This is a discussion on I Haven't Had a Good Rant In Some Time within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by limatunes No, not Gilberts... I don't even know where that is, but that does seem weird. What's weird here is that customers ...
SShe bought herself a beautiful used 6" 686-1 "and" an S&W Model 17 .22LR because it is a .22 about the same size so she can practice with it. I bought her a GP100. Both her .357's have CT grips. So does our daughters GP100.
I reload, so I load her practice ammo at .38 special muzzle velocities in .357 brass so the guns are easier to clean. Reloading is the key - when the three of us go to a novice steel plate shoot, between us we burn all of 600 rounds in one morning. I hate to think of paying retail for that.
She doesn't do well with semi-autos, she shoots the revolvers just fine. She has a CCW but doesn't carry. One of these days I'll have her try an all steel .38 SP. snubby again. I think she will be able to hande it better now that she has a few thousand rounds down range.
We took my Sig P229 .40 S&W and she put ~100 rounds through it with no prolems except she can't rack the slide fully. She gets it half way back and loses the momentum
I try to avoid most of the gun shops in my area.It seems almost every salesperson wants to talk about the .45,as if it is the ONLY gun that is effective.It is a great caliber for sure,but they seem to worship that caliber and shun all others and want you to do the same.When I ask about ammo price,I always get this,"do you want ammo just to punch holes in paper,or for self defense?"When they ask this question it is with raised eyebrows.If I buy solid point bullets they seem let down.So,only super duper self defense bullets could hurt anyone?I will stay with Academy or Gander Mountain.At least it is self serve and they do not engage me in conversation.The cashier does tell everyone purchasing ammo that they cannot return it.
You're a treasure. Don't let it get to you; just wipe it off on the grass when no-one is looking.
Nothing you can laugh at, can get you down.
Why do I use 230 gr. for my .45acp?
Because I can't find a source of 250 gr!
Lima, glad to hear that you are out of there.
Second "pat" is pushing sexual harassment. The "Grab" definitely crossed 2 lines (sexual harassment/assault, and assault) and both the Grouchy old guy and the shop is now 100% liable for charges.
My wife (then girlfirend) when we first went shooting with the boys, the first thing she grabbed was my Desert Eagle .44.
I responded with, "Why don't you try Viking's 9mm first"
"No, I want to shoot this one."
"Seriously, try the 9 first. My Beagle is a bit big for a first timer"
Glaring at me she grabs the gun, mag, and walk up to the line. "You going to show me how to shoot this or am I going to have to get someone else?"
By now everyone else has stopped shooting and is staring at us. Half of the "Boys" are snickering, the other half have the "don't get me involved" look. So I go up, instruct her on the proper grip, stance, and tell her that if she does not keep her elbows stiff, she is going to get popped in the forehead with the rear sight. This gun is going to jump when the hammer falls. I instruct her on inserting the mag, finger off the trigger, double check the safety to be on, rack the slide, point down range, safety off, brace, aim, finger on the trigger and squeeze...BANG.
Then she looked back down range and proceeded to empty the mag in a very nice 12" group at 20 feet. Cleared the gun, strolled back to the tailgate, picked up the other three mags and went back to the line. It took two more mags for the rest of the "boys" to start shooting again. She did eventually try the other guns there, but preferred the DE.
God I love my wife.
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Sticks, that is the funniest story with the little icons in it.
The gun only has to be logged if it stays over night in the gun store per ATF regulations.He said that the ATF requires every gun to be brought into his store to be logged into their books and so it would be a hassle for me to log it in and out every day (which, I know is some MAJOR BS),
As for not being able to carry when working at a gun shop, I know how that is. I work at a sportsmans warehouse. We cannot carry while on the clock unless we are LEO. We also cannot bring a loaded gun into the store anymore. They provide us with lockers in the gun room to store our pistols if we have CWP. They now require if we carry to unload our gun before we come into the store. This came about because a hunting manager brought his rifle in LOADED before the store opened. He showed it to another employee who did not check to see if it was loaded (first mistake) and then he pulled the trigger. Luckily it did not hit anyone or anything (it did make a nice hole though).
So now the only people in our store that can carry are our customers. Being that 90% of the customers that come in creep me out, I don't exactly feel safe working when my only backup is a knife and a panic button.
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
The rant about the husband that would only shoot .40 or above and wanted his wife to learn to love shooting msde me very happy to be married to my husband. He knows I don't like a lot of kick and searched for weeks to find me a heavy 9mm that I would like. He carries a .45 and although I can shoot it and hit the target, I don't like it, if he had been pigheaded like your customer, another ccw would not have been born. I would have remained a and let him take care of me. Although I can shoot a rifle and am a very good shot, it doesn't help when they are locked up in a safe and I am at the store. He doesn't shop with me, and I don't need him to, and now I know I am safe. I am glad you said something to the man, even if he was to pigheaded to realize a gun does not replace a People like him make me angry too!
Sorry, got on a bit of a rant myself. Well, you did good with trying to educate the sheepy masses, and I am applauding you