My Pistol conversation today at the hospital

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    My Pistol conversation today at the hospital

    OK, let's set the stage for a moment: I was suddenly diagnosed with Lung cancer in late October, had surgery one week later, and am now going thru daily radiation and 3 sessions of chemo. So everyday, once I hit the hospital (I also work there two days a week), my first stop is the restroom to go in the stall and remove my 1911 w/IWB holster and put it in my bag. (Hospital is weapons free for employees).

    Next, I go to my radiation, where the two young female Radiation techs line me out--I remove my shirt and t-shirt, lay on the table, get all aligned properly and then get zapped. About 2 weeks ago or so, one of the young gals asked me "OK, I can see one of the cases on your belt is a Leatherman, what's in the other?" So I just opened up the flapped magazine case and withdrew my spare mag. She just said--"Oh, OK."

    The next day, I told her that she won "cool points" for not freaking out and she said, "Its no big deal, this IS Montana after-all."

    So, today, as I'm getting stretched out on the table to get zapped, both of them asked: "OK, what kind of handguns would you recommend we each get?" So my session went a bit longer today as we talked about semi-auto versus revolver, calibers and other suggestions about finding the "right" handgun.
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    Good deal and good luck to you Sir.

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    I have noticed the Antis are actually 'Normalizing' firearms and showing there is a realistic need for them.
    Most folks know the 'TV news' is garbage and the newspapers are for folks with birdcages.
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    Staying legal, but leaving the door open for discussion -- that's great!

    Cool that you kept your spare mag on so the techs had an idea of who best to ask for good advice on gun buying!

    We're still praying for you every day also, Chaplain!
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    Excellent!

    I love it when 'serendipitious' occasions arise to educate open minds. Bravo, Chaplain!
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    Love those divine appointments and conversations about faith...also dig those serendipitous conversations about firearms. All good! Praying for you grace, comfort, strength and healing as you walk this cancerous wilderness by faith!
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    Way to go, Chaplain! Good luck with your treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patri0t View Post
    and the newspapers are for folks with birdcages.
    My Parrot Maxie has more pride than that we get her a non newspaper so she doesn't go on one that is already soiled by the media. Chaplain Scott good luck and God bless your treatment and guide the hands of those performing your therapy.
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    If you don't end up with a few new range buddies out of this you need to turn in your gun lover card!

    Offer a range day so they can try a few different guns and you'll have the best care available.

    Things may be a bit complicated now for ya but know that there's a lot of thoughts going your way.

    Stay safe and stay strong.
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    Well done! Are they cute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    Well done! Are they cute?
    Yes, they are very cute--and younger than my youngest daughter.........

    [QUOTEIf you don't end up with a few new range buddies out of this you need to turn in your gun lover card!

    Offer a range day so they can try a few different guns and you'll have the best care available.

    Things may be a bit complicated now for ya but know that there's a lot of thoughts going your way.

    Stay safe and stay strong. ][/QUOTE]

    I live about 90 minutes from where the hospital is--and MY range is outdoors and situated in what can only be described as a wind tunnel, with 70 mph winds not uncommon.
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    Lord, I do miss Montana.

    Same thing happened to me a few years back when we thought our 1 year old (at the time) swallowed a nail. Hauled him in, and I had to stand against a wall and hold him up for the X-ray, as there was no holding still for him. They were pleased to report no such nail existed in his belly, but the rad tech was curious about what kind of what kind of revolver I had on. He said it was far too small for a Blackhawk (standard Montana fare, as you well know).

    My beloved wife was not amused, especially when the conversation turned from a possible nail in our son's gut pack to the SP101 that I used to have.

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    Now, that's how such conversations should go. It's nice to see otherwise rational folk not going all runny when the subject comes up. Montana ... where backbone still exists.

    I can see it now, a new poster opportunity for the NRA/SAF/GOA: Support the RKBA ... take a nurse to the range.
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    Glad to hear you are in full flirt mode and getting better . Hang in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    Yes, they are very cute--and younger than my youngest daughter.........
    .... and that's a problem?????

    Here's to making the best of a bad situation. Keep fightin'.
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