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Police Misconduct Tracking Site

This Site Contains Some Scary Info

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  This is a site that keeps tabs on Police misconduct across our nation.  Recommended link for today:

http://www.policemisconduct.net/

No, I am definitely NOT anti-police officer in any way.  I am, however, against the misuse of force by public servants who are paid by our tax dollars to “serve and protect” our rights as citizens.

I have a great deal of respect for all the good police officers out there doing their jobs properly and professionally.  In their profession, as in all professions, there are some bad apples.  This site tells us about those bad apples.  Please do not misconstrue this as being a post against the average Officer — IT IS NOT!  

All that said, I DO think citizens need to be aware of some of the “militarization” of many SWAT teams, and/or police departments in general, and realize that they do sometimes make errors.  Some are even intentional misconduct, and hopefully those are dealt with swiftly and forcefully by their superiors.  But, some slip through the cracks, just like in any other profession where there are inevitably a few scumbags to make everyone look bad.  The above link highlights the scumbags, not the average police officer, who is generally professional, courteous, helpful, and who has the public’s best interests in mind!

To reload or not to reload….

Okies, let’s get right down to business.  I currently have a .40S&W, and am buying about $150/month on factory ammo…

I’m going to purchase a 9mm for NRA competition type shooting.  Have NO idea as to the power factor requirements for that, or if I should approach the low end or the “hot” end for competition.

Thinking about getting either an RCSB or DILLON PRECiSION single stage press (I do NOT want a progressive because I will want TOTAL control of powder measure and everything else).  I pretty much realize that in the long run reloading will be cheaper for me given that I’ll be a high volume shooter.

Also, I shoot VERY long range with a .308.  So I would indeed like to work up an optimal load for that.  Match grade ammo is the only ammo I find remotely acceptable off-the-shelf, so now we’re talking about two pistol calibers and one rifle, and that’s a minimum at this point, because I intend to purchase a few more “range toys” lol.

Question is this:  RCSB or DILLON??  

My most recent advice, from a guy that does 500-800 yard prairie dog shooting, is DILLON, but that’s rifle, while I’m talking about precision loading 9mm on a VERY regular basis.  

Anyone have recommendations?  

Also, I know I need the press and die sets for each caliber, but can anyone give me a recommended (with brand) list of the other stuff for PRECISION, round by round, to the 1/100 gr (or smaller tolerance) for 9mm pistol reloading?  What’s the best powder scale?  Who makes the best bullets?  Who makes the best powder?  Used to be Hodgon(sp?), but are there others that are any better?  What about all the other stuff?

ALL INPUT IS WELCOME ON THIS!!  (That includes advice, not just comments).

Thanks a ton!

~S~

Match Grade .40 S&W Ammunition?

What do you think is the very best match grade ammo for .40 S&W?

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January 26, 2014.  0511HRS:

Recently, I have been using Winchester FN FMJ, 165gr ammunition in my Glock 27 for target shooting practice.  It does well, but I have to wonder if there is some true, match grade ammo out there in .40 S&W that I just haven’t seen yet?  

Any suggestions?  What would YOU use for competition ammo?  NO RELOAD information please.  I do not reload, and do not intend to reload for competition stuff.  Maybe I should?  What do YOU think?

Would like input from people who actually use a .40 Pistol…

If you look at my shooting log page, you will see the sort of results I am currently getting.  Granted, some of that has to do with me, some of it with the small frame of my G27 (muzzle jump) that has not yet been modified.  And it isn’t my eyes.  I see quite well with my glasses on, and use the “Over the Eyeglasses,” clear safety glasses when I shoot.  

I’ve been firing between 104-200 rounds a week for practice, and shooting at different distances, as well as shooting one handed (strong and weak side), and of course two handed.

I have a HUGE wish-list at the GlockStore of accurizing parts, and hopefully the modifications I intend to do will be of help.  I think they will.  I’m going to put a Lone Wolf threaded barrel and compensator on, as well as a 3.5lb trigger connector, a titanium striker, and a titanium plunger.  Also going to do the heavy, competition type magwells to give the gun a little more weight and potentially a more firm and steady grip.  Also going to put the heaviest recoil spring they make on the thing!

