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    SB 234 has made me go on a shopping spree

    Folks,

    Whether it passed or not is irrelevant: the mere act of following the legislature has made me go on a gun-buying spree. I don't know if I just have to blame it on something to justify my spending, but in the last couple of months, I've gotten: a Mossberg shotgun, a Remington shotgun, two Ruger .357s (a Police Service Six and an SP 101), a Sig Sauer .380, and a .44 magnum with the super long barrel (629). After the bill was entirely emasculated, I got a Kimber Ultra CLP, and I loved it so much that I ended up with a Kimber Custom II.

    I haven't gotten these many guns in such a short time in a while, and I haven't gone to the range on a daily basis for a very long time. Oh, and of course I got a few open carry bolsters that are now useless. Has anybody else increased his/her gun shopping/range visits during the last few months?

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    I did waste money on a retention holster for Open Carry.

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    Wasted $60 bucks on a nice bianchi leather holster. It smells so good!

    Intellectually, I knew what an unfree state/country/time I was in, but this whole business really depressed me. The fact that a handful of evil/stupid people think they're above the moral law and can tell everyone what to do, and the fact that there are armies of uniformed people in their employ who will do whatever they're told really depresses me. What really depresses me the most is that most people are ok with this.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Wasted a day on my life making my own leather retention holster for OC. But, I guess it's still pretty, ok for home, and will serve me well when I move/travel to a free state. Also bought a beretta m1934, but mostly for CC/back-up gun to conceal while OCing, and just because I've loved them for awhile and it was the first time I found one for a good price.
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    Picked up an OC holster back before all this-but in anticipation of OC here, when I bought my .45
    Attempting to conceal a full-size/hi-cap .45 is rather pointless w/my height build-and I hate IWB rigs,soo...

    Dont consider it a waste,by any means though, as I OC 24/7 around the home anyway.
    And, since I work from home (IT support),Im here 98% of my time anyway.
    CC is just for when I go out somewhere, or the store or whatever...

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    Yea, had bought an OC holster in anticipation of OC making it here. Not a total waste, I can use it to attend fishing events here and eventually when I move to a state with a better understanding of the second amendment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo712 View Post
    Folks,

    Whether it passed or not is irrelevant: the mere act of following the legislature has made me go on a gun-buying spree. I don't know if I just have to blame it on something to justify my spending, but in the last couple of months, I've gotten: a Mossberg shotgun, a Remington shotgun, two Ruger .357s (a Police Service Six and an SP 101), a Sig Sauer .380, and a .44 magnum with the super long barrel (629). After the bill was entirely emasculated, I got a Kimber Ultra CLP, and I loved it so much that I ended up with a Kimber Custom II.

    I haven't gotten these many guns in such a short time in a while, and I haven't gone to the range on a daily basis for a very long time. Oh, and of course I got a few open carry bolsters that are now useless. Has anybody else increased his/her gun shopping/range visits during the last few months?
    good morning jojo. if you lived in jax i have a friend who runs North Florida Firearms Training center in which he allows me to use his range any time i want. maybe you should make a trip up here and go shooting with me. an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j4l View Post
    Picked up an OC holster back before all this-but in anticipation of OC here, when I bought my .45
    Attempting to conceal a full-size/hi-cap .45 is rather pointless w/my height build-and I hate IWB rigs,soo...

    Dont consider it a waste,by any means though, as I OC 24/7 around the home anyway.
    And, since I work from home (IT support),Im here 98% of my time anyway.
    CC is just for when I go out somewhere, or the store or whatever...
    i carry a full size Glock G21SF concealed and open. in fact i actually used a thigh rig to carry my g21 going to the range last monday to shoot my custom reloads i made for my glock. needless to say nassau didnt say nothing to me when i passed their patrol car on my motorcycle. i wonder what that means. yes i know that was dumb but it was nice to get away with something for a change. any way good morning j4l.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnjax View Post
    in fact i actually used a thigh rig to carry my g21 going to the range last monday to shoot my custom reloads i made for my glock. needless to say nassau didnt say nothing to me when i passed their patrol car on my motorcycle. i wonder what that means.
    It means they didn't see it. Yes, it's technically legal, but very bold of you, well done. I wonder if it would be counterproductive for many people to meet somewhere and walk to a range OCing.
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    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    I guess I'll be getting the Glock 26 I've been watching. Easier to conceal then the 17.
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    I bought 2 AKs, built 7 more, and a Glock 20.

