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General Gun Discussion / Re: Need a safe recommendation
« on: Yesterday at 10:10:58 AM »
Well, you should be able to insure the guns seperately, with no issues. Many home owners or renters policies cover $2500 for firearms on their own. But remember, you usually have a 1% deductible, unless you do something different on the policy.

Call and ask.

What is the longest you have ever kept a gun?

While I buy and sell my fair share, I do have a few that Ive had since I was a kid.

Recently, I have kept some for 6-7 years before. One of my PS90s was the longest one I had, more than likely.

In the 1990s into early 2000s, I had a Glock 26 for like 8 years. But, I hated that gun. At the time, it was the only one with that kind of finish that was fairly rust proof. I bought a Walther P99 compact (and sold the Glock) after I discovered it also had a tennifer finish.

Right now, none of the items I have are THAT old. My Shield is my oldest gun right now.

My family was not really into guns and never took me shooting. I just bought my first handgun on my own at age 21 - it was a Glock 17 that was literally a lemon, and would never work right. But, I knew that was not typical for Glocks - I've had others afterwards.

Obviously, out of any brand, I've owned more Berettas over anything else. About 1/3 of the guns I have owned have been a Beretta of some make or model. Right now, almost 1/2 of what I own are Berettas of some sort.

I don't expect to be after anymore 1911s - hopefully I just never see something I HAVE to have that would make me want to sell them. I love 1911s, but the DA/SA Beretta platform will always be my favorite.

CHL - Concealed Handgun License / Re: Situational Awareness
« on: Yesterday at 09:18:16 AM »
Good post. Glad it all worked out in the end with nothing happening...

I had a similar experience once, around 2003...

When I was living in Dallas for about 8 months, my wife had just taken her driver's test (and failed), and I stopped at a convenience store to get a soda after we left the DPS office. As soon as I walked in, I saw this one guy on an aisle, looking around and pretending to be interested in something, but was really watching the clerk. He was a shady looking guy, and it was so obvious what he was doing....

I really should have turned around and left, as I did not have a gun on me at that time. I got my drink and watched him the whole time. The guy saw me watching him. I went to the clerk and checked out - I told the clerk to possibly call 911 because that guy looked like he wanted to rob the place. The clerk told me he saw the guy too. As I paid and started to walk off, the guy put the item down and left. He probably heard us talking about him.

Glad nothing  happened in the end. I've been in the criminal justice field of some sort since I was 19, so as soon as I walked in the door and saw the situation, I knew it was bad news. I really just wanted to go  :facepalm:

Lol. Sounds interesting.

Yea, it was pretty wild. Never seen anything like that before :p

I finished watching that game for the most part, since the Flyers are sucking wind bigtime this season

Crazy game on last night - my favorite player, Jaromir Jagr, was traded to Florida last week.

I switched back and forth from the Flyers game to the Florida game last night - then it got so interesting that I finished watching that Florida game. Never seen a goalie situation like what happened last night... It was crazy to watch it unfold in real time.

The main goalie got for Florida hurt, and then the backup goalie got hurt too. The game stopped. Even the opposing team was getting involved in comments to the officials - because of the possible substitution by the goal tending coach as the goalie. They said he hadn't played since 2001. He apparently suited up once before as a back up a few years ago, but never took the ice.

A regular player offered to go suit up as goalie, and he went back and did so. But they had to have the goal tending coach hurry up and sign a 1 day contract in order to get the NHL approval for him to play. All of this happened in a few minutes time while the game was stopped.

However, the backup goalie came and played for a little while, but was hurting and ended up letting in a goal. Then, the main goalie came out on the bench in street clothes and argued with the coach that he could play. He went back and got dressed again. And, he finished the game. And, the goalie coach became the backup if needed, and he was dressed for the position.

What sucks is that after all that, FL lost because they got one goal in the injured backup after he returned initially (he could barely play)

General Gun Discussion / Re: Need a safe recommendation
« on: Yesterday at 08:37:41 AM »
Well, the safe or the guns in it?

I have the guns insured. The safe itself would be covered like any item in my house... a table, couch, etc, if it was stolen or destroyed. But, it would also have the 1% deductible.

I've never heard anyone online mention that issue. Strange.

I can see if the safe is insured on its own, they may not want you to "double dip" in an insurance claim. I mean, if the safe has its own insurance that is high enough to cover what's inside of it, then you don't need to do anything else. I don't have that brand of safe. But, I wonder how much hassle you might have to actually get paid from the safe company

Well, recent gun purchases I made are actual carry guns for me...

