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  1. Who is cross eyed? I mean where your dominant eye is opposite from your dominant hand. Are you right handed, but left eye dominant? If you are, how do you shoot handguns and how do you shoot long guns? Since I started teaching (basic handgun and carbine locally), I was surprised at how common it was to come across "cross eyed" people. I thought I read somewhere that as much as 20% of people are cross hand/eye dominant. Are you like Larry Vickers who is left eye dominant and shoots long guns lefty and shoots handguns righty? I've seen where people sort of cock their head to shoot handguns to get their dominant eye over to the side of their dominant hand. Most indicate that that's how they grew up doing it. I typically have them try shifting the gun over as opposed to cocking their head. For long guns, I've noticed that the majority of young people and women do well shooting with their non-dominant hand. Men, particularly those with some experience shooting seem to have trouble shooting with their non-dominant eye. Anyways, what're your experiences with cross hand/eye dominance?
  2. Has your familiarity with firearms, particularly after taking professional instruction (hopefully it was quality instruction) changed your enjoyment of TV shows or movies with firearms? I was watching Predator this past weekend. I had seen the movies dozens of times since it came out in 1987. My first experience with more serious firearms training started in about 2010, so I had probably watched the movie at least 10 times prior to then. I'm sitting there and there's the scene where they group is in the jungle and they are trying to figure out what happened to Hawkins. Anyways, I notice that Arnold not only has his finger hooked around the trigger, but the muzzle is also flagging multiple people, even swinging by someone's head, I think it was Billy. It made me cringe and almost start bobbing and weaving as the muzzle swept another team member. I had NEVER noticed that before! Nowadays, I'm watching NCIS and I see the poor grip that Gibbs has on his SIG and that when Gibbs has an AR with an Aimpoint (PRO or M2) on it, that he was firing with the front lens cover partially closed. I wouldn't say it ruins my enjoyment of the shows, but things that I never noticed before. Being a RSO for a couple of local shooting groups, I've seen tons of people who are way to lax with firearm safety. Just wondering how many of you started seeing stuff on TV and movies differently after getting into firearms, or more particularly, after getting training.
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    Colorado Recall, correction...both gone

    It's different enough from the thread in PA. I'll let it ride here.
  4. Dupe http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/topic/133986-the-2a-and-the-candidate-we-really-want/?hl=virtual&do=findComment&comment=2184993
  5. Lazy, incompetent and couldn't hack it in the private sector huh? Like you would ever last a freaking second in a private sector job. Period. End of story. Is there waste? Again, yes. I deal with it all the time. To insinuate that all are useless is ignorant beyond comprehension to anyone with any common sense. I can understand if you're just playing ignorant here, but you are just plain ignorant.
  6. I don't disagree with that. However, my points were in response to what you said previously, as quoted above. And I've worked in both the private sector and government and there is a LOT of waste going on in the private sector. The saying 20% of the people do 80% of the work is very much true in the private sector, particularly in the field that I work in. Is it as much in government? Probably, but the private sector isn't as efficient as you're making it out to be. I have PERSONAL experience in both and that's my point.
  7. I never said there isn't waste in government. I said that there is waste everywhere! Go back and reread what I wrote in the post you quoted and what I posted previously. No assistance from government? Ok. So you don't drive on city or state highways? You own your water supply? You own your own waste/sewer system?
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    44 MAG.COM.........at it again!

    I've bought tons of AR mags from 44mag and they've always had good prices, usually lots of stock and fast and reasonable shipping. I will continue to buy mags from them. It's amazing that just because they offer a few items at prices that someone isn't willing to pay that they call for boycott. How do you know what prices they are getting the mags for? During the height of the rush, people were bashing a LGS on the prices of their mags. Well, the distributors were jacking up the prices. The LGS even let you see their invoices if you wanted. People complain that the LGS didn't have any mags in stock and then they complained about the prices when the LGS brought them in. What did they expect, for the LGS to take a LOSS? Hell, the LGS needs to make a profit. Need the mags right now, you're going to have to pay the price? Don't like the price, either wait or go without the mags. It's not like anyone else has those mags in stock.
  9. No. Just how Sarge if full of it, as usual. Talking out of his arse and with NO first hand knowledge of what he's speculating on. His perception is the truth and it's not wonder it's so messed up. Want to talk about waste? People who complain about the government, yet use the infrastructure, assistance, etc that they provide.
  10. Ever see private construction companies doing roadway work? You'll notice similar. Yes, there is waste in government work, but there are inefficiencies everywhere.
  11. You were kidding, right? You know what you know, don't confuse you with the facts. And as you always do to others here, why aren't you answering EODK9's question? You're being WAY to polite here GL, but that's expected of someone who shows class and respect in their actions.
  12. How about S&B too? And Premier!
  13. He survived hell in the Battle of Okinawa and this happens!?!? Hoping they find these scum soon!
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    Stop and Frisk

    HUGE Yep, NYC should be a freaking model for the rest of the US to follow. Good one.
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    Dirty Dicks

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    Dirty Dicks

    Got one running about this already. http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/topic/139676-dicks-sporting-goods-is-back/
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    "Beer Can" or "Index"

    I prefer indexing as well. Same for both handguns and rifle mags. As mentioned before, personal preference. Just try and see what works for you. The only thing I advise newbies on are not to mix and match in the same type of mags. I've seen many times when people just stuff their mags in their pouches in both rounds forward and rearward directions. I usually catch it, but in the cases that I don't, it always leads to "interesting" reloads.
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    What would you do? * UPDATE* pg 3

    Very sorry to hear this! I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer and 3 of my very good friends lost one parent to pancreatic cancer as well! I HATE cancer! Wishing you the very best. I can only offer the following advice, that is to FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. As mentioned, get a second opinion. Look into ALL treatment options. Don't give up! Feel free to PM me with any questions that you may have and I'll try to answer as best as I can.
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    What is this?

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    What is this?

  21. Can you set up multiple targets? Do you have a shot timer?
  22. Yes! Excellent topic! I agree with what Jeff has to say about checking your work and not doing the scan and assess as a habit, but to really look and observe. The sign behind the shooter with further instructions is a great one! I'm not sure if from competition or other, we've had a number of students being quick to "unload and show clear" and holster. We've been trying to get them to not be so quick to holster and end the fight. Some of them are still relatively new to shooting and they become very fixated on the task of shooting and moving and it seems like they are just trying to get through that and then finish. I want to develop some drills that don't have a predetermined end or course of fire. One thing that I like to do is to have someone load up a mag with a random number of rounds so I don't know when to expect the reload. In a recent training session, we did a modified El Prez with one shot to three different targets Left to Right and then reload on empty and then followed up by two to each target, Right to Left (someone else's course of fire). After doing the drill a few times the scripted way, I noticed that a few had switched up the mags and had the full mag in first and the 3 round mag as the reload. They would do the emergency reload after shooting the three and then have only 4 on the subsequent string. They were so fixated on the drill sequence that they didn't notice that they had not run dry. So I adjusted subsequent runs where they were supposed to put two in each target and I would load their first mag with anywhere from 2-5, so they didn't know where the reload was going to come.
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    Loading an AR Mag for Home Defense

    Didn't get your hands on one of those new Magpul 40 rounders yet? Haven't seen any forum feedback on it.
  24. Don't think so. There are videos online that show how to do it. I don't use the supplied foam that came with my case. I would think that there are those who would offer the cut out as a service, but it would have to local to be practical.