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RE: Guns
Posted By: Surfpainter - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/26/2009
Location: Carova Beach, NC
Total Posts: 3679

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 6:29 PM




So the board is anti first and second amendment?



You've only had 6 posts and a new member, no need to assume the thousands of members here being anti anything. We just try to keep certain "national" politics from being discussed here. Plenty of other places for that. This gun thread pertains to the OBX/NC so it's a great topic in my opinion.

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RE: Guns
Posted By: Radical Ed - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/21/2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Total Posts: 2548

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 7:10 PM




I misunderstood the OP's query and my comment was based more on current events and the general lack of violent crimes along the Banks. I'm in full and complete support of the second amendment and possess a good number of firearms myself. I just don't carry one. I can take off a horsefly's left testicle at 15 yards with a Taurus .357 loaded with .38 special reloads. smiley with shades

RE: Guns
Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/10/2008
Location: Warrenton VA and Frisco NC
Total Posts: 5895

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 7:20 PM




Smart man. I always found the .357 painful to shoot with magnum loads but very pleasant to shoot with 38 loads including +p+ loads.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Radical Ed - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/21/2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Total Posts: 2548

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 8:49 PM




The range up here sells .38 special target reloads for super-cheap and the wooden grip on the Taurus KILLS the indent of the thumb and forefinger if you shoot honest .357's. At almost a buck a round, it gets expensive putting holes in a piece of paper.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Mikec - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/11/2014
Location: MD
Total Posts: 1045

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 12:35 AM




Smart man. I always found the .357 painful to shoot with magnum loads but very pleasant to shoot with 38 loads including +p+ loads.



+p+??? Out of my GP100, 4" barrel, the Winchester 110gr +p+ kicked harded than any .357 load except for some older Corbon 110gr rounds. The 125gr Corbon were snappy but controllable in rapid fire double action firing.

RE: Guns
Posted By: tc08105 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/28/2008
Location: Philly Burbs
Total Posts: 768

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 3:11 PM




Criminal wants my wallet? Here you go, buddy. It's just full of lint anyway.



I got mugged once 40 years ago when I was a kid. Reasoned with the mugger and didn't give him my wallet, only the $4 inside. Theeth smiley



In some neighborhoods in Philly (and Camden) an empty wallet is more apt to get you killed in a mugging.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Radical Ed - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/21/2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Total Posts: 2548

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 3:28 PM




Lol, you don't hang in the Camden and Philly ghettoes, do you? I do.

All you do is show 'em your empty wallet and say "I was just about to mug YOUR dumb ass, I'm broke as a mother******* joke!" and you both have a laugh and move on. Offer him a beer or a smoke if you got 'em. We're all humans. Thumbs up

RE: Guns
Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/10/2008
Location: Warrenton VA and Frisco NC
Total Posts: 5895

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 4:38 PM




Smart man. I always found the .357 painful to shoot with magnum loads but very pleasant to shoot with 38 loads including +p+ loads.



+p+??? Out of my GP100, 4" barrel, the Winchester 110gr +p+ kicked harded than any .357 load except for some older Corbon 110gr rounds. The 125gr Corbon were snappy but controllable in rapid fire double action firing.


I never cared about the kick/recoil of the gun but the back blast from the round going off was terrible.

RE: Guns
Posted By: tc08105 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/28/2008
Location: Philly Burbs
Total Posts: 768

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 4:43 PM




Lol, you don't hang in the Camden and Philly ghettoes, do you? I do.

All you do is show 'em your empty wallet and say "I was just about to mug YOUR dumb ass, I'm broke as a mother******* joke!" and you both have a laugh and move on. Offer him a beer or a smoke if you got 'em. We're all humans. Thumbs up



I grew up in Camden. My work takes me to all sections of Philly, Camden and Chester. I have had more than enough close calls in my life. All dangerous places whether one has a full or empty wallet.

In general, you are correct. Treat everyone with respect and it will be returned. Once in a while things go awry. Hence the bodycount every morning on Channel 6.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Radical Ed - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/21/2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Total Posts: 2548

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 5:23 PM




I've really never been accosted but then again, people generally cross the street when I'M walking down it. Wink smiley

I've been through all three, quite regularly in fact, and never had a problem.



RE: Guns
Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 17951

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 5:50 PM




Smart man. I always found the .357 painful to shoot with magnum loads but very pleasant to shoot with 38 loads including +p+ loads.



I had a 2 shot 38 derringer once for maybe a week. Shot it twice and sold it once. It had no grip to hold on to and it almost would rotate out of your hand after the 1st shot.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Laszlo - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/13/2012
Location: Wyndmoor, PA
Total Posts: 850

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 5:56 PM




I can't wait to see how this whole Open Carry is going work out this week in Cleveland

RE: Guns
Posted By: PaulOinMA - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/27/2014
Location: MA
Total Posts: 2617

Date Posted: 7/18/2016 7:29 AM




... In some neighborhoods in Philly (and Camden) an empty wallet is more apt to get you killed in a mugging.



It actually was pretty funny. It was probably 1978, and I was 19. I started walking away, then realized that I could kick his ass. The mugging more startled me and happened so fast. Started back after him, and he started running. I started running after him, yelling "POLICE!"

