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  1. 2017 with little man!!

    That turkey is as big as he is. Good going.
  2. Still slinging the slabs!!

    Wow!!!
  3. Not a bad price on the Winchester AA's. And I envy the 28 gauge. Always wanted one, but never got around to it. OP
  4. My wife is dealing with the same situation, especially since her latest surgery. There's no good answer, except how you are dealing with it. My hat is off to you in what you are dealing with and how you are handling it. My prayers continue for you also. Jerry
  5. Good to see you were able to get out for a little while. Good shot with that beautiful gun. Jerry
  6. New Posse Facebook Group

    I for one appreciate you and your efforts. It had to have taken a lot of time and other resources. I have a little trouble navigating Facebook, but I am going to make the effort to keep up with the ones of you I know. And I do hope that the Rendezvous can continue somehow. Jerry S.
  7. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    My son-in-law brought his .223 AR over this afternoon to do some shooting to try out his new "bump stock" that he had installed. I had never heard of one. I didn't exactly catch all that was involved, but included is a special handle mounted on a rail underneath the barrel, and some sort of stop around the trigger that allows you to hold the trigger down all the time if you want to, and keep firing....the recoil of the gun itself does the moving of the trigger. What it boils down to is as close to a fully-automatic AR as you can get and still be legal, at least according to him. He emptied a 30 round magazine in 2 1/2 seconds. He said it came with a letter from the ATF stating that it was legal to install on an AR. He had two mishaps while going through 5 magazines that way that would have made me never use the gun in that fashion again. First, one of the cartridges had the bullet backed almost all the way back into the case, causing it to jam and not to load, thank goodness. I suspect the violent action in the magazine due to the simulated "fully automatic fire" was the culprit. It was not a crimped cartridge, which I think it should have been used that way. The second mishap was a cartridge lodged in the chamber that he had to beat out using one of my cleaning rods, without knowing whether the cartridge was fired or unfired. I kept waiting for the cops to show up because of neighbors around reporting someone firing a fully automatic weapon, which is exactly what it sounded and acted like. Accuracy was horrible. He had me film him with his phone, and I'll bet he's going to put it on UTube. He seemed to enjoy what he did, and didn't seem worried about the fact he had shot up about $75 worth of shells in about 13 seconds, not counting down time. Just curious if any of you know what the "bump stock" is, and why in the world anyone would want one. OP
  8. A few video's of Pig hunts

    I particularly enjoyed the sounder video. That one looked like fun. OP
  9. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Mark, I have one final challenge for you. Go back through my posts in this thread, and do a quote on me showing where I stated that it should be illegal for anyone to buy a bump stock. I'm not talking about where I said that I didn't like them, which I don't, or that I thought that they were a waste of money for my son-in-law, which in my opinion it was. Just where I plainly said that they should be illegal. Not what you have tried to make my opinions out to be, but what was actually said without further interpretation by you. I'll look for your posting of my quote tomorrow. I look forward to seeing it. Besides, I think Bobcat is getting a little weary of this, and frankly so am I. So I'll give you the final stage, right after I see the quote. OP
  10. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Mark: A few points yet that we don't agree on. First, the situation for misuse by the wrong person that I envisioned when making that statement was a crowded theater, church, etc. No aiming required...lots of casualties. Second, not liking or wanting a bump stock has nothing to do with my support of the 2nd Amendment. Your "either you accept it or you don't" vision of the 2nd Amendment is untenable even to you, or should be. With absolutely no restrictions, you are saying it is okay for my 8 year old granddaughter to own a fully automatic weapon and use it...she is a citizen, after all. And you are also saying that a proven mentally disabled and unstable person, or a known terrorist, or a murderer released from prison has the absolute right to that fully automatic or any other weapon. A "single soldier" could also make good use of hand grenades....you want the population to be able to get them, too? They are definite weapons, and I'm not talking "nukes" or "biological weapons" either, although it's only by your definition that I exclude them, too. The fact is, no rights, not even the 2nd Amendment, are absolute. Certain religions believe if you don't join them, they have every right to kill you. By your definition of "either you accept it or you don't", the 1st Amendment gives them the right to do so, and we should support their right to kill us with no consequences. That would be absolute freedom. I could go on, but I won't. Common sense, which the framers of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution had, should tell us that no restrictions on anything does not result in anarchy, it is anarchy. The Bill of Rights was created out of necessity through compromise and restraint. We should not expect that their doing so then ended the need for that now. We are expected to continue their example cautiously and with restraint and with common sense. That's the least we can do for our Founding Fathers' efforts. If something is a bad idea, we should have the right to call it what it is, at least in our view of the matter, without being ostracized or marginalized for doing so. That is within the spirit of what the Framers did. And until the "Freedom of Speech" portion of the 1st Amendment is rescinded, I will continue to voice what I deem to be bad ideas, the 2nd Amendment notwithstanding. Let those who wish to interpret my intentions negatively do so, it matters not to me. The "Never Compromise on Anything" crowd has a lot more than me to worry about. Jerry
  11. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Mark, you either miss my point or are ignoring it. A bump stock is a way for someone intent on doing mass harm to get what amounts to a fully automatic weapon legally. To get a true fully automatic weapon is not easy. People who can own one have been fully vetted. I stand by my statement that nobody needs a bump stock, not that you shouldn't be able to buy one. What I don't stand by is your assertion that anyone who doesn't feel exactly the same as others do about every firearm or accessory ever made should be lumped into the category of a closet anti-gunner, or Fudd as you put it. That sounds like something the PC crowd would come up with, i.e., if you don't think the way I do, you're wrong, and we'll create an acronym to prove it. Hopefully we can avoid creating a "thought police" within the gun community, although from what you have said we may be dangerously close to already having one. As to having "heartburn" over my son-in-law's purchase, it has everything to do with the bump stock, because that is what started this discussion. To him, it wasn't a waste of money. To me, it was. "A waste of money", even relating to guns, is a matter of opinion, and I trust the thought police will allow me mine. As to "crossing a line", I would ask who it was that drew that line you strongly hint has been crossed by me? Nobody that I know drew it, and I would suggest that as many stand on my side of the line concerning the potential for misuse as stand on the other side. Even if that is not the case, I still stand on this side with no apologies to anyone. If anyone wants to take something personal and try to universalize it, be my guest. In the future, however, tell them to try to do it without labeling. That should be beneath anyone's dignity. Jerry
  12. Wildcards, where in Frisco is that store located? Anywhere close to where Coit intersects Stacy Rd., or whatever Stacy Rd. is called at that point? I'm going to be up that way in a couple of weeks, and if it's convenient to where I'll be, I might want to stop by and check them out. OP
  13. lightning is not your friend!!

