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Batton Rouge CCW Class -- Saturday, August 2nd - dawg23
I will be teaching a Concealed Handgun Permit class on Saturday, August 2nd at my office on Siegen Lane. I currently have two seats remaining. This is the last class I'll be teaching prior to the start of SEC football season//hunting seasons. Details of topics that will be covered can be found...


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re: Finally bought a can of Ballistol - that smell though - dawg23
[quote]Eezox is a far superior rust preventer, miltec and Slip 2000 better lubricants. [/quote] Eezox is the best [u]rust inhibitor[/u] I've found --- but it stinks pretty bad, too. Militec is the best [u]lube[/u] I've found for firearms. Crud & burnt powder that I used to scrub off just wipes ...


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re: shotgun fitting around BR - dawg23
I don't duck hunt all that much, nor do I hunt quail or doves a lot. But I know they can "sneak up" on me, and I find that I sometimes have to shoulder the gun and fire more quickly than I'd like to. That (and shooting clays) is when gun fit is important (to me). ...


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re: What's the best .22 lr revolver to buy? - dawg23
I have a .22 LR SP101 in satin finish stainless steel, never fired, (NIB), wooden stocks, that I'll sell for what I paid for it ($625). Warranty forms have not been submitted, so it would go to buyer with full warranty. Sale would be F-T-F in BR....


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re: price check cw9 - dawg23
Sounds like it might be a fairly good deal, depending on the holster and the ammo. [u]BUT[/u], keep in mind that Kahr's warranty 9unlike GLOCK'S) only applies to the [u]original[/u] buyer. If the original purchaser already submitted the warranty card, the gun is worth less to you because it comes...


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re: Benelli Super Vinci - dawg23
[quote]A400 Xplor.[/quote] This. I have about 30-40 cases (7500-10000 rounds) of low brass sporting clays shells through mine, plus ~ 1/2 case of magnum duck loads. Mine has never hiccupped a single time. I do try to clean it every 1000 rounds or so. Maybe that's why it's so reliable. I w...


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re: Browning Citori Loose Stock - dawg23
Make sure you don't over-tighten. That can crack a stock if the wood swells due to heat or humidity....


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - dawg23
I agree with this. A holster that covers the trigger will help prevent an negligent discharge. Carrying with a round in the chamber will improve one's chances of surviving an attack....


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - dawg23
One or two of those "reasons" are [u]theoretically[/u] valid. But there's a point of diminishing returns with handguns (all of which are relatively puny -- compared to shotguns and centerfire rifles). Somewhere there's a "minimum" line to not be crossed. Most SD handgun gurus will tell you that l...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - dawg23
[quote]I would suggest carrying on your ankle instead of your back pocket. If you practice drawing from an ankle holster you will actually be able to do it very quickly and I don't ever see that happening with a pistol in your back pocket. [/quote] If you're seated (e.g. driving your truck), this i...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - dawg23
Very few HP .380's (maybe Buffalo Bore) will penetrate 12" (in ballistic gel - this is the FBI minimum for penetration) and expand to over .80 caliber out of a short barrel. Federal HST in 9mm will do this. And the 9mm bullet will be heavier (147 grain) vs. ~ 80-90 grain for a .380...


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re: Diawa changes the baitcaster game - dawg23
I have a couple of those purdy red//black Daiwa reels. First thing I had to do was replace the handles. Those offset paddles hit my knuckles when reeling. Oh, and they aren't worth what they cost. I use 'em, but much prefer my Calcuttas....


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - dawg23
Lot of good advice from Tiger on the Hill. ^^^ Much of the advice posted earlier in this thread is surely well-intentioned. But a lot of it is misguided. 1. Rear pocket < front pocket. Guarding against a gun grab is really hard when the gun is carried in a rear pocket. 2. 380 < 9mm. Why on ...


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re: Bought a Shield 9mm today(update pg3) - dawg23
That's the right way. Those small guns do make it harder to stay clear of the ejection port. I guess that's another "benefit" of the out-of-battery feature. [u]Theoretically[/u] the gun can't go off while you have the slide pulled back. But I'm with you -- I don't want my hand or fingers over the...


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re: Bought a Shield 9mm today(update pg3) - dawg23
I can see where the "out of battery" might be disconcerting for those used to revolvers. All semi-autos will have this attribute. It's a safety feature. It means you can't shove the muzzle into a guy's rib cage before you pull the trigger, but that's about the only "downside" that I can see. ...


