple majority they can pass anything they want through the Senate except nominations for the Supreme court.
  20. Fillibuster has been around a long time. It's nothing new. Over 200 years worth in one fashion or another And it has been used and abused by both sides for just as long If the rule change is so bad, I look forward to its being reversed next time the GOP has a majority in the Senate. They can vote for that on day 1 after the new Senators are sworn in. They can then put their votes where their mouths are and prove to us that they are not hypocrites. That is pathetic. Both Republicans and Democrats have wanted to do this. So far only the Democrats have been so bold as to actually do it. It's unlikely that it will ever be reversed. Why? Because when the Republicans are in office they will abuse it just like the Democrats who started this will abuse it now. Clearly you believe that the GOP whining and wailing today is just hypocrisy, then. Yes and no They are upset for good reason but I think when they have control of the Senate they won't reverse it.
  21. Fillibuster has been around a long time. It's nothing new. Over 200 years worth in one fashion or another And it has been used and abused by both sides for just as long If the rule change is so bad, I look forward to its being reversed next time the GOP has a majority in the Senate. They can vote for that on day 1 after the new Senators are sworn in. They can then put their votes where their mouths are and prove to us that they are not hypocrites. That is pathetic. Both Republicans and Democrats have wanted to do this. So far only the Democrats have been so bold as to actually do it. It's unlikely that it will ever be reversed. Why? Because when the Republicans are in office they will abuse it just like the Democrats who started this will abuse it now.
  22. Fillibuster has been around a long time. It's nothing new. If you knew of the history and application of the filibuster, you would know that the gross abuse of the filibuster by the Republicans since 2009 is new. Very new. It has been a gross abuse of the Senate rules. The depth and breadth of RWC ignorance never fails. I am not a Republican. Are you really saying that the Democrat's never took advantage of these rules?