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Time to close out chatting thread IV and open V. This is the 4th time I'm doing this since we started the forum. The forum software has problems when threads get too large and 9,000+ posts is right on the threshold so to avoid problems we move on to V.
 

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My 1st time on one of these. I don't know what you chat about but deal me in the hand.

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Anything you want, a lot of it is just some of the regulars exchanging pleasantries as they sign onto the forum in the morning.
 

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I like to run the Forums like I run my guns: fast and hard. If it breaks, then rebuild it better. Let's see how fast we can get to 9,000 posts on thread number five.
I say go for it but the secrete to doing it right is to get Insta-gator posting again. He was the originator of the thread and he smoked it from I - III.
 

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Well, since this is a chatting thread I'd like to kick it off by asking some questions I often think about and maybe an opinion or two.

First of all I'm aware that "anything" can happen at "anytime". I read all the time people talking about how many rounds their gun holds, how many extra mags/rounds that they carry, about quick magazine changes, and so on and so forth.

To each their own but seriously, other than some type of law enforcement or military situation, how many times have you heard about an individual being in a gun battle where all these things were necessary? I don't live in a highly populated area and most all the individual shootings I here about are 1 to 5 shots.

I believe that smart thinking, a cool head, fast hands, a quick draw, and above all ACCURACY means victory. My opinion also is that if I get involved in a gun fight with say a "gang", it's not going to matter how many rounds I have, I'm probably not going to make it through. One on one or one against two, give me fast quality shots to disable the threat.

I'm sure a lot of people won't agree with this train of thought but it is my thought and everybody has one. Hopefully we will never have to put this to the test.

Have a safe great week guys & girls.

Jim D
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It's that time again, you all stay safe and have a great night. Chuck, Out!
 

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I believe that smart thinking, a cool head, fast hands, a quick draw, and above all ACCURACY means victory.
Can I play? This is a big subject, and perhaps we'll all bore of it before all is said and we're in agreement. :D

First off, if your adversary wants you to be dead, you'll probably be dead. Shoot you from behind, easy peasy, end of story.

But if you encounter an armed adversary who isn't shooting at you on initial contact, he probably doesn't really want you to be dead--otherwise you already would be. And that leads us to your observations.

"Quick thinking," as you noted, is key. "Quick thinking" should not be confused with "quick action." It might be better to initially comply or stall, while you assess the situation and weigh all your options. Perhaps it's best to just give him your wallet and live to see another day.

"Quick hands and fast draw" needs clarification. If the guy has a gun on you, merely drawing your own gun should be off the table. Unless your name is The Waco Kid, you're not quick enough. His hammer will fall before you clear your holster. If you've practiced a whole lot--and I mean a whole lot--you might be able to take his gun and serve unto him some pain and sadness. It's an option.

If the guy doesn't have a gun trained on your head and he's not a warrior, perhaps you can draw your own gun before he can do you physical harm. But that's a gamble and a bold assumption--things you need to consider with that "quick thinking."

There are so many variables, that in this context, we can only hypothesize.
 

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Well, since this is a chatting thread I'd like to kick it off by asking some questions I often think about and maybe an opinion or two.

First of all I'm aware that "anything" can happen at "anytime". I read all the time people talking about how many rounds their gun holds, how many extra mags/rounds that they carry, about quick magazine changes, and so on and so forth.

To each their own but seriously, other than some type of law enforcement or military situation, how many times have you heard about an individual being in a gun battle where all these things were necessary? I don't live in a highly populated area and most all the individual shootings I here about are 1 to 5 shots.

I believe that smart thinking, a cool head, fast hands, a quick draw, and above all ACCURACY means victory. My opinion also is that if I get involved in a gun fight with say a "gang", it's not going to matter how many rounds I have, I'm probably not going to make it through. One on one or one against two, give me fast quality shots to disable the threat.

I'm sure a lot of people won't agree with this train of thought but it is my thought and everybody has one. Hopefully we will never have to put this to the test.

Have a safe great week guys & girls.

Jim D
SE Texas
...you're 1000% correct in that most self defense situations are handled with only a few shots fired. Hey, if anyone wants to lug around 5lbs of ammo that's fine. The reality is it's pretty unlikely they'll ever need all that. To each his own I suppose.
 

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Jim D, I tend to agree with you. If i need more than 13-15 rds I'm probably in a no-win firefight. That assumes on the street. For a home invasion, I might have 24-36 rds available.

"The rds left in the mag aren't very useful."
 

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I agree with ya'll 100% and yes at home is a whole new ballgame. I got to train quite a bit with some DEA friends on clearing a house or building with an AR so I keep plenty of magazines loaded along with my pistol and shotgun at home.

Goodnight fellows, it's that time.

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BTW, I forgot to mention. A couple of the new Ed Brown EVO KC9's showed up on GB'er today but they sold before I could get my credit card in. WOW! That was fast.

Jim D
 
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Good morning all. 27 --> 53 today with sun.
 

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Morning Dave, morning ladies and gentlemen. We've got 33 degrees in my neighborhood and that looks like that's all we're getting today.
 

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Week half over and freezing rain on the roads today, we are suppose to get out first snow on Saturday. Wind chill going to be -7 in a day or two. I was really hoping to not get any of this crap this winter. Oh well, at least we are not in the Sierra's they are suppose to up to 70 inches in some places.
 

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Good morning, my friends. It's a tad cooler than it is for Chuck, I've always thought that while we are both close the Wisconsin/Illinois border, we are separated by a climate line.

They predicted rain and sleet last night, and when I got up the house was cold. I asked my wife if she was going to the gym, and she stated she was tired, cold, and could not get there in time for class. Frankly, ice on a dark road bothers me, and I was still worn out from yesterday. I just got up now.

I'm behind in my polishing for some reason, it seems I need a bit of time getting up and eating a little bit with Buspar chaser. I want to finish three knives today since we will both be home for most of the day.
 

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Houston - 35 minutes from me - now 57 degrees - 40% showers - high 62. Last measurable snow for Houston - 1.7" - 12/22/1989.
Tomorrow - high of 71 degrees.

Oh, I forgot, Morning all!

Jim D
 

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Time for me to pull the plug and head out, you all stay safe and have a great night. Chuck, Out!
 

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Good morning, KT family. It's about 2:30AM here. What a change from yesterday! I'm actually looking forward to the gym!

As you know, Madison has the most incompetent bangers and height in lows for weather men! For two days they have predicted sleet and rain and scared everyone and their mothers about black ice.

Well, during those same two days not one drop of water has hit the
ground! I looked out the window, and everything is dry.

My wife took me to mall yesterday, and I didn't really want to go. I got a strange case of agoraphobia. Once there, I joked with friends, met the latest in short, dangerous tattooed female baristas, and even enjoyed my coffee.

Came home and worked on some knives. What a change!
 
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