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re: Any word on the concealed carry permits? - dawg23
[quote]Just got word back. They said because of my arrests, the Sgt has to go over it personally. Everything was in the computer, but they were backed up a couple of hundred applications [/quote] I have a friend in the Concealed Handgun Permit Unit -- send me an email (personaldefense@cox.net) and ...


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re: Bought a Shield 9mm today(update pg3) - dawg23
[quote]1) it's too small. There just isn't enough slide there for me to grab it and rack it with authority without my hand covering the ejection port. -- [b]I suspect you're "slingshotting" the slide. There's a "proper" way to do it that keeps your hand from covering the ejection port.[/b] 2) I c...


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re: when am I allowed to use/brandish a gun? - dawg23
1. Brandishing (called "illegal carry" in Louisiana statutes) is illegal. Drawing a handgun in self defense isn't brandishing. 2. As was said, driving to your home after a confrontation isn't wise. Drive to a police station. 3. ALWAYS phone in a threat to the cops -- unless you're the one who ...


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re: Transducer mounting spots? update - dawg23
Yes you can attach it to the bottom of the boat [u]if[/u] the boat has fiberglas hull. I'd use fiberglas resin instead of silicone -- for sure don't have the silicone too thick if you do that roue (and as was said, make sure there are no air bubbles trapped under the transducer). If you do this w...


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re: The Army wants a harder-hitting pistol - dawg23
[quote]....should allow them to use expanding ammo....[/quote] This. Comparing military handguns and calibers to civilian handguns and calibers is comparing apples to elephants. We get to carry expanding ammo in handguns -- soldiers don't. (The Hague Convention of 1899 outlawed expanding bull...


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re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - dawg23
The data you listed is largely immaterial. Since virtually all SD ammo in 9, 40 and 45 will penetrate to the FBI minimum of 12"' in ballistic gelatin, EXPANSION (after it penetrates the BG) becomes the more important attribute. The good 9mm bullets will expand to .83 - .85 caliber. Will your...


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re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - dawg23
good info -- thanks....


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re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - dawg23
[quote]The law in Texas says I can't have a firearm in my vehicle unless it is concealed. [/quote] I'm sure you're correct, but I have looked at their statutes, and don't see this requirement. I do see this requirement for those who don't have a CHL. Would you by any chance have a cite for this...


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re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - dawg23
[quote]I do need to conceal it. According the law, if I have a gun in my vehicle it needs to be concealed.[/quote] Even if you have a CCW permit ??...


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re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - dawg23
[quote]is it practical to keep a cheap piece of plastic in my car, and if so is the 9mm the obvious choice... anyway, my friend who is clearly less knowledgeable than the OB preaches that I need a 9mm, and if I get a cheap car pistol it has to be a 9mm? [/quote] No offense but: 1. Presuming...


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re: spinoff thread: how often do you throw out game/fish from your freezer? - dawg23
Never -- we freeze filets (double bag with water in each bag, squeeze out all the water) in QUART bags. We label the bags with date, and eat oldest fish first. When frying fish it's pretty easy to figure out how many bags to thaw - rerely if ever have any go to waste. Fish that are 2-3 years old...


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re: Rock Island Armory 1911 - dawg23
[quote]What say you about the 1911 tactical ? 1911 on a budget [/quote] What say you about intended usage//purpose ??...


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re: Reporter gets in wrong again.. - dawg23
"Reporter" (actually co-anchor) is either lazy, or gullible -- or just reads on the air whatever drivel a staffer writes. It's very telling when the "reporter" is handed a training version of a Glock 19, and says he has "never held a gun like this, much less fired one" -- and then he holds it li...


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re: Why does my conceal carry permit identify me as a veteran? - dawg23
[quote]It's so when the cop stops you he knows you are a trained killer potentially with PTSD and even worse, you are armed. He will then use lethal force immediately because he fears for his own safety. [/quote] And he'll shoot your dog....


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re: Keep your head on a swivel and your doors locked - dawg23
[quote]Having the dude run away after an appropriate show of force that was backed by the ability to become lethal if needed sounds a lot better than entering a physical altercation with someone who may have Hep C, HIV, a weapon, or at any time may gain the upper hand and use the hanhun present to i...


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