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Shadow106 last won the day on June 3 2018

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  1. Shadow106

    The Armory is in mourning.

    G was always a welcome member at my end of the wire, whether private or in public. So sad. So sad.
  2. I received a phone call from my son today, a Border Patrolman deployed to the Mexican border at the moment.  He read me the advisory from D.C. stating that the new weapon for Homeland is the G26, G18, and the G47.  Pictures were included and the G47 is apparently a full-size 9mm, probably MOS and specifically engraved for the agencies involved. There was no discussion about anything to make the 47 unique internally, except that it is Gen 5.  The 19 and 47 will be carried by uniform personnel.  The contract is for 85 million dollars over ten years.  His unit received 500,000 rounds of 9mm just before the deployment.  The weapons will be rolled over ASAP according to the advisory.

     

    I raised him on Glocks, and when he joined the BP they were carrying Beretta 96's.  Then the HK USP Compact followed by the P2000.  Last year he was also issued a P2000SK for off duty and plain clothes.  All of these weapons were DAO so striker fired will be a new adventure for a lot of the troops.  He is pleased with the choice, and relieved that some other weapons were not chosen.  He says the current weapons will be destroyed rather then sold as police trade ins down the line.  ????  We'll see.

     

    Thought I'd share his info since "What the hell is a G47" will be heard a lot very soon, I would think.

     

     

  3. Shadow106

    Now I'm worried

    Thanks gang. IMHO, prayers for the agents are prayers for all of us in OUR country. Things are getting out of hand at the line.
  4. Shadow106

    Now I'm worried

    My son has been a Border Patrol agent since 1998. He's worked at Yuma, various locations in Arizona, Puerto Rico, Indio, California, N. Dakota, Florida, and now in Washighton state. At the moment he and his gang have been deployed to Yuma, Arizona for at least a month. He and his co-workers have been exposed to some pretty heavy duty action over the past 20+ years, and through it all he's managed to come through whatever in pretty good shape, physically and emotionally. His career has been interesting, successful beyond his expectations, but for the first time, his assignment has me worried. And I have no good reason to feel that way, other than my own experiences in states related to the border as a LEO. I'm keeping it to myself, but I am worried for him and his buds down there, Too many libertards telling them what to do without having a clue themselves. Last month, I gave him a Sig P229 Legion, and a new G45 Glock. They are going 9mm soon, and already have beaucoup ammo at his station. Just aren't sure what the new sidearm will be. He can't carry either of the pistols I gave him on duty, but he was raised with both types and is a great shot, so I would bet one of them will be come his off duty carry when they convert to the new stuff. Please keep the guys who work the border in mind. They seem to have targets on their vehicles and backs, just like all LEO's these days. They need our active, open support or they might not come home at end of shift. In their case, the line is green instead of blue.
  5. Shadow106

    Glock 2019 Annual

    Check out the article titled "Hollywood Glocks" on page 46 of the new Glock Annual magazine. Someone named Karen Hunter says that Don Johnson's character in Miami Vice "...consistently wielded a GLOCK pistol....." as the show mesmerized all of its viewers. I've seen most every episode of that show and actually lived down the street from where some of it was filmed in the Little Havana section of Miami, so I guess I was a fan. Never saw a Glock on the show. 1911 that was followed by a Bren 10, and finally an S&W 45 auto at the close of the series. The article is not exactly Glock Perfection I guess.
  6. Shadow106

    Lets talk a little "10mm" today!

    I managed to solve the ejection situation by selling the Tanfoglio to a CZ fan, and picking up an SR1911 in 10mm. Had my gunsmith angel do an action job to bring it up to level with my Colt Commander and it is really amazingly smooth. Even my GS remarked that it is very accurate and he is a hardcore 1911 fan who shoots extremely well. I am pleased with my new toy.
  7. Shadow106

    Lets talk a little "10mm" today!

