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  1. 9 points
    My home is a securely locked container. And I use trans-separate ammo-even though it appears to be loaded, the ammo identifies as being in a separate container.
  2. 8 points
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  4. 8 points
    My grandfather, who I was named after, was born in Paris, Arkansas. I’m honestly not sure what year. I never paid much attention to that sort of thing. It was somewhere around 1920. He moved to St. Louis and met my grandmother, a second-generation Italian. They conceived my father in 1941 and my grandfather shipped off in the Army before he was born. Although his military records were lost in a fire, we know a little bit. He was a radio operator in the infantry. He was in North Africa, Sicily and Italy which means that he may have served under General Patton. We don’t know. When the war in Europe ended, he was marching through northern Italy toward Berlin with the intention of finishing the job. After Hitler committed suicide in his bunker, my grandfather turned toward the French coast with orders to get on a ship and head to the South Pacific to help finish off the Japanese. Before he boarded the ship, Truman authorized the dropping of two atomic bombs on major Japanese cities and the Japanese surrendered soon thereafter. My grandfather still climbed on board the ship but this time it was to bring him to the United States. Ships and trains brought him back to his wife and child in St. Louis. My father was now three years old and remembers meeting his father for the first time. Seeing him walk down an alley, still in uniform, carrying his duffle bag. Sixty plus years later, my son (also named after my grandfather) and I stood at the same spot, in the same alley in St. Louis talking to my father on the phone. The third and the fourth talking to Junior where he first met Senior. After the war, my grandfather worked for RCA in St. Louis. He used to talk about having built a projection TV in the late 1940’s. They used to test it at night by projecting images on the GE building across the street. He also said that it probably produced so many X-Rays that it wasn’t safe to be in the room with it. RCA took him and his family from St. Louis, to Jackson, Mississippi, to Albuquerque, New Mexico installing radio towers. They had two more kids a long the way. My Aunt Betty and my Uncle Fred. Their last move took them to Somerdale, New Jersey in 1954. He worked at RCA’s broadcast division in Camden until he retired in the mid-1980’s. Their fourth child, my Uncle Dave was born in 1960. Just 10 months before I was born myself. My grandfather went to work every day. Took his family on long vacations around the country and filled the family room in his house with books about World War II. He also had a penchant for Southern Comfort and obscene limericks at family gatherings. Usually after the young ones went to sleep. He never talked about the war with anybody in the family. Maybe with some of his contemporaries but we don’t know. One of my great regrets is that I never sat down and made him tell me about the war. What he saw there and what he did there. He passed away in 1994. I was 33 years old and should have known better. I’m sure that some in my family could correct things in this story but this is the way that I remember it so this is the way that I tell it. I always cry when I tell this story and this time isn’t any different. We all have great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other family members who have served. We all have our stories and our memories. I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and, most of all, thoughtful, Memorial Day weekend. Remember it isn’t all burgers, dogs and parades. It’s much more.
