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  1. 10 points
    If you have a better business plan, have the guts to put your house your life savings and risk all you have to open a very very expensive business to operate, well have at it. Till then, keep your unfriendly comments about this tragedy to yourself. It is unfair and frankly classless. You have a suggestion to better our pricing? I am at the range most days 8-4 I am all ears.
  2. 6 points
    OK, last thing..... LOl. Yes you can come see ME with your hero file of certificates and I will square you away. As far as the $125.00, I just spoke to my Director of Training and that course was developed on 06/16/2014 by a previous employee. The class was a bit more inclusive, my understanding, and though it was high then, it was also longer. Anyway, in reviewing it more closely, I am lowering it to $75.00 which in my opinion is more reasonable. Also, and for the record, I have always taken the members of this group as kind, well intentioned and responsible gun owners that have passion and pride for the industry. Likewise, I have taken a lot of guidance and advice to help grow this company and to that point I thank you all. My doors are always open and I am not stupid enough to not except change. Change for the betterment of my customers and the betterment of my wallet. lol
  3. 6 points
    What the Fuck is wrong with you guys? This shit is exactly why people and vendors give up on this place! You turn a post about a burglary into trashing the guy’s business? Do yourselves a favor and stay on topic or shut the fuck up. You have issues? Speak to him privately. Don’t bash him in public. As with anything else, you don’t like his company? Don’t go.... Fucking arm chair warriors! Un-fucking real! And while you are at it, take your expertise in forensics and get yourself out in the real world and show us your ingenuity. What? Have none? Again! STFU! [emoji35]🤬 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    This thread sucks Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  6. 5 points
    My simplistic take on the subject is this: More ranges and dealers are a good thing. Free enterprise allows for a wide variety of pricing models in the marketplace. Free enterprise allows me to decide where and how I spend my money-so I'm not bothered by point #2. Getting robbed really sucks; It doesn't matter if the losses are largely covered by insurance. That doesn't make them 'free'.
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    FYI, our incidents were 3 months apart not weeks. And though we appreciated the few customers that voiced concern, the policy changes were a joint effort with the NSSF, suicide prevention team and a group of range owners working in consortium. Those are the facts!
  9. 3 points
    Then go buy one from a $h!thole country.
  10. 3 points
    Except your sense of security, your reputation for keeping guns out of the hands of bad guys*, your reputation in the community*, and your peace of mind. trag·e·dy ˈtrajədē/ noun 1. an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe. I would say tragedy fits the description of this crime to the owners, employees, and members of the business, as well as the local community in general and anyone that may be a victim to one of the stolen guns. * Note: I am not saying RTSP did anything wrong. What I am saying is that Anti-gunners, anti 2A politicians, and the media will blame RTSP for the guns getting out into the community, instead of the burglars - where the blame rightly belongs. Unfortunately, right or wrong, the only person that has to care about the bad publicity is RTSP.
  11. 3 points
    +1 for me as well .. new to the forums but this kind of bashing is totally uncalled for and childish. If some places prices are too high for you then take your business elsewhere. But this conversation and the opinions within them went overboard way too fast. Keep it civil here and save your anger for Murphy and the Anti-2A'ers RTSP Keep on trucking. I'll be there bright an early in the morning to get some range time in.
  12. 3 points
    +1 Especially considering that RSTP has done absolutely nothing so egregious that deserves the public shaming to serve as a warning to other shooters to avoid the place.
  13. 3 points
    How did this thread that was about the fact that bad guys broke into a store and stole stuff turn into an attack and defense of their business model? Now why the attack on the definition of a tragedy? Sure it is a tragedy when someone gets killed or non-replaceable objects are taken. But anyone that has built a business will feel it a tragedy and a personal attack when what they build is attacked or destroyed even if it can be replaced with money. If you have never built a business perhaps you can't feel that, but I understand where Pete is coming from. As for pricing, well every business builds their own business model. Some are low priced others are high priced. They each target a different demographic and have different means of achieving their goals. If you operate in a high cost area and offer huge inventory and lots of service and support you are typically going to have higher prices. Any business typically offers three things- price, service and quality - as a customer you typically get to pick any two of those that you want and the business sets the other. That is why there are many different businesses around. My suggestion for those that don't need service and support buy online since they just want the cheapest price. If you want to be able to hold the product and compare it to lots of others and be able to ask many people behind the counter about the product then you will likely pay more at a full service business. So, have the bad guys been caught, any lead on them?
