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Everything posted by Joelk

  1. I wouldn't say the guy who NDed was allowed to stay in the class as it happened when he was putting his gear away at the end of the day. Pat also stopped those who were still running drills when it happened and gave an additional safety lecture. The guy who got cut by lead splatter off of steel is a friend of mine, and it was a small cut that bled pretty good, and was immediately addressed by a nurse and doctor (the doctor also being a friend of the cut guy) who were attending the class.
  2. A police officer, I forget what town, put a round through the loading table as he was putting his gear away. Other than that I don't have much info as I was still on the range shooting when it happened.
  3. I enjoyed the class too. I was the guy wearing the shirt expressing my opinion of NJ Saturday.
  4. Thanks for posting this, and I agree! However, I must say that if this is the first you have heard that GE/Jeff Immelt suck you need to look at where you get your news from.
  5. I think you are looking for MORE trouble. I also think that anyone who is not a complete pussy can pinch the crosspin with their fingers and pull it down to adjust the stock in the same manner one would to remove the stock. If you get busted/charged I would hope that you would not try to defend yourself saying you are to fat to manipulate the crosspin as it is much easier than a feild sobriety test. This Magpul stock knowledge was obtained in the state of MD, where you can have a colapsable stock for now (but not for long ) The too fat to do a field sobriety test comments are based upon the public record which was pointed out to me by a friend in the legal community.
  6. Thanks for helping CNBC with their anti gun propaganda
  7. First of all, I have to say that I don't believe anyone in the BATFE would say something so absurd as that the BATFE is going to have an amnesty. Secondly, I have to question your judgment for thinking that those who brought us Fast and Furious would ever promote an amnesty for law abiding American citizens. As to your question of law, enough others have made it sufficiently clear how absurd it was. Thank you for reminding me why I rarely come here anymore. Edited to add: I just noticed that this thread is a few months old. Usnmars, do you have any updates from your BATFE buddies?
  8. I can't see a whole lot of changes in my day to day life
  9. I tried to sign, but the link in the original post is not working for me.
  10. Welcome from Thorofare. However, I must say I am not a fan of Hauges.
  11. The problem with moving backwards is that your adversary can move faster forward than you can backward, and while moving backwards your weight ends up on your heels. This makes it relatively easy for your adversary to take you to the ground. Force on Force evolutions have taught me that I don't want to be getting stabbed while standing, but I REALLY dont want to be getting stabbed while grounded with my opponent on top of me!
  12. I really enjoyed the summit as well, and I think Nick gave a pretty good overview. The thing that impressed me the most is the camaraderie. Every instructor who was not teaching was either auditing, or helping with, another instructor’s class. This really helped as each instructor knew what had already been covered, and didn’t need to waste time covering it again. This allowed Kelly Venden, whose class was at the end of Saturday, to get an amazing amount covered in a two hour class. I would have never thought that we would be moving to cover, then shooting bilaterally around it in a two hour class! The close interaction between the instructors and students did not end on the range, but carried on throughout the weekend at the hotel, meals, etc. The range was also great for this type of event as they had a large clubhouse for the few classroom portions/lunch, and several pits so multiple live fire classes could be conducted safely at the same time. The goodie bag was also a very pleasant surprise, and I think I did a little better than Nick, as mine had over $100 worth of stuff, including a couple of Gen III Fastmags, and my shirt was even in my size!
  13. While I agree that the Teuller drill is EXTREMELY educational, I find it almost useless from a citizen's point of view. Do you really think that you will be mugged/assaulted from 21 feet away? Do you really feel that any competent criminal will be accosting you from beyond contact range? How can you give him your wallet/car keys/etc. if you are that far away? I can hear all of the Tactical Teds saying that they won't allow anyone to approach within 21 feet. I challenge anyone to go through one day without letting any unknown contacts approach within 21 feet of them. The real question is have you trained managing unknown contacts at 0-5 FEET, or any in fight weapon access skills for when you have lost initiative? You may have an world class drawstroke in competition, but can you do that when the bad guy is in your face, fouling your drawstroke with one hand, and shanking you with the other?
  14. Joelk

    Glocks in FDE

    There comes a point, when you have entirely too many Glocks, that something different is kind of interesting On a somewhat more practical point for those who actually carry, if one were to inadvertantly expose a FDE gun it may be slightly less noticeable than a black gun (as they don't make a pasety white version to better match my skin tone ).
  15. Joelk

