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    I guess it's better than having crystal meth recipes memorized.

    Back when I was into guns, I wasn't into crude horsepower. My dream gun was a 22-250, which is a hot little gun that doesn't blow the rifling out the barrel like a 220 Swift. But I came northeast and there's little use for such a thing here.

    We kick around the idea of buying a shotgun and even that would be a lowly 16 gauge. My old Model 12 Winchester is a full choke 12 that wouldn't leave much bird for the dogs to retrieve. Assuming that tight pattern even found the bird. It probably would with my wife shooting, but not for me. I was never any good with a shotgun and need all the scatter I can get.
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    Bruce as far as scatter guns a 12 guage is the best thing going, not because of horse power but because there is a huge variety of loads. everything from quite light to very heavy. with a 16 your actually pretty limited...........i know i had one at one point.
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    Rattler, I don't mean to hijack your post but I would like to offer a little advice to JBOrchidGuy.
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    Quote[/b] ]Lauderdale. I must ask do you just carry all those guns because you like guns and feel protected, or are you in law enforcement?
    JB,
    I am not in law enforcement. Yes I like firearms. My Grandfather gave me his well used 9 shot .22 revolver for my ninth birthday and I have “sniped” as Rattler put it, many a rabbit, quail, pheasant with it on our farm. I literally wore it out.

    Just after I got out of the Army, that was a long, long time ago, I went to work for a private contractor and was in charge of small arms training for many of our clients in numerous Latin American Countries. We were often called upon to provide security for “high risk" dignataries. My personal weapon of choice was the .45 Government model Colt that I mentioned in my last post. It has been retired from service, as I have, but it will always be my favorite since it served me so well.

    The .45 alloy frame Officers Model Colt with the laser sight is my current “concealed” self-protection weapon.

    The .380 alloy frame Colt Mustang is a very small pistol that is more easily concealable when I am wearing light clothing. “T” shirt and shorts are standard issue warm weather clothing here in Florida. It is not a real “stopper” like the .45 but carries 6+1 and if well placed, will do the job.

    The .22 Ruger is strictly a plinking pistol and is much too large to carry concealed.

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    Quote[/b] ]I may be carrying twins if I end up getting them.
    Concealing one firearm is hard enough...two is near impossible. I would suggest becoming VERY proficient with one is the wiser choice. Besides, if you are in a situation where you need two guns, you are in waaay over your head. I am talking AT LEAST weekly practice of 100 rounds or more and being able to consistantly to hit a dinner plate at 20/30 yards. Since dinner plates are rather expensive, I would suggest paper targets. If you want to save on ammo costs, use a similar weapon in .22 caliber to start with. Then move up to the caliber of your choice.

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    Umm...this is a very male dominated post, so I thought I'd say something. hehe The wood on the rifles is nice...and I've never seen a blue rifle before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Sep. 24 2006,10:58)]I guess it's better than having crystal meth recipes memorized.
    Where did that come from? That comment was totally out in left-field.

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    JLAP............thats just Bruce....figured you would have him figured out by now, you no newbie

    Lauderdale is right..............tons of practice is needed if your going to pack a firearm all day. handguns are difficult to learn to shoot well at targets much over 20 yards, though at one point i was darn good at picking off pop cans at 80 yards with a lil Ruger MkII 22 auto loader using iron sights, granted i was seated with my arms rested on my knees and had no pressure to make the shots, i was just plinking for fun by myself. still kicking myself for selling that pistol. a pistol is a poor weapon for a gun fight, it works but a scattergun or rifle is best suited. granted a pistol is much better than nothing.

    i have minimal to worry about out in public around here, infact carrying a handgun all the time would be a pain cause im constantly going into the local schools for work. my worry is someone breaking into my house while we are home. in such a case my lil 45-70 loaded with 300 grain hollow points is ideal. the sights are very visible in poor light and take nothing to aim at close quarters. hope to god i never have to use it but its by my bed just in case.
    cervid serial killer
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    If that was a reference to me then I don't appreciate it. Yeah I used to use Tina but then I quit. I never made it nor do I know how.

    I'll just ignore that.

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    Man I'd like to show off my granfathers and my fathers and mine collection of weapons! You'd really like the one 12 Ga we have with pure silver japanese etching.

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