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I'm Dreaming of A Second Amendment Christmas
Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2010 | Mike Adams

Posted on 11/23/2010 6:16:52 AM PST by Kaslin

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a column offering firearm recommendations. Some of my readers are getting so mad and whining so badly they sound like unarmed liberals. So I’ve written today’s column in an effort to appease them. Actually, I’ve written today’s column in order to fire off a few hints at those who intend to buy me Christmas presents. The following are presented in no particular order of importance:

1. Ruger Mark III Hunter (22 Long Rifle). My Ruger Mark II was the most reliable and accurate pistol I have ever owned. After thousands of rounds at the range I passed it on to my nephew. I am replacing it with this new Ruger Mark III. With a barrel nearly seven inches long this will make an excellent varmint hunting pistol. The cocobolo grips have a nice feel – better than the plastic grips on my previous model. I doubt I’ll be giving this one away any time soon. But I may be able to give away some coon skin caps after I take this one out in the woods a few times.

2. Smith and Wesson Model 629 (44 Magnum). I could have used this weapon last summer when I had an unanticipated encounter or two with some black bears in Colorado. There is a temptation to go with a longer barrel for greater accuracy. But with anything longer than five inches it gets harder to find a good holster – not to mention harder to balance while shooting. In addition to bear stopping, this also makes for a good home defense weapon when loaded with the more tame and controllable 44 Special rounds.

3. Remington 870 Tactical (12 Gauge). This shotgun will be a nice replacement for the old 870 Express HD I just gave to a friend. The seven shot tube will allow me to offer two rounds of number 6 birdshot to an intruder before I release five rounds of double-ought buckshot. I can release seven shots pretty quickly so I’m pleased this one has a compensated barrel.

4. Remington 1100 Tactical 4 (12 Gauge). I had a very difficult time choosing between this gun and the Model 870. Fortunately, as I was mulling the decision, the song “Free Will” by Rush (one of my favorite bands, by the way) came on the radio. One line of the song says “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” So I chose not to decide between the 870 and the 1100. I chose to get them both.

5. Ruger 10/22 Jacaranda laminate (22 Long Rifle). Sometimes I like to buy a gun just because it’s pretty. This one is no exception. I once had a guitar that was made out of this wood. But the guitar couldn’t kill the possums that get into my bird feeders. This one should get the job done. After picking one up and handling it at Bass Pro Shop I knew it felt too good to be kept off this year’s Christmas list.

6. Smith and Wesson M&P .357 Sig. I’m really getting sick and tired of all my friends telling me that their new Smith pistols are better than my Glocks and Sigs. So I’ve decided to buy one in order to get them to shut up. I’m also sick and tired of the whining noise coming late at night from that pack of coyotes that lives in my neighborhood. Actually, they live back in the woods near the inter-coastal waterway. So I’m going to get this full sized Smith M&P before I head out to silence those coyotes. I may not need all fifteen rounds to get the job done but, hey, better safe than sorry.

I’m already anticipating a lot of hate mail from my friends at PETA. But, don’t worry guys, I promise to send you pictures of everything I kill with my new Christmas presents. I may not eat those coyotes or make a coyote fur coat. But at least I’ll be feeding the turkey vultures – unless I get a wild hair and kill some of them, too (just kidding, Ingrid Newkirk.).

I’m also anticipating a lot of not-quite-hate mail from those who think my firearm choices were less than stellar. But I don’t mind those. Just send an email and tell me what you would have chosen instead. There are so many more Christmas lists to come. And so many more animal rights activists to irritate.


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1 posted on 11/23/2010 6:16:54 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: bayouranger; BenKenobi; Biggirl; Blue Collar Christian; Constitutionalist Conservative; ...

Mike Adams Column


Please Freepmail me if you want to be added, or removed from the ping list

2 posted on 11/23/2010 6:18:53 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

That list is missing something in 5.56.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 6:24:12 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Kaslin

Wisconsin is in line for Second Amendment New Year, with the swearing in of a republican governor and a republican led legislature. And Gov.-elect Scott Walker promised to sign the repeal of the ban on CCW and the legislature will comply making it so.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 6:25:37 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Kaslin

Top of my Christmas list: ammunition!


