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  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • WWII Sweetheart Grips on Military .45

    12/29/2014 1:22:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Some GI wanted to keep his sweetheart picture close at hand.  I have seen pictures enclosed in Lucite grips before. The uniform appears to be an Army officer's winter service uniform from early in the war.  The Sam Browne belt and shoulder strap were replaced early in 1942.   Of course, existing uniforms were often used for quite some time after they were superseded. If you look closely at the frame, just below the slide, you can make out the UNITED STATES PROPERTY stamp. Large numbers of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines kept their .45 service pistols after the war,...
  • Bush father, son want Jeb Bush run for White House

    11/11/2014 5:22:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 4:14 PM EST | Michael Graczyk
    Former President George W. Bush said he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family. “I can tell you I can speak for 41,” Bush said, referring to the 41st President George H.W. Bush during the official launch of the 43rd president’s book at his dad’s presidential library center at Texas A&M University. “He ought to run for president. He would make a great president.” “We can pressure him all we want, but it’s not going to matter. … You can’t...
  • AK: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear

    07/18/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears.   Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion.   Handguns may not be ideal as defensive weapons for bears, but they can be effective.  In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available.   In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year.  He and his son were in the home.   He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before. ...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • Need purchasing advice (vanity)

    09/08/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT · by sauropod · 189 replies
    Self | 8 Sep 2013 | Self
    Hello all, I need some advice on purchasing a handgun. I live in the People’s Republic of MD and the new gun control laws are about to take effect (Oct 1st). I am in the market for a .45. I was looking at cheaper than dirt at several models and would appreciate any hints you can give regarding a purchase. Have you dealt with buying guns from cheaper than dirt? Do you have a better source/way to do this? What is the proper procedure for completing this purchase from an on-line retailer? I would also like recommendations for handguns in...
  • .45 acp Guns and The People Who Carry Them (Funny video)

    06/01/2013 5:30:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | 5-31-2013 | Colion Noir
    Video discussing the attitudes of many .45acp enthusiasts. By a .45acp enthusiast.
  • Reports: Rick Perry Raised $17,000,000 In 49 Days

    10/05/2011 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Clairity · 110 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | Oct 5, 2011 | Doug Mataconis
    Both Hot Air and The Drudge Report are reporting that the Perry campaign will report that it raised a fairly impressive $17 million during the 49 days of the 3rd quarter that the campaign was active. Ed Morrissey breaks the numbers down: The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92 days of the quarter, a rate of about $349,000 a day. The final debate in September didn't hurt Perry's fundraising rate, either. In the 42 days prior to the Orlando debate, their rate was $323K per day; in...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Rick Perry names Presidency 5 leadership team

    09/20/2011 10:39:55 AM PDT · by shield · 24 replies
    Tampabay ^ | 20th September 2011 | Staff of St. Petersburg Times
    Rick Perry today announced his leadership team for Presidency 5, tapping Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon serving as chairman. “Florida is critical to the presidential nomination process, so I look forward to bringing my pro-jobs, conservative message to Florida and the Presidency 5 events,” Gov. Perry said. “Floridians care about jobs, fiscal responsibility and ending Obamacare and other federal excesses. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share my record and vision for job creation and fiscal conservatism with the voters of the Sunshine State.” “Gov. Perry knows that the path to the nomination and eventually the White House...
  • Perry responds to Obama 'lecture': 'Actions speak louder than words'

    08/17/2011 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) fired back Wednesday at President Obama, who admonished the Republican presidential candidate to watch his words more carefully. Perry said "actions speak louder than words" after Obama's public admonishment yesterday on CNN for Perry's comments that an expanded money supply by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would be "almost treasonous." "Yesterday the president said I needed to watch what I say," Perry told a crowd in New Hampshire at a politics-and-eggs breakfast, broadcast online. "I'd just like to respond, if I may: Mr. President, actions speak louder than words. My actions as governor
  • Perry: Americans Need Work, Not Symbolism; We Need New Jobs, Not New Agencies

    08/16/2011 5:56:26 PM PDT · by shield · 48 replies
    Rick Perry ^ | August 16th, 2011 | Rick Perry & Staff
    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he criticized President Obama’s proposal to create a new jobs agency as a solution to economic recovery. He also reiterated his call for the Administration to issue a six-month freeze on new regulations to help free employers to create more jobs for Americans. “What is this president’s plan to fix the economy? Apparently to create a new jobs agency,” Gov. Perry said. “Mr. President, we have tried two and a half years of government creating jobs, it’s time to let the private sector get to work....
  • UPDATE 3-White House denounces Perry as Republicans target Fed