    You should have left it that way. Would have been quite a conversation piece! OP
  14. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Mark, in this case I might tend to agree with the anti-gunners that nobody "needs" a bump stock, although not in the same light as they might frame it. Want, desire, covet....yes. Need? No. Two totally different verbs. And for this son-in-law, the purchase was a waste of money by my definition. He used very limited family resources to get something he "wanted" rather than "needed" at the ultimate expense of the rest of his family, meaning my daughter and my grandkids. It gets personal there, with nothing whatsoever to do with pro-gunning or anti-gunning anything. Also, you made the point that a bump stock is not dangerous in the hands of a "responsible" person. I made the point that it has a real potential to be dangerous in the hands of the wrong (irresponsible) person. On that I think we agree, the difference being the use of a positive or negative construction of the sentence. The bottom line is that what I witnessed guaranteed that for myself, I will never "want" or "need" a bump stock. Jerry
  15. lightning is not your friend!!

    Sorry it had to happen, Mark. That is a heck of a lot of damage you sustained. I hope the insurance company treats you right on this, and everything gets back to normal soon. I know it's a lot of trouble and headaches at the very least. Best of luck. Jerry
  16. Toward the end of the announcement, Gander Mountain makes it sound like Camping World is joining them, rather than them being absorbed by Camping World. Let us know if you find a true amazing bargain in their close-out sale. I'm a little dubious. OP
  17. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Agreed.
  18. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    I know what he was hitting.....the ground, the fence behind the backstop, and only rarely the actual 12" X 12" target I had put up for him. And that was from 25 yards! He and my daughter are not rich by any means, so I don't get it at all. Hopefully he will outgrow the need for something like that one day. He's only about 45. The only thing I got out of it was a gallon bag of .223 cases and the urge to never let that happen on my range again. OP
  19. AR 15 new build

    Nice. And to think, I have trouble assembling the cap back onto my water bottle. Congrats!!! OP
  20. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Having read that letter, it doesn't appear to me the folks at the technology branch of ATF understood what the "bump-stock" was capable of doing in 2010, The part about "limited mobility of hands" is thin at best. What the bump-stock does is to allow anyone to create a very dangerous weapon in the hands of the wrong people. OP
  21. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    That looks very similar in that view. It was all so different and new to me, I'm sure I missed details or even mis-saw details. I was more interested in it being over with than in figuring out the exact functioning. My target is a 4' X 4' square of 4 layers of bridge timber, and I doubt he hit it more than 20 times from 25 yards out of the 150 shots fired. I worried about where the other 130 bullets went, and what the neighbors down the street thought was happening. That is one toy I can definitely do without. OP
  22. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    Mark, his is a little different from that....that part you circled comes all the way up to his trigger and stops short of encircling it, but not by much. He also has a rail underneath the barrel on which is mounted a handle that reminds you of the handle on a Tommygun of the '30s. It is not rigidly in place, but moves back and forth somewhat with the shot, allowing the gun to move backwards no matter how hard you hold it. I asked his wife (my daughter) last night if she could get him to email me the video, but so far I haven't gotten it. OP
  23. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    I suppose it could be looked at that way, but the fact of the matter is that the finger's only purpose is to provide something solid for the trigger to run into on the way forward from the recoil. It's a little disconcerting to witness. OP
  24. Ever Heard of a Bump Stock?

    If I can, I will get the video I shot off his camera and post it here later for you who might be interested to see. it is definitely a waste of ammo, and I can hardly believe the ATF says it's okay to install one on an AR. Might take me a couple of days, but I will eventually get the video. OP
  25. Got a couple pigs this weekend

    Thanks, Bobby, I appreciate the offer, even though it's doubtful I can make it down there any time soon. As to the hunting regs, it's never ceased to amaze me some of the regulations they come up with for various counties. I used to hunt near Teneha in East Texas, close to the Louisiana border. You could only take doe the first 2 days of the season and during the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend, even though doe were plentiful, and bucks were rare. The other way around would have made a lot more sense to me. I sometimes wonder who comes up with the dates and limits, and what information if any they used to base their decisions on. I have a feeling a very few influential landowners in a county account for most of the decision making. OP
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