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    Happy Birfday to me . . . Dangit

    Once again it's my birthday, and once again I've decided to add to my meger collection of firearms. Today I purchased a Taurus PT 145, stainless slide .45 ACP compact.

    And once again I'm swearing at Kommifornia's stupid 10 day rule.

    I've never owned anything bigger than a 9mm (well pistol anyway) so I consider this a step into a much larger world.

    Any suggestions on how to make the time go by faster? And no my doctor already said he won't just sedate me for two weeks just because I'm impatient.
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    Happy birthday!

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    With California having its 10 round magazine limit, there really is no reason to not go with a .45

    A full size pistol would typically be better for someone living in California, since it is almost impossible to get a CCW license there. There is no real advantage to going with a smaller handgun.

    To me, the perfect defensive pistol for someone living in California would be either a full size or mid size S&W M&P 45, which has 10 round mags, or a Sig P220, which has 8 round mags.
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    You'll love the .45 round (except for the cost). Now that I've been carrying a .45, my 9mms (3 of them) rarely see daylight except for range time. Same with my .40. Just in a visual comparison, the .45 round dwarfs the 9mm and .40 both. I'm not starting a caliber war as I have no problem carrying a 9mm and have carried them for years. Like most calibers, they are effective when deployed correctly (shot placement is king with any round). I've been carrying a RIA 1911 in .45 and it is a smooth and accurate shooter. It holds 8+1 and extra mags are a breeze to carry. I've got 17+1 9mms and can carry them in VA, but I have a ton of confidence in the .45 round and my ability with the 1911 and capacity isn't a concern when I've got 2 more 8 round mags readily available. That's 25 rounds of .45ACP with about 2 seconds to reload. I've been eyeballing the XDm .45 tactical....it holds 13+1 of .45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceorygun View Post
    with california having its 10 round magazine limit, there really is no reason to not go with a .45

    a full size pistol would typically be better for someone living in california, since it is almost impossible to get a ccw license there. There is no real advantage to going with a smaller handgun.

    To me, the perfect defensive pistol for someone living in california would be either a full size or mid size s&w m&p 45, which has 10 round mags, or a sig p220, which has 8 round mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    Any suggestions on how to make the time go by faster?
    Spend the time packing to move to a more 2A friendly state.

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    A new pistola for your birthday? How thoughtful you are to yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    Any suggestions on how to make the time go by faster?
    First, get a Delorean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltyke View Post
    Spend the time packing to move to a more 2A friendly state.

    That could very well be coming up in the future. I just found out I aced my Border Patrol Agent exam, time to hurry up and finish my degree so I can move on to my full time career, maybe in Texas or Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntingfrog View Post
    First, get a Delorean.

    Then what?
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    And congrats on the new toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    That could very well be coming up in the future. I just found out I aced my Border Patrol Agent exam, time to hurry up and finish my degree so I can move on to my full time career, maybe in Texas or Arizona.
    Congrats. If you are headed to the border, you had best practice your shooting skills for sure!

    An unfortunate man jet skiing on Falcon Lake on the border was just shot and killed by Mexicans. It turns out the lake is used for drug smuggling, and the drug gang thought he might be undercover police. His wife managed to escape in her Jet Ski back to the USA. It is absolutely chilling to read the news account, as the local sheriff readily admits that the lake and the entire border in the area is not secured. The smugglers are running wild, and have now taken the life of an innocent American on vacation.

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local/story...kQ95IBXpQ.cspx

    In an environment like that, you will need to be able to both shoot straight, and shoot fast too. So keep practicing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    Then what?
    If you think the 10 day waiting period is bad, just wait until you have to procure the plutonium to power that flux capacitor.
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    stupid 10 day rule
    just apply the 10 day rule to other parts of your life. Like, your birthday. Happy birthday for the next 10 days! And to finish it off, a new friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Sailor View Post
    Then what?
    Two words: Flux Capacitor.

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