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    Funny thing after the election.

    My wife has asked me about purchasing another gun for "home defense". I think she may be considering carrying on her own! WOOOHOO!

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    Congrats to your wife. Think she will get a twin to yours, making it a matched pair?

    stay safe.
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    Well, close to mine. She wants something in 9mm. Which I understand. She's small and is afraid of the larger caliber. But I think this is AWESOME! She has really come around from this spring when I bought my .45 ! She didn't just ask me about it. She told me we need one. Which means she's made a firm decision in her head. I'm so proud of her! Looks like were going to the gun show this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    Well, close to mine. She wants something in 9mm. Which I understand. She's small and is afraid of the larger caliber. But I think this is AWESOME! She has really come around from this spring when I bought my .45 ! She didn't just ask me about it. She told me we need one. Which means she's made a firm decision in her head. I'm so proud of her! Looks like were going to the gun show this weekend.
    Congratulations Bowes!
    My wife talked me into another gun on Sunday so I ended up with a Remington 700 tactical. Just finished mounting the Redfield 6-18 Varmint scope a few minutes ago.

    Wives are good things to have!

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    Some things do change

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    My wife has asked me about purchasing another gun for "home defense". I think she may be considering carrying on her own! WOOOHOO!
    My wife just called me about buying a Kitchen Aid mixer for my middle daughter for Christmas and offered to get one for the youngest too. Then she tells me the youngest one tells her she wants a "Hello Kitty" pink gun for Christmas instead of the mixer.

    One wants to be Suzie Homemaker, the other wants to be Sally Lead Slinger. (Personally, I think she wants it for protection against the coming Zombiepocalypse.)

    Life is good! ;>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    Well, close to mine. She wants something in 9mm. Which I understand. She's small and is afraid of the larger caliber. But I think this is AWESOME! She has really come around from this spring when I bought my .45 ! She didn't just ask me about it. She told me we need one. Which means she's made a firm decision in her head. I'm so proud of her! Looks like were going to the gun show this weekend.
    Bring her by the River City Diner for a pre-show breakfast - TBA today. There will be other show attendees there, some from out of town. We'd like the opportunity to tell her how good, wonderful, and responsible she is - seriously.
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    Where are all the good women at?

    You guys have found all the good women that encourage husbands to get more guns! I am jealous.

    My daughters have their favorite guns to shoot for now but we will have to figure out what to get them as they get older/bigger and can handle a better caliber. My oldest shoots .45acp like all good people but I will have to wean her off the Taurus she loves onto some more stable platform. The tap/rack drill is needed on the Taurus about 2-3 times per magazine which is good for training but bad for a life threatening situation!

    Let your wife shoot a few 9mm and see if she still thinks a .45acp is too much. I prefer the .45acp felt recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    Let your wife shoot a few 9mm and see if she still thinks a .45acp is too much. I prefer the .45acp felt recoil.
    Get her a 460 Rowland. You'll love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Get her a 460 Rowland. You'll love it.
    Or a BFR in .450 Marlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe13 View Post
    Or a BFRP in .450 Marlin

    Roscoe
    Fixed it for you.

    stay safe.
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    Thanks guys for all the compliments! I already have a gun picked out for her. I know the dealer and have purchased from him in the past. I'm going to get her shooting first. Then we'll get her a pretty gun! Maybe something with pearl grips (poking at Skidmark)! She'll be great with a Hi-point C-9 for right now. Not a lot of recoil and dead accurate. I'm excited!

    Also on another note. Were going back to Michigan for Christmas (Lord willing) so I'm getting my CHP. I really dont like having to get one. But until we have constitutional carry across the US its a necesarry evil. So please dont bash me Peter Nap. I totally support what you stand for and why you do. I firmly believe that its what the founding fathers meant for us as a nation and I will support ANY legislation to restore that right to our great nation! That being said, I will protect my family in whatever State I'm traveling through or visiting. I know to watch out for Maryland. I only spend 1/2 an hour going through the badlands. Hopefully I can keep things straight, lol!

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    How many times do I have to say there's nothing wrong with having one. I made my wife get one.
    My fight is with P4P.....

    Anyway, speaking of wives, mine insisted I buy 1000 rounds of 5.56 today

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    No, I know Peter... I was making my intentions clear. Honestly I think it should be consitutional carry all the way in all 50 states.

    Soooo your wife and mine need to start talking. LOL, cause I need something that shoots 5.56 or 3 1/2" slugs. I've been eyeing the Keltec 12 gauge for some time now. I need a long gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    No, I know Peter... I was making my intentions clear. Honestly I think it should be consitutional carry all the way in all 50 states.

    Soooo your wife and mine need to start talking. LOL, cause I need something that shoots 5.56 or 3 1/2" slugs. I've been eyeing the Keltec 12 gauge for some time now. I need a long gun.
    I don't think the Keltec shotgun will handle 3.5" shells just 3". I'ld rather have the FN SLP for an semi-auto or my trusty Remington 870's for a pump action. (mossberg is cool as long as you get the bayonet!) ;-) The MKA 1919 was interesting but only has 5 round mags available and I have heard of some reliability issues.