Regardless of those factors, I want to be sure my ammo is the best I can purchase for competition purposes. I need to be shooting 2-4 inch groups at 50 yards, and right now I’m shooting closer to 5 inch groups at 40 feet…..so “I” need some work, and I want to ensure the pistol is tuned up as well as I can get it .  I really believe the longer, threaded/compensated barrel will make a huge difference, as well as a decreased trigger pull weight and some other mods.  

Guess what I’m trying to say is that I do NOT want my pistol OR my ammo to be limiting factors in my accuracy.  The ONLY factor I want to have to deal with is ME.  I mean, I want the pistol to have the capability to shoot better than I am able to shoot.  Don’t want equipment or ammo issues holding ME back!

Any and all input on this matter is very welcome!

Thanks and have a blessed Day!

~S~

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I recant my previous Welcoming of Anti-Gun Dialogue

Anti-Gun Crowd is FULL of (Black)Racists and Idiots

After a few months of looking at sites like:   http://www.theobamacrat.com , and others, I have determined that I can safely say there is just no room for dialogue with the Anti-Gun Activists.  THEY do NOT want to talk about compromise at all.  They just want to talk, be heard, and for the government to follow their ideals in passing even more restrictions on guns and gun ownership, as well as concealed-carry laws.

Trust me, I’ve done plenty of research, and I have yet to find ONE anti-gun person or group on the Web that has any interest in talking sensibly about gun laws.  They just do NOT want to hear from anyone who even slightly opposes their views.  And my oh my, if you tell them you are an NRA member (like me and probably most of those reading this), they completely shut off their ears.

So, because of this bad experience with all the anti-gun people I have encountered during intense research over the past six weeks+, I have deleted a post in which I made a suggestion regarding a few modifications to our current gun laws.

I sincerely regret trying to talk with these people.  They are close-minded, rude, sometimes racist against white guys like me, and immovable in their overly staunch views.  Therefore, I will no longer attempt to have a conversation with anyone who is anti-gun.  I will “moderate out” any posts by such people, especially “JB” from The Obamacrat, who clearly called me a fascist, racist, etc., and went so far as to tell me to “go suck a ……”

I’ve been courteous, gracious, and nothing but classy to ALL who have been to this site.  NO MORE.

Anti-gunners are nothing but would be socialists who would have no problem living in a United States where ONLY the Police and Military have guns.  Long, long ago, I recall reading in an “American Rifleman” magazine that, “A state in which only the Police have guns, is a Police State.”

That’s not the Proud Gun Heritage of which I am a part, and it is certainly not the type of society we Americans want!

I am so very sorry about the people who have unnecessarily lost their lives to gun violence.  However, that is why I carry mine…I refuse to be a victim.  No, I’m not looking for a reason to shoot or kill someone else.  That is FAR from the mindset I have. I will be damned if I forsake my roots or give up my guns for these people, and leave myself and my family unprotected.  And we would be unprotected.  I assure you that I, and many, many people like me, are able to respond to the threat of lethal force MUCH faster than even the best Police Officer can be dispatched and save our collective rumps.

SUMMARY:  I do not wish to give up ANY of my current gun rights.  I do, however, wish the laws to be loosened more than a little so that I can enjoy MORE gun rights.  I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops just to prove to the world that I’m an honest American citizen.  My driver’s license, and a background check should be suffiicient to purchase any gun I wish.  NO MORE GUN LAWS!  We have ENOUGH!

I’m personally sorry for the school, theater, and other mass killing victims and their families, but damn it, I did not do it!  In most cases, the idiots who perpetrate such crimes got their guns from other idiots who either just flat let them have the gun(s), or from other idiots who didn’t store them properly so as to prevent psychopaths from getting to them.

As a retired soldier, and as a law-abiding citizen, I should not be punished for the acts of idiots.  Punish the dang idiots who commit the crimes, and the people who were complicit in allowing their guns to be used for such crimes.   “I ain’t the One!”

Further, it is my opinion that any citizen, in any state in the country, who can pass a background check and an NRA approved pistol class, should be licensed to carry a concealed weapon (pistol/revolver), and that license should be valid in EVERY STATE IN AMERICA.  PERIOD.

As for me, I am disabled  and my pistol is my ONLY protection against physical violence.  Are you Anti-Gun people going to tell me I just have to take a bullet because concealed carry is not my right?  I’ve got just two words for ya all:  BITE ME!