  5. 8 points
  6. 7 points
    It's been fun---but---its time to go--hello Fl and Palm Beach County. We have had enough of NJ's insane and ever increasing property taxes, municipal assessments, income tax, sales tax, internet market facilitator tax, business taxes, etc--with really no end in sight. I have also had enough of NJ's constant passage of anti-gun laws which makes a difficult situation even more difficult. I expect even further restrictions in NJ in the future. I do see right to carry relief from the Supremes in 22-23 but even then it will be years before it is fully implemented here--because NJ will simply enact expansive laws applying the sensitive place doctrine where carry will be prohibited I do wish all of you the best and do intend to check in from time to time to see what's happening. Steve
  7. 7 points
    Let's put this MYTH to rest, FOREVER & RIGHT NOW! You may or may not be aware, so for those that AREN'T here goes: I transport weapons registered to a man that's been DEAD since 1982! Upon my father's passing, my mother laid his entire modest collection out on display on the dinning room table for her three offspring to divvy-up. NO PAPERWORK! Cause that's how it was done back then! Am I supposed to go dig them both up (Mom died in '95) and ask them where's the P2P's? I've been "behind the trigger" for nearly half a century. The totality of what I've done and what I know could make a good book. And OPEN LOTS OF EYES to the self-inflicted harassments we continually endure from those that THINK they "know" things...the big one being applying FOPA interstate transport regulations to intrA-state (within NJ) transportation. The fact is the current law doesn't even say that your Yellow Card has to be IN YOUR POSSESSION, it merely states you have to be granted one to be in compliance of the exception / exemption you're transporting under.... ~R
  8. 7 points
    I received the following picture and text in an email this week. I thought it made some interesting points. However I also removed the trailing political commentary. My interest is in the rifle. A hundred and fourteen years ago, in 1907...our great grandparents were first able to buy the rifle pictured. The semi-auto Winchester Model 1907. This is a gun they could buy from a Sears catalogue and have delivered via US Post. It was/ is a semi-automatic, high powered centerfire rifle, with detachable, high capacity magazine. About 400,000 semi-automatic rifles were produced before WW2. Civilians had hundreds of thousands of these for 40 years, while US soldiers were still being issued old fashioned bolt action rifles. The 1907 fired just as fast as an AR15 or AK47 and the bullet (.351 Winchester) was actually larger than those fired by the more modern looking weapons. The ONLY functional difference between the 1907 and a controversial and much feared AR15 is the modern black plastic stock. The semi-auto so-called "assault rifle" is 114 years old. It isn't new in any way. The semi auto rifle was not a weapon of war. The government MADE IT a weapon of war 40 years after civilians had them. The semi-auto can be safely owned by civilians. The proof is that literally 3 generations of adults owned and used them responsibly and no one ever even noticed.
  9. 7 points
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  11. 6 points
    It’s about remembering our fallen, remembering WHY they gave their lives. To keep us free. Seems to be lost on too many people these days.
  12. 6 points
    When campaigning I want to hear what the candidate stands for. What they support. “Whatever the legislature allows” doesn’t tell me anything about his platform. Neither does everything is on the table”. It’s a completely throwaway statement meant to appease gun owners while not committing to anything just in case he gets past the primary. The only thing it tells me is he’s a politician. Which isn’t necessarily a good thing.
  13. 5 points
  14. 5 points
    I voted for singh, But now MUST support Jack! Have to get rid of murphy!! Little steps people!
  15. 5 points
    Jack now has my full, enthusiastic support, even if he didn't 24 hours ago. He's what we have to work with, and nothing is more important than getting Phil out of the Governor's office.
  16. 5 points
    I've got them both beat! Here's my collection...or rather it was here. I probably shouldn't have tried to lay them all out in the boat.
  17. 5 points
    Israeli surplus HP. Great mechanics and bore, finish not so much Detail strip .... assess parts.... Remove black paint...clean up dings and dehorn. Remove sharp edges at magwell, slight bevel. Polish out balance of parts, degrease and refinish. Add a touch more hardener for some sheen, dry and then bake. Waiting on - ambi safety, night sights, muzzle reface, polish chamber and ramp, new springs, ring hammer and of course lanyard ring...
  18. 5 points
    A to Z 26 count 'em I think The best ones are the Hypocrital, Leo DiCaprio memes.
  19. 5 points
    Tim decided to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend. One evening, after the honeymoon, he was assembling some loads for an upcoming hunt. His wife was standing there at the bench watching him. After a long period of silence she finally spoke. “Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, hand loading, and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns and boat.” Tim gets this horrified look on his face. She says, "Darling, what's wrong?" ”There for a minute you were sounding like my ex-wife.” "Ex-wife!" she screams, "I didn't know you were married before!" ”I wasn't.“
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
    Awwww man! I saw the thread title and thought a “monster jam” was about some kind of a heinous weapon malfunction and I came here to say “Throw it over the berm”. I have nothing else to add. Sorry!
  22. 4 points
    I guess I don't understand some of the feedback. Fucking Popeye or Bozo the Clown would be a better or at least no worse than what we have now. Anyone that would still consider not supporting the Republican candidate, at this point, has a screw loose. Anyone but Murphy again.......
