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  1. 8 points
    Stop being a douche to new people!
  2. 7 points
    I instituted a similar law in my store. Everyone who walks in must buy a gun. It doesn't have to be an AR.
  3. 7 points
    In 1973 I decided, after much study and rumination, that my first S&W had to be a .44 Special. While at the time everyone was coveting the model 29, .44 Magnum (remember this was post-“Dirty Harry”), I wanted a .44 Special. I told my shooting buddy that I wanted a S&W model 24 and he laughed at me. He said that it had been discontinued in 1967, and even if I could find one, I probably would not be able to afford it. That same friend, from whom I learned much of my S&W knowledge, later came to me and told me that J&G Rifle Ranch (an entity that still exists today) was selling original model 24 six and a half inch barrels. I bought one and salted it away. I was a great fan of the late Skeeter Skelton at that time. He was a gun writer for Shooting Times magazine and a great proponent of the .44 Special. He constantly lobbied S&W to bring back the model 24. While he was eventually successful (S&W reintroduced the model 24 in 1983 and later, in 1985, the stainless version model 624) I couldn’t wait. I guess I wasn’t alone in wanting one because a mini-industry, converting various S&W models to .44 Special, sprang up. I already had a leg up, in that I possessed an original barrel, I just needed a gun to convert. I found a gently used four inch model 28 at a LGS and purchased it for $125. Now I just needed a gunsmith to do the conversion. Skeeter recommended Miniature Machine Company of Deming, NM. Skeeter carried a lot of weight in the gun community, because when I contacted them about doing the conversion, I was put on a wait list – how long? Approximately a year. Sigh. Very shortly thereafter, I read an article in another gun magazine about a gunsmith in CA that was doing this conversion. I contacted him right away, liked what he said and gave him the job. My 28 and the 24 barrel got shipped off to George Matthews in Downey, CA. He bored and recessed the cylinder as well as making sure that it was square to the forcing cone. Installed the barrel and changed the Patridge front sight to a Baughman ramp with a gold insert. The beauty of using the original model 24 barrel was, not only did it have the correct roll marks, but it was satin finished, just like the model 28. I didn’t even need to have the gun refinished. My buddy and I went a little further when I got it back. We installed a smooth combat trigger – common today, but not so much in the early 70’s. We also installed a SAO model 14 rebound spring – again, entities like Wolff, Wilson or Miculek weren’t offering spring kits so this was the hot set-up to help reduce trigger pull. Sometime in the mid-80’s, as my eyes deteriorated, I installed a red dot optic using a B-Square, “no-drill” mount. It was a Tasco ProPoint and was huge. This was when Tasco optics were sourced from Japan and of good quality. It still resides atop that gun today. My converted model 28 is the most accurate of all the Smiths I own. Aside from the .44 Special being an inherently accurate cartridge, the work that George Matthews did, all contribute to its accuracy. Many turkeys and hams were won with that gun. Here is that gun… This is all back story to establish how much I love the .44 Special. Over the intervening years, since my conversion came into being, I have managed to accumulate a few more .44 Special revolvers. Not all of them S&W’s, but most are. I tell you all this to introduce you to what will be the pinnacle of my small .44 Special collection. I related the story of my encounter with all of the Heritage Guild stores in another thread – while that ended in disappointment, it primed my pump for a new addition to the safe. Saturday night I spent several hours combing 52 pages of S&W revolvers on a classified ad website for guns. Only one spoke to me. In 2001 S&W introduced a series of revolvers called the Heritage Series. This offering was in collaboration with the S&W Performance Center and Lew Horton Distributors. These were not exact copies of older guns (30’s and 40’s) but rather paid homage to them. They were a very divisive offering. It seemed the gun community either hated them or loved them – I fell into the second camp. This series of guns were available in several finishes, depending on the model. There was a blued finish as well as a nickel finish, but the most desired finish was a color case hardened frame done by the master, Doug Turnbull, himself. These frames were paired with a blue cylinder and barrel. It was this variation of a model 24-5, that I came across in those listings. A couple of negotiating e-mails later, and the gun, number 25 of 327, was mine. I just sent off the funds this morning. Here is what I am getting… Now the hard part, the waiting. I have two guns at my dealer right now. I’m waiting for my OGAM exemption to come from the NJSP. Since the exemption purchase is outside of the OGAM framework, I’ll be able to purchase the 24-5 separately regardless of the time interval. I hope to bring all three home at once. Adios, Pizza Bob
  4. 7 points
    He could also have LGS’s call directly to the federal line bypassing the state police and saving money as well... There’s that option as well. Or did I miss something?
