Anyone into handguns ?

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    Sep 21, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    Is there anyone who's an expert on handguns and actually has any ?
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 21, 2009 11:01 AM GMT
    Isn't there a site like www.gayswithguns.com or something where like-minded gun-totin' homos can chat about these things? The thought of discussing guns of this site gives me the heebie jeebies. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 21, 2009 11:07 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said The thought of discussing guns of this site gives me the heebie jeebies.
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    Sep 21, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
    I think this discussion is appropriate. If we can discuss the latest reality show or 'diva' on here, why not handguns?

    I'm not an expert in gun, but I've both a service weapon and a personal weapon here at home, both Sig Sauer.
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    Sep 21, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
    I'd live to learn how to shoot one. I think there is a gay group/club called Punk Pistols that I'll check out.
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    Sep 21, 2009 1:07 PM GMT
    I'm certainly no expert in firearms--and especially handguns. I grew up in northern MN, and like most my peers, traveled along the typical path of rifles/shotguns, rather than hand guns as one got older:

    Red Ryder BB gun -> 22 cal -> 4-10 or 20 gauge -> 16 or 12 guage -> deer rifle.

    However, one night, about 15 years ago, I was "hot prowled" while asleep. So I bought a used S&W 38 for personal protection. The best thing I did--and which I highly recommend if you live in CA (or anywhere else that offers a similar program) and aren't already experienced in hand gun usage, was to take a certified hand gun class. (FWIW, the 1-day class I took was given by a person who won the annual law enforcement shoot-off several years in a row, and helped train the military ship-boarding teams.) The morning was spent on the legalities if used in a defensive situation, plus related laws (such as those regarding possession/transportation, etc.) The afternoon was spent firing several boxes of rounds (my recollection was 100, or more) to familiarize one's self with the weapon, followed by use in (simulated) "stressful" situations (essentially a race between you and your competitor to accurately place 6 rounds in a prescribed pattern on a silhouette target of a human).

    PS: It's a small world. The used revolver that I purchased was surplus from the Hong Kong police department. A couple of years after I bought it, I was chatting online with a guy who retired from the HK police department and he said that he may have fired it as the weapons are not assigned by serial number to any particular person as their personal weapon, but rather issued at the beginning of each duty shift and turned back in at the end of the shift).

  • Arcangel7769

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    Sep 21, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    I dunno if I'd call myself an "expert", but yeah, I do know more than the average person about handguns. Nope, I'm not some wackjob, I actually compete with combat handgun under IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) events. It's a lot of fun. I haven't had the chance to do much competing this year cuz of school and other commitments, but a couple of years ago I ranked in at #35 in the city. It actually sounds better when you know that I'm in a city of 1.3 million people.

    Do I actually have any guns? Um...yeah.

    A couple....

    ok, mebbee a few....


    ...several?

    ...uh, what comes after several?

    Way after.

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    Sep 21, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    I am one of those awful pro-gun control liberals who thinks that control applies to everyone else, just not me. We keep a .32 revolver and a couple shotguns in the house. I live just two miles north of the Detroit city limits, afterall.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    I don't even think I have ever actually held a real gun. They scare me to death and I would never want one in my house.
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't even think I have ever actually held a real gun. They scare me to death and I would never want one in my house.


    and just when i thought i had you figured out- you gone and surprise meicon_razz.gif
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    My expertise with handguns is limited to having a pretty big one held to my head when I was robbed in my apartment. It only takes once to become an expert in the fear they provoke.
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't even think I have ever actually held a real gun. They scare me to death and I would never want one in my house.


    and just when i thought i had you figured out- you gone and surprise meicon_razz.gif


    What did you think I was, a pistol packin' Republican? :-)
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:30 PM GMT
    CJAZ has surpised me a number of times. If heads like his prevailed in the GOP, the GOP wouldn't seem so lunatic.
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Blackguy4you said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't even think I have ever actually held a real gun. They scare me to death and I would never want one in my house.


    and just when i thought i had you figured out- you gone and surprise meicon_razz.gif


    What did you think I was, a pistol packin' Republican? :-)


    actually yes- although somewhat of an understatement :-). you've left out tons of adjectives icon_biggrin.gif

    keep it up- i may ask for your hand in marriage yet. hmmm or would that be civil union... or just to shack up icon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    Hmmmm...I don't know, I don't think I could compete with TheGuyNextDoor :-)
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHmmmm...I don't know, I don't think I could compete with TheGuyNextDoor :-)


    oh there will be no competing - i'm willing to share. and since gforce seems to have first dibs on theguynext door; well anything is possible. and i'm fully stocked up on my vitamins - so i'm more than capable of taking on extras.
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    Sep 21, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    I've got a Sig. I frankly don't understand the irrational fear of guns. As Teddy Roosevelt said, "A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
  • mustangd

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    Sep 21, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    i believe in the 2nd amendment to the constitution, the right to bear arms to protect life and liberty. it is an individual choice whether or not to own a firearm. some people are uncomfortable with them, that is their perogative and right. others like myself, find that occasional target practice at a gunrange is an excellent way of clearing the cobwebs out of your head, as focusing on safety and placing the hole in the target where you want it demands your full attention. working nightshift convinced me to get my concealed carry permit, you can't predict what might be in the shadows these days.