5 posted on 11/23/2010 6:29:32 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just say NO to Janetal patdowns.)
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To: Kaslin

While we’re talking wish lists, I’d love to see a Mike Adams commentary on the TSA.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 6:31:24 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just say NO to Janetal patdowns.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“You’ll shoot your eye out kid.”


7 posted on 11/23/2010 6:35:21 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Kaslin

thanks Kaslin...irritatin the bunny huggers is a great passtime...


8 posted on 11/23/2010 7:00:14 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Kaslin
This year mine was a Second Amendment Birthday:

Less than 24 oz with an unloaded clip.
Overall length 6.42"
Overall height 4.61"
Overall width 1.28"
Barrel length 3.27"

HK P2000SK .40 S&W in a Crossbreed SuperTuck ... I forget it's there.

9 posted on 11/23/2010 7:06:38 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Kaslin

When you decide which gun to get, come to South Carolina to buy it. We have sales tax free gun purchases on black Friday.


10 posted on 11/23/2010 7:06:38 AM PST by Visceral (The more I learn, the less I know)
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To: Kaslin

My kids are both getting firearms for Christmas this year. My 10YO son is getting his own .22 rifle and my almost 20YO daughter is getting a .38.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 7:32:14 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Kaslin
Already made my 2nd Amendment Christmas purchase (XDM 3.8 9mm).

Dear Santa,

Ammo, please!

ItsForTheChildren


12 posted on 11/23/2010 7:32:47 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Kaslin
Well since ALL of us tend to go out an buy the latest gun on the market and thenSELL it Privately a year or two later (and stacking up those 4473’s)

Maybe it's time that we think about buying a second copy of some our favorite guns – cause you never know when you may find yourself on a tipping rowboat on a really deep lake...

13 posted on 11/23/2010 7:34:27 AM PST by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: Kaslin; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...

My daughter is getting one of these for this Christmas.
With the cute little scope they make for it, too.

14 posted on 11/23/2010 7:39:27 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: snowrip

My Christmas gift is on backorder. A brand spanking new Keltec PMR 30 semi auto .22 mag with a 30 round clip. You heard me, 30 rounds and its very lightweight. Just over 19 oz’s fully loaded.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 7:40:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Kaslin
Well Mike Glocks do suck.
16 posted on 11/23/2010 7:41:31 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Kaslin

A rather uninspired list.


17 posted on 11/23/2010 7:44:34 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Clip??

;)


18 posted on 11/23/2010 7:55:55 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep no Colt 1911, I must admit I have tried about all there is including the SW 500 mag, I will keep my 1911s in 45 acp of course.
I also have a new favourite a Taurus in 45 Colt yep a five shot wheel gun that old round will fool you in a light gun sure surprised me lol.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 7:57:22 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Kaslin
.357 Sig? Er... Why?

10mm. Accept no substitutes.

20 posted on 11/23/2010 7:58:28 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Joe Brower
Our Grandaughter wants one of Remington's new Pink Camo 870's with a plate on it saying, "Shoot like a girl, if you can!"

She bagged a 19 pound wild Turkey this spring with her standard youth 870 twenty gauge.


21 posted on 11/23/2010 7:59:58 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Dead Corpse
"357 Sig? Er... Why?"

10mm. Accept no substitutes.

The Sig fits some people better than the 10mm. Better to have a gun that fits your frame than one you cannot shoot accurately.

22 posted on 11/23/2010 8:24:23 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: tx_eggman
My birthday present from me to me!

Caliper: .45ACP.
Overall length: 7.6"
Overall height: 5.5"
Overall width: 1.5"
Barrel length: 3.9"
Sights: Adjustable Combat Night Sights
Weight with Mag: 30.4 oz
Mag Capacity: 8 Rounds

Sig Sauer P220 .45 ACP Carry Elite Dark.

For Christmas, I will get a Crimson Trace Lasergrip.

23 posted on 11/23/2010 8:25:16 AM PST by FtrPilot
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To: Joe Brower

My Daughter wants that exact rifle. Kudos...