  5. 7 points
    Oh, please! I almost spit out my beverage. My dear young man, you opened your first post by saying you liked to "debate"... since then, you've hung out almost exclusively on an unmoderated forum, where you've employed a "hit and run" posting style that IMO is designed to inflame. Listen, honestly... I hope your event is a great time... I applaud that you're arranging an outing. But as someone who's read all of your posts, I would seriously recommend you stop wagging your finger sanctimoniously at people who you've enjoyed stirring up for so many months. You made this bed.... Edit: Cabalrayz got there quicker, but yeah, same sentiment! And truly, I'm not trying to be "mean" - but maybe there's a lesson here to be learned?
  6. 6 points
    With that snaggletooth? You’re brave...
  7. 6 points
    Call me tin-foil hat paranoid, but we need to stop this right now. Do you now how this looks, or how it will be interpreted by somebody like a member of "Moms Demand Action?" They'll say that we are helping/encouraging convicted felons to obtain guns. If the OP is not smart enough to contact a lawyer (and given the grammar and syntax of the post that may be) then i for one really could forego him joining the firearms community. Adios, Pizza Bob
  8. 6 points
    It would bother me. It’s none of their damn business. Does he get a medal or patch for every 5 rifles he finds that are out of “compliance?” His job is range safety officer not a cop.
  9. 6 points
  10. 6 points
    I found this pretty funny. More so if you frequent 1911 forums, which I do.
  11. 6 points
    Okay... so where do we start. 1. The law prohibiting 30 round magazines passed A LONG LONG LONG time ago. The law just passed limited the capacity to 10 vs 15. 2. You are not going to find an FFL who is stupid enough to risk their license to sell you an illegal magazine. Beyond that, you can't be serious right? You come on to a community as a relative newbie and ask people how you can break the law? And I am just wondering.... "are you for real?" Because either... 1. This is a liberal troll trying to prove gun owners are stupid... In which case this is really stupid, or. 2. You are seriously asking in which case, and I say this with the utmost respect.... You're an idiot. No one is going to help you break the law, perhaps some gang bangers on the corner in Camden or Newark will know... or if you really want to know, visit 125 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 or call 609-292-6000. They may be able to help.
  12. 6 points
    Any detachable magazine with a capacity higher than 10 rounds is illegal in the state of New Jersey.
  13. 6 points
    The indoor range/gun shop facility formerly known as Eagle Eye and then Hague's is under NEW OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT. It will be tentatively known as FREEDOM RANGE and is now owned and run by the same good folks as Freedom Ammo in Mantua NJ. Glenn Scheetz hopes to have his new facility open by the end of April-ish on a 7-days-a-week schedule. More details as we get closer to the Grand Opening date
  14. 6 points
    Broke? This state is morally, ethically and constitutionally bankrupt!
  15. 6 points
  16. 6 points
    They very well may have Scorpio. I personally speak to every person that comes in to surrender a firearm. I explain to them how our ownership laws work and what they would need to do to keep or sell the firearm. If necessary I provide them with paperwork and offer to help them fill it out. I explain alternate ways to divest themselves of the gun - such as selling it to a shop or a private buyer, or putting it on consignment. I do everything in my power to get people to do something other than surrender the firearm to the Department - because once it’s ours, it must be destroyed. On very rare occasions for certain unique items, I can get a use order to keep it as a training aid, but the owner has to sign off on that too. All that being said, of the many dozens of people that have brought firearms in to surrender them, after all the knowledge and time I spend with them, not a single one has ever not surrendered it anyway. Additionally, only two have allowed us to keep their firearm for a training aid. All the rest signed off that they want it to be surrendered to us for destruction. It is not always the PD that deserves the blame.
  17. 6 points
    Well, well, well. The Supremes Just woke up NJ -High Court Considers Taking ANJRPC Appeal February 19, 2019. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court required the State of New Jersey to file a brief in response to ANJRPC's petition asking the High Court to hear its challenge to NJ's carry laws. Under the Supreme Court’s order, the State of New Jersey is required to file papers by March 21, arguing why the High Court should not agree to hear ANJRPC's appeal. NJ had previously ignored the appeal. https://www.anjrpc.org/page/SupremeCtRequiresNJFileResponseinCarryAppeal
  18. 6 points
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    No is a qualified answer... N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:1-4 - No permit to purchase a handgun or FPIC shall be issued to any person who: Has been “convicted of any crime” (under New Jersey law, a crime is an offense “for which a sentence of imprisonment in excess of 6 months is authorized);” Save your money.