  14. 2 points
    Hell no ! Not for me. I can't even deal with my wife driving skills.
  15. 2 points
    The local police should not be calling about anything unless it has the word conviction next to it and it hasn't been expunged. More NJ BS. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    AVB, I find it just as easy (and tasty) to use Jiffy Cornbread mix...(tell my family members and I’ll deny it to your face) rather than my mother’s recipe. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may want to use multiple boxes. I think my cornbread pan is a 10” Wagner skillet, about 80 years old. For that pan, I use 2 boxes of Jiffy. I add diced jalapeño peppers (white membrane and seeds removed), and a handful of cheddar/jack cheese blend. My mom used to add roasted corn, cut off the cob of course, but I usually don’t. My dad loves it that way. Make SURE you heat that pan up well..I put the pan in the oven for at least an hour ahead of time, gets it’s nice and hot. Give it a quick wipe down with crisco on a paper towel. Pour in your batter, and bake it. Toothpick in the center of the cornbread should come out clean to indicate it’s done.
  17. 2 points
    biggest truth in this thread, I live a couple hrs away from RTSP so they will never be my home range but i've been there a few times shooting and purchasing. Peter is a great guy with an excellent business, i remember we had a small forum outing there about a year ago felt like a real VIP shooting there. Afterwards was given a 90min tour him Peter showing us the entire facility inside and out (he took us up on the roof lol) made me wish I lived closer to come back more often. RTSP keep doing what you are doing the haters can eat shit.
  18. 2 points
    Why waste your time with the children here - ?? Run your business how you see fit and the market bears.......... Effing gun people - makes me shake my head sometimes......... Sad to hear bout the losses and that is a hit to any kind of business - stop feeding what would be called trolls elsewhere - but sadly are members here.... NOW - if we can convince the NJ State PBA that they should fight against mag limits....instead of embracing them as - "hey its ok it doesn't apply to us...."
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    My grandmother used to say... "People know the price of everything and the value of nothing". For whatever reason RTSP sets their pricing policy, it's just that, their policy. If you don't like it, shop somewhere else. I've never been to RTSP but I've heard mostly good things about them. Would I buy a firearm from them? Probably not, because I am a bargain hunter. Not everyone shops like me and I don't expect every retailer to accommodate my buying habits. As a general rule, I spend about 1/3rd of my shooting sports budget locally. I do this to support our state's LGSs. I have seen dozens go out of business over the years because of the cost of doing bidniz in NJ. Am I paying more than I would at Bud's or PSA, well, sure. But I'm getting something I can't from Bud's, live in person service, advice, expertise, the ability to touch it before I decide to buy and the ability to take it home today. It's called value added retail. That's what you are paying for at a LGS. I've also found that if you do business enough with someone, you become a regular customer. As such, I can usually negotiate good deals. Relationships matter and you don't get that from an on-line retailer. If RTSP's prices are so outrageous, they will go out of business because people will shop somewhere else. From what I see though, they are not going out of business any time soon. They must be doing something right. Concerning the break in. I can only guess that someone who is blase about it has never been burglarized or robbed. Whether it's your home or business, it's still personal. It's not like a multinational conglomerate retailer was broken into, it was a locally owned and operated LGS built with hand and heart by the proprietors. There is no greater sense of being violated than having something stolen from you.
  21. 2 points
    Unfortunately, a family issue just developed that I have to deal with this weekend. I wish I could join you all on Sunday! @Zeke, you owe me a hot cocoa. Have fun and shoot the crap (or poopy) out of the clays.