24 posted on 11/23/2010 8:27:22 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Kaslin
Right now, I'm more into a “survival” mindset with regards to firearm purchases and what I'm lacking are good .22s.

I'd like a couple of Taurus 9 shot .22LR revolvers, and a couple of Ruger 10/22’s. That, and at least 2K rounds of ammo.

Of course I have to have the money and right now I'm so broke, I can't even pay attention. LOL!

25 posted on 11/23/2010 8:37:44 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Joe Brower

My oldest granddaughter (11) has that rifle in a blue finish, her younger sister (9) has one in SS with a purple laminate stock. Their brother turned 7 this year, and will (As his sisters did before him) shoot a black plastic stock version before he gets one of his own.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 8:42:34 AM PST by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: Kaslin
"... The seven shot tube will allow me to offer two rounds of number 6 birdshot to an intruder before I release five rounds of double-ought buckshot."

I don't understand the thinking behind this. Birdshot is for birds.

I'm wondering if the author had heard that old canard about how shooting someone with birdshot "would look better in court", or whatever.

00 Buck is for self-defense in a home invasion. You might have to shoot through your own walls or upstairs floors on purpose.

27 posted on 11/23/2010 8:51:40 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: mad_as_he$$

I enjoy the heck out of my GLOCK :)


28 posted on 11/23/2010 8:55:59 AM PST by jurroppi1 (The gropings will continue until morale improves, or "don't TSA me bro")
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To: jurroppi1
Those that do are welcome to them. I despise them.
29 posted on 11/23/2010 9:07:48 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Kaslin
The seven shot tube will allow me to offer two rounds of number 6 birdshot to an intruder before I release five rounds of double-ought buckshot.

I take issue with both his choices of weapon and ammo. My primary home defense weapon is a Saiga 12. The box magazines hold 12 and drum magazine holds 20. Birdshot is a waste. My first round is #4 tactical buck, followed by alternating saboted slugs and 00 buck.

If my home is ever invaded there will be no need to call police, I'll just call Serv Pro to clean up the mess.

30 posted on 11/23/2010 9:09:57 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("Want me to shoot out the light, ma'am?")
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To: mad_as_he$$

What specifically don’t you like? I’m a neophyte when it comes to guns in general, but I do know what I like when I use it. I couldn’t afford a 1911 (I believe that’s the right model#), but I know I’d love to have one.


31 posted on 11/23/2010 9:28:07 AM PST by jurroppi1 (The gropings will continue until morale improves, or "don't TSA me bro")
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To: Kaslin

I’m getting a 12 gauge for Christmas. Haven’t decided what kind yet and I may not get it right away.


32 posted on 11/23/2010 9:36:37 AM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: jurroppi1
I’m a neophyte when it comes to guns in general

Get yourself down to the local range, ASAP!

33 posted on 11/23/2010 9:36:58 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: tx_eggman
Less than 24 oz with an unloaded clip magazine.

There, fixed it. It's a MAGAZINE, not a clip! Unless you're speaking of a Garand. THEN it's a "clip."

34 posted on 11/23/2010 9:41:04 AM PST by ExSoldier (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
My Christmas gift is on backorder. A brand spanking new Keltec PMR 30 semi auto .22 mag with a 30 round clip MAGAZINE. You heard me, 30 rounds and its very lightweight. Just over 19 oz’s fully loaded.

Again with the CLIPS! Folks please utilize the correct nomenclature for these fine firearms! You're gonna look stupid to anybody who knows how to tell the difference between real life and Hollywood. BTW, that weapon is my next purchase on the handgun list. CDNN Investments has them for sale at $299.

35 posted on 11/23/2010 9:45:53 AM PST by ExSoldier (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.)
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To: rabidralph

Best Christmas gift ever-firing Russ Feingold!

Along with the second amendment issue here in WI, I am looking forward to Voter ID finally going through.

It would be nice if Walker would roll back the Doyle increase in the background check fee.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 9:53:34 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Palin....You Betcha! Liberals should start stocking up on duct tape now.)
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To: Kaslin

My Christmas present to my wife, Walthers PK380. She loves it!