  21. 5 points
    I saw this letter by a NZ Senator, at first I thought it was fake. WaPo and Fox have referenced it, so it appears to be legit. It really spells out the issue with immigration:
  22. 5 points
    @Underdog, if you go back in time to when this article was written, there were several prominent 2A figures creating a super unrealistic atmosphere of fear, as @Mrs. Peelsaid above. I in no way believe we should be complacent or just sit and take it (as i said in my article), but creating that fear, knowing full well it was unrealistic was unfortunate and unnecessary. I instead sought to give a realistic approach with practical advice for people. As i said above, our rights were violated, more is coming - but i am no fan of scaring people just to scare them, or whatever purpose they had in their outrageous suggestions. While most of your response was polite and appropriate, I take severe issue with your insinuation of me using this to try to drum up business. I was not the one telling people the Gestapo was coming, NJSP was going to go door to door, that murphy will have to do raids because of political pressure for his laws to work, that ownership of a Beretta 92 or Glock 19 was sufficient for police to get a warrant (on an interesting side note, my 92, which i bought used, actually came with 10 round mags from factory oddly enough). The person who did that, is the same guy who speaks from location to location for $10 dollars a head. you would think his fear mongering, knowing full well it was just that, was designed to drum up business and get bodies in the seats. Nothing in my article was about restricting free speech, red flag laws, reasonable detours, or the like. This was about one issue, prominent 2a figures telling people that the police will be raiding them for a variety of reasons related to magazines or that they face decades in jail for them. Out of curiosity, how many search warrants have you heard of solely based upon non-compliant magazines? Heard of any doors kicked in for solely owning a Glock 19 and its ability to accept large capacity magazines? How many people have been sentenced to consecutive 18 month terms for these non-compliant magazines? How many otherwise law abiding gun owners have been charged for solely a non-compliant magazine? Dont mistake me calling out nonsense with me being ok with the trampling of our rights.
  23. 5 points
    I wonder if folks on the automotive boards spend this much time arguing about firearm technology?
  24. 5 points
    Almost the entire state house is up this November. If people will wake up and vote a turn over would render The Beav impotent.
  25. 5 points
    You are all missing the point they are now charging a fee to exercise a constitutional right that shall not be infringed. Even $2 is illegal.
  26. 5 points
  27. 5 points
    Murphy is just a Democratic asshole that was voted in by asshole Democratic New Jersey voters Tax and Spend, then tax again, typical Democratic operation.
  28. 5 points
  29. 5 points
    If noting else it will wake the Fudds up. They sat around on their lame asses for decades saying "gee, I only hunt wabbits with my shotgun, none of this concerns me" Well, guess what, now it concerns everyone!
  30. 5 points
    Full auto ak. Glock 17 w/50 rd mags. I also have tracers for the ak. 10am right.
  31. 5 points
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you are the kinda guy that does not like to compete in anything you are not good at. Whether this is the case or not, keep this in mind. Whenever you are in a competition, your true opponent is yourself. You may think it's the people you are competing with, the operative word here is "WITH", but the one you are truly competing against is yourself. If one can put their ego aside, and do the necessary things today, the person they become tomorrow will be stronger. That only happens when one challenges themselves.
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  34. 5 points
    It is Pork Roll (note the capitalization). If you prefer Case or Trenton over the Taylor brand, do you still call it Taylor Ham? Do you then call it Trenton Ham or Case Ham? I think not, that would be silly. Ham, a delicious product in and of itself, is an existing cut of meat, codified as to it’s source by regulations. Pork Roll most certainly does not meet that definition. If I ordered a ham sandwich and received Pork Roll, I would be quite put out - well, at least until I tasted it and discovered the deliciousness that is Pork Roll. But, that is neither here nor there. What is important is the following: It is Pork Roll. Taylor’s Pork Roll is acceptable. Taylor Ham is not. That is all.
  35. 5 points
    If SCOTUS decides to hear the case I honestly believe NJ's "justifiable need" will go down in flames. There is no way the court can cite this kind of restriction based on constitutional law. Its a pure fabrication and should be ruled as such. We shall see...
