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    In view if the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY, and others such as the King Soopers in Colorado and the El Paso Walmart, what is your big box store/supermarket carry? Do you carry extra ammo to account for having to expend extra rounds to defeat someone wearing body armor? I consider a...
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    All my handguns have been purchased for specific defensive or training purposes. I have never indulged in safe queens or guns for aesthetic reasons. I am also not a collector. That said, I have long admired duty-sized revolvers. They have a classic elegance that I appreciate. With our 30th...
  4. This has probably been posted before so I apologize in advance. I live in a state that requires a CCW license. Let's say you are in a store and for some reason your sidearm is visible or prints for a second as you reach for an item on the shelf. Someone nearby asks why you have a concealed gun...
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