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Old 03-21-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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WOW!

You talk about nuts. A hour wait just to get in. Anyway, a lot going on. Wall to wall people.

Some good deals, some not so good deals, some rip offs.

I walked the show and caught up with my "go to" guys and they hooked me up with a few new toys. I saved around $500 off retail total.


Glock 19 with nightsights. Yea, I already have a few 19s a some other models, but come on, you cant have too many Glocks. I just opened my 15 year old 19 the other day and it looks brand new with basically no real care to it. I am sold for life. Get em while you can.



Ruger Hunter 7" .22 Mark III - Yea baby. The staple of target shooting (under $1000)



Smith and Wesson 638 Airweight .38+P Revolver (The bullets weigh more than the gun.) It literally weighs half as much loaded as the smallest Glock.



Picked up 2000 rounds of .22 high velocity for my new toy and some other stuff. Overall a good show.

I almost picked up a bullet proof vest, but I forgot about it after walking the show.

PS - There were AR-15s, mags, accessories available. They were not cheap, but not 2 or 3 times original retail either. Nice $900-$1000 ARs were going for like $1200-$1500.

I picked up some ammo and stuff. Overall, good show for me.
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I am torn between buying the Glock 26 or the H&K P2000SK
As you know, I have an HK45 and its nice, but I love my Glocks. The 26 is hard to beat and if you are going to wear it (not pocket) then you put a 15 round mag in and it gives you your pinky area and 15 rounds. 15 rounds in a subcompact!

I also find it harder and much more expensive to find HK mags, accessories, etc.

I went to buy a Walther PPS NOT a Glock. Felt real nice, just couldnt deal with paying more than a Glock and had problems pulling it out of my pocket because its taller than the Glock26 I use as a pocket gun. Their rep is 80/20 so I thought hard.

I looked at everything before and during the show. I looked at a Kahr, but their rep is 50/50 at best.

I thought about another KelTec but in 9mm but honestly, my .380 kinda scares me. Their rep is 50/50 at best.

I looked at the XDs, not much different than Glock, why change. Everyone tries to say how its as good as Glock. Great, then whats wrong with Glock?

I wanted a SLIM 9mm in a Glock 26 size. Does not exist.

Then I thought about my SP101 Ruger .357 and how it was fine but too heavy. The LCR is too new and the LCP is recalled. Smith had the answer. .38s are no joke and 5 rounds is better than nothing. Thinner overall than a glock and light as can be. No safety and not one in the chamber. We will see.

But yea, Glocks are just so darn hard to beat overall. Especially with the magazines and accessories available. I must have 50 mags now that fit all my 9mm glocks regardless of model ranging from 10-33 rounds. Just hard too beat.

I almost bought a Taurus Judge. lol. It is just cool. But common sense said "you need to slow down here son."

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I almost bought a Taurus Judge. lol. It is just cool. But common sense said "you need to slow down here son."

Someone posted a promotional video for the Judge here a while ago. Was it you? That seemed like a pretty solid self-defense/anti-carjacker gun.
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I like the S&W too.. I was looking at the 638
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Actually, I bought a 638 (typo).

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So what was the consensus among the gun guys about where this country is headed as far as rights are concerned?
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WOW!

You talk about nuts. A hour wait just to get in. Anyway, a lot going on. Wall to wall people.

Some good deals, some not so good deals, some rip offs.

I walked the show and caught up with my "go to" guys and they hooked me up with a few new toys. I saved around $500 off retail total.


Glock 19 with nightsights. Yea, I already have a few 19s a some other models, but come on, you cant have too many Glocks. I just opened my 15 year old 19 the other day and it looks brand new with basically no real care to it. I am sold for life. Get em while you can.



Ruger Hunter 7" .22 Mark III - Yea baby. The staple of target shooting (under $1000)



Smith and Wesson 638 Airweight .38+P Revolver (The bullets weigh more than the gun.) It literally weighs half as much loaded as the smallest Glock.



Picked up 2000 rounds of .22 high velocity for my new toy and some other stuff. Overall a good show.

I almost picked up a bullet proof vest, but I forgot about it after walking the show.

PS - There were AR-15s, mags, accessories available. They were not cheap, but not 2 or 3 times original retail either. Nice $900-$1000 ARs were going for like $1200-$1500.

I picked up some ammo and stuff. Overall, good show for me.
Nice! Just curious, but why do you have so many Glock 19's?
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Your French. You cant own a gun, let alone known how to use it...

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Just as another view from England to the one posted by Glocky from his forum...

I went clay pigeon shooting last weekend with a friend who shoots every other weekend with his 12 year old son (I'm in England BTW). I've done this a number of times before and really do enjoy it. The other people who shoot are very friendly and it attracts people from all walks of life - a great crowd.

My brother in law also has a shotgun and hunts game birds and shoots vermin (rough shooting) with his springer at his side almost every week in season.

My father also carried a gun in the anti-terrorist squad in London's Metropolitan Police force as well as SO19 (the specialist firearms unit of the Met Police).

Despite all this, I am still glad that the UK has as strict a stance on gun ownership and usage as it does and you will find this view very much in the majority in the UK.