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    I’m sure that most of you have shooting buddies. People in the firearms community with common interests with whom you can freely talk about guns, gear and whatever trips your trigger. Leo was that person for me. I’ve known Leo for 47 years. We met, as one would expect, at a turkey shoot in Harvey’s Lake, PA. He was as enamored with S&W then as I am now. He was my teacher, whom I eventually eclipsed and became his teacher. That was only because Leo was somewhat of a luddite and never explored, or even knew how to explore, the Internet. It was a knowledge base that he denied to himself. That only slowed him down slightly as I helped bird dog for him and arrange for some primo S&W purchases. Always fun spending OPM. When I met Leo, he was a SS Disability Claims Examiner. Was married and owned his own home. Over time he confided in me that the two things that he wanted most in his life were to join the military (he had an appointment to West Point, but couldn’t pass the physical because he was color blind), and to become a nurse. This came about because of a teenage job as an orderly at the local veteran’s hospital. Also, when I met him, he was about as tall as he was wide. He was one of the most single minded of purpose people I’ll ever know. After I moved to NJ (with my future ex-wife) we kept in touch by phone, but hadn’t visited in some time. He started to fulfill his life’s ambitions by getting his Associates Degree in nursing and passing his boards to become an RN. Then one day I got a call from him in which he imparted that he had divorced his wife, sold his house and joined the navy. He made the age deadline by two months – probably the oldest ensign in the navy. I queried him about his weight – he told me he had dropped 90 pounds. When asked how, he said a lot of salad and a lot of Nautilus. He became a navy nurse. He intended to be a lifer. His first duty station was Camp Lejeune and he spent, I believe, six years there. It was during this time that it was later revealed, the water was contaminated by all sorts of nasty things – benzene to name but one. This wasn’t discovered until years after his tenure there and the military gave those stationed there special dispensation when it came to future medical problems. From Lejeune he was stationed in Guam. He once wrote to me and told me that he finally had figured out what Guam stood for: Give Up And Masturbate. I think that, as with many in the medical field, Leo was a bit of a hypochondriac. He was constantly having himself checked for this or that malady – including several trips back from Guam to Bethesda. I always say, that if you give doctors enough opportunity, they’ll eventually find something. Such was the case with my pal Leo. After eleven years in the navy, he was diagnosed with MS. He got a medical discharge, which eventually rose to 100% disability. Still didn’t slow him down too much – just changed calibers, from the big bores to .32 S&W Long. Bought a house out in the country and became somewhat of a hermit. He eschewed TV and the movies but was a voracious reader – amassing over 3000 books in his small house. Most rooms in the house were floor to ceiling book shelves – except for his reloading room, which was floor to ceiling components, loaded ammo and about five presses – so he kept busy and had a few close friends that kept an eye on him. He used to drive down to visit my SO and me and stay for several days at a time. We would do the rounds of the LGS’s. He was especially fond of our dog Maggie. Over the last seven or eight months, he grew increasingly hard to contact. I’d call and get his voice mail, leave a message that was seldom returned. Finally, there were no return calls at all. This sent me to the Internet to check the obituaries, as I feared the worst. No obit to be found. In my last visit to him, he had showed me a Trijicon RX30 red dot sight and offered it to me at a great price. I came home and thought about for a while and decided to buy it from him. I sent him a check. It was after this that he dropped from sight. One day I get a text from an unknown person. They told me that Leo was in the hospital and had instructed this person to send me the sight. I knew the name and had maybe met him once, but this guy turned out to be a saint. He found Leo sitting in the dark at his house. The electricity had been turned off because he hadn’t paid the bill. There was no telling how long he had been sitting there, but the food in the refrigerator had spoiled, so it was at least a couple days. Money wasn’t really the problem – although it was later found out that an unscrupulous care giver and a waitress at a restaurant he frequented, had taken him for several thousand dollars with their tales of woe. End game was that Leo became less and less lucid and even became combative. He was eventually 302’d and that was extended several times. He was diagnosed with dementia. It took them a while to sort out his meds (not sure they really have) and he is now living in a veteran’s home in Scranton, PA. I found all this out after another flurry of trying to track him down and/or see if he had died. I finally got hold of the fellow that mailed my sight (Scott). Scott related this whole sad story to me. He had been taking care of Leo all these months. Had gotten power of attorney and straightened out his finances. Helped him (he has periods of lucidity) liquidate his considerable firearms collection (at one point he had over 70 N-frame Smiths alone), go through the commitment process and eventually get him admitted to the veteran’s home. Looking back over what I have written, I noticed that I keep referring to him in the past tense. Make no mistake, he is still alive. I actually spoke to him today – which was the impetus for this lengthy post. He is not the Leo that I once knew, with whom I shared shooting experiences and discussed the pros and cons of one caliber over another, or the benefits of a particular Smith & Wesson and whether or not it was worth the asking price. I don’t know if it was the meds they have him on or just his condition, given the dementia, but it was just sad. I’m glad that he is being taken care of, in what Scott describes as a wonderful facility. But I have to wonder if it is all worth it. If Leo were cognizant of his condition, and still in possession of some of his prized S&W’s, I’m not sure that this wouldn’t have ended another way – and the sad part about that, is that I’m not sure that would have been a bad thing. I miss my buddy. If you have stuck with this, this long, thanks for reading this. I have to go, my keyboard seems to be leaking. Adios, Pizza Bob
  38. 4 points
    i have a Idea, " Lets tax illegals instead of giving them free stuff " maybe they will go home if they get treated like taxpayers.