  22. 2 points
  23. 1 point
    As a car-guy, I enjoy the active involvement of driving a car, especially if it is a rare, old, fun, fast or just plain different type of car, truck, van or vehicle. Recently, I have been discussing with friends, co-workers and neighbors, some who are also car-folks and some who are not, the evolving and improving technology that will ultimately lead to self-driving cars, (aka: autonomous vehicles). Much has been written about how rapidly these autonomous vehicles may come to market, with thought provoking articles from both Dan Neil / WSJ and Mark Rechtin / Motor Trend, which I agree with. But that is only part of the equation of whether or not we will see them on the road anytime soon. I am not going to hold my breath…. Some folks can hardly wait for that time to come, while others, such as me are not as enthusiastic, as well as harbor concerns and doubts about a number of the challenges involved. While the concept of being whisked from point A to point B in the privacy of a small private vehicle, not shared with others, where we do not actively have to operate it, is a very compelling and appealing idea. One could argue that work productivity could conceivably increase by turning commuting time into work time. Or it may allow for continued personal time to eat, read or sleep. I will be the first to admit that a lengthy driving commute rapidly becomes very tedious, strenuous, tense and aggravating due to circumstances beyond one’s control including delays due to construction, accidents and other distracted drivers. But I do relish the sheer fun and enjoyment of getting behind the wheel of a fun vehicle and taking it for a pleasure drive, preferably on non-congested and scenic roads. It is even more fun if the car is an open roadster or convertible where you have the wind in your face and hair and can hear nature and the wonderful engine and exhaust sounds of your car’s internal combustion engine. Alas, I do not think that I have to worry about self-driving cars replacing our current crop of driver-required cars or trucks anytime soon. As others have speculated, we will most likely see long-haul trucks traveling on interstate highways as the first driver-less autonomous driving vehicles. This transportation evolution is not going to be delayed due to the rapidly improving technological advances being made by individual automobile manufacturers such as Tesla and consortium's and joint-ventures that include GM, Daimler, BMW, Audi, VW, Nissan, Toyota. Autonomous driving vehicles will be delayed due to a number of important factors including: costs; legal; infrastructure, weather, and human impatience and unpredictability. Let me explain: Infrastructure – We all know that most of our secondary and primary roadway network is in less than an optimal state of repair, let alone the horrible condition of our grid of urban and suburban residential streets. I read that there are over 4 million miles of roads in the US, with only about 2.7 million miles of those roads being paved. The current technology for autonomous vehicles require roadways that are in good shape and are well marked. This requirement will greatly limit exactly where autonomous vehicles can actually travel. Costs – The NHTA estimates that the US spends roughly $100 billion per year just to maintain the roads we have as they are, filling potholes and re-painting lane markings, etc. Unless our dysfunctional Congress is willing to work together and generate a massive infrastructure improvement bill, estimated to cost over $1 trillion, we will not have roads that will accommodate autonomous vehicles. Weather – At this point, no autonomous technology has been developed that can successfully cope with driving on snow-covered roads where lane markings are obscured and the snow/freezing rain driving conditions would interfere with the vehicle’s radar and laser sensors, as well as cameras. Just think how obstructed your back up camera image is during a snow storm and driving in sloppy slushy snow. It is possible to install sensors in the roads but that will be very costly. Legal – Since the US is such a litigious society, we know that accidents involving autonomous vehicles will raise new legal questions, primarily focused on fault, especially involving a fatal accident. The automobile insurance industry working with the tort lawyers will have to figure out the challenging issue of who is at fault vs. no-fault if the car has no driver. Are manufacturers willing to assume some part of the legal liability? I tend to doubt many will want to or be able to afford to. Human Impatience – We all know how impatient we humans are, especially in the NYC/NNJ metro region. Most of us drive faster than the posted speed limits, usually when conditions permit, but not always. We will pass stopped vehicles and pass slower moving vehicles, when possible. So far, with the beta-testing that Uber is doing in selected cities around the US, their specially equipped Volvo V90 SUV’s do not exceed the speed limit and do not pass stopped vehicles in front of them. I heard from drivers in Pittsburgh, (one of the Uber beta cities), that local drivers hate to be stuck behind any of these vehicles since it greatly slows down their trip. Will owners and occupants of autonomous vehicles be any more patient when in traffic….? Human Unpredictability – How will the labyrinth orchestra of lasers, radar and cameras all connected to a computer that controls the acceleration, braking and steering of a car deal with erratic and/or impaired drivers of other vehicles, let alone jaywalking pedestrians, especially young children? Will the computer just slow everything down? Is this the right solution? Is a slower commute or trip going to be a result of autonomous cars usurping driver-required cars? The combination of all these factors and issues make me sleep well at night knowing that we probably will not see a significant number of autonomous vehicles on American roads for the next 20 years. But alas, it will eventually happen….. AVB-AMG
  24. 1 point
    Yes but it’s been closed for years Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    I have to agree that Peter, Rick, and Brad are good guys who have built a terrific business. I was a charter member there when they first opened, and only let my membership lapse when I had options a lot closer to home. I still get out there from time to time for training and such. (I would recommend their handgun drills sessions on Tuesday nights and Friday mornings.) Other range owners and training groups get accused of being "expensive." One of the nice things about America is that there are different price points for various tastes and budgets. Same is true of gyms, which can range from $10 a month up to $100 a month. If a company is staying in business and keeping busy, then by default, their price point is OK. People are free to go there or not. What a great country!
