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How things have changed on the past 20 years

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    What Happened in 1993 inc. Pop Culture, Prices and Events

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    Moynihan to introduce plan to tax some ammunition 'out of existence'
    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/199...-health-reform
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    Consumer acceptance of molded plastic as a material suitable for firearms construction, along with the acceptance of the double-action-only trigger, are two major changes that have been observed over the past 20-25 years and valid features these are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshw0000 View Post
    In 1967, my mom was 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckusaret View Post
    We did not have gun stores when I was a teenager, we bought just about everything at Western Auto Store, Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward. Well twenty years ago, lets see, I retired from the Army in 1977, so I guess that makes me a tad bit older then most members. LOL
    I guess you are about 4 years older than me. I joined the military in 1957. I did not need to buy guns or ammo anywhere because my father had many rifles and pistols. He purchased ammo as fast as I could shoot it, always had thousands of rounds of various calibers.

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    My father was born in 53 and tells me all kinds of stories about him and his brothers going out and blowing stuff up with dynamite and various other explosive chemicals and compounds that they bought at the hardware store when they were young.

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    20years ago I was 20 and dating my wife of now 18 years. IMHO the only real improvement I see are the internet so we can research things easier and have forums like these to learn from. Almost 20 years ago I bought my first hand gun, a .357. Twenty years latert he .357 is still my favorite caliber. Tenty yeras later I have 4 wonderful kids 5,10,13, 16. But I do remember in the 80's as a kid I would spend afternoons after school shooting my pellet rifle for hours in the side yard. We didnt live in the country we lived in Louisville Ky in a trailer park. No one thought anything of it. Its just what kids did. Yep alot has changed in 20 years but I'm not so sure for the best.

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    I think the biggest changes over the last 20 years have been 1) a near universal adoption of "shall issue" concealed pistol permits and 2) half the country now suckling at the teat of government. 1) is our last line of defense against 2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350 View Post
    Changed for the positive my @

    In 1967 I was 14, walked into a gun shop, put my money on the counter and walked out with an M-1 carbine, bayonet & scabbard, sling & oiler, mag pouch that slipped on the stock, 2 15 round mags and 500 rounds of ammo; which I carried through town, past the police and sheriffs depts and through the courthouse to get a drink of water without so much as a second look. In Jr high we got on the buss in the morning wearing our hunting coats full of shells and carrying our shotguns which we left in our hall lockers and walked home shooting quail, rabbit and squirrel. In high school during hunting season more than half the pickups in the school parking lot had shotguns hanging in the back window and on Friday afternoon last period we had a trap and skeet club, in the middle of winter it was a reloading club.

    Changed for the better?!?!?! I think not!!!
    Wow! Must have been nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slidewayz240 View Post
    My father was born in 53 and tells me all kinds of stories about him and his brothers going out and blowing stuff up with dynamite and various other explosive chemicals and compounds that they bought at the hardware store when they were young.
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    To me the biggest change is the holsters we have to choose from. Back then I only had 4 or 5 holsters in the box. And now with all the choices I have three full boxes of holsters I don't use.
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    20 years ago I was impressive, young and aggressive. Savin the world on my own. Now I've settled down to focus on my raising my kids and preparing them for this crazy world we live in.
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    Re: How things have changed on the past 20 years

    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    To me the biggest change is the holsters we have to choose from. Back then I only had 4 or 5 holsters in the box. And now with all the choices I have three full boxes of holsters I don't use.
    Wana get rid of some (or one)?

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    Re: How things have changed on the past 20 years

    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    That actually made me laugh out loud. The Glock is both utilitarian and beautiful, all at the same time.
    This made me lol. Beautiful is NEVER a word I would use to describe any current Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksgunner View Post
    In 1967 I was getting shot at by the VC..
    Thank you for your service and welcome home.
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