In addition, shooting sports should be part of High School requirements in the USA. Every person over the age of twelve should be trained in the use of shotgun, rifle, and pistol — of course by qualified “teachers,” such as NRA qualified instructors.  Have you Anti-Gunners ever seen the people in the Olympics doing their rifle shooting?  Shooting IS a sport.  Will you outlaw footballs next?  Or better yet, basketballs?  No one seems to take issue with NBA players making MILLIONS for playing a game, yet they have an issue with me PAYING to participate in MY sport of choice?  Please.

Upon graduation, and upon attaining the age of eighteen, those who successfully complete their course requirements should be eligible to apply for a concealed carry license.  At 17, I was enlisted in the USAFR, and could be called up to use a firearm, but you’re going to tell me that while I was 18 in the military that I should not have had the right to purchase a handgun?  That is ludicrous!

I’m only 44 years old, and I recall looking at rifles and shotguns in the “Sears” catalog.  I didn’t buy one and go kill others at random.  Neither did anyone I knew at that young age.  As a matter of fact, all the local hardware stores, “Murphy Marts,” Sears, etc., sold guns.  Why not?  Guns ARE tools.  WE use them for hunting (food, you know), for target shooting, and myriad other events that are awesomely fun in which to participate.

The problem is DEFINITELY NOT THE GUNS.  The real problem is our society’s lack of ability to properly care for and raise children.  Families are almost forced to have two working parents in our country now just to have a house, maybe a good car and maybe a “beater”, and to get by at the grocery store.  Maybe we should legislate parenting?  Perhaps there needs to be a change deeper in our ethics and morals?  Perhaps ALL adults should ensure ALL firearms in the home are NOT accessible to our kids?  Ya think?

As for those who succeed in unnecessarily (i.e., not self-defense) killing another with a gun, make it a mandatory, MINIMUM twenty-five year federal prison sentence!  If a citizen over age 18 (or who is to be tried as an adult), is violent enough to kill innocent children or others, then send them up to the Federal Prisons with the big boys, and we’ll see how their silly selves fare then.  Heck, for that matter, if someone shoots and kills another “just for the heck of it” (research gang violence if you are clueless here) vs. self-defense, make it a death sentence!  I am sure that as a CCW holder that I will never kill without it being a “kill or BE killed situation,” and am willing to make sure I can prove a case of self-defense.  Personally, as a gun owner and an NRA member, I value human life.  It is sacred, and I am a man of honor, integrity, and morals…an upright, law abiding citizen, etc., etc., etc., and the very LAST thing I EVER wish to do is to shoot another human being.  I would much prefer to punch holes in paper with my pistol during a competition, than to hurt or kill another person.

There are MANY like me. We will NOT be silenced!

That’s all I have to say right now.

Good evening.  May God be with you, and His blessings be upon you.

~S~

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Christians Who Own/Use/Carry Guns…

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How do we, as Christians, reconcile our support of the Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms??

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Jesus taught forgiveness, turning the other cheek, etc.   The Bible says in at least two places I’m aware of:  “Be angry but sin not.”

How do we, Christians who own guns and carry them (legally with a CCW license), reconcile possibly having to kill someone in our own defense, or in defense of our families, with the teachings of Jesus?

One thing that comes to mind is the “turn the other cheek” passage.  Fact is, in that day and age, it was considered “not manly” to strike someone with your left hand.  So, if a Christian was struck by a Roman, and then turned their other cheek to him, so that if there was another slap that had to be left handed, it would be an insult to the Roman himself, and this was a way of civil disobedience, not Jesus telling us to let people just do as they will to us!  (Attention JB: Do you know who Martin Luther King, Jr. was?  He preached civil disobedience, like Jesus did).  Feel free to research that for yourself if you like, but trust me, I do know what I am talking about in this case 🙂 LOL

But really, WHAT IF?  

What if we have to shoot someone?  

What if they die as a result?  Is that murder?  Not by the law of the land it isn’t.  Is it therefore not a sin?  If it is a sin, would YOU commit it to save yourself or your family?

How does that mesh with the teachings in the Bible?

Please comment and tell me what you think about this!

God Bless and be With You ALL 🙂

~S~

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Explaining The Obvious To The NRA: Fewer Guns Mean Fewer Gun Homicides

This “study” is ridiculously biased IMO. Will post a “Reply” to point some stuff out on this article that is so thin one could breathe wrong and rip a hole right through such a “paper” article….

THIS IS THE ARTICLE referred to in this WordPress Blog

The NRA Hates American Values: Observe Their Behavior

The NRA Hates American Values: Observe Their Behavior.