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  41. 4 points
    The only problem I see is that people break into vehicles to steel power tools all the time. May want to disguise it in another type of box.
  42. 4 points
    I took a 2 hour drive north up to the Tampa Florida fair. Before I left I checked the Fair web page for their policy on CC. I found very little. After we parked the car I was standing at the main entrance ticket booth and noticed metal detectors and a few deputies. I walked up and asked if concealed weapons were permitted on the fair grounds. He asked if I had one. I told him I did and he asked for my CWFL. He got on his radio and ran the number. It came back with my full name and he said follow me around the line and the metal detectors. He than said have a nice day. I waited for my wife and noticed other deputies escorting others around the line as well. Very professional law enforcement agency.
  43. 4 points
    I am the original owner of this beautiful Wilson Combat X-Tac with light rail, chambered in 9mm. It was used for Wilson's promotional materials before I bought it. Condition is excellent with only 310 rounds through it. Includes everything you'd get new: bag, dog-tags, paperwork including test target as well as some extra grip screws (hex silver and hex black) and 8 magazines (4 Wilson 8-round, 1 Wilson 10-round and 3 Kimber 8-round). This gun has many premium/custom features: • Black Armor Tuff Finish • Compact Carbon Steel Round Butt Frame • Unique X-Tac Frontstrap / Mainspring Housing Treatment • High-Ride Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety • Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety • 3 ½# - 4 ½# Crisp Trigger Pull • Bullet Proof One Piece Magazine Well • G10 Starburst Grips • 4" Carbon Steel Slide • Unique X-Tac Rear Cocking Serration Treatment on Slide • Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight • 4" Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel • Fluted Chamber • Slide Top Serrations 30 LPI • Flush Cut / Reverse Crown • Rear of Slide Serrations 40 LPI Original price is over $3600 on this gun. Will sell for $2750 for a face-to-face deal at my FFL. Please contact me with any questions. Condition is excellent - only marks are a slight idiot mark behind the slide stop and some rub marks at the tip of the slide from the holster. Great gun! Thanks for reading.
  44. 4 points
    I'll buy all the 9mm you have as long as it's not freedom munitions or a ton of crimped stuff. Like Adam said, Nancy, Maxine and Greenday want you to scrap it.
  45. 4 points
  46. 4 points
    Are they still inspecting range bags looking for contraband?
  47. 4 points
  48. 4 points
    NJ may be in for a surprise, they have been so restrictive with their scheme to limit carry that it just may backfire on them.
  49. 4 points
    sometimes this place feels like farcebook. the fact is that most of us here love dogs. there's no argument there. we all know now that this guy wasn't the innocent he painted himself to be originally. it appears as if his dogs have in the past had issues with attacking people and animals. there is a pattern there. the neighbor shot this dog apparently to protect his livestock. shot it what? 4 or 5 times? few shots in the legs? some of you seem to feel that he did the leg shots deliberate. yet...... we all keep talking how ridiculous it is to expect a cop to shoot a perp in the leg 'cause small fast moving target. and some of you think that he aimed for the dogs legs. i'd venture that the guy just wasn't a good shot. no one wants to see a dog shot. the neighbor did what he felt was necessary. if the shitty owner hadn't been shitty, this poor dog would still be alive. that's pretty much what it comes down to.
  50. 4 points
    for starters it’s their job. If they want to be activist let them get jobs in the murphy administration, the pay is good and no heavy lifting

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