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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
The potential threat is still there until you disconnect the brain stem from the rest of the body. People that have been mortally shot can still squeeze of rounds and detonate explosives. Just watch the footage from the Turkey Airport terrorist attack. The official put the bad guy on the ground with a couple(?) of shots however the terrorist detonated his vest and killed the official. The planting shot exists for a reason.
Very good comments, much appreciated. I favor a big bore hit or two closely spaced over a group of small bore hits any day–
I like the balance of the SAA .45 and often carry a 4 3/4 inch .45 when hiking or travelling outdoors— it just feels right
Thanks for reading!
I would have to agree with you. The ATF has historically been anti-gun, and they placed their administrative/civil servant duties far behind their political goals. They have gone to great lengths in committing sometimes horrific acts in their pursuit of said agenda (“Fast and Furious” being a more recent example). I have two examples I can give you:
I was self-employed for thirty years, providing protection by contracting personal security details in Los Angeles. Back in the 1980’s I worked with a team that included an off-duty ATF agent (Law enforcement officers were/are always sought for such details because they come complete with legal badge and gun; CCW’s are difficult to obtain in California…). He was a former Cobra pilot in Vietnam, joined the ATF when he returned home, and was one of the very few ATF agents (Maybe the only!) that was a huge fan of the Second Amendment. So much so that he was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was pushed out of the ATF because he blew the whistle on some of the criminal activity that was occurring in that agency during the George H W Bush administration in 1990 (And the Bush administration did nothing about it). He was glad to leave, though. He said he couldn’t stomach what was going on.
Another friend of mine was arrested by the ATF (He had a full-auto weapon for which he had never paid his tax stamp nor registered) years later. He had the weapon for ten years with no criminal intention (Never used nor planned to use in a crime), and was a solid citizen with no criminal history whatsoever. Even the ATF admitted that he had it “…for collection purposes only.” But his life was ruined anyway. The point to this anecdote is that one of the eight arresting agents was a woman, who during a discussion (While he was handcuffed), explained to him that she joined the ATF because she hated guns, thought they should all be banned, and wanted to do as much as she could to fulfill that task. My friend was stunned that an ATF agent would admit to it, but there it was.
So yeah, I don’t trust them as far as I can throw the collective organization.
~Jojo the Dog Faced Boy
I own a G20 with a lone wolf 5.6″ two port barrel, a G17 with a lone wolf 5.5″ two port barrel, a G23 and G32 with lone wolf flush fitting barrels, a G43 all stock and a G29 with a lone wolf flush fitting barrel. I’ve replaced all guide rods with stainless steel and increased recoil springs and placed shock buffers. I love all Glocks but the G20 is my favorite with DoubleTap 200-230gr lwngc or Buffalo Bore 220gr lfn rounds. These are serious rounds for the outdoors and deliver awesome penetration and accuracy. It gives you honest 41mag power with 15+1 capacity and I carry and spare mag giving me 31 rounds quickly. I’ve never felt under-gunned in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington or Northeastern Oregon. As far as the outdoors go, it’s tough to beat the G20 with a G29 backup.
~R. Ryan M.
Well considering most folks are probably not former or present military/police there are a great many squirrels out there that successfully defend themselves and probably more because they have the will to do what needs to be done than any great amount of practice. Furthermore, applying the events in a military or a police situation is not exactly what the average person experiences in most cases. Many cases police and military are in a proactive situation and not necessarily a defensive situation or one that entails complete surprise because of the level of alertness you need to stay alive. I shoot quite a bit everything from small caliber to large caliber handguns and rifles and am a very decent shot at self defense ranges with those firearms. Most importantly however is I have the type of personality that does not tolerate being bullied or having someone try to be violent with me and I wouldn’t blink an eye to do what I need to do. If you notice on here almost everyone has a slightly different opinion or technique that they advocate in training. So I guess we are all correct when looking at it from our own perspective and experience.
I have always wanted the Glock 20 and [have been] a 10mm fan since it first came out. Finally, in 2013, my dream came true and I was able to purchase a G20SF. My favorite pet load is 10 grns of longshot under a 155-grn Hornady XTHP which does super work on large jackrabbits and coyotes.
Ive also installed a 20# ss brass stacker recoil spring, a ghost edge 3.5 spring with a 6.0# competition spring kit, extended slide release and magazine release and installed a Crimson Trace red laser trip grip. So, to say I love this gun is a understatement.
~Juan Rudy Verdin
As I have commented a couple of other places regarding this subject in this thread of discussion, the idea that Texas will refuse to enforce any anti-Second Amendment Federal laws is not, in the least, comparable to refusal of the states to refuse to enforce US Immigration laws. The one reason that stands above all others is that refusal to enforce Federal laws that violate the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, does indeed have legal standing, since the Second Amendment protects the rights of We The People to keep and bear arms. There is nothing in the Constitution that protects illegal immigrants, thus choosing ignore Federal immigration laws has no standing as compared to choosing to ignore unconstitutional Federal firearms laws. This will likely get very interesting…..
Thank you for the article. After learning basics our some of SOP were to master a 25 yd shot first. Slow technique shooting until we were shooting very very small groups. Static shooting that group size was checked with a baseball shooting 45acp and from the beginning we trained with what we would carry. We then picked up pace from double and triple tap, increased heart rate training, barrier and moving on foot, seated and in vehicles. Not matter what advances training we did we would end the day with distance. In order to hit your target at longer distance your technique becomes muscle memory and when it hits the fan training takes over. Thank you again for helping to make the citizens of this great country better marksmen.
I used to have an SP 101. I wished I still had it. I traded it for a S&W 638, huge mistake! Someday I will have have another SP 101. I recently purchased a new EAA Windicator .357 Snubby. It’s a great gun for the money! It was less than half the cost of an SP 101! It’s not as refined, or quite as accurate as an SP, but It gets the job done. I would recommend it to anyone who wants an affordable snubby.
I love guns and own a lot of them. I carry a pistol in a holster daily everywhere I go. I shoot all the time, but not being a hunter, I am curious as to why people enjoy going out and killing coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that don’t provide meat.
I don;t live in an area where I can can hunt so it’s something I’m less familiar with.
Logic tells me that unless the coyote is in your perimeter threatening your pets or livestock, this is purely for the enjoyment of killing the animal.
It can’t be because they could threaten your pets or livestock and therefore a guy goes out to look for them away from your living space, because you can never make a difference in their population overall.
When the coyote population gets low, they have more babies. So is it because hunters enjoy killing for the sake of killing? Do people sometimes regret doing this? Like I said, I really don’t understand it so I would like to know.
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