 

I replied to this one…it’s at least a well written piece of anti-gun bulls***. LOL.  The writer does make a few good points, but IMO, is not very knowledgeable about guns at all, and that is precisely the type of person that is dangerous to our right to keep and bear.  They just don’t know WTH they are talking about when it comes to banning particular weapons, or magazines, or accessories, or (x) other stuff.

This is why they NEED to talk to US, and WE to THEM!

However, in my brief 11 days of blogging, I’ve yet to find an anti-gunner that wants to have a civil convo with me.

Whatever.  Let them keep their heads in the sand while their rumps do their talking for them, as per their instructions by their particular organizations or government reps.

 

Peace Out ya all!

Blessings!

~S~

Oh my goodness…I just flat do not like it when people have closed minds on anything!

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I’m a member. So what? You may be a member of an organization as well. ALL organizations have “bad apples,” or flaws here and there, some more than others. That is just life the way it is.

I have been doing my best to review the “anti-gun” blogs and sites and info and everything related to THAT cause. Yet, when I comment, I seem to always get “moderated to the trash bin,” even though I am respectful and try to be as logical and constructive as possible.

Well, in today’s case, I am PISSED THE HECK OFF! That should really be the post title I suppose, but then no one would have read it this far I don’t think…

The people who are soooo against guns are soooo rude! I just can not tolerate rude behavior like I have seen on some of their blogs/sites towards people that simply have a different viewpoint than do they! This is totally NUTS!

But, wait a minute, apparently I am considered a “Gun Nut” because I think we can have guns AND decrease violence with guns simultaneously with just a bit of cooperative effort. And that makes me a “Gun Nut?” WTH?

So, all that having been said, I will proceed to say it simply, as it is, in short words that such people can understand:

  1. I am a gun owner
  2. I believe in the Second Amendment RIGHT of the PEOPLE to keep and bear
  3. Militia and Armed Forces are two very different things
  4. I am a CCW licensee, and yes, I carry a GLOCK .40 S&W about everywhere that it is legal to do so (I never drink if I’m carrying either BTW)
  5. I am also a retired war veteran, and I know how to use my .40 if necessary, and I know the difference between necessary and not necessary.
  6. I am a peaceful person and do NOT WANT to shoot anyone.  It’s a friggin last resort in the case that my life, or the life of one of my family is in IMMINENT danger
  7. Criminals kill indiscriminately if you hadn’t noticed.  Watch some TV documentaries about gangs in LA and elsewhere would ya?
  8. Just because I belong to the NRA does not make me a “gun nut”….it makes me well informed of the legislative efforts that may negatively impact my rights, and helps ensure that those rights remain intact.
  9. I will walk away, run away, drive away, or attempt to dissipate a situation before ever even considering showing my gun, much less using it
  10. IF I MUST USE MY PISTOL, then whoever is around should call the ambulance and then the police, in that order, because a nasty criminal will be leaking blood like a sieve.

Now, that’s just the way it is with ME.  YOU do as you please, but stay the hell out of my rights and out of my personal decisions and business if you are not open to mutually respectful dialogue.

I will discuss anything with anyone, but will not be called names or walked over because I own a gun.  (Damn it)

Finally, this IS MY Blog after all, and if you are so narrow minded as to espouse your views without considering mine in return for my time and attention to yours, then to hell with  you and your post.

Ok, that’s it for this one I reckon.  Don’t want to look like a “Gun Nut” …..

**************************************Finally, I apologize sincerely if this post offends anyone.  Sorry, I like my freedom of speech too!  Guess that makes me a “speech nut” eh?*****

Ok, what’s the CCW Law in Ohio?

 

Know the Law!

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Concealed-Carry

This is where you will find all the Ohio State Attorney General information concerning the carrying of a concealed weapon in Ohio.

You ARE NOT permitted to carry without completing a course, and applying for, paying for, and obtaining a license from either YOUR county’s Sheriff’s Department, OR an adjacent County’s Sheriff’s Department!   

At the above site, there is a link to find CCW instructors.   In Dayton, there are many, and I am in process of obtaining a comprehensive list.  At this point, I recommend you go to the class that I attended, that is led by NRA certified Instructors, as required by law:

The Miami Armory,  8945 Kingsridge Dr., Dayton, OH  45458   —   Phone:  (937) 660-3554

These guys are very knowledgeable, have a good selection of firearms (Mostly rifle and pistol last I was there), they have good prices, and are very professional and helpful.

