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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good morning and FIRST!!!!!!

I always enjoy reading the comments on guns-thanks, guys.

Got some yard work done yesterday-this morning is church, grocery shopping, and other odds and ends around the house.

Other than that, I got nuthin’

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Not quite sure what to make of this headline at AoS:

Gerbils: ABC Edits Juror B29 to Say She Thinks Zimmerman Got Away With Murder… But She Didn’t

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

It was the ‘gerbil’ part of the headline that caught my attention….

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day, GN!
Hiya, Sven!

Other than that, I got nuthin’. Kawfee not working this morning; maybe it’s defective.

Need moar civets??

X_LA_Native
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8 years ago

Well, you know the Alphabet Networks, what do they care about truthiness?

Mac,
I’m sorry to hear about your MiL. On the other hand, for someone who’s set the standard you spoke of -- I can imagine she can’t abide being helpless. I’m sure her daughter’s feel exactly that right now.
{{{{BIG hugs}}}} for both you and Elena. And prayers for the whole family.

Cats and vomit -- been there, done that. Getting through to someone who’s strong-willed and -minded? Persistence, persistence, persistence.

Oy, what a week. Had a friend come into town from CA looking for property out here. Poor girl’s eyes were spinning by Thursday night -- and don’t Mr. X and I know THAT particular sense of overload. PLUS, trying to keep straight what you saw, where you saw it. what its good points were and bad points…

She took Mr. X with her the second day -- hell, he’s better than the city inspector -- and they came back exhausted.

She didn’t find anything “right” this time around, and both she and her husband be back the first week of September for a week -- I think that’ll yield better results.
::fingers crossed::
They want out, so very badly.

My days were just pedal-to-the-metal trying to get ready for production week. This week is just going to be even harder and faster.
::sigh::

Now…about guns. I’m gonna say DON’T BUY a Taurus. The Taurus PT140 I’m currently carrying (because it’s small and can fit in my purse), but if y’all will recall, we had to send that one back after the first 30 rounds because the mags kept falling out.

Mr. X bought a Taurus snub-nosed .38 special revolver the week before last, and we tried it out this past Friday after finally finding ammo that wasn’t hollow point.

It’s currently boxed and wrapped for shipment back to Taurus because it misfires. Could be the ammo, could be a too short firing pin, whatever, but shooting it double-action, it’d fail on some rounds. Go to single action and it’d fire the same round that already had a firing pin mark on it.
Me no likey.

BUT, I was actually kinda surprised at how well I did from 20′ with it (groupings a little larger than a softball).

IF I were to buy another handgun, not only am I going to stay within the eight freakin’ calibers we currently own, I think I’d stay with Sig, Glock, or some other well-regarded manufacturer.

While Taurus has a little less “love it or hate it” than the Glock, Taurus has left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths including mine.
The PT140 has been flawless since we got it back, and that’s why it’s in my purse, but…

And…we’re off to look at a couple of properties for my friends. But before I go, coffee anyone?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, TeX!!!11!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, TeX, Sven, and Fatwa!
Thanks for the coffee, TeX!
I concur re Taurus. A friend bought a Taurus 1911 clone at the same time I bought my Springfield 1911 and had just enough problems with it that he could never trust it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Paddy!

Taurus problems duly noted.

The S&W 438 has been “unavailable” per their website and the few I’ve seen for sale new or used have been a bit pricy. (I’m guessing that the current lack of availability is due to S&W being backordered up teh wazoo.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Mac --

Appreciate the above info. (And the nod to Scorpio / Dirty Harry.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Thanks Mac; I’d prefer the 438 from a cosmetic standpoint but recall you’ve previously mentioned how pleased you were with the 638. At this point, I’d settle for either…or the Ruger LCR .38.

Next time I go to Trader Joe’s, I will be very close to a gun shop JtB recommended to me a couple of years ago and will stop-in there. Given John’s recommendation, I suspect their customer service is significantly better than the shop closest to me. (Which at least has cheap range time; I’m gonna need it, as I’m planning on putting 1K rounds though whatever revolver I purchase just to “get comfy”. Probably in 50 round increments, as -- based on firing the Ruger -- that’s all I think I could handle in one session.)

And while I’ll probably wait a bit to acquire a laser grip (both due to economics as well as a desire to become more proficient with just the sights), you, Best Man and a couple of other folks have convinced me that a laser on a small frame revolver is not as silly as I’d originally thought.

(I also appreciate that Best Man is a jazz pianist who’s shared some specific hints re avoiding potential injuries in that regard. He generally carries a S&W 340PD with Crimson Trace grips, which I love but can’t justify the expenditure. Plus, I think the slight extra mass of a 438 or 638 would benefit me.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Cheers.

I am painfully aware that -- to quote Harper quoting Heinlein -- “I am but an egg”.

While I’d like to have the single/double action option afforded by the S&Ws, that’s not a deal-breaker viz. the Ruger.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

If you got ten minutes or so….

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I saw excerpts of that the other day. It looks like square miles of ruins.