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The Range
2nd Amendment




   FlatCityGirl  Paul R. Beane is somewhat of a legend here in town. A long-time radio personality, and my former city councilman. He’s as Conservative as they come, and a huge 2-A supporter. Which brings me to my story: a few years back, the Mulatto was up on his high horse, blabbing off about the Gun Culture in America, and how gun owners had too much freedom, and how more Gun control is needed.

Now, Paul Bean doesn’t like 0bama even a little teeny bit. Doesn’t find any redeeming quality in the Mulatto whatsoever. Any talk of taking away America’s Second Amendment rights sets Paul off, and especially if it’s 0bama doing the talking.

I happened to catch the morning radio talker on my way into work on that particular morning. Paul Bene was guest host that morning, and I don’t remember who he had on with him, but both of them were going off about 0bama’s Gun Control push. It was pretty interesting, because both of them agreed that Gun Control was not really the object. Confiscation is what Libs are after.

They got off on a discussion of what Confiscation in Texas would look like if the Federal Government ever tried it. It was pretty funny listening to the two of them, both True Texans, both gun owners, both unrestricted Second Amendment supporters, and both of them speculating on what kind of a shooting war the Feds might have on their hands if they ever tried to disarm Texas.

The one guy said, “Look, Paul. I’m not kidding. I know a couple of people who actually have enough guns in their house to arm half of Texas.”

Paul Beane laughed and said, “Well, I don’t have enough for half of Texas, but I’ve got enough for everybody on my block.”

   May 20 at 13:50 EST .




   GO3  Regarding the post about the EOTech sight and dvc's comment. First, of course proper sight alignment and sight picture is always important. My comment was made from the standpoint of the requirement to be so precise to maximize the effect of the projectile (there, see, I didn't say "slug" to get some angry ) to the nth degree.

OTOH, I am not a big critic of the M16/M4 firing a 5.56mm round. It helps if one separates the functioning of the weapon from the effects of the bullet on the target. Expert wound ballistics doc, Marvin Fackler, notes that there are only two things that count in wound analysis: temporary tissue stretch and permanent tissue cavitation. The short version is the two rounds which excel at both are the venerable 30.30 and the 5.56. In the 5.56 it's largely due to internal fragmentation.

My point with the EOTech is that beyond CQB of downtown Fallujah; for instance in the hills and valleys of Afghanistan, is that the sight's effectiveness is reduced as is the 5.56mm in that tactical environment. Trying to gain fire superiority when the bad guy is behind rocks, trees, at beyond 100m and uphill is problematic. And the infantry had to be weaned off the immediate action drill of picking up a radio to call for fire support when none was available. This is why eventually, the Army requested Armalite send over some NATO 7.62 AR-10s.

I don't begrudge any piece of equipment needed by the troops, and if there is a problem with it as the Army seems to think, then it should be fixed. It's just my experience and opinion that training has always been the best and cheapest solution versus, in this case, spending the same amount of $$$ that could buy an additional rifle.
   April 4 at 13:33 EST .

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   Wetenschapper  This is pretty much what I was thinking when I commented on the article. I particularly agree with the summary you give in the last paragraph: "let the Military decide. I originally commented on the article because it looked like a typical WaPo sensationalist story by a reporter writing on a topic he doesn't really understand with any depth.
April 5 at 06:38 EST .

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   Safetydude  Things are are getting a little tight.....
   March 20 at 13:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thought some here might like this sign.
   March 3 at 09:53 EST .

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   Norgay  Trump's position paper on the Second Amendment.
The only thing he gets wrong is the requirement for a carry permit. The Second Amendment should be all you need.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/second-amendment-righ
ts
   September 18 at 15:39 EST .

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   Bettijo  Black conservative leaders discuss how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves




   July 18 at 05:49 EST .

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   Safetydude  Looks like the end of another American icon due to bad management, not bad products.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/10/news/companies/colt-bankrupt
cy/index.html
   June 15 at 19:28 EST .

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   Safetydude  I really did spend an hour at the range yesterday with my Ruger SR-45
after I had the Crimson Trace laser installed. What a treat.
You don't aim, just point and pull. Right hand left hand, doesn't matter.
Later this week I'm going to the outdoor range to check out how far out
I can still hit a target.

   May 19 at 12:44 EST .

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   Bettijo  Is this gun too heavy for an elderly woman?
May 28 at 17:09 EST .

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   Safetydude  That's a question I can't answer in a venue like this.

Here are some thoughts, not instructions.
If you can hold the weight of the gun, which is about two pounds, most of which is in the slide, you should be able to fire it.
However, since most of the weight is in the slide this gun tends to be a bit front heavy, even with a full magazine, so a stiff wrist is required to hold the barrel up. Also, it's a .45; it means a pretty heavy recoil. I use a 'modified' Weaver grip with my left hand wrapped around and supporting my right wrist, about where a watch would be worn. I let my right hand pivot up at the wrist to absorb most of the recoil. By trying not to move my arms I can keep a basic sight picture through the recoil.

So back to your question; no, I don't think the gun is too heavy for an 'elderly' woman. Being able to pull the trigger and handle the gun safely might be something else.
May 30 at 21:19 EST .

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   Fireball27  Bettijo check out the Colt Mustang 380. This is a small gun I'm sure you would be able to handle. With a laser sight, it should do the trick. Some gun ranges will rent you a gun like this so you can tell if it will work for you. I might get one myself.
August 1 at 13:44 EST .

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   Safetydude  I went to the range the other day.
I spent the day picking up brass.

   May 14 at 23:17 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Dude, you BAAAAAAD boy!
August 13 at 22:38 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I love how the BATFE invited "public comment" about their "proposed" ban on M855 5.56 ammunition, when, in fact, the newly published 2014 BATFE Regulations have ALREADY banned it.

Welcome to Obama's America.
March 9 at 19:14 EST .

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