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Journal LittleLebowskiUrbanA's Journal: Update 6

Back on /. after a long absence. This is one of the few sites not blocked by my work's ornerous web filtering.

    In case anyone's curious, I'm an gun toting, pro choice, Barry Goldwater-conservative atheist. Anyone want to talk guns? Right now I'm eying a Steyr AUG replica made in the US. I just wish I could find an AUG that takes AR mags.

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  • .... here in the People's Republic of New York you need a permit just to hold a handgun. Thankfully though I live in an Upstate County with a pro 2nd amendment judge and will actually be able to get one -- a full carry permit no less. If I had the misfortune of living in NYC I'd have to be rich and well connected just to get a premises permit. Want a carry permit? Don't make me laugh.....

    I opted to get it after the election. Not so much because of Obama (although seeing his embrace of an assault weapon

    • I have a Kimber Pro Carry. Excellent, accurate weapon. I alternate between carrying that and a Glock 19. The Glock takes so much more practice to be as accurate with as the Kimber. The 1911 design is so ergonomic and easy to shoot.

          My next 1911 may be a 9mm. With ammo prices skyrocketing, I'm recommending 9mm to everyone.

          Glad to be back!

      • by Shakrai ( 717556 )

        The 1911 design is so ergonomic and easy to shoot.

        Yeah, tell me about it. The first time I fired one from 25 yards I managed to land 3/7 onto a saucer sized target. By the end of that session I was doing all seven and managing a decent group to boot. Not bad for someone who had never fired a handgun before! By contrast I couldn't manage to hit the broad size of a barn with a .357/.38 that day. It wasn't the gun either -- I watched the owner get a good group at 25 yards in double action mode to boot (show off) -- something about it just didn't work wel

        • 9mm is fine, google Dr Fackler and ballistics. In fact, there's not much difference between 9mm, .40, and .45 so long as you're using quality defensive ammo.

          Picking up a Glock 34 this weekend and ordered a .308 AR10 to be customized for 1000 yard shooting at my brother's long range shooting school []:) Life is good.

          • by Shakrai ( 717556 )

            I have a friend who is bringing his collection of handguns down. Gonna handle all of them before I make my final determination. I'm still leaning towards the 1911 but I figure I might as well handle a few other designs before I plop down $600-$1000.

            Next item on the agenda (actually first item before I buy the gun): gun safe

            • I would strongly recommend a Glock or S&W M&P and shooting all of them first before buying.

              The 1911 is very forgiving and easy to shoot well but the Glock/M&P teach better habits, have higher capacity, and are much, much easier to maintain. This is coming from a guy who loves 1911s but carries a Glock 19 concealed. Buy a 9mm; ammo is half the cost of .45 and remember, the pistol's cost is only the initial cost of what is a lot of spending. You NEED to shoot a lot to get good.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!