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I saw this article about current legislative repercussions of the Toronto shooting going on now. I would urge all you guys up there in Canada to contact your government officials and create a voice of opposition before it's too late. Link below:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20180727/canada-toronto-politicians-push-nationwide-handgun-ban-feds-to-consider-proposal

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My kind of place
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:19:54 PM »
I travel to Dallas Texas regularly, and we usually stop at Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana to take a leak and grab something to eat. They've had this signage in the front window for years and I finally got around to taking a picture. It basically says come on in with your (legally carried) guns, all good. I don't know why the picture turned sideways here.

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I got a 50 buck gift card from my daughter for Father's Day for Academy and I was trying to figure out what to get. Wanted to get something besides ammo that I could have and use for a while. I got these earmuffs on clearance for only 20 bucks and they are rated 31db NR, which is pretty good. Then they had this iProtec firearm light, also on clearance, for only 30 bucks. I was skeptical at first, but got it anyway and was pleasantly surprised. It's all machined aluminum and plenty bright enough for what I want it for (three light levels and a strobe). I stuck it on my M&P15. While it can't match the pricey lights, I am impressed and satisfied with it, considering it was only 30 bucks. Sometimes, cheap stuff can be half decent.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Muff stuff
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:18:17 AM »
I had wanted some slim muffs and took a liking to Walker's Razor muffs a while back until I saw the db reduction rating, only 22. My current muffs are +30db, so 22db seems kind of lame (8db is a big difference - +3db is perceived as twice as loud according to what I've always heard). It seems all the slim ones are only 22-23db on the rating. I shoot some indoors and double up with plugs when I do, but 22db muffs seem inadequate for decent protection any way you look at it. Maybe slim muffs are not a good option?

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So now, left-wing tool, gun-control activist and general little dumbass, David Hogg is embarking on a national tour to get kids out to vote to enact strict gun control and try to basically destroy the 2nd amendment too. I hope he is greeted by protests all over the country. I'm not a violent guy, but the thought of someone beating the crap out of this arrogant, trouble-making little piss ant does sound just a little satisfying.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Another school shooting
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
This one's in my neck of the woods, in Santa Fe, Texas. At least 8 dead. I don't know what's happening with these nutjob kids (and some adults, sometimes) and this crazy nonsense. These things are all copycat crimes now - their 15 minutes of notorious fame. It goes without saying there will be more ramping up on the push for gun control. I have not heard any reports on weapon type yet. If you need any 30 round magazines, get 'em while you still can.

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My daughter, who is a serious NRA supporter and gets to meet a lot of people, is with Dana Loesch in Dallas as I type this, and she sent me a picture. I would have liked to be there, pretty cool. I had to put a box over her face, due to the dangerous nature of her job.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / The move to Wyoming
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
Has anybody heard any updates about Weatherby's big move? I haven't heard anything lately. I'm happy they are escaping commie California, but I nixed applying for one of their job openings I'm qualified for when I read that the record low for Sheridan is 41 below zero. Brrrrr. Too much chill for my thin Texas blood! Pretty country though, with lots of good hunting I hear.

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Check this story out fellers: "Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory"
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20180420/dick-s-sporting-goodsfield-stream-to-destroy-firearms-inventory
They are destroying all AR rifles, magazines, etc. that they have in inventory. Talk about kissing left-wing hineys. I hope these dickheads (pun intended) go out of business; they won't be getting any from me (overpriced firearms anyway).

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Linear Compensators
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:17:35 AM »
Thought some of ya'll who may want to tame perceived report of a rifle might find this of interest. For those who haven't seen them, linear comps direct muzzle blast and concussion forward, downrange, away from the shooter (and bystanders). Kind of the opposite of what a brake does out to the sides (LOUDER!). It's not any kind of a suppressor, so no stamp or anything like that. After a lot of looking around and reading reviews, I settled on the KVP linear comp from KAW Valley Precision. I'll post how it does after it arrives and I test it out (ordered it Monday, due here Friday). KAW Valley sells it for 55 bucks plus 10 bucks shipping, but I found a place out of Ohio called AIMsurplus.com that sells it for 40 bucks with free shipping. They ship USPS (usually a negative), but I'm impressed with the shipping status updates I am getting. Maybe USPS is finally improving. People say these comps really make a difference, especially with short barrels (I'm putting this on an AR with a 16 inch). Link below:
https://www.kawvalleyprecision.com/KVP-Linear-Compensator-p/kvp-linear-blk.htm

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Barbara Bush is gone
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:57:57 AM »
We have lost one of the notable First Ladies of our time. Mrs. Bush was even liked by a lot of Democrats and I don't recall even them trying to ever trash her. I know first hand (well, second hand) that she was a very nice lady, as my wife was responsible for coordinating her care at Methodist Hospital in Houston for some time. My wife used to say she was always very pleasant, as was Pres. George Bush - down to earth folks, and was on a first name basis with both of them. She would tell me how Mrs. Bush would bring a huge number of books every time she was there and was an ardent reader. Definitely a first class First Lady.

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I stopped in Walmart yesterday to pick up some .223 ammo, as they have 100 round boxes of Federal for $33.67 a box. That's pretty reasonable, at less than 34 cents a round. That's the good. The bad is, they required my driver's license, from which they appeared to type in my DL number. The ugly is that it appears somebody may be tracking who buys what and how much, and the thought of that really pisses me off. If not for the decent price, I would have told them to keep it. This may be our future - the lefties even want background checks for ammo purchases (same as firearms) and are talking that up lately. All this type of crap really blows.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Air guns for deer?
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:28:04 AM »
On the radio this morning, I heard a news story that the state of Texas just approved air guns for large game, including deer and gators. I know very little about air guns (other than the .177 or .22 guns many of us had as kids and some that shoot .22 pellets around 1,200fps) and had no idea there are ones that powerful. I had thought game around 25 pounds or smaller was about it for air guns. I guess you learn something every day. Anybody ever used one for deer sized game?
Here's a short article:
https://www.chron.com/sports/hs/article/Texas-Parks-and-Wildlife-Commission-Approves-12809864.php

UPDATE: Well, people are using them. I searched and found some stuff. Here's a video (pardon the YouTube, it's what came up):

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / May the lawsuits be many
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
Some village called Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, has just outlawed possession of "assault rifles" (they're calling AR-15's assault rifles, eye roll) and "high-capacity magazines" (really standard capacity magazines). They are "requiring" anybody that has these evil things to turn them in or be fined $1000 a day. I can't wait for the NRA and a ton of others to file big fat lawsuits against these left-wing idiots.

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