He ran to the door to the go into the Lafayette Plaza Mall in Bridgeport and then realized he can't run into as mall with a blithering idiot screaming "POLICE!" running after him.

He froze. I froze. He raised the pipe, turned, and said, "I'm going to kill you, you M-Fer."

I realized chasing him might not have been the brightest, turned to run, and he now started chasing ME. Theeth smiley

I FLEW down the stairs and realized that I can't run into Lafayette Boulevard, and can't run into the projects. I turned to face him. He took a swing at me with the pipe and kept running to the projects.

I drove to the Police station and told the person at the desk what happened.

"Oh, was that you? We just got a call on you." Theeth smiley

RE: Guns
Posted By: PaulOinMA - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/27/2014
Location: MA
Total Posts: 2617

Date Posted: 7/18/2016 7:59 AM




The desk officer had me wait, and an officer came out to take my statement.

I explained it, and he said, "couldn't you have kicked him in the balls?" Theeth smiley

I said that I could have, thinking about it now, but was startled, and it happened so fast.

He said, "yeah, that's what happens."
Theeth smiley

RE: Guns
Posted By: decodeme2 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/30/2014
Location: Lothian Md. & Carova
Total Posts: 243

Date Posted: 7/18/2016 10:10 AM




Carry My Kimber 45 everywhere. Including on the beach with the wife and kids. I pity the shark that screws with my family. smiley with shades

RE: Guns
Posted By: Python73 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/13/2012
Location: PGH, PA
Total Posts: 449

Date Posted: 7/18/2016 10:24 AM




the wooden grip on the Taurus KILLS



Dude. Get some Hogues on that beast. Rubber grip is your friend.

RE: Guns
Posted By: PaulOinMA - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/27/2014
Location: MA
Total Posts: 2617

Date Posted: 3/19/2017 10:29 AM




... I worked for Olin in the ammo plant in Alton Ill and they sent me to New Haven Ct and where I worked until I went into sales in the field for 9 years ...



Tim, just saw this at nhregister.com:

Former Olin site in New Haven targeted for clean-up, multi-family housing.

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170315/former-olin-site-in-new-haven-targeted-for-clean-up-multi-family-housing?source=most_viewed


RE: Guns
Posted By: Elwyn - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/10/2008
Location: S.W. MO
Total Posts: 4319

Date Posted: 3/19/2017 5:15 PM




There is a good gun Museum in Oklahoma. Almost all the guns were donated by one guy. He had such a HUGE gun collection that he made a deal with the city. He would give them the guns if they built a museum with no fee to get in, plus he got to keep any duplacite guns. He started collecting guns back in the 1890's.

thegunmuseum.com/

RE: Guns
Posted By: MongOBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/23/2013
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Total Posts: 908

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 9:13 AM




I think some miss the point of "bringing a gun to the beach". I have in the past, but not recently. My reasoning was because of the travel from home to the Outer Banks.

Some folks think that those that exercise our Constitutional Right are not right in the head and assume we expect to see this on the beach...Mother Nature gone wild...results of a shark mating with a wild horse...



RE: Guns
Posted By: OBX Skeeter - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/21/2010
Location:
Total Posts: 1086

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 3:53 PM




To the original poster, I hope you find these links helpful.

http://gunshackobx.com/

http://www.obxgc.org/

Those are the two closest "public" shooting ranges to the Outer Banks area. I hope those help answer some of your questions.

RE: Guns
Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 17951

Date Posted: 3/22/2017 3:09 PM




... working for Winchester and selling guns and ammo for 13 years ...



Winchester had a really neat firearms museum in New Haven when I was a kid. It was donated to the Cody Firearms Museum in 1975.

"The Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world. In 1975, the Winchester Arms Collection, the heart of this museum, adventured west as a loan from the Olin Corporation. It was deeded as a gift in 1988. To date, the Cody Firearms Museum has over 7,000 firearms with more than 30,000 firearms-related artifacts."



We had our Winchester sales force meeting at the Cody museum in 1982 and got to see the museum. Neat place to visit.

RE: Guns
Posted By: decodeme2 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/30/2014
Location: Lothian Md. & Carova
Total Posts: 243

Date Posted: 3/22/2017 3:43 PM




I shoot my pistol and a class 3 M249 SAW behind my friends house in Carova. She has 10 acres, and sometimes we invite the sheriff, who is really a good shot! OMG smiley
Carova is firearms friendly.

RE: Guns
Posted By: PaulOinMA - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/27/2014
Location: MA
Total Posts: 2617

Date Posted: 3/22/2017 3:48 PM




[We had our Winchester sales force meeting at the Cody museum in 1982 and got to see the museum. Neat place to visit.



1982? It was 1980 on the first page. Wink smiley

RE: Guns
Posted By: JohnMosesBrowning - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/13/2007
Location: Ocracoke
Total Posts: 2580

Date Posted: 3/22/2017 4:34 PM




I shoot my pistol and a class 3 M249 SAW behind my friends house in Carova. She has 10 acres, and sometimes we invite the sheriff, who is really a good shot! OMG smiley
Carova is firearms friendly.



M249 SAW!!! Drooling!!! Thumbs up

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