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    " jalapeño cheddar sausage" No need to prep if you eat this.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Fricken cyborgs dude! Wait till the singularity. Judgment day! Emilio will be running from trucks and stuff. Sarah Conner is our only hope
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    My $0.02 We may have them sooner than 10-15 years, but if we do they won't be ready. To date, despite idiots on the internet claiming otherwise, they aren't very good at driving. Or, more precisely, we think humans are way worse at driving then they are. Google are the only ones who have put up or shut up with data on incidents. By my last evaluation, they are running about 89.X% of human driver performance by mile. So at best you are looking at more but possibly less severe accidents. (really people are quite good a driving. Every time you notice that asshole being an asshole, you ignore the other 50 people on the road near you that kept that asshole from causing tragedy. The average human driver goes about 110k miles between accidents, even if it doesn't seem like it. Google's algorithm is at about 98,000 and change between them) That being said, that record is based on: -no testing in significant rain, just drizzle and mostly not that. -no testing on damaged roads. -no testing in snow or ice. A big tell on this is Ford's position. They shit canned retail autonomous vehicles in the near future primarily because to be decent, they need multiple sensor input, and maintaining that in bad weather is nearly impossible to date without making something heinously awful to look at and package. Secondly, programming behavior that is safe for roads that don't behave like textbook roads increases complexity, and that is still an issue. Combine those two and it just isn't going to be ready. That was 2017. 2018, and Ford feels compelled to start selling them in 2021. Well what changed? One they got some protections by easing of regulations. So it won't be their fault when they fail. Additionally, they are only selling to commercial buyers. Likely because they can still see value in a vehicle they agree to only deploy in certain conditions. Being able to fire all your drivers in arizona can still save you money. Telling a retail buyer they can't drive it six months of the year, or drive it to visit grandma in a wintery state won't fly. Additionally, there are very practical issues with widespread adoption that will likely resolve, but not real soon. First is the level of computing power needed for the AI. To be good, this is likely to not be something you can combine with a really efficient electric car or an affordable electric car. It may even cause issues with hybrids and/or gas engines making CAFE goals. As an example, the tesla model S barely has the compute to do the worst version of this stuff, and it dwarfs most vehicles in that department. If used in a coal powered region, it's not even as fuel efficient as the average midsize sedan with a gas engine in the current market. Better batteries, better computing, or eased regulations will make this less problematic over time, but it will take time.
  32. 1 point
    I was listening to a podcast about these vehicles recently and they had this thought experiment where, basically, Imagine your car is approaching an intersection at speed where a bunch of pedestrians entered against a red light...does your car actually perform the calculation "swerve and possibly injure my occupant (one life) vs. plow through the intersection and maybe injure a few"? Such that your car will actually intentionally swerve into a bridge abutment or another car? Probably unlikely. But unnerving.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    It's engineering. The grip was cut to accept Glock 19 magazines so you lose the spot where your pinky rests. Drove me nuts. If it was reliable then I might have accepted it. But the rifle is cheaply made, unreliable and doesn't inspire trust. The Ruger PCC is the complete opposite.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    10x pretty much covered it. 49 CFR 175.10 lists exceptions for hazmat. Powder and primers are not listed as an exception. The 11 lb limit is from FAA but an airline can have stricter restrictions.
  37. 1 point
    Smokeless powder, and especially black powder, are non-starters. Ditto for primers. Don't try to bring them on the plane. Primed empty cases should logically be ok as they aren't hazmat items, but don't count on the airlines agreeing with that. As for the quantity of ammo allowed, it seems to vary with the airline, and often the counter person. You can often find an airline's ammo limit on their website. Print it out and bring it with you, in case the counter person had a different opinion. Packaging guidelines usually say something like 'factory packaging or equivalent', meaning you're fine if you leave the ammo in the factory box, you should be fine with reloads in MTM cases or similar, but don't bring a ziplock bag full of loose ammo. Common quantity limits you'll encounter are 5 lbs, 500 rounds, 5 boxes...I think that all links back to an old international regulation limiting small arms ammo in checked baggage to 5 kg (11 lbs), and that '5' got bastardized into all kinds of interpretations. So check with the airline you are using.
  38. 1 point
    Chowing down on our own ......again. Seems they have won without firing a real shot....
