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  1. Maccabeus

    Looking for a .45 ACP CCW

    Those are all solid pistols. There may be a few other options, but since you are already familiar with carrying Glocks in general and the G19 size in particular, I think the G30 or G30S would be the most natural choice. As long as you are comfortable with the slightly larger girth of the .45 ACP frame, you can't do better for maximum capacity in as short a grip as possible. The M&P 2.0 Compact in .45 doesn't have a shorter grip as the 9 & 40 2.0 Compacts do. It's still a full size grip. I assume the Ruger is, too, although I haven't paid much attention to it. The other option would be the G19 sized M&P45c (1.0), although it is only 8+1. I'm a fan of the narrower G30S carried with the flat 9+1 base plate set up, but I do wish it came with a gen4 grip style.
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    Anyone Carry A Flashlight?

    We had a thread on this a little while back. I carry one every day because it's clipped to my wallet: I've been experimenting with this Olight, that replaces the Steamlight Micro Stream I've carried for quite a while. It's brighter, but not necessarily better. I have a couple bigger lights in each car, a couple at work, and, of course, my cell phone has a light one quick chopping motion away.
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    The Kind of Men Who Carry Pocketknives

    And that's one of the reasons I tend to carry a SAK over a small single blade folder. At least I have the proper tool for the job handy.
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    The Kind of Men Who Carry Pocketknives

    What model is that CRKT? I like the look of that one. Is the clip reversible?
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    Usefulness of the .22

    To keep the hijack going... I haven't used an M1 Carbine in combat and I'm not a ballistics guru, but I did find this interesting: https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-36-frozen-clothing-and-the-box-o-truth/
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    What's for breakfast?

    A small bowl of cereal with fruit on top (fresh from the garden or frozen depending on the time of year) with soymilk and a large glass of water. Rarely, two eggs and the water. More rarely still, some oatmeal and the water. ETA: Today
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    Confession time real man and women

    Years ago I knew a guy who always wore a tight military buzz cut. He often said, "If the woman I marry doesn't have long hair, then I'll grow mine out because one of us is going to have long hair!" Whenever he comes to mind, I always wonder what his hair looks like today.
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    Confession time real man and women

    Same here. Watching or playing for me. I also don't drink beer or hard liquor and don't cook on the grill or eat much red meat. Sold my motorcycles some years ago and have never been obsessed about cars. I think all I have left are my guns and some spatial awareness that lets me pack a trunk like a pro.
  9. Why advertise the increase beforehand when it's more profitable to advertise it after it's too late? It's the Post Office's version of "You have to pass the bill, to know what's in the bill."
  10. I think this news would have been most helpful about two or three days ago based on today's date. 🤔
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    Looking at a new carry Revolver.

    I like it quite a bit! Nice compact size for a 6 shot. It has some weight, like a steel gun should, but not too much or too little. Trigger pull is nice. (But I may not be the best judge since most triggers feel just fine to me). Overall, it's a quality revolver, IMO. Recommended.
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    Looking at a new carry Revolver.

    I'm partial to S&W, because the first gun I learned to shoot well was a 681 and, while not often carried anymore, I do like my 340PD Having said that, I have branched out into another make: Kimber K6s. 6 shots, 2" or 3" options. The originals are DAO, but they're now releasing DA/SA models. But, be it Colt, S&W, Kimber, or something else, it's hard to beat the feel and performance of a good wheel gun.
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    Trivia and useless knowledge

    This is often repeated and the two English words do derive from the same Latin root; however... There is no primary source evidence I'm aware of (or anybody else, it seems) in any Latin writings, despite many references (and some descriptions) of oaths being made. This etymological assumption is unfounded and should be rejected as an argument from silence. But, to maintain the spirit of the thread, here's a replacement Roman/Latin bit of trivia. Behold, The Rotas Magic Square:
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    Police Father shot dead at school by police

    I'm sorry to hear that. I spent 4 or 5 days doing it and hated every minute of it. One school year, my agency decided that when the SRO was out for day, they would pull someone from patrol to fill the position. I was given the task just a handful of times and never came close to enjoying it. I think I would prefer any other call or assignment.