    Not as cool as your list, OP, but I think I feel the same way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog View Post
    I guess I'll be getting the Glock 26 I've been watching. Easier to conceal then the 17.
    I'm not a Glock man myself, but the 26 and the 34 are the smoothest-shooting and most perfectly on the money pistols that you will ever find. I own both and can't let them go. Get the little extender clip for the 26 and you will never regret buying that little beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnjax View Post
    good morning jojo. if you lived in jax i have a friend who runs North Florida Firearms Training center in which he allows me to use his range any time i want. maybe you should make a trip up here and go shooting with me. an option.
    Given how much gravely your area needs to be redeemed from its current senator (small 's'), and replaced by a Senator who shares our values, a trip to Jax county is definitely not out of the question. We need to meet; our wives need to meet; and we need to let some lead out at the range. Summer's here and a nice little weekend trip in the convertible is definitely in order.

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    Bring it. Need to get the unit together for a sit down anyway

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    I planned on a shoppin' spree but save my money. I'm very dissapointed.

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    i bought a ppk to conceal when dressed for business since we just got screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper1 View Post
    i bought a ppk to conceal when dressed for business since we just got screwed.
    got an m1934 here (made in 1941) , same idea...
    And several rediculously-extra-long t-shirts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper1 View Post
    i bought a ppk to conceal when dressed for business since we just got screwed.
    And I was planning to unload my little blue Colt Mustang at the next gun show. So much for that idea: if we don't get OC, I figure I'll die with the thing. Great little gun, but compare a .380 to a .45 for daily carry.

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    As useless as it is, I like my Kel Tec P-3AT.

    While it's better than nothing, nothing is all it is better than. I'd rather be OCing my 1911...
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    I pretty much never carry since coming back to marion county. But as a sort of protest to the death of SB 234 I started carrying a full size springfield in an OWB holster, the printing is ridiculous-anyone can tell what it is. So far no comments, but a few looks.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77zach View Post
    I pretty much never carry since coming back to marion county. But as a sort of protest to the death of SB 234 I started carrying a full size springfield in an OWB holster, the printing is ridiculous-anyone can tell what it is. So far no comments, but a few looks.
    I thought about doing that with my 1911... But I'm already a marked man as it is... :-p
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 77zach View Post
    I pretty much never carry since coming back to marion county. But as a sort of protest to the death of SB 234 I started carrying a full size springfield in an OWB holster, the printing is ridiculous-anyone can tell what it is. So far no comments, but a few looks.
    Yeah, I've been carrying the 92fs in a belt-clip holster and an extra-long, tight t-shirt. Haven't gotten noticed yet.
    If I can't show it, I can at least let people know it's there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~*'Phoenix'*~ View Post
    Yeah, I've been carrying the 92fs in a belt-clip holster and an extra-long, tight t-shirt. Haven't gotten noticed yet.
    If I can't show it, I can at least let people know it's there...
    Yeah, the reason it's "funny" is because of the psychology of the thing, at least from my point of view. If a person intentionally OCs then they have nothing to hide. If everyone knows your concealing a weapon, they may think you're trying to hide your sinister intent. It's exposing the stupidity of our lawmakers. "Printing" is "scarier" than OC to my mind.

    Also, I've always carried IWB- but this is so comfortable, I'm not going back.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnjax View Post
    i carry a full size Glock G21SF concealed and open. in fact i actually used a thigh rig to carry my g21 going to the range last monday to shoot my custom reloads i made for my glock. needless to say nassau didnt say nothing to me when i passed their patrol car on my motorcycle.
    Hey! Another motorcycle guy who open carries on the run to and from the intended objective.

    In my case, I've been open carrying on the motorcycle for my mostly daily fishing trips now. And as I'm generally heading to or coming from a fishing spot all day long, I'm open carrying a LOT these days. In fact, every day this month so far.

    I kind of got used to it on the Open Carry Saturdays I've attended and now I just do it as a matter of course.

    Haven't had any problems with it and everyone I've talked too on the fishing piers is "amazed" that we can do this!

    Only had one local PD car follow me all the way through town but nothing more became of it.

    I'm headed out to the El Jobean fishing pier shortly.

    As it's one of the few things actually GRANTED by Florida Statutes, I'd really hate to let an opportunity like this pass now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADulay View Post
    Hey! Another motorcycle guy who open carries on the run to and from the intended objective.

    In my case, I've been open carrying on the motorcycle for my mostly daily fishing trips now. And as I'm generally heading to or coming from a fishing spot all day long, I'm open carrying a LOT these days. In fact, every day this month so far.

    I kind of got used to it on the Open Carry Saturdays I've attended and now I just do it as a matter of course.

    Haven't had any problems with it and everyone I've talked too on the fishing piers is "amazed" that we can do this!

    Only had one local PD car follow me all the way through town but nothing more became of it.

    I'm headed out to the El Jobean fishing pier shortly.

    As it's one of the few things actually GRANTED by Florida Statutes, I'd really hate to let an opportunity like this pass now.

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    Talked to another LEO today. He said he would prefer to know who is armed. Was disappointed it didn't pass so it would seem more acceptable if he did it off duty.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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