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  1. Semi-Auto [Handguns]
    I've never hid my affection for old-school metal guns: steel, steel and AL or steel and alloy. I purchased an Star UltraStar as one of the few plastic pistols in the safe (S&W SD9VE, Shield, SW990L, and Walther PPX. I found this review on the Pistolsmith board from 2002 and thought it might be...
  2. Veterans and Military
    The island is eight square miles, ~6000 Marines killed, 17,000 wounded. Only 200 of 22,000 Japanese defenders captured alive...... During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of Mount...
  3. Chit-Chat
    Happy Birthday President Lincoln. Born Feb. 12, 1809
  4. Chit-Chat
    I remember the entire country was in shock. Nothing like I've seen since. We were sent home from school and when my mother asked what I was doing home, I told her the president had been shot. She started yelling at me saying never to say anything like that again. I convinced her to turn on the...
  5. Chit-Chat
    Today October 19 2015 is 23 years since my accident were I spent 35 days in the hospital and one year in a wheel chair
  6. Chit-Chat
    https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=MOKi5YeNtRI
  7. Out of State Crimes
    I figure 90 percent or more on this forum weren't born even when the Watts riots occurred. 80% probably havent even heard of them. Back in 1965 LA was torn apart. It honestly was close to insurrection. If started the burning down of urban areas across the US for years in the summer. Hard to...
  8. Nassau County (licensing/laws)
    I am filling out my NC pistol permit application and the question asked "HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED, INDICTED, CONVICTED OR RECEIVED AN APPEARANCE TICKET FOR ANY OFFENSE EXCEPT TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS? IF YES, PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION" Back when I was 17-18 I was at the street races on...
  9. Chit-Chat
    These guys took off for the moon!
  10. Chit-Chat
    I bought my first house! I was 39 years old and a nervous wreck on closing day. My hands were shaking so bad I could barely sign my name on the loan documents. I paid a whopping $56K for my 950 s.f. palace and the taxes were only $3,400 a year, homeowner's was $650! Both have doubled since...
  11. Chit-Chat
    http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2012/05/the-american-west-150-years-ago/100304/
  12. Open Firearm Discussions
    Thought it might be interesting to see what the price of ammo was in 1970 ! The inflation index from then is 502% or 5x. Do the math...
  13. Revolvers [Handguns]
    Revolver Patented 179 Years Ago Today… Today is the 179th birthday of the revolver, as invented by Samuel Colt of Hartford, Connecticut. On February 25, 1836, Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent for an "Improvement in Fire-Arms", specifically the "Revolving Gun". The rest is...
  14. Veterans and Military
    Seventy years ago, Audie Murphy wrote the final chapter in one of the most storied military careers in American history. During intense fighting in the Colmar Pocket along the French-Swiss border, the 19- year-old 2nd Lieutenant manned a machine gun on a burning tank destroyer and made a...
  15. Chit-Chat
    So yesterday I posted on someone else's thread thanking them for the lesson in putting things into perspective, it wasn't long after that post that I was to live (thankfully) the lesson of how important perspective is. Last night after dinner I remembered a member telling me of a good sale at...
  16. Chit-Chat
    This was a question asked of us in 1980. Now we have 6 years of this mistake and 2 years to go with what we have in the White House. Back then I respected both the office and the man who would come to hold it. Now, not so much. Sadly, I respect Putin more than Obama.
  17. Chit-Chat
    The whole song with original lyrics the liberals don't want sung:
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