    Well, I did some experimenting and some research, and ended up trading the Tanfoglio for a Springfield Micro Compact .45, which is now at my gunsmith because it put almost every round ejected in my face. Another story for another time. LOL Then I went out and figured out a way to fire a Delta and an SR1911 10mm. For the money, and due to great experience with four previous SR's in .45, I ended up with the SR1911. The Delta is excellent, but not at $250 more than the SR. I carry a Colt Commander as my EDC as a rule, so the platform feels much better than the Tanfoglio. And I like the overall cosmetic presentation of the pistol. Looks good and shoots better than I do, outta the box. When my gunsmith bud does the action, just like he did on my Colt, it will be a dream, no doubt. He is a wizard. I'll still carry my .45, and it will still be on the bedstead 'cause I don't want to shoot my neighbor's poodle two doors down the street (Not true!) if I have an intruder. But I'm looking forward to the 10mm now that I'm older and wiser (senile?). I hope it will fill the gap left from the two Bren's I ordered and never received years ago, and the Delta that I owned for three weeks and never got to shoot back in the early 90's. Same gap left by a real cutie that I met in college, but I can't tell ya that one. Thanks for your thoughts. You're a damned valuable asset in the gun stuff! Jerry
  8. Shadow106

    CC for RLEO's

    Where I'm located, a RLEO can get a special Carry Permit that is good for one year and costs $17.00/year. RLEO's can shoot with a number of local agencies to qualify for the HR218 card as well. All of which is initially issued based on ID from the officers agency that indicates he/she retired and has successfully shot the qualification course during the current 12 month period. The permit states that the bearer is retired LE as recognized by the agency issuing the cards, and entitled to carry a weapon concealed. OR......an individual may prove training, pay a fee and obtain a regular CC permit. This permit lasts for five years. Same privilege, in this state. Okay. Now the RLEO has the ID issued by his original agency. He now has another retired ID issued by the agency with whom he is qualifying for his HR218 credential, and the 218 card after successful qualification. HR218 says that carry in any state is now legal, but we all have heard that not all jurisdictions will honor the 218 ID. Which is not my point here. The third alternative where I'm located is to not have a CCL since it is not required within this state. But I'm talking about a situation where officers retire in state A, and now live in state B. After all that "qualifying" and all those ID's in the badge case, guess what? John Doe, who attended classes, filed for and obtained a CCL in this state, can walk into a local gun shop and buy a firearm without a NICS check. The RLEO, after all the "qualifying", cannot. For ten years I've carried with a permit. Not the RLEO retired card issued to other agency officers, but a regular permit. I've carried it next to my agencies retired badge and ID card, and I've been shooting for my 218 card for 9 of those ten years. I've bought firearms without the NICS check being done since I got my CCL. This year I switched to the RLEO permit, and in the process, my LGS asked ATF if the RLEO ID was recognized by ATF, and therefore exempt from a NICS check at time of purchase. The answer was no. What's the situation in your area. This seems a bit backwards to me, but then I'm probably just behind times. Or stupid. Take your pick.
  9. Shadow106

    Lets talk a little "10mm" today!

    Thanks for the good replies gang. Always good to know you are all out there to help. J.
  10. Shadow106

    I'm proud of her......

    Thanks for the comments gang. My part in this situation isn't the reason I posted this. HER part most definitely is, and it all boils down to.....how many of your local medics might be interested in this kind of coaching if YOU made it available? Once you get the ball rolling, your student could go on to more in depth training once you help at the beginning, if they want the permit or whatever. Her reason for doing this with me has struck me as a great recruiting tool to help our community grow, and possibly save lives. There's nothing as enthusiastic as a convert! J.
  11. I see that this site isn't real active, which surprises me a little 'cause the 10mm is becoming very popular in the circles I hang with up here in Boise. People carrying them for hunting or back packing in our area. I had a chance last year to pick up a 10mm Tanfoglio all steel pistol at a very good price, just to see if I liked the caliber before committing to a more expensive model. Or not. Well, I'm quite pleased with the results, and with the pistol actually, which I wasn't sure about. Its accurate, relatively easy to handle, and I've never had a pistol that throws brass that far away. LOL! Like, in the next county? But I'm a 1911 person and I'm kinda out there, wondering which 1911 10mm would be best for regular use. I obviously have gear that will accommodate the 1911 platform, but there are some basics I'm not sure about. Hope you can help? First of all, what is with this shooting .40 in a 10mm barreled pistol? Is it safe? What will that do to my pistol? 55 years of hand gunning has taught me about multiple calibers in wheel guns, but in a Pistol? Do most 1911 10mm pistols interchange parts with .45 1911's? Not the barrels, bushing, etc, but the pins, internals, guide rods, etc.? I'm looking at the SR1911 model after some really good reviews, and I've owned four different models of this gun in .45acp since they first came out. While my normal 1911 carry is a steel Colt Commander, the Delta is also in view, but Colt is doing some strange things lately, so I'm not sure I'd want a new model. I realize that I've asked a lot, but I hope I get some good intel from people with first hand experience with the 10mm round. Thanks in advance for your help. J.
  12. Shadow106

    I'm proud of her......