    08/17/2011 3:53:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 11 | Patricia Zengerle
    * Perry threatens Fed chairman, Bachmann also criticizes * Remarks reflect intense political pressure on Fed * White House says threatening Bernanke "not a good idea" (Adds fresh quotes from Bachmann, Obama, economist) WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The White House denounced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday for his threatening remarks toward the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve that represented some of the most inflammatory rhetoric of the 2012 election campaign. Campaigning in Iowa on Monday, the Texas governor said he would consider it "treasonous" if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke "prints more money between now and the...
  • Perry: The GOP Frontrunner

    08/15/2011 6:07:40 AM PDT · by tellw · 155 replies
    National Journal ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | Josh Kraushaar
    Gov. Rick Perry talks like George W. Bush but might win like Ronald Reagan. Last weekend’s Ames straw poll made for great political theater, but the important action was taking place in South Carolina and New Hampshire, where Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his presidential campaign. Perry, the straight-talking three-term governor, is bringing to the race a message and biography that couldn’t contrast any more starkly with President Obama’s.   He grew up in rural Paint Creek, Texas, farming cotton in his early years, and attending the state’s land-grant university, Texas A&M. Obama went to Harvard Law School, earned...
  • Rick Perry Official Announcement: He is running for president (LIVE THREAD)

    08/13/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Clairity · 557 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 13, 2011 | Rick Perry
    1 pm EDT -- moments from now -- awaiting Perry speech announcing he is officially running for president
  • Cops: Troy man fires gun after finding another man in bed with wife

    06/13/2011 4:27:27 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 85 replies
    Ongo ^ | 6-9-2011
    A Troy man is accused of firing a gunshot at a man he found in bed with his wife early Wednesday, af­ter the woman met the stranger on a late-night bike ride, po­lice said. Troy po­lice say the 30-year-old moth­er of five chil­dren, ages 1-14, went for a bike ride at 4 a.m. Wednesday. She met a 30-year-old man walking down the street and invited the man back to her house for sex, reports said. The man agreed, and they fell asleep af­terward, po­lice said. The husband returned at 5 a.m. and discovered the stranger in his bed, accord­ing to...
  • Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine: Are Handgun Caliber Rifles the New Home Defense Shotgun?

    08/11/2010 5:10:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 238 replies · 4+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 August, 2010 | Robert Farago
    Capt. John Raguso keeps threatening to send us a review of Kel Tec’s smokin’ SUB-2000 9mm carbine. Today, Hi-Point Carbines drops the news that their long awaited .45 ACP rifle is ready to rock and roll. These handgun-caliber carbine may be gaining favor over the venerable 12-gauge as the weapon of choice for hom defense. And for good reason. In fact, here are four. . . 1. Less recoil than a shotgun While home defense shotguns put an awful lot of lead downrange with a single trigger squeeze, shooters pay the price with a big ole’ wallop to their shoulder....
  • Animation of assembly of 1911 .45 and shooting. Awesome!

    08/02/2010 2:09:37 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies · 6+ views
    Fascinating animation on You Tube of assmebly of 1911 .45 and firing of the weapon. Cut-away views. Mash here.
  • Scott Brown's Remarks (A Victory Speech For The Ages Alert)

    01/19/2010 7:53:40 PM PST · by goldstategop · 182 replies · 4,876+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/19/2010 | Scott Brown
    Thank you very much. I’ll bet they can hear all this cheering down in Washington, D.C. And I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken. From the Berkshires to Boston, from Springfield to Cape Cod, the voters of this Commonwealth defied the odds and the experts. And tonight, the independent majority has delivered a great victory. I thank the people of Massachusetts for electing me as your next United States senator. Every day I hold this office, I will give all that is in me to serve you well and make you proud....
  • Some Duncan Hunter stories we may have missed....

    10/14/2009 7:08:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 71 replies · 1,073+ views
    Google Archives/various | 1982-1993 | Various
    Congressmen: get aid to fight guerrillas The Ledger, June 25, 1983 Washington - Nineteen congressmen, eight of them just back from Central America, urged President Reagan on Friday to "hang tough" in his demand for another $110 million from Congress this year to help fight communist guerrillas in El Salvador. Elsewhere, Senate Democratic Whip Alan Cranston of California, a candidate for the 1984 presidential nomination, said he would introduce legislation designed to avert "the danger....that Ronald Reagan will want to send troops to El Salvador." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said that the amount should be increased to $300 million and...
  • Judge to decide if fatal New Port Richey shooting is justified