I thought about it - I think I'm less likely to always want to sell something in the safe for the next, best thing - if I am actually USING the guns every day.

When I leave the gun in the safe - and it comes out just a few times a year for shooting (because I try to take a different gun on each range trip), it's easy to get detached from it and eventually not care enough... And then need the $ for the NEXT gun purchase.

I've been rotating different carry guns each day, and I think THIS might actually solve my problem of the rotating safe door in my house  :P

We'll see....

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Another from Israel
« on: Yesterday at 08:20:31 AM »
Very nice. Congrats!

General Gun Discussion / Re: Need a safe recommendation
« on: Yesterday at 07:03:05 AM »
I'd rather use that money for more guns and have the insurance policy :p

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: March 03, 2015, 10:30:13 PM »
Well, if you like the Froglube, have at it.

When I considered getting an AR, I was gonna try it. I'm fine with CLP on my SCAR. And for handguns, I'm gonna keep using Breakfree CLP as well

General Gun Discussion / Re: Need a safe recommendation
« on: March 03, 2015, 10:29:00 PM »
Get insurance. You can usually get a rider on a homeowners policy for additional firearms coverage (Statefarm gives you $2500 basic, and $5k for just $2-$3 more per year). I did that. And, I also have a separate articles policy that covers about 1/2 my stuff (has to be new to do that - you take a picture and give a copy of the receipt, and they cover for loss, breakage and theft).

Trust me, I'd much rather be doing something else

CHL - Concealed Handgun License / Re: Wife's CHL
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:31:10 PM »

a delivery truck left a few pallets at work & my supervisors wanted them off the property, so I threw a few in the bed of my truck.  When I went shooting last I propped a pallet up against a small tree that has grown up in my pasture & put my target on that.  It is still propped up there a few weeks later & cost nothing :)

Well, taking a pallet to and from the range is not practical, even with someone who has no back problems. But if you have your own place to shoot, then it could see it being worth it... Just leave it there....

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:00:51 PM »
Nothing wrong with Froglube if you don't overdo it and clean out striker channels (which is good no matter what lube or cleaner you use).

Yea, but you'd better check it more often if you use it.

At the 1k mark and at the 3k round mark, I took out the internals of a P99 slides years ago. I used CCI Blazer ammo exclusively (cleanest shooting 9mm ammo I have shot). Anyway, both times, it was really un-necessary. Insides was fine.

I wouldn't wanna have to be taking out the striker every couple of cleanings to make sure all is well.

And, on a gun like a Beretta 92, have fun taking that slide apart with all those tiny parts that have to come out the safety area to check the firing pin area... Granted, it's not a striker gun, but the firing pin area can still get gummed up.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:57:10 PM »
While my initial comment some time back was no preference, I have since had an issue with my striker fired PPQ.  The striker channel got gummed up with residue from cleaning(I was using Froglube).  This retarded the force of the striker and made for light strikes.  So normal reliability returned after removing the striker and cleaning the striker channel.


I am now more persuaded to use hammer fired pistols, due to this issue that may be common to all striker fired pistols.  I have since been carrying my P30 as I shoot it as well as the PPQ.

Hmm....I haven't shot my PPQ since I cleaned and lubed it with froglube.

I think it takes repeated use. Apparently it's very, very easy to add too much, even when you think you are not. From the posts I have read.

One time is probably fine. But if it's a defensive gun, I've read so many threads I would never use it on a handgun. No, on an AR it seems great.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:34:50 PM »
Yes - I have seen so many, many threads about issues on handguns and froglube on ALL the gun forums. - HKPro, Glocktalk, etc... You could probably do some google searches. I would not use that stuff on a handgun after all I've read.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Need a safe recommendation
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:33:45 PM »
Mine's attached to my concrete foundation. Can they break in? Yea - but it'll take a little more time.

I've seen videos of 2 guys knocking a safe over and getting the door pried open in 2 minutes or less - both with crowbars. But, they have to knock it on the ground to do it the way they did.

Anyway - any safe can be broken into. But as most of us aren't gonna pay $5 grand - we do the best we can

NFA / Re: NFA Gun Trust in Texas for $99 On Sale
« on: March 03, 2015, 05:04:30 PM »
I hear ya...

Well, I know you guys say do the NFA - but that whole Sig brace deal derailed some possible plans I might have had. Oh well. I'll stick with the CX4. It's still just over 26" in total length

NFA / Re: NFA Gun Trust in Texas for $99 On Sale
« on: March 03, 2015, 04:18:20 PM »
I always assumed if needed a gun from the truck it wouldn't be for long range use.

Yea, but we talked about my issue before and I have a possible different concern

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