Be advised, this is NOT an advertisement, just a solid recommendation.  Go wherever you want, just be sure it is led by NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructors.

The other places that I can think of off the top of my head would be:   “GunSport” in Centerville, OH, and possibly, “Springboro Shooting Sports”, Main Street, Springboro, OH.   I’ll get the actual and complete information posted here ASAP, but if you are in a hurry just use a search engine to find these places.

Again, be advised, it is REQUIRED that you have a CCW license to carry a concealed firearm in Ohio. Doing so without a permit IS A FELONY!  SO DON’T DO IT!

Also be advised, convicted felons are not permitted to purchase handguns (for certain….not sure about “long guns”, but that info would be at the Attorney General site as well I think).

OK, now that the basic info is out of the way, let’s talk about WHY AND HOW one should carry a concealed handgun in Dayton, Ohio.

First and foremost, CCW is simply for self-defense.  Now, that does not mean that you can pull your weapon and shoot someone just because you are in a heated argument or insanely mad at them.  One must be be able to articulate how one was in fear for their life, or severe bodily harm before pulling or using that handgun.  Now, that is not the actual language of the law.  These are my words, and you should not take them as being law.  Go to the Attorney General Site, READ the law, and then take the CCW class from an NRA certified instructor.  I am paraphrasing here — be it known that I am not an attorney or legal representative of any sort, and you should consult such a person with questions regarding acceptable use of your properly licensed concealed weapon.

Now that we have that out of the way, let us discuss some common sense “CCW” logic:

  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.  This is a good practice whether you carry or not.Do not take the attitude that, “I’m armed so I can go and do whatever the hell I want!”  That sort of attitude would almost indubitably land your butt in prison.  So just be calm, cool, and collected
  • REMEMBER, your primary weapon is your BRAIN!  Use it!  Don’t go places you do not belong, especially at night.
  • Do not walk through strange neighborhoods, especially at night.
  • Secure your home with the proper locks & such.
  • Keep your car locked at all times, and when you leave it parked somewhere, ensure that all valuables are well hidden or, preferably, in the trunk.
  • Remember that when you are legally carrying a concealed firearm, your firearm MUST be holstered at all times, whether on your person, or in your vehicle.  Unholstered firearms are very susceptible to accidental discharge, thereby endangering YOU  AND INNOCENT BYSTANDERS.
  • Use a proper holster, and proper clothing to conceal your weapon.  It’s “Concealed” Carry, NOT “Open” Carry!  So keep that puppy well hidden.  The fewer people that know you are actually armed, the better.  That may sound odd to you, but trust me, it is like the person who picks a fight with the biggest guy in a bar to prove himself.  Do not be, or try to be “the biggest guy”  and attract that sort of negative attention.
    • By the way, as far as bars go, just don’t drink and carry concealed at the same time.  For one, I’m pretty sure it is illegal.  Secondly, alcohol loosens your inhibitions, and can make you way too quick to show or use your weapon in an unacceptable manner.  My personal rule of thumb is, if I have my sidearm on me, then I do NOT drink at all, anytime, anywhere.  Again, READ and KNOW the law at the Attorney General site for specifics on where you are, and are not allowed to carry.  Period.

These are just some tidbits of my own personal advice.  Again, I am not a lawyer or legal type person, and this is not legal advice.  It is MY common sense advice.  I have been carrying concealed for over fourteen months, and I have yet to be in a situation wherein it was necessary for me to even show my weapon, much less, use it!

Oh, one more little tidbit before I sign out for the evening:

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ENTRANCE DOORS TO THE BUSINESSES YOU FREQUENT, AND WATCH FOR THE NO CARRY SIGNS!  CARRYING IN A FACILITY WHERE SUCH A SIGN IS POSTED IS A FELONY OFFENSE, AND WILL COST YOU YOUR CARRY RIGHTS FOR LIFE.  FOR THAT MATTER, SO WILL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS.  READ, AND RE-READ THE LAW AT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SITE.  LEARN IT.  KNOW IT.  LIVE BY IT.  YOU DO NOT WANT TO LAND YOURSELF IN PRISON FOR A STUPID, PREVENTABLE MISTAKE.  Here is a picture of that sign:

Concealed_Carry_Sign

Thanks for your time and attention to this post, and have a great night!

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