    A few months ago, a young lady who is a Phd educator, and who works as a full time EMT in our county, approached me and asked me if I would consider teaching her about handguns. Since she is actually my step-daughter in law, I said I would be happy to do so whenever she had the free time. But I was a little concerned because, while not being anti-gun for the most part, she is not a big fan of our choice to support the second amendment, especially after responding to a few gunshot incidents on her job. The day she came over, we sat at the kitchen table and I introduced her to SA/DA pistols, striker fired pistols, and talked to her about things like firearms safety, shot placement, what to expect in a defense scenario, and basically how guns and ammunition work. By the time we finished, four hours had passed and she was able to field strip a Glock, an HK P2000, and a 1911. We had no problems with the direction of the barrel on any gun she handled, and she was very good about "keep your finger off the damned trigger" protocol. The day we actually went out to shoot, she was nervous as a cat. She fired an HK VP9SK, and a Glock 19. Both 9mm of course. When she had the first mag in the HK and had jacked a round into the chamber, I thought she was going to have a seizure from shaking so hard. But she slowly brought the pistol to the target and fired the entire magazine slowly and methodically until the slide locked back. She looked at me and grinned, dropped the mag, and said that was "SO COOOOOL!" The shakes were gone. Before we were through, she had fired both pistols, but preferred the G19. She fired 5 mags total, and I was very pleased to see her group shrink down to about 6" at 15 yards before we finished. But that's not why I'm telling you this. The point here is her reason for asking for the training in the first place. The day we sat at the kitchen table, I asked her why she wanted to do this, knowing that guns in general were not her cup of tea. Her reply made me want to hug her to death on the spot, which I came pretty close to doing by the way. She said, "If I get called out to a shooting incident and a LEO is down, I may need to know how to handle his/her weapon in case a bad guy is still trying to kill him/her. I can't let my own fear of the gun cost the officer's life, and maybe my own." This young lady is definitely a part of our extended LE family, and I thought I'd share that with you. Cover your medic's six gang. He or she may one day be covering yours. J.
  13. Shadow106

    Bought a couple of old S&W revolvers.......

    Yeah, I remember those days when I had to layaway my first K model 'cause it was a whopping $125.00. I carried Pythons for years and I do NOT wish to discuss what they cost back then. As for posting photos, I haven't ever put up a lot, but I remember that it was a PITB to do. Other sites, we just picked 'em, hit the key, and there they were. Never quite got that but it was the only way. Maybe still is 'cause the prompt that taught how to do it appears to have been deleted, whenever. If you really want the photo, of all three revolvers, email me at cros106@hotmail.com J.
  14. Shadow106

    Bought a couple of old S&W revolvers.......

    $1200 for both at a local pawn shop. That was out the door. I'm learning that I mighta done good according to some forum guys. Ret, its been a long time since I put up a photo in here. How do I do that? J.
  15. A few weeks back, I bought two S&W revolvers. Probably reverting back to my youth (which I squandered on women and handguns). One is a Model 29-6 with a full underlug 6" barrel and a unfluted cylinder. The gun was built in March of 1992 per S&W, but the grabber is, it does NOT say "Classic" on the barrel. S&W referred me to the S&W Historical Society but I haven't gotten a response so far. The second is a Model 586 (no dash) , 6", no pin, no recess, which S&W says was built in January of 1984. Both revolvers are in top condition (about 90% at least), have never been refinished as far as I can tell, and are drop dead gorgeous. The 586 is, or course, a joy to shoot, but I haven't fired the 29 yet. If anyone has any knowledge of either gun, I'd appreciate hearing your input. I love these guns that come from my early years of hand gunning, and even carry a 686 3" CCW occasionally. But I've still got the rest of the stash, and I'm still giving them to my kids so they don't have a shoot out over who gets what when I kick it. Hope everyone is doing great. Jerry
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