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BlondeStrat
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Sep 27th, 2017 08:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Itchy, you are correct on that.

I sometimes chuckle a bit inside when folks go *tight wad* on spending money for a gun.

They could purchase an expensive high quality gun and it will still be the cheap part of the proposition ... assuming they are serious and really intend to learn to handle and use the thing. ;)

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Sep 27th, 2017 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I learned from my Dad,,,guess i was around 10 or so when I got my first Daisy....he had a military issue 1911 and a WW2 M1 Carbine, that I got to shoot...boy what a thrill that was......sure miss that gun

after he died, I guess I was almost 13, my enthusiasm for guns died also, but it has been rekindled the last 4 or 5 years. I have tried to spend as much time as I can at the range as of late.....don't carry because I don't feel ready or comfortable with it yet.

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Since I've been a member here I have discovered that the people of the FDP are probably more opinionated about their firearms than any other subject posted.....it's a very personal issue and makes for good educational discussion...I've learned a great deal from it

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 11:03 PM, Sep 27th, 2017)

mfitz804
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Sep 28th, 2017 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Since I've been a member here I have discovered that the people of the FDP are probably more opinionated about their firearms than any other subject posted.....it's a very personal issue and makes for good educational discussion”

I find the same, and yesterday I found myself arguing against someone who stated that all people who own guns are crazy. I used many things learned on the FDP as support for my argument.

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Sep 28th, 2017 07:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I find the same, and yesterday I found myself arguing against someone who stated that all people who own guns are crazy."

This has always confused me a bit. If they truly believe that we are unhinged, why would they dare confront us while we are minding our business in public?

I have been harassed twice in Dick's sporting goods by a soccer mom type because I was standing in line with a few boxes of ammo.



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Sep 28th, 2017 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I find a distracted driving soccer mom more dangerous than a gun owner.

Guitar Fool
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Sep 28th, 2017 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I have been harassed twice in Dick's sporting goods by a soccer mom type because I was standing in line with a few boxes of ammo."

boy doncha just love nosey people like that?

and +1 to what jefe said...


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Sep 28th, 2017 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“I have been harassed twice in Dick's sporting goods by a soccer mom type because I was standing in line with a few boxes of ammo. “

I honestly don’t know. I’m not saying it’s easy to tell the difference between a person who is a law abiding gun owner and one who is a potential workplace shooter, but I’d just mind my own business. If you were foaming at the mouth and talking out loud to God, I’d probably still leave you alone and go call the authorities.

Were I in your situation, I’d have gone with humor, and said “Oh my god you are so right”, handed her all of the boxes, and walked away.

Then I’d go get more ammo and get back in line.

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Sep 28th, 2017 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

These are precisely the people Front Sight wants to show up for training.

The Mission Statement: "Change the image of gun ownership in our lifetime".

Queenie is a perfect example. Completely fearful of guns, couldn't even stand to have one in eye sight.

After a full day on the range with 30 people all handling and shooting fully automatic UZI submachine guns, she was doing quite well with it (considering how she arrived that morning) ... and most importantly, no one got hurt.

It was , as I stated earlier, a life changing day for her.

Edited to add: Queenie now has a Glock 19, a S&W 640 and goes out for training a couple of times a year.

When she hears helicopters overhead, her first response is to make sure knows where the guns are. Which BTW she always knows. ;)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 12:12 PM, Sep 28th, 2017)

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Sep 28th, 2017 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Kind of like fear the unknown. I talked a couple of these types, friends or aquatints into coming out to the range with me.

Once I confirmed they have never shot a fire arm, I can make the argument that they really don't have a valid opinion on the subject if they have never actually fired one or understand the relevance to the "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave"

It works if you can get them out to the range.

To the soccer mom I'd just say your opinion is not valid, if you've never learned to safely use a fire arm.

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Sep 28th, 2017 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I find the same, and yesterday I found myself arguing against someone who stated that all people who own guns are crazy."

Even the one's they employ??

It's just lazy thinking. Which is ironic because of the little effort put forth to demonstrate their superior intellect.

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Sep 28th, 2017 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It works if you can get them out to the range."

I should also add: Queenie did not agree to go out shooting guns, let alone fully automatic submachine guns.

I couldn't tell her what we were going to go do ... she would have refused to go ;)

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Sep 28th, 2017 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Were I in your situation, I’d have gone with humor, and said “Oh my god you are so right”, handed her all of the boxes, and walked away."

I get your point -- but the reality is that if I gave ammunition to a person who is not licensed to possess it, I would be committing a felony (in my state).

What these women probably didn't know was that I was carrying a firearm at the time. Who knows how they would have reacted to that bit of info.

In both cases I just ignored them -- I'm not going to engage an idiot and possibly escalate a situation if I can avoid it -- especially if I'm carrying.

The one time I took the humor route was on a plane to D.C.. I had picked up a gun magazine at the airport and tucked it into my carry on bag. Shortly after getting in the air I pulled out the mag and started flipping through. The woman next to me had a very visible reaction, although she never actually said anything to me. She sighed, huffed and puffed, or tisked pretty much the duration of the flight. When we landed, I handed the magazine to her and said I was finished -- would she like to read it? She wasn't amused but I was.

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Sep 28th, 2017 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"To the soccer mom I'd just say your opinion is not valid, if you've never learned to safely use a fire arm."

There are more distracted soccer moms on the road by my observation.


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Sep 28th, 2017 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tell me about it. I rode my Harley for 30 years on the streets of Miami "o) If it was just soccer moms it would be OK, but their are a lot inattentive drivers, everywhere.

"o), I know it's the mention of the Harley that irks ya, but still I have more in common with you than I do the new crowd of Harley posers "o)

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Sep 28th, 2017 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I get your point -- but the reality is that if I gave ammunition to a person who is not licensed to possess it, I would be committing a felony (in my state)."

Yeah, I get your point, switch handing it to her (which is still funnier because she would have freaked out) to "I'll just go put this back" and walk away.

I'm confident from your response that you got my point.

On our drive back from South Carolina earlier this summer, my wife and I saw a motorcyclist backing heat on the highway somewhere in Virginia. For us as New Yorkers, it was an unusual sight to see it shoved down the back of his pants as his shirt flew up from the wind. My greater concern was, what if he shifts a certain way and the holster just flies out of his butt crack. But, I assumed they were designed in such a manner so as not to fly out of his butt crack, so I just kept driving.

Honestly, we were about 8-9 hours in at that point and I was willing to think about anything other than driving to keep my mind occupied.

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Sep 28th, 2017 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My greater concern was, what if he shifts a certain way and the holster just flies out of his butt crack."

Most of us who would spend $800-900 on a legal carry gun will spend a couple hundred more to make sure it doesn't end up in the middle of I-95. Good holsters are designed to stay put.

Hilarity ensues when some moron shoves his gat down the front of his sweatpants just before he walks into a nightclub.

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Sep 28th, 2017 04:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Most of us who would spend $800-900 on a legal carry gun will spend a couple hundred more to make sure it doesn't end up in the middle of I-95. Good holsters are designed to stay put.”

Pretty much what I figured, it only APPEARED crammed in his butt, it was actually secure.

I figure the no-holster pants carry is really only something you do in movies and on TV. Or if you are the aforementioned moron.

reverendrob
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Sep 28th, 2017 05:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I cram a gun in my butt all the time when I'm not wearing pants!

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Godzilla the Thread Killa
Sep 28th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“I cram a gun in my butt all the time when I'm not wearing pants“

#Kiestering

reverendrob
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Sep 28th, 2017 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

#dankmemesfordankbuttz

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