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  • Re: Waaaayyy OT!!! Concealed carry opinion

    Zmokin said:
    The aggressor has the advantage of forethought (usually) and more times than not the advantage of surprise.  This allows the aggressor to calmly aim and fire at fish in a barrel.  The defense has to respond to a high stress life or death situation which severely reduces most people's ability to shoot straight.  Apples and oranges my friend.
    So, as a defender, i would somehow be more accurate at shooting a 44 magnum than shooting a 22 lr round.  Cuz, if you are going to miss, a miss is a miss.  Now if you want to talk home defense, I won't argue against the merits of a sawed off shotgun.  But to dismiss a 22 as inadequate as a defensive weapon due to it's "ballistics being a joke", sorry, I respectfully disagree.

    And I find it dangerous when anyone refers to a weapon with lethal force as being a joke.  If you think it is a joke, then you are no longer thinking of it as a deadly weapon and that is how deadly accidents happen.

    Sorry if you take offense to my viewpoint, but I take gun ownership & handling as a very serious responsibility and it scares me to hear people downplay the lethality of any gun.  22's are NO JOKE !!!!!!

    You're taking the joke way out of context. I also take firearm safety extremely seriously, and I treat a BB gun the same way I treat 308, they are always loaded and you never point it anything you don't want to destroy. 

    I know the caliber debate is as old as the fat up or fat down debate, but to Fred's point above, there's a reason cops, military, LEOs don't carry 22s. Yes, they CAN kill people, but the point is to neutralize the treat as quickly and humanely as possible and a 22 isn't considered humane for most of the US. Most states don't allow hunting with a rim-fire cartridge for this reason.  

    I'm not saying you have to carry a 44 mag or nothing, I carry 9mm every day, I'm just saying there is no way I'd trust my life in a self defense scenario to a 22 (from a ballistics perspective and 22s arent exactly known for being the most reliable weapons out there, they are notorious for being quite picky with ammo).

    We can agree to disagree, but I think if you ask the nations top 100 firearms/self defense instructors in the nation, the vast majority would say 22 is not an effective caliber for self defense and most of them would say the same about a 380.
  • Re: Waaaayyy OT!!! Concealed carry opinion

    Glock 17/19 EOT

    All handguns should be Glocks and all Glocks should be 9mm. - I joke.

    I absolutely love my Glock 19 and wouldnt trade it for the world in a self defense situation. It's one of the most reliable handguns ever made and it wont break the bank.

    I used to carry springfield XD subcompact and then an XDs and got rid of them and went to Glock after I shot my dad's 43 (single stack 380). I bought one of those as I was pocket carrying a lot and then quickly bought a 19 after and started carrying it. It's not too big to carry every day with a good gun belt and its not so small that I feel disadvantaged if I every have to find myself in a gun fight (you can never have too many rounds in one of those). 

    I don't like safeties on my self defense pistols as that is just one more thing to go wrong in a high stress situation. But you can't really go wrong with any of the major manufacturers. I shot an HK VP9 the other day and it was a joy to shoot.

    Most importantly is get some training if you think you'll carry. That is the most crucial piece people miss. Go to a range and rent a bunch of different guns and pick the one you like the best (the one that feels the best in your hand, you shoot the best which results in the one you are most confident in).
  • Re: Double Nickles on the Deckle.

    Why do comp briskets differ from ones in restaurants? To my simple brain, the best brisket is the one I want to fill up on, not take to bites and turn away.
  • Re: OT - My ghetto griddle

    That's not ghetto, that's using what you have. When I was in school, we took a smaller sized (probably 2 foot diameter) disk from bigger tiller and seasoned it up and used it as a wok for tailgate breakfasts. Bests sausage, bacon and egg burritos I've ever had came from that thing.
  • Re: Any of you retired folks go to Culinary School just for fun...after your career......

    You can take classes at the Viking school in Atlanta as well. It's an absolutely wonderful experience and definitely helped me get better with sauces. I want to go to CIA so bad. But I'd have to drastically change my life path. 
    I would too, but I don't think I could handle the chef life. I can't stay up late enough to cook in a real kitchen for the dinner rush.
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