    a gun, is useful also as a deterent, someone breaking into your home? you don't have to shoot them, put a round through the ceiling ( assuming you don't have someone living overhead ), it will wake the neighbors in most neighborhoods, and let the criminal know you are armed and mean business. i'd rather patch the ceiling than be harmed, and hurting someone, even a criminal, is a last resort.

    to answer your question, i have to ask a few questions. do you think you could be a good shot? would you have time to practice? if the answer is no to either, a shotgun is the BEST home defense weapon. it won't carry a great distance compared to most other firearms ( a .357 magnum for example), so you don't have to worry as much about hurting someone next door, and if you aren't a good shot, your odds of hitting a target are better. shotguns are an EXCELLENT deterent, as the sight alone, or the sound of a pump shotgun being "racked" will put fear into most criminal's hearts.

    if you are determined to get a handgun, go with a revolver. they don't jam, they can lay in a gun safe for years, and will go bang when fired, where an automatic is more likely to jam if the springs are tired from non-use and a full magazine.

    most crimes where a gun is used for defense occur within 15 feet, and its not like in the movies where you need 15 rounds to defend yourself, your first priority is to defend yoursef and get away, rather than stand and have a firefight. if/when you obtain a gun, keep your cellphone nearby, call for help first if you can, get away if you can, pop off a round in the air to alert neighbors and let the assailant know you mean business, fire at the assailant only as a last resort.

    3 last suggestions, get a gunsafe, a small one is fine, keep it handy, they make them that are securable and fast to open, you want to keep your gun loaded, but not out in the open for anyone to pick up and have an accident.

    consider laser sights, they greatly improve a novices' accuracy, you can point it around a corner and line up the dot on target without sticking your head out to get behind the sights, and the red dot WILL get a criminals attention, especially it is lined up on them.

    lastly be SAFE, know the gun you buy, know the difference between single and double action, never clean it loaded, don't play with it. sounds stupid doesn't it? but most gun accidents are related to those causes, not knowing single/double action, cleaning while loaded and someone treating the gun like a toy not a weapon.

    hope this helps, feel free to private mail me for any questions.
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    Sep 21, 2009 6:56 PM GMT

    I don't think I would call myself a handgun expert by any means, but I know my around them and I'm a good shot. I trained at http://www.sigsauer.com/Default.aspx and keep a Sig P238 Nitron in the vault at the range. I have shotguns and rifles for hunting at home - locked in a safe with the ammo locked in a separate safe. I don't regard any of them as means of personal protection, but as sports equipment - either for target shooting or hunting.
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    Sep 21, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHmmmm...I don't know, I don't think I could compete with TheGuyNextDoor :-)


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    come'ere stud. I'll show you how to shoot straight.
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    Sep 21, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    Justmi saidIs there anyone who's an expert on handguns and actually has any ?


    Yes. I compete weekly. I absolutely adore the 1911 in 45. It really is a timeless design. Despite being designed by Browning at the turn of last century, it still wins competitions. I have several 1911's hand-built by gunsmiths to my exact specification. I have built a few myself as well.

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    Sep 21, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    I love guns and shooting....gotta be ready for them zombies
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    Pianist said
    Justmi saidIs there anyone who's an expert on handguns and actually has any ?


    Yes. I compete weekly. I absolutely adore the 1911 in 45. It really is a timeless design. Despite being designed by Browning at the turn of last century, it still wins competitions. I have several 1911's hand-built by gunsmiths to my exact specification. I have built a few myself as well.



    You adore a gun? Haven't had much sex have you? How big is your cock?
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    Sep 21, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
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    Pianist said
    Justmi saidIs there anyone who's an expert on handguns and actually has any ?


    Yes. I compete weekly. I absolutely adore the 1911 in 45. It really is a timeless design. Despite being designed by Browning at the turn of last century, it still wins competitions. I have several 1911's hand-built by gunsmiths to my exact specification. I have built a few myself as well.



    You adore a gun? Haven't had much sex have you? How big is your cock?


    Please give me a little credit here. I meant of all the designs, it was my runaway favorite. The engineering really is ingenious in that it was ahead of its time; current manufacturers are still making new models strikingly similar to the nearly 100 year old design. It's simply a tool that aids in the sport - much like a snowboarder needs a good snowboard to win. I can respect that you don't like firearms; however, please do not personally attack me. It's a little juvenile, don't you think? I would expect more depth of thought from a man 17 years my senior.
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    Pianist said
    MadeNUSA said
    Pianist said
    Justmi saidIs there anyone who's an expert on handguns and actually has any ?


    Yes. I compete weekly. I absolutely adore the 1911 in 45. It really is a timeless design. Despite being designed by Browning at the turn of last century, it still wins competitions. I have several 1911's hand-built by gunsmiths to my exact specification. I have built a few myself as well.



    You adore a gun? Haven't had much sex have you? How big is your cock?


    Please give me a little credit here. I meant of all the designs, it was my runaway favorite. The engineering really is ingenious in that it was ahead of its time. Current manufacturers are still making new models strikingly similar the nearly 100 year old design. It's simply a tool that aids in the sport - much like a snowboarder needs a good snowboard to win. I can respect that you don't like firearms; however, please do not personally attack me. It's a little juvenile, don't you think? I would expect more depth from a man 17 years my senior.


    From someone absolutely adoring a gun... hmmmm