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Posted on 12/31/2011 6:24:13 PM PST by CedarDave
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.
In fact, FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011.
Will Hogsett, sales director at Calibers Shooter Sports Center said strong sales at his store may be due to an improving economy or lingering fears about stronger gun control before the 2012 elections.
Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be the big sellers among people looking for protection in their homes, he said. The big thing people come to us for is home defense.
The FBI reports that the number of background checks required to buy a firearm hit a national one-month record of more than 1.5 million in November and remained strong this month, CNN has reported.
In New Mexico, the number of FBI National Instant Criminal Background checks totaled 10,011 in November, up 14 percent from about 8,800 in November 2010.
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Pretty obvious if you ask me - increasing crime from those on drugs looking for an easy mark, fear of the future especially more government restrictions on gun and ammo sales, especially if Obama is re-elected and appoints one or more gun grabbers to the Supreme Court.
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How many shotguns should the homeowner have? (Most hold but six rounds.)
Funny how the newspaper person doesn't follow the news.
My 20" Mossy holds 8.
Question for NM readers. I own a handgun but don’t have a CC permit. My boss says I need one (he has one). I say I don’t as I can legally have a gun in my house for self-defense and NM law allows me to carry it with me in my vehicle.
What say you?
My Beretta Extrema 2 holds twelve and can fire all of ‘em in less than two seconds. Yee haw!
Think I’ll go ask a reporter to try and get the scoop on why I bought it. LOL!
Any gunowner knows there is no 'how many', but 'how much room is in the safe.'
How many? I recommend one per person.
100% score with .45 and .38 caliber handguns.
If you need it for the job, yes. Otherwise, what you stated is true.
Happy New Year Dave.
Everyone but this writer knows exactly why.
Going gun shopping. What would you all recommend for small, semi-arthritic hands?
That’s fine if you are in your home or your car, but if you encounter a bad guy when you are away from your car, is he going to let you go to your car to get your gun?
The new Keltec KSG shotgun holds 12 rounds. I don’t know if they are in full production yet or not. You can check them out at the Keltec website.
A .38 Special revolver, they don't jamb, your hands may not be strong enough to rack a semi-automatic, and they won't get stronger as you get older. Don't let anyone sell you a revolver without a full hammer. if your hands are semi-arthritic you may have trouble pulling the trigger on a revolver with a shrouded hammer, if you have trouble cocking the hammer with your thumb, you can use your other hand.
“The new Keltec KSG shotgun holds 12 rounds. I dont know if they are in full production yet or not. You can check them out at the Keltec website.”
Reloading takes too long. You need one of these:
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.
Idiotic comment of all time.
Thanks c-b. My husband just got a semi-automatic and I realized today I was unable to rack it without difficulty. Hence the reason for research! Appreciate the insight :)
How much you looking to spend? ... EAA has a nice revolver in .357 magnum you can load with .38 +P hollowpoints and be well protected. If you can afford more, Smith and Ruger make very nice revolvers. In shotguns, go for a twenty gage semi-auto.
20 gauge mossy holds eight?
The 12 gauge mossy I bought for my daughter holds eight too.
If my hands hurt most of the time, I would look into one of these:
Nine rounds of 22LR or 22Mag with changeable cylinders.
You could handle this one for sure.
Now there’s a Governator.
That lady can shoot!
Came across an interesting video that could save grief if I'm stopped for a traffic violation. The narrator says it helps if you notify the officer upfront that you have a CCW permit and hand him the permit with your driver's license.
Thoughts on that anyone?
The silly fart’s name is Olivier Uyttebrouck.
No one knows remotely why.
I wrote 20" (inch). Mine is 12ga, probably same as yours.
Samantha should have read further down in her own article...
The big thing people come to us for is home defense.
Samantha = Olivier (transposed the name of an author of another silly article)
What shot are you ‘using’ if you have to?
I bought #4....I couldn’t find buckshot.
“The narrator says it helps if you notify the officer upfront that you have a CCW permit and hand him the permit with your driver’s license. “
Although it is not the law here, it is very good practice. I go even a bit further when stopped, I first remove my DL and CCW from wallet, then registration and insurance card from glove box, next I roll down window and place both hands on steering wheel at the 10:00 and 2:00 positions.
I have been stopped numerous times over the years including three times this last year in DWI checkpoints and have never had a problem with any of the officers.
My Saiga 12 has a 20 round drum.
We can’t have more than a 10 round mag in CA.
I’m in Arizona, I don’t think it is much different in New Mexico, I have always done that when I got stopped, the officer always thanked me for telling him.
Where I live I need to carry a gun because I hike, alone with my dog, in remote areas and there’s some wildlife I’d rather not run into without a weapon.
You are welcome.
In some states the law is that you must notify.
In Oregon, there is no requirement to notify and my instructor advised against it.
I have never been asked to get out of a vehicle, but would notify at that point, if it ever comes up.
Use a small semi auto, just make sure you have a round in the chamber, then you only need to flip the safety. People worry too much about a round in the chamber, I have kept all my weapons chambered for more than 60 years, never had one go off, that I didn’t intend to go off.
A 25 cal can hold nine and most people won’t keep coming with that many rounds in them, 32 is about the same size. As a plus they make a lot of noise for the size and they fit nicely into a pocket or purse.
Good starting points should be a .38 Special revolver or a good 12 ga. or 20 ga. riot gun with extended magazine.
I think that c-b 1's reply is close, or maybe right on for you. My wife has arthritis (RA and OA) and osteoporosis. she carries a heavy (to reduce recoil) .357 magnum (S&W 686, 4" barrel) loaded with medium velocity .357 mag personal defense rounds. The revolver has had a trigger job by S&W, and it's great for her. I recommend a similar revolver, or maybe a .357 Magnum S&W Ladysmith model 65 3" barrel, a little bit lighter and smaller, and in any .357 Magnum you can choose to carry .38 Special lower recoiling less powerful ammo.
How many shotguns should the homeowner have?
As many as he/she desires.
One possible exception to this would be the Ruger LCR. Through some ingenious design work, they have managed to make the trigger pull "feel" like single action, even though it's DAO. I was impressed when I checked one out recently. Considering getting one for my (and wifes') arthritic old hands.
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.Exsqueeze me, "no one knows why"??
So yeah, 'no one knows why' citizens are arming up. Duh.
(My next door neighbor just got a Taurus Raging Judge Magnum which fires the .45 Casull, plus the .410 Magnum and .45 Colt. Thing's a Hand Cannon, and very sweeeeet.
btw, I'm *pretty sure* all the references to 'urban yutes' going tribal is purely a coincidence.
Get a Saiga 12 and you can enjoy a 20 round drum, not a measly 12 rounds in a tube magazine.
PS 30 round drums are also available.
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check them out!
I agree with you, but I don’t consider a 686 a carry gun. I was thinking of someone having one pistol, that they may want to carry. I didn’t mention brand or model to avoid a Ford vs. chevy discussion.
Square footage of home divided by average reach equals number of shotguns one “should” own.....:o)
My swag on the question....