    Glocks in FDE

    I think I need a FDE Gen 3 19 to go with my "OD" Gen 3 23.
  16. I could not agree more! I am going to use the best tool for the job. If it gets seized afterwards, I have more tools. While I agree that NJ is F-ed up, and will take your gun in even an obviously justified shooting, I do not see that as a reason to use a less effective tool to protect my life. This may even be a valid argument for all of those who advocate having two of the same firearm?
  17. For some good reading on this topic check out http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#.223
  18. I guess it all depends on your goals. Are you a hunter? Do you want to compete? Do you want to be able to defend yourself? Do you want to prove you are cool because you post pictures of yourself online holding a gun? I would say that in all but the last silly category, if you want to be a better (hunter, competitor, fighter) than you are now, you could use some additional training. One of the greatest indicators of greatness in any field I have ever seen is the ongoing drive to improve oneself. If you are happy being a big fish in a small pond, I would agree that you should avoid any additional training, as you might not feel so big anymore. Ray, it is a shame you couldn't make the force on force class Anthony offered you, as I think it may have given you a new perspective. Please don't take this the wrong way, but have you ever heard the line "you don't know what you don't know"? When taking some good force on force classes I was surprised how it changed my whole outlook on self-defense with a firearm. Even though Anthony (and many others here) are mad at me, I think you should take him up on his generous offer, as you may come out of it with a new perspective. From my experience, most people come out of live fire classes thinking they are ready to defend themselves (and lots of people who have never trained feel the same), people who take a good force on force class realize that you can never be fully prepared, but you can be better than you are now. Are you better prepared than 90% of the population? Hell yes! Can you be better? I would be willing to bet that the answer is also yes. I will always strive to be better than I am today, and I would invite you to do the same.
  19. I typed up a long reply, but it got lost when I hit submit, so let me try this again: I have taken a LOT of training classes with around 12 different instructors (not counting NRA classes), so as you can tell I am a bit of a training junky. What interests me the most in this thread is how many of us train with friends. When I first started training, quite a few years ago, I went by myself, and must admit that I was a little apprehensive and intimidated. Fortunately I had a great instructor, and a great group of guys to train with, many of whom I am friends with today. Now when I go to training classes I generally go with some friends (and I voted that way in the poll), but even if I don't go with friends I know some of them will be there in the class, as the majority of the friends I have on this forum I have met at training classes. I have also met a few from competition, and through Paul/PK90 . I have trained with the most of the posters in this thread, have been at most of the classes listed, and look forward to a bunch of great classes in the next few months. Good post Ray, as first aid may one of the most important skills. Several trainers that I have trained with did segments on in extremis medical care during lunch, and those may have been the most useful portions of the class. Consequently I carry a blow out kit in may range bag, in my car, and in my backpack when I hike. Unfortunately, when they offer the same stuff as a standalone class no one seems to sign up. Maybe we can get Tosser, with his background, to arrange some good first aid/in extremis medical classes? I Googled combat kamite, and I am still not sure what you are talking about?
  20. I have dropped a lot of mags on the ground during training, and while I have destroyed the feedlips on about 10-12 aluminum mags doing so on hard surfaces, I have yet to break the feedlips on a pmag.
  21. Lots of good vendors mentioned in this thread. I would like to add ADCO as they are another good vendor, who also does great gunsmithing/machining for the AR platform.
  22. Just keep in mind that renewal is optional, and up to the police department/chief. 2C:58-3 f. Granting of permit or identification card; fee; term; renewal; revocation. The application for the permit to purchase a handgun together with a fee of $2, or the application for the firearms purchaser identification card together with a fee of $5, shall be delivered or forwarded to the licensing authority who shall investigate the same and, unless good cause for the denial thereof appears, shall grant the permit or the identification card, or both, if application has been made therefor, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application for residents of this State and within 45 days for nonresident applicants. A permit to purchase a handgun shall be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance and may be renewed by the issuing authority for good cause for an additional 90 days. Etc...
  23. Tosser, what are the APFT standards for a 6'3" 42 year old? If you find somewhere close by I would love to start doing some MMA or Jiu-Jitsu too.
  24. Windham is made up of several of the guys who worked at Bushmaster before they were bought out and moved.
  25. The dummy rounds the OP posted are my favorites, as they hold up well to long term use. I have had to pry too many of the all plastic ones out of guns when the plastic rims get ripped off by the extractor.
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