  23. 4 points
    Singles ad: Singles ad:
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  25. 4 points
    I'LL jump on a battery operated vehicle when they're sold for the exact same pricing as their gasoline counterparts, and when they can be "refueled" exactly as conveniently as their gasoline counterparts. the instant torque would be incredible. but.....just not feasible for now. people keep forgetting that there were battery operated cars way back when we were first getting gasoline cars, and the gasoline cars won out. it wasn't the oil companies.....'cause there weren't any at that point. it was common sense.
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    Agree with @JC_68Westy. I will add another perspective. +P ammunition has been made by the major manufacturers since the 1970s. Super Vel was making +P back in the 60s. Using +P will accelerate wear on a gun even if its +P rated. On the other hand I know people who have shot 1000s of rounds of +P through guns not rated for it and have had no problem. +P will give you more muzzle blast, recoil, and therefore reduced controllability in a small frame gun. Along with accelerated wear. For that you get MAYBE 50-100 fps more. For a long time I've used a target velocity148 gr hollowbase wadcutter as a defensive load in small frame 38s. It has several advantages: 1. The bullet is already in an efficient shape. A hollowpoint has to expand a bit until it gets in the shape the wadcutter starts out as. 2. Adequate penetration. The hollow base design goes a long way toward keeping the bullet from tumbling in the target. That's how it gets good penetration even though it's starting out at only 700-725 fps from the muzzle with a 2" barrel. Gets about 14" of penetration in ballistic gel which is adequate. 3. It is easy on you and your gun. Low recoil and muzzle blast help controllability you need for subsequent shots. FWIW Jim Cirillo who had been in more gunfights than most people was always on a quest for a better bullet. Most of his designs looked like...a wadcutter. I use +P in k frame or larger 38s and +P+ in 357 magnums. If I want more power I'll go to a bigger gun. I see no sense in +P in semiautomatic calibers. Semiautomatics are designed to operate in a certain pressure range. I've seen tests, conducted by the manufacturers, which show their +P version of the same bullet going 50-100 fps more gave little more penetration or expansion, if any, than their standard pressure ammo. Food for thought.
  28. 4 points
    LMAO. 56f95dc750420c060bb35f8c7d010d18.mp4
  29. 4 points
    My fiance has a good sense of humor
  30. 4 points
    It's simple......The guns in my house are always in use! I am using them at all times to defend myself and my family from a potential intrusion that could occur at any time!
  31. 3 points
    An assistant to Nancy Pelosi told her she had a fantastic dream last night. There was a huge parade in DC celebrating Pelosi. Millions lined the parade route, cheering when Nancy went past. Bands were playing; children were throwing confetti into the air. There were balloons everywhere. It was the biggest parade ever seen in DC. Nancy was very impressed and said, "That is really great! By the way, how did I look in your dream? Was my hair okay?" Her assistant said, "I couldn't tell, the casket was closed."
  32. 3 points
    For those who don't know, the NJDEP Div of Fish & Wildlife runs a research center on Sedge Island (Barnegat Bay). They have some very interesting short summer program offerings - some designed for adults/families, but also some programs specifically for junior high/high school students. (The latter programs really caught my eye... I've long held that we don't expose kids to different career fields and build career-relevant skills nearly as much as we should! It's never too early. And these programs seem particularly well-suited to that naturally "outdoorsy" type of kid... the programs sound fun, too!) Anyway, I thought I'd share the link in case any of you have an interest in checking it out... https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/sedge.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
  33. 3 points
    Can't believe some of the comments here! Everyone is in a goddamn hurry to comply with a non-existent ban! Forget the AR-15's, some of you need to purchase copious amounts of LUBE!!!!!
  34. 3 points
    I have 2...... for each level of the house...
  35. 3 points
    I work in a gun store and I get to fondle guns all day, everyday. When a customer comes in with no clue about what duty-size striker to buy, I show them everything. After taking the customer "around the world", the guns I sell most are Glock 19/17/45, Sig p320 and Walther PDP. If I was looking at another of this type of gun, I would go with a full size Walther PDP. It really is a nice gun and it practically sells itself. I have sold 5 this week. fyi....Smith & Wesson is the brand of gun we send out for warranty repair the most often. And I mean a LOT more often than any other top tier brand.
