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5 years 2 weeks ago, 4:50 PM

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now only if I could find some!

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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Fed HST rocks, holy shit

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:10 PM

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thanks

5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:26 PM

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Speer Gold Dots

are what i reload and carry in both my 9mm's and my .45 ACP

3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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I mean, sure load em up and punch paper all you like. But, not for actual carry right?

It's one of the golden rules... don't load your carry or they will claim you made the bullet special to kill...

Damn Liberal tards think you point a gun and squeeze the trigger with the intent to scare I guess....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Federal HST

These both (6 & 7) look impressive, Shakleford. I've never been a fan of 147 gr 9 mm's, but #7 looks great. What's the velocity of each of these?

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:50 PM

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e-mail. It is like top secret neh.
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5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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Snake, jf.chandler sr., greasypaws, ebear, Toosk, Schuyler, Shakleford.
Hope you all had a great day. Who went shooting? Who bought a gun?

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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SamD,
Day is good so far - hope yours went well, too. My son called this morning and said he was looking to buy a pistol that both he and his wife could shoot and was considering the Glock 17. I googled it and found this site and forwarded to him the info page. Good stuff in the article - variants, explanation of the differences in the generations, specs, etc., so I decided to join.
I took my daughter-in-law to the range and let her shoot some of my pistols but she didn't like any of them - I get that - 1911, Hi Power Practical, Sig 232, Colt Python - she could probably adjust to a pistol the size and recoil of the 17.
Anyhoo - see you around - thanks for the Hey!
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5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:53 PM

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ebear, what up?

Dude, rape any nymphettes or goats today?

5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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whats up? nope on the goats....yes on the nyphettes......shhhhhhhhhhhh

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 5:59 PM

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No shooting for me today. About 3" of fresh snow overnite, on top of what was left of 12" from 4 days ago. At least, it's 34 today, up from 19 yesterday. Fuck winter!

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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Bob that white cold shit is snow! Brrrrrrr, we got a few inches in the Mtns here and Flagstaff also.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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Glad we could be of help. Is target their main interest, home defense or Concealed Carry? If all of the above then The G19 is a good overall gun, which I carry.
The G17 or 34 I believe are great 9mm target guns. Or is it the G36 anyways they make ported models also, which lessen the perceived recoil.

greasypaws and Schuyler are 2 of our more prominent Washington members.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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Hey Sam, today was good. I went to a gun show and fondled alot of nice things. It was fun.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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What do you live close to in TN?
I love Nashville and Memphis especially House of Blues BBQ on Beale St!

5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:34 PM

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No Sam didn't wash my hands. I like the smell of hoppes #9. I'm actually closer to Knoxville. Nashville is nice, I have family there and go there once in a while, but never been to Memphis yet.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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Seems like we only get very much snow about every 3 years. Last year there was very little (just the way I like it). We got a lot more around Philadelphia. After I retired in 2007, an old friend told me I could come to St. Paul, MN & work full time for him. For a couple of hours I felt good about the offer, since I liked him & would have liked the job. Then I thought of Minneapolis & St. Paul in the winter - I called him back & turned the offer down.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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#7
Federal Tactical HST's are always the most awesome in expansion from what I have used. I would recomend the +P version of this verion though.
Awesome pic all around. A+ Photo!

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:29 PM

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my day

i ended up in the hospital last nite.couldnt breath.thought it was just this bad cold i have had.nope.bronchitis,and a bad case of it too since they didnt let me come home until this afternoon from the hospital.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:42 PM

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grease

sorry to here that, hope ur feelin better......mabey Nurse Runaway can rub some Vicks on your chest....lol...j/k get better

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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thanks ebear

but Vicks aint fixin this.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:46 PM

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ok grease

but tonight before you go to sleep...rub some on the bottoms of your feet....don't ask me why, but i works!!!!a lady told me about it and damn if it did'nt work....to help you sleep

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:58 PM

Anonymous

i will try it

anything will help

5 years 2 weeks ago, 11:08 PM

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shakleford

ammo to go has 165gr. and 180gr. HST in .40 right now. two boxes of 165 gr. just arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon. $25 for 50rds! I buy this stuff every chance I get because its getting harder and harder to find. I also like the Win Ranger SXT's. You might want to check, they probably have some HST in 9mm also, if not, they have great prices on LE Hydra shoks ($25 for 50 rds. vs. $20 for 25rds. in stores). Corbon's DPX load flowers/talons the same as HST also and has a little deeper penetration, but its a little more expensive.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 12:11 AM

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Mike, I hope whatever the doctors gave you fixes your bronchitis right away.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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What did you shoot them into? You have very good photos of each. I just bought some Hornady 115gr Critical Denfence. Hornady claims 100% expantion through Heavy clothing.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 9:29 AM

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Lyle - Not my Test

I found it surfing, but I believe the guy was shooting into a water jug. I also just purchased the 115gr Critical Defense for my Glock....If they expand as well as the .380 rounds that I have tested they should be perfect! I load the first five shots Hornady CD, then switch to Corbon DPX, or Speer Gold Dot!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 2:45 PM

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I only use Speer Gold-Dot HP in my carries.

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2 years 28 weeks ago, 6:56 AM

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That's what I pack my XDm with right there at number 10!

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