    01/18/2009 8:39:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies · 1,292+ views
    St. Petersberg Times ^ | 15 January, 2009 | Michael Kruse
    NEW PORT RICHEY — You feel threatened. You feel threatened by a man you've argued with and a man you perceive to be menacing. You feel threatened by a man who's big, 6 feet 6 and 328 pounds, and drunk, too, almost three times the level at which the state says you're too drunk to drive, and now he's coming toward you and maybe he punches you in the face. So you shoot him. You shoot him dead. Is that murder or is it self defense? The case of Max Wesley Horn was eye-catching from the start because of the...
  • U.S.: 45 Taliban Killed in Afghan Clash (Happy Ramadan to Jihadis)

    09/13/2007 5:22:58 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 20 replies · 674+ views
    ap ^ | September 13, 2007 | unattributed
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Airstrikes and Afghan army gunfire killed more than 45 suspected Taliban fighters in a clash in a southern province just as the holy month of Ramadan began, the U.S.-led coalition said. The battle in the southern province of Uruzgan on Wednesday began when insurgents attacked a joint Afghan army and U.S.-led coalition patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire, the coalition said in a statement late Wednesday. Afghan soldiers "cleared" Taliban fighters from firing positions within the village of Aduzay, while attack aircraft destroyed some fighting positions, it said. NATO's International Security Assistance Force on Wednesday said...
  • New House ~ New Handgun ... any advice?

    02/27/2007 4:29:26 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 244 replies · 3,420+ views
    February 27, 2007 | Vanity
    I'm 90 miles from Cuba and I'm going to purchase a new handgun for a new house. I'm thinking .45 ... Kimber I'm open to all opinion and option. I'm still holding out the thought of a revolver over an automatic for ease of maintenance in the subtropics These threads are always informative and I would appreaciate your input before I make a final decision. .
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Jeb Bush - Damned if you do - Damned if you don't

    03/30/2005 6:44:50 PM PST · by watchdog_writer · 149 replies · 2,161+ views
    March 30, 2005 | watchdog_writer
               I have great respect for Ambassador Keyes, and for his acumen, but his article on World Net Daily suggesting that if Governor Bush does not call out the State Police, or I assume, also the National Guard to save Terri’s life, he is derelict in his duty. Ambassador Keys owes us a better argument than the practically off the cuff argument in his article. Ambassador Keyes is not alone in his harsh criticism of Governor Bush, but I am not with them in this.      When Governor Bush moved the legislature of Florida to pass Terri’s Law it did so...
  • U.S. Brings Back the .45

    01/29/2006 11:14:04 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 379 replies · 7,923+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 27, 2006
    After two decades of use, the U.S. Department of Defense is getting rid of its Beretta M9 9mm pistol, and going back to the 11.4mm (.45 caliber) weapon. There have been constant complaints about the lesser (compared to the .45) hitting power of the 9mm. And in the last few years, SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and the marines have officially adopted .45 caliber pistols as “official alternatives” to the M9 Beretta. But now SOCOM has been given the task of finding a design that will be suitable as the JCP (Joint Combat Pistol). Various designs are being evaluated, but all...
  • Village People Cop To Be On 'America's Most Wanted'

    12/22/2005 10:26:31 PM PST · by Maximus_Ridiculousness · 88 replies · 2,183+ views
    Bay City News via KTVU ^ | 4:00 pm PST December 22, 2005 | Bay City News
    A man who helped make famous the songs "YMCA" and "In the Navy" will soon be featured on the television show "America's Most Wanted," after failing to appear in a San Mateo County courtroom for his sentencing in October, according to San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. (snip) Willis was found to be in possession of 3.23 grams of cocaine and a loaded .45-gauge, semi-automatic handgun, according to the district attorney's office... (snip) ...also charged with violating his probation from a 2003 incident in which he was found in possession of 4 grams of cocaine.
  • An e-mail concerning weapons and tactics of the OIF and the Jihadists

    11/26/2005 6:02:06 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies · 1,686+ views
    self | 11/26/2005 | anon
    The following is an e-mail I got from someone who is in Iraq now, and discusses tactics of the Jihadists and wepons and thei effectiveness. This is a must read.
  • CA: Police Respond To Demonstration Over Police Shootout (Mayor Villaracista urges calm)

