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  1. I'm a lifetime member of the NRA. I do think lately they are getting soft and, unfortunately, I think The American Rifleman is a corrupt propaganda piece and used to mostly generate advertising revenue at the expense of the truth and honest firearms evaluations. They mostly test guns for manufacturers that pay them to run full-page ads in their magazines. When is the last time you've seen a full-page Glock ad in the magazine? Now when's the last time you saw an article on Glocks in the magazine? Hmmm... When's the last time you saw an article on a Ruger in the magazine? Every damn month. Or a 1911... It's so blatantly obvious that it's pathetic. Now, their online edition did indeed run a few articles on Glocks. But I don't recall ever seeing a review of the Gen 5 Glocks, or the new 19x, or the G45, or the MOS Gen 5s; all very significant events in the self-defense and law-enforcement world. And the biased accuracy testing is getting old. The most recent blatant attempt to hide a gun's poor performance is in the latest issue. AR is a long-time shill for Wilson Combat. They can print nothing negative about the company or it's products. In turn, Wilson Combat pays a lot of money for monthly ads in the magazine. On page 78 of the January 2019 issue, they tested the new Wilson Combat EDC X9. Of course it got a glowing review complete with absolute lies... "On the range, the EDC X9 proved to be every bit as accurate and reliable as any pistol we've tested - performance we have come to expect from Wilson Combat. As the accompanying table shows, this gun is a shooter with excellent sights a light, smooth trigger. More impressive than the groups from the bench, though, was how well the gun..." Yeah... All lies. Because, if you actually look at the accompanying table, and see the 1.77" group, you would be impressed. Unfortunately, that's at 15yds and not at the normal, standard 25yd distance that most of their reviews are at. A $2800 9mm pistol should be getting sub-2" groups at 25yds and 1" groups at 15yds. Nearly 2" at 15yds is what every single one of my Glocks will get. As well as my $200 Taurus. What a joke. Why did they choose to intentionally mislead their members? It's all about the money and their personal biases. I fear The American Rifleman has been corrupted for years now. And the NRA is becoming just another group of the rich and powerful elites in Washington DC that have little regard for the common American.
  2. Announcing their new Slimline series, G43X and G48? https://us.glock.com/a-perfect-fit
  3. Just started shooting in GSSF indoor matches in June. I've been to six of them and have completed two match series. I won the Class C division starting out and finished 2nd overall in the latest series. We started shooting Course of Fire option "A" and I enjoyed it although the 25yd 10-shots in 15 seconds target cost me a perfect 500 every time... The latest match series was Option "C", which featured two 25yd stages, and my scores went down a little. But I did manage a 492 with the G29. It was hinted at the last match that next month will be a new course of fire. Looking forward to it! What's your favorite course of fire?
  4. Recently changed to Progressive Insurance as they beat Geico by $75 a month. They asked me if I wanted to sign up for the Snapshot program in which they send you a device to plug into your OBDII port which monitors vehicle speed, braking and acceleration, etc. I said sure, confident in my driving habits. I went online today to see what factors might affect the results and realized that I had made a horrible decision. Research I did shows that I am a prime candidate for increased rates based on absolutely idiotic parameters that Progressive built into the device. The first is that they penalize you for WHEN you drive. Now, I live in the middle of nowhere and work 6pm to 6am. I leave for work at 5:20pm for a 15-mile commute through a rural area. I leave work around 6:10am and get home twenty minutes later. I take lunch around 10pm and go to the gym around 1:30am. Progressive has designated any driving after 10:00 pm as high risk. As well as early morning driving. No idea why driving during rush hour is less risk than me going 1/2-mile to the gym at 1:30 in the morning. Either way, there is very little traffic on my commute no matter the time. The second factor that I found offensive was the issue of wheelspin. Progressive penalizes you heavily for rapid acceleration or deceleration. Makes sense. Racing away from the light or jamming on the brakes at every intersection can be viewed as risky behavior. But people have discovered that the device does not take into account surface conditions and those who live in icy or snowy climates get penalized every time the drive wheels spin on ice or snow. Also, when I'm driving home in possibly black ice conditions, I will hit the brakes on a flat and straight section of road to test if it's slick out. It's a practice my dad taught me when I was a kid and has saved my bacon a few times when it was slicker than it looked. Progressive would penalize me for that. So, I just sent them a polite email telling them I am opting out of their program for the above reasons and will be sending the device back without ever having installed it.
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    What's for breakfast?