  36. 3 points
    Was probably conceived in an alley, with no idea who its father is. Explains a lot, huh?
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    IMHO: Take a step back and consider it from a Risk / Reward standpoint. Is it worth the risk of getting caught / tried / convicted of possession of a semi auto shotgun with a mag capacity greater than the 6 allowed here in the PRNJ for the reward of only 1 more round in the tube? (Maybe more if the prosecutor's mechanics can force another round in) If it was me, I'd leave the tube capacity at the factory 5 until you leave this G-dforsaken state. YMMV
  39. 3 points
    So now, if he is elected, people with REAL DANGEROUS JOBS can satisfy justifiable need! He will be better than Murphy....but not by much!
  40. 3 points
    Perhaps I am getting way too jaded, but this is how I see it playing out... CA AG appeals it to the 9th Circuit. A 3 judge panel concurs with Benito's ruling. This will take over a year and the ruling will be stayed throughout. The CA AG then asks the 9th Circuit to hear it en banc. 9th Circuit agrees and reverses. This will also take another year at least and all the while the statute stands. Finally the case is appealed to SCOTUS who may or may not hear it. Delay, delay, delay. This is why politicians get away with writing unconstitutional statutes. It takes forever to get them thrown out. I reckon they would stop if they faced treason charges each time they push plainly unconstitutional statutes on the public.
  41. 3 points
    Howdy y’all! It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we are all remembering the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters to keep us free. What better way to remember the fallen than to do something truly American, like bbq? This time, I’ve chosen to do this thread over the course of a couple of days, as I’m doing two different entree meats. two of my favorites. Smoked beef short ribs, and smoked chicken wings! Not much beats meat on the bone!! Ribs will be cooked today (Sunday), and I’ll smoke the wings on Monday. I did the prep work for the short ribs on Saturday. First, (as always) you start with good quality meat. I got 2 lovely racks of prime beef short ribs from Arnie’s Gourmet meats (https://www.arniesgourmet.com). I love the quality of their meat, they always carry USDA Prime cuts, and they supply meats to competition bbq guys. They KNOW their meat! I highly recommend them. Prices are reasonable too! These slabs are 4 bones each, and are about 8” long. These are the best for smoking. Sometimes you’ll see beef short ribs in your grocery store meat case, but usually they are 3” long, cut into individual ribs, and not very meaty. They are from the bottom of the rib cage, and are best reserved for braising. For bbq, you want the slabs with 4 bones. They are from a higher cut on the rib, and are MUCH meatier. Don’t separate them into pairs or individual ribs. They will cook faster, and not allow the fat to render properly. In my experience, this leads to a tough rib. I trimmed the fat cap on top of my ribs back a good bit, because it won’t render, and besides, good short ribs have plenty of fat marbled into the meat. If we do these right, they’ll be tender, and juicy! Unlike pork ribs, you do not need to remove the thin membrane on the bone side of the ribs. Many people say that it helps keep these big, meaty ribs from falling off the bone in a big chunk, so you can eat it like a meat popsicle! That being said, I removed the membrane, just because it’s my preference. My rub consisted of a 1:1:1 ratio of kosher salt, black pepper, and granulated garlic. Gave them a nice massage with the rub, and placed them in the refrigerator overnight to ‘dry brine’. This will help the meat to retain all its succulent moisture. This morning, I fired up the Pit Barrel Cooker, got a nice batch of coals going, and placed them on the rack of the smoker. Those of you familiar with the Pit Barrel Cooker know that one usually hangs the meat on hooks, but with these, I chose to rack them. Place them on the rack with the bone side down. The PBC cooks at a bit higher temperature than most traditional offset smokers. Usually 250°-275°F. I expect these ribs to be done in about 6 hours or so. Target temperature is much like brisket, you’ll want to get to 203°F before you pull the meat. Like brisket, short ribs will stall at about 170° or so. I do not recommend a foil wrap for these (Texas crutch), or they will turn to pot roast, and get all mushy. Now, we wait. In the mean time, I have prepped the chicken wings. I bought several pounds of whole wings from Arnie’s. I broke them down, and gave them a nice rub with Adkins BBQ seasoning. As a few of you know, this is what the much loved ‘Dillo Dust’ from LaRue Tactical REALLY is. I gave the wings a nice coating, covered them, and stuck them in the refrigerator. I’ll fire up the PBC again tomorrow to cook these. 24EC6BE6-F5FE-4566-8E70-145F4EEBE83A.webp
  42. 3 points
    Land of the free and home of the Brave.