    07/14/2005 10:04:45 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 106 replies · 1,688+ views
    NBC 4 News ^ | 7/14/05 | various
    LOS ANGELES -- A crowd assembled around a motorist being forcefully subdued by police eventually dispersed early Thursday, not far from demonstrators protesting an officer-involved shooting that left a baby dead, police said. The gathering of the two groups prompted the LAPD to go on citywide tactical alert, which was later scaled down to a South Bureau tactical alert, a Los Angeles police officer said. The incident involving the motorist started when a man who led police on a short pursuit that ended in his driveway at 84th Street and Towne Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. The man, whose name...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ June 22, 2005

    06/21/2005 8:03:13 PM PDT · by Spotsy · 862 replies · 5,566+ views
    Guest Chef Spotsybelle
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! Welcome Troops, Veterans, Military Families, Allies and FRiends!Good Morning and Happy Wednesday. Born on this Day 1903 John Dillinger, notorious Depression-era bank robber; a criminal who some regarded as a Robin Hood-like hero; shot dead by the FBI July 1934 behind the Biograph Theater in Chicago Born on this Day 1947 Don Henley, drummer/guitarist/singer with the Eagles and as a successful solo artist; hits include "The End of the Innocence,"...
  • Help prevent me from using my computer for target practice

    10/15/2004 6:59:06 AM PDT · by dd5339 · 35 replies · 595+ views
    Self | Today | Self
    Ok all, I've got a computer problem on a new to me Laptop, a Compaq Armada M700, PII 366. It was working fine yesterday when I attempted to install Windows XP, unfortunately I only got 1/2 through it before the CD drive found a terminal scratch on my CD. The computer kept trying to go back to the CD install but could not get past the scratched CD. I opened the CD drive, removed the CD and attempted to shut the PC down. It kept asking for the XP disk and would not power down with the on/off button. I...
  • The .45 makes a comeback during the war on terrorism

    04/09/2004 2:26:56 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 421 replies · 11,057+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 5 April 2004 | Christopher Holton
    In 1911 the U.S. military adopted a new sidearm: John Browning’s venerable .45 caliber automatic pistol. That pistol served with distinction as our armed forces’ standard sidearm into the 1980s, when it was officially replaced by the Beretta M9 9mm automatic pistol. In recent years, however, the 1911 Model .45, in a more modern guise, has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts. At the time of the M9’s adoption, it was regarded as a more modern design and thus a suitable replacement for the tried and true .45, many examples of which were very elderly and worn out, giving it...
  • Informer affirms 'secret weapon'

    12/07/2003 10:44:21 AM PST · by AndyObermann · 12 replies · 225+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 7 | Con Coughlin
    <p>BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi colonel has revealed how he passed top-secret information to British intelligence warning that Saddam Hussein had deployed weapons of mass destruction that could be used on the battlefield against coalition troops in less than 45 minutes.</p>
  • Atlanta Shaking?

    04/29/2003 2:05:39 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 249 replies · 964+ views
    ME! | Self
    So why is the house shaking... Felt like a long 4-5 earthquake at 5:02
  • Glock's Model 37

    04/24/2003 4:12:52 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 43 replies · 3,074+ views
    The Gun Zone ^ | April 2003 | unknown
    Essentially the newly introduced Model 37 Glock is a full-size small-frame pistol like the existing Models 17 (9 X 19mm) and 22 (.40 S&W), but chambered for a new .45 caliber cartridge, the "45 Glock," and as with the "357 SIG," no decimal point is used in the designation. The round is initially being developed by ATK/Speer, and will be offered in two weights and two configurations: 185-grain and 200-grain, each in Speer's unique TMJ and proprietary Gold Dot hollowpoint. While this is subject to further tweaking, the nominal velocities at this juncture are 940-960 feet-per-second in the heavier rounds,...
  • '45 Moscow Hostages Died From Bullet Wounds'

    10/29/2002 7:00:04 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 358+ views
    '45 Moscow hostages died from bullet wounds' October 29 2002 at 11:21AM Moscow - Forty-five of the 117 hostages killed during the Moscow hostage drama died from gunshot wounds, Interfax reported on Tuesday, quoting the Moscow prosecutor. The statement contradicted earlier statements that 115 people had succumbed to a powerful gas used by special forces in their operation to rescue more than 800 hostages held by Chechen rebels in a Moscow theater. Prosecutor Mikhail Avdyukov said that 43 hostages were shot dead during the rescue operation while two others were killed before the raid by special forces early on Saturday....
  • OK Gang, who knows anything about the Ballester Molina .45 ?

    08/01/2002 7:40:53 AM PDT · by DETAILER · 24 replies · 3,283+ views
    Would like any information, advice fellow freepers could give me about the "Ballester Molina" .45 pistol, made in Argentina. Does it function well? Does it jam? Does the finish last? Any and all comments welcome. Thanks in advance.