According to FBI Stats the US violent crime rate, including the murder rate, have reached a 100 year low.
SLATE.COM and was very interested to read HERE that in DC it is down over 20% since the DC vs Heller decision allowed handgun ownership again.
--If you were to listen to the media you would think it's worse than ever.
The PF-9 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the 9mm Luger cartridge. Worst trigger in my collection.
The P-3AT is a very compact, semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge.
Now I have my eye on the PMR-30. The PMR-30 is a light weight, full size pistol chambered for the flat-shooting .22Magnum cartridge (.22WMR). The PMR-30 operates on a unique hybrid blowback/locked-breech system. This operation system allows for the use of a wide variety of ammunition as it seamlessly adjusts between locked breach and blowback operation, depending on the pressure of the cartridge. It uses a double stack magazine of a new design that holds 30 rounds and fits completely in the grip of the pistol.
I wonder where if .22mag is available. Shelves are pretty empty here.
--Costs about $300. Cheap enough to risk it!
--I guess I need a good IWB Glock 17 holster!
I was in a rut carrying the same guns and using the same holsters. I confess my favorites have changed over the years. I will usually get a new gun followed closely by a new holster (or two) for it because I want to carry it.
The result is a drawer full of holsters.
In the Winter the shoulder holsters come out. Winter coats allow me to carry using ANY holster in my collection. Today while I was out and about I was wearing one of my cheaper shoulder rigs. I think I bought this one from CheaperThanDirt.com after seeing a friends at the range. I think it was only $30 but it works great with my Beretta Px4 and two mags.
I have an nice vertical Bianchi shoulder rig for my Smith &Wesson .44mag. It's the best holster for it because it weighs a metric ton.
I have another vertical rig from Uncle Mike I got specifically to hold my Beretta 96D with the suppressor attached.
In all I must say I like the vertical configuration best. The horizontal rigs end up pointing at the guy in line at the store behind you. While safe, I still like the vertical rigs better. They are great in the car. Best of all, they help keep my pants up in stead of trying to pull them down!
--How many Holsters do you have?
- Joe Perry, Aerosmith
“I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”
- Miranda Lambert
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
- James Madison
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
- James Madison
“The ultimate authority resides in the people alone.”
- James Madison
“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
- George Orwell
I will add this from now on: "A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch but on its own wings."
--The perfect metaphor.
|Check out a great ammo can story|
I now use my old safe for ammo storage. What I need to do is buy a pile of ammo cans and label them by caliber.
Then I will put a half a dozen shelves in there so I can take out a single ammo can without having to move a giant pile of ammo off the can that always seems to be on the bottom.
Fridge magnets could be used to indicate the ammo that I need to buy.
--I need to take a hand truck to the next gun show...
I even discovered that Magpul PMags were back in three of my local gunshops.Two of them had a limit of two per customer but another had a metric ton of them and there was no limit.
The prices were not even jacked up. $15.95 each.
--But dammit! Where is all the .22LR?
It was a quiet day there. The range was nearly empty.
At Clark Brothers you can use the range for free but you have to buy your ammo there.
The reason it was so quiet was that the ammo shelves were so empty. They actually had a bit of .223 but we were limited to one box each.
So it was a short day at the range.
--Next time I go I will take a shotgun and do some skeet shooting.
- If I didn't love them I'd never let them see a real gun.
- If I didn't love them I'd demonize guns.
- If I didn't love them I'd keep them from being safety trained.
- If I didn't love them I'd make sure they never touched a REAL one.
- If you see a gun, STOP! Don’t touch it.
- Leave the area.
- Tell an adult.
- If you see a gun and don’t know whether it’s a real gun or just a toy, treat it like it’s a real gun.
- Tell me. Even if it's days later.
--If you hate your kids support gun control.