  43. 3 points
    Jack hasn't run a successful campaign in years, he lost last time around, and hadn't done shit to promote the legislative odds In repubs favor. The fuck are we pretending here that Jack is some candidate that can beat Murphy and help gain seats in the assembly? This is fucking nonsense. He couldn't even beat Christie's pal Kim... what a fucking shame. Jack can talk about what is possible all day long... I still won't vote for him unless he stands up and tells us what his deep rooted values are on issues, and that he would fight for those values regardless of what's possible. All he's done so far is paid lip service so as to avoid hot issues so he doesn't have to take a hard stance. He's admitted that he gives little thought to Americans ability to defend themselves, does he actually believe that? Or does he think NJ won't go for it? I'm not gonna sit here and try to figure out which one it is, he clearly lacks a spine. It's a joke for anyone to go after Singh over who's favored to win, Jack did absolutely horrible in the last Primary and it wasn't some surprise either.. they guy doesn't stand out on any issues and a lot of people still have no idea who he is. Kinda just sounds like another Christ Chrisie... if you don't make to big a splash people.will just vote.for him because they all fucking hate beaver face. Democrats push their nonsense all the time when they know it's got no chance of going anywhere.. yet they inch closer to their objectives all the time. JACK is a lack luster candidate and he doesn't promote change, he promotes what's possible. That will win the hearts of no one, and has zero effect of exciting the base... AOC, the youngest woman to hold office didn't win by telling people what was possible, she had a vision people believed in... and she fights for it everyday and inches closer to it everyday... she doesn't back down when the odds aren't in her favor... she gets fucking louder!!!
  44. 3 points
    Nice collection is right. This is for @Displaced Texan
  45. 3 points
    I still want Singh! Ciatterelli's wife is very fast with a foul mouth and Singh was accused of living with his parents so I think that somewhat validated a question to Ciatterelli's wife about adult children living in his home. I don't agree with how his manager went after her but he did manage to point out that she is not exactly high class with her foul mouth! Politics is a dirty game in the PRNJ and I am glad to see that Singh's crew is willing to fight!
  46. 3 points
    Agree. I think he’s a swamp creature. But again, Murphy has to go. If Jack is the nominee for the general election, then so be it, but I won’t support him in the primary.
  47. 3 points
    I just covered this exact statement in another thread: Cross post shenanigans: https://www.njgunforums.com/forum/index.php?/topic/96118-build-guide-for-non-nfa/&do=findComment&comment=1359042 Where Gun Store Guy is kinda correct, is that Hornady Critical Defense (optimized for small handguns with short barrels) and Critical Duty (optimized for full size handguns) rounds are probably the best (Power Ball and EFMJ being two other good options) rounds that retired LEOs can carry in their firearms outside their home because they are not hollow points, but they don’t act like FMJ either.
  48. 3 points
    Lesson in this: Never take legal advice from your LGS (or LEO's for that matter). JHP's are perfectly legal for HD in NJ. Just be sure to transport them directly from home to the range and back (like handguns).
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    Thanks to everyone for jumping in on this topic. Debate is good, that shows passion. We should be passionate about gun laws and how they can affect us. It's also sad that in NJ something like a $40 CO2 pistol should cause division. I have to admit that this is much more complex than I thought it would be. I'm glad that this forum exists to help navigate the NJ highway of gun laws.


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