37 posted on 11/23/2010 9:56:12 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: CholeraJoe
My first round is #4 tactical buck, followed by alternating saboted slugs and 00 buck. ... If my home is ever invaded there will be no need to call police, I'll just call Serv Pro to clean up the mess.

With sabot slugs you'll also need to call a General Contractor to rebuild your walls :-)

I don't have a shotgun - yet. I'm looking at a Mossberg 500 and mentioned loading it with Slugs for home defense too(1). I was advised against that by some 'shotgun experts' as Slugs tend to create collateral damage.

(1) Here in IL, slugs, Sabot or Rifled, are the only Long Gun 'cartridge' option for Deer (but Black Powder 'Rifles' are okay)

38 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:53 AM PST by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: SeeSac

don’t need to, I have access to plenty of land. It’s not that I’ve never shot any guns or the ones I may or may not own or have lost in a tragic boating accident - just that I don’t know a lot about guns and what makes any one in particular tick better than say another.


39 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:09 AM PST by jurroppi1 (The gropings will continue until morale improves, or "don't TSA me bro")
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To: jurroppi1
*** but I do know what I like when I use it. I couldn’t afford a 1911 (I believe that’s the right model#), but I know I’d love to have one. ***

('scuse me for buttin' in)

Some 1911's can be had very reasonably.
Here's one by 'ATI', American Tactical Imports

it's about $380.00 for me in IL - through Davidson's Gallery of Guns. Use there Search Genie. Type in your zip code and every 1911 will pop up then loook at the MSRP price, then click 'Instant Quote'. You'll get an Out The Door price.

Hope this is helpful.

BTW, a 1911 45ACP has been on my list like forever. And like you, and everyone now, funds were always the issue. Something else always comes up as a priority

This year I have to get all new electronics, like TVs. Everyone of ours went out at the same time. So we've been using other's old CRT 'throw aways'. But tomorrow I hook up the new 42" Plasma for the living room. (got it at a super duper sale price)

40 posted on 11/23/2010 10:43:24 AM PST by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thirty rounds of .22 magnum is sufficient to cause extreme discomfort.


41 posted on 11/23/2010 10:43:38 AM PST by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: jurroppi1
just that I don’t know a lot about guns and what makes any one in particular tick better than say another.

I repeat. Get yourself down to the local range.

42 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:42 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Kaslin; Joe Brower
Two of my guns were Christmas presents from my wife - an Egyptian AK and a pocket pistol. I think you've seen and have actually fired both Joe.

Best presents I've ever gotten. Not only do they mean a lot to me sentimentally, but they among my favorite possessions and great range toys.

43 posted on 11/23/2010 10:45:21 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Kaslin
The American taxpayer helped buy this one earlier in theityear. (small business tax credit) Ruger SP101 .357 mag. (Also shoots .38 spec.)
44 posted on 11/23/2010 11:41:44 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Joe Brower

Perfect!!!


45 posted on 11/23/2010 12:24:28 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Condor51
as Slugs tend to create collateral damage.

Only if you miss. At self-defense range (<7 meters) I don't miss.

46 posted on 11/23/2010 12:45:11 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("Want me to shoot out the light, ma'am?")
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To: mad_as_he$$
Well Mike Glocks do suck.

TROLL! DUer! BEEB STOONER!

(pant, pant, pant)

Somebody ping somebody important!

47 posted on 11/23/2010 12:45:47 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Joe Brower

Gave my grandson his first compound bow..when they were here last week, it was his uncle’s when he was 10. He is old enough for a bb gun, but his dad said hold off on it another year...they are having grade issues and taking away things works better than a smack on the butt. He’s been a month with out a game machine or the computer.


48 posted on 11/23/2010 12:46:30 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: papertyger
lol....Yup I am an nonbeliever.
49 posted on 11/23/2010 12:55:04 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Friends don’t let friends buy ANYTHING that is not chambered in .45 ACP. Accept NO substitutes!


50 posted on 11/23/2010 1:46:50 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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