I have no issues at all with people owning firearms for the hunting of game, vermin and clay pigeon shooting, but I see no reason for guns to be held otherwise. This essentially means ownership of rifles and shotguns only, where legitimate use allows. I think the issue we have in the UK is that handguns and assault rifles (or their semi and single shot derivatives) are designed to kill people - that's the bit most Brits object to. I think the lack of a gun culture in the UK means that most people do not come into contact with guns at all in their lives.

Operation Trident (as mentioned in the post quoted by Glocky) has been set up by The Met Police to tackle black on black violence in London - most of which is gun crime. Indeed, the majority of gun crime comitted in the capital is by blacks on blacks. This is not a racist comment - simply a matter of public record. My dad's ex girlfriend still works on Trident as a family liasion, dealing with the aftermath of these crimes, BTW.

There are units of the police that do carry firearms in the UK (mostly Glock handguns and MP5's BTW), but these are mostly confined to airports, the aforementioned SO19 (and their out of London equivalents) and diplomatic protection teams. (My dad carried a S&W .38 in the anti-terrorist squad incidentally). When the public see a police officer in the UK, 99 times out of 100 it is without a gun. This is obviously different to the US, where my own limited experience over the pond tells me that most officers do carry a weapon.

As a result, I'm an Englishman who feels safer living in a country where access to guns is strictly limited - as opposed to US gun owners who feel safer with a firearm. I don't really think there is an end game to the argument of gun ownership v gun control once a civilian population has realtively free and easy access to guns, but where a very limited numbers of guns are in the public's hands I think it is better to maintain the status quo rather than open Pandora's box... Just my 2p
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Just as another view from England to the one posted by Glocky from his forum...

I went clay pigeon shooting last weekend with a friend who shoots every other weekend with his 12 year old son (I'm in England BTW). I've done this a number of times before and really do enjoy it. The other people who shoot are very friendly and it attracts people from all walks of life - a great crowd.

My brother in law also has a shotgun and hunts game birds and shoots vermin (rough shooting) with his springer at his side almost every week in season.

My father also carried a gun in the anti-terrorist squad in London's Metropolitan Police force as well as SO19 (the specialist firearms unit of the Met Police).

Despite all this, I am still glad that the UK has as strict a stance on gun ownership and usage as it does and you will find this view very much in the majority in the UK.

I have no issues at all with people owning firearms for the hunting of game, vermin and clay pigeon shooting, but I see no reason for guns to be held otherwise. This essentially means ownership of rifles and shotguns only, where legitimate use allows. I think the issue we have in the UK is that handguns and assault rifles (or their semi and single shot derivatives) are designed to kill people - that's the bit most Brits object to. I think the lack of a gun culture in the UK means that most people do not come into contact with guns at all in their lives.

Operation Trident (as mentioned in the post quoted by Glocky) has been set up by The Met Police to tackle black on black violence in London - most of which is gun crime. Indeed, the majority of gun crime comitted in the capital is by blacks on blacks. This is not a racist comment - simply a matter of public record. My dad's ex girlfriend still works on Trident as a family liasion, dealing with the aftermath of these crimes, BTW.

There are units of the police that do carry firearms in the UK (mostly Glock handguns and MP5's BTW), but these are mostly confined to airports, the aforementioned SO19 (and their out of London equivalents) and diplomatic protection teams. (My dad carried a S&W .38 in the anti-terrorist squad incidentally). When the public see a police officer in the UK, 99 times out of 100 it is without a gun. This is obviously different to the US, where my own limited experience over the pond tells me that most officers do carry a weapon.

As a result, I'm an Englishman who feels safer living in a country where access to guns is strictly limited - as opposed to US gun owners who feel safer with a firearm. I don't really think there is an end game to the argument of gun ownership v gun control once a civilian population has realtively free and easy access to guns, but where a very limited numbers of guns are in the public's hands I think it is better to maintain the status quo rather than open Pandora's box... Just my 2p
You feel safer knowing the law-abiding citizens can not jump through legal hoops to obtain a firearm for personal protection, but a criminal who cares nothing about the law can get a firearm very easily?

Keep in mind, that American's need for guns was solidified by us braking free from Britain with them. Our entire country was based on few major ideas. Freedom of speech, religion, press, and the right to bare arms. The idea was to eliminate supression. If you guys enjoy it, more power to ya.

Just out of curiosity, what would happen if someone went on the news and starting talking bad about the queen, parliment, etc. Would they get arrested? Can someone organize a protest and demand the queen be removed at the royal palace?
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Of course they are.
If you wanna take all the guns away from people, are you offering world peace and free karate classes to all women?

Eliminating weapons will not eliminate crime. The only people that think that way are the people that think guns commit crime.
I feel a million times safer knowing that dozens of citizens around me are carrying.
You're taking my quote out of context JJ. I'm not saying I'm against all gun ownership, but why would you need a handgun in the UK with such a miniscule amount of gun-related crime as a percentage of overall crime here? You may very well (legitimately in my opinion) feel the need to carry in the US to even up the odds if it is much more likely a criminal will be armed with a gun too - you are trying to compare two populations with hugely different attitudes to, and experience of, gun crime.
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