    Bacon or sausage and eggs and two cups of coffee. No carbs or sugar. It works. Used to do the steel cut oats and low fat thing. Starving and jittery a couple of hours later. No more. Salad and protein for lunch and rarely need dinner.
  6. https://www.local10.com/news/florida/security-issue-at-orlando-airport-halts-flights-officials-say ORLANDO, Fla. - A Transportation Security Administration officer was killed Saturday morning after jumping from a hotel balcony into the atrium of Orlando International Airport, authorities said. The incident caused the Federal Aviation Administration to briefly ground all flights, causing delays and massive lines at security checkpoints, which were closed because of the suicide. Sgt. Eduardo Bernal, a spokesman for the Orlando Police Department, said the officer jumped from an upper floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of the airport, where some security checkpoints begin. Paramedics transported the man, who was in his 40s, to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police called the suicide an isolated incident and said reports of other security issues were false. "We are working closely with our partners at @TSA and @MCO to restore normal airport operations. We ask that you have patience with airport personnel as they work through this tragic incident," the department said on Twitter. Jim Gregory, a spokesman for TSA, said the officer had just finished his shift when he jumped. Souces told ABC News that investigators believe the incident was a "statement suicide," designed to send a message to the public. The officer’s personal and work histories are now being examined and his social media is being dissected to determine what prompted the apparent suicide, the sources said. The incident caused several security checkpoints to be breached, a spokesperson for the airport said
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    I am having so much fun

    Yeah, it was a rather boring game. And I didn't get to enjoy the commercials because my girlfriend and her father are rabid football fans who like to talk about the plays, strategy, players, etc. during the commercial breaks. At least I got to sip Jameson's and take selfies with a beautiful woman while not being offended by any kneeling or white-guilt commercials this year.
  8. This NEEDS to happen! https://libertystate.org/
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    Anyone familiar with state residency laws?

    I heard something about a 20-rounds per month ammunition purchasing restriction as well... It looks like it's about time to put up or shut up in regards to fighting for our constitution.
  10. I own a house in Washington state. I live there. My vehicles are registered there. I don't pay income tax because WA doesn't have it. Due to the new gun laws, I would like to move to Idaho. I also would like to hunt and fish in Idaho and register my vehicles in Idaho. I don't want to move to Idaho because houses are more expensive unless I live 20+ miles away from town. Fortunately, my parents have a house in Idaho and they spend 7 months a year at their house in Arizona. I could live in their house while they are gone and pay the increased heating costs. Just wondering how much time I have to spend in Idaho to legally be able to claim residency. I'll be living there this coming Spring/summer anyway while renovating my Washington home's only bathroom. The bad thing is Washington doesn't take out state income tax and Idaho does. I'm already on a thin budget and the extra $300 a month in lost income is substantial, as is the increased heating bill. And who actually verifies that you are actually living in the state you claim for the proper amount of time?
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    Happy Groundhog/Honey Badger Day everyone!

    Early Spring??? Hell, we're still waiting for Winter to start up here.
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    Old Pictures

    That photo makes me cringe, thinking of the hot empties and where they might end up with those shorts...
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    Tainted Superbowl

  14. Grateful for what? You see, that's the exact perfect example of liberal and urban narcissism, sense of self-importance, ignorance, and just plain ******* attitude that just really pisses off the rural areas. Nobody needs you and nobody gives a **** what you think. You've ****ed up your own area and **** where you ate. You have high crime, high taxes, no liberty, no morality, and are turning into lawless war zones full of useless *******s who couldn't survive a week without a ****ing Starbucks. Your exact attitude is what is pushing this nation towards another civil war.
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    Old Pictures

    That should do it...
  16. Liberty and freedom from tyranny are not "****"...
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    Confession time real man and women

    How can you not admit that Ryan Reynolds is an attractive man?? I mean, c'mon...
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    Old Pictures

    This is a picture I took in 1986 of my car in front of the local high school hangout on Main Street in Moscow, Idaho. Ted's Burger Express was an ex-A&W drive-in and was in business from the late 70's to the late 90's. Car was my 1969 Torino GT Sportsroof with a 351W 4V motor. Only 300hp or so when stock and I rebuilt it in auto shop and kept it pretty mild; maybe 350hp.
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    Old Pictures

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  23. I don't see why they'd fight it; they claim that Eastern Washington is just a bunch of rednecks that are a drain on their perfect utopia and in the way of them passing more socialist policies. I'd think they'd be happy to see us go.