  39. 1 point
    For this upcoming weekend's Super Bowl, I am making chili for us. As I did last year and which has been a tradition for us for the past 10+ years, chili is a Super Bowl tradition, which in turn is complimented with some nice regional craft beer (for me) and a Spanish Rioja for my wife. I am going to make it today, Friday, since we all know that chili tastes much better after 1-2 days in the refrigerator where the various flavors really do comingle and explode in a much richer tasting meal. If I feel really industrious, I may even attempt to make Displaced Texan’s jalapeno corn bread as an accompaniment. My wife and I enjoy cooking approaches that take traditional tried and true recipes that have proven to be successful, but then may add our own twist or deviate slightly from the script, all in the name of curiosity and culinary exploration. Taste buds are all different so there really is no absolute right or wrong way to make anything, as long as you enjoy the results. So as in the past we are going to start with a different award-winning chili recipe this year and will make some personal preference modifications. For this year's version I am going to take as a starting point the recipe from Chuck Harber, using his 2016 California Road Chili. I have all the necessary ingredients for his recipe, including the mild and hot New Mexico Chili Powders. But as mentioned, I will make a number of substitutions and additions. I usually like to start off cooking 6-7 slices of thick cut smoked bacon in the pot for added flavor, using the crispy bacon as a final garnish. I will substitute De Arbol chile powder for the recipe’s called for California mild powder. Also, rather than use 3 lbs of cubed beef, I am using 1 ½ lbs of 2” squared grass fed organic beef chuck stew meat AND 1 ½ lbs of USDA Prime 10% lean ground beef, to give the desired flavor and texture. Instead of 16 oz of tomato paste and sauce I will substitute certified Italian San Marzano peeled tomatoes, as well as chop some fresh garlic cloves. Another substitution will be instead of using chicken broth, I will pour into the pot an 11 oz bottle of Westmalle Belgian Trapist Ale for its unique and distinct accent. Finally, and I know for some it is sacrilegious, I may or may not add some black beans and/or dark kidney beans to this chili, (TBD). FYI, Chuck Harber was the 2016 winner of the International Chili Society's (ICS), Annual World's Championship Chili Cookoff Contest. Since 1967, ICS has been sanctioning nationwide chili cook-offs all year long, which raise money for charities and produce an annual World Champion. Here is what Chuck Harber’s brief bio says about him: “Chuck grew up in Silver City, NM and Deming, NM and learned about chili and pepper growing from his grandmother- who was also a champion cook! He began judging chili cooking contests in 2008 and in 2009 he was ready to join the ICS to start cooking himself! As of 2016, Chuck cooked in six World Championship Chili Cook-offs and four World Food Championships." If you are interested, here is a link to his recipe: https://www.chilicookoff.com/winning-recipes/details/1 What are you all making for your Super Bowl dinner? AVB-AMG
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    If you shit, it'll take longer. Depending on how poopy it comes out.
  42. 1 point
    None of them wore their new NJGF tee shirts? Go figure!
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  44. 1 point
    What is going on here? Picked up 2 boxes of clays and 250 rounds of birdshot. Somebody please bring a thrower and be there early!
  45. 1 point
    I’m gonna be wrong about this, but I think you need at least 1 gal per day per person of potable water
  46. 1 point
    Are you the inherited? Are you a prohibited person? yes, no gtg
  47. 1 point
    As long as it's legal in NJ and you could otherwise legally posses it, you are good. If I inherit a firearm what must I do? Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3j, a firearm purchaser identification card and/or a handgun purchase permit shall not be required for the passing of a firearm upon the death of an owner thereof to his/her heir or legatee, whether the same by testamentary bequest or by the laws of intestacy. The firearm must be legal to possess in New Jersey and the person receiving the firearm shall not be prohibited by N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3c before receiving the firearm. If the heir or legatee does not qualify to acquire and possess the firearm, then ownership may be retained for a period not to exceed 180 days provided the firearm is transferred to the chief law enforcement officer of the municipality or the superintendent during such period. Also, don't register them.
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  50. 1 point
    Meh it's a Marlin, email me when it breaks and you want a Henry recommendation. Really though these do look pretty sweet, I hope they work out well. To the lever action home defense gun I will reiterate what I have said before in other threads, people are freaking stupid. Henry builds a great gun but you will not see me using one other than target/hunting. I'll take 15 rounds of 223 at half the weight and way less chance of shooting threw my wall, the living room wall, fridge, exterior wall, neighbors wall, neighbors dog and ending up in their concrete basement wall Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

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