    FN SLP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj7T_1mNSf0&feature=plcp

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    I don't think the Keltec shotgun will handle 3.5" shells just 3". I'ld rather have the FN SLP for an semi-auto or my trusty Remington 870's for a pump action. (mossberg is cool as long as you get the bayonet!) ;-) The MKA 1919 was interesting but only has 5 round mags available and I have heard of some reliability issues.

    FN SLP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj7T_1mNSf0&feature=plcp
    It will take the 3 1/2" slugs. But they are manual feed. Still 14 3" slugs would do just fine and its short and easy to swing around. Its a personal preference I guess. I would take any of the afore mentioned guns. But this one I would appreciate more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    It will take the 3 1/2" slugs. But they are manual feed. Still 14 3" slugs would do just fine and its short and easy to swing around. Its a personal preference I guess. I would take any of the afore mentioned guns. But this one I would appreciate more!
    NutnFancy did some run-n-gunning with the Keltec. There were some issues (needed practice) cycling the pump action, transitioning to the next magazine tube, and reloading learning curve. I think if you use 2.75" shells you get 7 in each tube but with 3" only 6 in a tube. For the price I would rather have the semi-auto FN SLP with 8+1. Then again I cheaped-out and went for the Remington pump action 870. I can get three of them for one of the FN's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii_wgxaLiak&feature=plcp

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    Then again I cheaped-out and went for the Remington pump action 870. I can get three of them for one of the FN's.
    Or one, and a boatload of ammo... Which one is a better investment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Anyway, speaking of wives, mine insisted I buy 1000 rounds of 5.56 today
    Will you be applying that to your National Ammo Day (November 19th purchase, or is this going to be just another "grocery" run?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    I don't think the Keltec shotgun will handle 3.5" shells just 3". I'ld rather have the FN SLP for an semi-auto or my trusty Remington 870's for a pump action. (mossberg is cool as long as you get the bayonet!) ;-)
    My Mossberg does have the bayonet attachment, but I prefer my 870!

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    Arizona gun dealer tells Obama voters, 'Turn around and leave!'




    May not be politically correct. Everyone has the right to defend themselves, but this is one company's way of making their feelings known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    How many times do I have to say there's nothing wrong with having one. I made my wife get one.
    My fight is with P4P.....

    Anyway, speaking of wives, mine insisted I buy 1000 rounds of 5.56 today
    Can you clue me in as to what P4P is?
    ...To make my bullets go faster!

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    Originally Posted by peter nap

    How many times do I have to say there's nothing wrong with having one. I made my wife get one.
    My fight is with P4P.....

    Anyway, speaking of wives, mine insisted I buy 1000 rounds of 5.56 today
    Quote Originally Posted by Esanders2008 View Post
    Can you clue me in as to what P4P is?
    P4P = pay for perks, pay for permission = paying for a concealed handgun permit.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Will you be applying that to your National Ammo Day (November 19th purchase, or is this going to be just another "grocery" run?

    stay safe.
    I'll probably sell them to the spray and pray boys when the price goes up.

    This is a real rifle and has a 1-9 twist. I need to go to a 69 or 75 grain bullet and push it hard. I shot it yesterday and am only getting 2" groups at 100 yards with the 55 grainers.

    If I can find the bullets, Sierra 69 BTHP's should be near ideal.

    The trigger breaks clean but 3.5 pounds is the best I could get it. I may stick a Rifle Basix trigger in it. I have one of their target triggers in my 270 Weatherby that breaks at an ounce and a half and like it.

    I'll stop all this rifle talk next Saturday when I can carry a handgun again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'll stop all this rifle talk next Saturday when I can carry a handgun again.
    So, in your newest avatar - is that a dog hunter strapped over the front of the ATV? How much did they dress out at?

    It will be nice to hear you whinging about perks for permits while you are OCing again, as opposed to listening to the double whinges. Not that your whinges are not valid.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    So, in your newest avatar - is that a dog hunter strapped over the front of the ATV? How much did they dress out at?

    stay safe.
    No, Doghunters aren't in season until next Saturday!
    That is lunch. Unfortunately, it only dressed out to about 75 pounds of lunch so I suppos it is more a few lunchables.

    But my Whinges are so valid. I've been left defenseless while the CHiPpers are able to walk to the corner store to buy their lunchables...or get a cup of Lata, in perfect safety

    I decided to go to the gun show today so we came back late last night. As soon as we got in Chesterfield, we were cut off twice (Chesterfield drivers are worse than Mary Landers)....and I was forced to make hand gestures. The last woman looked like she was going to get out at a stoplight so I reached for my 44. It wasn't there, only a Tomahawk.

    If the light hadn't changed, I hate to think of what could have happened.
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